New Years Eve in Orem
What a better way is there to begin the New Year celebration than saying marrying your best friend? I sure can't think of any! That's exactly what Nathaniel and Annie did. December 31st 2016 was a particular chilly morning in Northern Utah with temperatures in the low teens. I'm sitting here writing this in the middle of a 111 degree summer day and I'm definitely missing those cooler temps! (For those who haven't guessed already, this is Kyle writing, I like the cold.)
Breakfast and Coffee
We met up with the ladies at Centerpoint Church in Utah after their quick trip to Starbucks for some early morning fuel in their customized wedding day coffee cups. After taking care of some the gorgeous details, I took off for Denny's where the guys were meeting for a little pre-wedding breakfast. We love opportunities to photograph small personal events throughout the day like these, they provide an intimate context and introduction to the family and friends.
First Looks and Portraits
Like many of our couples, Nathaniel and Annie opted to have a first look and their portraits before the ceremony. With the whole sanctuary to themselves, Nathaniel got to see his bride for the first time, standing in the same place he would be in just a few hours to become her husband. Annie then put on her snow boots under her dress and we headed up to a spot in Hobble Creek Canyon to take some gorgeous portraits.
Personal and Unique
We love when couples choose to incorporate personal aspects into their wedding day. Nathaniel injected all of his personality into the garter toss, opting to put on a show with a ribbon dance. It was hilarious! After all was said and done, the guests filed out to begin lighting the sparklers for the exit and Nathaniel and Annie shared one last, intimate dance to "It's a Wonderful World." They ran through the sparklers and into the New Year as husband and wife.