Happy first day of Spring! We’re sending you off into the weekend with a romantic mountainside wedding at a gorgeous French Restaurant up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. Alex and Alonso chose to get married in the Vineyard overlooking the Wasatch Mountains. This venue has such a unique combination of mountains, pretty gardens, and fairytale style. “Growing up in Utah, I frequented La Caille with my family and always dreamed about getting married there,” says Alex. We love the dreamy arrangements she chose in pale pinks and white with hints of mint including David Austin Roses, hydrangeas and sweet pea. A perfect complement to her stunning Mark Zunio lace dress from Kleinfeld Bridal! Thank you Pepper Nix for sharing such beautiful photos! Read below for many more details about this charming wedding.
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
We met at a wedding in Utah six years ago in which we were each in the wedding party. We lived out of state and it was special that we met in Utah at a wedding and we had our wedding in Utah as well, it was though it all came full circle.
Alonso proposed to me at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Santa Barbara, CA at the Bacara Resort. I was very surprised because the groom always hated New Year’s Eve and made me believe that this was a last minute trip, yet all along he had planned this special day for a while.
Something old, new, borrowed, blue?
I would say that my ‘new’ was my amazing wedding dress as well as a handkerchief that my mom’s best friend gave to me. My old, borrowed and blue was an antique ring of my grandmother’s that I wore on my right ring finger. It meant a lot to my grandmother that I chose to wear her piece jewelry.
Let’s talk decor!
I knew that I wanted pale pink as my bridesmaids’ dress color and floral palette, I also was very drawn to the mint trend that I had seen in decor and fashion. I also liked the idea of all the bridesmaids to wear a different style dress. I wanted to use the beauty of La Caille as the primary decor and my my florist at Every Blooming Things really understood my desire to keep the flowers simple and natural. With Robert Upwall’s talent and vision, all my dreams came true. The dining venue was truly breathtaking.
Where did you find your inspiration?
All over the place! Magazines, Pinterest, and I had inspiration from the other 10 + weddings that I have attended. I also was very fortunate to have the help from my wonderful mother and sister. Since they were in Utah and I was in Dallas I relied on them a lot for their help! They were always researching and sending me fabulous and unique ideas.
We did do a First Look before the ceremony. My husband always wanted to do a first look so that we could enjoy more time at the party, but I was unsure. However, during our initial meeting with our photographer, Pepper, she really influenced my decision and I couldn’t be happier with the decision. It was so special to have that intimate moment together before I walked down the aisle in front of all of our guests. The First Look pictures was one of my favorite parts of the day. It got a lot of the nerves out of the way, and we were able to participate in the fun celebration after.
Any advice you have for future brides?
Enjoy the planning process and encourage their groom’s to be involved in the planning process. I was very fortunate that my groom was very into the planning process and helped me out a lot. I would advise them to have fun with the planning process, although it is stressful at points it is important to appreciate planning the happiest day of your life!
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography / Event Designer: C3 design / Cake Designer: Carrie’s Cakes / Floral Designer: Every Blooming Thing / Dress Store: Kleinfeld / Event Venue: La Caille Weddings and Events / Dress Designer: Mark Zunino / Band: Salamander Music / Shoes: Steve Madden / Jewelry: Tacori / Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Vera Wang / Submitted via Two Bright Lights