Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Meghan + Stafford

High school sweethearts, Meghan and Stafford Tingey were married in October at the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City. Meghan shares some of her favorite wedding day moments as well as a bit of planning advice for future brides. “I used a wedding planner app to help me plan my wedding day. You can find everything from wedding dresses to florists and create checklists to plan everything,” she says. 

“I chose a florist from the app who had great reviews and was reasonably priced. We had our consultation and our colors and everything planned. I had this weird feeling so, I didn’t have the florist drop off the flowers on our wedding day. Instead, I asked if we could pick them up the day before and when I got the flowers they weren’t what I ordered. My colors were maroon, greenery, white and blush. I got hot pink roses and babies breath. So, my bridesmaids and I went to the grocery store, chose flowers and stayed up until 3 AM putting arrangements together!” Meghan says. “Everything else turned out really great.”

“The only food I ate on my wedding day was a grilled cheese. After our luncheon at the Joseph Smith Memorial building, my photographer and I were hungry so, we ditched everyone and went to In and Out Burger. My favorite images from my wedding day were from that moment,” she says.

“I can’t remember a lot about my wedding day. It was such a blur. I do wish I would’ve spent more time dancing,” Meghan says. “Looking back, I would’ve done more little things with my bridesmaids to create those memories like going to the movies, sleepovers or hair braiding.”

“I want to do it all over again. I loved everything about it. Despite the flower mishap, it was the best day ever. I got to spend that special moment with everyone I love. We were able to celebrate mine and Stafford’s love for each other and you can’t get much better than that,” she says.


Photography: Hailey D. Arnold
Hair: Lexilocks
Written by: Ashley Baker
Ashley Baker
Web Editor
Ashley is the in-house web editor for both Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. Not only does she write articles and immerse herself in Utah's design scene, she's currently finishing a bachelor's degree in strategic communications with a minor in multidisciplinary design at the University of Utah.



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