Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Natalie Branscomb & Edward Burt DuVal Jr. at Log Haven

A romantic autumn wedding at Log Haven Restaurant in Millcreek Canyon, featuring an intimate ceremony, luncheon, and dance party | Jacque Lynn Photography

With twoolf July 31, 2017 Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Park City Magazine

LIVE IN Taylorsville OCCUPATIONS She’s an inventory controller at J. Brooks Jewelers; he’s a manager at Vision Works. HOW THEY MET They work next door to each other. After months of flirting back and forth, he finally asked her out to dinner. HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED He took her to Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon and, as they got to the base of the falls, he asked her to take a picture of him; then he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him with a shoestring. Later, she went on a scavenger hunt to find her engagement ring. WEDDING STYLE Classic and romantic NUMBER OF GUESTS 100 for the ceremony; 300 for the reception WEDDING TIME 4 p.m. WEDDING WEATHER Cloudy and slightly raining FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT He surprised her with a diamond band after the rings had already been exchanged. She was so excited, she started jumping up and down. FLOWERS Mostly roses in a desert sand hue, which fit perfectly with the venue’s canyon setting. MENU A buffet-style dinner: sautéed chicken breast with lemon-caper garlic butter; sliced New York strip steak; fingerling potatoes; baked brie in pastry; grilled vegetable platter; cheese plate; seasonal fruit; and fresh-baked breads DESSERT A three-tier cake with ombré frosting featuring pumpkin, chocolate, and vanilla flavors, all of which were to die for. She surprised him with a dirt bike-themed groom’s cake. FIRST DANCE “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett FAVORS Take-home treats from a candy bar FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT Dancing with friends and family all in a circle to the song “H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT The traffic jam at the bottom of the canyon due to a water break THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Elegant, touching, exquisite HONEYMOON Italy

Burt and Natalie set the perfect tone for their wedding. They kept things intimate and personal with a not-so-busy guest list, a quaint ceremony on a mountainside, and a super fun dance party to wrap up their perfect night. —Jacque Erickson, Jacque Lynn Photography


Ceremony, Reception & Catering Log Haven

Photographer Jacque Lynn Photography

Videographer GaryDee Films

Invitations Alphagraphics

Flowers Blooms & Co

Cake Heritage Cakes

Music Life of the Party

Rings & Jewelry J. Brooks Jewelers

Bridal Gown, Veil, Accessories & Alterations The Perfect Dress

Bridesmaids’ Dresses The Brides’ Shop

Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Formal Wear Men’s Wearhouse

Registry Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel