Real Weddings

Real Utah Wedding: Ashley + Dylan at Highland Gardens | Alixann Loosle Photography

By Tessa Woolf March 22, 2013

On Wednesday we featured Ashley and Dylan's pretty spring bridal session by Alixann Loosle Photography, and today we're spotlighting the Utah couple's June wedding at Highland Gardens. The fresh summer fling is full of beautiful, heartfelt details: Ashley wore her great-grandma Stella's earrings—a gift from her grandma—with her lace mermaid dress, and her mom, aunts, and grandma hunted down each and every vintage vase displayed on the reception tables. And did we mention Alixann Loosle's gorgeous photos? See the goods for yourself.

Bride Ashley shares her favorite details of the big day, from the vintage vases and pom garland to the gold Chiavari chairs and wood-fired pizza:

My favorite element of my wedding was the collection of vintage vases used for the flowers. My mom, aunts, and grandma spent countless afternoons collecting them, and I loved that each vase was unique. It was so fun to mix and match the vases to give each table an eclectic yet uniform and simple look that let the gorgeous flowers shine.

I loved that the pom garland gave the reception a fun pop of color. The garland was a DIY project by my mom—a big effort, but it added color without having too many decorations. Also, I am glad  we splurged a little on the gold Chiavari chairs. It was worth the extra money because they added an element of elegance to the decor. 

Something that was important to us was to have the food represent what we love to eat instead of just having typical reception food. We love finding new pizza restaurants, so having wood-fired pizza, Izze sodas, and "his" and "her" desserts was a perfect representation of us and what we like.

Congratulations Ashley and Dylan! Thank you, Alixann, for sharing this wedding with us! Want to learn more about Ashley's wedding-day look? Get the full scoop on her hair and makeup in the "Look Smart" section of our current issue.


Photography: Alixann Loosle

Invitations: blovely

Gown: Mary's Bridal

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Hair: Jenn Reed

Makeup: Sierra Lund

Groom's Suit: Studio Suits

Rings: Shane & Co.

Flowers: Allie Serr

Catering: Surefire Pizza

Cakes and Desserts: Carlucci's Bakery

Gold Chiavari Chairs: Diamond Rental

Venue: Highland Gardens

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