Neither Hannah nor Cody were looking for love or a serious relationship when they were tagged in a group photo on Facebook. Both had just gotten out of rough breakups. But, Hannah decided to reach out to the guy in the group photo who had captured her attention and message him. That one message turned into an entire night of messaging which prompted Cody to ask Hannah on a date. These two people who thought they did not want a serious relationship quickly changed to seeing one another as the person to spend the rest of their life with. Their love of travel and trips together cemented their love and gave them the realization that the only perfect place for them to have their wedding was at one of their favorite locations in Utah. Forgoing a large wedding at home gave them the budget to be able to provide accommodations for their 20 closest family and friends. One of the most special moments of the day was during the ceremony, when they told their guests to read letters they had individually written to each person there. The tears of love and happiness was so unexpected and meaningful as each guest was so important to them.

The scenery and beauty of the Southwest provided a stunning backdrop for their sunrise first look and their ceremony. This, the greatest trip of their lives, became the start to their lives and adventures to come.

Making Magic:

Photography: Esther Bloom Photography

Venue: Zion Ponderosa Ranch + Resort

Planner: Havenwood Designs

Floral: Bloomers – St. George, UT

Bridal Gown: The Dress Theory – Nashville, TN

Menswear: Express

Cake: Cupcake Julie –St. George, UT

Jewelry: HD Bean Jewelers – Carmi, IL