Caleb & Elizabeth (Ellie for short) wanted to do their first look in the one place they both feel the most comfortable–the great outdoors. Of course, we wanted some extra flair, so we took to the mountains; an hour outside Logan Utah, they footed the trails of White Fish Lake. But not before they got a good look at each other in their wedding attire! It went along perfectly with Ellie's description of the proposal,
"My husband proposed in a meadow in the middle of a canyon. We went for a night walk to the meadow, and under the full moon he asked me to be his wife."
Ellie crafted their entire look, and this was the first time she got to see it all together too! It may have been a gamble, but we think it turned out pretty great. When Caleb turned around to see his almost-bride, he was beyond thrilled. He pulled her in and hugged and hugged and hugged her tight.
"It didn't take me long to find what I wanted! I was browsing through Etsy and found a store that looked promising, and affordable. As I scrolled through the dresses, I noticed an almost 70s style wrap-type dress made completely out of lace, with sheer sleeves that I had shortened to a little longer than 3/4 length. It was simple, but also had amazing detail, such as a long train, which was perfect for me. I found a skinny gold leather belt to wear with the dress to add a little more detail. I wore nude suede flats that I already owned but had never really worn. I was also pretty much in charge of my husband's look as well. When we had first started dating, we found a dark brown, corduroy suit jacket. We bought a nice white button down from a thrift store and khaki slacks from Old Navy. I found brown socks on H&M and dark brown dress shoes that were actually from the TOMS brand. His tie was also from a thrift store and was a coral and gold paisley. We wanted things to look natural and put together, and I was worried about cohesiveness because we got everything from different places and at different times, but it all worked out so well!
"The inspiration for our wedding day was to be as stress-free as possible! We had the reception the night before so we could leave the stressful part behind and just focus on our love and commitment on the actual wedding day."
These two definitely know how to be themselves and enjoy the small things in life! They were a walking representation of enjoying our time here. We are beyond excited for their future together!
And last but not least, here are some great tips from Ellie about planning a wedding!
"It doesn't have to be stressful! Delegate what you want done, and don't lose yourself in the details. Remember what it's all for: your love and marriage."