Real Utah Wedding: Stephanie Laura Midori Davison & Joseph Michael at La Caille

Garden Fairy Tale | September 3, 2016 | Photographs by Brushfire Photography

LIVE IN She currently lives in downtown SLC and he is stationed in North Carolina, but they’re moving to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado OCCUPATIONS She’s a medical device sales representative; he’s an army officer HOW THEY MET He found her on his Facebook newsfeed through their mutual friends. She and some of their friends went to West Point together, and he served with them in the Army. They started chatting via Facebook, then texting, and then talked on the phone and via Facetime. He flew out from Germany to meet her one month later for a short weekend before he deployed to Afghanistan. They dated long distance for two years before he moved back to North Carolina. HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED He had about 24 hours to visit her before he had to leave for training at Fort Benning, Georgia. She hopped on a plane to Atlanta and he surprised her with a stay at the St. Regis, where he proposed. WEDDING STYLE Warm and romantic with touches of rustic-elegance NUMBER OF GUESTS 165 CULTURAL ELEMENTS The military-style wedding included the saber arch after the ceremony; per tradition, one of the saber-bearers taps the bride’s bottom with the saber as she walks through the arch FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENTS Saying their vows and having their good friend, Army Chaplain Major William Tripp, officiate the ceremony MENU Butter-poached Maine lobster and stuffed beef medallion with creamy au gratin potatoes DESSERT Apple tarte tatin and a four-tier cake with layers of chocolate, lemon poppyseed, and coconut cake with raspberry and strawberry filling LATE-NIGHT SNACKS Flatbread pizza and lavender shortbread cookies FIRST DANCE SONG “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Lovely, exciting, perfection

It was truly overwhelming and amazing to have all of our closest family and friends from all over the world there to celebrate us! —Stephanie & Joseph

Ceremony, Reception, Catering & Desserts La Caille
Wedding Planner Michelle Leo Events
Photographer Brushfire Photography
Videographer Ryan Hinman Films
Paper Goods Design House of Moira
Rings Antwerp Sales by David (hers), John Christian Jewelry (his)
Gown Matthew Christopher from Bridals by Lori in Atlanta, Georgia
Alterations Maria Alterations
Veil Matthew Christopher
Shoes Badgley Mischka
Earrings Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Alfred Sung, Bill Levkoff, J.Crew
Makeup Kristen Packard Make-up
Hair Kali Chris Hair
Groom’s Formal Wear Army Service Uniform
Groomsmen’s Attire Tuxedo Junction and ASUs for military
Cake Flour and Flourish
Rentals Diamond Rental
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music Michael Lucarelli, String Love
Dinner & Reception Music Life of the Party
Transportation Canyon Transportation
Hotel for Guests Grand America Hotel and Little America Hotel
Rehearsal Dinner Squatters Brewery
Registry Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma