Hand in Marriage

  • Aug 22, 2016

August 21, 2015 // Kalli + Trent 

Kalli Bennett and Trenton White first met in the City of Brotherly Love — which was appropriate, considering their titles at the time. The two were LDS missionaries serving in Philadelphia, and Sister Bennett remembers Elder White well. “When I shook his hand for the first time, I thought, ‘Wow. He is such a great listener!’” (Now that’s some handshake!) Trent came home to Utah — and Kalli followed nine months later. After a date to P.F. Chang’s and a great icebreaker of a hike (“We were followed by cops and got in trouble for unintentionally trespassing!”), the two were inseperable. And the next time Kalli gave Trent her hand? It was in marriage. “We were looking at the Salt Lake Temple when Trent blurted out that he wanted to take a picture. He asked me to get his phone out of his jacket pocket, but when I reached in I didn’t feel a phone, so I just pulled out my phone and handed it to him. He looked at me with a panicked look on his face and said, ‘No! My phone … in THAT pocket.’ I slowly reached in again and pulled out the ring. The rest is history.” That history included a hands-down beautiful celebration in Kalli’s hometown of Woodland Hills. With cute nods to their brotherly beginnings — a LOVE sign and Philly Cheeseteaks, for two — the happy couple celebrated with an abundance of flowers, food, friends and family. “Looking at everyone as we were now husband and wife, we felt so much love and gratitude,” Kalli says. “It was a simple, powerful, unforgettable moment.”

The Ring Around You’ve got to hand it to Kalli and Trent — they roll with the punches. “I lost Trent’s ring in the temple and he had to use my brother’s wedding ring for pictures that afternoon. It was more humorous than tragic — and just another moment I knew I loved Trent and he loved me.”

GET THE PICTURE For Kalli and Trent’s wedding,  it was city meets rustic. Sweet touches from Philadelphia dotted Kalli’s parents’ rustic Woodland Hills backyard. “We combined the two for our theme and added pops of bright pink to make it more fun and summery,” Kalli says. “Everything came together so smoothly. We had a lot of friends helping and incredible vendors who didn’t miss a beat.” Among her favorite touches? The flowers — including that hanging wall of roses — and the photography. “We hardly had any other decorations since the flowers were so beautiful! And I found my photographer through Utah Valley Bride magazine and I’m so grateful! Alyssia is the greatest.” (Editor’s note: You’re most welcome.)

SOURCES 

Photography Alyssia B Photography

Venue Bride’s family residence in Woodland Hills

Gown The Perfect Dress

HMUA Katie Livingston

Groom’s Attire Tommy Hilfiger

Catering Marley’s

Floral Calie Rose

Cakes Flour and Flourish

Videography David Perry + Kenna Fullmer

Rentals Diamond Rental

Printed Photos Pro Digital Photos

Live Music Kyle Collins

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