Old Rock Church Wedding PicturesThis photograph was shot at the Old Rock Church in Providence, Utah, a small suburb of Logan, Utah in the beautiful Cache Valley. Cache Valley is about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. Providence is on the south end of Logan. The town was founded, like many other in Utah, in the 1800s. At the heart of the city is an old church building. It was built in 1869 by settlers who had crossed the United States in wagons and handcarts (also called Mormon Pioneers). The building was one of the first of it's kind in Cache Valley. According to the Old Rock Church's website it "is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its "Architectural and Historical significance and to encourage its preservation."
The building is beautiful on the inside and outside. The outside is built with, as its name suggests, rock that had to be quarried and hauled to the site by those pioneers. The interior has been updated multiple times, but it still has historical charm in it's spiral staircase, period-decorated parlor, and the large original-glass windows.
Brides and grooms alike fall in love with the exterior details. Whether it's the large trees, the rock fireplace, rock wall, or grand staircase. It's a venue, with many different photo opportunities in one location.
The venue also includes an attached bed and breakfast. It was added on to the church in the early 1900s to give people visiting for church a place to stay. That portion of the building is called the Providence Inn and it is also on the historic registry.
Every bride that we've spoken to there has loved the venue. Photographing it is also a delight. It's such a pretty venue for weddings. 1/640; f/2.8; ISO 3200; 140.0 mm.