Utah Bride and Groom

One in a Million: Riverside Bridals in Gunlock Park

Taking advantage of a weekend wedding shoot in sunny St. George, photographer Stephanie White created a red rock bridal shoot that is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

On site

Model Addison Kanoelani suggested Gunlock Park, because the waters were flooding down the rocks, making for some stunning backdrops for the shoot. According to St. George natives, this is not a phenomenon that happens every year. In fact, several years can pass without water passing through the Gunlock at all, so this team got the chance of a lifetime. When you combine that luck with the perfectly angled shots White was able to capture, you get a shoot that is a rare beauty in itself.

The Look

We adore the flowing layers of that gown from Bell Tower bridal – doesn’t it match that majestic river just perfectly?! And we didn’t think it was possible to bring any more beauty of those red rocks, but Karen J Florals sure proved us wrong. That dusty-hued bouquet takes all the beauty of the Southern Utah desert and packs it into one sweet-smelling bunch. With the rusty-orange ribbons too?! Pure magic, right? Photographer Stephanie White shared that having gorgeous florals truly adds more than people realize to a session. We couldn’t agree more!

Scroll through to see more of this sunny, sultry and oh-so spectacular session!

Get more inspo for a Southern Utah wedding here! 


Models: Addison and Ryan Kanoelani  | @kanoelani.allure
Gown: Bell Tower Bridal | @belltowerbridal 
Florals: Karen J Florals | @karenjflorals 
Suit: Mr. Tux St. George | @mrtuxstgeorge 
Photographer: Stephanie White | @stephanielorrainephotography

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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