Real Wedding: Wadley Farms

Michael & Amani
Wadley Farms, Lindon, June 11
Photography by Jarom and Shanessa


Michael and Amani’s story began in modern fashion through the dating app Bumble. While the two clicked initially, Amani was traveling out of the country and their conversation was cut short. Right on cue, Michael reached out exactly one month later and the two agreed to meet for their first date. Cut to four years later and Michael proposed during a road trip to Utah. He surprised Amani by popping the question at the stunning Salt Flats and the rest is history. 

Wadley Farms


Raised in two different cultural backgrounds, Amani and Michael found strength in their diverse experiences. “We fought for our loved and proved that the division of two very strong religious and cultural backgrounds only made our love for each other stronger,” Amani says. 

Wadley Farms
Wadley Farms


The pair tied the knot on June 11 at the sophisticated venue Wadley Farms. “We wanted a ‘wow’ factor for our guests and ourselves, and a venue to feel like real royalty in,” Amani recalls. The couple chose a natural earthy palette for their big day, emphasizing Mediterranean themes throughout. Adorning the venue with sophisticated yet effortless floral arrangements and classic furnishings adds a natural charm to Wadley Farms’ stunning grounds. 

Wadley Farms


As two certified foodies, Amani and Michael wanted a curated menu for their special day. “We wanted there to be too much food,” says Amani. The talented in-house catering team at Wadley Farms welcomed guests with a delectable charcuterie board. For dinner, the group was served chef-carved beef with au jus, chicken marsala, pesto mashed potatoes, grilled squash, and fresh-baked rolls. Of course, the couple wanted their wedding cake to reflect their love of flavor, and Cakes by Allessandra brought their vision to life. The tiered marble cake combined rich poppy seed flavors with a raspberry buttercream filling. 

Wadley Farms
Wadley Farms


Photography: Jarom and Shanessa
Venue: Wadley Farms
Florist: The Potted Pansy
Cake: Cakes by Alessandra
Catering: Utah Custom Catering
Gown: The Dress Theory
Rentals: Alpine Events Co. & Rustic Urban Goods
DJ: Dj Cam Reeverb Entertainment

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Avrey Evans
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.