Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Addie + Nate

THE COUPLE

Addie and Nate started dating after Addie borrowed Nate’s calculator for an exam. They met at a local game night, and when she met up with him to return his calculator, he asked her out on their first date. Nine months later, they went on a hike to find rose petals, a video diary of their relationship, lights, and Nate on one knee.

THE WEDDING

After a four-month engagement, the couple were married in the Payson LDS Temple with a reception at Thanksgiving Point. “I don’t love knick-knacks,” says Addie “So I loved that our venue was beautiful in and of itself.”

THE MOOD

Nate and Addie’s reception focused heavily on the floral design, highlighting the feminine blush tones in the arrangements and bridesmaids gowns while adding in a dash of class with accents in Addie’s favorite color: gold. Farmhouse tables and lush floral garlands act as the decor for the reception center, and wreaths of greenery compliment Thanksgiving Point’s natural beauty and act as a backdrop for the couple in their receiving line. The twinkling lights set up around the venue add a little extra sparkle, creating the perfect magical setting for this gorgeous celebration.

THE CUISINE

Originally, the reception refreshments were only going to be desserts, but after attending a tasting at Thanksgiving Point, Addie and Nate knew they had to include more selections of the dishes they tried and loved. Platters of fruit, salad and small desserts were provided, and sandwiches sat ready for those ready for dinner. “We went to that tasting and not only were the dishes delicious, they were also really pretty which we loved,” Addie says.

At the end of the night, the couple marked their union by cutting into a lovely, simple, vanilla and cream cheese cake by Annie’s Cakes.

THE TUNES

Nate loves to dance, according to Addie, so he put together a nearly hour-long playlist that the couple danced to with their guests at the end of the reception. Addie danced with her dad to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, and Nate surprised his mom by creating a remix of her favorite Jack Johnson and dance songs for their mother-son dance. The couple presented their first dance to the tune of “You Are Gold,” then spent the rest of the evening jamming with their favorite family and friends.

“That was probably one of my favorite parts of the day, other than our temple sealing,” says Addie. “I’ve never danced that hard in my life!”

 

Scroll on through for more images of this breathtaking celebration of love!


Vendors:

Gown/Veil: Mary’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s gowns: ASOS

Groom’s suit: H&M

Rings: Sierra West Jewelers

Floral/Decor: June Bug Floral

Photography: Billow and Mull

Catering/Planning Assistance: Thanksgiving Point

Venue: Thanksgiving Point

Cake: Annie’s Cakes, Annie Pugmire

Signage: Donni Evans, Sydney Peterson

Invitations: utahannouncements.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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