Inspiration

Your wedding day is a celebration overflowing with love, and a touch of romance captured with European flair is perfectly apropos—even in Utah’s scenic mountains. Sarah Tucker, owner of Marae Events, offers her tips and tricks for bringing European style to your stateside affair. TABLE YOUR TONE Tucker creates an alfresco tablescape where classic European design meets contemporary details. In the...
Everything is more vibrant, more magical, under the sea. Something about the mysterious allure of the unknown and the quiet serenity of waves draws some further into the deep end. The same thing could be said about love. The rising crests of passion and swells of joy call to the spirit of the ocean. Capturing the two in action...
You’ve finally said your ‘I dos’ and made your way back down the aisle. Now it’s time to celebrate. Here we offer tips on creating the perfect wedding after party.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these gowns are worth a million. From sparkles to lace, bishop sleeves to strapless silhouettes, the design is in the details. An off-the-shoulder gown with flowing sleeves offers a perfect balance of delicate and sophisticated. With a drape veil and a vintage neckline, this gown keeps it forever classic.  Featuring puffed sleeves fit for...
Clothier Cody Hoppes and photographer Heather Nan share in-the-know insight for picture-perfect prêt-à-porter. Whether you’re going for a classic, modern or an altogether out-of-the-box look, these local pros offer some tried-and-true men's fashion tips that will ensure solid style for the groom and photogenic wedding photos.  TAILOR YOUR LOOK “Menswear is ever-evolving,” says Hoppes, sales manager with UWM Men’s Shop in...
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...