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Caitlin + Thomas

Dec, 10, 2018

It’s Magazine Monday, friends! Here’s a closer look at Caitlin and Thomas’ stunning soiree from our glossy pages. 

Sept. 16, 2017

Caitlin Updike wed Thomas Joyce with a divine destination celebration. The bride is from Manhattan Beach; the groom is from St. Louis. And they brought their nearest and dearest to Park City to start their marriage off with an unforgettable night of dinner, dancing and I dos.

PERFECT PROPOSAL “On a Friday summer night at Lake Winnipesaukee, Thomas and I set out for a sunset boat cruise. This was a common ritual when we were spending time at the lake — to enjoy the sun going down on the water with frosty beverages in hand. I had no idea this trip would be any different, until Thomas dropped to his knee and asked me to marry him! And after some tears and hugging (and a proper ring inspection!), Thomas broke out some champagne his brother stashed on the boat before we left. The night only got more special when we came home to a beautifully decorated dock, complete with my parents who had made the surprise trip from California to join in the celebration!”

SOMETHING OLD “My veil. A family friend took lace from my first communion dress, dyed it in tea to match the color, and sewed it to the edge of my veil. It was a very special ‘something old.'”

SPECIAL SONGS “Our wedding song was ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson. I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles. Our bridal party walked down the aisle to ‘May I Have This Dance’ by Florence and the Lights. I choose that last one after falling in love with the song at my bachelorette party when we saw it performed live at Lollapalooza.”

FAVORITE IMAGE “Walking down the aisle right after we got married. Thomas stopped to kiss his mom and I stopped to kiss my dad. The first time I saw this picture from Alixann Loosle Photography I teared up. It is such a beautiful image of our union and the love we both have for our families.”

PICTURE THIS The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Joyce was a night of delectable details. The exquisite menu from Culinary Crafts included salads, corn on the cob, mini tacos, an onsite pig roast, and endless bread. “To celebrate that we could finally eat carbs again, we had bread pairings with every course!” Caitlin says. The decor had serious flower power. A phenomenal garland graced the head table and gorgeous watercolor flowers donned paper details, signage, and the Vans the bride and bridesmaids wore on their feet during the reception. Speaking of shoes, guests kicked off their heels, put on provided flip-flops, and shimmied the night away. “There was an unexpected moment when Thomas and I were hugging in the corner of the dance floor. When we let go, we saw a small group of friends raising their glasses. Before we knew it, half the dance floor had stopped dancing and raised their glasses. It was a moment filled with so much love that it felt like a dream the next day.”



Photography Alixann Loosle Photography (a #UVBvendor!)

Design + Planning Fuse Weddings & Events

Catering Culinary Crafts (a #UVBvendor!)

Reception Venue Private residence in Park City

Ceremony St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Floral Artisan Bloom

Cake Flour & Flourish

Gown Ines Di Santo

Bride’s Jean Jacket JN by JN Lovelet

Groom + Groomsmen Attire Indochino

Wedding Party Attire BHLDN

HMUA Versa Artistry

Paper Suite Hi Notes by Kristen Beals

Videography Elements in Motion Films

Rentals Diamond Event & Tent (a #UVBvendor!)

Linens La Tavola Fine Linens

Restrooms Royal Restrooms

Lodging Westgate Park City Resort & Spa

Band New Soul Brigade

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