The Pinterest Bride

Many wedding pros warned me: When it came to throwing my dream wedding, a capable, visionary planner was the TLC my special day needed. But alas, my slim budget didn’t make room for the luxury of an in-the-flesh planner. I had to make do with the always friendly—and free—alternative: Pinterest.

My fiancé and I pinned our hearts out. The scene: A charming bucolic bash set among budding trees in an abandoned churchyard. The food: Street cart tacos, a sweet selection of Penguin Brothers hot-off-the-cookie-sheet ice cream sandwiches and an Italian-style garden cake, baked to perfection by Tess Comrie. The décor: String lights cheered up the moody May sky while bright and barely-there floral arrangements—courtesy of flower maven Jessica St. Thomas—dotted the tables.

The couple: blown away.

My post-wedding two cents? While stressful, wedding planning was a terrifically fun sport we were lucky enough to share. Our big day satisfaction came from finding a shared vision and investing ourselves in the planning process. Don’t hesitate to grab your partner and Pin away.

The Details

Photo by: Kate Osborne Photography, Gown: The Brides’ Shop, SLC; Beauty: Em’s Beauty Bar, SLC; Suit: J.Crew at Fashion Place, Murray

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