Real Wedding: Kate Lovell and Drew Livingstone

Real Utah Wedding | March 16, 2012 | Photos by Britt Chudleigh, Chudleigh Weddings


NAMES Kate Lovell and Drew Livingstone LIVE IN Provo OCCUPATIONS They’re both students HOW THEY MET Through her cousin, who was also the couple’s best man WHERE HE PROPOSED He joined her family’s Christmas trip to the Cayman Islands and proposed on a moonlit beach WEDDING DAY WEATHER Clear skies, despite storms the entire week prior NUMBER OF GUESTS 250 at the reception WEDDING THEME Urban garden party—an eclectic mix of timeless elegance, rustic beauty, and modern design colors Bright citron green, deep teal, and creamy ivory accents WARDROBE DETAILS The bride wore a fitted lace gown with elbow-length sleeves; bridesmaids wore green dresses and scarves; their earrings were custom-designed by the bride FAVORITE DÉCOR ELEMENTS Chandeliers made from branches and twigs, and a lounge area with white leather furniture and Moroccan lanterns RECEPTION MENU FAVORITES The groom requested a mashed potato bar, featuring roasted garlic mashed potatoes, pulled Carolina pork, and BBQ beef brisket; the bride requested a gourmet salad station, featuring mixed baby greens and quinoa and caprese salads CAKE A three-tier white buttercream and lemon poppy seed cake with blackberry filling FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENTS A tie between the couple’s first dance and when the groom’s 78-year-old uncle showed everyone up on the dance floor FAVORS FOR GUESTS Mini homemade chocolate chip cookies served with chilled milk shooters THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Spiritual, comfortable, energetic HONEYMOON Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple
Reception Salt Lake Hardware Building
Wedding Planner and Designer Fuse Weddings & Events
Photography Britt Chudleigh with Chudleigh Weddings
Invitations Pink Piggy Design
Gown Modern Trousseau at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Veil, accessories, and alterations Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids J. Crew
Makeup Signature Brides
Groom’s Formal Wear Macy’s
Catering Culinary Crafts
Cake Layers Cake
Flowers Orchid Dynasty
DJ Life of the Party Entertainment
Wood tables, benches, and lighting Alpine Event Rentals
Chairs and cabaret tables RSVP Party Rentals
Rehearsal Dinner The Manor at The Riverwoods
Hotel for Guests Hotel Monaco
Registry Target, Crate & Barrel