Real Weddings: Uptown Classic at the Salt Lake LDS Temple & Utah State Capitol

Jasmine Lynch & Erik Nilsson – 5.7.16

Jasmine and Erik met through mutual friends when they were sophomores at the University of Utah. “The first official date was a Greek date night that his fraternity, Sigma Chi, hosted in the fall at the Utah State Fair,” Jasmine says. Two and half years later, Erik popped the question one evening in his parent’s garden. “The whole backyard was lit up with twinkle lights and photos of us. A trail of lanterns led to a gazebo at the back of the property. He walked me to it and then from the house came our dog, Beau. The ring was tied to his collar!”

“I really wanted to hold our dinner and reception somewhere that had a grand feeling unlike anywhere else in the state,” Jasmine says about selecting the Utah State Capitol building for their May wedding. The ceremony was held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake City Temple and then the couple hosted a private dinner and open reception in the Capitol’s rotunda.

“I didn’t want a specific theme,” Jasmine states. “I wanted everything to be cohesive through color tones of whites and creams. Simple and elegant.” The mother of the bride designed the bridesmaids’ gowns and bridesmaids made succulent pots for favors.

“Marvelous Catering from Provo was incredible,” Jasmine says. They served Erik’s mother’s “Famous Pink Salad,” which refers to the color of the dressing. The main course included pan-seared herb chicken or New York strip roast with sides of mashed potatoes, asparagus spears and dinner rolls. A four-tier cake featuring layers of raspberry swirl, chocolate, vanilla and coconut rounded out the menu.

Live band Gold Standard played classic crooner-style tunes with Sinatra-esque vocals, drums, sax and flute.

“Looking out across the rotunda at everyone’s tables during dinner,” Erik explains. “I felt incredible love and support from our family and friends.”  the details.

See more inside the 2017 issue.

Photography: Gideon Photography, St. George
Wedding planner: Leslie Dawn Events, SLC
Catering: Marvelous Catering, Provo
Cake: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy
Ceremony site: Salt Lake LDS Temple, SLC
Reception site: Utah State Capitol, SLC
Flowers: Sax Romney, SLC
Rentals: Diamond Rental, SLC
Flower wall: Blissful Charm, Bluffdale
Rings: Sierra West Jewelers, Orem
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Gown: Alta Moda Boutique, SLC
Suits: Men’s Warehouse, Murray
Entertainment: Gold Standard, SLC
Videography: David Perry, South Jordan
Beauty: Vivian Makeup Artistry, SLC

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