Miki and Brian started dating in high school back in Boulder, Colorado and have been together for more than thirteen years. It was exciting for family and friends who have known them as a couple for so long to see them tie the knot at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah. Red Butte Garden is one of Miki & Brian’s favorite places to go together in Salt Lake City so it was a natural choice for their wedding. It was my first time photographing a wedding at the Garden and I think it is a fantastic venue for photographs!
Miki and Brian met before the ceremony and the staff at Red Butte Garden took us out to the Oak Tunnel by golf cart – there are so many great spots to take pictures around the gardens but this one was our favorite.
I thought Miki’s wedding gown was so perfect for her – it is an Augusta Jones design from Alta Moda Bridal in Salt Lake City. Miki made the beautiful bridal bouquet herself.
The reception was held in the Orangerie, which is a beautiful space with floor to ceiling glass walls. Dinner was catered by An Exquisite Affair and the table arrangements were done by The Art Floral. Brian made sure to show off the purple socks he wore to match his tie during the cocktail hour on the patio just outside the Orangerie.
I stole Miki and Brian from the reception during dinner for a few more pictures during the sunset. The Garden contains over 100 acres of land and borders a large area of open space on the east side of the city, on the foothills of the Wasatch. I love the way the tall grasses turn golden at this time of year.
Ryan from Utah Jive kept the crowd entertained on the dance floor, which was back out on the patio outside the Orangerie. Thanks to my assistant Jen and to Pete for the help with my top secret project (stay tuned this winter).
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Miki and Brian left the next day for a honeymoon in Turkey which included a hot air balloon ride and I imagine many other great adventures. See more pictures in the slideshow by clicking on the link below. Congratulations to Miki & Brian!