A Watercolor-Inspired Wedding at Cottonwood Country Club in Holladay, Utah

“Our theme was summertime romance and watercolor—we had bright pinks and cream colors throughout our wedding,” says Lindsay Baker (26 and an optometri

“Our theme was summertime romance and watercolor—we had bright pinks and cream colors throughout our wedding,” says Lindsay Baker (26 and an optometrist), who wed Jonathan Howse (27 and a civil engineer) in an outdoor lakeside ceremony at Cottonwood Country Club in Holladay, Utah. “Flowers were very important to me in creating a romantic feeling throughout the event. Ours were a mix of bright pinks and creams. We integrated berries and textured greenery to add volume and variety,” Lindsay says. “Our goal was to bring elegance and romance to the outdoor setting. One of my favorite places we used the flowers was to accent our gold frame for the background of our ceremony.” This warm gold accent was carried through the reception, where tables for the couple’s 200 guests are set with gold plates and low flower arrangements in gold vases. After a night of choreographed (and freestyle) dancing, the newlyweds exited under the glow of sparklers. "I loved my dress so much that I wore it there entire night, including the departure," Lindsay says. —Carolyn Meers

Wedding Paper Divas helped design Lindsay and Jonathan's watercolor-inspired invitation suite and name cards.
"I found a gorgeous mermaid-style gown that was perfect for the occasion," Lindsay says. "It was an ivory, strapless mermaid-style gown with a sweetheart neckline. The best feature was the beautiful lace details overlying a layer of sequins that made the dress sparkle."
Lindsay and Jonathan's watercolor-inspired floral arrangements were crafted by Lilac Floral. "Our flowers were a mix of bright pinks and cream colors. We integrated berries and textured greenery to add volume and variety," Lindsay says. "Flowers were very important to me in creating a romantic feeling throughout the event."
“Our goal was to bring elegance and romance to the outdoor setting,” says Lindsay, who wed Jonathan under a rectangular gold frame adorned with blossoms at Cottonwood Country Club in Holladay, Utah.
Lindsay's bridesmaids wore short, pale blue summertime dresses from Ann Taylor with a sweetheart neckline. The dresses recalled the watercolor tones in the invitation suite and place cards and were accented with diamond jewelry.
Jonathan wore a dark gray three-piece suit with a dark gray patterned bow tie—his groomsmen sported the same three-piece dark gray suit but their ties had subtle accents that matched the pale aqua bridesmaid dresses.
Lindsay and Jonathan said their vows in an romantic outdoor ceremony at Cottonwood Country Club in Holladay, Utah. "Our goal was to bring elegance and romance to the outdoor setting," Lindsay says.
"We utilized elegant gold frames for our signs along with carefully placed floral pieces to add to the romantic feel of the reception," Lindsay says. "We also used various watercolor washes and calligraphy font for our seating chart, written signs and place cards at the tables."
Gold-framed signs as used throughout the event.
Carrie's Cakes designed the three-tier, somewhat rough-frosted dessert, which was adorned with blush pink blossoms and sprigs of greenery.
After a night of choreographed (and freestyle) dancing, Lindsay and Jonathan exited under the glow of sparklers. "I loved my dress so much that I chose to wear it there entire night, including the departure," Lindsay says.