I loved this wedding from start to finish. Christina and Jonathan were married in the First Presbyterian Church on South Temple in Salt Lake City (It's the beautiful church next to the Cathedral of the Madeleine). What a beautiful interior it has; stained glass, rich red carpeting, gothic arches, yum. The light through the windows was amazing and made for some gorgeous shots of Christina and Jonathan alone after the wedding ceremony. The wedding reception was at Canterbury Place in Bountiful www.thecanterburyplace.com and was really lovely. Christina had a little tea theme with tea blossom favors. The tea blossoms are sewn in such a way that when you pour hot water over them, they bloom into a flower. The wedding color was red and the bridesmaids looked totally hot in their little red satin dresses. Okay, the groomsmen did look pretty cute in their tuxes, too! Jonathan sang to Christina on his knees in front of everyone at the wedding reception and it was really touching. For the grand exit there were sparklers, which are always a good choice. It takes the exit photos from nice to really nice with that extra light.
Thank you, Jonathan and Christina. I've really enjoyed working with you. I like seeing how you are together, being silly and loving and fashionable for my photographs! :)
I was really excited to get shots of Christina behind her veil with the light from a stained glass window.
Totally fierce bridesmaids.
Christina's little sisters, the flower girls, were given lockets to wear at the wedding with photos of Jonathan and Christina inside. Their family is tight and adore those little girls.
How cute and perfect is this?
This is one of those moments that you don't get everyday and certainly can't plan. I was stoked to get this shot.
Christina and her cute dad.
The glorious interior of First Presbyterian Church
Jonathan is so chivalrous, always kissing the women he loves on the hand or head or cheek. I love that about him.
Again, this window light!
I absolutely love this one. My shot is the one above, but this one is Leisha's. Leisha is my second photographer. A second photographer at a wedding is so invaluable because they cover what I can't because I'm only one person and they can bring a completely different perspective than what I have and just get some amazing shots, like this one. Thank you, Leisha!
Onto the wedding reception at Canterbury Place
Here is one of those tea blossoms I was talking about. So cool! I first learned about these when I went to Afternoon Tea at the Grand America. Everyone should try it, such an affordable, luxurious treat, complete with tea sandwiches and pastries.
Look at this handsome little man! Such a cool dude.
Okay, this is one of my favorites. The hotties in red are Christina's sisters (not the little sisters I mentioned before, obviously). This one's going on the website. These ladies have such fabulous style.
I love that Christina and Jonathan are silly. They put a dot of frosting on each others noses during the cake cutting.
There he goes again, kissing his love on the forehead and giving me a fabulous shot.
Christina really needed to pee.
Here are those sparklers I was talkin' about. Besides the wonderful light and sparkle, everyone is always so happy and smiley because sparklers are fun to play with!
Hurray for the fisheye lens!
Wedding: 1st Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City www.fpcslc.org
Reception: Canterbury Place www.thecanterburyplace.com
Melissa Kelsey is Utah Wedding Photographer based in Salt Lake City and available for travel anywhere.