Real Utah Wedding: Malissa Glines & Chad Sarno at Snowbasin Resort

Bohemian Rhapsody | August 14, 2015 | Photography by Megan Robinson Photography

NAMES Malissa Glines and Chad Sarno LIVE IN Austin, Texas; the bride grew up in Roosevelt, Utah OCCUPATIONS She’s a health coach and retreat planner; he’s a plant-based chef and educator. HOW THEY MET Through a health-immersion program they coordinated for Whole Foods HOW HE PROPOSED First, while camping in the redwoods with her grandma’s turquoise necklace and family heirloom. Second, while hiking in Austin with his daughter, Amaya, and a diamond ring. NUMBER OF GUESTS 80 THEIR APPROACH TO PLANNING Most of their guests were from out of state (and country!) and had never been to Utah, so they planned a full weekend of food and fun for them to enjoy. WEDDING THEME Nature, inspired by their common love for the outdoors and mountains HOW THEY MADE THE DAY THEIR OWN They started the day with a lake-side yoga class, they surprised their guests with a gondola ride up 9,000 feet to the ceremony, and they wrote their own vows. CULTURAL & FAMILY ELEMENTS She wove in her Native American heritage by getting married on the new moon and having her 90-year-old grandma perform a Native American blanket wrapping ceremony with a blessing; her parents built her an amazing tipi as part of the décor. He paid homage to his Italian roots by bringing everyone together through food; he created an all-vegan menu and Italian feast for the reception. SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED & BLUE She wore an ivory lace gown, matching custom-made lace jacket, and turquoise jewelry (her grandmother’s necklace and her mother’s bracelets). DÉCOR DETAILS Purple wildflowers (her favorite), lavender, sage, roses, foliage garlands, succulents, fresh herbs, birch-tree poles, and other natural elements RECEPTION MENU FAVORITES Truffled edamame dumplings, stuffed zucchini blossoms, and create-your-own pasta stations including fresh manicotti with the groom’s Italian Nana’s red sauce Dessert Gluten-free vanilla and chocolate cake with layers of lemon curd, strawberry, and raspberry jam with vanilla buttercream frosting FIRST DANCE “Better Together” by Jack Johnson FAVORS Organic San Marzano tomato and basil seed packets with the groom’s family red-sauce recipe, plus bars of dark chocolate and bags of herbal popcorn FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT When she surprised him by playing the drum with a pop-up rock band performance of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Magical, romantic, abundant HONEYMOON A road trip through Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, and Santa Fe.

Having people that you love from all different phases in your life come together in one area and meet each other was a pretty special and incredible feeling. It was a very cool reflection for the both of us. —Malissa & Chad

Venue and Transportation: Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville
Wedding Coordinator, Flowers, and Flower Crowns: Karley Parker of Scenemakers
Photography: Megan Robinson Photography
Videography: Ashley Scott Davison
Officiant: Dr. Scott Stoll
Invitation Design: Joyce Yu
Invitation Printing: Botanical Paper Works
Bride’s Custom
Groom’s Ring: Stone’s Throw Jewelry in Austin, Texas
Custom Jewelry Gifts: Silver feather necklaces by Elizabeth Crandall
Bridal Gown: Yolan Cris from Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Alterations: Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Custom Bridal Veil and Jacket: Alterations and Veils by Beatrice
Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Steph
Groom’s Custom Suit: Knot Standard in Austin, Texas
Caterer: Menu designed by Chef Chad Sarno and prepared by Chef Tal Ronen of Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles, California, with assistance from Snowbasin Resort
Cake: City Cakes Bakery & Café
Ceremony Music: David Rice, Mark Chaney Trio
DJ: Darin Murphy
Photobooth: Photobooth Bus
Rentals: Scenemakers
Custom Tipi: Pam and Larry Glines of Chantilly Place Weddings
Favors: High Mowing Seeds, Coco Polo chocolate bars, Little Lad’s Herbal Corn
Rehearsal Dinner: Vegan BBQ prepared by Chef Chad Sarno at a private residence
Hotel for Guests: Lakeside Resort Properties
Honeymoon: Hotel Santa Fe, Enchantment Resort and Spa Sedona, Zion Mountain Ranch