Angela and Steven
St. Regis, Deer Valley. June 22
Photography by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

A DM DEBUT
A mutual friend introduced Angela and Steven at City Creek Center, and when the two parted ways, Steven couldn’t get Angela out of his head. Later that evening—in keeping with millennials everywhere—Steven made his move by following Angela on Twitter and sliding into her DMs. Two-and-a-half years later, Angela was nearly finished unwrapping gifts at the couple’s baby shower. When she opened up the final present, she was shocked to discover her dream ring inside. Angela looked up to see her beau on one knee, asking her to be his wife. 

Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

MOUNTAIN AMOUR
When Angela started planning her wedding, she considered a beachfront affair in her home state of California. After giving it more thought, she realized that everybody takes trips to the beach; it’s much less common to travel to the mountains. Angela wanted to give her friends and family a unique opportunity, so she decided on Park City and chose the St. Regis for its lift rides, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding alpine peaks.  

Real Wedding in Deer Valley
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Photo by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

A PEARL-TONED PARTY
When Angela sat down with Mara Mazdzer, owner of Fuse Weddings and Events, she knew she wanted an all-white wedding. Together, the pair collaborated to create an event that checked all of Angela’s boxes: simple, glamorous, moody, romantic and monochromatic. The duo added contrast with hints of gold that elevated the celebration’s feeling of sophistication. 

Real Wedding in Deer Valley
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

HOME SWEET HOME
Angela and Steven are both Utah transplants, so they chose to honor their birthplaces by bringing elements from each location into the ceremony. Angela purchased a dress and veil from California because she was born and raised in Los Angeles, while Steven chose the couple’s rings from a local business in Kansas City. Incorporating references of their hometowns into their nuptials helped personalize the celebration and make it unique to the pair. 

Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

A GRAND ENTRANCE
Angela decided against first-look photos, instead allowing Steven to view his bride for the first time—along with everyone else—as Angela’s mother walked her down the aisle. Before creating that special moment between the couple, the pair made sure to give their one-and-a-half-year-old son his own opportunity to shine. Performing as his dad’s best man, the toddler made his way down the aisle in a toy Bentley operated by his grandfather. 

Real Wedding in Deer Valley
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography
Real Wedding in Deer Valley
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

TOUCHING TUNES
The first time Angela flew to Missouri to meet Steven’s family and friends, her future hubby treated her to his own rendition of “Stingy” by Ginuwine. Naturally, the two felt it was a fitting choice for the soundtrack to their first dance. Later, during the reception, Angela opted out of a father-daughter dance and instead chose to pay homage to her culture by performing a traditional dance with her El Salvadorian mother to upbeat cumbia music. 

Real Wedding in Deer Valley
Photos by Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

Wedding Planner: Mara Mazdzer, Fuse Weddings and Events

Photographer: Morgan Olsen at In Frames Photography

Venue: St. Regis Deer Valley

Entertainers: Oquirrh String Quartet

DJ: The Heavy Hitter DJ Juggy

Jeweler: Meierotto Jewelers

Cake: Flour & Flourish

Gown Designer: Ines Di Santo

Bridal Shop: Lovella Bridal

Bride Headpiece: Maria Elena Headpieces

Suits: The Black Tux

Bride and Groom Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Florist: Decoration Inc.

Videographer: Chris McClain Productions

Cigars: The Tinder Box

Personalized Party Favors: Summertime Sweets


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