Okay, so obviously I know that Memorial Day is coming up, not the Fourth of July, but either way, I thought it was appropriate to rock a flag on Bitchless Bride leading up to the holiday. And, this wedding is totally going to make you cry with delight! Yes, I just wrote that, but it's true! You see, Kathleen really wanted to have a destination wedding in Italy at a beautiful vineyard, but knew the trip would be difficult for her guests. Sooooo, she and her hus, Daniel, brought Italy to their wedding. And, you know what? They did an A MAZ ING job capturing the essence of Italy. The décor is spot on, and so is the vibe.
Oh! Bridey, you know my love for anything cake, right? Well, just wait until you see the cakes that the B+G selected! Yes, CAKES!!! OMFG! Seriously, why don't I ever get invited to weddings with multiple cakes? Anyway... Enjoy this fabulously festive Fourth of July wedding! I'll let Kathleen fill you in on some of the deets!
Um... Could you bust?
The bridesmaids were Kathleen and Daniel's daughters... Sniff! Sniff!
Stunning!!! Damn, girl!
Hello, Italy... Welcome to Utah! LOVE how the chairs are arranged for the ceremony.
This one... ADORBS!
Kathleen: My Uncle John Lynch. When my dad passed and we got engaged I wasn't sure I wanted anyone to take my dads place. I decided I have been really close with my uncle my whole life, Uncle John loved my dad and held him with high regard and was honored to walk his niece down the aisle. He is also a retired Marine and a full time officer in the Sheriffs dept in Col. He is one of the few that gets asked to wear his Blues and march in NYC for the remembrance of 9/11. I remember coming down the stairs from my Bridal Suite and seeing him for the 1st time in his Blues, it was such a surprise and honor for me to walk with him as well. He looked very dapper; and it was perfect since it was July 4th.
I mean... So beautiful!
HAHA! Love it!! Totally something I would do!
Kathleen: The décor was a mixture of Italian Vineyard and Vintage Romance. We had real grapes throughout all of our flowers. We used a collection of Cigar boxes we collected from all of Daniel's favorite cigars for our centerpiece flowers, along with garden vases and candle sticks, Wine Barrels, Chandeliers and twinkle lights in the trees to soften all the wood. We had King Ranch Wood tables with Cream lace runners on the adults tables- Fruitwood Chairs, Ivory with Satin Champagne overlays on the 4 Kids tables. Satin Champagne with Lace runners on all the High Boy Tables for the Cigar Lounge and Bar and also for the antipasti station. We had a brown leather loveseat and chairs with granite table in the cigar lounge on the deck with the bar and Italian Soda station...
Kathleen: I collected many Starbucks Frappuccino bottles, soaked them peeled off the labels and created vintage milk bottles for the kids favor. It had a cellophane bag of OREOS tied on with a sparkle tulle and vintage purple straw with a tag that read. Love is Sweet enjoy our Favorite Treat. Daniel and I Love Oreos and Milk. They turned out so dang cute! They also had little Sparklers Homemade coloring wedding activity Book we made them with their names on them connected by twine and vintage crayons and mini American flags.
Five! Five fucking cakes! WOW! Amazing!!!
I really am obsessed with the grapes (their real too)!
Bridey, you know I am a big fan of a healthy dip! Daniel, you're quite an elegant "dipper"!!
Thank you Kathleen and Daniel for sharing this incredible Fourth of July wedding with Bitchless Bride! Such incredible inspiration!
Photographer: Logan Walker Photography
Equipment Rentals: All Out Tent & Event Rental
Reception Venue: Johnson's Mill
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon & Rev. Craig Gordon - Utah Wedding Minister
Event Planner: Riehl Events
Videographer: Ryan Hender Films
Caterer: Salt Cake City
Dress Designer: Sophia Tolli
Floral Designer: The Flower Patch