I have been to some really awesome weddings, but this one is at the top! What a beautiful and unique wedding! Ok, I’m biased- this is my daughter’s wedding! We had the greatest wedding professionals to help us pull this off!! I learned a ton going through this process as the mother of the bride. So I’ll tell you all the inside scoop from a mothers point of view!  I need to say that Natalie is a peacemaker, so there wasn’t too much drama. Dang! But since I am in the industry I had some great ideas, I thought… but ultimately I let Natalie make the final decisions as to what she wanted for HER wedding. I was not going to be accused of being a Momzilla!

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I have to explain, my love struck daughter decided to have a 9 week engagement! What were they thinking?! I won’t get into that…  Natalie had been dating Trent for 20 months (yes she was counting). She was ecstatic to have found “The man of her dreams!”

There was so much to do and keep track of. I needed budgets, checklists and timelines and I had a hard time keeping all of this straight. I’m the type of person who likes to write everything down to help me remember. The sticky notes were starting to drive me crazy, so I created my own system. This organizer is the Pink Wedding Planner which is being made into a book…

In the process of planning the wedding, the first thing I asked Natalie was to make a list of her top three priorities. Her number one priority without even thinking was her dress, second priority–her dress, third–her dress. Obviously she wanted the perfect dress, so we went to The Perfect Dress. Everyone at the store was awesome to work with and the final outcome was Natalie had the dress of her dreams! It was a Maggie Sottero Wedding dress that she chose- the Ambrosia.

Like most girls Natalie had spent years planning her wedding long before she was engaged. She wanted a BARN WEDDING at her grandma’s barn- as you can see this is no ordinary barn. She had the theme of limes and lemons which went along with the color scheme- yellow and green. Now we had the dress, the venue, the theme– this was all starting to come together nicely. Time to get the invitations ordered!

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Natalie decided to have the family dinner and the reception the day before the wedding. This made it so fun and easier to divide it up into two days! We looked at BrideAccess.com weather to see what the temperature was going to be on the April 21 and 22. It turned out to be cool, but beautiful. For the family dinner we had Goodwood BBQ- Natalie’s favorite. She wanted cake and ice cream to feed her guests so we called Leatherby’s and ordered 6 ice cream flavors and they do all the rest! Natalie chose Wedding Cakes by Dawna to make her wedding cake. I absolutely loved Natalie’s Wedding cake! Diamond Rental brought everything from tables, chairs and linens to the barn and picked it all up the next day. Easy! Busath Photography was amazing with Miyo Strong behind the camera. I wasn’t going to let Natalie make the same mistake I did and not hire a videographer. We let her choose the videographer and she loved Chris McClain’s style- fun! My other strong suggestion was to have an old fashioned car. Of course we called Sam at Something Vintage Something Blue and he brought Dazee to the barn and Princess to the ceremony- everyone loved it!  The entertainment was the photobooth from All Occasions Photobooth. That was so fun! It was a beautiful wedding in Pleasant Grove and downtown Salt Lake City.

Here are the pics of how it turned out…

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I learned a lot helping coordinate my own daugthers wedding. It ended up being Natalie’s wedding she wanted and it was perfectly wonderful!

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Dawna

Bridal Attire: The Perfect Dress

Catering: Leatherby’s , Goodwood Barbecue Company

Decorations & Rentals: Diamond Rental

Invitations: Mike Bailey Printing

Photography: Busath Photographers

Transportation: Something Vintage Something Blue

Videography: Chris McClain Production