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We hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving spent with your loved ones...here in Utah we just got a dump of snow so we thought we might post a nice summer wedding to help warm us up around here. Emily & Tyler's Salt Lake Temple ceremony followed by a  Carmelle Reception Center wedding reception was a perfect fit!
Salt Lake Temple wedding

How They Met

They found each other in their single's ward while attending BYU. They went on one date and just couldn't stop dating! Out of all the dates that they've been on, they don't really have a favorite.... They just love being with each other and their favorite dates are ones that happen after a season of not being able to spend time together. They are both incredibly busy, going to school full time and studying accounting at BYU. One of their favorite things to together is to lay out in a hammock, gazing at the stars. And through all of the challenges that life brings, it will be their ability to laugh together that will carry them through thick and thin.
 
summer at the Salt Lake Temple

The Ceremony

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, friends and family gathered together at the Salt Lake Utah Temple to celebrate the union of Emily and Tyler as husband and wife. The sun was shining, the air was cool and fresh, with beautiful blossoms on the trees. The children anxiously awaited the grand exit of their loved aunt and uncle. They were so excited to congratulate them that as soon as they came through the doors, the children rushed to their sides to hug them.
 
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Bride in a modest wedding dress on the steps of the Salt Lake Temple with her groom

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The Reception

Their reception was held at the Carmelle Reception Center in Salt Lake City. It was perfect for Emily and Tyler's classy style, with a grand staircase and a piano playing in the background.
After a perfect fun-filled night of laughter and dancing, Emily and Tyler were congratulated as they rushed off to start a new life together, as husband and wife.
 
Carmelle Reception Center summer wedding
Carmelle Reception Center main ballroom
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Vendors: 

Cake design: Janya Hesse with Valkyrie Cakes

Floral Design: Sweet William Floral Design

Videographer: Maxwell Greenburg

Reception Center: Carmelle Reception Center

Hello beauties! I'm so excited to share some crisp autumn wedding inspiration with you today! This stylized wedding shoot was done in the canyons of Utah, at Sundance Resort. Fun face...the Sundance Film Festival was named for one of the festivals founders and biggest supporters, Robert Redford, and his role as The Sundance Kid in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.' Every January, the Sundance Film Festival is held here in Utah, but it is NOT, as many assume, held at Redford's resort, Sundance. Actually, the main hub of the Festival is nearly 4 canyons away, in Park City, Utah! So there you go! But I digress...
 
Autumn wedding inspiration in Sundance Utah
 
Sundance is known for having some of the most spectacular fall colors in the state, so it's no surprise that photographer Whitney Finuf and her friend and model Natalie chose it for the setting of this autumn wedding inspiration shoot. With a beautiful 3/4 length sleeved lace wedding dress designed by Utah County's own Elizabeth Cooper Designs, the shoot definitely had an elegant, moody fall feel. We always know winter is coming when the cap-sleeves of summer slowly get longer and longer!
Long-sleeved lace modest wedding dress by Elizabeth Cooper Design

The floral are absolutely breathtaking, and blend with the scenery perfectly. White Lily Lane, another local Utah wedding vendor, was the florist for this shoot and her work is nothing short of brilliant. Cascading bouquets are all the rage this season and she nails it Every. Single. Time. 
 
Autumn wedding bouquet on a modest bride at Sundance
 
Natalie is totally stunning with her dark features played up by hair and makeup artist Kelsey Stirland of Kelsey Mae Artistry. If you read our last post, you will know how important it is to hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your wedding day, and this is a great example. Kelsey was able to match tones, colors, and mood of the entire shoot because she saw the bigger picture. That's what these artists do, and they really showed it off in this session! 
 
Autumn wedding hair and makeup on a bride in Utah

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous autumn wedding inspiration shoot with us here at LDS Bride Blog!
 
