Real Utah Wedding: Autumn Buys & Nathan Hamilton

Rustic Southern Charm | October 10, 2013 | Photographs by Mikki Platt Photography

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NAMES Autumn Buys and Nathan Hamilton LIVE IN Taylorsville OCCUPATIONS She’s a communications specialist at Intermountain Healthcare; he studies engineering and is a research assistant at the University of Utah WHERE THEY MET Their church’s singles’ congregation HOW HE PROPOSED They took a drive up the canyon and carved their names on a tree that had two trunks growing into one, then he dropped to one knee and popped the question WEDDING WEATHER Exceptionally rainy NUMBER OF GUESTS 100 THEME Love Letters, inspired by the bride’s fondness for vintage postage and packages DÉCOR DETAILS A backdrop made of brown paper boxes tied with colorful twine; Victorian mailbox doors repurposed as table numbers; a custom postmark stamp used to decorate the invitations and favor boxes of Cakebites SOMETHING NEW, OLD, BORROWED, AND BLUE The bride wore a customized Maggie Sottero dupioni silk ball gown, handmade bow headpiece, cathedral veil, and a pearl bracelet made by her mom; she wore her great grandma’s ivory brocade shift and vintage fur stole (borrowed from her great aunt) for the going-away ensemble; she chose a Duke Blue Devils garter in honor of her favorite college basketball team FLOWERS Peach garden roses, carnations, football mums (a nod to the groom’s love of football), and fall foliage for the bouquet; garlands with large coral roses and pillar candles for the reception tables RECEPTION MENU The groom’s family hails from the south, and the bride loves southern, deep-fried food. They splurged on a comfort-food feast: pulled-pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked mac and cheese, cornbread, grilled corn on the cob, mini chicken and waffles with maple syrup; a condiment bar including sweet tomato jam, raspberry chutney, and jalapeño-lime and honey butters; a gingerale bar DESSERT Pumpkin, chocolate, and vanilla donuts; a pleated fondant cake with Funfetti, chocolate, and lemon flavors THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Cozy, intimate, personalized HONEYMOON San Diego, California

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While planning, we checked the almanac and it had rained in Utah on our wedding day only 3 times in 30 years! Luckily, we both love the rain, so we rolled with it. —Autumn & Nathan 


 

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LOCAL VENDOR LIST


CEREMONY Salt Lake LDS Temple

RECEPTION Trefoil Ranch

WEDDING PLANNER, DESIGNER, TABLEWARE, AND LINENS Riehl Events

PHOTOGRAPHER Mikki Platt Photography

INVITATIONS Kortney Eggertz Design

RINGS AND JEWELRY J. Brooks Jewelers

GOWN ALTERATIONS, BOW HEADPIECE, AND VEIL Myrna and Sharon Benfeldt

HAIR AND MAKEUP Gabby Gabbitas

BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE Ann Taylor LOFT | Anthropologie | Banana Republic | ModCloth | Target

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Macy’s

GROOMSMEN’S TIES The Tie Shop

FLOWERS Blossom Sweet

CATERER AND DESSERTS Culinary Crafts

CHAIRS Diamond Rental

FAVORS The Sweet Tooth Fairy

HONEYMOON Torrey Pines Resort

REGISTRY Bed, Bath & Beyond | Target | Z Gallerie

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