Lacey and Easton
Highway Patrol. Freeway onramp. Christmas day. Doesn’t it sound romantic? We were on our way to his parents for Christmas dinner and after stopping in Cedar City for gas, we were pulled over while getting on the freeway. Long story short, Easton had a warrant for his arrest and was being arrested. How heartless could this officer be? Christmas day? The officer pulled me out of the car while Easton sat in his cruiser then went to get Easton who was in handcuffs. I started laughing because I couldn’t believe this was happening when suddenly Easton was on one knee proposing. He had plotted the whole thing. The officer even stopped to get me flowers. It was a total surprise.
How did you come up with the budget for your wedding, and did you stick to it?
We were lucky enough to have help from our parents with our budget. We knew what we wanted and were able to stick with that.
Was there any personal element you incorporated into the wedding ceremony/reception?
We had our personality throughout the whole wedding. From the invitations to the nacho cheese fountain I HAD to have. Easton’s Grandfather created an amazing letter box where we placed a letter to each other along with a bottle of scotch. If we ever got to the point where we thought we might separate, we would open up the box, and over a drink, remember what brought us together, and the love we shared that day. It was so special to us.
Did you have any “DIY” elements at your reception?
All of our ideas were brilliantly brought to life with help from our wedding planner!
How did you decide on your color scheme and theme for the wedding?
With the surroundings of Entrada, I knew I wanted a natural look. My inspiration came from a brightly colored desert cactus which made each element pop. Succulents were a must for me. We wanted it to be very laid back and fun. Our guests had the most amazing time and we are still hearing about how great it was!
What was a “must have” for your big day?
No unnecessary stress for my family. It was so wonderful to know we didn’t have to worry about setting up, changing tables, cleaning up etc. Letting everyone enjoy the night and not worrying about those things was so great.
Share a wedding budget splurge that made a difference?
Hiring a wedding planner. Laura Stagg was absolutely amazing.
Besides tying the knot, what was your favorite part of the day?
Seeing everyone enjoy themselves as much as we did. The dance floor was packed all night long!
Any advice you could pass on to future brides?
Don’t procrastinate! Plan everything as early as possible. The less stress you can have before your wedding, the better.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Riviera Maya, Mexico. A much needed relaxing vacation!