Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Rustic Romance

Nadia & Keenan

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Park City

& Blue Sky Ranch, Wanship

November 3rd, 2019

Photos by Sparkle Photography

The Couple

Holladay natives Nadia and Keenan (hailing from Adams, Tennessee) met at The Westerner Club–a popular Salt Lake City bar known for country line dancing and a mechanical bull. Four and a half years later, Keenan proposed at their home on a cozy, Sunday evening.

The Wedding

Nadia and Keenan’s wedding weekend began with a rehearsal dinner at Grub Steak in Park City. The big day started with a traditional Mass and ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, also in Park City.

“A beautiful Catholic Church in the mountains was the perfect fit to blend together our Catholic faith and our love of the great outdoors,” Nadia explains of the service that included a dove release. Nadia’s favorite moment? “During the blessing and exchange of rings, Keenan placed the ring on my finger and looked into my eyes. I knew this is what true love felt like and how meant to be we were.” Nadia’s ring belonged to Keenan’s grandmother.

The Mood

Without pause, Nadia and Keenan chose cowboy-chic for their wedding day vibe. “We met in a honky-tonk setting and both share a love of country music,” Nadia says, “We wanted our guests to feel transformed to another time and place with good food, good music, and good company. 

During the reception inside Blue Sky’s Arena, activities included a mechanical bull ride, roasting s’mores, sipping on High West Whiskey signature cocktails, playing corn hole and having photos taken in a photo booth. At the end of the evening, the newlyweds rode off in a 1964 Austin Princess Vanden Plas limousine.

The Menu

“We love down-home barbecue style food and wanted to include wild game in our menu because we hunt together,” Nadia explains. “The venison was provided by Keenan’s own harvest from a deer two months prior.”

Appetizers included maple-glazed elk sausage with sweet potato skewers, honey-smoked Utah trout on corn crisp, and Chile Verde Wasatch County venison meatballs. A buffet offered Southwestern Caesar salad, braised beef brisket with a bourbon apricot glaze, High West barbecue pulled pork, rustic mashed potatoes with root vegetable confetti, roasted seasonal vegetables and green chili cornbread muffins with Utah honey butter. Vanilla bean ice cream accompanied mini mason jars of apple cobbler for dessert. For the after party, guests enjoyed Summit County grass-fed sliders alongside Yukon Gold and sweet potato fries.

The Tunes

The Mountain Country band provided live music. Nadia and Keenan danced their first dance to a song by Dustin Lynch, “Cowboys and Angels.”

The Honeymoon

The outdoor-loving newlyweds traveled to south Texas for a Whitetail Deer Hunt with TC Outfitters.

VENDORS

Photography: Sparkle Photography | @sparkle_illuminating
Wedding Planner: Soiree Productions | @soireeproductions
Catering: Done to Your Taste | @donetoyourtaste
Ceremony Site: St. Mary’s Catholic Church |
Reception Site: Blue Sky Ranch | @blueskyutah
Flowers: Artisan Bloom | @artisanbloom
Rentals: Diamond Event and Tent | @diamondeventandtent
Groom’s Ring: Staghead Designs | @stagheaddesigns
Invitations: Weddings by Eccentricity | @weddings_by_eccentricity
Gown: Anne Barge, Alta Moda Bridal | @altamodabridal
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Azazie | @azazieofficial
Entertainment: Mountain Country Band | @mountaincountryband
Videography: Chris McClain Films | @chrismcclainfilms
Officiant: Rev. John E. Norman, Saint Vincent Depaul Parish
Hair and Makeup: Lesley Lind | @lesleylind
Mechanical Bull: Buck Wild Bull Riding | 
Photo Booth: Complete Weddings + Events | @completeweddingsutah
Restroom Trailer: Simply Privy | @simplyprivys
Cake: Flour and Flourish | @flourandflourish
Ice Sculpture: Amazing Ice Creations | 

 

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Maddie Poole
Editor, Utah Bride & Groom

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