Tell us: What sounds better than a cozy, intimate brunch to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day? The old Hollywood decor of Laurel Brasserie and stunning architecture of the monumental Grand America Hotel in which it resides provide a romantic, urban castle backdrop for this splendid styled gallery by Ali Montemayor Photography.
“For this shoot, I was reflecting about the quiet moments before or after a couple says ‘I Do,’ where they could bask in their newlywed state without the congressional of guests in tow,” Montemayor says. “I figure they’d simply want to eat!”
Montemayor took one look at the Grand America’s specialty facade with its radiating decadence, and dubbed it the perfect setting for the modern bride and groom. This adoring husband and wife circled back to their wedding day bliss in high style, sampling stunning dishes from the brasserie’s freshly developed menu.
Dreamy Dress Rentals provided an elegant mini dress that combines the right amounts of modern meets vintage fashion. “This dress whispers bridal, instead of screaming it,” says Montemayor.
“Life after 2020 looks a lot different for couples, so I wanted to capture a moment of celebratory inspiration for those looking for a quieter, more intimate affair.”
Model: Shantell Sorenson | @_shantell_sorenson_
Dress: Dreamy Dress Rentals | @dreamydressrentalsutah
Location: Laurel Brasserie & Bar | @laurelslc