I couldn’t have been happier for Sarah and Dan who were married recently at the This is the Place Heritage Park which I have decided is one of the best places to get married. While having an outdoor ceremony in March in Utah is risky, they ended up with a beautiful afternoon and evening!
We began the morning at Nellie’s Salon where Sarah an the rest of the bridal party got ready for the big day.
Her mom and sisters helped Sarah put the final touches on getting ready for her big day.
Dan’s groomsmen and family also lent a helping hand.
Sarah and Dan did not see each other before their ceremony. I got teary eyed watching their anticipation.
The ceremony was performed by a longtime friend who did a fantastic job. It was beautiful.
Sarah needs no make up, fancy hair or jewels. She radiates natural beauty every day, but add those things and WOW! Sarah you looked absolutely stunning.
The wedding colors of purple and green were accented by bright Gerber daisies in the bouquets, boutonnieres and on each table.
Just gorgeous, Sarah.
The reception immediately followed the ceremony and began with dinner and some heartfelt toasts to the happy couple by the best man and maid of honor. Sarah and her sister cried…. we are all so happy that Sarah found her perfect match. The best man began his toast with recalling the first time he met Dan. He said that they started chatting and 30 minutes later Dan was still talking. Everyone laughed. But the real laughter came when Dan started a toast of his own. Thirty minutes later he was still recalling memories and thanking almost every guest personally. I was seriously cracking up over the fact that he had just proven his best man right! I had no idea you were such a talker, Dan :) And I’m just kidding, it wasn’t a full 30 minutes later ;).
The toasts were followed by the first dance as husband and wife.
And then the Father / Daughter dance. Dan danced with his daughter and Sarah with her father.
Sarah is one of five girls. Her dad has a song that has been special to him for many years. Greg Brown’s “Daughters” is the most perfect song for Steve and his beautiful girls and perfect for this dance.
Dan and his mom.
The cake cutting.
Sarah and Dan are both fire fighters for the US Forest Service. Recently “they” were on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah as part of the Wildfire Exhibit. And by “they”, I really mean that… life size cutouts of both of them were on display during the exhibit. It was so fun to have these as part of their wedding decor. They were a popular photo prop for the guests and even became dancing partners for a few.
A few of the guests:
Their beautiful families:
The dancing was incredible and continued all night.
If you frequent my blog, you may recall that many of my weddings featured guests rolling on the floor. It’s intentional and done repeatedly during the chorus of Proud Mary. Receptions just aren’t quite receptions if they don’t include a little “rollin on a river.”
Thank you for including me in your day. Everything was beautiful and SO much fun.
I’m so happy for you guys.