A bright and cheerful teal and apple green wedding from the red rocks of Utah

Todays wedding comes all the way from Utah in the USA and It’s a stunner. It’s bursting with colour so I hope it brightens up this rather dull Friday! The Couple are Kaeli and Tyler Andersen who were married on 10th September 2011 at St. George, Latter-day Saint Temple, St. George, UT, USA with a reception for 100 guests at The Entrada at snow canyon country club. They were engaged for just under 4 months and Kaeli planned the whole wedding it that time.

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When Claire from Claire Marika Photography sent me this wedding I fell in love with it straight away, firstly for the gorgeous green and teal in the dresses and the decoration and secondly for the breathtaking setting! The red in the Utah rocks is stunning! and as for that view……..OMG what an outstanding backdrop for any wedding photos! And the fact that Kaeli planned the whole thing in 4 months is just amazing!
So I hope this gorgeously bright and cheerful wedding eases you into the weekend nicely! Happy Friday everyone!

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Kaeli and Tyler describe their wedding as ‘A magical fairytale with inspiring details and popping colors. Even the groom’s father said it was the best day of his life!’

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The venue
My husband’s family has a vacation home at that golf resort.

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How they met
We met at a dinner party on Thanksgiving last year. We were both stuck in NYC: I had two herniated discs in my back and had to cancel my travel plans and he had to cancel his travel plans and work. We met through mutual acquaintances and instantly hit it off. We’ve been together for less than a year.

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The proposal
He surprised me and took me to Niagara Falls for a weekend. I didn’t think much of it because he loves visiting random cities for the weekend, he had led me to believe that he hadn’t yet asked my father’s permission, and he had no idea what kind of wedding ring I wanted!
It was perfect because waterfalls are my favorite of God’s creations—they’re so inspiring—and this was absolutely the most magnificent set I’d ever seen. We took the Maid of the Mist boat tour and checked out the top deck on the way back. We were the only people there and when I turned around he was on one knee. He proposed with his great-grandmother’s ring that’s been in the family for over 100 years.

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The dress
I had my dress custom-made by Melissa Blackburn. We worked together to design it and used French lace. The shoes were by Chinese Laundry. I wore my grandmother’s pearl necklace and my mother gave me the pearl earrings as a gift.

The suit
The suit was custom-made by Beckett and Robb.

The bridesmaids
The bridesmaids dresses were from Shabby Apple.

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I liked teal and apple green because I knew they would stand out against the Southern Utah red rock.

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We had a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres of Roma tomatoes and eggplant ratatouille on crostini and salami coronet with herbed boursin cheese.
For salad we had mixed greens with tomatoes, shaved onion, shredded carrot, and croutons.
For the main dish people either had grilled salmon with Yukon gold massed potatoes, cherry BBQ sauce, herb aioli, and haricot verts or grilled herbed chicken breast with roasted Yukon potatoes, sweet shallot reduction, asparagus and fried onion straws.

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We had a program with singing by family members, a trivia game by the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and speeches by the fathers.

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I’m not really sure, but I think there were a lot of orchids.

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Lots of ribbons, limes, Chinese lanterns over the dance floor, flowers, etc.

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Personal touches
My favorite thing was our thank you gift: caramel apples from the Rock Mountain Chocolate Factory with a note that said “Thanks for sharing our big apple romance.
I also liked walking through sparklers when we left!

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Special moments
My husband’s favorite moment was when my sisters and I sang Allison Krauss’ version of “When you say nothing at all.” My favorite moment was either dancing with him, for our first dance, to Etta James, “At Last” or when he gave a thank you speech after we cut the cake.

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Planning advice
Spend as much time as you can working out every detail so you can relax on the actual day. Delegate and give people responsibilities so you know someone is always following through.

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Biggest Surprise
My husband wrote me a sweet note that he had dropped by my place in the morning. It made me feel so special and loved and made the day a big hit!

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Here’s the wedding Video from the day……enjoy!

Claire Marika Photography –  A Bit more infomation about the lady behind this stunning wedding.
I am based in Utah, but I love to travel for weddings and have photographed all over the country. My husband Andy and I work together to offer both photography and videography. He created Kaeli and Tye’s wedding film, and I provided the photography. My style is clean, bright, and natural. I love finding the beautiful little details, meaningful moments, subtleties of
expression, and distinctive interactions that make each wedding totally unique.

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801 . 400 . 9533


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    Jalyne Fidler

    Absolutely Spectacular!!! Loved this article and video! Congratulations Kaeli and Tyler!! I remember you when you were a little girl! You are a beautiful couple! Lots of love and happiness to you both! xoxo Jalyne


    Hey! Your wedding is gorgeous; my colors are similar and I’m wondering how you did your chair ties–are they chair ties you rented, or are they ribbon?? I’m thinking of doing something similar, but don’t know what to rent in order to make that happen!


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