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Dustin & Matt’s Summer Wedding in Salt Lake City

by dav.d

I had the honor to be the wedding photographer for Dustin & Matt’s summer wedding in July 2017. The wedding was held in the backyard of a friend of the family. Catering was done by LUX Catering and Events. Flowers were by La Fleur Design.

Wedding entrance

Wedding entrance

The yard was large enough for the wedding, reception, catering, and everything! It was a warm day, but there were bars with beverages for adults and kids a like.

The wedding location

The wedding location

I specialize in capturing the details of your wedding. You’re spending good money on the wedding and you want photos of the flowers, cake, outfits, decor, and more.

Wedding decor

Wedding decor

We did have a few minutes of panic when rain started up about an hour before the wedding. They rushed certain items to the tents or indoors. We sacrificed the neighbor’s cat to the gods of rain and the weather cleared up, woo hoo!

Emergency evacuation due to rain. The rain didn't last long.

Emergency evacuation due to rain. The rain didn’t last long.

And here we have the grooms getting their hair done. They were not avoiding each other before the wedding. This makes getting ready easy and we had group photos done and out of the way before the ceremony.

Matt gets his hair done

Matt gets his hair done

Dusting gets his hair done

Dusting gets his hair done

Bow ties are now a speciality of mine. Fortunately, Dustin knows fashion and how to tie a mean bow tie.

Tying the bow ties

Tying the bow ties

Grooms are ready

Grooms are ready

Flowers by La Fleur Design

Flowers by La Fleur Design

It can be a great stress reliever by having the family and wedding party photos done before the ceremony. Having them done means more time with guests and drinks!

Group wedding photos were done before the ceremony

Group wedding photos were done before the ceremony

Wedding details

Wedding details

Waiting for the wedding

Waiting for the wedding

When it is a gay couple who are getting married, I don’t know if that makes the ladies groomsmaids instead of bridesmaids. The nice thing about LGBT weddings is the chance to break norms and be unique.

Bridesmaids or groomsmaids

Bridesmaids or groomsmaids

Time for some photos of the wedding ceremony.

Flower girl and ring bearer

Flower girl and ring bearer

Escorting Dustin down the aisle

Escorting Dustin down the aisle

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony

Matt & Dustin exchange wedding vows

Matt & Dustin exchange wedding vows

The first kiss

The first kiss

Just married

Just married

Photos with the best man

Dustin insisted on his own bouquet! And it was beautiful. Dustin did plan the whole wedding with the help of the various vendors, of course. The secret to a successful “plan your own wedding” is to have an actual coordinator the day of who can carry the clipboard, make the communications, and make sure everything goes according to plans.

Dustin had a bouquet

Dustin had a bouquet

And they brought in Ruby Snap cookies for the party! If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out.

Cookies by Ruby Snap

Cookies by Ruby Snap

Cookies by Ruby Snap

Cookies by Ruby Snap

Wedding cake

Wedding cake

And here are a few of the formal wedding portraits. Due to the space we had to shoot around the crowd of well wishers. We also wanted to get them done before the start of the main reception.

The formal wedding portraits

The formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

Formal wedding portraits

And there were the traditional cake cutting, first dance, and toss of the bouquet. Some traditions are fun to bring along.

Cutting the wedding cake

Cutting the wedding cake

The first dance

The first dance

And DJ Young 1 was brought in from L.A. to run the music.

DJ Young 1 rocks the tunes

DJ Young 1 rocks the tunes

The wedding rings

The wedding rings

Photos with the wedding guests

Photos with the wedding guests

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

Photos with the wedding guests

Photos with the wedding guests

The wedding mobile

The wedding mobile

End of the wedding night

End of the wedding night

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