Dream Team

  • Sep 12, 2016

August 22, 2015 // Portia + Michael 

When Portia Loosli married Michael Klapp, it was like a dream. Scratch that — it was a dream. “Michael and I fell asleep after getting married and we were kind of late to our reception!” Portia laughs. “But I guess it technically couldn’t have started until we got there.” True that! But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Portia and Michael met at BYU-Idaho. She thought he was handsome. He thought she had “killer style.” They went to a movie. They hated the movie. But misery loves company. “We really connected on our date,” Portia says. “It seemed like we could talk forever.” And later, when they were in California for a family wedding, that forever talk turned formal. “Michael said to me, ‘Do you know how much I love you?’” (She definitely did.) And then he proposed. She said yes, and the wedding planning began. “We wanted our wedding to be clean and elegant — timeless,” Portia says. “So we chose mostly white, with hints of light purple.” On her must list? A gorgeous outdoor venue. A long-sleeve, high-neck wedding dress — even in the middle of summer (it’s made of swimsuit material, people!). And a perfect photographer, which she found in Kristina Curtis. “It was the happiest day ever,” she says. “I was freaking out about how perfect everything was.” We’d call that a dream come true.

TEARS OF JOY Getting sealed in the LDS temple is forever sealed in Portia’s mind. “I was filled with so much love and happiness during that moment, I felt I would explode!” she says. “So I mostly just cried my eyes out. One of the coolest and best feelings I’ve ever had.”

GET THE PICTURE Portia and Michael’s wedding is filled with timeless — but on trend — touches. From the delicate backdrop to the delicious menu (you had us at tacos, Portia), every detail exudes elegance. And the result? One happy, happy day. “It made us feel so good to have so many people come celebrate us that night,” Portia says. “Everything ran smoothly during the reception and we got to leave through a tunnel of sparklers and drive away in a 1951 Tin Woody. It was better than I even could have dreamed.”    

SOURCES

Photography Kristina Curtis Photography

Wedding Planners Nan Holland + Chelsea Taylor

Venue The Villa in Cedar Hills

Gown Sue Clark, Charmed Life Sewing

Floral Mel Kester

Cake Cakes de Fleur

Paper Suite Paul Barker + Anthology

Rings Main Street Diamonds

Hair + Makeup Jentry Tyrrell

Shoes + Accessories Nordstrom Rack

Groom’s Attire Bar III Suit from Macy’s

Rentals Diamond Rental

Printed Photos Pro Digital Photos

Transportation Dave Sanderson

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