Aneesa & Trask
How did you meet?
We met in college at Trask’s fraternity formal. We sat at the same table for dinner and became fast friends from there.
How did he/she propose?
Trask and I were long distance for almost 6 months when he proposed. He was in nursing school in Portland, and I was living in Salt Lake. He drove for Spring Break, and kept telling me that he had a birthday surprise for me, as my birthday was around that time. We woke up early one morning and drove to Park City. He had hired a hot air balloon. As soon as we got in the air, the owner of the balloon had me look out, where there was a sign that said, “Will you marry me?” in the field below us. Trask was on one knee next to me, with the most gorgeous ring I could imagine. We met up with my parents afterwards and had brunch at the Montage in Deer Valley to celebrate.
How did you come up with the budget for your wedding, and did you stick to it?
My dad is the best dad in the world. One of his goals in life has been to be able to give his daughters beautiful weddings. He gave Trask and I a budget. My father and I are both business owners and are prudent when it comes to budget. We were able to manage and stay on track.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made a difference?
Two things, flowers and food! Kathy, at Bloomers, really outdid herself and created the most beautiful floral design that pulled the entire reception together. With this being a destination wedding for us, we hadn’t seen the flowers prior to wedding day, and Kathy came through above and beyond any expectations. Also, food was key! The Ledges has a fantastic menu, and the food was wonderful, from appetizers to our plated dinner. Everyone was raving about how delicious everything was!
Were there any personal elements you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
I own Two Creek Coffee House on the U of U campus. We were able to serve my coffee at the reception, and had little coffee bags that Forevermore Events put together that doubled as place cards for dinner, as well as wedding favors. Trask is a big Seahawks fan, so when it came to the garter toss, we had purchased a Seahawks football for him to throw it with. Our family and friends are big fans of lawn games. My sister and her husband made us custom boards that were used throughout the night, alongside yard yahtzee and giant jenga.
What was a “must have” for your big day?
Our family and friends by our side! We kept in mind that our wedding day is about celebrating this beautiful milestone in our lives, and we wouldn’t be here without all of their love and support. We wanted everyone to have fun, and have the opportunity to enjoy each other. I can definitely say that goal was a success!
Besides tying the knot, what was your favorite wedding day moment?
We had a vintage car pick us up from the church, where we were escorted to Snow Canyon for pictures. It was so nice having a moment to soak in the fact that we were newlyweds, and able to enjoy the beautiful nature that St. George has to offer. When we walked through all of the smiling faces of all our loved ones, with their sparklers on our send off, seeing all the joy and love in that moment, really made the reception end on such a fantastic note.
Planning & Design
Angela Howard Photography
Cupcakes By Julie
St George Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup
If you could give any advice to future brides what would it be?
Relax. Enjoy the process, and the fact that you are marrying the man of your dreams. Keep in mind that ultimately wedding day is about celebrating the two of you joining your lives together, and nothing else really matters besides that!