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Gather ideas for venues, vendors, design and more from three styled scenes: desert extravagance, studio simplicity and botanical fun. They’re packed with year-round wedding-day style. P H O T O S B Y E R I N K AT E , H E AT H E R N A N AND GREEN APPLE PHOTOGR APH Y


Utah grooms and groomsmen get their first-ever fashion spread reveling in man-on-the-street ensembles perfect for garden weddings, summer soirees and winter fetes. PHOTOS BY LINDSE Y SH AUN

94 MODERN MOVEMENT Big blooms and modern style burst on the wedding floral scene. P H O T O S B Y D ’A R C Y B E N I N C O S A

102 OUT OF THE WOODS Ten mountain-glam fashion ideas from local boutiques score a Rocky Mountain high on your big day. P H O T O S B Y M I K K I P L AT T



Set on mountaintops, in city valleys and everything in-between, these couples throw memorable celebrations that are personalized, sensational and pure joy.

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Departments 35 PROPOSALS

The hottest trends, products, talents and advice


Fresh ideas for bouquets, cakes and décor from top Utah wedding vendors



Looking to create a memorable wedding experience? These Utah must-do’s won’t be on any I-do checklist.



The who, what, when and how to throwing a memorable bridal bash.


Kick off a destination-wedding weekend with a bang.



Who’s who from our annual White Party


The issue’s people, products and places


Utah’s top ceremony and reception sites


The best wedding resources in the state


Utah’s red-rock weddings exposed

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UP FRONT On the Web


Real Weddings

Calling all wedding photographers and married—or soonto-be married—brides! We’re now accepting real wedding submissions for our online gallery and will be featuring a new wedding every week. Don’t miss your chance to have your work or wedding featured on our new site.

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Behind the Scenes

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Our new “In the Life” series gives you a sneak peek at what life behind the scenes is like for Utah’s most creative wedding vendors. Join us as we catch up with florists, photographers, planners and designers to talk style, beauty and off-duty.

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Ready to walk down the aisle? We’re ready to crash your wedding. That’s right. We’re now in the wedding crashing business. Our staff of editors and interns want to take part in your wedding festivities and document our fun on Instagram (@utahbridemag).

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UP FRONT Contributors

MIKKI PLATT and husband Braydon form the photography power couple behind this issue’s fashion story, “Out of The Woods” (page 102). When she isn’t shooting, Platt can be found wearing a striped shirt, hair in a high bun, snuggling her two kids, eating chocolate chips or dreaming of Europe.


ALLISON BADDLEY’s goal is “to move [her] clients to tears and drop the jaw of their guests.” La Fete Floral & Events’ fresh, romantic aesthetic was born from Baddley’s time living in Paris, France. In “Emerald Oasis” (page 76) and “Taking Root” (page 84), Baddley executes two remarkably different scenes.


Tweet. Pin. Instagram. Facebook. As a logged-in millennial, ASHLEY MILLER’s favorite verbs have to do with social media. As the new Web Director and Social Media Manager for Utah Bride & Groom, she brings a digital ease to the job and balances her time between tending to the website, instagramming Utah’s most swoon-worthy weddings, and pinning the latest trends.


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UP FRONT Contributors

LINDSEY SHAUN CHRISTENSEN brings Utah grooms their first-ever fashion story in “Follow Suit” (page 88). The former river guide and current mom of three boys is no stranger to what guys want. And with 15 years of professional photography experience, she captures hip, man-on-thestreet style with ease.


LINDSEY STEWART has been shooting professionally for the last ten years. If you see her at a wedding, chances are the passionate artist is tearing up during the daddy-daughter dance. She loves a good creative challenge, including shooting indoor Kokedama gardens like she did in “Taking Root” (page 84).


HEATHER NAN PARKINSON could be called a founding photographer of the “styled shoot” so common now in wedding editorial. Even with all her experience, she’s always trying to up the ante, even if it means outrunning thunderstorms like she did in “Emerald Oasis” (page 76) to get the right shot. When she’s not shooting weddings, she’s capturing emotional family moments like middle-of-the-night births.


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UP FRONT Contributors

D’ARCY BENINCOSA is a fine art wedding photographer who travels the globe and specializes in destination weddings. Her love stories have also been featured on Upworthy, The Huffington Post and The View, so Utah Bride & Groom happily snagged Benincosa while home in Utah to capture and style “Modern Movement” (page 94). In her story-telling fashion, she also shot “Setting Up Camp” (page 72) for a destination bride’s rehearsal dinner.


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PEPPER NIX is a long-time contributor to Utah Bride & Groom and a six-time Best of State winner for wedding photography. When she’s not scaling mountains to shoot luxurious Park City weddings (often featured in our Real Wedding section), she’s journaling events like our annual White Party featured in “A White Out” (page 152). Coffee dates with Pepper offer endless inspiration and out-of-the-box ideas.


ERIN KATE’s natural style and soft focus emits wedding photography sought after by Park City’s destination brides who come to Utah for its organic landscape. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and multiple national blog, the film and digital photographer turns her focus from the mountains to an art studio in “Amber Waves” (page 80). In her free time, she’s outdoors either riding horses, surfing or spending time with her husband and golden retriever.


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UP FRONT From the Editor

Off And Running CONGRATS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT! Now, let’s get to work. On your mark, get set, go. I finished my first triathlon this year. Okay, you’re asking, “What do triathlons have to do with weddings?” Well, there is one thing they have in common: good planning. It’s key to finishing with a smile on your face. You are in training now. With enough research, scheduling, budgeting, brainstorming and executing, you’ll sail through your wedding day with flying colors. For my race, I trained with a local coach. And let me say, I could not have finished without her expertise, encouragement and instruction. Wedding planning requires coaching as well. My advice? Read this book cover to cover. Highlight, dog-ear, go online. Then, hire the best coaches. The Utah planners,

caterers, designers, photographers and venue staff in this issue are trained mentally and physically—trust me, weddings require heavy lifting and cardio—for the demands of an event. Much like a wedding, there is no single way to run a race. Everyone has different speeds and goals. And guess what? There will be road bumps along the way. And it’s fine. It happens. One thing is for certain: At the end of the day, you’ll be married. And with strategic planning, you’ll walk away with the most amazing memories. That’s what I hope for you with this issue: a big, fist-pumping, giggly, high-as-a-kite, I-did-it experience. You got this!

Val Rasmussen, editor in chief

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Proposals Wedding Tips, Trends & Talents


Turn heads in a handmade piece from local company Danini IF THERE IS A CREATOR with her finger on the pulse of wedding fashion, it’s Danini’s Dani Hagemeister. Since the headpiece designer launched her first bridal collection last year, it’s been full steam ahead. Requests for the Salt Lake native’s veils and bridal caps flock in from national and international brides seeking unique complements to their wedding day ensembles.


“I may start with a theme, then an inspirational gown, then I’ll move on to create pieces based upon what a bride would feel most special wearing,” says Hagemeister. “Since weddings are once in a lifetime events, brides should be able to look back and think, ‘Everything was so me.’” Her handmade adornments also include pins, bobbies, hair jewelry, headbands and headpieces. What’s next in bridal fashion? Say goodbye to one-sizefits-all bridal style. “Personal fashion is becoming even more intertwined with bridal style,” says Hagemeister. “Uniqueness is going to be THE trend, which is perfect because the more bespoke and less mass-produced styles have the ability to stand the test of time.” Danini’s handmade bridal caps range in price from $150 to $420. For a complete collection, visit dananionline.com. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m



Outside Interests

Offer wedding-day thanks to guys, gals, moms and dads with outdoor-inspired gifts from Utah companies. Cotopaxi Luzon Del Día backpack, $50, cotopaxi.com

Get Wild

Looking for a bachelor or bachelorette party idea that doesn’t involve a hangover? Cotopaxi hosts its annual Utah Questival—a wild 24-hour outdoor adventure race—in April. Start training today.

Voyager expedition flask, $16 each, Ward and Child— The Garden Store, SLC

Gifts that Give Back Utah-based Cotopaxi is causing quite a stir in the outdoor-gear market. With a mission to end poverty, proceeds from their “Gear for Good” backpacks, jackets and trucker hats provide assistance to struggling communities worldwide. “The Luzon packs are made from fabric that is leftover from the production of other bags that otherwise would have sat on a shelf or been thrown away,” says Cotopaxi’s Alison Boyd. “Our new Luzon Del Día bags have unique colors. There are no two alike, giving each bag a unique personality.” The backpacks are priced between $35 and $50, making them a memorable—and functional—gift for outdoorsy friends and family.

Compass flask, $152, Tabula Rasa Stationers, SLC

Longitude/latitude necklace with initial bar, $30-$52 each, Bloomingsales, SLC Home T-shirt, $30, Bloomingsales, SLC

Barbeque six-tools-in-one, $50, Pops Q Tool, popsqtool.com

Orla Kiely travel case, $128, The Children’s Hour, SLC

“Live more. Work less.” sunglasses, $35, Vacay, vacaysunglasses.com

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PROPOSALS Behind the Bar

Apple of My Eye Introducing hard cider, the newest crop of bar bevvies. WANT TO TAKE your wedding toast to the next level? Ditch the Champagne and raise a glass of hard cider instead. And we’re not talking juice boxes, as the American misnomer suggests. Cider is an centuries-old alcoholic beverage made with fermented apples, first made in Europe. The drink (categorized as medium sweet, dry or off-dry) is popping up on wine menus and squeezing its way onto liquor store shelves nationwide. Similar to the craft beer industry, artisanal cider makers are making a name for themselves with their own unique varieties. Business is booming; people are drinking. “There’s is no better time to be a cider maker,” says Jimmy Santangelo, Beverage Director of La Salle & Trio Restaurant Group and Wine Academy of Utah. Cidercraft magazine quotes data from global marketing researcher IRI reporting cider sales “rose 85 percent from 2012 to 2013 and 58 percent from 2013 to 2014.” They’re expecting more increases. Santangelo says, “[Our restaurants] are celebrating cider because no one else is in Utah is doing it.” What does this mean for weddings? “Cider is the new Champagne,” says Salt Lake magazine editor and culinary insider Mary Malouf. Because the new bubbly is refreshing and has about the same alcohol levels as beer, it appeals to a broader audience, making it a hit for big events. Hard cider isn’t only for toasting. Serve up a “his” or “hers” custom cocktail of hard cider and garnish with mint, pear or citrus.

Under Current and Current Fish & Oyster carry their own custom blend of Hive Winery’s (out of Layton) on tap. Yes, on tap. Perfectly paired with briny sides like Kumamoto oysters or grilled shrimp spiedini, cider—formerly synonymous with fall and winter—is a refreshing beverage for any celebration year round.

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All That Glitters

In doses large and small, gold radiates fresh, fashion-forward style throughout the newlyweds’ nest. Kate Spade plates, $19$22 each, New Orientation, SLC

Omari sculpture, $174, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC

Bernhardt Fontana desk, $2,317, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC

“ Chilewich table runner, $50, Sur La Table, SLC

Serving tools, $90, Ward & Child—The Garden Store, SLC

Caine settee, $2,800, Jonathon Adler, jonathonadler.com Perfect stripe gold pillow, starting at $75, Studio McGee, SLC, studio-mcgee.com

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Multiple gold finishes prevent a contrived, matchy-matchy look.

Vanguard Lura mirror accent table, $897, Forsey’s Furniture Galleries, SLC

Room By Dunker Beal Interior Design SLC

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PROPOSALS Who, What, Where

What To Wear

Five hot additions to Utah’s wedding fashion scene. ILLUMINATING FASHION L.A. gown designer Sara Sandberg pays homage to her Utah roots with ethereal frocks suited for any outdoor nuptial. Her latest collection of Illume gowns showcases sophisticated styles like this fit-and-flare three-quarter sleeve silhouette. Now available at The Perfect Dress in Holladay and The Brides’ Shop in Salt Lake. SWEET SOULS Beckett & Robb adds a line of Italian calfskin and suede shoes to its ever-growing inventory of fine men’s fashion. “The versatility allows Beckett & Robb clients to wear our shoes with their existing wardrobe, while the unique design helps them stand out from the crowd,” says owner Jason Yeats. Monte Leather Lace, $595, Beckett & Robb, SLC, beckettrobb.com. SENSIBLE STILETTOS? YOU BET. Finally, a wise way to wear heels. For the lessthan-graceful bride, rubber heel protectors provide stability from ceremony to late-night dancing. Rubber stiletto heel cover, $12.95 a pair, Clickless, SLC, beclickless.com.


SOMETHING BLUE AND BLACK Black is back in a big way. Showcase your “something blue” along with a hint of dark charcoal like these Armenta earrings and necklace. Armenta 18k yellow gold and blackened sterling earrings with kyanite and white quartz doublet, white sapphires and diamonds, $2,560. Armenta 18k yellow gold and blackened sterling pendant with kyanite and white quartz doublet, white sapphires and diamonds on blackened sterling chain, $1,480. Both from O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC, octannerjewelers.com. SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Malmrose Bridal expands the local roster of bridal shops. With a South Jordan location, the boutique has over 300 ready-to-purchase gowns for brides, moms and bridesmaids, giving the state even more wedding-day fashion options. Malmrose Bridal South Jordan, malmrosebridal.com. 42 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Specialty Florist

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Table Manners


Botanical Eden throws an orchard wedding fusing old-fashioned details with six modern-day musts.

1 Procure


First up, plan a spot fit for a king and his queen. What better seats for newlyweds than a pair of vintage velvet wingbacks like this one from Refined Vintage Events.

2 Ditch the


Speaking of luxurious lounging, forget the picnic benches. Provide guests with elegant perches like crossback farmhouse chairs.

Create a multilevel dessert vignette like Hansen did with Sweet Things Cake Shoppe, using crates, bud vases and traditional cake stands.

3 Add Height

Votives and pillars are expected but tapered candles add a tailored touch to a rustic scene. Hardcastle Photography captures every angle and without these flickering sticks the tablescape falls flat.

4 Vary Vessels

Stage fresh stems in vintageinspired containers of assorted shapes and sizes. Milk glass urns and medicine bottles pair beautifully to showcase farm-fresh succulents, apples, clematis, Queen Anne’s lace, lavender and garden roses.

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6 Display

Banquet Look

5 Mandate a menu

Whet guests’ appetites with a menu listing cuisine to come. Handwrite the offering or hire a pro like Karli Noel Calligraphy to pen the fare on raw-edge organic paper.


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PROPOSALS The Goods Rhinestone tote, $105, The BraBar Boutique, SLC

Beaded bag with strap, $100, The Children’s Hour, SLC

Embossed leather wallet with link chain strap, $75, Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

Rose gold clutch by Hobo, $110, Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

Mary Frances vintage bag, $238, Lanny Barnard Gallery at Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

Zebra metal sequin bag, $55, Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

In the Clutch

Today’s metallic evening bags add shine to any bridal look.

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CLUTCH, EVENING BAG, wallet. Call them what you will, but on your wedding day, having one is a must. These pint-sized purses don’t hold much, but they hold the necessities to get you through the reception: lipstick, powder, phone, breath mints, hand

cream and maybe a pair of sunnies. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but one thing is clear: Metallics dominate. Cast in rose gold, yellow gold or silver, these shiny handhelds sparkle throughout the big day and can be clutched and carried long after.


