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On Again

Jul, 05, 2016

June 12, 2015 // Ashlee + Christian 

Orem’s Ashlee Ellsworth and Christian Stewart met over Spring Break in high school, but they were both dating other people at the time. They then dated off and on at BYU (where Christian was a quarterback for the Cougars), but despite mutual interest, the timing was never quite right. That is, until the couple’s family got involved. “I ran into Christian’s sister and she told me I needed to marry her brother,” Ashlee says. “And my mom had always been a big fan of Christian because she was roommates with his mom at BYU.” Mother knows best, right? Ashlee took her advice and reached out to Christian. They started dating again, and their timing finally scored a touchdown. When it came time for wedding planning, Ashlee knew exactly what she wanted. Armed with a Pinterest board and a binder of magazine pages she had been collecting since junior high, she planned her heart out — and let her impeccable vendors do the rest. “We were able to enjoy every part of the day! My cheeks were sore by the end from smiling so much.”

GET THE PICTURE A glamorous white tent adorned with chandeliers and birdcages allowed the venue’s natural beauty to shine through while creating the romantic vibe Ashlee had envisioned. Sweet stems from Tinge Floral sealed the deal. “The flowers were the best decision I ever made,” she says. “Besides Christian, of course!” The cake? A collaboration between Christian and Ashlee — she chose the ivory buttercream and he chose the funfetti flavor. Vanilla, salted caramel and fresh raspberry macarons matched the color palette and edible glitter gave them a touch of golden glamour. And can we talk about that veil? “My dress had a beautiful long train so I chose a shorter veil to show it off,” Ashlee says. “And my gold halo headpiece was my favorite detail.”


Photography Mandi Nelson

Wedding Planner Leslie Nelson Design

Venue American Fork Amphitheater

Gown The Perfect Dress

Crown Alta Moda Bridal

Groom’s Attire Nordstrom

Catering Angela’s Catering

Cake Marilyn Jenkins

Macarons Dolce Bella by Erin

Floral Tinge Floral

Rings Wilson Diamonds

Paper Suite Wants & Wishes Design

Videography Jared Wortley Films

Hair + Makeup Amara Day Spa

Rentals Alpine Event Rentals

Prints Pro Digital Photos

Décor Tai Pan Trading

Utah Valley Bride

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