It was a beautiful summer morning in Sandy, Utah. The summer colors were in full bloom and the gardens had just received a rain shower the night before leaving the ground damp and lush. Their colors were burgundy and blush. Flower girls twirled and dashed around the room in their burgundy dresses and white headpieces. Two families joining together to celebrate the love of Merrisa & Adrian.
As a wedding photographer, I am always watching how people interact with each other. I love to capture relationships and emotion. I enjoyed capturing the two cultures and families joining together on this special day.
Something that I loved about this particular wedding was the bilingual aspect. The ceremony was done in both English and Spanish to make sure both sides of the family could understand and enjoy the event.
A note to Utah brides. If you’re looking for a beautiful venue in South Salt Lake County, absolutely check out Heritage Gardens. The venue itself is stunning. Indoor & outdoor spaces for either a ceremony, luncheon or reception. There are multiple rooms upstairs for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in. The grounds are breathtaking and very well taken care of. Besides the physical location, the staff there is amazing! They were extremely professional, prompt and super nice.
Merrisa & Adrian got to have two first kisses. One in English and the second in Spanish!
Can I share a secret? I looooved this wedding. If I could go back in time, this is what I would have done for my wedding instead of making it an all day affair. Everyone has their personal opinions, likes, dislikes and traditions when it comes to weddings. Merrisa and Adrian opted for a quick ceremony (in both English & Spanish!), a luncheon immediately after and then the cake cutting, bouquet toss and first dance. It was bundled up perfectly in a few hours and they were out the door and ready for their honeymoon. Such a smart (and beautiful couple)!
Also, can we talk for a second about Merrisa’s exit dress? It was simply perfection. The length was perfect for the hot Utah summer weather. It fit her flawlessly and made for an easy getaway.