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CASSIDY & MIHAIL STEPHANIE & COLE HAYLEY & BRADEN STYLED SHOOT BRE & JUSTIN KELLIE & JAXON BAILEE & MIKE BAILEY & LUKE ABBEY & ROGER TOSH & AJ KINSEY & TANNER
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ABOUT THE COVER Photographer: Rach Summer Photography
CONTENTS SUMMER 2021
Engagements & Bridals 72 74 76 78 80 82
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MEGAN & TRAVIS CHELSEA & VINCENT KATIE & DRISCOLL ALICIA & ADE OLIVIA & KAYLE KANDACE & DAVE
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CASSIDY & MIHAIL P H O T O G R A P H E R : R AC H S U M M E R P H O T O G R A P H Y
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / RACH SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY florals / HARPER FLORALS
dress / ELEANORS BRIDAL
backdrop / RAY & ASH MEDIA
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THE WEDDING OF
STEPHANIE & COLE P H O T O G R A P H E R : K I E R ST I N J O N E S P H O T O G R A P H Y
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / KIERSTIN JONES PHOTOGRAPHY venue / THE 5TH FLOOR IN OGDEN dress / THE BRIDES SHOP
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flowers / SALT & SAGEBRUSH
dessert / SWEET CRAVINGS BY MARCIA
THE WEDDING OF
H AY L E Y & B R A D E N P H O T O G R A P H E R : K A I T CA R L S O N P H O T O + F I L M
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / KAIT CARLSON PHOTO + FILM
venue / THE STARTUP BUILDING
catering / MAGELBY’S, THIRST DRINKS AND WAFFLE LOVE hair / ALLIE JOHNSTON
dress / DANI’S BRIDAL
groom’s suit / PERFECTLY SUITED BY GARTH
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cake / PROVO BAKERY
bridesmaid dresses / BALTIC BORN
florals / FERN AND FLORA FLOWERS
JULIA & KAELAN PHOTO GRAPHER: NICOLE WIMMER PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / NICOLE WIMMER PHOTOGRAPHY planning/styling / BRITTANY DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY cake / CARROT TOP CAKERY dress / RAW + GOLDEN RENTALS
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florals / LENNOX FLORA
hair & makeup / ELYSSA ANDERSON models / JULIA MOORE & KAELAN SEMIEN
utah’s premier photographer
THE WEDDING OF
BRE & JUSTIN PHOTO GRAPHER: JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY venue, catering / OAK HILLS RECEPTION AND EVENT CENTER hair and makeup / SARAH HICKEN ARTISTRY suits / MEN’S WEARHOUSE
dress / BELIEVE BRIDE
bridesmaid dresses / LULUS
cake artist / TAYLORMADE
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floral / BREEZY FLORAL
dj / UTAH JIVE
/ REHEARSAL DINNERS /
Rehearsal Dinners 101: Choosing the Perfect Venue The rehearsal dinner is a casual or formal gathering for the wedding party before the wedding that provides an opportunity for both families to get to know one another in a fun, relaxed environment. It’s a time to mingle, do a gift exchange, offer toasts, and provide some last-minute instruction about the actual wedding details. Rehearsal dinners vary as much as the wedding itself. They can be formal banquets or garden parties, casual picnics, or even a BBQ.
WHO TO INVITE Turn the dinner into a fabulous welcome party - if your wedding is mostly local friends and family but a few key people traveled far to come to your wedding, extend the invitation to them as a thank you for their extra effort. If you’re throwing a destination wedding or a party where at least half of the guests are from out of town, show your appreciation by inviting everyone to some kind of night-before festivity.
WHERE TO HAVE IT A sit-down dinner at a hotel ballroom or nice restaurant is the norm, but there’s no right or wrong when you plan your rehearsal dinner. Restaurants are ideal for many because couples can focus on the more meaningful details - knowing that the food is taken care of! However, relaxing in a nice backyard, at an art museum, or even on the beach are perfectly acceptable locations. It just depends on your style and budget.
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WHEN TO INVITE YOUR GUESTS To help your guests manage their schedules, send out invitations with, or shortly after, your wedidng invitations. This will not only help your guests plan their travel, but ensure timely RSVPs.
HOW TO INVITE YOUR GUESTS If your rehearsal dinner will be at a high end restaurant, hotel ballroom, etc., you should send formal invitations. If, on the other hand, your rehearsal dinner will be more casual, such as an intimate gathering at your future in-laws home, then you can be more casual with your invitations. You can send e-vites or send DIY invites. Make sure it’s clear to your guests where they need to be and when. Your guests will want to dress appropriately, so details are important!
from the pros! 3 Don’t wait to book your venue 3 Use a seating chart 3 Don’t forget the bridal party gifts 3 Delegate responsibilities 3 Stick with your wedding theme 3 Have fun, but don’t stay out too late
THE WEDDING OF
KELLIE & JAXON P H O T O G R A P H E R : K I E R ST I N J O N E S P H O T O G R A P H Y
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / KIERSTIN JONES PHOTOGRAPHY dress / THE PERFECT DRESS BRIDAL
venue / THE MONARCH
hair and makeup / ALEX CRABTREE
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THE WEDDING OF
BAILEE & MIKE PHOTO GRAPHER: NICOLE WIMMER PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / NICOLE WIMMER PHOTOGRAPHY venue, catering / THE GRAND AMERICA HOTEL hair / STYL’D BLOW DRY BAR florist / WISH BLOSSOM FLOWERS
makeup / KELBY WAGSTAFF
dj / DON WOODBURY
cake / THE GRAND AMERICA HOTEL
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brides dress / THE BRIDAL STUDIO invitations / ZAZZLE
tuxedos / RITZ TUXEDOS
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/ WEDDING PLANNING /
Planning your Wedding Day
I wish I had a wedding coordinator so I wasn’t stressed at my wedding.
We’ve heard the stories of bridezillas on their wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you need to be! Katie, Owner and Lead Planner of Love, Kate Events, can ensure that you have long-lasting memories filled with LOVE and JOY on your wedding day, instead of stress and tears. Love, Kate Events specializes in event logistics and will design a beautiful, personalized wedding just for you. Katie works personally with you, your vendors, and your venue to make sure your day runs smoothly.
“I don’t need a planner, I can do this!” While you can do it on your own, Love, Kate Events always suggests hiring a month-of coordinator to help ease the stress of your special day.
“What’s the different between a day-of and month-of coordinator?”
There’s no difference when you pick the right planner. Your coordinator should start meeting with you 4-6 weeks out from your wedding date to make sure your vendors are finalized and gain a meaningful relationship with you.
Let’s create an unforgettable experience with Love, Kate Events.
Katie Brough Owner, Love, Kate Events
“Besides setting-up, running my wedding, and cleaning up, what else should my month-of coordinator be doing?” • Go over your contracts to make sure there are no hidden fees or things you’re not allowed to do (e.g. open flames indoors). • Meet with all your vendors to establish a connection and to give them the appropriate details of your wedding. • Finalize space and layout plans to ensure a natural flow. • Coordinate with vendors for how much set-up time they need. • Work with you and your vendors on a perfect minute-by-minute timeline, from the time you wake up, to your grand exit and clean up. • Have a special assistant assigned to the bridal party to make sure you and your party are having the BEST day. • Have a back-up plan for any emergencies.
Planning your dream wedding isn’t hard when you’re choosing Love, Kate Events!
GET IN the KNOW • C AT E R I NG •
• CAKE •
Photo: Jessie and Dallin Photography
Photo: Brandon Maxwell Photo and McCall Webb
• VENUE •
Susie Webb @wadleyfarms
SWEET CRAVINGS BY MARCIA
WHEN SHOULD I DECIDE ON A VENUE AND BOOK IT?
WHAT DOES MY CATERER NEED TO KNOW FROM ME?
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY WEDDING CAKE?
Equally or even more important than your caterer having the right answers to your questions, is that your caterer has the right questions for you. Top caterers have vast experience producing special events. They should be asking about details that you likely haven’t even considered yet. Moreover, they should be asking questions that illuminate the context for the event you wish to create. Your caterer should be actively engaged in catching and furthering your vision for your unique event. The best caterer is the one that’s a match for your personal style!
If you are planning your wedding between May-September, I recommend securing your wedding date at least 6 months in advance. That is peak wedding season and those dates tend to fill up quickly. Most bakers have a limited number of cakes they can make on any given date so choosing your cake artist early will help avoid any scheduling conflicts and allow adequate time to schedule a one on one consultation to finalize your flavors and cake design.
Booking your venue should be at the top of your list and one of the first things you do! It’s so important to get the venue you want on the date you want. Your venue will also completely set the tone, feeling, and theme for your entire event and will give you a better idea on if you need to book vendors that your venue prefers or exclusively uses. It also helps you solidify guest count which affects almost every other aspect of your wedding!
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Q&A from your LOCAL PROS • HAIR & MAKEUP •
• DRESS •
Photo: Angela Marie Photo
Photo: Jenny Pearl Photography
• PHOTOGRAPHY •
Jenny Day @jennypearlphotography
Carol Diamse @marysbridalslc
JENNY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY
SHOULD I CHOOSE TO DO A FIRST LOOK/FORMAL SESSION?
WHAT FACTORS SHOULD TAKE PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO DECIDING HOW YOU WANT YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP?
HOW MANY GUESTS SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
YES. Your wedding day is so crazy busy and hectic that you won’t be getting as many photos of just the two of you as you may want. When you schedule a first look/formal session, you’ll get to decide on a gorgeous location, there will be pristine lighting, your hair and makeup will be fresh, you will have plenty of time, and there will be no distractions so we can capture SO many amazing photos that you will cherish forever. You will also get photos of the groom’s reaction of seeing the bride in her dress for the first time. Since it’ll just be the two of you, that moment will be even more intimate.
When deciding for your special day what look you want, reconsider all the times in your life you have felt your most beautiful, and then recall why! Recognize your personal style, because you will feel most confident when you display it. If you feel your best looking elegant and sleek, a low bun is a gorgeous option for classic brides. If you love half up half down with some flowers, find a stylist and practice that hairstyle to make sure it’s what you want! The most important thing is that you feel gorgeous and confident, and you listen to what that looks like for YOU. Same goes for makeup, make sure you do a trial run beforehand and be clear with what you have in mind to your artist.
Family. Whether it’s your parents, siblings, grandparents or extended family, it’s essential to have close family members involved through this important (and exciting!) decision process. Your fiancés family or part of it. Now, this doesn’t mean their entire family, but maybe their sister, or even mother. Of course, if you feel comfortable having them there. Less is more. Remember, less is more. Too many opinions from too many people at your appointment can make for a stressful and overwhelming overall process. The goal is to be shedding tears of joy when picking out your wedding dress, not tears of stress!
F O R M O R E E X P E R T A D V I C E for planning a Utah wedding,
THE WEDDING OF
BAILEY & LUKE PHOTO GRAPHER: SARA LLEVERINO PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / SARA LLEVERINO PHOTOGRAPHY wedding dress / FANTASY BRIDAL videographer / AUBRIE ROBBINS
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cake / JANEEN JACOBSEN
dessert / STEPH’S SWEET SHOPPE
PH OTOG R AP HY
romantic & timeless wedding photography
Photo Credit: Olive Avenue Photo
In the know with
HOBBLE CREEK DESIGN
Hobble Creek Design, located in Mapleton, Utah, specializes in helping brides create their dream wedding florals while also designing custom made bespoke wedding gowns, veils, and offering expert alterations. The goal at Hobble Creek Design is to blend textures and colors together through flowers and fabrics to help each couple create the most memorable wedding experience. Rachael Harris, owner and designer at Hobble Creek Design, has been designing florals and custom wedding gowns for over 25 years. Her main focus for any wedding is always the couple. She loves getting to know them and what makes their love story so special. Everything about their wedding day should reflect their personality and style. Rachael’s philosophy is that everything about the wedding should be an extension of who you are from your venue to your vows, from the food to the florals, and from your dress to the decor. Hobble Creek Design would love to be a part of your wedding day experience by helping you design your custom wedding dress, altering the dress you have already said “yes” to, or create your dream wedding florals to compliment your own personal style. Visit us at www.hobblecreekdesign.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation today!
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF DESIGNING FLORALS & GOWNS? A. My favorite part has to be getting to know each bride and customizing either a dress and/or her wedding florals to bring her wedding dreams to reality. I love choosing the perfect fabric or lace to compliment her personal style. The floral aspect becomes an added element to the creative process by designing a bouquet which gives dimension and color. Whether I am sewing or designing in the floral studio, I love being able to weave each brides personality and style together through the mediums of flowers and fabrics to achieve her desired result.
