Get to Know Alpine Barn: Korey + Tanji’s Winter Wedding

Groundhog Day told us we’re getting an early spring, but the weather hasn’t really looked that way, does it? In efforts to break through the rainy greys, we want to introduce you to a new, spring-ready venue with a Real Wedding twist!

Say hello to Knot & Pine’s Alpine Barn venue located in Alpine, Utah. If you saw our Malta Bridals post from earlier this year,  you’ll remember our gorgeous power couple, Korey and Tanji Smith. The Smiths were one of the first couples to seal the deal at Alpine Barn. Now we get to tell you their sweet story and share wedding details!

Courtesy of the Knot & Pine website

The Couple

Photographer and now husband Korey Smith told us that he met his new wife, Tanji, on the LDS dating app, “Mutual.”

When they matched, Tanji was living in St. George and he was in Orem, so they did a lot of FaceTime before they met. Their first date? A trip to Vegas to see the Blue Man Group!

As for the proposal, Korey made it a complete secret.

“We tricked her into thinking I was doing a photoshoot for someone the day I proposed,” says Korey.  “I arranged with another photographer to meet me at the Provo City Center temple to take photos of him. He offered to snap a quick shot of Tanji and I and I got on one knee and asked her.  She did not see it coming.”

Talk about a sweet surprise!

The Wedding

Korey and Tanji held their big celebration at Alpine Barn after a ceremony at the Provo City Center temple on December 1, 2018.

Knot & Pine’s Alpine Barn venue holds between 450-550 guests and has a maximum seating capacity of 120. The venue can be reserved for any 6 hours between the hours of 10am-10pm (and they say that’s flexible too!).

Here’s a perk: they only do one event a day, which means that they can try to accommodate early set up times! That’s one less thing to worry about. Alpine Barn’s rustic atmosphere was the perfect backdrop for the wedding’s neutral color palette, complete with brilliant white florals by none other than Provo’s Campus Floral. 

“The venue was also so beautiful,” Korey says. “Natalie the owner was very easy to work with and the final result was more amazing than we could have ever asked for.”

One of the most magical parts of the Alpine Barn venue is the delicate lighting. Those breathtaking string lights are included in the space!

Amenities included in rental:

10 Farm Style wood tables (measuring 9’x40)

8-12 Crossback Wood Chairs per table (plenty of seating for between 80-120 guests)

Two 9′ Buffet tables

Cake table

2 gift tables

A sign in table

Other features includes a top-of-the-line sound system, a TV in the entryway, a bridal suite AND groom’s room (with TV and lounge space!). 

Alpine Barn also provides a prep kitchen and options for in-house Floral, Catering, Cakes, and event planning services. Sounds like you can just kick your feet up and pick the pretty details rather than worrying about all the technicalities.


The Menu

The wedding dinner was catered by Sweeto Burrito (yum!), and cupcakes by Danielle Jones wrapped up the night.

After a long day of love, the newlyweds ended the night with romantic dancing on Alpine’s intimate dance floor, and as they say: lived happily ever after. Keep on scrolling for more images!

If you missed our feature of the Smith’s bridals in Malta (that Korey took himself!), you can peruse them here! 


Photography: Cameron Dever Photo | @camerondeverphoto
Gown: A Bridal Center, Provo | @bridalcenter
Tux: Formed Fit | @formedfit
Floral: Campus Floral, Provo | @campusfloral 
Catering: Sweeto Burrito | @sweetoburrito
Cake: Danielle Jones, Wedding Cake by Danielle |
Venue: Knot & Pine’s Alpine Barn, Alpine UT | @knotandpine

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