Salt Lake Temple and Sleepy Ridge, Utah | Stephanie and Nathan Wedding

I loved this wedding. Stephanie and Nathan are super sweet! Their wedding day was beautiful– The perfect cinco de mayo!

I really loved how Stephanie  only wanted 30 minutes coverage at the temple. Since we got their formals done here earlier, we didn't need to spend time on the busy wedding day doing those. I thought it would be impossible to only do a few photos in 30 minutes at the temple, because this temple is always so busy and big groups are hard to order around. I told her mom my concern and man, she made the impossible possible! She gathered everyone to the stairs and BAM, got group and parent pictures done in 15 minutes. I need Jeanette to come help me at all my weddings ;)

Since we spent so little time at the temple, I got to stay for their whole reception! Their reception was at Sleepy Ridge Golf Club in Orem. It was in the sunset room, which is super gorgeous! We took family pics, friend pics and a few more bride and groom pics. The reception started and Stephanie and Nate greeted all their guests for about an hour. Then the events started! They cut the cake and chose to be very sweet when feeding it to each other. Then Stephanie threw her bouquet. It was fun because all her nieces and one nephew stood anxiously awaiting her to throw it. And what do you know– her one nephew caught it. It was hilarious! He was as surprised as all the girls were. Loved it! 

After, Nathan danced with his mama and Stephanie danced with her dad. Love these sweet moments with their parents. Then Nathan and Stephanie danced their first dance and everyone soon joined in. Once that song ended, the dancing broke out. This family loved to dance! Even the parents...yes! They had a real band playing and it made the energy even that much better. They even made me want to dance! Soon enough, the chicken dance came on. This made for super hilarious pictures. IT WAS THE BEST! Elizabeth, my second shooter and I had such a blast. 

After the dancing, everyone sent Stephanie and Nate off with a sparkler exit! Now they are headed to St. Croix!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Pugh!


Dress: Off White Bridal Expressions (Don't you love her sleeves?!)

Bouquet: Sunshine Creations

Cake: Stacey Carnley

Entertainment: Ken Foster Trio

Second Shooter: Elizabeth Ethier Photography