It’s Magazine Monday! And today we have a closer look at the colorfully divine fall wedding of Haily and Caleb from our 2021 glossy pages.
Hailey Larson and Caleb Andreason’s love story started in a truly modern way — matching on the Mutual dating app. They bonded over their interest in international relations and working with refugees. When they met in person, Caleb’s dimples sealed the deal. They dated. They road-tripped. They fell oh-so-in-love. And when it was time to get engaged, Caleb planned a surprise proposal. Hailey was at home visiting her family in Oregon. “I was missing him so much and my family continually teased me that if Caleb loved me, he would show up,” Hailey says. And show up he did. He flew to Oregon and surprised her with a storybook proposal complete with a stunning sunset and the magical moment caught on video. “He bought a fake ring and I was caught completely off-guard,” she says. “I hadn’t even told him my ring size or anything. Later, we picked out my dream ring together.”
Hailey is a wedding photographer and a self-proclaimed “crazy plant lady,” which meant that the wedding venue had to be full of lush light and green goodness. The White Shanty checked all the boxes. While touring the venue, Hailey spotted some wooden geometric arches tucked in a back room and saw her wedding vision come together. “They were originally light pink, but they gave us permission to paint them to match our colors,” Hailey says. And those terra cotta colors were everything. “We love to be outside, and when we were hiking in the Uintas, the lush ground cover had all of my wedding colors in one spot,” Hailey says. “That validated my previously tentative color decision.”
At the ceremony, Hailey gave Caleb a sentimental surprise of her own. She chose to play “Annie’s Song” by John Denver as she walked down the aisle. “I didn’t tell anyone beforehand, but it had always been a sacred song to my family,” she says. “What I didn’t know was that Caleb’s dad sang it to Caleb’s mom at their wedding.” After the ceremony, they had a small gathering at a family cabin in Oakley. “We talked, laughed, toasted marshmallows and celebrated in a spot that has been in my family for generations,” Hailey says. “It was such a personal place to celebrate.”
Due to COVID-19 regulations, Hailey and Caleb kept things simple at their White Shanty ceremony and followed up with a cozy cabin celebration that evening. Photographer Jessa E. perfectly captured their vibrant wedding day flair and sentimental moments. Also, you know those people who live for all things green and leafy? Hailey is one of those people. She incorporated dried ferns into her bouquet and fitted her groom in a green suit from ASOS. And her gown’s bell sleeves fit perfectly with her flowy, fern-filled vibe. Guests enjoyed a meal from their favorite local restaurant, Bombay House, followed by a divine cake from Baked By Whitney (peep that caramel drizzle perfection)! The nature-loving newlyweds currently live in Mapleton.
COUPLE Hailey Larson + Caleb Andreason // PHOTOGRAPHY Jessa E. Photography (a #UVBvendor!) // VENUE White Shanty // GOWN Something Borrowed Bridals // FLORAL Terra Flora by Shavon Madder // CATERING Bombay House // BRIDE’S SHOES Nordstrom // GROOM’S ATTIRE ASOS // WEDDING PARTY ATTIRE Shein // CAKE Baked By Whitney // RINGS CoolRingJewelry on Etsy // RUGS The Bohme Project