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Beaver Mountain Wedding // Utah Intimate Wedding // Mountain Wedding // Bethany + Kaleb

Beaver Mountain was the perfect backdrop for this wedding! It was such a pleasure to be a part of. Besides working with two people who were so easy going, quick to be friends with, and so open about connecting, it was a sweet intimate wedding I would not have wanted to miss.

Her friends made their ceremony arch which was the talk of the night. Her dress could not have fit her beautiful frame better. One of her best friends was the officiator and had everyone in tears, especially the groom Kaleb who couldn’t have been more tender and sweet about marrying Bethany. Everything was so beautiful, so laid back, and so them. Every detail. I want to let her tell you herself about her wedding experience and about the love between the two of them. She wrote the kindest thing to me when I asked her favorite part of the planning process it was the nicest words from my couple ever! : “Our favorite part was finding AMAZING photographers, having a blast taking engagement photos, seeing how gorgeous they turned out, and being stoked for the wedding pictures! (Not kissing up at all, honestly! The rest of this wedding planning has been SO stressful. Photography has been the smoothest, most fun thing!)”. I absolutely loved getting to know this couple and I hope we always stay friends!

From Bethany:
We met at our local rock climbing gym, spring 2016. Neither of us were planning on climbing that night, but both ended up there anyway. We had never met, despite growing up in the same valley. After introducing ourselves, chatting, and climbing a while, I (Bethany) casually asked him (Kaleb) to dinner. He said yes, opened the car door for me, and paid for the meal. That was the beginning of our beautiful, adventurous, joyful, and loving relationship. 3 years later, on my birthday, while hiking in a remote canyon in Moab, he surprised me with an engagement ring. I, of course, said yes. ♡

Our goal through the planning of this wedding and reception was to provide an atmosphere where everyone in attendance felt comfortable, loved, and happy. All in all, it may shave seemed unstructured to some, but that was the idea. Genuine, organic moments without the distraction of a strict agenda or unnecessary technology. The ceremony itself was "unplugged" so everyone could be truly present as part of our special moment.

The venues we choose are two of our favorite locations where we can be ourselves and detach from the business of everyday life. We wanted those attending to also feel separated from life's worries as we did.
As odd as it seems we didn’t have music for the ceremony. We wanted the moments to flow naturally, without the worry of potential technological difficulties.

Our most valuable piece of advice for making a relationship work: Listen to each other. Recognize your differences, your strengths, your weaknesses, your goals, dreams, aspirations. Notice how together, you create balance between it all.

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This sweet boy made her a paper rose, and I love that she was able to communicate with him in sign language about it. She’s so amazing!

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Location: Beaver Mountain Resort
Reception: Crumb Brothers
Cake: Lees Marketplace
Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Johnson & Hannah Wynn @hannah_lee_wynn (instagram)
Catering: Off Premise (luncheon) Crumb Brothers (reception food)
Dress: Petals and Promises
Shoes: Clarks (bride) Sperry (groom)
Jewelry: Rocky Mountain Diamond Company @rockymountaindiamond (bride) Holz Ring Shop @holz_ring_shop (groom)
Mens Attire: Canaza Creations @canazacreations

She did all the amazing decor and floral arrangements herself. Bethany is seriously talented and amazing!

Pretty in Pink // Salt Lake City Temple // Wedding Day Photography

Pretty in Pink // Salt Lake City Temple // Wedding Day Photography

The lush green gardens at Salt Lake City Temple make the dreamiest background for a couple in love. This bright spring day was no exception as these two joined their hearts and families forever.

Sisters // Logan, Utah // Family Photography

Sisters // Logan, Utah // Family Photography

Their sweet momma is raising them to be strong, confident women someday while she enjoys the little ladies they are today. I'm sure, like all other moms, she will tell you that it's all going too fast.

Big Cottonwood Canyon // Utah Weddings // Laughing to Loving

Big Cottonwood Canyon // Utah Weddings // Laughing to Loving

One day after Brittney got back from Israel, he just showed up on her doorstep. He didn't say a single word, just walked up and kissed her. It was their first kiss and "the rest is history" they said.

Crazy in Love // Wedding Day // Northern Utah

Crazy in Love // Wedding Day // Northern Utah

The sky at this wedding was incredible! It didn't downpour like it looked like it would, but it wouldn't have mattered if it did, these two wouldn't have noticed. They were so wrapped up in one another and so happy to be married they would have danced in the rain anyways.

Alaska is for Lovers // Utah Weddings // Logan Temple

Alaska is for Lovers // Utah Weddings // Logan Temple

Remember my all time favorite first look? The cute groom-to-be was jumping up and down when he saw her because he was so excited? Well these are my favorite pictures from their wedding day. It was a beautiful, happy day and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it! 

Bethany Reed Family // Tony's Grove // Shanda Call Photography

It is such a pleasure (and a necessity, really) to have trusted, real friends in this industry. Bethany is just that for me.