Liz & Jeremy
One of the biggest pieces of advice we would give to anyone getting married is to make it YOUR day. Make the day about you two, your relationship, and things that matter to you. We can promise that if you do that, you will definitely have a day that you will remember for the rest of your life and a more meaningful wedding day with you and your spouse. Liz and Jeremy’s wedding was a day we doubt ANYONE will forget. The two of them studied theatre together at Weber State, and theatre continues to be a big part of their lives. Liz teaches theatre and they both love watching plays and musicals together. When they were planning their wedding and reception, one thing led to another, and their wedding day ended up changing into a Broadway musical theatre wedding!
To give you an idea of how this worked: Jeremy and Liz didn’t say their vows, they sang them! They didn’t just cut the cake, they did it during a musical number to the tune of “Summer Nights”. They also reserved Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah, and had their guests show up to watch their performance. Their first dance was choreographed and they had two past students, who have successful theater careers of their own, sing the song to their first dance. This wedding was next-level creative!
For our part… we have never really been a part of many plays or performances, so it was an experience going to rehearsal as photographers, and choreographing our footsteps to where we needed to stand, crouch, and in which direction we needed to each photograph to get the “shot”. We also dressed in all black like a stage crew to not distract from the performance, but still be able to get the photos we needed. Usually, a reception lasts 3 or so hours. Liz and Jeremy’s “reception” during their performance was just minutes long, meaning we had to coordinate perfectly where we needed to be during each event. It was the biggest adrenaline rush we’ve had as photographers!
Jeremy and Liz, we cannot tell you enough about how much we appreciate your friendship and your trust. Your Broadway musical theatre wedding was one that will always be remembered by us. You two are in short, amazing! We love you and hope to see you guys again soon!!
Venue: Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Dress: The Story Bridal Couture
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Videography: Carter Madsen
Cake Artist: Courtney Christison
Makeup: Karli Fitzgerald
Officiant: Maurie Tarbox
Catering: Ogden Eccles Conference Center