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When college sweethearts Kelly and Stephen (who met in high school) said their vows on New Year’s Eve, they were surrounded by loved ones and heartfelt touches, from DIY done by the bride to the cake made by her mother to the cake topper created by her brother. Haley Hodges Photography beautifully captured the celebration which was punctuated with a minimal color palette of deep navy and gray.
From the photographer:
Kelly and Stephen are both Utah natives and met each other at their high school, Judge Memorial High School. However, these two lovebirds did not actually begin dating until college, where they both attended the University of Utah. Kelly just finished medical school at the University of Utah and decided to have their wedding on New Year’s Eve at the beautiful Heritage Gardens.
The color scheme for their wedding was a deep navy blue and gray, and what makes this wedding unique is the breathtaking combo of elegance and everything being made by friends and family. From the intricate centerpieces designed by the bride herself, to the cake (made by her mother) and cake topper (made by the bride’s brother), and especially the stunning mink coat provided to the bride by her grandmother, every detail of this wedding was made and contributed with love. We of course cannot forget that they included their darling puppy, Franklin, in their wedding as well.
One thing to know about these two is that Kelly was uncertain on if she was going to change her name when she graduated from medical school. She made the announcement in the middle of her vows that she would graduate as Dr. Kelly Stahl, and in fact, take her husband’s name. There was not a dry eye in the chapel.
From the bride:
The Couple: Kelly and Stephen
Location: Heritage Gardens, Sandy, UT
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Haley Hodges Photography, Second Shooter: Mari Bryson | Dress: Gateway Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Venue and Catering: Heritage Gardens, Sandy, UT | Cake: Kathy Frappier (Bride’s Mother) | DJ: Corey Maxfield, Salt Lake City, UT | Videographer: Complete Events, Salt Lake City, UT | Hair and Makeup: Got Beauty, Salt Lake City UT | Cake Topper: Nick Frappier (Bride’s Brother)
Congratulations, Kelly and Stephen (and Franklin)!