It’s Magazine Monday! And today we have a closer look at the wedding of cover girl Meg Ricks from our 2022 glossy pages. Don’t miss this one, friends. It’s a keeper.
Meg Ricks and Darrell Hanks’ romance came alive in the city that never sleeps. Darrell was working as an investment banker in New York City, while Meg was modeling and dancing with the Radio City Rockettes. They noticed each other at church, followed each other on Instagram, and became fast friends. “We would help each other through dating struggles,” says Meg, who grew up in Provo. “I even remember telling him once, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll find an amazing girl to marry one day!’” After a few months, they began dating. And when Covid brought them both back to Utah, their friendship became a foundation for love.
The proposal took place in front of the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge. Darrell came out of nowhere and popped the question. “HE NAILED THE PROPOSAL, OMG,” Meg says. “Everyone on the pier started clapping and someone shouted, ‘SHE SAID YES!’”
Meg has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl. She and her friends even used to play wedding planner. So now that the ring was on her finger, Meg vowed to wow. With the help of planner extraordinaire Sinclair and Moore, Meg’s 3D floral vision came to life. Every detail was as thoughtful as it was beautiful.
“The band, the people, the gorgeous white dance floor, the lighting, all of it was just a dream and made for the best party ever,” Meg says. “I was BEAMING and honestly didn’t have a care in the world except for what was right in front of me. I had the time of my life! I never wanted it to end.”
The minute Meg found her dream dress at Alta Moda Bridal, her wedding vision became clear. She was in love with the 3D floral applique and wanted to bring that into a variety of wedding details — the flowers, the cake, the veil, the wedding party attire. “My dress was whimsical, classic and feminine,” Meg says. “I’m literally obsessed with it.” Meg originally planned on having a sit-down dinner, but the Ricks family motto of “no person left out” meant the guest list was always on the rise. They instead wowed guests with an elevated garden dining experience at the Ricks’ Provo home. Sinclair and Moore, along with caterers Marco and Aubrey Niccoli of a m. niccoli, pulled it off deliciously.
Meg and Darrell were sealed in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple. That night, they gathered their nearest and dearest to celebrate amidst perfect petals and luminous lights. “The lights added such a fairy tale ambiance and were designed to match the sparkle tulle on my dress.” The cake was, as Meg says, “INSANE.” Five tiers of divinely delicate layers. As a former BYU Cougarette, Meg’s epic party was bursting with music and dancing. Throughout the evening, guests were greeted and treated to a string quartet, a classical pianist, and the band Changing Lanes. From the choreographed daddy-daughter dance to the DJ’s dance battle for the boys to Meg kickin’ it with her girls, the moves were on point.
PLANNING + DESIGN Sinclair and Moore // PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Nan Photography // GOWN Galia Lahav at Alta Moda Bridal (a #UVBvendor!) // FLORAL Sinclair and Moore + Bloom by Madison Murdock // HAIR Darcy Moody at Suggestions Salon (a #UVBvendor!) // MAKEUPAshley Sylvester at Sly Beauty // VIDEOGRAPHY David Perry Films // BRIDE’S SHOES Louboutin // VEIL Barbara Gant // GROOM’S ATTIRE Tommaso Cardulo // CAKE Ballerina Baker // PAPER Modify Design by Megan // STAMPS Flourish Fine Writing // CATERING a m. niccoli // RENTALS Alpine Event Co. (a #UVBvendor!) + La Tavola Fine Linen + Moonlight Lighting + Bright Lights Utah // BAND Changing Lanes