When Ashley first reached out to me about photographing her wedding, I felt I had finally arrived! Her reception was going to be at my dream venue! I spent all year looking forward to this day. It’s no surprise that it exceeded my expectations. Ashley & Kevin are the sweetest couple, and every minute spent with them was wonderful.
A few weeks before the wedding, we got together to photograph Ashley & Kevin’s first look and bridal session at Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The bride’s mom joined us, and we had so much fun together as well as lots of happy tears. She was even more excited than the bride and groom! It was so cute to see how nervous Kevin was before the first look! He said he felt like he was walking to the rose ceremony on the Bachelor.
Ashley & Kevin were married in the Manti Temple. It’s such a beautiful temple with its spot on the hill. It was fun to shoot somewhere that I don’t get to visit all the time. Ashley looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress! She in lace and he in a classic black suit and tie made for a striking couple.
After the ceremony, we all drove to Provo for the reception at the White Shanty. I could devote an entire blog post to how much I love this venue! It is absolutely gorgeous with its whitewashed walls and glorious natural light streaming in. I’d love to shoot there every day. The Penguin Brothers catered with custom ice cream sandwiches. They are another one of my favorite vendors. There were outdoor games and a fun photo-booth set up in the back of the beloved family truck affectionately dubbed “The Bronco.” Grandma and all of the grand-kids somehow piled in the back of it for a group photo together. Complete with a s’mores bar, it was a really fun night that ended with the bride and groom riding off into the sunset in the Bronco.
Congratulations, Ashley & Kevin! Your wedding was a dream in so many ways! I know you two will be very happy together.
To read more about Ashley & Kevin’s love story and see photos from their spring engagement session in the Thanksgiving Point Gardens, click here!
Ceremony Venue | Manti LDS Temple
Reception Venue | The White Shanty
Wedding Dress | Lehi Bridal
Florals | Wright Flower Company
Catering | The Penguin Brothers
Invitations | Vista Print