Destination Wedding

Semisi + Kelsey Desert Formals

When you get the most down to earth and genuine clients, it's almost impossible to take a bad picture of these two. Semisi and Kelsey drove down from Salt Lake to get their bridal portraits taken in the desert outside of Beaver Dam Arizona.  This Joshua tree location has a perfect aesthetic for some pre wedding day portraits and when your couple is this gorgeous I mean WOW! If you are every looking for a stunning location but still keeps focus on you and your fiancé I highly recommend shooting here for you engagement or formal session.

Dreamy Desert Elopement at Red Rock Canyon

A desert elopement with dreamy florals and a Carol Hannah dress will always have my heart. This wedding inspiration hosted by SOPHIE KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY and JULIAN N PHOTOGRAPHY  was breathtaking to photograph and I couldn't have been more thrilled with the end results. The entire day was perfect from the very start. It was raining all day before we arrived at the location and then the clouds parted and it was like we were meant to capture this gorgeous day. Vegas is an amazing place to elope and I hope this inspires future brides and grooms with their special day.

Feature at Hey Wedding LadyPhotography by TIFFANY SANGSTER PHOTOGRAPHY | Workshop Hosts & Styling by SOPHIE KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY and JULIAN N PHOTOGRAPHY | Floral Design by LAYERS OF LOVELY | Wedding Dress by CAROL HANNAH | Engagement Rings from VICTOR BARBONE | Shoes from BELLA BELLE SHOES | Jewelry from ADORNED NYC | Hair Styling and Makeup by DANE UDAS | Groom’s Attire from THE BLACK TUX | Calligraphy by PLUM AND FETE | Models from TNG MODELS

Lavender Fields Pantone Color of the Year

Fields of lavender never get old in my opinion. I feel that every girl has dreamed of running through a field full of flowers once in their lives, am I right? And what better way to do that then in a wedding dress created by Carol Hannah. When coming up with the concept of the shoot I wanted to incorporate that classic traditional feel with a more up to date modern ascetic. Infusing these two styles can be a little tricky without going over board on one side or the other. The more traditional traits from the tear drop shaped wedding ring, the white and gold foiled cake, to the invitations suite reminisces of a more romantic era. While The Potted Pansy uses her unique floral designs, adding texture and different tones of purple to bridged the two designs together.  All the vendors came together to make this lavender shoot at the Young Living Farm blend and fuse the Pantone color of the year together perfectly. 

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Dress: Carol Hannah Bridal

Florals: The Potted Pansy

Ring: Wilson Diamonds

Cake: Cupcakes by Julie

Decor: Bliss Weddings and Rentals

Invitation Suite: Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Model: Jenn Lish

Feature: 100 Layer Cake & Ruffled Blog

Black Wedding Inspiration

So excited to have Utah Valley Bride feature this black wedding inspiration over on their blog today. Here is some little details about the shoot and some of the inspirations behind the design of this incredible shoot.

Even though the white space of the venue offers a naturally clean and minimalist design, we wanted to take a step in the other direction and show off how well black can make for a polished design. The color plays dramatically in this setting, but I'm love the sophisticated non-traditional steps we took to make it all come together. 

When you choose a dark color as the focal point of your wedding, adding textures and little pops of color such as gold and mauve will make sure everything doesn't get lost. Fresh flowers are a must and they bring life to the shoot. By not going with the typical dark purple or red it gives more of an organic feel and a blast right back into the design. 

Natural elements like the inky charred wood and touches of gold on the table give the wedding a refined look. By adding in candles and the different colored roses to the centerpiece offers a softness and romance.

Feature: Utah Valley Bride

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography 

 HMUA: Kelli Miller Beauty

 Decor: When Two I Do & Bliss Weddings and Rentals

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

Cake: Cupcake by Julie

Invitation: Fox and Pebble

Model: Sarah Parry_

Nik + Riley Grey Minimalist

Let's start off the New Year with this gorgeous shoot that I had the pleasure of setting up for tons of photographers in our community this last month. When I was setting up this shoot I wanted it to be friendly for all levels of photographers that were going to attend so When Two I do & Bliss Wedding and Rentals get together they create some magical setups! When looking for a model I had the perfect couple in mind, Nik and Riley. I had the pleasure of taking this gorgeous couples engagements pictures this past summer and knew they would be the perfect fit for this shoot! I'm so happy with how all these turned out and loved seeing a community come together where we help each other grow! Here is to the New Year and growing our businesses and becoming better as a whole.

