Real Wedding: Tana and Dawn

Tana and Dawn sent this message to all of the vendors a few days before their wedding, assuring that rain or shine, they were tying the knot! The week leading up to their wedding we are sure that all of us were watching the weather to see if it was going to rain. Of course, Tana and Dawn have been planning their wedding for so long that they had backup plans to their backup plans for their wedding… but we all still hoped that mother nature would cooperate and give these ladies their dream day that they hoped for.

Tana and Dawn had quite the crew to help them get ready. When you have two beautiful brides who need hair and makeup done, it can take a little while, and a few people as well. Right in the middle of the hustle and rushing back and forth to make sure everything was ready for both Tana and Dawn, a big, dark cloud could be seen coming over the mountains. We checked our phones to look at the weather, and sure enough… rain was going to come… right when the ceremony started.

No doubt, Tana and Dawn were mostly distracted by the finishing touches on their make-up, dresses, and family members to worry about the rain. But we think every single guest and vendor at the wedding looked outside and hoped, wished, and prayed that there would be even the slightest let up of the storm. When it was time for Tana and Dawn to line up to walk for their ceremony, the heavens suddenly went from gray… to blue. Minutes before the music started for the ceremony… the rain stopped… the sun broke through the clouds… and the wedding that Tana and Dawn had planned every waking minute for over a year was going to happen.

After their “I do’s” Tana and Dawn had a butterfly release planned. Family and friends meticulously placed over 150 butterflies from envelopes into a box to be opened to let them all out before they walked back down the aisle. However, since the weather was just warming back up, when the box lid was opened… the butterflies stayed in their cozy box. After a little coaching from Tana and Dawn, they started exiting the box and landing on their hands and dresses giving them literal butterfly kisses and well wishes. Days later, Tana and Dawn would report that they still saw their butterfly friends hanging around the Hyatt Centric in abundant numbers, reminding them of their perfect day.

Instead of gifts, Tana and Dawn asked for donations to the Ziegfeld Theater, who were performing Broadway tunes during their reception. With songs from Shrek the Musical to Rent, all guests were entertained and given the best show around. Between the performances, the weather, the vendors and staff, and the brides, if we were to sum up this Park City Wedding at the Hyatt Centric into one word, it would be this: perfect.


Venue: Hyatt Centric Park City | @hyattparkcity

Event Manager: Doris Filipiak from the Hyatt Centric 

Photographer: Jessie and Dallin Photography | @jessieanddallin 

Videographer: Brave Productions | contact

Florist: Lilly and Iris | @lilly.and.iris 

Cake Artist: Sweet Cravings by Marcia | @sweetcravings12

Wedding Dresses: Bridal Image | @bridalimageut 

Invitation Suite: Paper Culture | @paperculture 

Wedding Rings: Shane Co. | @shanecompany

Hair and Makeup Artists: Amber Christensen (@amberc0616), Lexi Zimmer (contact), Morgan Kmetzsch (contact), KobiAnn Gil, and Kara Honeycutt

Butterflies: Swallowtail Farms 

Reception Entertainment/Theater: Ziegfeld Theater  | @ziegfeldtheater

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