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Real Utah Wedding: David Hilton & Troy Thorpe at Snowbird Resort

LIVE IN The Avenues OCCUPATIONS Troy is a recruiter for a financial services company; David is the senior vice president of O.C. Tanner HOW THEY MET On Facebook. David appeared as a “friend you might know” for Troy, and Troy sent a friend request. David didn’t know him, so he messaged Troy back asking if they knew each other. While they were messaging, David was working remotely at the Coffee Garden and two minutes later Troy walked in. They chatted for about three hours and set up a date for the next day. HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Troy created a hard-bound book with pictures of dates and activities they’d done together, starting at the Coffee Garden and ending on a page with a picture of the ring. They were on a secluded island in the Bahamas when Troy pulled the book and ring out and asked David to marry him. WEDDING STYLE Classy, contemporary, stylish, and simple NUMBER OF GUESTS 162 SPLURGED On the venue, dinner, open bar, band, and a live painter who painted scenes from the wedding RELIGIOUS ELEMENT They were married by the bishop of the Episcopal Church, Carolyn Tanner Irish (Ret.) FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT They loved writing their own vows and how personal and spiritual the officiant made the ceremony FLOWERS White orchids MENU Grilled fillet béarnaise with Savoyard potatoes and steamed asparagus DESSERT Three-tier metallic-hued cake FIRST DANCE They both danced with their mothers to “Dancing in the Moonlight” FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENTS The toasts given by their brothers and best friends, and the music by New Soul Brigade (the hit of the night) ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Hire our wedding planner THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Loving, grateful, perfect HONEYMOON Royal Caribbean Mediterranean Cruise

Troy and David desired a simple and modern design that felt masculine but also something that felt warm and inviting. —Mara Marian, FUSE Weddings & Events

VENDOR LIST

Ceremony & Reception: The Summit at Snowbird Resort
Wedding Planner, Paper Goods, Rentals & Custom Cocktail Napkins: FUSE Weddings & Events
Photography: Kelli Bramble Photography
Officiant: The Right Reverend Carolyn Tanner Irish (Ret.)
Rings: O.C. Tanner Jewelers
Grooms’ Formal Wear: Suits by True Gentleman
Florist: Orchid Dynasty
Caterer & Cake: Snowbird Resort
Live Event Painter: Agnes Russo
Band: New Soul Brigade
Favors: Desk valets for the wedding party provided by O.C. Tanner
Hotel for Guests: The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Resort
Registry: Crate & Barrel, O.C. Tanner, REIWilliams-Sonoma