Utah Bride and Groom

Fairytale Wedding in Big Cottonwood Canyon

If your dream is to be fairest of them all on your big day, get ready for some major magic inspiration. A fairytale-worthy wedding like no other sparks from a team of visionary Utah vendors.

The Gown

Where the inspiration began. Betsy Barker of Betsy Couture told the team that she wanted to build a shoot around a “Scottish, medieval, royal and modern” gown, and the rest was history. Having just returned from Europe, where she romped around the castles, Barker was inspired to create a gown fit for a princess who would walk the halls of those old stone structures with power and confidence. And thus, her Juliette Gown was born!

 

With that oversized skirt, glittery tulle and a sumptuous sequin design and jaw-dropping sleeves, our wow-meter is off the charts! And that Amaroq Design crown? We are entirely smitten.

 

The Design

“This romantic shoot was definitely one that called for creativity,” says Brandon of M + B Events. “We were very excited to jump in and create something that had old world charm, but still felt like a modern day fairytale.”


Do you think they delivered? We vote one thousand yeses! Using vintage pieces and Scottish inspired accents, they designed a tablescape fit for Scottish royalty. With wild and bold floral accents by Ginger Fenton, candles, grape filled goblets and a mini picnic of bread and cheese, this incredible team were able to turn a large granite rock in the middle of the forest into a romantic and beautiful feast for two. 

“I used a deep blue eryngium thistle to represent a traditional Scottish thistle, and paired it with a mixture of beautiful garden roses,” explains Ginger Fenton, of Ginger Snap Flora.  “I added a creamy white Astilbe & Daucus carota commonly known as Queen Anne’s Lace for an airy softness. I always like to use a variety of greens to make things full and lush.” 

M + B Events went above and beyond to put together the ultimate glow-up for Big Cottonwood canyon, transforming a shadowy clearing into a beyond-magical “I Do” location, complete with traditional hand-fasting to up that fairytale vibe. 

Celebration to follow the vows are a must, and this team brought the class with a forest and fern inspired wedding cake created by Kristen Batt. Our Scottish Royal couple will later celebrate their reception with the custom invites, dinner menus and romantic quotes designed by the wonderful Katie Blakeley. All of this captured beautifully by the photography of Xan Craven. 

Travel deeper into the fairytale with more of this dream of a shoot: 

 

VENDORS

Photos: Xan Craven | @xanseye
Styling: M + B Events | @mandbevents
Gown: Betsy Couture | @betsycouture
HMUA: Janelle Ingram | @janelleingram
Paper: Katie Blakely | @katieblakelycreative
Crown: Amaroq Design | @amaroqdesign
Floral: Ginger Snap Flora | @gingersnapflora
Cake: Kristen Batt, My Sweet Fancy Cakes | @mysweetfancycakes
Models: Kyler Hodgson and Jillian Joy

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.

1 Comment

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    Betsy

    July 16, 2019

    Such a beautiful, creative, over-the-top romantic shoot! Thank you for sharing it!

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