Utah Wedding : Alicia + Brian


Their lives spanned various continents, with thousands of miles separating them, but somehow they knew, they were destined to find love at home. Brian and Alicia made their way back to the state they love: Utah. Tucked near the mountains sits the small city of Logan, filled with wild flowers, the smell of nectar in spring, and the nicest people in the United States.

One Sunday, on an afternoon at church, Alicia noticed a handsome boy with bright blue eyes. At the end of service, he waited until the chapel cleared and he introduced himself. They exchanged smiles and laughter and though she was speaking about her recent travels abroad, all she could notice was his smile and way he accentuated words when he spoke what he was passionate about.

They soon realized they were destined to be together…that the endless miles that once separated were only meant to prepare them for the closeness they’ll create in the years to come. And if you were to listen to Brian talk about Alicia, each word is accentuated with unadulterated love, proving she’s the thing he’s the most passionate about.

Alicia and Brian, thank you for the honor of being welcomed into your home and families. Your day was beyond perfect and I wish you nothing but the best as you carve a path that’s entirely your own. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

Alicia made a stunning bride and remained calm in spite of her Anne Barge wedding dress being reconstructed just a couple days before her big day…she laughed it off and her carefree spirit proved to be the best part of the wedding day…

Alicia dressed in her childhood home, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of her brothers and dad working tirelessly in the yard (more on that in a bit)…

Brian and Alicia married at the Mormon Temple in Logan, Utah on a truly stunning day…

Shortly after their sealing ceremony, guests were invited to Alicia’s home as her parents hosted a stunning backyard reception…

Alicia and her bridesmaids had a style all their own…I mean, who doesn’t love sequin skirts?!

The scattered clouds made for stunning light at the right moments…

The reception was in full swing, but Alicia wanted to enjoy a moment with her adorable flower girls…

As guests walked into rolling acres of the backyard, Alicia and Brian greeted them under a floral archway and personally thanked 400+ guests for attending…

Alicia, you are drop. dead. gorgeous.

Many (many!) thanks to the ever amazing, talented, and tireless Michelle Leo Events for making the day come to life…

Before guests arrived, the bride and groom ventured deeper into their backyard reception for wedding photos amongst wild flowers…

Why, yes, this is Alicia’s backyard…it was breathtaking…

At another portion of the backyard, Alicia’s brothers and sweet dad spent the afternoon ensuring the lake was ready for live music, strung Italian lights, and–yes–a cake sitting in the middle of the lake itself…

This pathway leads to Alicia’s house and it made for the perfect backdrop for wedding photos…

It was a perfect night for an outdoor reception…

Instead of a traditional sit-down dinner, eight stations were set up offering various food options, all representing a location around the world that represented their love (Italy, Taiwan, Peru…just to name a few)…

Alicia and Brian were escorted by boat to enjoy their First Dance on a barge in the middle of the lake…

Their dance ended with a spectacular fireworks show, leaving everyone with a sense of romance, hope, and joy…

Everyone returned to the tent to enjoy the band and dance the night away…

The wedding was perfect and the love was felt in every aspect of their gorgeous backyard tent…

The day was a joy to be a part of and I owe a debt of gratitude to the amazing team who brought it all to life…
Coordination + Design: Michelle Leo Events
Floral: Wildflower Design
Catering: Cafe Sabor
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Bridemaids dresses: Chantel Lauren Designs
Videography: Chris McClain
Hair + Makeup: Carrie Purser
Cake: Layers Cake
Photography: Jasmine Star

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  1. Tangie

    January 13th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    You captured this wedding perfectly, J*. How in the world did you set up your lights to capture the bride and groom dancing in the middle of the lake? They are illuminated beautifully!

  2. Marsha

    January 13th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Beautiful! Can you provide a vendor resource for the flower girl dresses?

  3. Carrie K

    January 13th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I would LOVE to know how you illuminated those dance-on-the-barge photos! Really well done Jasmine!

  4. ashley mitchell

    January 13th, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    This wedding is AMAZE. Seriously what a chic and stylish wedding – photographed beautifully by you guys of course! xo!

  5. Alesa Larsen

    January 13th, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Oh, you were in my hometown. What a beautiful wedding.

  6. Michelle Leo Events

    January 13th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Jasmine, what a pleasure to work with you and have you capture my work. You didn’t miss a single detail and this beautiful event is forever frozen in time thanks to your incredible talents!

