Real Utah Wedding: Aubrey Nelson & Eric Jackson

Endless Love | October 2, 2015 | Photographs by Jill Thomas

NAMES Aubrey Nelson and Eric Jackson LIVE IN Downtown Salt Lake City OCCUPATIONS She is a hair color specialist and he works in business marketing. WHERE THEY MET At a party through mutual friends; they fell in love almost instantly HOW HE PROPOSED On an ATV ride into the middle of a grove of trees in southern Utah WEDDING WEATHER A stormy downpour and windy, but it cleared an hour before the outdoor ceremony NUMBER OF GUESTS 100 WEDDING STYLE Fun and timeless with elements of both of them sprinkled throughout the evening. COLORS Neutrals SPLURGES Food and gifts; they wanted their guests to know how much they appreciated their support and presence. FAMILY ELEMENTS The groom’s family sings a roasting-style song at every family wedding. The bride wore her late grandmother’s necklace, a detail that was special to her. WARDROBE DETAILS It was important for them to include their son as much as possible, so they had custom, identical tuxes made for both him and the groom. The bride designed her dream dress and her aunt made it for her in less than three weeks. HOW THEY MADE THE DAY THEIR OWN She surprised him with a fountain soda machine serving only Mountain Dew, and he sang to her, which was one of the day’s sweetest moments. FLOWERS Romantic and wild in style RECEPTION MENU FAVORITES The cocktail hour cheese spread by Ramblin’ Rose, and the divine pumpkin soup by Chef Tom Call for the custom, five-course dinner CAKE A simple, delicious confection with gold-dipped blackberries FIRST DANCE “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra FAVORS Gold hair pins for the girls and Lebron James socks for the guys THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Blissful, elegant, special HONEYMOON Bora Bora


“Our favorite ceremony moment was the kiss! And being announced husband and wife. Our favorite reception moment was eating and chatting with our friends and family by candlelight with the rain drizzling outside.” —Aubrey & Eric

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Venue: High Star Ranch in Kamas
Wedding Coordinator: Natalie Kenley
Photographer: Jill Thomas
Videography: Joshua Brown Photography
Invitations: Script Merchant, Kathrine Ross
Custom Ceremony Podium: Hans Ringger of The Furniture Joint
Rings and Jewelry: Satomi Kawakita (hers), Catbird (his)
Bridal Gown: Jeanette Nelson
Bridal Makeup: Vivianne Johnson
Groom’s Formal Wear: Urbana Custom Clothier
Flowers: Tinge Floral by Ashley Beyer
Caterers: Ramblin’ Rose (cocktail hour), Food Made by Tom (dinner)
Cake: Le Loup Cakery by Tess Comrie
DJ: All Star Events