April 18, 2015 // Caroline Carter + Landon Brumm
For Caroline Carter, it was love at first sight. And she first laid eyes on her future husband, Landon Brumm, in her high school honors English class. Caroline was a sophomore, while Landon was a senior teacher’s aide. “I loved him, and everyone in the class knew,” Caroline says. “I went to lengthy efforts to try to talk to him, and I made sure I saved all my good outfits for days when I had English.” Landon was equally smitten, yet hesitant because she was so much younger than he was. But good things come to those who wait. Years later, after Landon returned from his LDS mission, he took Caroline on a date to the aquarium. They hit it off, and five months later, Caroline’s crush became her fiancé. The proposal happened when his family invited her to the Dominican Republic to visit Landon’s mission area. The day she arrived, they went to a gourmet restaurant and Caroline’s dinner plate came out with a ring box on top of it. She totally said yes — which you totally already knew — but Caroline had no idea it was coming. “Talk about a complete shock!” she says. “I couldn’t catch my breath the entire night.” With a ring on her finger, Caroline chose her venue and photographer as easily as she fell for Landon. And the rest of the details fell perfectly into place. Best moment of the day? “Becoming the love of my life’s wife,” Caroline says. “It was just so full of love and happiness, it felt like a dream.”
GET THE PICTURE For Caroline, wedding planning was more fun than stressful. She made photography her top priority — and selected the impeccable Alixann Loosle to capture her day. And then she relied on her loved ones to help with the details. “I had a lot of love and support,” she says. “Wedding planning really is just like planning a huge party for everyone you love!” With that help from family, Caroline added a handmade touch to her favors — she burned designs into wooden utensils for her guests to take home. “It felt so personal and special to me,” she says. Caroline opted for a timeless neutral color palette, which she incorporated into her tablescapes, florals, wedding party attire, goodbye ribbon wands and more. “I didn’t want to look back at my wedding pictures and regret any particular color,” she says.
SURPRISE SEAMS Caroline’s wedding gown took her by surprise. She had always dreamed of a flowy, bohemian look, but when she tried on her Claire Pettibone dress, she knew it was the one. “The second I tried it on, I finally saw a bride,” she says.
Photography Alixann Loosle
Videography Elsa Jensen
Gown Alta Moda Bridal (Designer: Claire Pettibone)
Groom’s Attire True Gentleman Supply Co.
Catering Magleby’s Catering
Floral Jennifer Samson
Cake Le Loup Cake
Paper Suite Celeste Clark
Rentals Utah Chair Rental