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
“We started playing music together and performing shows,” Tessa said.
“The relationship began very naturally after that,” she continued.
Two years later…
Cole surprised Tessa with an impromptu trip to New York…
and proposed on New Year’s Day.
“We ran around the city all day until our feet just couldn’t walk anymore,”
“The sun was right at that perfect moment when everything seems golden…”
“And like magic, no one was around.”
“Next thing I know, I’m screaming, running around like a little kid because Cole is down on one knee.”
2. Meg & Keegan
Meg recalls how she first met Keegan, “I was dating his best friend at the time,”
“But for some reason, Keegan and I just clicked any time I was with the two of them…”
“After things didn’t work out between his best friend, Keegan waited a few months to ask me out,” Meg said.
“We were living in Alaska for the summer, and Keegan took me out to see the Holgate Glacier on a caravan boat…”
“As we were pulling away, he knelt on one knee and proposed in the heavy mist,” she said.
“Both of us were away from our families at the time…”
“So we really got to focus on experiencing the engagement together.”
“Alaska will forever be our favorite place.”
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” — David Viscott
Isabel and Adam knew right from the beginning that they were meant for each other.
“I knew he was my forever,” Isabel said.
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.
As they walked, they caught the faint sound of music playing from a luminous gazebo…
“I thought we were invading someone else’s event,” Isabel said.
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.
Following the serenade, Adam kneeled down on one knee as he proposed to Isabel, “I had never felt so loved and in love.”
“Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell
— Ashley Baker