This Refined Utah Wedding Could Not Get Any Classier
It's not always easy to pull off an unusual wedding theme, but Floridian couple Brandy and Ricardo made their elegant, vintage-style nuptials appear effortless. The lovebirds incorporated a few Great Gatsby elements into their stunning storybook destination wedding, which was held at chateau-style event venue La Caille in Utah.
"I truly felt like a princess," Brandy said. "I wore a Vera Wang dress complemented by my mother's favorite and classic pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings (something borrowed, of course). I chose Vera Wang shoes as well. I opted for a '20s hairstyle, as the theme was Great Gatsby. I changed for the reception into a '20s-style long beaded gown. I decided to wear '20s-style jewelry to complement the reception dress."
In keeping with the theme, the favors and gifts for the guests were simple candy boxes with tea lights and Gatsby-style colors, and the invitations were custom-made in the style of Gatsby from Etsy. The sophisticated venue itself paired well with the polished decor.
"[Having] the wedding at La Caille was the best decision we made," Brandy said. "It was magical and felt like a fairy-tale wedding. My grandmother was able to come, as she lives in Wyoming."
Not only did Brandy's grandmother attend, but she also officiated the ceremony.
"My grandmother marrying us is my favorite memory," Brandy said. "It was so special!"
Overall, it was the "perfect" day. The only thing she would have done differently?
"If I knew then what I know now, I would not have waited so long to get married," Brandy said. "It was so worth the planning and stress. It was all worth it."
See the jaw-dropping photos ahead!