As we drove into the canyon the morning of Katie & Joel’s wedding there was a mist rolling in behind us. It quickly sunk into the trees and engulfed everything in the most gorgeous, light, misty rain. And it was perfect for one main reason: Katie had been planning on surprising her dad with the song “Misty” by Frank Sinatra for their father-daugher dance. She recalled her dad singing that song while she was growing up, but only when it really was misty outside! As she sat getting her hair done she reminisced about those times, and laughed because her dad had started dropping hints that morning that he wanted to change their song to Misty, not realizing that it had been her plan all along!
However, by the time the first look rolled around the mist had started to clear, and the sun started to peek through the clouds, just when we wished for it most! Katie walked down the stairs, through a tunnel of groomsmen, and out into the woodlands with the biggest smile upon her face. She emanated pure joy and beauty as she glided towards her groom, and when she finally gave Joel the okay to turn around his face lit up with an ear-to-ear grin, and his eyes started to fill with tears. It was so amazing to watch them soak up every single moment of their day together; love radiates from these two!
Katie & Joel’s wedding day was packed full of the most gorgeous details from start to finish. From the stunning florals to the breathtaking reception tables, these details were the epitome of elegance and class!
Then there was their bridal party… one of the most fun groups we’ve ever met! This group went most of the day in typical bridal party fashion; fulfilling their duties as bridesmaids and groomsmen, and enjoying the day with their best of friends. But little did Katie & Joel know, they all had a little something-something up their sleeves! Can you say FLASH MOB?!!! Yep! A little ways into the reception two of the bridesmaids stole the dance floor to serenade Katie with a song, a little inside joke between the three of them. But then the rest of the bridesmaids joined in, followed by the groomsmen, followed by the groom himself!! He decided he wasn’t going to miss out on that fun, and the bridal party was so ecstatic by the end of their performance that they grabbed the groom and hoisted him high above their heads, celebrating to the full extent. The dance floor remained packed all night long as laughter echoed throughout the entire canyon, and Katie & Joel danced the night away surrounded by their favorite people.
This was our final wedding of 2015, and we wouldn’t have wanted to end our season any other way! Keep on scrolling, because Katie & Joel had a wedding for the record books! CHEERS you two!!
Special thanks to the amazing team that made this day so perfect!
Venue - The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon
Planning, Design, & Floral Design - Icing on the Cake Events
Bridal Party Floral - Lukas Trudeau Event Co.
Bridal Dress - Plume Bridal
Groom's attire - Eskay Bridal
Rentals - Montana Party Rentals
Bartending - Rocking R Bar
Catering - Food For Thought
Desserts - Sola Cafe, Food For Thought & Elle's Belles Bakery
Band - The Max
Invitations & Print - Lena Haines