Edward and Caroline Nester’s autumn Timber Moose Lodge wedding in Heber City, Utah was a romantic celebration of their love story. With stunning scenery and the convenience of guests staying in the same location, the couple chose this venue for their special day. The couple’s thoughtful vows highlighted the depth of their love for each other. The reception included diverse cultural elements, such as the Nigerian guests’ tradition of throwing money in the air to celebrate during the mother and son dance.
Reception Location: Timber Moose Lodge
Planner: Caili Chung
Flower Designer: Little Lady Floral
HMUA: Sierra Miller
Officiant: Judge Daphne Oberg
Music/Entertainment: DJ Todd Michael Thompson
Rentals: Diamond Event & Tent
Caterer: Meier’s BBQ & Catering
Bartenders – Sip and Vibe Private Bartender Company
Paper/Calligraphy: Invitations – Caili Chung, Calligraphy – Katie Nester (family)
Bride’s Dress Shop: Marry Me Bridal, Orange, CA
Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Additional Attire: Bride Wedding Ring – Brilliant Earth
We asked the couple to share some of their memories from their beautiful wedding day.
Why did you decide to get married at Timber Moose Lodge Wedding in Autumn?
We wanted to get married in Utah because our parents live there. We chose the venue because the guests could stay there and the scenery was gorgeous.
What was your favorite moment of your Timber Moose Lodge Wedding in Autumn?
The first look — both of us cried our hearts out, and it was perfect. By far, it was the most intimate moment of the wedding day.
What were the highlights of your ceremony?
We both wrote our own vows, which felt very romantic. We wrote them separately, but the vows fit together and shared common themes that made it seem like they were written together. It was a lovely reminder of how aligned we are as a couple and how we want the same things out of marriage.
What were the highlights of your reception?
The mother and son dance turned into a party where the Nigerian guests threw money into the air over the couple. The flower girl made off like a bandit (good for her)!
Were any ethnic, religious, cultural, or family traditions included in your day?
Yes. We had the groom’s Nigerian grandfather send a video of a prayer that we played at the reception. We also received kola nuts from the guests.
Any planning or wedding-day advice for future couples?
Get a wedding day coordinator. Often the people who are willing to step up to help set up are the people you want to be spending time with before the ceremony and they can’t be in two places at once.
How was the overall experience of your planning? Also, the highs and lows?
Planning was pretty unenjoyable. The only thing that got me through was letting others be unimaginably generous with their time and help plan. In short, if you have people who love you enough to plan parts of the wedding and you don’t like planning yourself, let them do it!
Read Their 5-Star Wedding Photography Review:
“Austen was a truly incredible photographer for our wedding. From the very first email, he was attentive, well-prepared, and concise (which was a HUGE help to us since we planned a lot of the wedding ourselves!) Austen showed up on time the day of the wedding and he seemed like he was always in the right place at the right time for the rest of the day. A wedding day can be a very hectic experience, but not only was Austen cool as a cucumber the whole day, but he was also prepared with just about everything from safety pins to protein bars. Not to mention, the pictures turned out absolutely INCREDIBLE. Everyone I have shown the pictures to has either cried or been too busy picking their jaws up off the floor. Truly, these photos captured the essence of our wedding day in such stunning, perfect detail. Austen’s eye for quality photos combined with his super-friendly demeanor made it a treat to have him there on such an important day. Austen, you rock!” –Edward
Edward and Caroline’s autumn wedding at Timber Moose Lodge in Heber City, Utah was a breathtaking celebration of their love. The stunning scenery and convenience of having guests stay on-site made the venue an obvious choice for the couple. The first look was a particularly special moment for Edward and Caroline, as they both cried tears of joy and shared an intimate and emotional moment. The ceremony was filled with romance as the couple shared beautiful vows that reflected their aligned aspirations for their marriage. The reception was just as wonderful, with a fun party vibe including some Nigerian traditions on the dance floor. The couple also included ethnic elements throughout their special day, such as a prayer from the groom’s Nigerian grandfather and receiving kola nuts from guests. The day was the memories evident of the love and tenderness the couple feels for each other.