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Something Tropical & Blue: Aquarium Wedding Inspiration

An under-the-sea-styled shoot by Leslie Dawn Events and Megan Robinson Photography

You don’t usually think the of the ocean when you think of land-locked Utah, but thanks to the new-ish Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, locals can experience the wonders of the sea right here in Salt Lake City. Leslie Dawn Events and Megan Robinson Photography teamed up with a crew of local vendors to showcase two different wedding concepts within the unique venue: something tropical and bohemian and something dramatic and glam.

Check out images of the styled shoot below, and read on for details from Leslie Dawn about their inspiration for the fresh bridal and reception style.

p.s. To read more about the model’s hair and makeup from this shoot, hop over to this beauty article in the current issue of our magazine.

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Leslie Price of Leslie Dawn Events shares her inspiration for the aquarium styled shoot:

The Living Planet Aquarium recently opened its doors in Utah, and it is a completely fresh take on a wedding venue. We instantly fell in love with the beautiful aquatic scenery; it’s opened a whole new world of possibility for Utah nuptials. This venue could be crafted into a fun, fresh, and modern beach-like atmosphere or an elegant and glamorous affair. We hand-picked some of Utah’s most talented wedding vendors and went to work creating two separate looks in various areas of the aquarium to showcase its eclectic atmosphere. 

Our first look, inspired by the incredible natural lighting in the aquarium’s South American exhibit, has a natural, bohemian flair. In contrast, our second look is more glamorous, drawing on the dark, dramatic lighting near the shark tank. We were so inspired by the versatility of the space. Some areas boast elements of a captivating and uniquely glam soiree, while other areas provide the laid-back feel of a destination wedding for a fraction of the price.

We were so incredibly lucky to be the first to shoot in this new aquarium, and we hope that Utah will enjoy the magic of this amazing space as much as did.

Thank you Leslie and Megan for sharing this styled shoot with us!


Vendor List

Venue: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Event Coordinator, Concept, and Stylist: Leslie Dawn Events
Photographer: Megan Robinson Photography
Flowers: Five Penny Floral
Gowns: Gateway Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Brynn Thomas
Tuxedo: Tip Top Tux
Rentals: All Out Tent
Models: Marina Hayes and Adi Marriott/McCarty Talent Agency