Life doesn’t stop for anything, even falling in love. Busy professionals are making their vows match their lifestyles, making the choice to elope to the county clerks office rather than spend another day apart.Sacrificing a large wedding doesn’t mean sacrificing memories you will cherish forever. Get inspired by the Love To Go, Salt Lake City Elopement! Xoxo, Jess
Love To Go, Salt Lake City Elopement
Submitted by: Rebecca M Creative
What was your design inspiration?
The fusing of the cool greens of late summer with the fresh feel of a pair of professionals eloping during an August evening in the city. The city and the coolness of the evening drove the inspiration for this editorial.
Describe your flowers.
Wanting to maintain the look of a smaller, but precise and intentional bouquet, Marianne from Mille Fleur Designs put just the right touch of greenery vs white florals that any bride, even one eloping, would want to feature on her wedding day.
Describe your cake.
As this was an elopement we wanted to make sure the couple and their best man/MOH celebrated at a well-loved local dessert location. Gourmandise Bakery is not only an amazing gourmet bakery in Downtown Salt Lake City, but it is the favorite of wedding dress designer Janay Marie, making this feature extra special.
The cake our newly wedded couple shared to celebrate their union is a local favorite, white silk vanilla with whipped topping and strawberries. The perfect mesh of texture, flavor, and pure deliciousness.
Tell us about your attire choices.
This editorial was shot two weeks before the annual Utah Fashion Week event. Designer Janay Marie is not only one of the producers, but also one of the founders of Utah Fashion Week. The gown selected as our wedding gown was one of the gowns that Janay Marie debuted on the Runway during Utah Fashion Week. The dress for the Maid of Honor is also a Janay Marie original design.
While both dresses are different in form, they each show an element of the design skill of Janay Marie. The Maid of Honor wore an ombre cocktail gown in greens that used petals to bring movement and a youthfulness to the design. The Bride wore a light blue/grey chiffon based two-piece gown with white lace detailing. True to Janay Marie fame, the skirt allowed for full movement as if worn by a ballet dancer.
Describe and personal details.
Unique to this editorial, the couple is a real couple, only married for just over a year!
Photography: Megan Lee Photography • Event Production: Rebecca M Creative • Floral: Mille Fleur Design • Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co. • Stationery: Copper and Carbon • Videography: A Moment in Time • Hair: Third Generation Stylist • Makeup: Sierra Zuagg • Bakery: Gourmandise the Bakery • Model: Chayse McDermott • Model: Beauty by Maryn • Model: Brady Mcdermott • Model: Davis McDermott • Wedding Dress: Janay Marie Designs • Bridesmaid Dresses: Janay Marie Designs • Headpiece: Sparrow Station • Submitted via: Matchology
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