Real Utah Wedding: Kelly Boulton & Cam Bennee

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NAMES Kelly Boulton and Cam Bennee LIVE IN Murray OCCUPATIONS They both work in the car business. He’s a general sales manager; she’s the VP of loan servicing. WHERE THEY MET At a 2008 New Year’s Eve party with their colleagues. He asked her out, but she wasn’t ready. A few months later, however, she couldn’t resist his charms any longer. WHERE HE PROPOSED On the beach during a vacation in Hawaii WEDDING WEATHER Sunny but cool at night NUMBER OF GUESTS 65 for the ceremony and dinner; 120 for the reception WEDDING BUDGET They wanted to spend $20,000 but the final tab was just over $50,000 SPLURGE They upgraded their photography and videography packages and spent extra on letterpress and gold-foil invitations, a fabric-draped canopy decorated with chandeliers, vintage and modern furniture rentals, custom lighting, and two meals: a plated dinner for ceremony guests and a buffet for reception guests COLORS Gold, silver, black, cream NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENT The ceremony took place in a rotunda, so they set up chairs in a half circle rather than rows BRIDAL ATTIRE A ball gown with custom lace sleeves inspired by the royal style of Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly DINNER MENU Spinach and romaine salad with cranberries, pears, walnuts, gorgonzola, and balsamic vinaigrette; chicken with mushroom marsala sauce; parmesan mashed potatoes; harvest vegetables RECEPTION BUFFET Chicken teriyaki and bacon-wrapped beef skewers, balsamic roasted veggies, hummus and grilled pita, fruit, artisan cheeses, crackers, and baguettes DESSERT Crème brûlée, chocolate mousse parfaits, petit fours, torched marshmallow hot cocoa, and an ornate fondant cake with layers of pumpkin chocolate-chip with cream cheese frosting FAVORS FOR GUESTS Gourmet caramel- and chocolate-dipped pretzels THE MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT A bus of tourists arrived at the capitol moments before the ceremony THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Grand, romantic, cherished HONEYMOON Mediterranean cruise

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We are both old souls and wanted a traditional wedding. Cam didn’t see me in my dress until the moment I walked down the rotunda steps at the Utah State Capitol. —Kelly


 

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LOCAL VENDOR LIST


CEREMONY Utah State Capitol rotunda

RECEPTION Utah State Capitol west plaza

WEDDING DESIGNER AND PLANNER Michelle Leo Events

OFFICIANT Douglas Bethers

PHOTOGRAPHER Jacque Lynn Photography

VIDEOGRAPHER Kale Fitch Films

INVITATIONS Alexis June Creative

GOWN White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal

GOWN ALTERATIONS David’s Bridal

GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S SUITS Dress Code

GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S SHOES Allen Edmonds from Nordstrom

BRIDAL JEWELRY, BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES,AND GROOM’S AND GROOMSMEN’S ACCESSORIES Nordstrom

FLOWERS Urban Chateau Floral

CATERER Brown Brothers Catering

CAKE Cake-A-Licious

RENTALS Diamond Rental

VINTAGE FURNITURE AND SIGNAGE Refined Vintage Events

MUSIC Life of the Party Entertainment

FAVORS Bennee Catering

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Grand America

HONEYMOON Delta Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Lines

REGISTRY Macy’s