Elevated Elegance

January 10, 2017

Alie + Christopher // Fall 2015

It doesn’t get more enchanting than this. From their sun-soaked bridals in the woods to their dreamy elegant reception at La Caille, every detail and image is seriously swoon worthy. We love their combination of European, garden and mountain-edge elements. And we’re charmed by their neutral color scheme.

Scroll through the pretty above, and then read some of Alie’s Marry Moments below.

Let Them Eat Cake “My family’s heritage is Dutch. A Dutch wedding tradition is cutting cakes before the wedding so that guests can enjoy cake throughout the celebration. I had a cake bar consisting of five beautiful cakes as well as desserts from our caterer. Instead of stuffing people to the brim with cake after they had a full dinner and dessert, I liked that we had cake available all night long to anyone who wanted it. This little detail was also special because my Grandfather Albert Noorda happened to know Christopher’s Grandfather Glen Lloyd while they served a mission for our church (we are both Mormon) in Holland. In other words, they lived together in Holland almost 50 years ago. We had no idea until we were seriously dating!”

Daddy Daughter Dance “My dad’s parentswere big into dancing. In their honor, he wanted our dance to be taken seriously and really learn how to dance! A sweet lady on our street came over a few Sunday nights and taught us a few fancy moves and how to waltz. Not only was the dance traditional and choreographed, the song was Rainbow Connection by Kenny Loggins, which was the song my dad would sing to me when I was a baby and he would come home late from med school. The emcee made sure to mention that detail, which was sweet. It was really special on the big day to have something choreographed and meaningful for everyone to enjoy, and I think it helped my dad not to cry because he had to think about each step we were taking!”

Sip, Sip Hooray “Like I said, we are Mormon, so our wedding was totally dry. No alcohol! Regardless, Christopher and I are big beverage connoisseurs and wanted to have something everyone could sip on while they waited in our line or mingled with other guests. One of our favorite dates is getting gelato floats at a cafe in Salt Lake City, specifically grapefruit rosemary floats with olive oil gelato. After telling our coordinator at La Caille about this special treat, she arranged for us to meet with the amazing bartender at La Caille. He created a totally original mocktail for us! It was amazing, a sparkling grapefruit concoction with a sprig of fresh Rosemary grown right in La Caille’s own herb garden. We also served sparkling Italian lemonade (another favorite of ours) and a ‘Mountain Mai Tai,’ another original (virgin) creation from the La Caille bartender.”

 

SOURCES

Photography Mandi Nelson

Planning + Styling + Floral Rachael Ellen Events

Videography David Perry

Cakes Pippa Cakery

Stationery + Signage Refine Studio

Ceremony Salt Lake LDS Temple

Venue The Grand Pavillion at La Caille (a #UVBvendor!)

Gown Alta Moda Bridal (Designer: Liancarlo)

Shoes Badgley Mischka via BHLDN

Jewelery Alta Moda

Hair + Makeup Celise Artistry

Bridesmaid Dresses Weddington Way (friends in gold) + Nordstrom (sequin sisters)

Groom’s Attire J. Crew

Catering La Caille (a #UVBvendor!)

Music Changing Lanes

Veil Kleinfeld Bridal

Hair Piece Jenny Packham via Alta Moda Bridal

Linens La Tavola

Cutlery + Chargers + Chairs Diamond Rental (a #UVBvendor!)

Lighting Moonlight Lighting

Mother of the Bride Dress St. John

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