Alta Lodge Wedding in Utah | Gina + Michael

Gina and Michael’s Alta Lodge wedding in Utah was truly a highlight of my 2019 year. The natural beauty of the mountains paired with the magical tent of string lights covering their reception, there was no need for elaborate decorations. The mountain views and warm lighting created a cozy, yet elegant mountain wedding day.  

Gina + Michael’s wedding was Published in the 2021 issue of Northern Utah Weddings Magazine!

Wedding Ceremony at Alta Lodge Utah

 Bonneville Salt Flats Bridesmaid Photos 

Gina chose to do a session with her bridesmaids the day before the wedding. The girls hopped in a limo for the ride to the Bonneville Salt Flats for an epic, female-power session! I LOVED that Gina chose to celebrate and spoil her bridesmaids in this way. Cue Beyonce’s Formation- Gina and the Girls made the salt flats their personal runway and I am here for it.  Getting to connect with Gina and her babes the day before the wedding, made the wedding day (and the resulting photos!) that much more fun. You may or may not see of photo of me getting down on the dance floor with Gina and her girls- what can I say, after a very champagne-y limo ride, you get close. 😉 You can find more photos from the Bonneville Salt Flats at the bottom of the post!

Bridesmaid Photos at Utah Salt Flats

Alta Lodge Wedding In Utah

Gina and Michael met online while Gina was living in Korea and Michael was in Salt Lake City.  In their vows Michael started with, “I love how we met. We met in incredible and unlikely circumstances, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that we’re here now. . .I love all that you are, but the thing I love the most-You inspire me. I saw it then and I see it now.” Cue tears.

Scattered throughout their reception tables were small signs with a few paragraphs written by Gina and Michael that reflected significant parts of their relationship. On one of their signs was a section from a letter Michael had written Gina. Gina read this piece in her vows and it was one of my favorites from their decor. She read, “Let’s realize every dream we’ve ever had together. Be foolish: ask for too much (it’s not too much), ask for the absolute best, (we’ll find even better), ask for me to be a better man, (it’s your right and it’s well deserved).” 

Gina and Michael’s connection seemed almost otherworldly. Their deep love, joy, and care for one another was truly an honor to witness and to photograph.

Bride and Groom Photos at Alta Lodge

VENDORS

Venue: Alta Lodge | Cake: The Cake Batter | Videography: TechMediaFilms | Officiant: Chris of Universal Heart Ministry | Wedding Video: Video Link

COUPLE’S REVIEW: Warm, Fun & Vibrant

Gina and Michael left me the most incredible review! Here’s what they had to say about their experience working with me:

“Nicole is incredibly warm and fun and vibrant, and really takes the time to get to know you. She has such genuine excitement for your day, even though you would that after doing so many of these, it would be less so. Nicole made me feel so comfortable every step of the way, and though I have not received all my photos yet, she provided me with a sneak peak literally the day after and I was beyond impressed. She truly has an eye for how to capture the beauty in each moment and goes out of her way to get that oh so frame worthy shot and then some. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! You won’t be disappointed!”

Wedding Day Details

Utah Mountain Wedding Details

Bride Getting Ready at Alta Lodge

Bride Getting Ready at Alta Lodge

 

Groom Getting Ready Alta Lodge

Groom Getting Ready at Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom First Look at Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom First Look at Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom hugging Alta Lodge Wedding

Bride and Groom Photos at Alta Lodge

Alta Lodge Wedding Photos

Bride and Groom Photos at Alta Lodge

Bridal Photos Alta Lodge Wedding

Groom Portraits Alta Lodge

Back of Bride's Dress Utah Mountain Wedding

Wedding Ceremony view at Alta Lodge Utah

Alta Lodge Wedding Ceremony in Utah

Bride Walking Down Aisle with Dad at Alta Lodge

Ceremony at Alta Lodge Wedding in Utah

Wedding Ceremony at Alta Lodge

Wedding Vows at Alta Lodge

Wedding Ceremony at Alta Lodge Utah

 

First Kiss at Alta Lodge Utah

Alta Lodge Wedding in Utah Bride and Groom Photos

Bride and Groom Walking at Alta Lodge

Bride holding groom's arm

Wedding at Alta Lodge in Utah

Bride and Groom Wedding Photos Alta Lodge

Wedding Photos at Alta Lodge Utah

Groom Kissing Bride Alta Lodge Utah

 

Bride Portraits Wedding at Alta Lodge

View of mountains from Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom walking to enter reception

Wedding guests clapping during reception

Reception tables with long garland on table

Wedding reception table decor

Bride and Groom Eating with guests at wedding reception.

Reception Lights at Alta Lodge Wedding Reception at Alta Lodge

Wedding toasts during reception

Bride and Groom laughing during wedding toasts

Wedding guests at wedding reception at Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom toasting at wedding reception

Bride and groom cutting cake

Bride and groom kissing after cake cutting

Bride and groom at wedding reception

First Dance at Alta Lodge Wedding in Utah

Bride and Groom First Dance Under String Lights

Bride and Groom First Dance at Alta Lodge

Wedding guest dancing photos

Wedding guest dancing photos

Top view of wedding guests dancing

 

Wedding Guests Dancing

Didn’t I promise you? 😉 Love these ladies!

Wedding Guests Dancing at Reception at Alta Lodge

Wedding Reception at Alta Lodge

Bride and Groom Celebrating with Flower Petals

Bride and Groom Kissing at Wedding reception

Bridesmaid Photos at the Utah Salt Flats

Limo ride with bridesmaids

Limo ride with bridesmaids

Champagne photos in limo with bridesmaids

Bride with champagne in limo ride

Bridal Photos at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Gina is a queen who made the Salt Flats her kingdom. Loved connecting with this perfect bride + her people in such a rad way!

Wedding Photos at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah

Bridal Portraits at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah

Bridesmaid Photos at Salt Flats Utah

Bridesmaid Photos at Salt Flats in Utah

Bridesmaids Photos at Salt Flats Utah

Bridesmaids Photos at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah

Bride Photos at Salt Flats Utah

Bridal Photos at Bonneville Salt Flats Utah

Bridal Photos at Salt Flats Utah

For more mountain wedding inspiration, check out this Jackson, WY wedding at Snake River Ranch.

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