Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Jessica Peterson & Taylor Gersbach

With lwester and Photographs by Heather Nan & Jessica Kettle February 19, 2018 Published in the January 2018 issue of Park City Magazine

LIVE IN Holladay OCCUPATIONS She’s a photographer; he’s a designer. HOW THEY MET The Tinder app KNOWING HE/SHE WAS THE ONE Jessica realized she entirely trusted Taylor and admired his honesty and kindness. She also loved that Taylor made her laugh a lot. Taylor knew Jessica was the one by the way she looked at him—like he was the only person in the room who mattered. HOW HE PROPOSED After they both visited family in California, Taylor flew home to Utah a few hours before Jessica. When Jessica arrived home, she opened her front door to a record player and a note stating, “Play me.” The record was Bon Iver—the music that played during their first dance together. Jessica followed a trail of paper-doughnut love notes—she loves doughnuts—a bouquet of flowers, and a handmade gift. The trail eventually led to Taylor on one knee with the ring in his hand. BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTY The ladies took dance lessons at Jessica’s photo studio, went to Settebello for dinner, and finished with a slumber party at The Grand America. The gentlemen went to dinner downtown and partook in karaoke. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Overcast WEDDING COLORS Navy, rose, and yellow gold, blush, and peach WEDDING TIME Temple sealing: 11:40 a.m., ring ceremony: 5 p.m. FLOWERS Natural and wild CAKE Chocolate pound cake with vanilla frosting and chocolate chips GRAND ENTRANCE Taylor and Jessica wore fluffy animal masks. She thought Taylor would veto the idea, but to her surprise, he thought it was funny.  SPECIAL MOMENT Jessica’s niece sang “Real Love” by John Lennon, and Jessica couldn’t hold back the tears. According to Jessica, she was “ugly crying” during the entire song. HONEYMOON Bora Bora


Temple Sealing Salt Lake City Temple

Ring Ceremony & Reception Publik Coffee House

Wedding Planner & Designer Michelle Leo Events

Photographers Heather Nan and Jessica Kettle

Videographer Ryan Hinman Films

Photo Booth Smilebooth

Hair Aubrey Nelson

Makeup Jessica Marie Makeup

Florist Soil and Stem

Caterer Food Made by Tom

Drinks Cheers & Swizzles

Cake The Mighty Baker

Music Entertainment Life of the Party

Invitations Twelve30 Creative

Rings Sierra-West Jewelers

Bridal Gown & Veil Alta Moda Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses ASOS

Bridal Shoes BHLDN

Groom’s Formal Wear Mr. Mac

Groomsmen’s Formal Wear J.Crew (pants)

Favors The Mighty Baker