Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Salt Lake City Wedding Photographer - Jennie + Aaron

Jennie + Aaron
August 28, 2010
Willow Creek Country Club



How the couple met: We knew each other from grade school up thru high school, and had developed a good friendship. After high school we lost touch both went our separate ways for about 4 years. Then one day, my sister called me and said that I would never guess who she had ran into. It was Aaron, and he happened to be friends with her boyfriend, so she said her and her boyfriend were going to a movie that afternoon and would I like to come, as Aaron was interested in catching up, and so was I. We just picked up where we left off in high school.......and so, here we are now, Happily married.

How he proposed:It was Valentine's Day morning, 2006. Aaron was up early, made coffee and asked if I would like to come have coffee with him. (He was acting like a kid waiting to open their presents on Christmas morning) It was so cute. Then he just handed me this box from Shane Co. I had no idea what he was getting at. I opened the box and then he asked me "Will you marry me" I said, "YES", of course.

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: We had our party a week before the Bachelor party. We reserved some rooms at the Red Lion hotel so that we would not have to drive after partying. We went to the Sky bar that night, after I had been decorated with all of my Bachelorette gear that the girls had picked up. It was a blast.

Bachelor party: The guys got a limo and went out on the town. They ended up at the Sky Bar. The funniest thing was, they were talking to the manager and they told them that they should have come the week before, as there were a bunch of crazy chics there the weekend before, and Aaron said, I know, that was my fiancé and her friends.


Ceremony Place:Willow Creek Country Club

Date:8/28/2010 5:30 pm - beautiful time of day @ WCCC

The bride wore: Off white wedding dress from Frenze Bridal - with hand sewn Swarovski crystals - it was beautiful - much prettier than sequins

The groom wore: Long coat 4 button tuxedo from Mens Warehouse; hot pink vest & Tie


Reception Place:Willow Creek Country Club 7-9:30pm

Wedding music: We just chose to have fun party/club like music. It turned out so fun, and everybody had a blast

Wedding song: Remember When - by Alan Jackson - our first dance; You are so Beautiful- by Ray Charles- Daddy,Daughter dance; for the processional; we chose a song written by Josh Groban - Instrumental only version of "You are Loved" We just looped it for the wedding party and then paused it for a second when out officiant asked everyone to rise, and then resumed. It worked perfectly.

Menu: Fresh fruit with imported cheese display; Fresh Vegetable Crudites with dip; Chicken Satay with Thai peanut sauce; Cheese stuffed mushrooms; Chef carved Honey Baked Pit Ham with Silver dollar rolls; Spanikopita.

Cake: 3 layers, each a different flavor: White cake with Raspberry filling; Lemon poppy-seed cake with Raspberry filling; Chocolate Amaretto cake with Raspberry filling. Frosting was white chocolate gnash.

Colors: Hot pink (watermelon); baby pink; sage green; black; silver

Flowers: Shades of pink: roses, spray roses, calla lilies, gerber dailies done by Sunshine Creations

Décor elements: Accents Plus did all of the decorating, she works exclusively with Willow Creek, and she rocks! Janet Reynolds: 801-842-1489

Unique details: We took dance lessons, and it turned out perfect. We are so glad that we did.


Bride's answer: Walking down the waterfall stairs with my Dad and seeing the looks on Aaron's and everybody's faces; and our first dance

Groom's answer: When Jennie was walking down with her Dad, she was so beautiful. Our Children were so cute walking down the isle too; our Daughter (11) was a Jr Bridesmaid, Our son, Ryan was a Jr Groomsman, and our son, Logan, was


Place: Antigua - Sandals Grande

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: TBD ;-) We are going April 2011, as it is rainy there right now.

WEDDING ADVICE: Higher a wedding coordinator. If you can’t afford the whole gauntlet with one, then just higher one for the day of the wedding. I am so glad that I did, and he took all of the stresses away from me worrying about the next step. It was soooooooooo worth it. And, higher a DJ, I have seen so many weddings where an ipod with a playlist was used, and it turned out to be so stressful for the bride and groom. And last but not least, choose a professional photographer. Do not even consider having a family friend who likes to take pics, you will be so disappointed. Opie is the best, and I would definitely recommend choosing her. She was and has been so professional. Everybody that I show my pics to, rant and rave about how awesome they are. Her prices are also very affordable.


Rings: Shane Co

Invitations: item #: S1999HP from New and Blue Enterprises - online. We also got a brass stamp with our initials, and wax to seal the inner envelopes (we chose the wax sticks, they worked awesome) - Nostalgic Impressions- they are also an online company.

Rehearsal dinner: We rehearsed at Willow Creek, and then went to my Dad and Mom's house for dinner

Guest book: We got a custom photobook from Costco.com and used fine point Sharpie's with Flower's tied to them with florist tape, for signing, in our wedding colors. It was a hit, and so memorable for us.

Photography: OpieFoto

Bridal gown:Frenze Bridal

Alterations: Frenze Bridal

Hair and Makeup: My friend Natalie Ruiz did my hair - 801-979-5610 - she is awesome; Makeup: Annette Wassom: fairytalehairNmakeup@yahoo.com; 801-380-2944

Bridesmaids' dresses: David's Bridal

Groom’s Tux/Suit: Men's Warehouse

Flowers: Sunshine Creations: Cindy: 801-254-2252; 10302 S 1300 W South Jordan, UT 84095

Decorations and rentals: Accents Plus: Janet Reynolds:801-842-1489

Catering:Willow Creek Country Club

Cake: Sherie Jeffs; Gourmet Party Services; 801-205-7489

Venue: Willow Creek Country Club

Entertainment/Music: Josh Cazier- 801-949-9438

Wedding favors: We bought little 2"x2" gift boxes with black and white covers from Hobby Lobby and filled them with assorted flavors of tiny gumballs and 1 tube of custom label chap stick (www.mapleleafpromotions.com)- it is all natural. We used gumballs, because of the heat, we didn’t want the candy to melt, and that was the only thing I could find that wouldn’t melt, that I also liked. We tied ribbons, in our wedding colors, around them so they looked like mini gifts. They were a hit.

Wedding planner: Michael Gonzales; All Things Included; Office: 801-878-9496; Mobile: 801-860-7164; Email: Michael@allthingsincluded.net
URL: www.allthingsincluded.net

Officiant: Jim Peterson; 801-824-8429

Transportation: We just borrowed our friend's 7 series BMW- that saved us $500

Wedding night lodging: Grand America - it was awesome, and their valet service is sweet too.

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