Real Wedding: Alexandra Simpson and Cooper McGuire

Real Utah Wedding | September 4, 2011 | Photos by Erin Kate Photography


NAMES Alexandra Simpson and Cooper McGuire LIVE IN Singapore OCCUPATIONS She is a marketing consultant; he is the CFO of an online retailer in Asia WHEN THEY MET On the first day of high school; they started dating their senior year HOW HE PROPOSED While living in New York City, he slipped the ring inside a fortune cookie from their favorite Chinese takeaway THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING They planned their Park City destination wedding (the groom’s home town) from across the globe while living in Vietnam NUMBER OF GUESTS 77 WEDDING THEMES Casual elegance and rustic-chic, inspired by the venue’s gorgeous landscape and the bride’s laid-back style COLORS Green and beige with pops of silver, peach, and brown FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT A large tree decorated with colorful ribbons beneath which the ceremony took place WARDROBE DETAILS The bride wore a Lela Rose dress purchased in Hong Kong, the groom’s grandmother’s vintage jewelry, and wedge sandals; the groom wore a custom-made suit by Ho Chi Minh City’s top tailor, Cao Minh FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT The inspiring words spoken by their officiant and close family friend, Lynn Fuller RECEPTION MENU FAVORITE Maple-glazed salmon CAKE Non-traditional berry shortcakes FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT Seeing all of their friends and family from around the world come together WEDDING PARTY GIFTS The bride’s father, a jewelry-maker, created custom silver necklaces for the bridesmaids THE DAY THREE WORDS Beautiful, collaborative, fun HONEYMOON New Zealand in the fall of 2012

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony and Reception High Star Ranch
Wedding Planner and Designer Robbyn Paxton-McGuire
Photography Erin Kate Photography
Invitations Tabula Rasa Social Stationers
Hair Kimbe Duckworth and Micall Owens at Lunatic Fringe
Makeup Angelic Passalis
Flowers Karen Buresh
Catering and Cake Culinary Crafts
Entertainment Motherlode Canyon Band
Rentals Alpine Event Rentals
Transportation Park City Transportation
Rehearsal Dinner Outfitter’s Cabin at Promontory
Hotel for Guests Trails End Lodge
Registry Traveler’s Joy