Real Wedding: Sleepy Ridge Weddings

Paola and Mairon
Sleepy Ridge Weddings, Utah. May 29th.
Photography by Kalli B


It all started when Paola came to Utah to help her mother and sister move. They scheduled appointments to tour units aroung the city and came upon one man in particular that caught Paola’s eye. Mairon and Paola struck up a conversation and learned they were from the same city and country. Just when they began to discover similarities and a spark between them, Paola had to leave for her home in New York. “Before I left, I stopped by his office and asked him to take care of my mom and sister,” says Paola. When Mairon’s response was an emphatic “of course I will,” she knew she’d found someone special.

Sleepy Ridge Weddings
Sleepy Ridge Weddings


After first meeting, a whole year passed with Paola still living in New York. Eventually, she decided to move to the beehive state where her mother quickly reminded her of the nice man that had been taking care of her all this time. Once reconnected, Paola and Mairon spent time getting to know each other and dated for a year before getting engaged.

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Mairon proposed to Paola on her birthday in Park City. He arranged a hot air balloon ride and when the two were high in the alpine skies, he popped the question. The pair could hardly wait to start their lives together and scheduled their wedding day in May of 2020. Of course, the world had other plans and they had to postpone their wedding due to concerns about COVID. Although they were disappointed to see their special day delayed, Paola and Mairon knew their wedding would happen when it was meant to be. Between their marriage, the pair were also blessed with their beautiful son Mateo, who ended up being a special part of their wedding day. “To be able to have him be part of our special day made the occasion that much more special,” says Paola.

Sleepy Ridge Weddings
Sleepy Ridge Weddings


On May 29th, the pair finally tied the knot amongst family and friends. “We chose Sleepy Ridge Weddings because we loved how beautiful the place was and the amazing views it has, it was all perfect for our wedding,” Paola says. The two wanted a classically themed wedding and chose a neutral palette of ivory and off-white with metallic accents. The bridal party dressed in satin champagne gowns and navy suits.

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Videographer: Han Yan
Venue: Sleepy Ridge Weddings
Makeup: Morgan Fay
Entertainment: Andres DJ Prime & Singer Geercy
Cake: KMC Bakery
Gown: Galia Lahav purchased at Alta Moda Birdal
Ring: Modern Bride

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Avrey is the Associate Editor for Utah Bride & Groom Magazine, and the Digital Editor for our affiliate magazine Utah Style & Design. She enjoys documenting unique love stories, offering fashion inspiration and indulging her affinity for alliteration.