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Real Wedding: Jennifer & Keegan

A snowy landscape becomes a rustic yet elegant stage for Jennifer and Keegan’s winter ranch wedding.

 Utah Winter Wedding

THE COUPLE

Energy brought them together, and in more than one way. “We met through work,” says Jennifer, who met Keegan while employed in the energy industry. “We kept it strictly professional for some time.”  They got to know each other first through witty corporate emails sent between Denver, where Jennifer lived, and Salt Lake City, where Keegan resided.

Utah Winter Wedding

“It was clear we clicked so we decided to spend a weekend together after a company meeting in San Diego, “ says Jennifer. “We explored the city and kayaked off Coronado Island. After that weekend together, we never looked back, and we’ve been together ever since.” After an eight-month long-distance relationship,  Jennifer—and her two shih tzus—moved to Salt Lake. Ten months later, he proposed to her in San Diego, the city where they fell in love.

Utah Winter Wedding

THE WEDDING

Located in the snowy Wanship hills, Blue Sky Ranch played host to Jennifer and Keegan’s wedding. The couple exchanged vows inside a clear-sided tent—decorated with whiskey barrels, old-fashioned lanterns and a simple arch—before heading to the venue’s spectacular blue barn for dinner and reception.  

Utah Winter Wedding

Utah Winter Wedding

THE MOOD

The décor unveiled the day’s rustic yet elegant theme. Regal statement-makers included taper candles, gold flatware, table chargers and patio lights. Succulents, barn wood tables, antiqued cross-back chairs and an antler motif fostered an organic flair.

Utah Winter Wedding

The color palette consisted of shades of fog and navy blue, sage green, ivory and grey with touches of blush pink and rose gold. 

Utah Winter Wedding

Utah Winter Wedding

THE FOOD

Butternut squash soup and baby kale salad kicked off Montage’s “Steam Prairie” surf-and-turf plated dinner. Guests enjoyed oven-roasted Niman Ranch Black Angus New York strip and salmon with Brussels sprouts and wild mushroom risotto topped with Parmesan.

Utah Winter Wedding

Utah Winter Wedding

A dessert station offered campfire-inspired treats including High West S’mores, lemon posset, blueberry compote,  old-fashioned High West Grillswich (a grilled glazed donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) and mini dark chocolate brownies topped with powdered sugar.

Utah Winter Wedding

Utah Winter Wedding

THE TUNES

Classical guitarist Soren Charles Green serenaded guests before they danced the night away to the sounds of local Utah band The Strike. The band’s cover of “Gold Digger” was the highlight of the evening’s dancing.

Utah Winter Wedding

Utah Winter Wedding

VENDORS

Photography: Gideon Photography

Wedding planner: Michelle Leo Events

Catering: High West Distillery & Saloon

Venue: Blue Sky Ranch

Flowers: Blooms & Blossoms

Rentals: Diamond Rentals

Rings: O.C. Tanner Jewelers

Paper suite: Refine

Gown: Avenia Bridal

Groom’s Suit: Beckett & Robb

Groomsmens’ suits: The Black Tux

Bridesmaids’ gowns: BHLDN

Hair: Kali Wengreen

Makeup: Kristen Packard

Ceremony guitarist: Soren Charles Green

Reception band: The Strike

Videography: Ryan Hinman Films

Transportation: All Resorts Travel

Ashley Miller

2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Michelle Leo Events

    July 29, 2016

    Thanks so much for featuring our work! We are so thrilled to have this beautiful winter wedding included in print in your fabulous publication. Such an honor!

    Xo,
    Michelle & Team

  2. Reply

    Bohol Wedding Photographer

    August 28, 2016

    Beautiful photos! And the colors in the wedding are so pretty too – and work so well together.

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