My husband is John Plimpton. We met at an orientation event for our first year of law school at the U. We weren’t interested in each other romantically at first. We became really close friends and bonded over long hours in the library and taking ski trips to Snowbird. Then one day I saw him flirting with another girl and got mad. He was surprised when he saw I was angry. He kissed me that night and the rest is history.
We were married at Sundance Resort on May 30, 2015 by Senior Judge Ronald Nehring (Former Justice of the Utah Supreme Court and my former boss).
When planning for my wedding, at first I thought I might wear my mother’s gown but it was going to be a real challenge to alter. I went to Avenia on a whim and fell in love with a simple A-line gown with a beautiful train.
I wanted to let the mountains and the beauty of Sundance be our theme of our wedding. Almost all of our guests were from out of state and I wanted them to see Utah’s incredible natural beauty. We focused first on great lighting, good music, and the food and wine. I kept the flowers simple (except my bouquet, of course!) and we splurged on a string quartet–which I loved.
Advice for current brides – be organized–don’t spend all your time pinning beautiful pictures, actually visualize and plan out how everything is going to go. Figure out your 3 top priorities and just make sure those happen. I found myself worrying about every detail…and then at the event I had my cocktail napkins but the video didn’t get captured. Once it’s a week before just relax and let go, it’s all going to be amazing.
I had a great experience at Avenia. The only hard part was commuting down there in rush hour traffic. The seamstresses worked hard to make my dress perfect and I appreciate that.
I would like to give a huge shout-out to my amazing photographer Melissa Kelsey. I highly recommend her. She took the most beautiful candid shots, not only of us, but of all of our guests. Tonya Hoopes did our lighting, which was phenomenal, and Baking With Blondie (Mandy Merriman) made our delicious cakes. I’d also like to thank my father and sister for doing SO MANY incredible DIY projects, from the cake topper, to the favors, to hand-painted cornhole boards.
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