Bright Summery Bouquet
Just wait until you see Tess’ blush ballgown wedding dress!!! Despite a little bit of rain, Tess and Ian had the perfect wedding day. Tess and Ian met last year in their student ward. They clicked right from the beginning. To see their adorable engagement photos and read their story, visit this blog here! I’m so glad these two found each other. The peace and happiness that surrounded their day was so refreshing and joyful. These two radiate light and have such a love for each other and for their families.
Payson Utah Wedding
When I first met Tess I had no idea that I had actually known her siblings for a few years. It was such a joy getting to serve the Fraser and Christiansen families at the Payson Temple and Wadley farms. I just have to say it turned into a real PARTAY, but we will get to that a little later.
Ivy Wall Wedding Photos
They exited the Payson Temple to claps and cheers from their friends and family. They had people from all parts of their lives attend, including mission companions, old family friends, and aunts, uncles and cousins from all over the country. Tess looked radiant in her blush ball gown dress from Petals and Promises and Ian looked studyly in his blue suit. Together their colors looked so great against the Temple. Both of their families were so helpful though the entire day and an uncle even brought a cooler full of bottles of water so that everyone stayed hydrated. When they showed me the bouquets created by @bloomsandbranches I almost fainted because they were so beautiful. All the sisters got to hold bright colorful bouquets which added the perfect pop of color on an overcast day. A few weeks ahead of the wedding we got to head up the mountains and do some photos there! We went to Aspen Grove and it was magical seeing them in their favorite place together, the mountains. Some of my all time favorite portraits ever!
Blush Ballgown Wedding Dress
Tess found her dream dress at Petals and Promises in Logan Utah! The tiered tulle layers and lace detailing were so dreamy. I especially loved the soft blush color of the dress. Not only was it flattering but unique. I absolutely loved the sleeves and blush bow tied in the back. This dress is the dress of every little girls dreams and it was so fun to see Tess dancing with her sweetheart in it!
Stunning Floral Center Pieces
They served their guests an amazing dinner at the Ruby River Steakhouse. It was fun to see all the guests interacting and it was hard to tell who’s family was who’s. I loved their wedding venue sooo much. Wadley Farms is like stepping into a fairytale. There are castle towers and ivy walls and hidden gardens everywhere. It was a paradise for me as a photographer and all the kids that attended the wedding were exploring the entire time. They served the most creative treats for their guests, including Aggie Ice Cream and soft pretzels. They had photos of their bridals everywhere and they had their guests sign little quotes they had made and place them on a cork board, which I thought was adorable! The night wasn’t complete without their yummy cake and epic bouquet toss! There was a little rain at the very beginning of the night but thanks to a lot of prayers, it went away and left us with a gorgeous evening!
Epic Wedding Dance Party
Everyone told me that there was going to be an epic dance party that night and they stuck to their word! The cousins, brothers and uncles hyped the guests all evening long. I saw a bunch of dance moves never seen before and it was a blast. It was so fun to see the joy and watch everyone celebrate and enjoy themselves. No one wanted to leave the party, but when it was time, they pulled out their sparklers and talked down a tunnel of the people who love them most. It was the perfect send off from a perfect day. I love getting to relive this day through these photos. Congrats to Tess and Ian! I can’t wait to see the amazing things that come to you both in your life! Thanks for trusting me to capture your special memories! Enjoy!
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lead photographer at Kylee Ann Studios
& expert in providing efficient, romantic and service-oriented wedding photography for the kind couple.
I am professional third wheel and wedding expert. When I don’t have my camera in my hand, you will find me babysitting my friend’s cute kids, walking someone’s dog, or listening to a podcast…. or probably all three of those things at once. I am passionate about serving brides with kindness, preparedness and a little bit of humor. If you like what you see here, click below to see another sample of my work! Let’s be friends!!