Real Weddings: Maggie Gottschalk & Spencer Reid

Kilt Classichy: Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple  and La Caille 11.7.15

University of Utah students Maggie and Spencer were longtime high school sweethearts in Philadelphia. After six years of dating (two of which were long distance), it was no surprise that Spencer proposed the week he returned to Salt Lake from his LDS Mission. While picnicking hillside at Block U—the large concrete letter “U” built on Mount Van Cott in the foothills north of campus—Maggie answered an immediate yes.

“I always wanted to get married in a castle, and La Caille fit the requirement just perfectly,” Maggie says of the majestic estate. Maggie and Spencer wed inside the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple before hosting a ring ceremony and reception at La Caille.

A glamour-meets-vintage vibe graced the autumn event. “I wanted a timeless and elegant look without overshadowing the beautiful greenery at La Caille,” the bride explains. During a ring ceremony, groomsmen donned kilts and bagpipes played—a nod to Spencer’s Scottish heritage. An antique mirror served as a seating chart for guests. Ditching the usual autumn colors, the couple opted for navy and gold. Sequin table cloths and glowing candles shimmered inside La Caille’s Grand Pavilion.

Each guest enjoyed beef filet and halibut with an Asian glaze, steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. “Food was one of the most important things for my husband, so he wanted to make sure that everyone got enough and enjoyed it,” Maggie explains. “Many of the men dined on two or three plates of food!”

“It was absolutely freezing during the ring ceremony and I was shivering under the gazebo,” Maggie says. “Spencer stopped in the middle of the ceremony to give me his jacket, and then all of the groomsmen followed his lead and gave their jackets to the bridesmaids.”

The details

Photography: Heather Nan Photography, SLC
Planner, flowers and rentals: Mayflowers, SLC
Venue and catering: La Caille, Sandy
Rings: Lauria Jewelers, Philadelphia
Gown: Yolan Cris, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse, Murray
Kilts: Edinburgh Castle Scottish Imports, SLC
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, ASOS
Videography: Kevin Ginsberg, Philadelphia

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