Teesa and Tani took elements from both Italian (hers) and Tongan (his) cultures to celebrate their beautiful wedding in Utah’s State Capitol building. With the ceremony on the outside patio and the reception in the grand rotunda, the bride had the designers incorporate mini pineapples (which mean good luck to the Italians) into the ceremony arch and into the table decor, while the groom’s Tongan heritage was celebrated with leis and traditional Tongan dances. According to the photographer, Jadie Jo Photography , “the groom even got a little cheeky” with a cake smash (in which the bride happily got him back!). At the end of the night, Teesa and Tani were sent off with ribbon wands down the capitol steps. See the fun photos, below.
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Photographer: Jadie Jo Photography //Event Designer: Hoopes Events//Cinema and Video: Fielding Films //Caterer: Christopher’s Steak House //Floral Designer: Fleur and Stems //Bakery: Cake Appeal //Location: Utah State Capitol //Event Planner: Hoopes Events