Pick Your Posy

Bloomin’ ideas for big-day bouquets


THE ONLY handheld to carry on your wedding day is a bouquet of fresh, fragrant blooms. Whether a bride’s style is country, bohemian, natural or glamorous, her flowers are the focal point of the celebration and it’s a photographer’s task to capture all the moments a bride shares with her bouquet. Enter Rebekah Westover. She has snapped countless posies over the years and advises her clients every step of the way. First, she says, collaborate with a professional florist to select not only the right blooms, but the correct size and shape of your bouquet, custom to your body type and gown style. And don’t forget to relax those elbows and wrists to avoid looking stiff. Westover shares more words of wisdom for soon-to-be brides on making the most of the flower power.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Tinge Floral at St. Regis; Blossom Sweet; Urban Chateau, Michelle Leo Events

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Q: WHAT BLOOMS CAN UTAH BRIDES NOT GET ENOUGH OF? A: Peonies, for sure. But they are not always available. If the look is what you love, garden roses—available most of the year—mimic the multi-petaled, fluffy look of peonies.

Q: WHAT FLORAL TRENDS ARE POPPING UP IN UTAH? A: A new trend is ditching the typical glass vases and putting floral arrangements in large gold urns. Also, multiple arrangements on a table are replacing the single centerpiece.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPRING AND SUMMER BLOOMS? A: Peonies and hydrangeas. Both blooms are romantic and beautifully feminine.

Q: WHAT ARE YOU FAVORITE FALL AND WINTER BLOOMS? A: I keep pots full of succulents in my house during the winter and fall, so I love it when they pop up in wedding bouquets.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: bridemaids bouquets by Urban Chateau, Michelle Leo Events at Sundance Resort; Tinge Floral; urn by Urban Chateau, Michelle Leo Events; bouquet by Lizy Bowden; Urban Chateau, Michelle Leo Events; photographer Rebekah Westover

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GALLERIES Bouquets CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Couple, centerpiece and flower girl headwreath all by Emily Brooks Floral Design at Red Butte Gardens; Blooms & Blossoms, Michelle Leo Events at Sundance Resort; boutonnieres by Blossom Sweet; Lizy Boden Floral Design, gown by Alta Moda

Q: WHEN YOU STARTED YOUR BUSINESS, WHAT BOUQUET STYLE WAS “IN” AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO WHAT’S POPULAR NOW? A: When I started my photography business in 2005, gerbera daisies were all the rage. Bouquets were typically very symmetrical, small, and full of bright, bold flowers. Today’s bouquet is much more organic and soft. Current bouquets are large, asymmetrical and full of pastel florals with lots of soft greenery.

Q: HAVE YOU WITNESSED WEDDING-DAY FLOWER DISASTERS? A: In the summer, Utah has a very hot climate that is not suitable for many types of flowers. I have seen many arrangements and bouquets wilt or droop within minutes of being exposed to the Utah heat. Talk to your florist to make sure you are picking the best types of flowers for our harsh seasons. In addition, work with a pro who knows how to schedule the timing of delivery and set-up that avoid hot-season wilting and coldweather freezing.

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GALLERIES Friends and Family

Of Maids and Men P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y D AV I D N E W K I R K

Forget stiff and matchy-matchy. Today’s wedding parties— as in bridesmaids and groomsmen—are chic and unique.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: McPolin Farm, Park City; Natural History Museum of Utah, SLC

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MOUNTAIN MAN AND PHOTOGRAPHER David Newkirk gets all the right angles. Whether it’s a rustic ranch party or a slick city soiree, Newkirk channels sophistication into every image. It’s more than his photos though, it’s his genuine curiosity for people and places. If you need that “cool guy” who fits into a wedding dynamic seamlessly, he’s the one. In an instant, Newkirk is a best bud who’s also the expert on capturing group dynamics that aren’t stiff or contrived. Loosen up, laugh and let Newkirk tell you what’s up.

Q: WHAT BRIDESMAIDS LOOKS ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY? A: I love formal. It’s so classic and beautiful and will never go out of style. My second favorite would be the gown and cowboy boot combo. It’s just relaxed and fun. It shows people aren’t stuffy and are just there to have a great time and celebrate their friends. Also, I really love bridesmaids who are all wearing a different look or color, but in the same theme. It makes for colorful and interesting photos.

Q: WHAT GROOMSMEN STYLES DO YOU LIKE AND WHY? A: Like the bridesmaids, I say formal or black-tie is my first choice. A guy in a black tux is just so classic and badass. James Bond much? Next favorite is a fitted suit. I know not everyone can splurge on a suit, but places like J.Crew and Express seem to have some really killer options that are pretty affordable and look awesome. Once, I thought for sure one groom was wearing Tom Ford, but it was an Express suit. Another favorite groomsmen look is anything with a bow tie, which I think is so dapper and fun. As a side note, hardly anyone knows how to tie a bow tie, so the photos of groomsmen furiously watching YouTube video tutorials [before the wedding] are a riot. But once they’re tied: classic.


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Q: WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE FOR RELAXING AND ENJOYING A WEDDING-PARTY PHOTO SESSION? A: Drink High West whiskey cocktails! But seriously, the best advice I’d say is to keep the wedding party to just close friends and family. What could be more awesome that being all dressed up, celebrating the people they love? It’s a super fun time. Trust your photographer and be open to new ideas. (We tend to know what we’re doing.) That being said, suggest ideas if you have them. I love spontaneous collaborations that come from the wedding party.

Q: DO YOU RECOMMEND TAKING WEDDING PARTY PHOTOS BEFORE OR AFTER THE CEREMONY? A: Not even a contest: before. I love doing “first looks” and then wedding party photos (and family photos, too,

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GALLERIES Friends and Family if family is ready). It just frees up the rest of the day so the couple can enjoy the party they’re throwing.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING VENUES AND WHY? A: Red Cliff Ranch in Heber is my number one; so gorgeous and versatile. There are aspen trees, meadows, juniper bushes, red rock formations, barns, horses, teepees and ponds. Amazing! And Virginia (owner) is just fabulous. Such a blast to work with. My second favorite is High Star Ranch in Kamas. Is it obvious how much I love the mountains? Utah has such spectacular scenery, and I love capturing out-of-town guests enjoying our outdoors. Plus, I love venues where we can show it off. Other favorites would be any of the ski resorts. They all have really cool options for venues. I also really like Louland Falls. Shooting wedding party photos in the creek and canyon above the venue is incredible; looks like we could be in southern Utah or Moab.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: High Star Ranch, Kamas; La Caille, Sandy; Northstar Ski Area at Lake Tahoe, outside the Zephyr Lodge; photographer David Newkirk; Chateaux Carignan in Bordeaux, France David Newkirk

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A: Again, I’m for anything outside. Summertime wedding parties take a morning hike; wintertime groups go skiing. Think freshies in the morning and wedding in the afternoon. Also I’ve had some that go fly-fishing, golfing or to the spa. Honestly though when it comes to the guys, 75 percent of us just like to sit on the couch and watch sports. After-parties usually occur at a hotel room or a bar. I swear, No Name Saloon in Park City has to be the number-one destination for wedding parties. I’ve joined the gang a couple times. People love to see a bride and groom at the bar after. Seriously, fun stuff.








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How Sweet It Is

A smorgasbord of sample-size treats upstages the single wedding cake. PHOTOGR APH Y BY JESSICA WHITE IT’S NO WONDER Beehive State weddings serve up decadent dessert displays: Utahns love their sweets. Take it from photographer Jessica White and her pastry pal Amanda Anderson of Sprinkle & Dash who agree brides are no longer confined to a single cake. Ice cream stands, old-fashioned pie stations or any “bar” dishing out sweet and savory combos— macaroons, cookies, waffles, donuts, popcorn, you name it— snag the spotlight by giving guests a tiny taste of everything. Experts White and Anderson dish up the scoop on the state’s sweet scene.

Q: WHEN YOU MARRIED, WHAT SWEET TREATS DID YOU OFFER? Jessica: I was married in 2000. The crazy thing is, I don't even remember what sweets and treats we had at our wedding because we stood in a reception line for most of the evening. How sad is it that? I tell my brides to ditch the reception line and enjoy their party, mingle with their guests and indulge in their desserts. Amanda: We had a three-tiered white fondant cake that had chocolate and vanilla flavoring. Fondant seemed to be the new trend at the time. It was a little tough to cut through for our cake cutting, but nonetheless, we loved it.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Dick’s Bakery, flowers by Branches Event Floral; Heritage Garden’s catering

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Q: LET’S TALK TIERS. WHAT’S THE LARGEST CAKE YOU’VE EVER SEEN? WHAT ABOUT THE SMALLEST CAKE? Jessica: The tallest cake I have seen had four tiers. I've noticed that the trend has been to do simple buttercream cakes with three tiers or fewer. More often than not, I am seeing a simple one-layer cake or multiple cakes side by side. Amanda: The largest cake I've ever seen was four tiers high with a 16" base. It was pretty grand, with giant sugar flowers and lots of fondant work. The smallest wedding cake I've ever seen was a 6" base and 4" top. It was pretty little, but very appropriate for the small, intimate event. When choosing a cake, you should ask yourself: Are you having a grand event that needs a wow-factor statement piece, or are you holding a simple backyard wedding that is more relaxed in nature? This will help you determine what kind of cake you want and how many tiers to do. Remember, the more tiers, the more formal or dressy your cake seems.

Q: WHAT DESSERT TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING NOW? Jessica: One fun trend I am seeing is the cake-and-cupcake combo to make a fun and creative statement. The cake is still useful for the traditional cake cutting, but it is placed on a cake stand with cupcakes set on tiers beneath. For summer weddings, I am seeing couples hire ice-cream vendors. I'm also seeing delicious desserts—like cream brûlées, dessert shots, mini pies —served inside mason jars. Popcorn in multiple flavors is a fun option as well.

Q: WHAT NEW DESSERT TRENDS ARE COMING TO UTAH? Amanda: I'm seeing lots of French influence in the dessert scene in Utah. Floral flavors like lavender and rose are becoming increasingly popular. Macaroons are wildly popular. More, though, I'm seeing a departure from highly structured,

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Brown Brothers Catering; The Chocolate Dessert Cafe, flowers by Foxglove, styling by Christine Hale; photographer Jessica White; Sprinkle & Dash

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fondant-constructed cakes. Brides are ordering natural flavors and buttercream-constructed cakes. Naked cakes with fresh fruit or flowers are my most popular wedding cake right now. People are just not getting sick of them.

Q: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN—OR TASTED—ANY WEDDING-DAY DESSERT DISASTERS? Jessica: I haven't seen big dessert disasters, but there have been a few close calls. I've seen a few cakes melt in the heat and lose their shape. Be sure to hire someone who knows how to properly handle and deliver your cake so that it is set out at the perfect time, instead of melting in the heat or left out in the elements, especially at an outdoor wedding. From a photographer's perspective, I've seen gorgeous cakes set in a dark little corner where they are not able to shine in all their glory. It is hard to capture those gorgeous cake photos when your cake isn't set near natural light or in a good spot where there is ample light to photograph the gorgeous details of your well thought-out cake. Amanda: I have neither seen, nor tasted a wedding-day dessert disaster, thank goodness. But I'm sure without proper planning (i.e. not hiring the right vendor) or pre-party tastings, they could happen. I recommend couples request a tasting with their baker to ensure they like what they taste and that the goodies fit their preferences and theme. If your baker doesn't offer tastings, spend a little money and order something from them. It's worth the extra money to make sure that the items you are ordering are great.

Q: HAVE WE SEEN ENOUGH CANDY BUFFETS YET? Jessica: Out with the candy bars and bring in delightful minisized desserts. Bite-size options like macaroons, cookies, popsicles and brownies add so much personality. Amanda: Yes, out with the candy bars and in with the mini dessert bars. Tiny treats like mini pies and bite-sized cookies are in. People are really stepping away from the candy bars and toward elegant bite-sized treats. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Lemonade stand constructed by couple’s family, beverages provided by Brown Brothers Catering; guests dressed their own dessert; ice cream bar toppings provided by couple; E & M Catering; Dick’s Bakery

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THESE DAYS, WEDDING DECORATING is so much more than centerpieces and bouquets. Think elaborate aisle runners, silk table linens, custom light treatments and wood-finished chairs. And don’t forget about including lounge areas, escort cards, guest books and food stations in decor plans. Overwhelmed yet? Don’t be. “I love seeing natural elements because it does away with the stuffy we-tried-really-hard feel,” says photographer Jacque Lynn. “The key is to make the décor look effortless.” Are you looking for no-nonsense looks for your mountainside nuptials? Jacque shares more of her favorite ideas, tips and tricks of the trade.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DECOR IDEAS RIGHT NOW? A: I love the abundance of natural elements in mountain weddings right now. To me, it’s breathtaking when a florist and designer infuse neutral elements into the wedding that complement a woodsy venue. I suggest keeping your table linens a natural hue (think bone ivory, blush, or gray) or incorporating wood-finish chairs rather than plastic or metal to really create a cohesive feel.

Q: WHAT DECOR IDEAS ARE YOU TIRED OF SEEING? A: Hmmm, this is a hard one because every wedding is so unique and sometimes what works for one wedding might not be right for the next. But if I had to choose one trend I could live without seeing at another wedding it might be gold spray-painted deer antlers en mass.


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A: The obvious choices include centerpieces and candles, but the items that make the biggest impact in wedding photos are: statement aisle decor, lighting and place settings. If you are having a traditional ceremony, line your aisle with lush floral, dense candlesticks, or a carpet of floral petals. It really does make all the difference. The right lighting can transform any space. Work with a planner or rental company to determine the type of lighting that is right for the reception space. Bistro lights over a dance floor always photograph beautifully, as do an abundance of candles, which create a warm glow in photos. Ballroom reception? Make sure you work with your planner or venue to bring in some accent lighting that works best in the space. Place settings will probably run you a pretty penny, but if you have it in your budget, a

stunning place setting for each guest will take your table from pretty to perfection. I love seeing a hand-lettered menu adorned with a sprig of floral or a personalized place card that guests can take home as a keepsake. All of these things are important from my perspective as a photographer. The more details I have to photograph, the better the photos will be. When designing a wedding album or compiling a fine art stack of prints, details woven throughout the collection really support the beautiful portrait images and make a difference in telling the overall story.

Q: CURRENTLY, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE UTAH VENUES? A: I am a sucker for our beautiful Utah mountains. I recently worked at a private residence outside Heber called Wolf Creek Ranch that won my heart. Also on my list of favorites are Park City Mountain Resort (love their mountainside ceremonies), La Caille for their lush garden setting, and High Star Ranch in Kamas.

Q: HAVE YOU BEEN WITNESS TO ANY DECOR DISASTERS? A: Weather is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of wedding ‘disasters’ as all too often I have seen décor ruined by wind or rain. Unfortunately, there’s just not much that can be done to avoid this.

