Note to selfie: 7 tips for that perfect shot

Good selfies can be tricky. Here, professional photographer and selfie pro McKenzie Deakins shares her tips for taking a stunning selfie. Let’s face it. Taking pictures of yourself on your iPhone can be fun. (You know you have some on your [...]

16 of Utah Valley’s juciest ‘guilty pleasures’

One Utah Valley guilty pleasure is enjoying a BYU football game when you should be doing something else. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) This list of guilty pleasures goes to show just how tame we really are round here. Our dirty little [...]

Picture fixtures: 5 photo ideas that click

Groomals have become the bridal standard — and we’re thrilled. Getting those “his & her” shots in a relaxed session (as opposed to rushing and ranting between the ceremony and reception) is picture perfect. If you still want to surprise [...]

Swept Away

How much do we love this bridal party’s hair? Gorgeous curls all around. And when you contrast them with the bride’s rockin’ up-do? Hair heaven.Terra Cooper Photography 5 STRANDS OF WEDDING WISDOM Your wedding hair brings together your [...]

Arm Candy

When a bouquet looks traditional and modern at the same time, we’ll never let go. We especially love themostly-white bouquet with muted pops of color. Dreamy.Jacque Lynn Photography 5 FRESH FLORAL IDEAS TO WELCOME WITH OPEN ARMS Bouquets are [...]

A classic love story in Orem

The black-and-white drama is refreshingly classic and modern. November 20, 2012 Story by Briana Stewart Photography by Photography by McKenzie “I’ve never been interested in pastels,” Ashley says. “They’ve never spoken to me. But having [...]

More Flour To You

This is what you call gorgeous, classic elegance that will never (we repeat, never!) go out of style. We’re also sweet on a cake being surrounded by bouquets. Decadent decor.Brooke Bakken Photography 5 CAKES TO INSPIRE SWEET INSPIRATION PATTERN [...]

Mediterranean Magic

LOVE the contrast of ornate china with a simple, serene wood table. SAY ‘I D0’ TO DESTINATION DESTINY Can we be bold? We are in hue heaven with this Mediterranean-inspired shoot by Michelle Leo Events and photographed by Alixann [...]

All That Glitters

Oh, Dear Lizzie. You sweet thing, you. SAY ‘I DO’ TO SPARKLE This look of love? Golden. Anytime you can combine classic colors and elegant elements and then update them with modern twists, you have an affair to remember. “We [...]

Heart & Soul

Wadley Farms is the definition of rustic romance. And that rope pom pom banner is all kinds of refreshing. (No offense, triangle banners.) SAY ‘I DO’ TO RUSTIC ROMANCE Talk about inspiration after our own heart. This sensational [...]

Sweet Somethings

Want romance and timeless elegance? Pick large, beautiful blooms. SaY ‘I DO’ TO PASTEL POWER Isn’t it romantic? Pastels, teacups, ball gowns, polka dots, vintage furniture — everything about this elegant shoot designed [...]

Eye Candy

9 frocks with sweet seams Photography by InStudio by Kenneth Linge Hair & Makeup by Darcy Moody at Suggestions Salon Models Valerie Osmond and Richard Sharrah

Set In Stone

16 rings that will leaf your breathless Rings by Goldsmith Co. Jewelers, The Jeweler’s Bench, Sierra-West Jewelers & Hur Jewelers Take a tour through these local gems to find your left-hand glam.

Paper Roses

7 invitations that are beautiful beyond words Invitatons by Pro Digital Photos & Polka Dots & Daisies How you spread the news of your nuptials sets the tone for your entire wedding — so do it beautifully with inspiration from these [...]

Turn Up The Eat

Cater to your every whim Photography by Dave Blackhurst Food by Culinary Crafts, Magleby’s Catering, Landmark Catering, Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Fresh seared Ahi tuna over mango cilantro rice and asparagus spears topped with fresh kiwi [...]

Four foods to prevent colds and flu during this winter season

Cold and flu season, which typically starts in August, is rising now until it peaks in February. So if you didn’t become ill during family gatherings over the holidays, consider yourself fortunate. The experts at Veria.com, meanwhile, are [...]

Birth names, married names and sensitivity to personal choice

Alison Dyer and her husband, Steve Kofford. (Photo by Photography by Mckenzie) Newlywed Alison Dyer is currently facing the same question millions of women grapple with every year — the name change. She got married in the Draper LDS Temple [...]

Local Love: Maddison Lott & Jesse Sumsion

May 5, 2012 Story by Sarah Eyring Photography by Terra Cooper BRIDE & GROOM’S HOMETOWN Springville FIRST KISS He didn’t exactly kiss me, he pecked me like a chicken. We were both nervous. I think I thanked him! Later that night, he [...]

Local Love: Lindsey Hutchings & Ryan Prater

June 2, 2012 Story by Sarah Eyring Photography by Dan Hixson Photography Bride’s hometown: Taylorsville Groom’s hometown: Sandy First met: He was a patient at the hospital I worked at. I prepped him for his procedure. Later, he [...]

Local Love: Ashley Richards & Nolan Berry

August 24, 2012 Story by Sarah Eyring Photography by Moxie Photography BRIDE’S HOMETOWN Provo GROOM’S HOMETOWN Rexburg, Idaho FIRST MET I was living at King Henry Apartments in Provo. After his LDS mission to Ghana, Nolan happened to move [...]