.Q. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN FLORAL DESIGN?
Photographer: Madison Larsen Photography Wedding gown: Hobble Creek Design Florals: Hobble Creek Design Model: Sara Jensen Hair: Raychelle Hargadon Makeup: Chelsea Lindon Styles Venue: Copper Creek Event Center
A. My love for florals started at as a young girl when I worked at a local flower shop in my home town in Texas. The floral shop’s owner allowed me to start with prepping and cleaning flowers. Soon after I started designing smaller bouquets and florals. I was immediately in love with every detail of floral design! Fast forward 25 years through college, marriage, and 6 children later, I made the decision in 2017 to return full time to florals and sewing as a career and opened Hobble Creek Design. While I had continued being a seamstress throughout the years, bringing my floral talents to the public was a dream come true. I absolutely love my job!
THE WEDDING OF
ABBEY & ROGER PHOTO GRAPHER: KNIGHT PHOTO AND FILM
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / KNIGHT PHOTO AND FILM mariachi band / MARIACHI DE MI TIERRA dress / PEDALS AND PROMISES
dj / DJ ARAGAN
flowers / LEES MARKETPLACE
cake / KRISTEN FERRIN AND QUINSIE BISCHOFF
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taco truck / RICO’S TACOS hair / MACI WILLIE
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Wedding Cakes Desserts & Pastries Custom Cookies
Appetizers & Snacks Lunch & Light Options Full Catered Dinner
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How to accessorize
Your Wedding Dress
by Alyssa Roundy Phillips
Picking out a wedding dress is by far the most important part of your wedding day outfit. And while the dress is crucial, it’s not the only piece of the puzzle. Many brides don’t give much thought to what should go with the dress, which can end up being a very stressful task if left to the last minute. There are many different ways to accessorize a wedding dress and choosing the right accessories for you and your dress can start to get overwhelming. Just know that from your head to your toes (literally), the possibilities of your wedding day look are endless! At LatterDayBride, we’ve seen it all, and we want to share the tips and tricks that we’ve accumulated to guide you through the process of accessorizing for you wedding day.
Photographer: Elle Venture Photo Dress, Veil and Hairpiece: LatterDayBride Bride Model: Janny Pickett Florist: Sadie Mower
COMPLEMENT YOUR DRESS You never want your accessories to take away or distract from your wedding dress. If you have accessories, make sure that they are complimenting the dress. For example, if a dress has a v-neck, we recommend adding a simple, dainty necklace. If a dress has long sleeves, maybe refrain from wearing a bracelet so there isn’t any distraction from the sleeves on the dress. Another way to make sure that your accessories are complementing the dress is to find ways to tie the elements of the dress into the accessories you wear. This may look like picking out a veil with pearls on it if there are pearls incorporated into the dress already. It could also mean wearing silver jewelry to match the silver beading stitched into your dress. If your dress has enough going on, sometimes the best accessory is no accessory!
DO WHAT YOU WANT
We don’t know about you, but we feel that being comfortable is one of the top priorities on your wedding day. The last thing anybody wants is for the bride to be so worried about her veil being stepped on that she can’t enjoy her own wedding day! Plan ahead with your accessories and try them on ahead of time. This way, you can make sure that your bracelet doesn’t pinch your arm hairs or that you have a way to secure your headpiece in your hair.
This day is about YOU. If wearing a veil is something you just aren’t interested in, don’t wear a veil. If your dress has silver on it, but you want to wear gold earrings, DO IT! I preach this to all of my brides, but if it’s what you want, you will like it. Your wedding is going to be unique because YOU are the one that made the decisions for it. Don’t get too wrapped up in everyone else’s opinions and preferences. Listen to yourself and what you want!
Think about the events that you have planned for the wedding. If you’re going to do a lot of dancing or moving around, maybe stick to a shorter veil that won’t drag on the ground or plan a hairstyle that allows you to remove the veil after photos. You know yourself best, so just picture what you have planned for the day of your wedding and figure out what accessories you are going to feel the best with.
As it goes with many decisions about your wedding, there really isn’t a RIGHT or WRONG answer when it comes to picking out accessories for your dress. Just make sure you are going to be happy and comfortable on your wedding day - no matter what accessories you do or don’t decide to wear!
