Great Salt Lake Sunlit Bridals | Kim + Ether | Bonneville Utah Salt Flats
Great Salt Lake
The salt flats and the Great Salt Lake set the stage for this beautiful couple and a bridal session. If the location wasn’t enough to love and swoon over, then their love story will definitely have that effect on you. I can’t wait to share it with you today! But first, let’s talk about how the sunlight creeping across the salt flats along the Great Salt Lake had me falling in love with Utah for the millionth time. Sigh… The lake isn’t even close to being the great thing about this couple. Read on to find out about how their story has stretched across the globe. It’s as romantic and exciting as it is touching
How They Met
Are you ready for this????!! Ether had planned out an elaborate, all-day scavenger hunt that took Kim to various places of significance in our love story. Ether’s sister and two of Kim’s best friends were her chauffeur and escorts for the day. They explored different locations around BYU (the campus where they fell in love), the movie theater at Riverwoods, where they had first accidentally said “I love you” (while watching Frozen!), the park up by Cedar Hills where they had their first kiss, etc. Ultimately, however, the hunt led Kim to our Winnie the Pooh tree in a park behind his parent’s house, and there he was: the trees were lit, there were candles on the ground, and music was playing in the background. Together they dug up, from beneath the ground, an old canister that they had buried two years ago. The canister contained two letters that they had written to each other and themselves, about their love, about their hopes and dreams for their love, and about their feelings for each other (Hello romantic!!!). Kim and Ether reminisced together and the whole time Kim thought, “Is he going to propose right now?!” Wrong! She was wrong.
What Happened Next
If you know Ether you would know that he always goes one more step beyond average. Kim says, “Before I knew it, him & I were off to Salt Lake City. Although I still had no idea what was going on. We arrived at City Creek mall, and my first (mortified) thought was that he was going to propose to me by the water fountains, using a flash mob! The fountains show started right as we got there, which I knew could not have been a coincidence. Plus, I get shy when the spotlight is suddenly thrust on me, so I was definitely fidgety…but, for no reason! He was simply using the fountains as a distraction! He took me up the escalators…and into Tiffany & Co! Our entrance into the store could not have been more dramatic. The store was already closed, so the blinds were down, but as we stood outside the doors, the blinds went up, and we were welcomed in by Tiffany & Co. staff!”
Long story short– Ether and Kim sat down in front of a TV, which began playing a proposal video that Ether had filmed. It showed him in different parts of the world –he had traveled the US and Asia during the time Kim was on her mission just to film this! During the video it showed him while in different parts of his travel saying the different words to “Will…You…Marry…Me?” Needless to say, Kim said the tears were rolling down her face. When the video was done, Ether got down on one knee…and proposed! With a beautiful Tiffany setting! Sounds like a whirlwind of a day!
What They Love Most
That they can always be 100% themselves around each other. No fluff, no fakeness, no pretense. They know each other’s joys and woes, gifts and burdens. And that knowing is everything. It is comfort. It is true love. They love going on hikes together, drives, and movie dates. They can’t wait to start a family. It is what they are looking forward to the most!!!
One word Kim used to describe her vision of their wedding day is “Elegance.” Their wedding colors will be navy blue, blush pink, with hints of green and gold! How BEAUTIFUL!!!!
If you have a love story that you think is greater than the Great Salt Lake, then contact me today for more info on documenting and capturing it all.