Vendors:

Photographer/Stylist: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Decor: When Two I Do & Bliss Wedding and Rentals

Cake: Cupcakes! by Julie

Invitation suite: Fox and Pebble

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

Dress: Elizabeth Cooper Design

Ribbion: Honey Silks & Co

Models: Nik & Riley Webber

HMUA: Julie Thomas

Tux Rental: Mr. Tux

Studio: White Space Studio
 

Zion National Park Blue Oasis

Had the pleasure of going up to Zion this past Spring while taking some awesome people with me to go scout locations and just have fun shooting. It's always a breath of fresh air when there is no pressure to get the "shot list" and just be as creative as you want. Here are some of my favorite images from this fun styled shoot featured over on Utah Valley Bride.

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

HMUA: Julie Thomas

Model: Sarah Parry

Dress: Sassy Chic Bridal

Videographer: Kreigh Carter Productions

Second Shooter: Kyle Sheppard

 

Josh + Kirstie Desert Wedding

Kirstie and Josh's wedding was so wonderful and amazing to be apart of! I went away feeling like I've known this couple my whole life and was so sad to see them head on back to Kentucky. This blog/wedding post I wanted to go a different way and have it from the brides point of view to help out other brides that are heading to Southern Utah to get married. 

Josh and Kirstie choose to have a destination wedding in Southern Utah at the Petrified Dune in Snow Canyon State Park, where we are know for our red rocks and desert scenic desert views. They wanted and intimate setting with just close family and friends that they flew out for this special occasion. Their wedding showcases the beautiful locations down to the personal details of the bride and groom. 

Words from the Bride and Groom

Location choice and venue details:
We choose to marry in the secluded Snow Canyon State Park, Utah. Being all the way from southern Kentucky, we relied on social media, youtube & Instagram to make our decision. After watching the Katy Perry music video where this film was taped, we instantly fell in love with the area & knew it was the spot for us. So, we trusted our guts & nailed down our permit. When we arrived in Utah, we visited Snow Canyon the rainy day before to choose a ceremony spot. Our guests stood around us which eliminated the stress of bringing chairs up to the area. 


We ended the night enjoying a sunset reception at The Entrada, which was only a short drive from our ceremony area. The Entrada provided a beautiful background to Snow Canyon as the night melted into a romantic outdoor setting with bulb lights strung across the dance floor, a secluded bride & groom table, & cactuses to set it off. We shared our first dance on the event lawn surrounded by our closest family & friends. 


Fav memory from day
Bride: As I remanence on our wedding day, one memory comes to heart. Josh & I decided to keep it traditional, so we didn't see each other until the ceremony. We had literally not spent a night away from each other in a very long time, so I woke to missing him terribly that morning. When the moment came when we saw each other, I just wanted to run & hug him! Being with him for several years, I had never seen him cry but once during our relationship. I secretly hoped he would have an emotional reaction but i wasn't counting on it. He bawled & I was so happy he did! His reaction to seeing me validated how much this day meant to him too. Throughout our portraits, he kept saying, “I just love this dress on you. It’s more than I imagined.” 

Groom: My favorite part of the day was…you walking to me. That's the moment that I came to the realization, you were about to become my wife! During the moments of you walking down the petrified aisle, everything faded & there was only you. My anxiousness and nervousness melted away, exposing the way I truly felt, ready. 



Advice for brides planning destination wedding now
1. Utilize Instagram. I booked our wonderful photographer & videographer through instagram. I loved having a large platform to view their work & to get to know them as well!
2. Don’t fret over the small things. After looking at the location spot, we knew instantly that chairs were not ideal & would be more of a hassle to pack up the canyon. So, we easily wrote that idea off & decided that standing would be just fine. 
3. Email your vendors: I would forget details over the phone, so being able to refer back to emails for information was easiest! 
4. Keep in touch with vendors. 
Our photographer went beyond her job title. We instantly fell in love with her. She helped me choose several vendors & guided us through the process of planning, locations, etc. 
The wedding coordinator at the Entrada, Mike Hobbs, was a gift from heaven. Josh & I took time to call him & email him throughout the planning process and we built a reliable & personal relationship with us. When we arrived there & finally met him, he treated us like family & went above and beyond for us. If your good to your vendors & give them the freedom at what the do best, they will be good to you!

Featured: Utah Bride Blog

Photographer: Tiffany Sangster Photography

Venue: Snow Canyon State Park & Entrada

Videographer: Dustin Merrill

Florals: Jocelyn's Floral

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Cake: Mary Lou's Cake Studio