Q: WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR COUPLES ON A BUDGET? A: Budgeting for details doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. If you’re working with a limited budget, select a few high-impact details and repurpose where it makes sense (take from

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ceremony and use at reception.) Overall, a talented and professional photographer should be able make every detail—large or small—look amazing.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST BUDGETFRIENDLY YET DISTINCTIVE DECOR YOU’VE SEEN? A: You can’t have enough candles and they’re cheap. One thing to keep in mind is that some candles will melt wax onto your tablecloths, so unless you want a hefty bill from your rental company, ask your planner what can be done to avoid the wax melting onto the linens.

Q: ANY OTHER ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO BRIDES REGARDING DÉCOR? A: Definitely hire a pro if it’s in the budget to do so. Leaving décor to the professionals will alleviate wedding day stress and allow not only you but also your friends and family to enjoy the day. Let your planner or designer/florist know that you’ve given your photographer permission to move whatever she/he needs to create lovely detail shots (putting it back where found, of course). I love to pull a centerpiece and have a bridesmaid hold it, or place it somewhere unexpected to photograph it. I’ll grab a place setting and take it outside with some leftover floral remnant to create a pretty vignette in natural light. Allowing your photographer permission to move things around and be creative ensures you’ll receive beautiful detail shots.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Michelle Leo Events, Blooms & Blossoms at Washington School House; Tinge Floral at Deer Valley Resort; Callie Rose Floral at La Caille; Michelle Leo Events, Blooms & Blossoms at Washington School House; Urban Chateau, Michelle Leo Events, Diamond Rental at High Star Ranch

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PRELUDES Activities

Aaaaaaand Action

Looking to create a memorable wedding experience? These Utah must-do’s won’t be on any I-do checklist.

Waltz down the aisle without breaking the bank. Bridal Brilliance in Clearfield stocks over 450 bridal gowns to rent. Valerie Ljungberg started consigning wed-worthy dresses from her Davis County home three years ago, but as demand and inventory grew, she opened a retail shop in 2014. “(Former) brides remain the owner of the gowns,” says store manager Celeste O’Neil. Once a current bride has booked an appointment and selected a gown, Bridal Brilliance rents the gown for two weeks leading up to the wedding, so the client can have her bridal photos taken in that gown before the wedding. Do they alter? O’Neil says yes. “Since the gown must be returned, fabric can’t be cut, but we have an excellent alterations crew that can alter the gown as needed.” Gowns that usually retail for $1,500 and up, rent for $350 to $500. Gown owners earn up to 30% of the rental price. “We now have brides from Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona and California finding us online and booking rentals from us,” says O’Neil. Now, that’s a win-win for brides, old and new.

GET HIGH Ever thought about joining the circus? Now’s your chance. Utah Flying Trapeze at Kearns’ Olympic Oval offers trapeze lessons for private parties. “We teach very basic tricks,” says owner Bogart McAvoy, who assures the acrobatics are safe due to the use of nets and safety



harnesses. “For a 10-person group, everyone gets four or five tries, then two attempts at a hand-to-hand where students hang from their knees, then time a release to be caught by another flier. We have an 80 to 90-percent success rate.” The high-flying adventure not only teaches outrageous skill, but it also makes for a memorable pre-wedding group activity.

GO SLEDDING Kick off a wedding weekend with a pulseraising 60 mph bobsled run at Park City’s Utah Olympic Park, just as La Fete’s Allison Baddley did for her clients. Along with a

SAY CHEESE Scenemakers is always, well, making a scene. The design company’s lead designer Karley Parker loves to get guests in on the action, so she did it with a Photo Booth Bus. The minty green 1977 VW camper van provides vintage cool to any KARLEY PARKER soiree, creating photo memories for all to take home, and is an interactive tool for all guests to enjoy.



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rehearsal dinner overlooking the speedy slope they just flew down, it was a heart-pumping night to remember.

Got surprise wedding guests coming over? Creminelli Fine Meats has you covered. They know what every in-a-hurry entertainer needs: pre-sliced, ready-to-entertain Tartufo, Barolo, Wild Boar and more. Fill a charcuterie board


with Cremenilli meats, fruit, olives— and BAM!, you’re the hostess with the mostest.

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GET LASER FOCUSED A quick note—in cheerful neon colors from Alexis Maddox Design—is sure to brighten any wedding day. The laser-cut specialist crafts cards, cake toppers, party signs and confetti, many of which can be purchased at shops like Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, BHDLN, Dillard’s and David’s Bridal. “We produce all our own goods in house and we take a lot of pride in having quality products that are made in America,” says Utah native Maddox. “We love having control over the whole process in our studio so that we can create the best products possible.” Stay tuned for more wedding product launches this year.

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PRELUDES Activities TRY A CONVERTIBLE Who doesn’t love a two-for-one? Betsy Couture capitalizes on brides wanting to wear two wedding-day looks—one for the ceremony and one for the reception—with her latest collection of custom wedding gowns. The “Ingrid” ($8,295) is a champagne silk dupioni two-piece ensemble. Wear the full-length pleated skirt (with pockets) for the aisle walk, then for party time, remove it to reveal a fitted above-the-knee sheath.

BOWL FOR BIG FUN Leave it to Montage to one-up any party. The Deer Valley resort offers on-site bowling as an after-party activity. SARAH AURES “Guests are always surprised,” says Sarah Aures, Montage’s Social Catering and Private Dining Manager. The staff delivers midnight snacks like mini sliders and French fries to keep the party going. And now that Montage has a new event space, the Empire Room, the resort is a one-stop shop for weddings and their guests.

TAKE A SNOW CAT Harvest Moon Event’s Kasey Aune knew exactly what to do when her clients asked for something “fun” to do during mid-March at Park City Mountain Resort: snowcat the wedding party into the ceremony. “The snowcat did a lap around the ceremony site so all guests could cheer the bride and groom prior to GILLIAN HUNTER PHOTOGRAPHY

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their walk down the aisle,” she says. “These newlyweds really wanted to incorporate tomahawk throwing into their activities, but due to safety concerns, we nixed it,” Aune says. “Probably a good call.”

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Honeymoon shopping for a bathing suit that offers more than skimpy strings and a low-cut neckline? Holladay couple Dave and Liz Findlay have turned their online vintage swimwear boutique into a heavy-hitting athleisure empire in just a few short years. Now located in City Creek, Albion Fit sells swimsuits, active STEPHANIE SUNDERLAND wear (look out, Lulu), PHOTOGRAPHY and partners with fivestar resorts Stein Eriksen Lodge to host an annual Solstice Retreat that inspires a holistic approach to well-being, both inside and out.

START HOUSE HUNTING Home is where the heart is, we know. But when it come to practicality, function and financing, finding a first home can be daunting. Enter The Group’s Jenny Sherman, who’s been selling real estate in Utah for seven years. “The first thing newlyweds need to consider is how long do they plan on staying in an area,” she says. If you’re transient because of school or work for

the next couple years, rent. “If you are comfortable in your job and see yourself staying in the same spot for at least two to five years, consider buying a home so you can start building equity.” When’s a good time to buy? “The market is constantly fluctuating,” Sherman says. “But since the worst of the recession, it has gradually improved.” Sherman recommends buying sooner than later to get the most out of a home investment. “Most likely, interest rates will go up, as will prices.” Let’s talk money. Before walking into an open house, get pre-qualified to know your price. Then, ask family and friends to refer a real estate agent. “Buying and selling real estate is much more complicated than most people think,” Sherman explains. “You will end up spending a lot of time with your agent during the process. Make sure you can trust JENNY SHERMAN your agent and that he or she makes you feel comfortable.” Now, the hunt can begin. “Location is the biggest factor of real estate,” Sherman advises. With so many things to consider—commute, schools, lifestyle (urban versus suburban)—it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of every neighborhood. But most importantly, choose what you can afford now. “Most likely this will not be the last house you will buy, and to avoid being house poor, pick what you can afford now. A common mistake for young buyers is making one thing too high of a priority, like living in the “perfect” neighborhood. This may not be within your reach yet.”

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The who, what, when and how to throwing a memorable bridal bash. Photographs by Angela Howard IT’S THE ONE THING a bride doesn’t have to plan: her bridal shower. If your BFF or Aunt Jane wants to host a shower, tear this out and give it to her for guidance. Melissa Hagen, a wedding business consultant, knows how parties—big and small—are thrown in Utah. Here, Utah Bride & Groom visits with Hagen to get the scoop on throwing a spectacular soiree for the bride-to-be.

UBG: WHO GETS AN INVITE TO A BRIDE’S SHOWER? HAGEN: It depends on the group dynamic you want to achieve. Some brides will have a few showers to divide guests appropriately. One party for family and another for girlfriends is a good starting point. You might find some crossover in the guest list, and that’s okay. Just be sure to let those guests invited to both parties off the hook a little; there’s no need to bring a gift twice.

UBG: WHAT’S THE IDEAL TIMING FOR HOSTING A SHOWER? HAGEN: Host a shower about one to two months prior to the wedding. The time of day will depend on what type of food the hostess wants to provide. A luncheon is great, but you could also do something mid-afternoon and serve horsd’oeuvres and cocktails. Either is fun and sweet. If you’re going to host the midday shower, avoid weekdays. Saturdays and Sundays are good options, just be sure to check local events and sports calendars. The more you are mindful of these things, the better your turnout. I’ve been to both Saturday and Sunday showers and for some Melissa Hagen

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reason the Sunday showers seemed to be better received and more laid back.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Choose appetizers—like salmon crostinis and deviled eggs—for an afternoon shower. Anchor a buffet with a grand centerpiece. Play with color palette, down to the drinks. Pair delicate greenery like coleus and ferns with big blooms.

HAGEN: Try to keep this reflective of the bride and her personality. Of course the weather may dictate your location, but Salt Lake and Park City have some great venues and restaurants with private function spaces that would be fabulous for hosting a shower. I love restaurants because it helps take some of the stress off: No food prep, serving or cleaning up. Parks (I’ve seen some pretty posh picnic-inspired parties), country clubs or private residences are other ideas. It really depends on your budget and the bride’s taste, but as always, my best advice: Get creative and have the food catered.

UBG: WHAT’S THE PROPER WAY TO GIFT A BRIDE? HAGEN: As the shower host, your job is to ensure the bride not only has a fabulous time, but has what she needs for her brand new life. My favorite registry option right now is Zola. com. Brides can add gifts from anywhere and strategically curate what they need. Brides, choose local shops, too, and register at two or three places to give guests varying budgets options and check return policies before you begin. As for opening gifts at the shower, this can be a topic of contention. Traditionally, a bride opens the gifts at the shower. However, if there’s a great turn out, opening gifts could take an excruciatingly long time. A bride may also feel awkward about it. Some family members will insist on the opening of the gifts for all to see, so I suggest meeting in the middle. Near the end thank the guests for coming to the party and add that the bride will open presents now and those who want to stay are welcome to. This excuses anyone who can’t, or doesn’t want to, stick around and doesn’t just dismiss the tradition.

UBG: WHAT DECOR IDEAS DO YOU SUGGEST FOR SHOWERS? HAGEN: Décor doesn’t have to be over the top, but again, be creative. Steer away from tired themes and colors. To be unique, rent beautiful table linens, hire a florist to provide centerpieces and order custom cocktail napkins.

UBG: WHAT BEVERAGES SHOULD BE SERVED FOR A SMALL GATHERING? HAGEN: Water is a necessity, but add something fun to it like cucumber slices and

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mint, or strawberries and lemons. I love drink stations. Large dispensers full of flavored beverages are practical and pretty. Right now, I’m loving lavender or mint lemonade, and peach iced tea. If you want to have alcohol, have pretty bottles of wine and sparkling wine on hand. Or set interesting decanters filled with vodka or gin near the drink station for guests to help themselves.

UBG: WHAT ELSE ARE MUST-DOS? HAGEN: Two things: Mail invitations and order a custom cake. A paper invite provides an experience that an e-vite doesn’t, plus it sets the tone for the event. Surprise the bride with a multi-tiered cake. The pastry on display will be the centerpiece of the party and it doubles as amazing dessert.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Serve non-alcoholic drinks in addition to sparkling wines. A multi-tiered cake isn’t only for a wedding; display one for a shower, too. Bite-size desserts like macaroons are pretty and tasty.

UBG: HOW MANY SHOWERS DOES A BRIDE GET? HAGEN: I recommend at least two to help party dynamics. But if your group is already great together, have just one.






Let the bow-tied cooks of Saturday’s Waffle serve up Belgian waffles from their retro-style trailer. For a catered meal without the fancy bill, sweet and savory waffle combos—like their Urban Lumberjack, Caprese or S’More—make mouth-watering memories in your own front yard. saturdayswaffle.com

Marguerite Henderson teaches cooking while making you laugh. This spirited and sassy Italian chef hosts classes in her quaint home and magical garden. Wine is not only allowed, but encouraged. Take your besties or make it a couple’s party. margueritehenderson.com

No need for decorating when surrounded by 10,000-foot snow-covered peaks. Celebrate an outdoorsy bride-to-be with a ladies’ ski day, best for a smaller group. Spend quality time chatting on the lift and racing each other downhill. Meet for an après-ski dinner and drinks or book a hotel room to stay the night. skiutah.com

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PRELUDES Welcome Dinner

Setting Up Camp

Kick off a destination-wedding weekend in the mountains with a bang. Photography by D’Arcy Benincosa

TRAVELING to a destination wedding can be taxing for guests. What better way to reward them than with a warm mountain welcome and a festive, outdoor barbecue? But we’re not talking any typical picnic. Think: massive teepee, bluegrass band, gourmet cuisine and pony rides for the kids. Los Angeles lifestyle blogger, writer and video host Brooke Peterson dreamed of a “true destination-wedding experience.“ What does that mean? Event planner Meredith Parsons of Bluebird Events explains, “Brooke wanted an intimate weekend at an isolated location where all her guests could stay and play.” Sundance Resort, nestled amid trees and winding paths, fit the bill. “Her number-one goal was to have everyone stay at one place and in room types ranging from studios to private residences. Sundance excels at accommodating varying guests’ needs.” As visitors checked into their rooms, they were free to explore the resort at their leisure until the welcome reception began that evening on Ray’s Lawn, a central locale easy for everyone to find. Combining the couple’s bohemian aesthetic with a love of the great outdoors, Parsons and Peterson welcomed their guests to Utah in style. Here’s how they pulled it off with flair to spare: 72 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

INVITE EVERYONE Although the couple hosted a small rehearsal dinner earlier that evening (where closest friends and family received Navajo blankets as favors before they rode the chairlift up to Sundance’s Bearclaw cabin), all 140 guests were invited to the welcome reception. “Brooke wanted this to be inclusive of every single guest,” says Parsons, who suggests including welcome party information on a separate “details card” that accompanies the invitation suite.

SERVE CUISINE FAMILY STYLE Save formality for the wedding day. For this luxe picnic, Parsons favored multiple food stations—a less formal approach than a plated meal and more interesting than a single buffet. Tables offered traditional barbecue items like cornbread, slaw, baked beans, a baked potato bar, buffalo burgers, Andouille sausage, Anchiote marinated chicken breast, Southern pulled pork, chipotle and garlic-rubbed grilled shrimp and mixed berry cobbler. Instead of using typical stainless chafers, the planning team presented the cuisine in beautiful serving dishes from which guests served themselves “just like at home,” she says.

