Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Neena Andersen & Andy Earl

Real Utah Wedding | October 14, 2011 | Photos by Kate Osborne Photography

By Tessa Woolf July 1, 2012 Published in the June 2012 issue of Park City Magazine

NAMES Neena Andersen and Andy Earl LIVE IN Pleasant Grove OCCUPATIONS She is a dental assistant and floral designer; he works in marketing HOW THEY MET Three months after a mutual friend tried to set them up, they shared a chair lift at Park City Mountain Resort by chance, started talking, and were dating by the end of that week WHERE HE PROPOSED 200 feet up on the Cosmic Space Dust Lasers rock climb; after making sure she was safely tied to the wall, he popped the question as the sun set over Utah Valley THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING They wanted the day to feel easy and uncontrived and reflect their love for the mountains; it was important to the bride to incorporate her Indian heritage WEDDING DAY WEATHER Sunny and warm WEDDING TIME 5:30 NUMBER OF GUESTS 100 at the ceremony, several hundred at the reception WEDDING BUDGET $9,000 COLORS Fall hues, including shades of orange, green, mustard yellow, deep and faded red, and streaks of gold for true Indian flare CULTURAL ELEMENTS The bride had the palms and the backs of her hands tattooed in henna, and she wore a light gold sari during some of the reception; all of the women from the bride’s mother’s family wore traditional Indian clothing RECEPTION MENU FAVORITES Savory chicken curry crepes and sweet fruit crepes with raspberry and chocolate sauce GUEST PARTICIPATION Guests contributed advice, words of affirmation, and drawings to a time capsule to be opened on the couple’s five-year anniversary THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Relaxed, colorful, fun HONEYMOON Maui

Local Vendor list

Ceremony and Reception The Manor at The Riverwoods

Photography Kate Osborne Photography

Invitations Designed by the groom; printed at Alexander’s Print Advantage

Gown Custom-designed by Jann Nielsen

Henna and Indian Jewelry Jias Boutique

Makeup Kylie Christensen

Hair Kami Christensen

Bridesmaids Downeast Outfitters, Forever 21

Groom’s Formal Wear Joseph Abboud at Men’s Wearhouse

Rings Wilson Diamonds

Flowers Studio Stems

Catering A Perfectly Catered Event

DJ Bradon Welker at J Productions

Rentals Alpine Event Rentals

Registry Target, REI

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