Inspiration

A self-described “biased historian,” wedding photographer Pepper Nix captures memories in their most ideal form. Between adjusting cakes to find just the right lighting to orchestrating intimate first looks, Nix is a perfectionist in the way you’d hope your wedding photographer would be. During her 20 years in the industry she has risen to the top of the industry...
Your wedding day should symbolize who you are, which means sometimes soft neutral tones work perfectly and other times you ought to stray from the classics. Michelle Cousins, founder of Michelle Leo Events, makes the case for bright shades, vibrant hues and bold patterns, no matter the season, venue or vibe.   CUE YOUR HUESThe first step to choosing a color...
Hardware Apartments wedding inspiration shoot.
When it comes to using bold geometric shapes, striking tones and daring details to create an unforgettable design, the team at Michelle Leo Events believes the sky is the limit. Their leader, Michelle Cousins, shares her tips and tricks for creating an out-of-the-box celebration sure to be the talk of the town.  GO BIG “Colors, shapes and patterns can breathe life...
Photos by Alexa Dotson @alexadotsonphotography THE BEGINNING It is not very romantic how we met, but our first kiss is a better story so I will tell that instead. We lived at the same apartment complex, and met through mutual friends. He was very kind and patient, and always there for me. He helped me get out an abusive relationship—he was...
Kate Giddings, owner and founder of Warpaint Makeup Academy, shares a list of must-dos for your wedding day hair and makeup. Follow this pro’s tips, and say “I do” to relaxing and enjoyable wedding-day prep. PERFECT YOUR PREPArrive with your skin clean, exfoliated and moisturized so that your makeup artist is able to apply your cosmetics flawlessly. TUNE UP YOUR TIMINGYou can...
STAND OUT This whimsical A-line Natalie Wynn gown is for the bride looking to stand out from the crowd. Gown by Natalie Wynn. GO BOHO With lace detailing, Swish mesh, bell sleeves and a sweeping train, this classic-meets contemporary gown is perfect for a bohemian inspired event. Gown by Natalie Wynn. SHOW OFF YOUR SOFT SIDE From appliquéed bishop sleeves to blush floral...
Finding a gift for loved ones is never easy, and moms can be particularly difficult. As an added layer of stress and confusion, purchasing your first offering to your new mother-in-law can feel like an impossible feat. You aren't yet sure of her taste, and making a good impression is high on your priority list. Not to worry, Utah...
PREPARE PUNCTUALLY“Your wedding is a life event that will continue to have significance for generations, and the tangible manifestations of your celebration are so important,” says Sean Bradley, owner and director of Tabula Rasa. To ensure the preparation process goes off without a hitch, he emphasizes the importance of timing. “You can never start too soon, but you can...
Southern Utah has always been held near and dear in the hearts of photographers, especially wedding photographers. The contrast between red rock, wide open skies and white bridal gowns produces an inevitably striking photo. Arches National Park is particularly known for it's awe-inspiring formations, making the perfect setting for a unique bridal shoot. When couple Wendy and Ashley visited...
As one of the most outdoor-driven states in America, it’s no surprise many Utah couples choose to say their "I dos" surrounded by nature. Whether on top of a breathtaking cliff in the red-rock-laden landscapes of Moab or within a vibrant forest deep in the Rockies, Utahns have pledged their love in a range of wild sceneries. Perhaps it’s the...