Salt Lake City native Maggie and Palo Alto native Andrew met in fall 2019 in sunny California while Maggie was completing her studies at Stanford University. Now graduated—both from university and from girlfriend to Mrs.—Maggie works in finance for a work management software company. Andrew’s career continues at a Bay Area venture capital firm.
Knowing that Maggie has a love affair with flowers, Andrew took her for a weekend walk along the breathtaking paths of Filoli, the bay area’s historic gardens. Midway through their stroll, the couple came upon a full meadow of sunny daffodils. Before Maggie could catch her breath from the stunning view, Andrew got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Gifted with a beautiful ring, Maggie said “yes” to a beautiful life together.
Salt Lake Country Club holds a special meaning for the bride’s family as it was the venue for both Maggie’s parent’s wedding and her own, on the same date exactly 25 years apart. “I owe so much to my parents, and it was so special to be able to share this day and this place with them,” Maggie says. After a morning ceremony in the Bountiful, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the couple and their guests reunited at the Country Club for a whimsical reception full of color.
Beneath elegantly monogrammed banners and garlands of playful dangling wildflowers, tables robed in sky blue linens welcomed guests to the reception dinner. Florals of all colors and arrangements filled chic rose-gold vessels. A sunny yellow cake sat center stage, adorned with a deluge of vibrant petals, capturing Maggie’s vision of perfect summertime hues.
“We wanted something fun, celebratory and floral-focused,” Maggie says. “At the same time, we wanted a classy and timeless look. I loved the whimsy and elegance that came from this design.”
Maggie and Andrew arrived at their reception in a greenery-laden golf cart, dressed to the nines in a classic black tuxedo and a sparkling, floral-patterned gown with a flowing train and delicately detailed cap sleeves.
Music was a must for these lovebirds–Maggie grew up studying classical music and Andrew loves to bust a move. Because of her love for music, Maggie opted for a live band from the West Coast to provide the soundtrack to their wedding party, rather than a DJ playlist. The band delivered an energy-packed evening filled with tender moments, including dancing with their parents to Nat King Cole and raucous surprises like a fully choreographed groomsmen number set to a Bruno Mars hit. Atop a brightly lit dance floor and backed by striking mountain views, the newlyweds shared their first dance to “If I Ain’t Got You,” by Alicia Keys.
“We discovered the lighted dance floor while planning, and thought it was the perfect way to enhance the dance party,” Maggie says. Throughout the night, the stage shifted colors based on the mood of the song, luring guests to join the fold with every tune.
The wedding celebration for Maggie and Andrew became a de facto reunion for friends and family from across the country. “It was amazing to have an in-person celebration with everyone we love, and to finally be able to introduce people from throughout our lives to each other.”
After dancing the night away, Maggie and Andrew exited their reception to classic sparkler fanfare and then embarked on a honeymoon getaway to Lanai, Hawaii.
Utah Wedding Vendors:
Planning, Floral and Design: La Fête Floral and Design, lafetefloral.com
Photography: Mikki Platt, mikkiplatt.com
Videographer: Dane Christensen, @danskerdane
Venue and Catering: Salt Lake Country Club, saltlakecountryclub.com
Bride’s Attire: Alta Moda Bridal, altamodabridal.com
Bridesmaids Gowns: Needle and Thread, us.needleandthread.com
Stationery Suite: The Write Image, thewriteimage.com
Flags: S Martine Design, @smartinedesign
Lighting: Moon Light Utah, moonlightutah.com
Rentals: Diamond Event & Tent, diamondevent.com
Dance Floor: In the Event, intheevent.com
Hair & Makeup: Lesley Lind Makeup, lesleylind.com
Cake: Flour and Flourish, flourandflourishcake.com
Reception Band: West Coast Music, westcoastmusic.com