I love great wedding professionals out there letting me know when there is a fabulous wedding I should feature! Have Party Will Travel let me know they catered a gorgeous wedding for Britney and Shay at Louland Falls. Wow the details in this vintage wedding! I contacted Britney and she was gracious enough to send me more pictures and tell her story… take it away Britney!
It is exciting looking back on our big day and we are thrilled to share it with you! I was not the girl who had dreamed about her wedding day her whole life… so I really had no clue where to start or what I would want! As Shay and I looked into a few different styles of weddings we decided together that an outdoor venue would be perfect for us! After deciding that, the rest kind of fell into place!
We went with burlap and lace, mason jars, some vintage pieces, and lots of homemade goodies! Being on a budget, we decided to make most of the décor and things ourselves! Places like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann’s really aided in that! Turns out my mom is pretty crafty as well so that always helps 😉!
After trying on gorgeous dresses at multiple shops, I was discouraged at the prices! I wanted something unique and it seemed that to get the dress I wanted it would have taken up a huge chunk of our budget! So I got my dress online ( very inexpensive) and added lace to the bottom! We bought my veil for $15 and added the same lace that we added to my dress to it!
I left Shay to pick out everything the groomsmen would wear, and he did a really great job at Fifth Avenue Tuxedos in Bountiful. My Bridesmaids were all different body types,so finding each one a dress that was flattering to them and fitting to their individual style that looked cohesive as a group was important! I found their dresses at Kohls, Ross, and T.J. Maxx! Whats the cutest part of a wedding ceremony… The kids of course! I always love their little personalities as they come down the aisle! I made my flower girl dresses and little bowties for our little nephews! Each one had a special job; we had the traditional flower girls dropping petals and traditional ring bearer.
In a less traditional role we had two of our nephews carrying signs saying uncle shay… here comes your bride, and one dropping pennies down the aisle. ( A little side note and something very close to my heart.. My older sister passed away in a tragic car accident. It was important to us to have her represented throughout our wedding. Before she passed she had always said that she would leave pennies for those she loved if she was ever to pass early. Since her passing I have collected each penny I found in various places and those were scattered down the aisle, as well as on the tables under the center pieces. For most people they just thought it was part of the vintage décor, but for us they represented so much more!) My little brother also carried a bouquet in her honor down the aisle and it sat next to me by her photo throughout the ceremony!
Shay and I love the simplicity and romance of the outdoors and the beauty in being surrounded by all those friends and family that we value so much! With the support that we felt from those around us, we wanted to provide a great atmosphere for them to enjoy as our guests! So we had some lawn games like homemade corn hole, and of course music to get the party started! Now that im thinking over the little details that we made it sounds a bit stressful, but surprisingly wasn’t for us! We had a 6 month engagement, and for us it was perfect!
I think that any advice that I would give a bride to be, is not to stress about details and to remember the whole point of a wedding- that you finally found the perfect man for you and get to spend forever with him!! The color of napkins, or jewelry your bridesmaids wear will seem insignificant if you focus on that!
You’re only engaged once, so try to enjoy it!! We loved our wedding day so much, but what we enjoy even more than that day is the marriage we share now! We highly recommend it!
Venue: Louland Falls
Catering: Have Party Will Travel
SLC Wedding DJ: Josh Cazier
Flowers: Blooms and Co…Brynn Larsen
Video: Cerva Film… Jaqueline Cerva
Photo: Carrie Lee Photography
Cake/ Cupcakes: Teri Wise…