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Rachel + Ryan

Mar, 15, 2021

It’s Magazine Monday! And today we have a closer look at the stunning summer soirée of Rachel and Ryan from our 2021 gloss pages.

HOMETOWN Ryan grew up in Sandy; I grew up in Draper. MEET CUTE We met in high school and served on student government together. My dad coached him in lacrosse and he was a friend of my brother. BEST BITE We were married on the hottest day of the year, literally, so we served two amazing lemonade slushies and homemade milkshakes. VENDOR FAVE Alex from Over The Top Events was the calm before the COVID-19 storm. She was creative and positive but also realistic. DANCE DREAMS I am a BYU Cougarette, so I knew the dance party at the wedding would be crazy fun! SENSATIONAL SEAMS I chose a beautiful customized gown from Pritchétt Bridal. We removed some lace to show off the blush lining, changed the neckline, and added intricate beading to the bodice. VOWZA VENUE Our original venue closed during the pandemic and six weeks before we were scrambling to find a new venue. A friend with private property let us use their own little Garden of Eden. They typically don’t allow it to be used for events, but they were generous to make an exception for us. Even though planning a wedding during a pandemic had many disappointments, there were so many moments of magic and kindness. 

UVB Pro Tip: Lighting creates ambiance at outdoor events — make it a priority! Ryan and Rachel did it right with ample bistro lights and large-scale marquee letters. And the floral arch by Heidi at Over The Top Events brought the wow factor. “It was unbelievably beautiful and served as a focal point,” she says. Ryan and Rachel are both BYU students and they enjoyed bringing their families together for their wedding celebration. Guests left the party with a very 2020 wedding favor: hand sanitizer that said, “Spread love, not germs.”


COUPLE Rachel Parkinson + Ryan Hansen PLANNING + DESIGN + FLORAL Over The Top Events (a #UVBvendor!) PHOTOGRAPHY Emilie Ann Photography (a #UVBvendor!) VIDEOGRAPHY Chris McClain Productions GOWN+ VEIL Pritchétt Bridal (a #UVBvendor!) HAIR + MAKEUP Tiffany Pritchett at Salon Pritchétt (a #UVBvendor!) GROOM’S ATTIRE True Gentleman Supply Co. CAKE Flour & Flourish PAPER The Wedding Smith RINGS Jewelry Innovations CATERING Marvellous Catering PHOTOBOOTH Clementine Photo Booths RENTALS Diamond Event & Tent (a #UVBvendor!) PHOTO PRINTS Pro Digital Photos (a #UVBvendor!) LIGHTING Moon Light Holiday Lighting SIGNAGE Letter It Write PROGRAMS + THANK YOUS Eccentricity LOUNGE FURNITURE Evergreen & Ivy YARD GAMES Axis Games SODA The Soda Bar DJ Alive Entertainment

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