Tyler and Juan
Wadley Farms, September 8th
Photography by Vphotography
Juan and Tyler met through Tinder in 2019. They spent their first date enjoying downtown Salt Lake, starting with lunch at the Italian eatery Caffe Molise and afterward spent hours getting to know each other at Memorial Grove Park. When Juan made the first move with a kiss, he wasn’t sure Tyler felt the same way. “We ended the date sitting on the steps of the State Capital Building,” Tyler recalls. “I confirmed I was interested by leaning in for a second smooch.”
FREE FALLING INTO LOVE
After dating for seven months and traveling through Utah’s many National Parks, Juan decided he would make things official with a grand gesture. He surprised Tyler with a spontaneous skydiving adventure, and prepared an intricate proposal with the staff. Tyler was taken completely off guard by the expedition “I didn’t even know we would be jumping out of a plane until an hour before take off!” he recalls. At the last second, Juan told Tyler they wouldn’t be able to go up in the same plane and would have to jump separately. When Juan took off first, Tyler waited in nervous anticipation until it was his time. When his turn finally came, Tyler sailed through the sky toward the landing space where Juan would ask him to spend their lives together. “I could see a sign from the sky reading ‘Will You Marry Me?'” Tyler says.
The pair tied the knot 11 months later at the elegant Lindon venue, Wadley Farms. “Juan had attending a wedding as a bartender there and always said one day he would get married there,” says Tyler. “And for obvious reasons—it is STUNNING!” The royal-like building didn’t require further adornment, so the grooms opted to keep decor simple and rustic. The aisle was lined with oversized vases filled with pampas grass and dried eucalyptus strands. A pair of contemporary triangle arches anchored the space, and a palette of maroon and dark teal was repeated throughout the venue.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Tyler and Juan’s wedding party was a mixture of close family and friends. Juans’ groomsladies including his friends Kelly, Rose and Adriana, while Tyler’s groomsladies were his friend Hannah, sister Brittany and sister-in-law Ashley. They gave one of the most important roles, the ring security title, to Tyler’s nephew Collin. Officiating their wedding was Melani Glassman, who has since gone on to marry many more couples. The grooms’ close circle helped bring their wedding visions to life from the beginning, as they helped with several of the DIY decor pieces for the ceremony and reception.
To further document their special day, Juan and Tyler made a love hashtag that would link every post made by friends and family. “We chose #LYMT which means Love You More Today,” Tyler explains. “Because everyday spent together we love each other more and more.”
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