Michelle Bingham & Daniel Madsen
Quiet Meadow Farm, Mapleton
Two years after Daniel and Michelle met through mutual friends, Daniel dropped to his knee on Michelle’s birthday during a hike on Squaw Peak, overlooking Provo. The newlyweds live in Vineyard in Utah County, where he’s a mechanical engineer and she’s a Vivint Solar executive assistant.
“I wanted a venue with an ultimate backyard-wedding feel,” Michelle says of Quiet Meadow Farms in Mapleton. “This place is tucked up against the most beautiful mountains, and the weather could not have been more perfect. My oldest brother Branden married us, which made the ceremony personal and special. We had our darling nieces as flower girls and my nephew as the ring bearer.” The evening before the wedding, the couple hosted dinner following a family temple session.
“It’s tough to beat Mother Nature,” Michelle says of the farm nestled into the mountainside. Goats and chickens grazed freely through orchards of apple and peach trees. Lush greenery, farmhouse tables and twinkling lights added party flair to the barn-side meadow. Baskets held blankets tagged with handmade notes that read “to have and to hold in case you get cold.” The duo opted for neutral colors for the flowers, decorations and bridesmaids’ gowns.
A sit-down plated dinner added formality to the farm fête. After enjoying a mixed green salad with roasted butternut squash, maple-pecan and lemon tahini dressing, guests dined on entrees of either peppercorn fillet of beef with mango chutney or seared salmon with lemon caper sauce.
“I made our playlists, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. They had a soft, easy, acoustic, singer/songwriter-type feel,” Michelle says. Favorite slow songs included “You Are Mine” by Spencer Coombs featuring Holley Maher and “I’m Yours” by Secret Nation.
Photography: Benjamin Patch, SLC
Catering: Mountain Vista, Provo
Ceremony and Reception Site: Quiet Meadow Farms, Mapleton
Flowers: Prows House Floral, Pleasant Grove
Rentals: Alpine Rental, Alpine
Bride’s ring: Wilson Diamonds, Provo
Invitations: Westend Girl Studio, Provo
Groom’s suit: J.Crew, City Creek Center, SLC
Groomsmens’ ties: Nordstrom, City Creek Center, SLC