Last weekend, Amanda and Andrew flew all the way from sunny Florida to have a winter wedding in Utah. And they couldn’t have asked for a better week. They’ve been staying in a gorgeous home and were married on the back patio, next to the fire pit. Surrounded by 11 of their closest friends and family with the majestic Wasatch Mountains and a few beautifully decorated Christmas trees as their backdrop, they became one. With no rules or agenda, it was one of the most intimate and touching ceremonies I’ve witnessed.
The afternoon started with Amanda getting ready in the gorgeous master suite.
Andrew tended to the fire and waited anxiously for his bride.
The ring bearer and flower girl were so cute. They were excited about their duties and did a great job!
This guy…. not a florist or wedding planner by trade but he could be.
He whipped up these gorgeous bouquets in no time!
The little guy came first, carrying the rings.
Their rings are so awesome, each with the fingerprint of the other engraved.
(I couldn’t decide which ring shot I liked to best to share, so you’re getting a few)
The flower girl went next, followed by the beautiful bride who did not stop smiling all day.
Andrew seeing Amanda for the first time.
They planned their ceremony with elements meaningful to them. They each told stories of favorite memories. They laughed and kissed
and cried a little, through the whole ceremony.
Amanda read a passage from a book that is important to them and has significance in their relationship.
They recited their own beautiful vows.
And it’s official!
We found a great spot for some pictures.
Amanda, you’re gorgeous!
One of the great things about a small wedding? Individual pictures with every guest!
This was such a fun group of friends.
When it started to get dark, we headed back to the house. But the Utah skies put on an incredible show… so we had to keep shooting.
Back inside the house, there were toasts, dinner, cake and Andrew and Amanda got to spend the night celebrating with those they love.
Not only did the skies continue their performance for Andrew and Amanda on their wedding night, but Utah has been performing since they got here. They arrived to newly fallen snow with warmer temperatures than the previous week’s highs in the teens, the sunsets were remarkable and HUGE snow storms hit and are continuing. For these two winter loving snowboarders the week couldn’t have been better.
Congratulations you two! I was honored to be a part of your incredible day. Thank you.