Time and again we’re amazed by what a simple pop of color can do. Lacey and Talan wanted their wedding day to be simple and elegant, a goal they achieved with a muted color palette featuring just the right accent of deep reds. Melissa Jill Photography captured the day behind the camera, while Flowers by Jodi nailed the floral decor!
From the bride, Lacey: My biggest desire for my wedding was for it to be simple and elegant with a hint of vintage and rustic feel. I wanted a lighter colors with no overpowering colors—a more natural look and tones. I am an Arizona girl at heart so I did add a desert feel. I based my wedding around the idea of desert succulents. I absolutely love the look of succulents; they are very simple. I also love lace and wood, which is where the lace and wood were featured at my wedding. I wanted it to be simply beautiful without being overly elaborate. I love the simplicity of light and natural tones so my colors were: blush, ivory, gold, and champagne with the hint of the dusty miller color from the succulents. And I added a little pop of maroon as to not look too washed out and to give it a little fall feeling with a darker tone.
There were quite a few DIY projects. I have a very crafty family and my sister Brooke Soules made a variety of things for my wedding. She made every banner at my reception, wooden magnetic hearts, a wooden guestbook sign in plaque with my new last name on it, two wooden frames that hung polaroids taken throughout the day on it as well as baby photos, and the flower crown I wore. She has an etsy shop so it was very easy for her to produce all of the crafts for the wedding. There were also wooden palate backdrops that were at my wedding; they are homemade but we had them already from a previous event.
I live out of state with my husband. We live in Orem Utah. We are up here because we went to school at BYU and now we just work there. So, I planned my ENTIRE wedding from out of state. I am from Arizona so I wanted it to be close to my family. My husband is from Seattle, WA. I flew almost once a month to look at venues, take engagements, and take bridals photos. It only took me 3 months to plan my wedding. I had been planning since late July 2016 and was officially engaged in the middle of August 2016. People think it was crazy to plan it in such a small window, but I wanted a fall wedding in Arizona and I didn’t think it was necessary to wait a full year. My planning went very smoothly; I had the best wedding coordinator and sisters who met with all my vendors for me. I work full time, 9 hours a day. So my life was work during the day and wedding planning at night for three months straight. However, I had most of all the details worked out in 2 months and spent the last month relaxing and spending time with my fiancé. And it turned out absolutely amazing. My wedding went so smooth; not a single thing went wrong and I didn’t want the night to end! I wish I could live it again.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to not sweat the small stuff. Planning a wedding should be about celebrating a new life and a new journey with your love. So be happy and excited! Things will work out and turn out beautiful so don’t waste your energy stressing over planning the big event. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family and enjoy the process because your wedding day will stunning!
Reception Entrance: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “You are Gold,” The National Parks
Other songs/Artists: Justin Timberlake (for some dancing), Usher, Ingrid Michaelson, Luke Bryan, R Kelly The Worlds Greatest (one of my husband and I’s song), Billy Joel, Echosmith Bright, Budapest George Ezra, The Lumineers, Oh Wonder, Cheerleader Omi, The Paper Kites, Vance Joy, A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, etc. The music ranged from old classics to folksy to nostalgic dance tunes like “Yeah” by Usher. Overall the night went from relaxing, chill music to dance tunes that we rock on the dance floor; it was a party.
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography
Floral Design: Flowers by Jodi
Ceremony Venue: Phoenix Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Reception Venue and Catering: Trilogy at Vistancia
Wedding Dress: Madison James MJ203
Bridal Store: Mary’s Bridal
Earrings and Rings: Lauren Conrad
Hair and Makeup: Caitlin Foley
Wedding Cake: Kristen Smith
DJ: Curtis Whipple
Stationery: Claire Sorensen
Videographer: Nick Sorensen
Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth
Film Lab: Photovision