Country Chic Utah Wedding By Shannon Elizabeth

Wedding Photography

By Magnolia Rouge

There are many things that serve as inspiration for your wedding day and for Jessica & Justin's country wedding it began with the flowers… or more specifically the Juliet Rose. With a degree in Horticulture Jessica knew she wanted flowers everywhere so that part of the planning was an easy decision. It was the colours in the Juliet Rose – her favourite bloom – that created the palette they used throughout from the bridesmaids dresses to the stationery. Another important factor was the brides grandmother's. “I had amazing relationships with both and found myself adding little details of their own personal heirlooms to the tables, entrance, and d cor. All of the table linen was my grandma's fabric and lace that my mom sewed together to create the long reception table. To add a very personal and sentimental touch, I wired pairs of earrings from both of my grandma's that they had given me and added them into my bouquet. Also, to add a touch of something that Justin loves, Justin and all of the groomsmen had hand-tied; fly-fishing flies, in all of their boutonni res.” Thanks to Shannon Elizabeth who did a gorgeous job of capturing their day!

Tell us about your proposal: Justin was always planning outdoor adventures for our weekends so when he picked me up to go fishing I didn't think anything of it. We went to the river, cast our lines, and waited. I got a bite and started to reel it in when I noticed Justin was very nervous about the fish on my line and followed it the whole way in. When I finally had it on the shore I realized it wasn't a normal fish but it was metal. I grabbed it and read the words "Marry Me?" when I turned around to see where Justin was he was right there kneeling on one knee asking me to be his wife. (Justin's best friend was in the water down the river waiting for us so that he could attach the fish on my line... It was May in Rexburg, ID so that water was freezing!)

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I am one of the most indecisive people and had absolutely no idea what style of dress I wanted so I was nervous about the whole situation. My mom was in town visiting and we thought it would be a good time to just go try some on to find the style I was looking for. I took three dresses into the fitting room and thought I was going to be in trouble because I liked the first two but when I slipped the third dress on I had my ah-ha moment and knew that was the dress. It was crazy how it felt like it was made for just me! I of course had to take pictures to send to my sisters because I couldn't make the final decision without their approval and then found myself back at the store that weekend making the big purchase. My mom is amazing and honestly can do anything so she took my dress and did all of the alterations. She built the dress up and added on the sleeves and the beautiful lace detail. I loved the sleeve and really think that made the entire dress.

Any DIY/Budget elements? I have an amazingly talented family so when it came to the planning I really wanted to utilize everyone's talents. My dad cooks awesome BBQ, my sisters helped me with my make-up, hair, flowers, and really had the eye with the d cor and setting up, my sister- in-law created our invitations, my moms best friend created our amazing cake and food, and my mom is just simply amazing. My mom hand painted our invitations, altered my wedding dress, put together all of the decorations, planned everything, and made it an amazing day. (She is an interior designer that has a million talents so I had to take advantage of them all).

Favourite detail of the day: I really don't have any one favourite detail... I honestly loved EVERYTHING!

Most memorable moment? The most memorable moment was the minutes that Justin and I had right before we walked out of the temple to greet all of our guests. It was like the world stopped and it was just he and I. Finally married and just whispering to each other "we did it", "we're married", "I love you", and Justin saying for the first time "Mrs. Barrick".

Photographer | Shannon Elizabeth, Videographer | Maggie Glendenning, Cake | Cynthia Hanson, Stationery | Jennie Hyde

Ceremony Venue | Salt Lake City; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple, Reception Venue | Brides family home; Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville, UT, Dress Designer | David's Bridal, Florist | Jessica Lee Hyde-Barrick,

Grooms Attire | JC Penney, Planner | Jennie Hyde, Caterer | Cynthia Hanson

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