Take Me Higher – Epic Balloon Bridals in Kanab, Utah

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” or in the case of this creative weekend… “When Utah brings you wind, let it lift you higher.”

Video by Jared Wortley Films

Earlier this year, a small group of creative professionals united in Kanab Utah for a weekend filled with shooting editorials and experiencing the adventure of Southern Utah at the captivating Balloons and Tunes Festival.

With a series of shoots designed by Wedding Planner/Designer Tressa Roberts of Cultivated Events Co., the creative team went down south with a plan, but the unpredictable Utah weather had a different vision for the weekend. Rather than the shoots they had planned, this team, supported by the fearless pilots of the hot air balloons and gracious festival leadership, rallied and worked with the beautiful natural landscape to create an epic series of bridal inspiration. The wind may have made it so the balloons couldn’t fly, but the weekend of collaboration made the creativity of these professionals soar.

Scroll on through all of these magical, majestic images. Beware- breathtaking content ahead!


Photographer: Alice Parkinson | @aliceshootspeople
Director: Rebecca Curtis | @rebeccam.creative
Styling: Tressa Roberts@cultivatedeventsco
Video: Jared Wortley Films | @jaredwortleyfilms 
Bride: Tori Christopherson | @torichristophh
Groom: Jay Christopherson | @jay_christoph
Gowns: Harlow Brides, Jenny Yoo | @harlowbrides @jennyyoonyc
Hair: Taylor Lucas | @tayloredbridal
MUA: @chelsealindonstyles
Festival: @abra_kanabra
Leather Jacket/Hat: @alicelovesclothes
Suits: Express | @express
Rings: Wilson Diamonds | @wilsondiamonds
Balloons: @chzechitoutballoon (blue)  @azairventures (Yellow)
Floral: The Potted Pansy | @thepottedpansy
Calligraphy: Made by Jen | @madebyjen_ 
Invites: Jeneze Designs | @jenezedesigns
Ribbon: Honey Silks Co. | @honeysilksco


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