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We just adore the ingenuity of this couple’s wedding planning process — tired of the same old reception foods and choices, Ashley and Dylan chose some of their favorite foods and drinks for their post-ceremony party, including some sparkling Izze drinks. We’re delighted by how well the drinks tied into the overall theme of the wedding, adding little pops of color around the day! Every gorgeous image was captured by Alixann Loosle who is sharing them with us.

brightly colored drinks

From the bride, Ashley: Our theme was elegant yet simple with a colorful vintage touch. We chose a couple of elements to focus our efforts on that gave it a personal touch. The bride’s mom, grandma, and aunts spent countless afternoons hunting for the collection of vintage vases that were used for centerpieces and around the reception. I loved that each vase was unique and it was so fun to mix and match them to give each table a eclectic, yet uniform and simple look that let the gorgeous flowers shine.

gray pink invitations

pink orange bouquetschampagne wedding shoes

newlyweds wedding sign

bright izze drinksbride getting ready

pink bridal party

perfume in flowerspink orange bouquets

bridal processional

bride during ceremonygroom during ceremony

vintage book and flowers ring holder

ceremony wedding decor

brunette wedding hairearrings in flowers

groom helping bride

pink yellow flowers

Also, I loved that the pom garland gave the reception a fun pop of color. It was a DIY project by my mother. A big effort, but it gave it a pop of color without having too many decorations. Also, I am glad we splurged a little on the gold chiavari chairs. It was worth the extra money since they actually added an element of elegance to the decor so it was kind of a two for one. Something that was important to us was to have the food represent what we love to eat instead of just having the typical wedding reception food. We love finding new pizza restaurants so having wood fired pizza, Izze sodas, and his and her desserts was a perfect representation of us and what we like.

brightly colored drinks

overgrown wedding receptions

pink yellow flowers

bride holding drinkgroom holding drinks

cake cutting portraits

flower chair decorflowers on wedding cakes

bride and groom chair floral swags

pink yellow receptions

pink glass centerpiecesindoor garden receptions

black and white getaway

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Salt Lake City, UT / Wedding Venue: Highland Gardens / Wedding Photographer: Alixann Loosle / Wedding Flowers: Allie Serr / Wedding Dress: purchased from Mary’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Earrings: Vintage / Bride’s Hair: Jenn Reed / Bride’s Makeup: Sierra Lund / Groom’s Suit: Studio Suits / Wedding Caterer: Surefire Pizza / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Carlucci’s Bakery / Chair Rentals: Diamond Rental / Pom Garland: bride’s mother / Invitations: blovely

  1. lydia {ever ours}

    such a sweet wedding. love the reception venue.

  2. Jessica via {Storyboard Wedding}

    Is the gal holding the mirror for the bride related to her?! It took me a full minute to understand what was going on as I kept thinking the bride & the girl holding the mirror were one in the same! Amazing and completely gorgeous wedding. Love how light & airy it is!

  3. Eric Schwanke

    What an awesome wedding! Love the colors. What a great idea with the soda!

  4. Lauren

    Where are these invitations from? I love them. I couldn’t find blovely on Google.

  5. Sam

    Og my gosh this wedding is so great totally going to steal there style for my own. I just sent out these save the dates and I think it could work.

  6. Wedding Photographer Barney Walters

    A beautiful venue, some beautiful detail and some beautiful people. Looks like a lovely wedding in salt lake city.

  7. coast wedding directory

    A bit of retro, a bit of vintage and a bit of modern. What’s not to love?

  8. Jenn

    Hi Lauren- I noticed you were looking for b lovely. :) My design site is currently under construction, so for now if you’d like to go to I have a design tab that can give you more information. Thanks!

  9. Molly Legut

    I love the look on the bride’s face in the last photo. Such joy!

  10. Jennifer

    Who is the brides dress? Love the dress? What is the designer? Budget?

  11. Cindy

    I love all the looks in Ruffled! So gorgeous. If I were to be walking down the isle today (instead of 8 years ago) I would certainly go for some of these amazingly beautiful vintage touches. Ruffled sparked an idea for my blog! I featured this wedding in a recent entry because I loved the fact that the bride and groom served their favorite food and soda and the bride’s family helped collect the vases. Love the sentimental value of a “family affair”.

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