Zion Wedding, Their First Look

October 11, 2017


Zion National Park


Wedding dress:

Stella York/ L.A. Bridal

Groom's tux:

Free People

Floral Design:

Bloomer's Flowers

Now here’s a Zion wedding first look worth looking at twice. Zion and Springdale, Utah weddings are nothing short of jaw-dropping. Add to this the emotion of a bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day, and what do you get? Magic.

My, Oh My, It’s a Zion Wedding

Zion National Park is a staggering geological masterpiece. It’s no wonder why tourists from all over the world come to gawk at the mighty canyon walls. Over the aeons, the elements carved the red rock into what you see now. I bet over the last century, many lovers have looked upon it and fallen deeper in love.

And that’s just the case with Janine & John. When these road trippers and adventurers were enjoying a trip in the park, John knew he needed to pop the question. Because Zion played such a pivotal role in their courtship, John & Janine brought their friends and family back to Utah to witness their vows in Springdale, Utah, near Zion. It was a picture-perfect day.

Why Do Brides Want a First Look

Imagine the joy and jitters you feel on your wedding day. You can’t wait to see your soon-to-be partner, and you worry there will be an emotional windfall if the first time you see them is on the aisle. As such, some brides have a first look to get the tears out of the way while the hair and makeup specialist is still on the clock.

First looks also create an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company on a day when, surprisingly, you won’t see each other very much. Traditions be damned, some brides also prefer a first look if they don’t adhere to the old rules of weddings. Finally, having a first look allows for a few minutes to make some cool and artsy pictures, as seen below. You can also incorporate a first look with a family member, such as the father of the bride.

Consider Springdale, Utah, for Your Ceremony

It’s always sunny in Springdale. Or something like that. Either way, this funky, little artsy town serves as the gateway to Zion National Park. It also has some pretty swell ceremony sites and reception venues. If you’re thinking about perusing some options, I’d love to offer suggestions and help in the process. So let’s chat!


Follow these links to have a first look (see what I did there?) at the rest of the photos from their wedding day:

Getting Ready Photos in Black & White

Springdale Utah Wedding Ceremony

Switchback Grille Wedding Reception

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Wedding Vendor Links:

Wedding dress: Stella York/ L.A. Bridal
Groom’s tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Floral design: Bloomers Flowers & Decor
HMUA: Julie Thomas


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