  7. Jasmine Star

    January 13th, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    For those who asked, the First Dance photos were illuminated by two spot lights (strategically placed by the wedding coordinator). I didn’t use flash because the space was illuminated well enough to leverage the ambient light 🙂

  8. Michele Ashley

    January 13th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Beautiful and stunning work per usual!

  9. Perla Photography

    January 13th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    the rings’ shot is truly amazing and what a magnificent backyard!!! It’s more of a park! 🙂

  10. Melanie

    January 13th, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Stunning! What a gorgeous wedding/location/bride/groom/photographer.. and everybody looks beautiful and modest. Love it. Great job, Jasmine!

  11. Jess

    January 14th, 2015 at 1:40 am


  12. Shauna

    January 14th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This is like a fairy tale.

  13. Luz Neutra

    January 14th, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Wonderful! Nice job. Congratulations

  14. Jenna

    January 14th, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Breathtaking. Amazing work, Jasmine.

  15. Traci

    January 15th, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Great article! The images are amazing.

  16. maura

    January 17th, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Are you kidding me!? What an amazing venue! Even more special that it is her home. How blessed.

  17. Jorge

    January 17th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Wonderful! Nice job, congratulations!

  18. Ashley

    January 19th, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Absolutely stunning! What a perfect wedding!

  19. Stephen Thrift

    January 19th, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Such a gorgeous wedding Jasmine. I especially love the shot of the couple in front of the mountains. Incredible venue and great work as always!

  20. Mina

    January 22nd, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Oh so stunning! What a gorgeous wedding. This is really perfect. Great work too Jasmine. You rock!

  21. James Cooper

    January 26th, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Absolutely stunning shots! I really like the dress color of the bride and thinking to buy it for my own bride 🙂

  22. Kim Kravitz

    January 28th, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning!! I love her dress!!

  23. Amanda Gentle Photography

    January 30th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Very very impressive wedding and photography. Dress designers has nice dressing sense for wedding ceremony.

  24. Caitland Corbridge

    February 5th, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Wow! I live in Logan! That is really awesome! Very beautiful indeed!

  25. Joe

    February 13th, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Stunning collection of photos, the venue looked perfect.

  26. Tatyana

    February 20th, 2015 at 3:00 pm


  27. Monique Dykstra

    February 21st, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Pretty images!

  28. magdalena

    February 23rd, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I love outdoor weddings! and this one is amazing! great pictures, details, couple, fun… congratulations!

  29. Stewart Girvan

    March 2nd, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Wow, beautiful photographs!

  30. Peter

    April 20th, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Great photos as always! I’m really loving the outdoors photos, they’re so nice and calming.

  31. Peter

    April 23rd, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Wow, that Mormon temple makes for an amazing backdrop! (Along with the other amazing scenery.) Epic photos!!

  32. Marcel Alain Photography

    May 7th, 2015 at 1:39 am

    So so cool. Haven’t seen pictures like this done at a temple yet. Will have to show my sister who will be getting married at the San Diego Temple (another beautiful temple.)

  33. Anna

    May 28th, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Love your work Jasmine.

  34. Jessica Little

    June 9th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Great pictures, especially love the outdoor shots

  35. Sara

    June 28th, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I just have to say.. I had the pleasure of catering this wedding, and the honor of meeting the famous & wonderful Jasmine Star!! And Jasmine, you captured everything beautifully, every detail! It’s so fun to see you taking some of these shots, and then seeing the final images! You are absolutely amazing, of course!! It was so fun to have you in Utah and have you shoot a Mormon wedding – I’d love to see more Temple shots from you! 🙂 amazing, as always!!

  36. Alicia

    June 30th, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Stunning photographs. Just. Stunning. I’m curious what the lighting setup was inside of the tent. Would you be able to shed some light on where your speedlights were set up for the photo of the bride and groom on the dance floor (where the groom is pointing). I think in another image I can see a softbox, but I’m not sure what the diagram is on the photo in question of the couple. I love the soft light in the photo. Very beautiful work!

  37. Paige

    July 14th, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Does she have weddings at her parents? If so could I get info?

  38. Kylie Walls

    November 24th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Beautiful images. Such a lovely wedding.

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    February 21st, 2016 at 1:06 am

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