Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Angelique and Michael

Holy Trinity Cathedral & Natural History Museum of Utah, SLC 

September 21, 2019

Photos by Jacque Lynn 

The Couple

Michael asked Angelique to dance at a mutual friend’s engagement party at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. Angelique was living in New York City at the time, and Michael was residing in Chicago. They bonded over their mutual love for cooking, hiking, traveling and the beauty of their home state – Utah!

On the third anniversary of their first meeting, Michael asked Angelique to dance in an empty ballroom at the Peninsula Hotel to their favorite song, “Misty” by Mark Maxwell. He got down on one knew and asked Angelique to be his wife.

The Wedding

“We knew we wanted to get married in Salt Lake. Although neither of us had lived in Utah for years, we both consider it our home,” Angelique says. “Holy Trinity is very special to Michael, and his Greek immigrant grandparents were heavily involved in building the church which was completed in 1923.”

The Mood

Ghost chairs, dramatic uplighting, all-white flowers and acrylic signage delivered a sleek sophisticated mood and complemented NHMU’s vaulted ceiling, cement walls and bold architecture. Angelique’s gown–a strapless corseted bodice gown made of Mikado silk with an architecturally draped skirt–complemented the wedding aesthetic.

The Cuisine

“Over half of our guests were from out of town, and we really wanted to showcase fresh and local ingredients and of course, lamb, because we are Greek,” Angelique says. For the main entree, guests chose from Idaho steelhead trout fillet, red wine braised lamb shanks or quinoa and stuffed squash medallions with roasted vegetables and baby potatoes. “We also served local spirits including Three Wives Vodka, Beehive Gin, High West Whiskey and Squatters Beers. Our signature cocktail was a classic greyhound cocktail with grapefruit juice and vodka garnished with a sprig of rosemary.

The Party

“Ultimately, we just wanted to show our loved ones a good time. To us, that meant cocktails on the museum balcony overlooking Salt Lae City, heartfelt speeches, Greek flavors and late-night dancing. We are boo Greek Orthodox, and it was important for us to include elements of the Greek culture into our wedding day.”

VENDORS
Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography | @jacquelynnphoto
Gown: Anne Barge via Mira Couture, Chicago | @annebarge via @miracouture
Suit: Hugo Boss | @Hugo_official
Planner: Silver Summit Event Design | @silversummitevents
Caterer: Blended Table | @blendedtable
Flowers: Artisan Bloom | @artisanbloom
Band: Metro Music Club | @metromusicclub
Wedding Jewelry: AAA Jewelers | @aaajewelers
Stationary: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio | @annelizabethprintstudio
Late Night Greek Food: GR Kitchen |
Cake: Flour & Flourish | @flourandflourish
Videographer: Jared Wortley | @jaredwortleyfilms
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Val Rasmussen reports on local trailblazers in design and fashion for Utah Bride & Groom, Utah Style & Design and Salt Lake magazines. Additionally, she works with marketing teams to create content about leaders impacting business, construction, technology and healthcare.

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