As visions of blush tulle and forever-friendships danced in our heads, we came upon one of the most love-filled mountain nuptials of all time! This DIY wedding in the La Sal Mountains of Moab has reminded us what these days are all about: Great food, lots of laughs, and the joy of watching two people declare their lives to each other. When Darian and Tanner decided to tie the knot, they wanted to stay true to that idea, and themselves, while celebrating with everyone they hold near and dear.
So, with her girls dressed in a variety of pinks and the boys rocking shades and spectacular dance moves, this celebration was one full of unique love and timeless memories. From chowing down on BBQ, filling their cups from the DIY bar, and dancing the night away, Darian and Tanner showed that there's not just one way to throw an Instagram-worthy affair.
"I have so many favorite moments on our big day - but I would have to say one of my favorites was the reveal of my dress. I had my mom and my mother-in-law help me with my dress, and I had all of my girls line up with their backs towards me so when I walked down the hallway they couldn't see me. I stood a few feet away from them and announced to turn around. Seeing all of their reactions will always be something that I will never forget."
"The experience I had with Revelry was AMAZING! I actually knew I wanted these dresses before we were ever engaged! We had to order them online which at first was kind of nerve-racking because you never know - right? Well, we requested swatches and those came really fast, so we got our colors picked out and then the sized sent in."
"We only had to wait a few weeks for the dresses to come in and once we did they fit PERFECTLY! Honestly, I thought the bridesmaids' dresses were going to be a little tricky and they ended up being the easiest decision we made! I chose these dresses because I knew that no matter what body type anybody had, they were going to flatter everybody, and they did exactly that. Plus, the girls couldn't believe how comfy that they were! We couldn't get enough of these separates!"
Sophie Top: White Pearl Chiffon | Skylar Skirt: Honeymoon Sunrise Tulle | Skylar Skirt: Blushing Peach Tulle | Skylar Skirt: Dusty Quartz Tulle | Aubrey Top: White Lace | Skylar Skirt: Dusty Rose Tulle | Skylar Skirt: Bradshaw Blush Tulle | Skylar Skirt: Peek-A-Boo Pink Tulle
"My favorite part of the day was just the fact that we all had a nonstop amazing time. We all got ready separately (boys and girls). Us girls were upstairs dancing, singing, and getting ready -- and little to no surprise the boys were downstairs doing the same thing! After the ceremony, we all danced down the aisle, and we never stopped dancing after that! As soon as Darian and Tanner were introduced the dance floor was packed and that never changed! Everybody brought such a fun vibe, and it just made everything perfect!” -Hadlee, Maid of Honor
"As I was walking down the aisle, I felt so many things. I felt so at peace knowing I was going to be spending the rest of my life with this amazing man. I felt excited knowing that coming back down the aisle, I was going to be Tanner's wife."
"During the ceremony, our party walked to one song and I walked down to another. So, once everyone was down the aisle and in their positions, Tanner had to turn around until he heard our song play, meaning I was coming down the aisle. I was able to see how the boys reacted to see me, and honestly, I melted. To see my brother, and my closest family friends crying happy tears over seeing me on my way to my husband, there was no better feeling."
”We felt very blessed. We had everybody who meant the most surrounding us on the most special day. Talk about a happily-ever-after!”
The bride's family was very hands-on with the entire process. Other than a few key vendors, her mom put together everything else, from DIY aspects to Pinterest-worthy decor!
"Can I relive this day, everyday?!" It was truly that perfect and special!” -Darian, Bride