Opposite: Offer out-of-town guests a warm mountain welcome with a camp-inspired dinner like this one on Sundance’s Ray’s Lawn. The bride and groom opted out of a day-after brunch and focused effort on hosting an elaborate welcome reception. This page, clockwise: Note dress code on invites; here, a guest harnesses a bohemian-meets-mountains look. Mismatched serving plates displayed a barbecue feast. Custom linens juxtapose the rustic centerpieces. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


FORGET FORMAL SEATING Incorporating the couple’s laid-back California aesthetic, Parsons used mixed seating arrangements with lounge groupings, several bar-height tables, plus a few dining tables surrounded by chairs. “For this very casual lawn reception, we defined the perimeter of the party with hay bales, rope and large lanterns,” Parsons says of the additional decor.

SET IT APART FROM THE BIG DAY Mix-and-match lounge groupings using poufs, blanket-covered hay bales, picnic benches and tree-trunk side tables offer a place for all guests to unwind.

How does one keep back-to-back events from seeming like the same event? “Style each event differently,” says Parsons. “For Brooke’s welcome dinner, we kept it very casual. Yet for their wedding day, the couple hosted a formal plated dinner set inside the Redford Ballroom.” Black chivari chairs, black and gold taper candles and an Edison-bulb light treatment amped the glam factor of an otherwise rustic room.

PAY ATTENTION The only rule to weddings is that there are no rules. Traditionally, a groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner, yet today anything goes. “More and more brides and grooms are paying for the wedding themselves,” says Parsons. “Or oftentimes one side of the family will offer to pay for one or the other or both. Every situation is completely different.” She recommends broaching the topic delicately and respectfully. VENDORS: Wedding planning, design, décor and rentals: Bluebird Event Destination Management, Park City, facebook.com/bluebird-eventdestination-management Audiovisual: Cornerstone Audio Visual, Orem, cornerstoneav.com Rehearsal dinner site: Bearclaw at Sundance Resort, sundanceresort.com Wedding welcome site: Ray’s Lawn at Sundance Resort Wedding site: Redford Lawn at Sundance Resort Wedding welcome entertainment: Lash LaRue, lashlarueband.com Guitar: Michael Christiansen, 435.881.0632, michael.christiansen@usu.edu Wedding reception entertainment: Dubgypsy, 123djs.com


Did you know?

WEDDING PLANNING isn’t all about flowers and fashion. Bluebird Events’ planner Meredith Parsons plans and executes all aspects of a wedding, including transportation, catering, lodging, budgeting and scheduling. When Parsons works with brides like Brooke Peterson, the comprehensive wedding planner customizes each moment for the personality and needs of her clients. While this couple chose a casual welcome picnic to kick off their wedding weekend, Parsons executed an entirely different experience—an “organic glamor” mood— for the grand event. 74 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

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Little Sahara desert inspiration for your wedding day

Photographs by Heather Nan Photography


s rain in the forecast for your big day? Not to worry. All shows must go on, so proved photographer Heather Nan, whose goal it was to design a party scene infused with desert details. A sharp shooter who has seen hundreds of weddings, Nan exhibits passion for unearthing that “something new.” Yet despite a bad weather report, she headed 115 miles south of Salt Lake to the dunes and sagebrush flats of Little Sahara Recreation Center. What came of it was something she never expected: five ways—even through wind and rain—to have a white-sand wedding in a desert state most known for its red rock.

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PITCH A TENT Yes, canopies provide sun and rain protection (and thus should be a part of any outdoor party back-up plan), but who doesn’t appreciate practicality mixed with style? In party terms, a rental tent (transported and set-up by event companies) marks a party boundary within a large landscape. It can house hundreds—or just shelter a couple—for the ceremony, or “sweetheart table,” as seen here. Dress a basic rental with drapery, lights or lanterns for a completely custom look.

STRAY FROM THE NORM “Don’t be afraid to stray from a traditional wedding color palette,” suggests Nan who, with the help of wedding planner Allison Baddley of La Fête, adds jewel tones like emerald and sapphire. Moroccan-inspired jewelry and watercolor invitations breathe life into an otherwise pale palette.

HANDLE THE HICCUPS WITH GRACE Most couples dream of a flawless day, yet no party big or small is without its glitches. “My personal vision today was sun-drenched and bright. Basking in the desert sun—can you see it?” Nan asks. But the weather forecast called for rain clouds. “Though they weren’t the images I had in my head, the results had their own unexpected beauty.” Couples can easily do the same. “Embrace your story, your day.”

CHOOSE LESS FOR BIGGER IMPACT “When planning a wedding, less is just more,” says Baddley. She focuses on musthaves like unique location, fashion, flowers and menu—the rest of the experience is up to the folks celebrating. “My message to most of my brides is: Don’t overdo the details because they get lost. There is really a fine line between making it classy and perfectly beautiful— and being overdone.” CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Place a traditional tiered cake slightly off center for modern interest, then serve with a mint-infused cocktail. We say yes to no tie, so long as a groom sports a custom-tailored jacket. Mix and match antique lanterns with sand-filled pillar candles to create a romantic desert glow. Knot napkins for a alternative look. Serve dainty appetizers that look as good as they taste.

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SAVE MONEY. HIRE A PLANNER. Listen up, couples. The dough spent on a planner is money, time and headache saved overall. With a contact list of verifiable vendors, it’s a planner’s job to execute events within a set budget and timeline. Most work with a variety of vendors, so couples still maintain control over the final product. “Truly. If you can only afford hourly consultation, do it,” says Nan. “The right planner will polish your vision, make it yours and save you time and money.”


PHOTOGRAPHY Heather Nan Photography, SLC, heathernanphoto.com FLORAL DESIGN La Fête Floral & Design, SLC, allisonbaddley.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: For newlyweds, house a low table—along with comfortable pillows as seating— beneath a custom fabric-draped tent. Provide side tables for cocktails, handbags or bouquets. Invitations announce an exotic evening using marbled watercolor and gold foil. Armenta’s Old World blackened sterling silver with malachite and blue topaz earrings from local shop O.C. Tanner Jewelers reflects the emerald color theme.

GOWN Leanne Marshall, SLC, leannemarshall.com VEIL Gateway Bridal, SLC, gatewaybridalandprom.com GROOM’S ATTIRE Urbana Custom Clothier, SLC, urbanacustom.com JEWELRY O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC, octannerjewelers.com FURNITURE AND RUGS C.G. Sparks, SLC, cgsparks.com CATERING Cuisine Unlimited, Murray, cuisineunlimited.com PAPER Wildfield Paper Co., wildfieldpaperco.com PILLOWS, PLACE SETTINGS, FLATWARE AND COCKTAIL GLASSWARE Anthropolgie at City Creek, SLC, shopcitycreekcenter.com PILLOWS, NAPKINS AND NAPKIN RINGS West Elm at City Creek, SLC, shopcitycreekcenter.com MAKEUP Kristen Packard Artistry, kristenpackard.com HAIR Kali Chris Hair, facebook.com/kalichrishair CAKE Pippa Cakery, tauri@pippacakery.com VENUE Little Sahara, Eureka, utah.com/little-sahara-sand-dunes RIBBON AND TABLE RUNNER Silk & Willow, Hudson Valley, New York, silkandwillow.com MODELS Susie Clawson, McCarty Talent Agency, SLC, mccartytalentagency.com; Garrett Noel

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Five wildly unique ideas for hosting a small soiree with big impact

Photographs by Erin Kate Photography


elebrations come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one-size-fits-all, as showcased by photographer Erin Kate and florist Nicole Land of Soil & Stem. The team agrees that tiny details will make a mighty impact regardless of the budget or headcount. “Do what feels right to you to make your wedding your own,” says Kate. “It may be as simple as placing your wedding cake in a different spot than the usual location that the venue recommends. It may be you and your partner facing your guests during part of your ceremony.” Follow their rule of thumb: Anything goes. 80 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

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SKIRT THE ISSUE A gown made out of reed grass feathers? We say, yes. As a veteran photographer who has seen her share of wedding styles, Erin Kate believes in a no-rules approach to event planning. Pushing the envelope yields major wow-factor. She says, “These little or big things will add uniqueness to your big day.” An out-of-the-box look like this one handcrafted by Soil & Stem can be worn to an engagement party, rehearsal dinner or to the wedding itself.

PLAY WITH A POPULAR PALETTE Marsala—an earthy reddish-brown shade—is all the rage on the runway and it works for weddings, too. "We used the color Marsala in the flowers, macaroons, calligraphy ink and the bride’s lip color,” says Kate. “By using a splash of one color throughout, a wedding story in photographs will be cohesive and lovely.” A teal ring box and amber skirt are perfect pairings to the rusty red, a color combo that can be used year round.

BREATHE IT ALL IN “Consider using fragrant flowers when planning your wedding,” says Soil & Stem owner Land. “Sense of smell plays such an important role in memory, mood and emotion. It's surprising how easy it is to overlook this element. In spring, the flower market is overflowing with the most alluring fragrant flowers.” Here, lilacs and sweet peas perfume the air with spring’s fresh fragrance.

WRITE IT RIGHT Just because you’re having a small shindig doesn’t mean you have to forgo a formal invitation. And who doesn’t love being on the receiving end of a handwritten note? Ditch the impersonal e-mail versions and opt for organic paper invites flaunting artful calligraphy, red ink and raw edging to announce a casually elegant gathering. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: In a keyboard-focused culture, rare handwritten notes project thoughtful emotions like, "You are my dearest one. Thy reason for life. Thy love." Send the ringbearer with a vintage ring box. Create a stage for the guest book to permit sincere messages. Fragrant lilac blossoms complement a loose updo. Fill a single urn with vine-y blooms like jasmine, andromeda, sweet peas and hellabores. OPPOSITE PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Tie off a bouquet with luxurious French satin ribbon. If you can color coordinate dessert, do it. Avoid matchy-matchy boutonnieres. Turn up texture—like the duo did here with organic paper and feathered skirt—to create impact.

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TURN UP THE TEXTURE Velvet, feathers, linen and silk... oh my. The organic reed feather skirt, velvet ring box and guest book along with organic paper goods, naturally dyed ribbon ≠and monogrammed napkins create a total package of visual and tactile interest. “Texture adds a personal touch to your celebration and will enhance a wedding guest's experience, making your day a memorable one,” says Kate.


PHOTOGRAPHY Erin Kate Photography, SLC and Park City, erinkatephoto.com FLOWERS Soil & Stem, SLC, soilandstem.com CAKE Pippa Cakery, SLC, tauri@pippacakery.com CALLIGRAPHY AND PAPER GOODS Wildfield Paper Co., wildfieldpaperco.com HAIR & MAKEUP Alexis Rogers, alexisrogershair.com RING Sundance Catalog, SLC, sundancecatalog.com RING BOX Etsy, etsy.com GUEST BOOK Velvet Raptor, velvetraptor.com MODEL Sarah Brunson

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Five ways to have a secret garden wedding this winter

Photographs by Green Apple Photography


hen it’s snowing outside make it bloom inside. Designer Allison Baddley of Le Fête and photographer Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple know how. Both are naturalists at heart as well as passionate creators. When Baddley discovered Kodekama—a variant of Japanese bonsai—she knew Utah couples would appreciate the art form. “I think it’s a unique way to create an indoor garden for a winter Utah wedding,” she says. “Who doesn’t want a floating garden at their wedding, after all?” Together, the duo showcase a scene where garden meets glamour using these five tricks of the trade to create a wintertime botanical affair. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


GET STRUNG ALONG Referred to as “string gardens” or “moss balls,” an indoor plant grows from a ball of soil and moss bound and hung with string. “Allison showed me a few and I instantly fell in love with it,” says photographer Stewart. “It was so magical and unique. I loved the idea of creating an indoor garden, something quirky and special.”

THINK BEYOND THE BLOOM Petals are so obvious. When it’s chilly outside and the world aches for signs of life, why not surprise guests with what’s below the flower—like roots, soil, moss, vines and leaves? Display glass vases to magnify soil, allow fern stems to explode from arrangements and use live bulbs to act as place cards and favors.

SET LOFTY GOALS There is something greenhouse-esque about a downtown loft. The concrete floors, warm exposed brick and open space evoke a conservatory-like calm. And for a winter wedding, an urban studio can be transformed into an upscale oasis with ease. “It was the first huge snowstorm of the year,” says photographer Stewart of this particular day, “and we had our very own magic garden inside. It felt like a secret.”

MAKE MOSS BOSS Earthy greens—from moss and olive to grassy and lichen—are the new neutral. The same greens that are all the rage on the fashion runways are now in weddings. Pastels pop from the earthy canvas to showcase blushy-pink orchids, hyacinth, andromeda and cyclamen.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: For a hint of glamour, accent a rustic table with gold accessories like the team did here with geometric candle holders and flatware. Use whole hyacinth bulbs as place cards. Hardy blooms add interest to a retro updo. Work with a paper pro to keep save-the-dates, invitations and programs consistent in color, font and style. Finally, a favor that lasts: bulbs will bloom every spring as a reminder of the big day.

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Gold is a solid choice. Rose gold and bronze tried to push the shiny luster from its top ranking over the years, yet yellow gold triumphs as a wedding mainstay. Evoking glamor and warmth (especially for a winter wedding), no other metallic sheen adds more richness to geode stone earrings, contemporary flatware or geometric candleholders.

VENDORS PHOTOGRAPHY Green Apple Photography FLOWERS/STYLIST La Fete, SLC, allisonbaddley.com VENUE Trolley Square, SLC, trolleysquare.com GOWN Avenia Bridal, Orem, aveniabridal.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Use glass vases to magnify soil and roots. Fern artwork announces the wedding's botanical theme. Choose square tiers to modernize a white cake. Don't forget a coordinating cymbidium orchid for the groom's lapel. Highlight bride and groom chairs with fresh garland.

PAPER October Ink, SLC, octoberink.com JEWELRY Katie Waltman, SLC & Provo, katiewaltman.com HAIR AND MAKEUP Bellacosa Weddings, SLC, bellacosamuah.com CAKE Cakes de Fleur, SLC, cakesdefleur.com LIGHTING Moonlighting Utah, moonlightutah.com SUIT Beckett & Robb, SLC, beckettrobb.com TABLE AND CHAIR RENTAL Diamond Rental, Murray, diamondrental.com

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Follow Suit Beyond-the-tux options are perfectly suited for today’s best-dressed grooms and groomsmen. Photographs by Lindsey Shaun


asks to tackle. Guests to greet. Bride to marry. A groom is the action hero of the big day and he should be dressed to look the part. Sure, the tux is a classic choice, but the right suit can dress today’s modern guy with equal style. Hip patterns, funky colors and slick fits provide grooms and groomsmen with more options than ever. Need help getting started? Take cues from these six suits that showcase the latest and greatest in men’s fashion.


Vivid Blue

Need a formal getup? Nothing beats a custom 100-percent Italian wool suit. Here, the royal color, batwing bow tie and lapel pick-stitching update a traditional tuxedo with edited elegance. “It’s all about simplicity to amp formality,” says Curtis Newkirk of Beckett & Robb, who wore this exact suit to his own wedding this year.

