LOST + FOUND // July 6, 2019
While Caroline Francis and Tim Brown may be from opposite coasts — Caroline from Connecticut, Tim from California — their wedding was right at home in Utah’s rocky mountains.
Caroline and Tim met at a frat house, of all places. And the two fell head over heels in love and soon discovered they shared a horrible sense of direction. “We were always getting lost together,” she says. “If you can get lost with someone with no real desire to be found, you may have just stumbled across the one.”
Their sweet proposal involved an early morning dog walk in Brooklyn, a vintage carousel opened especially for them, and a hidden photographer who captured all of the happy tears.
Caroline and Tim wanted to share their vows with a view — and Blue Sky Ranch was just the ticket. Caroline grew up skiing in Park City and fell in love with the Beehive state. “Being surrounded by grazing horses and untamed mountain terrain was simply magical,” Caroline says
Highlights included heartwarming vows, a tender father-daughter dance and sweet family speeches. Another unforgettable moment? When the couple’s dog, Dakota, made her debut — both as a wedding cake topper and a dance floor VIP.
“Her presence at the wedding brought us unimaginable happiness,” Caroline says. “She was my star accessory, although she’d probably prefer the term co-bride.”
PICTURE THIS Once Caroline and Tim decided on their Utah destination wedding, they turned to wedding planner extraordinaire Michelle Cousins who helped them execute their color vision of whites and ivories, greens and grays. “The greenery was dense, and the pops of white flowers ensured that the density was alluring and elegant, rather than heavy or overpowering,” Caroline says. Greenery also gave a fresh touch to the escort card display.
DREAM SCENE Caroline and Tim’s vendor lineup was top tier. Michelle Leo Events meticulously managed every marry moment. “There was no ask too big and no task too small for them,” Caroline says. “They made the enormous job of planning a wedding feel and look effortless.” Culinary Crafts executed the vegan menu with unparalleled creativity. “They left our guests shocked at how deliciously satisfying a vegetable-forward menu can be,” Caroline says. “I think there were even a few converts out there!”
Event Design + Planning Michelle Leo Events (a #UVBvendor!)
Photography Megan Robinson Photography
Venue Blue Sky Ranch
Catering Culinary Crafts (a #UVBvendor!)
Gown Galia Lahav at Alta Moda Bridal (a #UVBvendor!)
Videography Ryan Hinman Films
Floral Artisan Bloom
Cake Passion Flour
Hair + Makeup Gail Breese at Utah Bridal Hair & Makeup
Groom + Groomsmen Attire The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Attire Amsale
Rentals Diamond Event & Tent (a #UVBvendor!)
Lighting Tavolo Rental
Lounge Furniture Eclectic Hive
Band New Soul Brigade
DJ DJ Jake
Officiant Bruno Ferrari