Madison & Don’s beautiful fairy-tale garden wedding may have you planning your wedding in the mountains of Utah at La Caille. Although, I have never been there myself (but I would like to someday) the images captured by Pepper Nix Photography have me very intrigued, and I think you will be too. With its château-style setting it’s simply enchanting. And when you add in a colorful palette of hot coral & celadon green with accents of silver, lots of pretty florals from Every Blooming Thing, a delightfully crafted wedding cake from Carrie’s Cakes, plus DIY mustache seating charts, you have one dreamy garden affair.
From the bride, Madison:
How did you and your spouse meet?
Our mutual friend, Chrissy Anderson, introduced us at her birthday party.
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Don first asked my Dad’s permission in October. Then in April, we were going out to dinner at Ruth’s Chris to celebrate ‘A good business month’ but the night before, I had put it all together. So I quickly picked a nice dress to wear. That evening, we went to dinner, and Don was so casual that I had completely forgotten that I suspected he might propose. When dessert was delivered my plate had a open ring box on it, instead of dessert. Don got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and I replied, ‘Absolutely!’ After dinner, we went over to his parents house to share the news, and my Mom and Dad answered the door! They were there to surprise me, along with all of our friends and family. We partied into the wee hours.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
I wanted a garden wedding, and upon picking La Caille, we went with romantic garden with touches of “old silver”. We wanted the location to really shine, so we let it do most of the work. All we added were gorgeous flowers for centerpieces with tea light candles and silver Chiavari chairs to polish off the look. The flowers were really important to me because it really made the venue pop.
What were some personal details you incorporated?
The mustaches! The seating cards were handmade by my bridesmaids Brooke, Becca, Amy and I. They were mustaches on a stick.
Any advice you have for future brides?
Everybody says this, but it is true: stop every once in a while with your new husband to just look around and take it all in.
Three things you’re glad you did.
The day before the wedding (after the rehearsal) I said to myself, some things may go wrong, but it won’t matter, now it is just time to have fun. Nothing did go wrong (besides wedding crashers) but being able to just relax and go with it, made the whole thing feel unstressed. The formal exit with sparklers was awesome. And I’m glad we acknowledged our parents and grandparents when we took the mike and said thank you to everyone.
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography|Equipment Rentals: All out tent and event rental|DJ: Allurish Audio|Cake Designer: Carrie’s Cakes|Dress Store: David’s Bridal|Floral Designer: Every Blooming Thing|Event Venue: La Caille Weddings and Events|Invitation Designer: Pink Piggy Design|Cinema and Video: Susan Metcalf Videography|Officiant: Utah’s Wedding Officiant