Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Natural Beauty at The Startup Building

We have a theory that nothing packs a punch quite like an industry professional designing for her own wedding, and Haylee Rothschild is just another living proof of it! Owner and principal designer at Juniper Rose Floral Co., Haylee curated all of her own décor and arrangements using items and plants from her grandparents’ nursery.
“My favorite arrangement was probably the arch we had our ring ceremony under,” Haylee says. “It turned out amazing, but the bouquet for my bridals was probably a close second.”

Between the greenery hoops, the incredible hanging chandelier piece and the simple blooms on the tables of their reception at The Startup Building,  we can’t choose a single favorite arrangement, so we’ll let you be the judge! Keep reading to learn all about Haylee and her husband Jonny’s love story, or scroll straight on through to the details – they’re waiting for you!

The Couple

Jonny & Haylee met about 3 years ago, when Jonny visited Haylee’s childhood home in Anacortes, Washington as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The pair became good friends while Jonny served in the area, but lost contact when Haylee graduated from high school and moved to Utah. While passing through his hometown on a road trip, Haylee thought it would be funny to email him a photo of herself in his favorite places. That email sparked a flood of friendship and correspondence until Jonny returned from his mission in August of 2017 and asked Haylee on their first official date.

“That night he took me to a bridge near his house and we held hands while we watched the sunset,” Haylee says. “A week later, he kissed me on the same bridge and 6 months later he proposed in the exact same spot!”

Jonny proposed to Haylee while “geocaching” to their iconic first date bridge, having her dig around until she found a bag buried in the snow. Inside was a picture book of all the memories from when they met, through their friendship and relationship until that moment.

“He got down on one knee, pulled out the most beautiful ring and told me he wanted to make memories to go in that book forever” Haylee says. “It was the most intimate and sweet proposal, I loved that it was just the two of us and our love for each other. I cried!”

The Wedding 

6 months after that romantic moment, and a year and a half after he showed up on her doorstep on a cold November day in Washington, Haylee’s grandfather married them in the Payson, Utah temple on August 2, 2018.

An intimate ceremony followed, officiated by Kevin Beenfield, a dear family friend of Jonny.

The Mood

The wedding incorporated all of nature’s bright colors, implementing a rustic, industrial vibe cemented by a reception and ceremony at The Startup Building in Provo, Utah. The StartUp Building is a stunningly hip venue in Provo, including everything a modern couple could hope for in a rustic wedding space.

“We loved the ambiance of the building with the wooden beams, exposed bring and cafe lights,” said Haylee, and we must say we give a big “AMEN” to all that love!

Chicken and spinach salad were the main courses for their luncheon, and assorted desserts from Michi’s catering & Cheesecakes made an appearance for reception guests. Provo Bakery whipped up their chocolate and bavarian cream wedding cake, and the darling decor came from, you guessed it, Haylee’s creative genius!
The couple ended the celebrations dancing to “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
“We felt like this song reflected our relationship, because everything has changed for us since we first met as friends!”
Keep on Scrolling to see all of the gorgeous details that Haylee curated for her big day! Trust us: You don’t want to miss this!
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.

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