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An Al Fresco Wedding in the Hidden Ruins of Salt Lake City

An Al Fresco Wedding in the Hidden Ruins of Salt Lake City

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Today’s al fresco wedding in the hidden ruins of the Old Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City is all about architecture. Full of character, and that old yet familiar style of architecture, we cannot help but fall in love with every detail. This simple yet sophisticated look is the ideal wedding look for those brides that are all about the less-is-more look and we are l-o-v-i-n-g it. So without further ado, soak in this Old World wedding inspiration captured by Diane Sotero Photography that can be found right here in the U.S. of A!

bride and groom at the ceremony in museum ruins

romantic wedding stationery

romantic bridal updo

lacy bridal heels

groom's black bowtie

intimate ceremony in Salt Lake City

greenery and white rose floral installation

delicate floral installations line the ceremony aisle

bridal portrait outside of the museum's ruins

wedding dress details

From the photographer, Diane Sotero PhotographyStaci, from Sweet Grace Floral, and I have followed each other’s work for a while and when one of my destination weddings brought me to Utah, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to work together. When she suggested the ruins of an old museum to be the venue for our editorial, I confess I wasn’t sure about the idea. Once we met and she showed me the inspiration for the place our minds clicked and created a storm of creativity. Being based in Europe myself, it felt as if I was bringing a little piece of home to the mountains of Salt Lake City. The beauty of the building’s architecture and the delicacy of the details bring together inspiring wedding ideas for the romantic bride.

al fresco wedding ceremony in Salt Lake City

bride and groom smile as they walk down the aisle together

bride beaming with joy after her ceremony in Salt Lake City

al fresco European inspired wedding reception

al fresco European inspired wedding reception

greenery and white rose centerpiece with taper candles

bride and groom photo outside the ruins of a museum

bride and groom lean in for a kiss

bridal portrait in front of ceremony floral installation

bride and groom joyfully running through the ruins

bride and groom smile at each other during their al fresco reception

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festoon lights line the reception area

From the florist, Sweet Grace Floral: History tells a story…a LOVE story. Nestled up against the majestic mountains in Salt Lake City, lie the ruins of what once was a grand museum. Its intricate Spanish architecture still stands firm showcasing gorgeous archways, statuesque plaster work and stunning rooflines. With years and years of vacancy, time has peeled back layers upon layers of the exterior exposing a history, a story and perfectly, imperfect flaws. What an ideal venue to not only display the beginnings of a couples journey together, but to also celebrate the flaws we each have. The museum “spoke” to us as artists and we knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create here, everything fell into place and the beginnings of a picturesque story began. 

al fresco European inspired wedding reception

greenery and white rose centerpiece with taper candles

bride and groom lean in for a kiss

all white tiered wedding cake

bridal ring details

groom sweetly kisses his bride's head

bride and groom portrait in Salt Lake City

bride and groom portrait in Salt Lake City

I’m pretty sure our hearts beat only for the Old European look so we were almost knocked off our feet when we saw that this al fresco wedding could be found in Salt Lake City. Pleasantly surprised would be the understatement of the year. Plus we love the gorgeous natural lighting you get at an al fresco wedding like this beaut in Athens!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Diane Sotero Photography
Floral Design: Sweet Grace Floral
Calligraphy: Dominique Alba
Hair + Makeup: Janelle Ingram
Venue: Old Children’s Museum Ruins, SLC
Rings: Wilson Diamond
Rentals: Diamond Events
Cake: Grapefruit & Thyme
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Models: Niya Models
Dress: Maggie Sottero via Bridal Closet
Suit: Perfectly Suited

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