Every couple expects a couple of hiccups before their big day. But most don’t anticipate a lost dress and a broken collarbone! Today’s bride, Shannon, took it all in stride, and managed to score a beautiful gown two days before her wedding after her custom gown fell through. A Bride Beautiful pulled some serious strings to make sure she walked down the aisle in style.
While her husband-to-be’s broken collarbone wasn’t fixed before the big day, the avid biker was able to postpone surgery until after the wedding. Despite the setbacks, the gorgeous couple pulled off a stunning outdoor ceremony at The Canyons in Park City, Utah. They incorporated their respective cultures (American and Brazilian) into their blue and yellow wedding seamlessly. Our favorite shots? The wedding party leaving the reception via gondola – a true mountain wedding!
Matt and Ashley met while performing in a musical together and started their married lives in a musical of their own making. Luckily, this musical has a very happy ending! The curtains opened as the couple began their day with a first look at The Glenmoor Country Club. The two were picture perfect as they revealed their attire for their big day and had that special moment of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day.
The photography party then moved to DU’s campus for bridal party posed portraits. Much of the bridal party were also theater fanatics, and it showed. We had no trouble getting the group to live it up in front of the camera. The Bridesmaid’s periwinkle dresses played beautifully against the Groomsmen’s gray suites. There was no singing at this stop, but that cannot be said for much longer.
The couple’s next stop was Ashley’s childhood church. The warm loving feeling at the church was only amplified (pun intended) by the beautiful vocals of their children’s choir. Ashley walked down the isle to the angelic sounds as family and friends, and especially Matt watched her in awe. The ceremony, of course, was filled with the stuff that musical happy endings are made of. Once we returned to the Glenmoor Country Club reception, where the Glee cast would be jealous of the newlyweds’ performance lineup. The stage was set for incredible vocal performances by a handful of the bride and groom’s impressively talented guests. The curtains closed on beautiful room surrounded by twinkle lights, smiling faces, and a Bride and Groom taking their first steps into married life, dancing the night away. (From Photographer Mathew Irving).
From the Bride: We both knew right away an elopement was something that fit us perfectly. With his family in Minnesota, and mine spread out from Kentucky to Florida, we didn’t have the heart to ask people to travel so far. We also wanted it to be about us and the promises to one another, and not get swept up in the planning and stress that comes with a big wedding. And since we are saving for a house, financially it just made sense. It ended up being the best decision we made! We loved everything about our wedding day, but the thing we love the most is the adventure of marriage itself!