Wednesday, January 4, 2012

tommy & sarah's butte top wedding {part two}

tommy and sarah's ethereal wedding was a blast to shoot. it felt more like i was paparazzi enjoying a good party...
and good party it was! go here if you missed part one.

i'll let sarah's own words lead you in:

"The reception took place in a tent below. We were able to have the wedding an indoor-outdoor event, which included a patio, a fire pit and a pool. It was chilly once the sun was going down, so most everything took place inside the tent. Though it was nice to mingle by the fire once it was night time. Our wedding was the first to take place at Red Ledges, and their staff was incredibly eager and helpful in letting us plan everything and making sure the first wedding was perfect. Chef Daniel from Red Ledges created the wedding menu, which was AMAZING. He asked us what our favorite foods were... and then what our price range was. He came up with a very unique menu that was a perfect blend of our taste at the right price. The menu even included "Holy Water Buffalo Chili," named after Tommy's band. We also served white wine, sangria punch as well as locally brewed Bohemian Beer at the bar.

My bridesmaids and I collected old beer, whiskey, San Pellegrino water bottles, and any other vintage glass bottles we found, tied hemp and ribbon around them and used them as vases. We bought a selection of flowers from Costco and we placed them on the tables in all sorts of arrangements. It was a very fun DIY project and was a great way to save money. We also spent some time making the tissue poms that hung amongst the lights in the tent.

Tommy and 3 of his groomsmen play in a band called Holy Water Buffalo so they played a show for the guests. It was wonderful to have the entire room dancing and i really noticed people were unified as opposed to segregated. We also had our friend Pat Maine, who is a hip-hop artist perform. There was never a dull moment at the wedding. I wanted to have everyone celebrating together, and moving around, so that no one would stay seated for long periods of time, but instead be interactive and have a great time.

All aspects of the wedding really were perfect and it was wonderful to see the ideas I had in mind come to fruition. Most importantly i got to marry my best friend on this perfect day."

...and then it was time for holy water buffalo to perform.
it was hard not to dance, let me tell you.

Dress: Atelier Aimee hand beaded dress in Italy, found at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique in Salt Lake
Turkish shawl from Etsy
Sarah's ring: antique from London made of sapphires and diamonds
Bouquets/flower hair wreath: Joshua Knight from Five Penny Floral in Heber
Reception flowers: Costco
Ceremony & Reception: Red Ledges in Heber

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

tommy & sarah's butte top wedding {part one}

here it is. tommy and sarah's wedding that i am unabashedly obsessed with.
tommy and sarah wanted to be married in the midst of God's creations and this october day was perfect in every way. the red ledges in heber was a no brainer. its natural beauty on top of a red rock butte was utterly breathtaking as you're about to see. tommy and sarah wanted it very simple; no chairs, no seating arrangements, nothing traditional - just everyone standing around witnessing what was really important this day.

this is only PART ONE so stay turned for their majestic reception in part two.

Ceremony: Red Ledges Heber City, Utah
Dress: Atelier Aimee hand beaded dress from Italy, found at Alta Moda Bridal in Salt Lake City
Shawl: Etsy
Flowers: Joshua Knight at Five Penny Floral in Heber

the groom tommy is the lead singer for HOLY WATER BUFFALO so naturally
the three other members of the band were tommy's groomsmen.
click here to see their music video "I'm Alright"

go here for part two.