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The more uniformity throughout, the more formal the look becomes. - Curtis Newkirk, Beckett & Robb

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Casually Formal Casual is no less charismatic. A two-piece ensemble with pops of color—say for an outdoor wedding—is an informal way to dress formally. “For a garden wedding a tie is optional, but wear lighter or brighter colors,” says B.J. Stringham, the fifth-generation owner of Utah Woolen Mills. “We say ‘no socks’ for an outdoor party. Or wear no-show ones.” An Isaia sports coat, Eton shirt and their bestselling, washable, five-pocket trousers (“built like a pair of jeans,” he says) pack a punch for any outdoor affair.

What the Pros Know Local experts offer dressing tips and techniques for your big day.



“We’ve had last-minute grooms come in the week before their wedding looking for a suit,” explains Beckett & Robb’s Jason Yeats, “And while we have a few out-the-door versions, our mainstay is custom, which ideally needs five weeks.”





“The most important thing for a good look is fit. High-quality fabrics, patterns and the right colors can make a suit beautiful and longlasting,” says H.M. Cole’s Michael McConkie, “but the reality is that doesn’t matter if it doesn’t fit well and give confidence to the groom.“ Whether shopping for custom or off-the-rack, a made-to-measure fit makes all the difference.

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“Menswear is all about the details,” says Utah Woolen Mills’ B.J. Stringham. A well-made suit with quality fabric—one that pairs well with a variety of shirts and ties—can be worn for years after the wedding.

We say ‘no socks’ for an outdoor party. Or wear no-show ones. -B.J. Stringham, Utah Woolen Mills



Dressing with separates can be just as strong as a single suit. And with Beckett & Robb’s 15,000 fabric choices, countless pairings provide the perfect route to creating a personalized look. For cooler weather, this deep eggplant tweed jacket and four-season trouser adds visual dimension, plus the half-lined (as opposed to a typical fully-lined one) coat makes it more breathable. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m




In Stitches The tiniest details ensure fashionable results.

1. Looking for something with great character and depth? Choose a jacket with high quality thread and buttons. 2. Take note of shirt fit. Notice how it compliments the body because there isn’t too much or little fabric. 3. Don’t want to wear a belt? Suspenders and braces are both stylish and functional. 4. Add personality with a punchy pattern like a polka-dot bow tie.

5. Unless the groom is wearing a black suit or tux, he should consider a rich shade of medium brown this season. 6. Accessorize with knit tie—like this one made by hand in Italy, and tied in a four-in-hand knot making it slightly oblong and narrow—and with a 100% silk pocket square rolled by hand. 3 5

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Pattern Play

Say yes to pattern-on-pattern. “We’re seeing a ton of pattern right now,” says Taylor Hawkins of Utah Woolen Mills. But don’t go overboard, he warns. Hawkins suggests mixing the scale of pattern—like a wide windowpane with a smaller check. And to avoid a clash, don’t forget to link pattern with a coordinating color—like the light blue and tan here.


Sky Blue

Sunny skies call for this breezy blue suit. Leave the dark for evening functions and sport a hint of pastel during the day. “Light blue can compliment certain skin tones and eye color to draw those features out of a man like blue eyes and blond hair,” says H.M. Cole owner Michael McConkie. “This Signature Series suit is easy to accessorize and is best for spring and summer weddings.” For example, a playful polka-dot patterned bow tie amps the whimsy for a daytime scene.



The most important thing for a good look is fit.

A gray suit—like this one from H.M. Cole’s Premium Series—is a staple in any man’s wardrobe. “It can be used in a variety of settings,” says owner Michael McConkie. “This is good news for a groom who doesn’t want to invest in a one-day wedding tux.” The neutrality of any graybased suit—be it charcoal, black or even navy— works against any city backdrop. “Light grey is also extremely easy to accessorize with black, walnut and bourbon shoes and most belts.”

-Michael McConkie, H. M. Cole

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Plum Alley

Shades of plum and merlot intermingle in this lush spring bouquet by Native Flower Company. Phaleonopis and cymbidium orchids take the lead with lavender, sweet peas, tulips and hellabores acting as best supporting blooms. Fern tips surprise the eye and layers of ribbon float in the breeze. Faux wavy bob with soft makeup and bold lip. For Love and Lemons two-piece gown, $180, Namedroppers, SLC. Suede heels, $35, Charlotte Russe. 94 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Modern Movemen�

Big blooms and modern style burst on the wedding floral scene.


Photography by D’Arcy Benincosa Hair and Makeup by Bella Cosa

s bridal fashion runways unveil tailor-made gowns with feathers, plunging necklines, illusion bodices and floral appliques, there’s one thing to embrace right now in weddings: drama. What does that mean for florals? Dimension, structured style and color are the latest rage. Local designers capture the trend with tight nosegays of exotic colors and bouquet alternatives like all-green wraps. If looking to add wow-factor, go bold with vibrant, modern stems.

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Green Scene

Don’t feel like carrying a bouquet down the aisle? Swap out the traditional bridal nosegay for an all-green wrap like this beauty by La Fleur Design. This garland features bush ivy, genestra and eucalyptus. Sequin top by Alice & Olivia, $140, Namedroppers, SLC. Ring, call for pricing, J. Brooks Jewelers, SLC. Feathered midi skirt, Douglas Hannant, $90, Namedroppers, SLC.

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Pretty in Pink

Brides and pink go hand-in-hand. This tight bunch from Blooms & Co. flaunts ruffled roses and parrot tulips, showcasing ombrĂŠ tones ranging from fuchsia to peach. Sleek and smooth hair with dramatic side part and bold lip. Vintage lace, two-piece crop top and miniskirt by For Love and Lemons, $180, Namedroppers, SLC.

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Golden Hour

The tropical experts at Orchid Dynasty wrap twelve long-stem phalaenopsis orchids for sensational drama. With each stem boasting ten to 12 flowers, that’s over 120 orchids for a bride to carry down the aisle. Bonus: This cascading bouquet is grand, yet it’s comfortably lightweight and will hold up to Utah's varied weather. Pompadour-inspired updo. Custom gold-beaded, cap sleeve, layered lace custom gown, call for pricing, Lily Bride Designs, SLC. Gold-dipped stone earrings, $50, Katie Waltman Jewelry, SLC.

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What the Pros Know


When it comes to flowers making a fashion statement, the devil is in the details. Use small touches like these to create big impact. 1. Bring your florist photos of your gown and hair choices to determine the right bouquet style. Hair by Bella Cosa. 2. Orchid stems have a natural curve to them, making them a no-fuss cascading bouquet. Bouquet by Orchid Dynasty, SLC.

3. Break up big blooms with pops of greens, like bluperum or fern. Bouquet by Jolley’s Gift and Floral, SLC. 4. Playing off a textured skirt, feathery genestra adds a shot of interest and flair. Garland by La Fleur Design, SLC. Ring by J. Brooks Jewelers. 5. Sunflowers minus the petals feature a showy center altering the otherwise rustic bloom into a contemporarylooking pod. Bouquet by La Fleur Design, SLC. 6. Play up the palette of your bouquet—or vice versa—in accessories like this peachy jacket does for a tangerinehued flowers. Fur vest, $290, Namedroppers, SLC. 1 4

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Bold Statement

Talk about texture. Tulips, kumquats, hot pokers and dahlias combine to create a recipe worthy of a flowerwin. Against all the bright wedding whites, this vibrant, citrus-hued bouquet from Jolley’s Gift and Floral won't go unnoticed. Classic Hollywood glam hair and makeup using heavy, black eyeliner and red lip. Chantilly lace gown with satin threaded chiffon, $2000, Lily Bride Designs, SLC. Ring, call for pricing, J. Brooks Jewelers, SLC.

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Out of the Woods Ten mountain-glam fashion ideas to score a Rocky Mountain high on your big day Photography by Mikki Platt Hair & makeup by Enizio Shot on location at The Colony, Park City


am! Walk into any gown shop and at first, it may be overwhelming. Ball gowns explode from one section; bohemian sheaths coo in another. Mermaids flutter on one rack, while fit-and-flares flirt from a turn-style. Wait. Consider yourself lucky. Like fashion’s runways, today’s wedding scene bursts with styles to fit any personality. “Lace is still all the rage and I don’t see that phasing out anytime soon,” says Gateway Bridal manager Barbie Berg. “Gowns with dramatic backs are another big trend I see. Also, flowing sheaths made with soft tulle and chiffon have garnered much attention.” And the princess brides need not worry. Berge says, extravagant ball gowns are staging a comeback. So, relax. Untangle yourself from the frock-filled forest. Let us introduce some high-altitude fashion that will have any bride thinking this gown-shopping gig isn’t so bad after all.

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Mountain Fever

Opt for lace served up with a side of boho. And don’t forget an all-green bouquet. Beaded Chantilly lace bodice with silk organza ballgown skirt, $2180, Avenia Bridal, Orem (also seen on previous page). Roberto Coin 18k gold ring with mother of pearl and crystal doublet and scattered diamonds, $4,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC. Seeded eucalyptus cascading bouquet, call for pricing, La Fleur Design, SLC.

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Summit Siren

Add drama—and maybe sound an alarm or two—with an exaggerated sweetheart neckline and edgy jewels. Strapless gown with empire waist, fitted bodice and long a-line skirt, Alyce Paris, $345, Gateway Bridal, SLC. 14K gold and sterling silver “Icicles” pendant necklace, $150, Sharpewerks, SLC.

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Style hair down and let nature—the Park City Mountain Resort breeze in this case—do what it wants. To offer some altmountain flair, Enizio founder Cynthia Dean says, “Add volume to hair and use a deep red lipstick for a sexy, vamp look.”

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Waist Deep

Keep the ‘rock’ in Rockies. This studded stunner shows off the back and glitters in the sun. Ivory pleated English net A-line bridal gown featuring studded trim detail, a keyhole back and a halter illusion neckline with lace applique, $3080, Hayley Paige, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC. Penny Preville 18k yellow gold and diamond deco earrings, $4,160, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC.

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Surrender to snowy white. With all the rage in off-white gowns, polar-hued ones—like this 1940s-style dress— remain classic. Chiffon micro-pleated full-length gown with natural waist, wide midriff and blouson bust, $4,675, Betsy Couture, Cottonwood Heights. Single-tiered gold metallic lace veil, $175, Gateway Bridal, SLC. 108 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Fireside Fox

Go with the flow. Take in all the mountain majesty in a flowing sheath that shows off sun-kissed shoulders. Halter neckline, chiffon gathered bodice with satin-jersey soft A-line skirt, $1220, Lis Simon, Avenia Bridal, Orem. Glass bead bracelet, $48, Apt. 202, SLC. Michael B. 18k rose gold and diamond ring, $5,600 for mounting (center diamond sold separately), O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC.

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Pocket Full of Posies Add hillside color. Before an aisle walk, pluck a few wildflowers and quickly tuck into hair. Bateau neckline with pockets of silk satin organza embellished with Alenรงon lace, $4850, Anne Barge, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC. Cathedral-length flutter-cut veil with ribbon edge, $185, Gateway Bridal, SLC.

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Mountain Fever

Surprise him. An outdoorsy girl can like ruffles, too. Laser-cut lace applique through the bodice with ruffled full tulle skirt, $1850, Lis Simon, Avenia Bridal, Orem. Armenta 18k yellow gold and blackened sterling earrings with kyanite and white quartz doublet, white sapphires and diamonds, $2,560. Armenta 18k yellow gold and blackened sterling pendant with kyanite and white quartz doublet, white sapphires and diamonds on blackened sterling chain, $1,480. Armenta 18k yellow gold and blackened sterling ring with kyanite and white quartz doublet, white sapphires and diamonds, $1,580. All Armenta jewelry from O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC.

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Golden Rule

Style hair half-up, half down. Enizio's Cynthia Dean keeps ends loose and wavy, but slicks back the top for formality. Say farewell to the bridal updo for now. She says, “I’m drawn to simple, effortless [hair] styles on brides.” Pomellato 18k rose gold and jet earrings, $4,200, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC.

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POSTSCRIPT Final Crop it Like it’sWord Hot

Try a two-piece. Customize a look all your own with a skirt-and-crop-top combo. And better yet, trade out one or the other for an entirely-new reception ensemble. Champagne silk dupioni pleated full skirt, $8295 (sold as a set, visit betsycouture.com for details), Betsy Couture, Cottonwood Heights. Sheer cap-sleeve jacket with bateau neckline and all-over beaded pattern on top of tulle, $370, Alyce Paris, Gateway Bridal, SLC.


Photography: Mikki Platt, mikkiplatt.com Venue: Resort Property Management, The Canyons Colony Home #116, Park City Mountain Resort, resortpropertymanagement.com Hair and makeup: Enizio, Lehi, enizio.com Florist: La Fleur Design, SLC, lafleurdesign.com Models: Dani Braun, McCarty’s Talent Agency; Anna Gee Styling: Val Rasmussen Assistant stylist: Ashley Miller Intern: Alexandra Adamson Gowns: Avenia Bridal, Orem, aveniabridal.com; Gateway Bridal & Prom, SLC, gatewaybridal.com; Betsy Couture, Cottonwood Heights, betsycouture.com; Alta Moda Bridal, SLC, altamodabridal.com Jewelry: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC, octannerjewelers. com; Apt. 202, SLC, apt202.com; Sharpewerks, SLC, sharpewerks.com


Need housing for your wedding party or family? With 11,400 square feet and seven bedrooms, Colony Home #116 is an entertainer’s paradise. This Park City luxury mountain chalet sits slope side offering ski-in/ski-out access in the wintertime and a bubbling stream plus large pond in the summer. Contact resortpropertymanagement.com to reserve.

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Jennifer Gardner & Keegan Moyer

Jessica Rainey & Samuel Clay Montage Deer Valley


Blue Sky Ranch, Wanship

Teagan Henwood & Gregory Scott Allen


Riverhorse on Main


Real Wedding�


tah couples throw amazing weddings. Hosted from the mountaintops to the city valleys and everywhere in between, these stylish celebrations are personalized, unique and truly special. What do our featured weddings have in common? Clearly defined objectives allowed the couples to stay on task. They focused on the primary objective— marrying the loves of their lives surrounded by close

friends and family. The other decisions—what to eat, who to hire, what gown to buy, where to say “I do”— naturally followed. To help create memorable weddings, they hired vendors they trusted—an all-important move. To help you do the same, we offer a vendor list in each wedding feature to introduce you to the local wedding experts whose talents made these celebrations shine.

Stacia Reed & Dustyn Smith Tessa Barton & Cole Herrman Private Residence


Derek Kitchen & Moudi Sbeity Gallivan Center & Mazza Cafe


Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley


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Southern Charm

Overlooking a verdant Park City, Jessica and Samuel’s Southern-inspired wedding captured timeless elegance with jazzy tunes, lawn games, classic fashion and stately décor .

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THE COUPLE Jessica and Sam met at the University of Virginia, but it wasn’t until Jessica (a Florida native) was midway through medical school and Sam (from Virginia) was finished with graduate school that the two made a connection. “Sam called me one day, out of the blue, to ask if I was in Tampa— which I was—and asked if he could spend a night on my couch while driving through from graduate school in Texas to his first job in Miami,” Jessica recalls. “He ended up staying a few days and came back to Tampa at his next opportunity. We knew right away, this was it.” Six months later, they rescued a puppy they named Jefferson, who, two and one-half years later, helped Sam propose by presenting the engagement ring on his collar.