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Model: Natalie
 
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‚ÄčToday we are thrilled to have a guest blogger! Lisa Frehner is an amazing professional hair and makeup artist here in Utah, and she has graced us with this awesome post of 10 reasons to hire a professional wedding hair and makeup artist...this is something I am personally VERY passionate about, coming from the wedding photography world, so I am extra excited for her insights and advice to brides!
Hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your wedding

            The day has come…. You are finally engaged! Whether you have waited years or months, the excitement is the same. You can now officially start planning the big day where you will marry your best friend. There are so many things to be planned and so many little details to worry about. Who will be the photographer to capture your special day and all those special moments? What colors will you choose? Will you have Bridesmaids? Where will your venue be? How many people will be invited? The questions seem never ending when you are planning a wedding, but I’m writing this to answer one specific question: Should I hire a professional hair and makeup artist? The quick answer is “Absolutely!” Here are some reasons why:

  1. A professional makeup artist can examine your skin and give recommendations for improving your skin before your wedding day. A professional hairstylist can examine your hair and give recommendations on how to have healthier, shinier hair. Who doesn’t want that?
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  2. A professional makeup artist knows how to highlight your best features and properly cover imperfections. A professional hairstylist can give recommendations for how your updo/style would best compliment your features.
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  3. A professional makeup artist knows how to make you look your best in person and in front of the camera. You will look flawless all day long. A professional hairstylist knows how to make your hair look the best 360 degrees- all the way around. They understand symmetry and the importance of creating fullness all throughout the hair, and not just in the front.
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  4. Most professional hair and makeup artists will meet you at your desired location, just to make your day less stressful. How thoughtful!
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  5. Professional hair and makeup artists can create a beautiful, cohesive look throughout the Bridal Party and still make you, as the Bride, stand out in the most beautiful way.
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  6. A professional Makeup Artist will have just about every skin color foundation in their kit, and if they don’t, they will have the necessary colors to create your custom color. A professional Hairstylist has more tools in their kits than you can imagine and they know how to effectively work each one to make you look and feel your best.
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  7. A professional makeup artist will know lots of different brands of makeup and skincare and will know which one best suits your skin type. A professional hairstylist knows lots of different products that can help control frizz, hold a curl all day long and different techniques that will be beneficial for your wedding day.
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  8. When you hire professional hair and makeup artists, your photographer will have a lot less editing and retouching to do. You will be camera ready!
    Utah hair and makeup artist Lisa Frehner helping a bride
  9. Most professional hair and makeup artists will do a practice session with you. This helps them figure out exactly how you want to look on your wedding day and it helps the bride feel confident in the professional that she has chosen to hire. When you have done a practice session, even more stress is lifted off your shoulders on your wedding day.
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  10. This is your wedding day. Why not spend a little extra to look your absolute best?
    Why should I hire a professional hair and makeup artist?

            Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is worth every penny. You won’t regret your decision to hire someone to help you with your hair and makeup on your wedding day!

 
Hair and Makeup Artist/Author: Lisa Frehner 
Photographer:  Sarah Dixon Photography 

Welcome to the new look of the LDS Bride Blog! We hope you like it...it has been a long time coming and we feel it really reflects the beauty and style we cherish her at LDS BB. We couldn't be more excited for our inaugural post here today. This featured fall wedding has it all: Gorgeous bride and groom, adorable love story, Salt Lake Temple ceremony (because who doesn't love the SL Temple?), and an amazing reception at the never-a-disappointment Wadley Farms. Carli and Glenn redefine the hashtag #couplesgoals, as their adorable personalities totally shine through in their wedding photos by Lyndsey Kaye Photography. We think you will agree...this is one for the books.

Wadley Farms fall wedding

Their photographer Lyndsey said, "Carli told me that she dreamed about getting married in the Salt Lake Temple since she was a little girl. She is from Canada and never thought it would happen. Then Glenn happened to come to Canada on his mission! They fell in love after he served. Right before Glenn saw Carli, he was making himself breathe, it was the cutest! When they turned around on the pedestal for the first look, Carli kept looking away trying not to cry. Glenn couldn't help himself. The photo of her wiping away his tears was my favorite. Their day was so gorgeous!"

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Another fun story that Carli posted on her instagram:

"Glenn and I decided to look through his mission planners to see if we could find the day we first met. After awhile of looking, we found on April 3, 2014 at 8:00, he had an appointment with "Taylor and some girl." A little more than 2 years later, I could not be happier to have become more than just 'some girl!'"


So are we, Carli, so are we.

bride with bridesmaids in light pink at the Salt Lake Temple

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Photography: Lyndsey Kaye Photography 

Reception Venue: Wadley Farms 

Dress: Fantasy Bridal

HMUA: Vivian Makeup Artist

Flowers: Native Flower Company

Cake: Granite Bakery

Catering: Magleby's  

Tie: Formed Fit

Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

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