THE WEDDING OF
TOSH & AJ PHOTO GRAPHER: KENDRA BIRD PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / KENDRA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY florist / MILLE FLEUR DESIGN makeup / JESSICA ALAND
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dress, jewelry / THE PERFECT DRESS suit / MEN’S WEARHOUSE
/ WEDDING CAKES /
6 Things to Consider When
Choosing a Wedding Cake!
CHECK WITH THE VENUE Some wedding venues don’t allow you to bring in an outside cake. It’s important to check with your wedding venue first, and find out if there’s a fee for not getting your cake through them. You’d be surprised how much it can cost per slice to make arrangements to bring in your own cake.
SIZE IT CAREFULLY You should have a good idea of how many guests you expect at your reception. Let your cake decorator know that, as well as how confident you are in that number. You want to avoid getting more cake than you need, but you also don’t want to be short handed. Take the advice of your cake decorator on this topic. They do this for a living!
SHOP IT AROUND Wedding cakes are an important part of your wedding, and like everything else, you should shop around for the best service. The best service isn’t always just who has the lowest price. You want to know how easy it is to communicate with the cake decorator. You’ll also want to read ample reviews to know how others feel about their experiences.
WEATHER & LOCATION Your options may be limited based on if you’re having an indoor or outdoor wedding. If you’re having your reception in July at a outdoor wedding venue, then you’ll need
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to avoid buttercream or whipped cream frosting. Nothing is worse than an icky mess that doesn’t hold up in warmer weather
THE FROSTING Fondant does NOT replace buttercream on cakes. It is a beautiful ‘skin’ placed over the outside layer of buttercream or ganache, providing a perfectly smooth surface with a stronger structure, more heat resistance, & a whole new world of decorating options. Without a smooth layer of frosting underneath, fondant won’t stick to the cake properly & will show every imperfection. Fondant does not affect the taste or the inside of the cake at all, so design the outside of the cake to your heart’s content. A good baker will have several generous layers of buttercream filling between the cake layers as well as on the outside underneath the fondant. Very few wedding-sized cake slices even touch the outside of the cake, so it’s important that the inside has a nice cake-to-buttercream ratio. With cakes, as with people, it’s what’s INSIDE that counts!
VENDOR COLLABORATION Many couples choose to put fresh flowers on their wedding cakes. If this is the case, you need to make sure your florist and cake decorator are able to communicate. Make sure you know whether it’s the florist or the cake decorator that’s going to add these final touches.
THE WEDDING OF
K I N S E Y & TA N N E R PHOTO GRAPHER: JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTO GRAPHY
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PREMIER VENDORS photographer / JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY venue / WADLEY FARMS
cake artist / SWEET CRAVINGS BY MARCIA
dress / LATTERDAYBRIDE makeup / KAYLEE MORREY
florist / TIFFANY ADAMSON invitations / PRO DIGITAL PHOTOS
catering / CUSTOM CATERING
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rings / WILSON DIAMONDS
ENGAGEMENTS // BRIDALS
M E G A N & T R AV I S P H O T O G R A P H E R : S A R A H L AY N E P H O T O & D E S I G N
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CHELSEA & VINCENT PHOTO GRAPHER: KALINA NICHOLE PHOTO GRAPHY
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K AT I E & D R I S C O L L P H O T O G R A P H E R : H A N N A H M AC K P H O T O
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ALICIA & ADE PHOTO GRAPHER: MCNABB PHOTO GRAPHY
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O L I V I A & K AY L E PHOTO GRAPHER: SAMMY DUNNE PHOTO GRAPHY
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Stylist/Coordinator: Koryn Photo & Film | Dresses: Mary’s Bridal | Florals: Sweet Afton Floral Hair: Hannah Beth Beauty | Makeup: Mariel MUA | Rugs: The Boheme Project Models: Olivia & Kayle Dotson
K A N D A C E & D AV I D P H O T O G R A P H E R : P U R E L I G H T P H O T O S BY R O B I N
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Florals: Juniper Sage Floral Co | Makeup: Madeleine Harris | Hair: Alyssa Goodrich Dress: Sweetheart Bridal | Models: Kandace Gland & Dave Martinson