Friday, January 18th, 2013
August 17, 2012
Salt Lake City LDS Temple
BEFORE THE WEDDING
Where do you live? Groom is from Laie, HI lived in Provo, UT. Bride has grown up and lived in the beautiful city of Draper, UT.
Occupations: Groom is a BYU student. Bride: Corporate Communications department manager
How the couple met: We met while living in Sacramento, CA, in 2010. We were both serving as full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He totally contacted me first. (Love you babe!)
What attracted her to him: his sense of humor, his Spanish and love for Hispanic culture, his talents in the kitchen and on the Piano!
What attracted him to her: beauty, intellect, hard worker, good with kids, loving big sister
How he proposed: Groom: “I realized that to coax her to say yes, I would need to appeal to every major sense that she had. I told her that we were just going to go on a date. I started with the most important senses: taste and smell. I prepared an aromatic dessert platter of strawberry crème and banana nutella crepes, coconut macaroons, fudge brownies, and macadamia nut chocolates. A single sunflower in a cup was the only decoration for our dessert picnic. Next, sight and touch: we toured a local art exhibit. We held hands and kissed while admiring the beauty of the art and each other. Finally, sound: I took her with me to a private piano studio and played to her my favorite classical compositions. I finished by singing songs from some of her favorite artists, and I ended my singing with “Marry Me” by Train. Immediately finishing the last song, I pulled out the ring and got on one knee.” By that point I was an emotional mess. I was crying and of course my answer was YES, but it just took me a while to get that word out. It was so romantic! Afterwards we celebrated with some sparkling apple cider...but that’s a whole different story!
Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: I had two bridal showers, one at work and one at my house, both hosted by the maid of honor. For our Bachelorette/Bachelor parties we decided to try something new and fun: a JOINT celebration at...
Bachelor party: Boondocks!
Ceremony Place: Salt Lake Temple
Date: August 17th, 2012
Number of guests: at the wedding ceremony 40 /the reception 225
The bride's wardrobe details: Crystal Taffeta fitted gown in Diamond White with beautiful beaded and embroidered applique that accents the bust and hip area.
The groom's wardrobe details: Three-piece light grey with white pinstripe suit . Calvin Klein Coral/Grey tie. Don’t forget the polka-dotted Coral dress socks!
Reception Place: McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, UT
Wedding music: Squakbox Sound
First Dance Song: Promise by Romeo Santos ft. Usher
Cake: 4 tiered cake of Almond/Strawberry and Coconut/Piña Colada cake/frosting combinations...Not only did it taste great, but it was beautiful on the outside too! It was Tiffany blue with white lace designs. It the lace pattern had a cascading effect it went from really heavy to really light. On the bottom tier was our monogram and on the tip-top of the cake was a beautiful sugar peony flower in coral...so pretty!
Colors: Coral and Tiffany Blue
Theme: Gatsby...not the roaring 1920’s part, but the East Egg elegance.
Flowers: Gold goblets and urns filled with tweedia, garden roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, roses, spray roses, dahlias, delphinium, celiosa, pieris and clematis. All flowers had all shades of coral, peach, and creams.
Favors: Candy Bar and photo booth photo souvenir.
The day in three words: Frantic, Fun, Fantastic.
What was the weather like on your wedding day? Gorgeous! Bright, sunny, and warm.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding? Groom: Realizing that I’ll get to spend forever with my best friend, while being surrounded by all of our family and friends.
What is the best advice you can give to a couple that is planning? Bride: Remember why it is that you are doing all of the fittings, tastings, and shopping. The stress of getting married will melt away if you just realize what an exciting thing you’ll be doing: getting married!
What was the biggest surprise about your wedding day? Bride: Well, I tried to surprise my husband with a hula! I didn’t tell him anything about it and I had NEVER done anything like that in my life, but it was fun. Also, I think we really surprised everyone with our fist dance...yeah, it was awesome, we started off with the typical “penguin” step, side to side, and then, pulled out the Bachata! Best part? Well, we didn’t practice, we just winged it!
What was your favorite photo moment? Groom: I can’t nail down just one moment because the same type of moment happened all the time. Opie would have us take kissing pictures and would instruct us when to start. But I, of course, had to take advantage of the opportunity to kiss more, and so she would need to yell at us to stop kissing all the time.
What did you like the most about working with OpieFoto? Groom: Opie connected with us in ways that I doubt any other photographer could. We posed, we laughed, we cried. Opie is an experienced professional that produces high quality work, yet we saw her as a friend who was helping us document one of the most important days of our lives. Bride: We got the best of both worlds: fantastic photographs with the comfort of a close friend.
How did you tame those wedding day nerves? Groom: “Looking at my future wife was all that was needed to calm any kind of nerves because it reminded me why we were going through all of the stress.” Bride: I love this guy! It was kinda the same thing for me too. As soon as I saw him, right before we went out for the ceremony, I just was so excited and calm all of a sudden. He took all the stress away. It was great!
Where did you have your honeymoon? Kona, Hawaii
What was the most memorable moment of your honeymoon? Bride: Everything. It was all beautiful! I loved every second of it. Maybe my favorite moment was when we just took a nap on the beach. It was a perfect moment. All I needed was him by my side and I was happy, so happy!
Rings: Wilson Diamond of Provo, UT
Invitations: TK Design Company
Rehearsal dinner: None
Guest book: Smile Now Photo Booth
Bridal gown: Gateway Bridal, from the Latter Day Bride Collection
Shoes, Veil, Jewelery: Shoes: Hey Lady, Veil: Etsy, Jewlery: Nordstroms
Alterations: Maria’s Alterations
Hair and Makeup: Groom and Bridal Party’s hair and makeup: Stephanie Ramirez, Bride: Studio Enizio
Bridesmaids' dresses: Gateway Bridal and custom creations from Hawaii!
Groom’s Tux/Suit: Suit: Men’s Warehouse. Tie: Macy’s.
Flowers: Branches Event Floral
Decorations and rentals: Diamond Rental
Catering: Culinary Crafts
Venue: McCune Mansion
Entertainment/Music: DJ: Squakbox Sounds
Wedding favors: Smile Now Photo Booth
Wedding planner: Utah Events by Design
Transportation: Something Vintage, Something Blue
Wedding Registry: Crate and Barrel, Target
Blog post by Opie Janzer