Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.

Ahh, 90’s romcoms. Where would we be without them? They’ve stayed with us as we grew up, had real-life romcoms of our very own, and planned our own happily-ever-afters. Hopefully with a little more certainty and a few less trips down the aisle than our inspiration: Maggie Carpenter from the classic Runaway Bride.

This chameleon bride changes everything from her looks to her likes, her hobbies and her heart. For this Runaway Bride styled shoot, we reimagined Maggie and her many vibes, capturing the modern version of the bohemian hippie Maggie, the sweet and playful Maggie, and finally: the authentic Maggie, who does indeed get her very own horse to ride off into the sunset with (and a dinner of Eggs Benedict, of course).

I was given the opportunity to work with the most fantastic teams of vendors to create this Movie Makeover/Runaway Bride styled shoot for Utah Valley Bride‘s 2020 magazine. One of my images from this shoot ended up making the cover of the magazine that year, and I couldn’t be more honored!!

A Bohemian, Free-Spirited Wedding

Maggie’s first wedding embodies the free-spirit hippie in us all. With a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a helmet full of flowers, our Maggie is the fiercest of fashionable style. This Rue de Seine gown from local boutique Alta Moda Bridal is an ultimate favorite of mine. I’ll never get over the fringe and lace details or the stunning fringe-covered back and bell sleeves.

Design + Coordination Cultivated Events Co. Photography Nicole Aston PhotographyVenue Walker Farms  Floral Design Lilly & Iris  Gown Shop Alta Moda Bridal  Gown Designer Rue De Seine HMUA Miranda Eagleston of Signature Brides Design  Backdrop Utah Vintage Rentals  Ring Forge Jewelry Works Bride Model Rachel Jensen



Fun + Colorful Wedding Design

“Where’s she going?”

“I don’t know, but she’ll be there by 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.”

Maggie may have ditched her date at the alter and made a quick getaway on a FedEx, but I can guarantee nobody is running from this colorful wedding inspiration. Maggie 2.0 is all bubblegum and balloons, and this team brought it to life in the most epic of ways! From a gown covered in pearls to upgrading our getaway truck to a Penguin Brother’s ice cream van, this sweet wedding can’t be beat!

Design + Coordination Cultivated Events Co. Photography Nicole Aston Photography Venue Walker Farms Floral Blumes Floral Gown Shop Alta Moda Bridal Gown Designer Jen Jackson Designs.  HMUA Miranda Eagleston of Signature Brides Design Pink Food Truck Penguin Brothers Balloon Installation The Balloon Loft Ring Forge Jewelry Works 


A True-To-You Happily Ever After

At the end of the film Runaway Bride, Maggie is finally done running. It’s time to do her day her way, and the team for this editorial understood the assignment. Featuring a delicious Eggs Benedict tablescape to the stunning floral arbor- and her very own horse, of course. This wedding inspiration is elegant, romantic, and personal. This third reincarnation of the modern Maggie for this editorial made the cover of the UVB 2020 magazine.

Design + Coordination Cultivated Events Co. Photography Nicole Aston Photography.  Venue Walker Farms Floral Blushing Rose Floral Gown Shop Alta Moda Bridal Gown Designer Vagabond Bridal.  HMUA Miranda Eagleston of Signature Brides Design Cake Grapefruit & Thyme Vintage Rentals Utah Vintage Rentals Paper Suite Love, Annie.  Catering am. niccoli


The best weddings are when the couple’s personalities, interests, and style shine through. The day is truly “them”. Whether it’s having the traditional wedding you’ve dreamed of since you were small, or eschewing all things typical and eloping, incorporating your own traditions, or redoing the wedding format entirely, wedding days should ALWAYS be done your way. Reach out here to tell me more about your story + the one you love, and let’s make some magic together!

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