It’s Magazine Monday! And today we have a closer look at the gorgeous wedding of this gorgeous couple, Elssie Choque and Ryan Lewis — straight from our glossy pages.
My husband Ryan and I met in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival, and we dated long distance while I was working in L.A. in film production. After dating for a year, Ryan proposed to me at the Utah State Capitol. I was out with my family and my sister suggested we stop by the capitol to take a family picture. It was late, so I thought this idea was strange, especially when she had me get out of the car and drove off! Then I saw candles and rose petals leading up the steps to where Ryan was all dressed up waiting with flowers and a ring.
I planned my entire wedding from start to finish with my Mom, Elsa. I couldn’t have done it without her.
Our wedding day started with the sealing at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Then we had a ring ceremony and reception at La Caille. I chose La Caille because I grew up going there. I love the peacocks roaming the grounds and the way it transports you to a French chateau as you wind up the driveway.
My gown was another unique part of my wedding. I loved the silhouette and the long detachable train. My mom made my veil and we wanted it to match the length of the train, so it’s 16 feet long! Managing the veil and train was a challenge. At one point after the temple ceremony, I had to run across South Temple to get into my sister’s car, and I was holding the entirety of my train in my arms. I looked so ridiculous my brother-in-law filmed it.
My family is so important to me and they were a huge part of the day. My brother officiated the ring ceremony, and my nieces and nephews were ring bearers and flower girls. I’m the youngest of five, and it meant so much to have all of my sisters, brothers and in-laws part of the day with us.
PICTURE PERFECT Elssie’s most treasured vendors were her photographer, Alixann Loosle, and her florist, Every Blooming Thing. They created the crazy beautiful floral arch that served as the backdrop for the ring ceremony and grew anemone flowers for Elssie because they were out of season on her wedding day. Another one of the most raved about elements of the couple’s wedding was the cuisine by La Caille — particularly the decadent flourless chocolate cakes and the charcuterie board.
Photography Alixann Loosle Photography
Venue + Catering La Caille (a #UVBvendor!)
Videography Tyler Aryai
Gown Lovella Bridal
HMUA Stephanie Salaz
Floral Every Blooming Thing
Paper Suite Rowley Press
Rings Tresor Jewelers
Photo Booth Modvi Photo Booths
Band New Soul Brigade
String Quartet Maywood String Quartet