Ronnie and Natale’s Southern Utah Cabin wedding was truly one for the books. Nestled in the mountains above Cedar City in Duck Creek Village. There is something so incredibly special about being able to photograph a wedding of two people whom you care deeply for. Even more so to be part of the entire progression of their relationship. I was stoked to photograph Ronnie proposing to Natale on the ferry in 2015.
This Sunday brunch wedding blew my socks off. The bride wore her mother’s wedding dress, modified for a modern style of course. Friends and family helped make the ceremony background of hundreds of folded paper cones. Friends and family also gathered the wood stumps and logs to create the ceremony seating in the wooded area behind the cabin where the reception was to be held. Friends also worked a long night and all morning on waffles with lemon curd from scratch. The best man and maid of honor tag teamed the ceremony while the groom had assistance from a few guests with his vows, my self-included.
The bride and groom actually forged each other’s rings, “We took classes at an with a machinist that makes rings the “old school” way and we literally melted them down and worked with machines to make them. I even engraved his by hand rather than with a laser.” Those white balls that hung from the trees were hand made. The menus and invitations were typed with a typewriter flower crowns and bouquet, were made the night before by the girls and they grew a lot of the flowers and greenery themselves. The center pieces were made up with succulents they had to keep alive for months.
The day started off with the bride getting ready by lantern light in her parent’s cabin for the sunrise first look. The first look was held at 9000 ft elevation at a beautiful point surrounded by red rock and you could see Zion canyon off in the distance.
So, so grateful for such a fun weekend with my friends and to be a part of this wonderful weekend of these two beautiful souls. Thanks, Ron & Nat. <3