THE WEDDING To kick off their wedding weekend, the bride and groom threw a welcome party at Jessica’s parent’s home in Deer Valley. “We had friends and family flying in from around the country,” Jessica says. The couple held a rehearsal dinner at High West Distillery the night prior, while Montage’s manicured Grand Lawn hosted the big celebration overlooking a vibrantly green mountainside.

THE THEME No question, the couples’ Southern roots influenced every debonair detail from classic fashion to flowers displaying a fresh summertime palette of poppy, pink, peaches and cream. The wedding aisle showcased men in tailored tuxes and bridesmaids in mint-colored, floor-length gowns. Even the couple’s dog, Jefferson, wore a “tuxedo.” Stately urns displayed cascading hydrangeas, peonies, garden roses, vines and pomegranates—reminiscent of a Southern garden.

THE MENU Cocktail hour served up Jessica and Sam’s specialty cocktail, a French 77 made with St. Germaine Elderflower liquor, lemon juice and Champagne. A plated dinner in the Craftsman-style Vista Lounge included field green salads with a choice of sumacroasted rack of lamb, steamed Chilean sea bass or 48-hour Wagyu short ribs. And for the late night party, Burgers & Bourbon served up favorite American classics including gourmet burgers and fresh-cut fries.

THE TUNES Live music from the Party Crashers kicked off the reception with jazz-style acoustics and later, rocked the dance floor with their signature electric performance. “With all the food, music and dancing, everyone just truly had incredible fun,” Jessica says.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Red-bottomed Christian Louboutins made a great backdrop for ring photos. Amaryllis, French tulips and peonies spilled from the bridal bouquet. The black tie affair called for tuxedos and gowns. The cake topper recognized the couple’s canine sidekick. Sam’s brother Wyatt received last-minute permission to fly back to the US for two days from an Ecuadorian Peace Corps assignment. OPPOSITE: Sam’s most memorable moment? “The first dance!”

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•V •E •N •D •O •R •S • Photography: Sparkle Photography, Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin, sparklephoto.com available locally at City Creek Nordstrom, Wedding planner: Sarah Aures, Montage SLC, shopcitycreekcenter.com Deer Valley, montagehotels.com/deervalley Bride’s Earrings: Roberto Coin, Montage Catering, venue and rentals: Montage Deer Valley, montagehotels.com/deervalley Deer Valley, montagehotels.com/deervalley Suits: Hugo Boss, available locally at City Flowers: Artisan Bloom, Draper, Creek Nordstrom, SLC, shopcitycreek.com artisanbloom.com Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff, Rings: Mavilo’s, Tampa, FL, mavilo.com billlevkoff.com Invitations: Minted, Minted.com Entertainment: Party Crashers, Green Gown: Augusta Jones, Malindy Elene Light Booking, greenlightbooking.com Bridal Boutique, Tampa, FL. malindyelene. Officiant: Roxanne Hunt, com (available locally at Alta Moda Bridal, weddingsbyroxannehunt.com SLC, altamodabridal.com) Rehearsal dinner: High West Distillery, Bridal belt: Amanda Judge, Untamed Park City, highwest.com Petals, Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique Bridal luncheon: J&G Grill, St. Regis Deer Tampa, FL, malindyelene.com Valley, jggrilldeercrest.com CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Live band Party Crashers rocked the dance floor. The couple remembered weddings of the past. Even their dog Jefferson—named after the founder of the University of Virginia where Jessica and Sam first met—dressed in a tux. The wedding party exuded polished, formal style. In addition to providing lodging, Montage hosted the cocktail hour on the Mountain Lawn, dinner and dancing in the Vista Lounge, and the after party in the Burgers and Bourbon Bar. The bride sparkled in a timeless Augusta Jones gown. Cones served spicy tuna tartar with tobiko cream. OPPOSITE: Tablescapes flaunted pillar candles, garden-style florals and tree-trunk table numbers. 120 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Memorable Moments

“Walking down the aisle, Sam’s hand tightly grasping mine, feeling the sparkling sun on my shoulders, stealing a kiss from my new husband and feeling so much love from all the friends and family.� -Jessica

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Starry Night

In a chic city-meets-the-mountains soireé, Teagan and Greg marry in Park City—the town that created special memories during their long-distance courtship.

Teagan Henwood & Gregory Scott Allen September 19, 2015 | Riverhorse on Main Photographs by Pepper Nix

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THE COUPLE “One day during lunch, Greg came into the Philadelphia bar where I was a bartender during law school,” Teagan recalls. “Two weeks later, we ran into each other after a charity event at the Bellevue Hotel and he asked me out. We’ve been together ever since.” Greg proposed in New York City’s Washington Square Park the following Labor Day. Teagan and Greg fell in love with Park City while Greg was based in Salt Lake City for work from 2010 to 2013.

THE WEDDING “There was really no theme for the wedding,” Teagan says. For the ceremony she and Greg chose Park City’s Main & Sky for its rooftop venue, central Main Street location and panoramic views of the town’s autumn sunset. “It’s a three-way tie for my favorite ceremony memories: listening to Reverend Anita recite our personal ‘Wedding Address,’ which Greg wrote; reciting our vows, which we wrote together, and my dad hugging me, crying, at the top of the aisle and almost refusing to let go.” CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: “The goal was to emulate Grace Kelly, but with a more modern, updated feel,” Teagan says about her Reem Acra gown. “I wanted a timeless, natural look with some special details, like the crystal-and-pearl beaded overlay of my dress. Bouquets flaunted hydrangea, anemones and roses. Attendants passed out programs to welcome guests and usher them to their seats. Riverhorse specializes in locally sourced cuisine. Boxwood— topiaries in urns and hedges around the ceremony site—transformed the rooftop into a manicured garden. The couple opted for a simple white cake. OPPOSITE: “We wanted the inside of the room to glow having a ‘starry night’ feel,” Teagan says. “So we used a lot of clear glass, white candles, hurricanes filled with water and glass orbs hanging from above to catch the light.”

THE MOOD After the ceremony, guests walked up the street to Park City’s celebrated Riverhorse on Main. “Riverhorse has a very industrial feel with exposed brick, hardwood, steel beams and amazing high ceilings, which we loved,” Teagan explains. “It also has floor-to-ceiling windows, French doors, a balcony that overlooks Main Street and a skylight. We wanted to have an indoor-outdoor feel.” Wedding planner Meredith Parsons played off the existing color palette’s royal blues and steel grays.

THE MENU “Riverhorse is our favorite restaurant in Park City and they always try to source their food locally,” Teagan says. “We really wanted to give everyone a singularly Park City experience.” Guests enjoyed halibut, lamb and duo of game, plus a seasonal fruit cobbler.

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Memorable Moments

“Greg wiping a tear from my cheek while we said our vows, seeing him dance with his mom and the hug my dad gave me before giving me away.� -Teagan

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Park City’s mountains and Main Street mezmerized the couple when they dated long distance between Salt Lake and Philadelphia. “We fell in love with the town and it has special meaning in our relationship,” Teagan says. Hanging glass orbs mirrored the look of hurricanes on the tables and beading on Teagan’s gown. Wedding planner Meredith Parsons of Bluebird Events scheduled ample photography time to allow for candid moments like this. Guests sampled a variety of Riverhorse on Main’s signature cuisine. OPPOSITE: “Because the space was so unique, we didn’t want to overdo it,” the bride says of the florals. “We went with a white, green and dark blue color scheme, with calla lilies, tulips and hydrangeas. We mixed the heights of the flowers to take advantage of the high ceilings.”

•V •E •N •D •O •R •S • Photography: Pepper Nix; peppernix.com Venue: Riverhorse on Main, Park City, riverhorseparkcity.com Ceremony: Main & Sky, Park City, skyparkcity.com Planner and designer: Bluebird Destination Management Company, Park City, bluebirdparkcity.com Floral designer: Decoration Inc., SLC, decorationinc.com Paper: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, SLC, annelizabeth.com Gown: Reem Acra, Gabriella New York, gabriellanewyork.com

Shoes: Kate Spade, katespade.com Bridesmaids gowns: J Crew, jcrew.com Suits: The Black Tux, theblacktux.com Makeup: Salon Seven, Park City, 435940-8862 Cake: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy, carriescakes.com Officiant: Anita Gordon, SLC, utahweddingminister.com Bridal suite: The Washington School House Hotel, Park City, washingtonschoolhouse.com

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Heart & Soul

A snowy landscape becomes a rustic yet elegant stage for Jennifer and Keegan’s winter ranch wedding.

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THE COUPLE Energy brought them together, and in more than one way. “We met through work,” says Jennifer, who met Keegan while employed in the energy industry. “We kept it strictly professional for some time.” They got to know each other first through witty corporate emails sent between Denver, where Jennifer lived, and Salt Lake City, where Keegan resided. “It was clear we clicked so we decided to spend a weekend together after a company meeting in San Diego, “ says Jennifer. “We explored the city and kayaked off Coronado Island. After that weekend together, we never looked back, and we’ve been together ever since.” After an eight-month long-distance relationship, Jennifer—and her two shih tzus—moved to Salt Lake. Ten months later, he proposed to her in San Diego, the city where they fell in love.


Located in the snowy Wanship hills, High Westowned Blue Sky Ranch played host to Jennifer and Keegan’s wedding. The couple exchanged vows inside a clear-sided tent—decorated with whiskey barrels, old-fashioned lanterns and a simple arch— before heading to the venue’s spectacular blue barn for dinner and reception.


The décor unveiled the day’s rustic yet elegant theme. Regal statement-makers included taper candles, gold flatware, table chargers and patio lights. Succulents, barn wood tables, antiqued cross-back chairs and an antler motif fostered an organic flair. The color palette consisted of shades of fog and navy blue, sage green, ivory and grey with touches of blush pink and rose gold.  


Butternut squash soup and baby kale salad kicked off Montage’s “Steam Prairie” surf-andturf plated dinner. Guests enjoyed oven-roasted Niman Ranch Black Angus New York strip and salmon with Brussels sprouts and wild mushroom risotto topped with Parmesan. A dessert station offered campfire-inspired treats including High West S’mores, lemon posset, blueberry compote, old-fashioned High West Grillswich (a grilled glazed donut topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) and mini dark chocolate brownies topped with powdered sugar.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Rustic trays offered signature cocktails. Winter blooms included anemonies, ranunculas, garden roses, cedar and eucalyptus. Sprigs of rosemary finished plate settings featuring metallic chargers, linen napkins and navy menus and placards. The formal plated dinner was served on long farm tables. OPPOSITE: Jennifer selected a classic strapless gown from Hayley Paige’s Blush collection and a cathedrallength veil from Avenia Bridal.


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•V •E •N •D •O •R •S • Photography: Gideon Photography, St. George, gideonphoto.com Wedding planner: Michelle Leo Events, Sandy, michelleleoevents.com Catering: High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City, highwest.com Venue: Blue Sky Ranch, Wanship, blueskyranch.com Flowers: Blooms & Blossoms, Farmington, bloomsandblossomsfloral.com Rentals: Diamond Rentals, SLC, diamondrental.com Rings: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC, octannerjewelers.com Paper suite: Refine, SLC, refine-studio.com Gown: Avenia Bridal, Orem, aveniabridal.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Silver mercury vases and candles popped against the navy cocktail-table linens. In lieu of favors, the bride and groom made donations to two different charities on behalf of each guest. During cocktail hour, sweet and salty snacks including bacon-and-cashew popcorn and seasoned house chips paired well with High West signature drinks. A clear ceremony tent allowed guest to stay warm, yet still have views of the wintry landscape. Keegan donned a custom-fitted suit by local boutique Beckett & Robb. “We used Loro Piana flannel in a 95-percent wool / 5-percent cashmere blend,” says Beckett & Robb co-founder Jason Yeates, who adds, “Made with full canvas construction, it’s half-lined, the vest has lapels, and cloth has a subtle shadow stripe.” OPPOSITE: A floor-length eucalyptus garland graced some tabletops, while wood box centerpieces adorned others.

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Groom’s Suit: Beckett & Robb, SLC, beckettrobb.com Groomsmens’ suits: The Black Tux, theblacktux.com Bridesmaids’ gowns: BHLDN, bhldn.com Hair: Kali Wengreen, SLC, (801) 400-2726 Makeup: Kristen Packard, SLC, kristenpackard.com Ceremony guitarist: Soren Charles Green, SLC, sorencgreen.com Reception band: The Strike, Orem, wearethestrike.com Videography: Ryan Hinman Films, Draper, ryanhinman.com Transportation: All Resorts Travel, Park City, allresort.com

Memorable Moments

“Keegan and I decided on personalized vows and we waited to share them with each other until our wedding day. Keegan’s vows were so beautiful and heartfelt, andI will never forget them.” -Jennifer

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Live music, boho inspiration and local cuisine help create the magic of Tessa and Cole’s summertime forest fete

Tessa Barton and Cole Herrman June 13, 2015 | Private Residence Photographs by Jessica Janae Photography

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THE COUPLE Photographer, musician and artist Tessa Barton grew up with husband Cole, a software developerby-day, musician-at-night. It wasn’t until college, when Cole became roommates with Tessa’s brother, that Tessa and Cole clicked. “We started playing music together and performing shows,” Tessa says. “The relationship began very naturally after that.” Two years later, Cole proposed during a surprise trip to New York on New Year’s Day. “We ran around the city all day until our feet just couldn’t walk anymore,” she says. “The sun was right at that perfect moment when everything seems golden. And like magic, no one was around. Next thing I know, I’m screaming, running around like a little kid because Cole is down on one knee.”

THE WEDDING As musicians and foodies, the duo dreamed of an enchanted woodsy gathering filled with lively tunes and summer’s bounty. For weeks leading up to the wedding, the bride and groom’s families sewed and erected a food tent—a focal point in the garden—covered with hand-fringed canvas and layered with fabrics that Tessa collected. Tessa says, “We wanted guests to feel as if they happened upon something magical in the woods.”

THE MOOD Bohemian and natural-hued details blended into the woodsy garden. “Everyone dressed in neutrals,” Cole explains. “Tessa requested this specifically. She wanted everyone to feel as if they were part of this moment together and to blend in with the natural elements of the wedding.” Tessa’s sister Sophie who passed away five years ago was honored as well. “Sophie was brought to life in many ways throughout the wedding,” says Tessa. “From her favorite chamomile daisies tied to the ends of the ceremony chairs to white balloons being sent up to her during the toasts.” CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Chamomile daises honored the bride’s sister. Caterers served Dutch-oven blackberry bread pudding for dessert, along with the wedding cake made with rosemary citrus and fresh blackberries. Tessa and Cole’s invitation suite introduced the woodsy theme. An arching branch held hand-strung stems of roses that guests walked beneath while Persian rugs marked the ceremony aisle leading to a natural altar of trees. Rustic urns held natural arrangements. OPPOSITE: Tessa and the bridesmaids wore vintage Navajo squash-blossom turquoise necklaces that Tessa’s Cherokeeblooded grandfather had collected for the wedding. 136 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

THE FOOD “Dinner in the Woods” was the evening’s theme. Because Tessa and Cole have a passion for local fare, they insisted on creating the “world’s greatest cheese board.” “It was for sure the hit of the night,” says Tessa. The menu continued with amuse-bouche, heirloom tomato and opal basil salad and a choice of wild Copper River sockeye salmon or Dutch-oven local roasted chicken.

