By Kate Nash, photography by Alisann Loosle Photography
Falling in love is all about timing — just ask Lindsey Brown and Alex Reese. Their relationship timeline is a numbers game. They first met at a place Lindsey affectionately (and sarcastically) likes to call a “classy Mexican joint” — Beto’s in Provo. They dated for four months, broke up for a year, dated for a year and got engaged. After a short and sweet engagement, they were married on a blissfully warm day in September.
Their engagement story is also full of twists and turns. Lindsey planned a surprise trip to Disneyland for Alex’s birthday. At 3 a.m., she showed up at his house and handed him his boarding pass. Little did Lindsey know, Alex had a surprise up his sleeve, too. A very sparkly surprise. Alex was planning on proposing the next day.
“He just winged it and proposed at Disneyland,” Lindsey says. “It was so fun to have a double surprise.”
Once the ring was on her finger, Lindsey didn’t waste any time planning the wedding.
She had always wanted to have her reception on a rooftop.
“The closest thing I could find to a rooftop in Provo was a parking terrace,” Lindsey says. “When I called to ask if I could do it there, the guy was horrified. I had to convince him it was a good idea.”
The entire wedding was filled with unique touches, from the unconventional venue to the dress (a Monique Lhullier skirt from Alta Moda paired with an inexpensive lace top) to the treats (Smart Cookie sugar cookies and s’mores roasted on a fire pit made by Lindsey and her father) to the groom’s suit (designed by Alex and accented with a J. Crew denim tie).
After the sealing ceremony at the Salt Lake LDS Temple, it took Alex and Lindsey three hours to get back to Provo because of traffic from the BYU vs. Utah State football game. When the couple did finally arrive, Lindsey’s wedding planner, Holly Fowler, had transformed the parking terrace into a chic, urban rooftop. Lindsey says her favorite part of her wedding day was arriving at the reception site and seeing how everything had come together.
“Everything was lit up and everybody we loved was there to support us and our new life,” Lindsey says. “That was the best part of the entire day.”
The city skyline gave the nuptial celebrations a hip and modern vibe
The happy couple exited with a sparkling sparkler send-off.