Utah Bride and Groom

Ogden Grown: Alyssa + Tracy’s Local-Focused Wedding Celebration

A charmingly chic celebration featuring all-Ogden vendors shows off the rustic flair of this mountain-loving couple.

The Couple

Alyssa and Tracy, a pair of introverts, met online. When they finally met up in person, they discovered they had loads in common: they both had family in Kansas, love hiking and the outdoors! Tracy is an avid snowboarder, and Alyssa is a self-proclaimed “bird nerd,” and loves birdwatching in Utah’s mountains.

So it’s only fitting that Tracy proposed on one of their favorite trails in Ogden. It was the first hike the pair ever braved together, and they had taken the trip to the waterfall hideaway in October of 2018 with their dog, Hurley. They raced to the bottom, and when Alyssa turned around to make sure the border collie made it down the mountain okay, she found Tracy on one knee.

“Tracy likes to tell people I said no at first, but I have to correct him,” Alyssa says. “I said ‘Oh Tracy, No!’ as in ‘No Way!’ Of course I said yes!”

THE WEDDING

In August of this year, Tracy and Alyssa tied the knot at a venue close to home, the Fifth Floor in Ogden. The space was right down the street from their apartment, and the couple fell in love with the modern vibe and especially the mountain views. It was the perfect spot to show off their love of Utah to all of their out of town guests. Alyssa’s family came for the wedding all the way from Kansas, and Tracy hails from Wyoming.

“Tracy and I knew we wanted to get married in Ogden. It’s where we met, where we fell in love and where we live!”

When Alyssa was selecting her wedding themes, she knew she wanted something to represent them as a couple. To show off their rustic lifestyle, she selected a palette of steel blue and eucalyptus green, which brought that perfect modern Utah touch to the day’s décor.

She walked down the aisle in an intricately laced gown from Bridal Corner Gowns in North Ogden, toting a strikingly modern blue and white bouquet trimmed with berry accents and dripping with delicate white petals. Tracy’s niece led the way into the ceremony as the flower girl, and the couple officially became “The Lee’s,” flanked by childhood best friends, work pals and siblings, in a ceremony led by Linda Radford.

THE MENU

“Tracy is more of the foodie, so I let him take the lead when it comes to food,” Alyssa says.

The couple simply knew they needed dishes that everyone from grandparents to nephews, vegetarians and every diet in between could enjoy to accommodate all of their guests. They landed on a menu from Union Grill next door to the venue, with parmesan chicken, roast potatoes, grilled vegetables and abundant sides.

Another Ogden favorite, Cupcake Shoppe and Bakery, crafted the affair’s stunningly simple cake. While plain on the outside, the pastry had yet another Utah touch under the icing, with the bakery’s local favorite “Better than Sunshine” chocolate cake.

Scroll on to see the new Lee family become one, and Tracy and Alyssa dance the night away in their newlywedded bliss.

VENDORS

Photography: Moose Studio, Ogden | @moosestudio

Venue: The Fifth Floor | @the5thfloor_ut

Wedding Dress: Bridal Corner Gowns |

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse | @menswearhouse

Hair: Maggie’s Hair and Bridal | @maggieshairandbridal 

Catering: Union Grill | @uniongrillogden

DJ: Squawkbox Sound |

Florist: Mitzi at Absolute Flowers, Hutchinson Kansas | @absolutely_flowersandhome

Officiant:Linda Radford | https://lindaradford.com/

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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