Mitch & Sophia's Millcreek Canyon Wedding in Salt Lake

I have gushed and gushed and waited in anticipation

for this wedding for many months now! Ever since I met Sophia in my college poetry class five years ago, I knew we were kindred spirits, cut from the same cloth. We were both foodies and had a very strong Mediterranean-style upbringing, her Greek and me Italian. Little did I know that one day I would get the honor of not only sharing in her wedding day, but I would be shooting it! These two are so special to me, and their love, with all of it's quirkiness, is the kind of thing fairytales are made of. Get ready for tons of beautiful details and lots and lots of emotions...I did mention this was a Greek wedding right.. :) 

Aren't their rings awesome? So much history and character.

Aren't their rings awesome? So much history and character.

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As soon as I saw Mitch's ring, I just had a feeling it had a lot of love in it, come to find out, it was his father's wedding band for many years and they had it inscribed with the words, "Strong is your hold" love it!

As soon as I saw Mitch's ring, I just had a feeling it had a lot of love in it, come to find out, it was his father's wedding band for many years and they had it inscribed with the words, "Strong is your hold" love it!

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Loving the artichoke in her bouquet.

Loving the artichoke in her bouquet.

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Tonia, her sister and MOH does wonders with makeup, and of course she used my favorite line, MAC :)

Tonia, her sister and MOH does wonders with makeup, and of course she used my favorite line, MAC :)

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A recreation of a old family photo, groom on the right.

A recreation of a old family photo, groom on the right.

Lookin good Mitch

Lookin good Mitch

 Loving the bouts..scabiosa pods are so cool!

 Loving the bouts..scabiosa pods are so cool!

Dad's first look...always a favorite

Dad's first look...always a favorite

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Oh Sophia...you are so stunning!

Oh Sophia...you are so stunning!

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I love this church, not only is is beautiful, but the people and the heart inside just makes you feel welcomed..as a church should be.

I love this church, not only is is beautiful, but the people and the heart inside just makes you feel welcomed..as a church should be.

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Adorable..

Adorable..

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Joining of the hands-this represents the two becoming one in the eyes of God and the church.

Joining of the hands-this represents the two becoming one in the eyes of God and the church.

The Crowning- this ritual symbolizes the couple receiving grace from God and are crowned with virtue and holiness.

The Crowning- this ritual symbolizes the couple receiving grace from God and are crowned with virtue and holiness.

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Married at last!!

Married at last!!

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I am pretty sure people kill people for hair like this..just sayin'

I am pretty sure people kill people for hair like this..just sayin'

Love

Love

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Workin' it like pros!

Workin' it like pros!

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Each table was designated by a different poet and a quote from each was in the middle.

Each table was designated by a different poet and a quote from each was in the middle.

Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

"Outside the open window

The morning air is all awash with angels"

Richard Wilbur

A former student of Sophia's and a classmate of mine made these wonderful (and one-of-a-kind) watercolors for the name cards and yours truly wrote the calligraphy :)

A former student of Sophia's and a classmate of mine made these wonderful (and one-of-a-kind) watercolors for the name cards and yours truly wrote the calligraphy :)

How cool is this guest book? It is meant to look like a bunch of library book slips.

How cool is this guest book? It is meant to look like a bunch of library book slips.

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My favorite favors..Jordan Almonds

My favorite favors..Jordan Almonds

I am in love with this book. I am not sure the exact way to do this but all it is is the pages of the book being folded down smaller and bigger.

I am in love with this book. I am not sure the exact way to do this but all it is is the pages of the book being folded down smaller and bigger.

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Like I mentioned on Monday's preview, Mitch and Sophia got married on her parent's 50th wedding anniversary, isn't that amazing! So, being the awesome person that she is, Sophia put together a surprise for her parents to celebrate their anniversary as well!

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All of these speeches were so wonderful and I wish you could hear them because they were the best collection to date that I have listened to. Her bridesmaid and good friend Kathryn wrote the most amazing poem about them, I almost cried.

All of these speeches were so wonderful and I wish you could hear them because they were the best collection to date that I have listened to. Her bridesmaid and good friend Kathryn wrote the most amazing poem about them, I almost cried.

And don't get me started on her father George..such a sweet man..with three daughters and a wife, this man deserves a trophy! Both her parents raised amazing women!

And don't get me started on her father George..such a sweet man..with three daughters and a wife, this man deserves a trophy! Both her parents raised amazing women!

Haha, the glasses were for reciting one of their very first poems that Tonia wrote about Sophia when they were young, again, I wish you could hear it.

Haha, the glasses were for reciting one of their very first poems that Tonia wrote about Sophia when they were young, again, I wish you could hear it.

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Yep, this is the cutest ring bearer on the planet.. I didn't even tell him how to pose, he's just a natural.

Yep, this is the cutest ring bearer on the planet.. I didn't even tell him how to pose, he's just a natural.

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I love this idea of having another cake cutting ceremony on your anniversary. 

I love this idea of having another cake cutting ceremony on your anniversary. 

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Tasso came all the way from Greece to be there and we did not let his dancing skills go to waste. He led the entire crowd in some pretty sweet traditional Greek dancing!

Tasso came all the way from Greece to be there and we did not let his dancing skills go to waste. He led the entire crowd in some pretty sweet traditional Greek dancing!

Even George had his own little solo dance, gotta love it when Dad's can cut a rug!

Even George had his own little solo dance, gotta love it when Dad's can cut a rug!

What a magical night for the two of them and for their families and in such an awesome location. So much love surrounded this night and I had a blast! 


 Ceremony | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 

Reception | Millcreek Inn

 Cake |  Granite Bridal at Granite Bakery

Mrs. Backer's Bakery

 Flowers |  Danielle Wolfe

Dress |  Bride and Line: Light in the Box Groom & Co

Music | Deanna at Laughing Gravy

 Seating Cards | Pallavi Sen

Book Box Favors | Beyond Verve