THE TUNES Local band St. Boheme serenaded guests during the ceremony and dinner. “Dancing In The Moonlight” played for the ceremonial first dance, then the band Changing Lanes charged up the dance floor with their funk, soul and rock music.

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Memorable Moments

“As I turned the corner, it felt as if I were in a movie. Everyone holding their white paper parasol umbrellas, fanning themselves from the heat of the day. I was overcome with so much joy, I just wanted to stand there and soak it in, everyone smiling, dressed in neutrals as I walked up to see everyone I loved all together.� -Tessa

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•V •E •N •D •O •R •S • Photography: Jessica Janae Photography, SLC, jessicajanaephotography.com Catering: Ramblin’ Rose Cafe, ramblinrosecafe.com Cake: Le Loup Cakery, leloupcake.com Venue: private residence Flowers: Sarajane Johnson for Lily and Company, lilyandcompany. wordpress.com Rentals: Diamond Rental, Murray, diamondrental.com Rings: Linda Hoj Rings, Westport, CT, lindahoj.com

Invitations: Chas Barton, SLC, chasbarton.com Gown: Stone Fox Bride, New York, NY, stonefoxbride.com Suits: True Gentleman Supply, SLC, truegentlemansupply.com Bridesmaids’ gowns: Urban Outfitters at City Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com Entertainment: St. Boheme, SLC, st-boheme.squarespace. com; Changing Lanes, SLC, changinglanesexperience.com Videography: Jared Fadel, SLC, jaredfadel.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The grand spread included local breads, artisan cheeses, cured meat, cornichons and mustard olives in herb-infused olive oil, marcona almonds and pistachios soaked in Irish butter with grey sea salt, raw Utah honey, local berries, orchard fruit and melon, spiced whiskey pecans, dark and milk chocolates. Steal this idea: Stitch the wedding date inside the groom’s jacket. A 1960 Karmann Ghia carried the newlyweds to their honeymoon night at Park City’s Washington School House (before they jetted off to Santorini, Greece the next day). Ramblin’ Rose catered from a vintage trailer. “[The band is] a whimsical French band that make you feel as if you are in a romantic French film,” Tessa says. OPPOSITE: Indian umbrellas and white parasols blocked the day’s hot sun. Antique lanterns nestled in the trees, as did a fringed macramé hammock and hand-carved wooden swing covered in fresh flowers. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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Clear Skies Ahead Thousands join Derek and Moudi for a joyous day infused with the couple’s passion for food, adventure and community.

Derek Kitchen & Moudi Sbeity May 24, 2015 | Gallivan Center & Mazza Cafe Photography by Jadie Jo and Marcus MacDonald

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THE COUPLE Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity were already well-known from their farmer’s market presence selling Laziz Mediterranean spreads, but the power couple became heroes in the LGBT and civil-rights community for the landmark court case Kitchen v. Herbert, bringing marriage equality to Utah and the 10th circuit states, helping pave the way for the nation. Then, Kitchen was elected to the Salt Lake City Council. But it all started when they met, fell in love and got engaged like any other couple. After months of online chatting, the men met in 2009 in Logan. “We spent the weekend visiting coffee shops, eating out and studying at the university library,” says Sbeity. “There was an energy of connectedness, understanding and attraction.”

THE WEDDING The couple had much to celebrate at the Gallivan Center. After six years of cooking, traveling, exploring, sharing a home, starting and running a business and suing the state of Utah, Kitchen and Sbeity married in a ceremony surrounded by hundreds of their friends, family and supporters. “It’s this love for risk and adventure that builds us up everyday,” Sbeity says.

THE MOOD Naturally, the wedding embraced a farmers market sense of gathering. Local food and drink, white pop-up tents, sampler-style cuisine and informal eating was set in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Ironically the wedding was only a few blocks from the State Capitol where a few months earlier attorneys fought to block their marriage. And, after a month of stormy weather, the sun brought warmth and a glow to the plaza. Farmers market friend and fellow food aficionado Brooke Cordray emceed the ceremony. “She has such a bubbly personality and is really well spoken, so we felt she was a perfect fit for the job of directing wedding guests,” Sbeity says.

•V •E •N •D •O •R •S • Photography: Marcus MacDonald, gatherwhatsgood.com; Jadie Jo, jadiejophotogpraphy.com Photobooth: Photo Collective Studio, photocollectivestudios.com Planner: Dustin Reeser Stout, reeserelementaldesign.com Catering: Le Croissant Catering, SLC, lecroissantcatering.com Cake: Erica Olson, 801-635-7479 Ceremony site: The Gallivan Center, SLC, thegallivancenter.com Rentals: Dustin Reeser Stout, reeserelementaldesign.com Reception site: Mazza, SLC,

mazzacafe.com Chair rentals: Diamond Rental, Murray, diamondrental.com Invitations, design: Brent Courtney Frost, dribble.com/bcourtneydesign Invitations, printing: Michael Fitches, fitchessllc.com Suits: Perfectly Suited by Garth, Provo, perfectlysuitedbygarth.com Entertainment: Metro Music Club, metromusicclub.com; Jesse Walker, ncm.newcitymovement.com Officiant: Nan Seymour, nanseymour.com Cupcakes: Cupcakes by Kasthuri, SLC, cupcakesbykasthuri.com

THE FOOD After the grand ceremony downtown, Kitchen and Sbeity hosted a smaller gathering at 9th & 9th’s Middle Eastern restaurant, Mazza. The meal started with mezze appetizers, mini za’atar and cheese pizzas and hummus. “We didn’t serve a full meal, but lots of finger food,” says Sbeity.

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FROM TOP: Kitchen’s parents walked him down the aisle, and because Sbeity’s parents live in Lebanon and couldn’t make the wedding, the couple’s attorneys Peggy Tomsic and James Magleby—who had become like family over the course of their legal battle—escorted him. Hundreds gathered to witness this historic celebration. The invitation's backside listed over 20 businesses that helped support this momentous day. Kitchen and Sbeity—who own and operate Laziz, a Middle Eastern spreads company—are opening a concept kitchen this year. Live music led the celebration. The couple's dog celebrated as well. Kitchen's mother gifted the couple their rings. OPPOSITE: With the help of friends, Kitchen and Sbeity designed their own beer label.

Memorable Moments

“We had never planned a send off, but our planner Dustin surprised us. We walked out of Mazza into a field of sparklers and familiar smiling faces radiating at us in every direction. It felt like the ending of a movie.�


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Vows in the Valley

On a day filled with laughter and happy tears, Stacia and Dustyn infuse glamorous and whimsical details into a summer scene staged beneath an aspen canopy.

Stacia Reed & Dustyn Smith July 31, 2015 | Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley Photography by Alixann Loosle u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


THE COUPLE A year and a half after meeting Stacia on Match. com, Dustyn surprised her with an engagement ring when she least expected it: on Valentine’s Day. “I hinted to my girlfriends that I did not want to be proposed to on Valentine’s Day,” Stacia laughs, “but Dustyn somehow heard that I did want to be proposed to on Valentine’s.” Nonetheless, Dustyn took advantage of February’s unusually warm weather to lead Stacia on a sunset hike to Ensign Peak where he proposed. “I turn around to find him on one knee and I asked, ‘What are you doing?’ He said he had a ring and I said, ‘No. Get up, people are staring at us.’” Stacia, of course, said yes and now the couple has a funny engagement story to tell.

THE WEDDING With the help of Fuse Weddings & Events, the Utah couple (who live in Herriman) hosted a summertime wedding at Deer Valley Resort’s Empire Canyon Lodge. A highlight of the ceremony was Stacia’s daughter Sami. “I put together vows to say to Sami and we had a birthstone ring made for her by my jeweler,” Stacia says. “It was so special. We wanted to make sure she didn’t feel like her dad was leaving her and that she knew she was an important part of this new family [with Dustyn].” The sweet family moment brought a few guests to tears.


FROM TOP: Stripes landed in subtle places like personal flowers, table napkins, the sweetheart table and the invitations. Lounge areas awaited their guests. Blues—like in the gowns and suits—set a neutral backdrop for sequins, stripes and rose-hued accents. When surrounded by an aspen tree forest, a ceremony site requires no additional decorations. OPPOSITE: Take note: Bring invitation suite to your wedding and remind your photographer to capture the keepsake to include in wedding album.

The summer day blended rustic and glamorous elements starting with an outdoor ceremony beside the resort’s wooded ski slopes. A dramatic display of white rose petals marked an aisle leading to a natural altar of massive aspen trees. Navy and white-striped napkins, gold accents and sequined table runners pumped preppy glamour into the rustic ski lodge. Chalkboard signs displayed messages in calligraphy, while garden roses, vintage water glasses and rose-gold flatware projected subtle pops of pink.

THE FOOD “One of the main things people still tell me is, ‘Your wedding had the best food,’” the bride says of the seafood buffet menu. Live-action food stations served seared ahi tuna, a carving station of prime rib, sushi, salmon, potatoes, chicken pasta, shrimp, crab claws, oysters and Caesar salad. “My dress was too tight to eat so I have to take their word for it.”

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Memorable Moments

“Seeing Dustyn for the first time. He looked so handsome and I had never seen him in a suit. Also, laughing through tears during the ceremony, giving Sami her ring, and saying vows to her.� -Stacia

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Escort cards announced table numbers. Dustyn and Stacia created his-and-her signature cocktails: peach Moscow mules and blueberry mojitos. Anemones played peek-a-boo from the bouquets. Striped linens and wooden signs designated spots for the guests of honor. Metallic frosting enhanced an otherwise simple white cake. Stacia’s daughter received her own princess gown.

Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography, alixannlooslephotography.com Wedding planner: Fuse Weddings & Events, SLC, fuseweddingsandevents.com Catering: Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley, deervalley.com Ceremony and reception site: Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley, deervalley.com Flowers: Orchid Dynasty, SLC, orchiddynasty.com Rentals: Fuse Weddings & Events, SLC, fuseweddingsandevents.com, Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com; Alpine Event Rentals, Provo, alpineeventrentals. com; Diamond Rental, Murray, diamondrental.com Bride’s ring: Ryan’s Diamonds, South Jordan, ryansdiamonds.com Groom’s ring: Spexton Jewelry, Tulsa, Oklahoma, spexton.com

Invitations: Ann Elizabeth, annelizabeth.com Gown: Maggie Sottero, maggiesottero. com; Fantasy Bridal, Murray, fantasy-bridal.com Suits: Jos. A. Bank, SLC, josabank.com Bridesmaids’ gowns: David’s Bridal, SLC, davidsbridal.com Entertainment: Gold Standard, robbennion. com/goldstandard Videography: Nathan Pickett Films, nathanpickettfilms.com Officiant: Anita Gordon, utahweddingminister.com Bride’s hair and makeup: Jade Baird, kissablecomplexions.com Photo Booth: Couth Booth, couthbooth.com Calligraphy: Karli Noel Calligraphy, karlinoel.wix.com/calligraphy

OPPOSITE: Sequins offset rustic touches like loose greens, farm tables and boxed flowers.

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A White Out

Party pros launch the upcoming wedding season in style. Photographs by Pepper Nix

AS BLOOMS SPROUT every spring, Utah Bride & Groom magazine kicks off the wedding season with its annual White Party. The event celebrates the work of pros from across the Mountain West and treats them to an evening free from their wedbased work. While partying with industry friends, attendees sample the latest and greatest in wedding stationery, decor, food, flowers, transportation, makeup and music. Most recently, The Leonardo opened its science-tech-art museum for Michelle Leo Events—with help from Diamond Rental and Blooms and Blossoms—to transform it into an ethereal spring wonderland. A shiny, new TDI Quattro from Audi Salt Lake greeted guests who received elegant letterpress invitations designed and printed by Ann Elizabeth. Done to Your Taste served local cuisine and Life of the Party played hip, loungy tunes. Esprit Raw Flowers showcased hundreds of in-season blooms, Kirstin Packard offered makeup lessons and Windy Little presented Stella & Dot’s latest jewelry collection. Pepper Nix photographed the soiree, while Ryan Hinman captured the party on film.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: La Caille’s Rachel Masten and Utah’s Wedding Officiant Douglas Bethers; Esprit Raw Flowers’ Lisa Carlson with Rebecca Hedin of The Magnolia Flower Company; by installing light treatments, draped fabric and feminine decor, Michelle Leo Events and Diamond Rental transformed The Leonardo’s contemporary light-filled space into warm party lounge.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Name Droppers and Utah Bride & Groom-featured couple Tiffany Colaizzi and Seth Marcus; the view from The Leonardo looked onto the City & County Building and a white TDI Quattro provided by Audi Salt Lake; wedding business consultant Melissa Hagen with Culinary Crafts’ Mary Crafts-Homer; Ann Elizabeth provided one-of-a-kind invitations; Michelle Leo Events’ Emily Driggs and Michelle Cousins with MC2 Woodworks’ Michael Cousins.

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All that Glitters Page 40

Emily Brooks Floral Design, Michelle Leo Events, michel-

Dunker Beal, dunkerbeal.com; Alice Lane Home Collection,

leleoevents.com; Red Butte Gardens, Sundance Resort, St.

alicelanehome.com; Studio McGee, studio-mcgee.com;

Regis, Tinge Floral, Urban Chateau

Forsey’s, forseys.com; Jonathon Adler, jonathonadler.com;

Of Maids and Men Pages 52-54


New Orientation, neworientation.com; Sur La Table, surlat-

David Newkirk, davidnewkirk.com; La Caille, lacaille.com;

Contributers Pages 26-30

able.com; Ward & Child, facebook.com/pages/Ward-Child

Natural History Museum of Utah, nhmu.com

Mikki Platt Photography, mikkiplatt.com; Erin Kate, erinkate-

What to Wear Page 42

How Sweet It Is Pages 56-58

photo.com; Pepper Nix, peppernix.com; Heather Nan Pho-

Illume Gowns, illumegowns.com; Beckett & Robb, beck-

Jessica White Photography, jessicawhitephotography.

tography, heathernanphoto.com; Lindsey Shaun Photography,

ettrobb.com; Betsy Couture, betsycouture.com; Malmrose

com; Sprinkle & Dash, sprinkledash.com; Branches Event

lindseyshaun.com; Green Apple Photography, greenapplepho-

Bridal, malmrosebridal.com; Clickless, beclickless.com; O.C.

Floral, branchesfloraldesign.com; Brown Brothers Cater-

tographyonline.com; D’Arcy Benincosa, benincosaweddings.

Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com; Mikki Platt Photog-

ing, brownbrotherscatering.com; The Chocolate Dessert

com; La Fête Floral & Design, allisonbaddley.com

raphy, mikkiplatt.com

Cafe, thechocolatedc.com; Dick’s Bakery, dicksmarket.

