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Mountain Majesty

Feb, 06, 2017

It’s Magazine Monday! RSVP to Ciera and Preston’s wedding — straight from our glossy pages. 

Ciera + Preston // May 12, 2016

Ciera Frye and Preston Leavitt met while serving LDS missions in Washington. Once they shed the name tags, they dated long distance and met each other’s families in Nevada and Colorado. Eventually, they were reunited in Utah where they both attended UVU.

The lovebirds love doing all things outdoors. Ciera planned a picnic in Provo Canyon. Preston took advantage of Ciera’s plan with his own secret, engaging agenda. He proposed while on the picnic at Stewart Falls.

“I was shocked,” Ciera says. “Of course I was completely in love with him and said yes! Best decision I have ever made.”

With nature (and each other) in their hearts, the two planned a magical mountainside wedding. They chose the Stone Hill Lodge Estate in Midway and stayed at the resort with their guests. After being married at the Payson LDS Temple, the couple and their guests returned to the resort for delicious food, including local charcuterie and crown-topped cakes.

“It was a dream all day,” Ciera says.

The couple’s wedding day exit capped off the evening royally. Guests tossed dried lavender and held sparklers as Ciera and Preston drove off in a royal blue truck that had been restored by Preston’s grandfather.

GET THE PICTURE Ciera dreamed of an original Heidi Gibson ring for years. And like a true prince, Preson helped that dream come true. Heidi Gibson specializes in Art Deco rings, and Ciera’s ring, “The Original Gatsby,” was filled with diamonds and a peach morganite stone in the middle. True to the rustic theme, the delicious reception buffet was served on an antique wood table and the table setting incorporated lush florals, natural stone chargers and rustic bamboo bowls. And with a table that magnificent, the food had to be a work of art as well. (Enter Culinary Crafts!) Ciara’s favorite details? Flowers done by her mom. “It was so special to have my mom be the one to style and design my wedding flowers.” Ciara’s bouquet matched the mood of the day — a natural foraged look with an abundance of greens, olive branches, bay leaves, peonies, ranunculus, and Kind protea. 



Photography Ashley Sawtelle

Gown Avenia Bridal (a #UVBvendor!)

Gown Designer Blush by Hayley Paige

Catering Culinary Crafts (a #UVBvendor!)

Venue Stone Hill Lodge Estate

Ceremony Payson LDS Temple

Groom + Groomsmen Attire Asos

Floral L’Arranement Floral

Cakes Flour and Flourish

Rings Heidi Gibson

Videography Paris Tews

Paper Suite Alex Fairchild

Calligraphy Kelle McCarter

Hair + Makeup Vivian Johnson

Rentals Diamond Rental (a #UVBvendor!) + La Tavola Fine Linen

Music Joshua Scott

Accessories Malis Henderson + Made by Mary + Steve Madden

Flower Girl Dresses Old Navy

Bridesmaid Bracelets The Shine Project



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