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Twist of Fate

Apr, 10, 2017

You guessed it, today is Magazine Monday! Here’s a closer look at Cassie and Blake’s whimsical backyard wedding — featured in our 2017 magazine.

Cassie Christensen + Blake Laker // August 11, 2016 

For Cassie Christensen and Blake Laker, it was love at first fate. They both grew up in Draper and attended the same middle school and then rival high schools. But it wasn’t until the two lovebirds met in a physical science class at BYU that their chemistry ignited. Cassie thought Blake seemed nice and friendly, while Blake thought Cassie was “too cute for him.”

A friendship emerged, and true love quickly followed. Blake took Cassie on an adorable date that involved baby pictures and meeting his parents. He was worried about it being too much for a first date, but Cassie was smitten.

A few months later they were engaged — and the proposal was perfection. Blake decorated an entire cabin with twinkling lights, candles and hundreds of rose petals. On the table he spelled out “Marry Me” in rose petals.

Her answer? Y-E-S.

When it came to wedding planning, Cassie’s dress was a dreamy decision. She loved the very first gown she tried on! The food was just as easy to plan because Cassie’s dad owns a catering company and IceBerg restaurants throughout Utah. With plenty of help from friends and family, Cassie’s wedding day was even more perfect than she imagined.

GET THE PICTURE Wedding planning and Cassie Christensen were meant to be. She chose a venue that gave her the outdoor vibe she was after, and then she added a gorgeous, eclectic backdrop made from wood planks and draped with flowing floral garland. Cassie chose a color palette of cream, light pink, gold and shades of brilliant blue that were incorporated into her bevy of bridesmaids.



Photography Emilie Ann Photography (a #UVBvendor!)

Venue River Oaks Golf Course 

Gown Mary’s Bridal

Ceremony Salt Lake LDS Temple

Groom’s Attire Macy’s

Floral L Floral Studio

Event planning +Catering Caley’s Catering

Cakes Sprinkle A Smile

Videography Breea Guttery of Tell The Birds

Paper suite Beautiful Wedding Announcements

Bride’s Accessories  Mary’s Bridal + Tiffany’s

Wedding Party Attire Nordstrom Rack

Hair Elyse Peterson

Makeup Kari Hawker

Selected Signage Writing On The Wall Co. 

Rings Niche Jewelry

Rentals Diamond Rental (a #UVBvendor!)

Photo Prints Persnickety Prints

DJ Myke Johnson

April 11, 2017

Utah Valley Bride

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