Real Wedding: Log Haven Lovers

Photo by Flying Gull Photography

Eli & Skylar
Log Haven & Square Kitchen, September 28.
Photography by Flying Gull Photography


Eli, an attorney, and Skylar, a med student, experienced a very modern meet-cute on Tinder. “Skylar was on a one-hour layover at the Salt Lake City airport when we matched,” Eli explains. After spending days chatting with one another online, the pair decided it was finally time to meet in person, so they made the leap and flew out to meet each another. After that, the pair’s first official date was in Cleveland, where they met up to attend a wedding. Little did they know, they’d soon be hosting nuptials of their own.

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After three years of dating, Eli decided it was time to tie the knot. “Eli left ‘12 Days of Christmas’ gifts on my porch and acted like he had no idea who was delivering these mysterious packages. He even pretended like he was helping me figure out who the anonymous gifter was,” recalls Skylar. But, by the twelfth day, the charade was up—the final gift was a ring. 

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“We wanted to have a brunch wedding at a venue where we could show off the mountains to our out-of-town guests,” Eli says. Because the two chose to tie the knot outdoors at Log Haven in order to capture Utah’s fall beauty, they chose subtle tones for their color palette in order to add to—rather than distract from—the autumn hues. They created a classic, minimalist atmosphere by cloaking the event in shades of black, white and antique gold. 

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“We held a reception in the evening, and some friends who run a catering business called Island Hopper catered the celebration as a wedding gift,” Eli says. To keep the party going, the pair also served drinks crafted by Copa Bar Service. In the end, the couple enjoyed planning their celebration and hosting friends, but according to Eli, all of that faded away when he looked at his new groom. “Skylar is the best person I know and the best person I could have ever dreamed of meeting. The only thing I really remember with much clarity from that day is how lucky I felt that it was happening at all.”

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Photography: Flying Gull Photography

Wedding Planning and Design: Belle Bodas Events

Brunch Venue: Log Haven

Reception Venue: Square Kitchen

Florist: Native Flower Company

Grooms’ Suits: J. Crew

Brunch Catering: Log Haven

Reception Bar Service: Copa Bar Service

Folk Band: Whistlin’ Rufus

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