She said she didn’t believe in fate.
Years ago Anna attended a job interview where she was offered a job by Nik. She decided not take the job and continued with a different plan in her life at the time. Later, Nik’s Mother and Grandmother sat at a table at a local restaurant where they were served by the beautiful, Anna. They tried desperately to talk Anna into agreeing to meet their son/grandson. Anna declined. Then as fate would have it, Anna and Nik happened to end up at the same Halloween party thrown by Anna’s little sister. Unbeknownst to either of them that their paths had previously crossed more than once, Nik tried to impress Anna, however Nik was dressed in a less than flattering costume – a huge an inflatable Sumo wrestler costume! He left without getting her number. But thankfully, he was able to get her number from his little brother who had recently become friend’s with Anna’s sister. Turns out the inflatable sumo wrestler costume wasn’t quite as disastrous as one might think.
Nik proposed on Valentine’s day under a gazebo at the beautiful Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. You can call it fate, the stars aligning or maybe just part of God’s plan, but Anna said “yes” and they were married last weekend in a beautiful ceremony at the Ogden Nature Center.
I met Anna while she prepared for her big day.
Anna and Nik opted to do a “First Look” and see each other before the ceremony. This gave them a bit of private one on one time and allowed for us to be able to take most of the formal pictures before the ceremony giving them the time to just celebrate and be with their guests during cocktail hour.
Anna’s grandmother’s pin.
The wedding party.
The stunning ladies.
The handsome men.
The father and mother of the bride.
The groom’s family.
Some of my favorite photos typically come from the interaction immediately following the ceremony where they bride and groom are greeted by their friends and family.
Especially interactions like this! Love the joy and excitement by Anna and her new Mother in Law.
Nik surprised Anna with a beautiful wedding band! She had no idea until he slipped it on her finger during the ceremony.
The reception immediately followed the ceremony in the same picturesque location.
After dinner we took a few minutes to capture a few shots in the beautiful evening light.
The first dance – “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Perfect choice.
Their parents joined them for the second half of the dance. Both sets of parents have been married for over 30 years. A wonderful example of beautiful love and commitment.
The father-daughter dance is always one of my favorite parts of the night…
But now that I am a mother, and a mother to 3 boys, the mother/son dance always chokes me up a bit.
The party and dancing continued.
The toasts were heartfelt and funny.
As the dancing wound-down and the celebration came to an end, Nik surprised Anna again – she had no idea they’d be departing in a limo!
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your day. Everything was absolutely amazing. Congratulations!