Rustic-Chic Rendezvous: Paige Stoner & Joshua Garcia

Real Utah Wedding | September 29, 2012 | Photos by Rebekah Westover Photography


NAMES Paige Stoner and Joshua Garcia LIVE IN Yorba Linda, California OCCUPATIONS She is a controller for Troas Enterprise; he is a compliance engineer for Red Digital Cinema HOW THEY MET High school sweethearts WHEN HE PROPOSED At sunset in Newport Beach, California WEDDING WEATHER Cloudy early in the day; sunny for the reception NUMBER OF GUESTS 120 WEDDING STYLE Rustic-chic, but more elegant than western FAMILY ELEMENT The wedding took place on the bride’s family’s 50-acre ranch in southwest Utah near Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks RELIGIOUS ELEMENTS It was important that their Christian faith and values be reflected in the wedding; they put a lot of focus on God, prayer, and communion during the ceremony WARDROBE DETAILS The bride wore a Pronovias gown with a hem of lace ruffles; bridesmaids wore latte-hued dresses, and the groom and groomsmen wore tan suits with paisley cream ties DÉCOR INSPIRATION The ranch setting offered an array of colors, so they focused on layers, patterns, and textures rather than specific hues CEREMONY DÉCOR DETAILS A section of the flower-lined aisle featured cowhide rugs; benches topped with sheepskin throws FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT When the sun broke through the clouds as they were pronounced husband and wife RECEPTION DÉCOR DETAILS Antler chandeliers, Southwestern chevron table runners, turquoise pottery, and colorful flower arrangements RECEPTION MENU All of the food was prepared in Dutch ovens, including tri-tip, chicken thighs and legs, creamed corn, and scalloped potatoes CAKES Five different buttercream cakes displayed on a vintage dresser with flowers FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT Dancing under the stars and the full moon FAVORS FOR GUESTS Small jars of honey representing the Beehive State THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Enchanting, rustic, romantic HONEYMOON Bora Bora

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Cottonwood Meadow Lodge, my family’s ranch, is very special to us and has become one of our favorite places. Every year we take a two-week trip to the ranch.

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Local Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, and Rehearsal Dinner Cottonwood Meadow Lodge in Panguitch
Officiant Steve Craig of Yorba Linda Friends Church
Wedding Planner, Flowers, and Rentals White Ginger Events
Photography Rebekah Westover Photography
Catering Rockwell Catering
Cakes One Sweet Slice
Bridal Accessories Nordstrom
Makeup Jamie Snelson
Bridesmaids’ Attire David’s Bridal
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Bluegrass Music Cross Strung
DJ Festival Sounds
Hotels for Guests Harold’s, Hatch Station, and Red Brick Inn in Panguitch; Stone Canyon Inn in Tropic
Honeymoon Le Meridien, Bora Bora
Registry Bed, Bath & Beyond, Macy’s