Katelyn & Eric: Real Wedding
How did he propose to you?
Eric proposed the night before we left on a trip to the Caribbean. It was a total surprise, because I was suspicious that he might propose on the trip but definitely not the night before. He took me to dinner at one of our favorite places and then on a walk around the lake by our home where he popped the question. It was perfect! He really thought it through, knowing that as soon as we became engaged I would want to share the news with family. This would have been very difficult when we were out of the country. We had a day to celebrate and tell all of our family and friends and then go off on a tropical adventure together to relax and plan our future.
Was there any personal elements you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
Two of my favorite personal elements were nods to our professions. Guests threw paper airplanes at the end of our ceremony instead of confetti because Eric is a pilot and our table “numbers” were all animals native to Utah since I am a biologist.
If we had been married near home, our dogs would have likely been at the wedding. However since this was not possible, we had life-size cutouts made of them to have at the reception. Guests had a great time taking pictures with them and they made it out to the dance floor also. In lieu of guest favors we donated the money to the shelter where we adopted one of our dogs from.
What was a “must have” for your big day?
We did not want to feel rushed on our wedding day. It was a must to have enough time to fit everything in that was important to us. Since we were having friends and family travel to our wedding destination it was important to make the wedding a full day event. With the help of Laura of Forevermore Events we created a timeline that started the ceremony earlier to ensure enough time for pictures, alone time, and celebrating with guests.
Share an element that made your day fun.
I wasn’t sure about spending the money for the dance floor and DJ but that ended up being such a fun thing for people to do. It was definitely worth the money.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made a difference?
Our photographer Gideon Photography and videographer NP Films were worth every penny! We knew we wanted to document the day with a great photographer but were on the fence about video. We are so glad that we decided to splurge on NP Films, as the video allows us to relive and remember the day so vividly.
Besides tying the knot, what was your favorite part of the day?
We chose to have a small wedding of only family and very close friends, making our wedding feel much more intimate and special. It was amazing to share our wedding day and celebrate with the people that mean the most to us and will continue to be important in our lives.
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