Classic Wedding with a Cinderella Theme!

Dec 3 2013

Surrounded by family, friends and beautiful blue skies, Meredith and Kyle finally made it official {they’ve been together since they were 15!} and said their “I Do’s” on a lovely summer day. Captured by Pepper Nix Photography their ceremony was held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and their elegant reception was held at Utah’s premier Magnolia Grove Reception Center. With Meredith’s mom as her wedding planner, everything was beautifully executed–with love, care and creativity. Meredith said, “Thanks to my incredible mom I had a pretty stress-free time planning my wedding. I couldn’t have done it without her!”

About Meredith and Kyle … they love books and specifically the fantasy genre. In fact, Meredith wanted a Cinderella theme and Kyle wanted Captain America. They found the perfect compromise … a “Cinderella” bridal session at the Utah State Capitol Building and a “Captain America” groom’s cake.  Enjoy as Meredith shares a few lovely highlights from their magical day!

Wedding Colors: blue, green, and ivory with silver accents.

Cinderella-themed photo--Pepper Nix Photography

The Dress: Cotin Sposa. The dress was made of silk organza so even though there were probably five layers of skirt, corset boning, and intricate beading, it was light as a feather. I loved the fact that the sleeves were off the shoulder, that the back was low and the beading on it made it seem like something out of a fairy tale. It wound up being one of the most expensive pieces of our wedding, but it was absolutely the right choice. I absolutely loved my dress. Not to mention the fact that Pepper indulged my fairy tale fantasy in taking pictures of me running down the stairs at the State Capitol Building with one shoe behind me. I loved every second I spent in that dress and I wouldn’t have felt anywhere near as incredible in anything else!

bride in Cotin Sposa wedding gown--Pepper Nix Photography

Accessorizing. I didn’t wear a necklace since my dress was so detailed, but I got my earrings from PearlyJaneBridal on etsy. The only other accessory I had was a silk organza flower from Mignonne Handmade on Etsy. It matched my dress perfectly and I wore it after the ceremony once I took out my veil.

beaded wedding gown and silver shoes--Pepper Nix Photography

bride at Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

beaded veil, rosary and wedding flowers--Pepper Nix Photography

blue bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth--Pepper Nix Photography

The bridesmaids. I could not love those girls more! As for their dresses, I wanted them to look GREAT. I knew I wanted them in dark blue and found the perfect dresses on ModCloth.com. The dress was called “Blueberry Iced Tea”. It makes me so happy that they still love to wear their dresses and that they think of me when they do. I’m glad I had them wearing something that made them feel good! And as for their shoes, I just wanted them to be silver. They got to choose their own. I didn’t want to be too demanding on my girls. I wanted them to have a good time and not be stressed out over silly things like their nails or their hair.

blue bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth--Pepper Nix Photography

blue bridesmaid dresses and silver shoes--Pepper Nix Photography

 blue and silver wedding colors + boutonniere--Pepper Nix Photography

first look note--Pepper Nix Photography

First Look. Kyle was very adamant about not seeing me until I walked down the aisle. I had seen a lot of first look photos of the bride and groom and really wanted to do something like that, but Kyle is quite the old fashioned guy. So instead of seeing each other, we decided to do something a little different. In the building next to the church there is a little chapel. My bridesmaids put two chairs back to back and sat Kyle down before me. He kept his eyes closed as I came in. My eyes were closed, too. We had both written letters to each other and exchanged them sitting back to back and holding hands. My bridesmaids and my Dad watched for a while– their reactions are some of my favorite pictures of them! But we also had a moment alone. It was wonderful to get to talk to him before the ceremony and have that moment of quiet together.

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

St. Thomas More Catholic Church--Pepper Nix Photography

The Ceremony. For someone who can cry over nothing at all and does so quite frequently, I didn’t shed one tear on our wedding day. I was too happy! I laughed through almost the entire ceremony–although I nearly cried as I was saying my vows. I know my voice cracked, but I was determined not to cry! I know that crack in my voice set off every single one of my bride maids, though.

DIY chalkboard wedding ceremony sign--Pepper Nix Photography

ring bearer + pillow--Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Catholic ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

The Wedding Party. The best man has known my husband since they were in first grade together. One of Kyle’s groomsmen was actually his Grandpa. He and his grandpa are very close and Kyle wanted him to stand up with him when he got married. It was even more important to us since his wife, Kyle’s grandmother, passed away two weeks before the wedding. It meant a lot to have him standing up on the altar with us.

traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

bridesmaids at the altar-Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Cathlic wedding ceremony-Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Cathlic wedding ceremony-Pepper Nix Photography

unique wedding ring shot -Pepper Nix Photography

Advice to share. Don’t stress. Your wedding day is the start of the rest of your life with your best friend. It shouldn’t be stressful. It should be fun and happy. If little things go wrong, who cares? You’re still on your way to having your best friend by your side forever. What’s more important than that?

What I’d do differently. I think I would have done my flowers differently. Gone with something lighter! My bouquet was so heavy! I also think I would have spaced out the ceremony and reception more. We were pretty cramped on time and I wish we would have had more.

Utah real wedding--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Captain America Groom’s Cake
My husband didn’t have many requests for the wedding, but he did want a funfetti cake. So we got him his own: a Captain America Shield (his favorite super hero) that was a funfetti cake!

Captain America groom's cake Pepper Nix Photography

5 tier wedding cake--Pepper Nix Photography

father daughter dance--Pepper Nix Photography

First Dance 
Our first dance was to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait.
First dance--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Happily Ever After …

Our “theme” for our wedding was more or less a “happily ever after”. This picture fits that perfectly for me. It isn’t the best shot of our faces or of my dress, but we’re smiling and our hands are clasped and we’re walking into the sunset. To me, that was  our “happily ever after” shot.

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Congratulations and best wishes Kyle and Meredith!

xo

Credits

Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography|Makeup Artist:Bare Essentials | Dress Store: Danielle’s Bridal | Band: Joe Muscolino Band | Reception Venue:Magnolia Grove | Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth | Cake Designer: One Sweet Slice  | Jewelry: Shane Co. | Floral Designer:Skyline Floral  | Ceremony Location:St. Thomas More Catholic Church | Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Tuxedo Junction

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