It’s Magazine Monday! Here’s a closer look at Kaleb and Evita’s gorgeous nuptials from our glossy pages.
Kaleb + Evita // July 9, 2016
Before Kaleb Walton was Evita Johnson’s soul mate, he was her brother’s roommate. “We became friends, then more than friends, and now we’re married,” Evita says. Evita, who grew up in Highland, was drawn to the way Kaleb was sensitive yet adventurous. He was smitten with her caring personality.
Kaleb popped the question on a spontaneous trip in his home state of Colorado. On a hike, Kaleb told Evita he wanted to give her a Valentine’s present. She eagerly watched and hoped a ring box was next. Instead, Kaleb pulled out a book titled “Our Story” that included memorable moments and photos of their relationship. At the end of the book, it said that Evita’s father had given Kaleb permission to marry her. Then she turned to see Kaleb on one knee with a wooden turquoise ring he made himself.
One of Evita’s favorite parts of planning was designing her ethereal gown with Nancy Barrus at Avenia Bridal. She always wanted a long train and fitted style, and even though it was summer, she decided to go with long sleeves for a classic look.
The couple was sealed at the Provo City Center LDS Temple, followed by a luncheon, ring ceremony and reception at Thanksgiving Point. The night ended with an epic dance party — parents and grandparents included!
GET THE PICTURE Evita’s wedding included a romantic bohemian vibe with green, gold, white and pink accents. The food? Divine! Evita’s favorite was the roasted beet salad and Kaleb was obsessed with the apple caramel crunch cake. The venue, The Loggia at Thanksgiving Point, created the perfect garden ambiance with chandeliers and water fountains. Foxglove Floral handcrafted whimsical terrariums and unique bridesmaid bouquets. And let’s talk about that dream dress. Evita took inspiration from Grace Kelly’s wedding gown and then added her own take with bell style sleeves, a nod to “the flower child era that I would have loved to be a part of.” The lace neckline was so detailed she didn’t need a necklace and the veil truly transformed her into a bride. “The second I put it on, I felt like I was ready to get married,” Evita says.
Photography Hickenlooper Photography
Venue + Catering Thanksgiving Point (a #UVBvendor!)
Ceremony Provo City Center LDS Temple
Gown Avenia Bridal (a #UVBvendor!)
Wedding Planner Ally Sorenson of Saturday & Ninth
Groom’s Attire Perfectly Suited by Garth
Bride’s Shoes + Accessories Nordstrom
Floral Foxglove Floral
Cake Ashley Coppins
Rings Wilson Diamonds
Videography Gray Anderson
Paper Suite Karen Smith at Print Mark (a #UVBvendor!)
Paper Suite Designed by Bride and Groom with Julia Gil
Photo Printing Allen’s Camera
Music DJ Azuquita