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Our 5 Favorite Real Weddings of 2016

2016 is a year for the books and Utah Bride & Groom’s exquisite Real Weddings unquestionably deserve to be celebrated.  Take a stroll down memory lane, uncover some inspiration for your own wedding day or simply revel in the enchanting imagery and fairytale whimsy as we present Our 5 Favorite Real Weddings from 2016, selected by you, our lovely readers of course — carry on.

 

1. Tessa & Cole

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“We started playing music together and performing shows,” Tessa said.

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“The relationship began very naturally after that,” she continued.

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Two years later…

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Cole surprised Tessa with an impromptu trip to New York…

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and proposed on  New Year’s Day.

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“We ran around the city all day until our feet just couldn’t walk anymore,”

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“The sun was right at that perfect moment when everything seems golden…”

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“And like magic, no one was around.”

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“Next thing I know, I’m screaming, running around like a little kid because Cole is down on one knee.”

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2. Meg & Keegan

Meg recalls how she first met Keegan, “I was dating his best friend at the time,”

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“But for some reason, Keegan and I just clicked any time I was with the two of them…”

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  “After things didn’t work out between his best friend, Keegan waited a few months to ask me out,” Meg said.

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“We were living in Alaska for the summer, and Keegan took me out to see the Holgate Glacier on a caravan boat…”

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 “As we were pulling away, he knelt on one knee and proposed in the heavy mist,” she said.

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“Both of us were away from our families at the time…”

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“So we really got to focus on experiencing the engagement together.”

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“Alaska will forever be our favorite place.”

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3. Brittany & Trevor

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” — David Viscott

 

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4. Isabel & Adam

Isabel and Adam knew right from the beginning that they were meant for each other.

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“I knew he was my forever,”  Isabel said.

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During a trip to visit Adam’s family in Arizona, Adam and Isabel went to a Scottsdale Resort for a sumptuous dinner. When they were told by the staff that their wait for a table would be about 15 minutes, Adam led Isabel on a saunter through resort grounds.

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As they walked, they caught the faint sound of music playing from a luminous gazebo…

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“I thought we were invading someone else’s event,” Isabel said.

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The couple was taken in and seated inside of the floral adorned gazebo as the wait staff brought out menus—after their meal, they danced.

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  Following the serenade, Adam kneeled down on one knee as he proposed to Isabel, “I had never felt so loved and in love.

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5. Callie & John 

“Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell

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— Ashley Baker

 

 

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