Table Manners Page 44

com; Foxglove, foxgloveutah.com; Heritage Gardens,


Botanical Eden, edenbotanicals.com; Refined Vintage


Heading to the Altar Page 35

Events, refinedvintageevents.com; Hardcastle Photography,

Mountain Majesties Pages 60-62

David Newkirk Photography, davidnewkirk.com; Danini

hardcastlefilmphoto.com; Karli Noel Calligraphy, karlinoel.

Jacque Lynn Photo, jacquelynnphoto.com; Blooms & Blos-

Handmade, etsy.com/shop/danani

wix.com/calligraphy; Sweet Things Cake Shoppe, facebook.

soms, bloomsandblossomsfloral.com; Callie Rose Floral,

Outside Interests Page 36


calierose.com; Diamond Rental, diamondrental.com; Flower

Cotopaxi, cotopaxi.com; Vacay, vacaysunglasses.com; The

In the Clutch Page 46

Afternoon, flowerafternoon.com; High Star Ranch, highstar-

Children’s Hour, childrenshourbookstore.com; Pops Q Tool,

The BraBar Boutique, facebook.com/brabarboutique; The

ranch.com; La Fete Floral & Events, allisonbaddley.com;

popsqtool.com; Bloomingsales, bloomingdales.com; The

Children’s Hour, childrenshourbookstore.com; Chalk Garden

La Caille, lacaille.com, Lizy Bowden Floral, lizyslilies.com;

Ward and Child, 801-595-6622; Tabula Rasa Stationers,

Co-Op, facebook.com/ChalkGardenCoop

Michelle Leo Events, michelleleoevents.com, Tinge Floral, tingefloral.com; Urban Chateau, urbanchateaufloral.blogspot.

tabularasastationers.com Apple of My Eye Page 38


com; Washington School House, washingtonschoolhouse.com

Jimmy Santangelo, Wine Academy of Utah, wineacademyo-

Pick Your Posy Pages 48-50

Aaaaaaand Action, Pages 64-66

futah.com; Current Fish & Oyster; currentfishandoyster.

Rebekah Westover, rebekahwestover.com; Blooms and Blos-

Betsy Couture, betsycouture.com; Bridal Brillance, brid-

com; Hive Winery, thehivewinery.com

soms, Blossoms Sweet, Lizy Bowden Floral, lizyslilies.com;

albrilliancerentals.com; Utah Flying Trapeze, utahtrapeze.

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com; Utah Olympic Park, utaholympiclegacy.org; Photo

Wildfield Paper Co., wildfieldpaperco.com; Anthropolgie

Out of the Woods Pages 102-113

Booth Bus, photoboothbus.com; Creminelli Fine Meats,

at City Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com; West Elm at City

Mikki Platt, mikkiplatt.com; Resort Property Management,

creminelli.com; Moab Under Canvas, moabundercanvas.

Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com; Kristen Packard Artistry,

resortpropertymanagement.com; Enizio, enizio.com; La

com; Conestoga Ranch, conestogaranch.com; Alexis

kristenpackard.com; Kali Chris Hair, facebook.com/ka-

Fleur Design, lafleurdesign.com; Avenia Bridal, aveniabrid-

Maddox Design, alexismattoxdesign.com; Tabula Rasa

lichrishair; Pippa Cakery, tauri@pippacakery.com; Little

al.com; Gateway Bridal & Prom, gatewaybridal.com; Betsy

Stationers, tabularasastationers.com; Montage, montage-

Sahara, Eureka, utah.com/little-sahara-sand-dunes; Silk &

Couture, betsycouture.com; Alta Moda Bridal, altamodab-

hotels.com; Harvest Moon Events, harvestmoonevents.

Willow, silkandwillow.com

ridal.com; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com;

com; Albion Fit, albionfit.com; The Group Real Estate,

Amber Waves Pages 80-83

Apt. 202, apt202.com; Sharpewerks, sharpewerks.com

Jenny Sherman, 801-560-4600

Erin Kate Photography, erinkatephoto.com; Soil & Stem,

A White Out Pages 150-151

Showered with Love Pages 68-70

soilandstem.com; Pippa Cakery, tauri@pippacakery.com;

Life of the Party

Logan Walker, loganwalker.com; Melissa Hagen, melissaha-

Wildfield Paper Co., wildfieldpaperco.com; Alexis Rogers,

Audi, audisaltlakecity.com; Michelle Leo Events, michelle-

gen.squarespace.com; Carrie’s Cakes, carriescakes.com; Ann

alexisrogershair.com; Sundance Catalog, sundancecatalog.

leoevents.com; Blooms and Blossoms, bloomsandblossoms-

Elizabeth Invitations, annelizabeth.com; Decoration Inc.,

com; Etsy, etsy.com; Velvet Raptor, velvetraptor.com

floral.com; Diamond Rental, diamondrental.com; Done To

decorationinc.com; Stein Eriksen Lodge, steinlodge.com

Taking Root Pages 84-87

Your Taste, dtyt.events.com; Ann Elizabeth, annelizabeth.

Setting Up Camp Pages 72-74

Green Apple Photography, greenapplephotographyonline.

com; Esprit Raw Flowers, espritrawflowers.com; The Leon-

Bluebird Event Destination Management, bluebirddmc.

com; La Fête Floral & Design, allisonbaddley.com; Trolley

ardo Museum, theleonardo.org; Kristen Packard Artistry,

com; Cornerstone Audio Visual, cornerstoneav.com; Sun-

Square, trolleysquare.com; Avenia Bridal, aveniabridal.com;

kristenpackard.com; Ryan Hinman Films, ryanhinmanfilms.

dance Resort, sundanceresort.com; Lash LaRue, lashlarue-

October Ink, octoberink.com; Katie Waltman, katiewalt-

com; Windy Little for Stella and Dot, facebook.com/windy-

band.com; Michael Christiansen, michael.christiansen@usu.

man.com; Bellacosa Weddings, bellarouge.net; Cakes de


edu; Dubgypsy, 123djs.com

Fleur, cakesdefleur.com; Moonlighting Utah, moonlight-

Southern Exposure Page 168

Emerald Oasis Pages 76-79

ingutah.com; Beckett & Robb, beckettrobb.com; Diamond

Gideon Photography, www.gideonphoto.com; Entrada,

Heather Nan Photography, heathernanphoto.com; La Fête

Rental, diamondrental.com


Floral & Design, allisonbaddley.com; Alta Moda Bridal,

Follow Suit Pages 88-93

altamodabridal.com; Gateway Bridal, gatewaybridaland-

Lindsey Shaun Photography, lindseyshaun.com; Beckett &


prom.com; Urban Custom Clothier, urbanacustom.com;

Robb, beckettandrobb.com; H. M. Cole Custom Clothiers,

Sources can be found in story and at

O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com; C.G. Sparks,

hmcole.com; Utah Woolen Mills, utahwoolenmills.com


cgsparks.com; Cuisine Unlimited, cuisineunlimited.com;


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LEGEND Guest capacity Max quantity of guests. On-site The venue provides catering and bar services. Outdoor area The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces. On-site coordinator The venue has a coordinator to assist with planning and day-of logistics.



guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Salt Lake Region 15th Street Gallery 1519 S. 1500 East, SLC

venue Heritage Gardens 2050 E. Creek Road, Sandy

(801) 468-1515 15thstreetgallery.com


Alta Lodge 10230 E. State Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta

(801) 742-3500 altalodge.com


Alta Peruvian Lodge 10000 E. Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Alta

(801) 742-3000 altaperuvian.com

Atrium 9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy

The Hilton, Salt Lake City Center 255 S. West Temple, SLC

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

(801) 944-4575 heritagegardens.com


(801) 328-2000 hilton.com


(801) 792-3161 ivyhouseweddings.com



The Jewish Community Center 2 N. Medical Drive, SLC

(801) 581-0098 slcjcc.org


(801) 664-9369 atriumweddings.com


Joseph Smith Memorial Building 15 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 539-3130 jsmb.com


Bambara Restaurant/ Hotel Monaco 202 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 363-5454 monaco-saltlakecity.com


La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy

(801) 942-1751 lacaille.com


Cactus and Tropicals 2735 S. 2000 East, SLC 12252 Draper Gate Drive, Draper

SLC (801) 485-2542 Draper (801) 676-0935 cactusandtropicals.com


Le Jardin 1910 Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy

(801) 326-2511 lejardinweddings.com


(801) 456-2800 depotslc.com


The Leonardo 209 E. 500 South, SLC

(801) 531-9800 theleonardo.org


The Lion House 63 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 363-5466 lion-house.com


Little America 500 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6700 saltlake.littleamerica.com


The Falls 600 South 700 East, SLC

(801) 727-7232 thefallseventcenter.com

guest capacity

The Depot at The Gateway 400 W. South Temple, SLC


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The Ivy House 550 S. 600 East, SLC

The Gallivan Center 239 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 535-6110 gallivanevents.com


The Grand Hall at The Gateway 400 W. South Temple, SLC

(801) 456-0008 shopthegateway.com


Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon, SLC

(801) 272-8255 log-haven.com


(801) 258-6770 grandamerica.com


Louland Falls Parley's Canyon Exit 131 on I-80W

(801) 485-3897 loulandfalls.com


The Grand America Hotel 555 S. Main Street, SLC

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guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

(801) 215-9358 magnoliagroveweddings.com


(801) 947-0542 marketstreetgrill.com


Marriott Downtown 75 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 531-0800 marriott.com


Marriott City Center 220 S. State Street, SLC

(801) 961-8700 marriott.com


Marriott University Park 480 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 581-1000 marriott.com


McCune Mansion 200 N. Main Street, SLC

(801) 531-8866 mccunemansion.com


Memorial House 375 N. Canyon Road, SLC

(801) 521-7969 memorialhouse-utah.com


Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. SLC

(801) 278-7927 millcreekinn.com


Millennial Falls 12375 S. 1300 East, Draper

(801) 495-3737 millennialfalls.com


venue Magnolia Grove 1117 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan Market Street Grill Cottonwood 2985 E. Cottonwood Pkwy, SLC

Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, SLC Old Mill Clubhouse at Golf Course 6080 S. Wasatch Blvd., SLC

(801) 587-5791 nhmu.utah.edu


(385) 468-1431 oldmillclubhouse.com


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guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Peery Hotel 110 W. Broadway, SLC

(801) 521-4300 peeryhotel.com


Pierpont Place 163 Pierpont Ave., SLC

(801) 598-4444 pierpontplace.com


Publik 975 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 355-3161 publikcoffee.com

Radisson Downtown 215 W. South Temple, SLC

(801) 933-8049 radisson.com


(801) 585-0556 redbuttegarden.org


Salt Lake City Public Library 210 E. 400 S., SLC

(801) 524-8218 slcpl.lib.ut.us


The Salt Lake Country Club 2400 Country Club Drive, SLC

(801) 468-8015 saltlakecountryclub.com


Salt Lake Hardware Building 155 N. 400 West, SLC

(801) 512-2075 slchardware.com


Sheraton City Center 150 W. 500 South, SLC

(801) 401-2000 sheratonsaltlake cityhotel.com


(888) 649-9551 silverforklodge.com


Snowbird Little Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 933-2270 snowbird.com


Solitude Mountain Resort 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 536-5708 skisolitude.com



Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, SLC

Silverfork Lodge 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton

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guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

(801) 363-2739 squatters.com


Utah Valley Region

This Is The Place Heritage Park 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., SLC

(801) 924-7507 thisistheplace.org


Academy Square Provo City Library 550 N. University Ave., Provo

The Tasting Room 357 W. 200 South, SLC

(801) 355-6575 culinarycrafts.com


The Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium 451 S. 1400 East, SLC

(801) 581-5445 stadium.utah.edu


Tuscany 2832 E. 6200 South, SLC

(801) 274-0448 tuscanyslc.com


University Guest House & Conference Center at Fort Douglas 110 S. Fort Douglas Blvd., SLC

(801) 587-1000 universityguesthouse.com


Utah State Capitol 450 N. State Office Building, SLC

(801) 410-0011 utahstatecapitol.utah.gov


(801) 581-5643 umfa.utah.edu


Wheeler Farm 6351 S. 900 East, SLC

(385) 468-1755 wheelerfarm.com


Willow Creek Country Club 8505 Willow Creek Drive, Sandy

(801) 365-0658 willowcreekcc.com


(801) 566-1100 thewoodsonninth.com


Utah Museum of Fine Arts 410 Campus Center Drive, SLC

The Woods on Ninth 6775 S. 900 East, Midvale


guest capacity

(801) 852-6657 provolibrary.com


Bungalow 235 S. 100 West, Pleasant Grove

(801) 785-2111 bungalowwedding.com


LDW Ranch Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville

(801) 355-6575 culinarycrafts.com


Noah’s 644 N. 2000 West, Lindon

(800) 696-6247 mynoahs.com


(801) 492-1100 northamptonhouse.com


(801) 370-3529 marriott.com


(801) 899-8000 sleepyridgeweddings.com

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

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(801) 489-2727 smofa.org


Sundance Resort 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

1-(877) 533-1929 sundanceresort.com


Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

(801) 768-4947 thanksgivingpoint.org


Wadley Farms 35 E. 400 North, Lindon

(801) 404-9996 wadleyfarms.com


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Northampton House 198 W. 300 North, American Fork Provo Marriott 101 W. 100 North, Provo Sleepy Ridge Event Center 730 S. Sleepy Ridge Drive, Orem

Springville Museum of Art 126 E. 400 South, Springville

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weddings ~ celebrations ~ gatherings A year-round, historic venue in the heart of Memory Grove Park, just minutes from downtown.

Terra Cooper

Squatters Pub Brewery 147 W. Broadway, SLC

William Huff


(801) 521-7969 | www.memorialhouse-utah.com

375 N. Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Operated by Utah Heritage Foundation www.utahheritagefoundation.org

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guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Park City Region The Blue Boar Inn 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway


guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Park City Marriott 1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City

(435) 649-2900 parkcitymarriott.com



(435) 654-1400 theblueboarinn.com


Park City Mountain Resort 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City

(435) 615-8099 weddings.pcmr.com


Blue Sky Ranch 2071 S. State Road 32, Wanship

(435) 252-0665 bluesky-adventures.com


Park Meadows Country Club 2000 Meadows Drive, Park City

(435) 649-2460 parkmeadowscc.com


Canyons Grand Summit Hotel 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

(435) 615-8099 thecanyons.com


Red Cliff Ranch Lake Creek Canyon, Heber Valley

(801) 244-9023 redcliffranch.net


Deer Valley Resort 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

(435) 645-6650 deervalley.com


Sky Lodge 201 Heber Ave., Park City

(435) 658-2500


Goldener Hirsch Inn 7570 Royal Street East, Park City

(435) 649-7770 goldenerhirschinn.com


(435) 940-6288 stregisdeercrest.com/ weddings


High Star Ranch 976 North State Road 32, Kamas

(435) 699-3569 highstarranch.com


(435) 645-6493 steinlodge.com


Homestead Resort & Spa 700 N. Homestead Drive, Midway

(435) 657-3856 homesteadresort.com


Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter 1258 Center Drive, Park City

(435) 797-8940 swanerecocenter.org


Hotel Park City 2001 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 200-2000 hotelparkcity.com


Tag Ranch 1738 SW Hoytsville Road, Wanship

(801) 414-5131 tagranch.com

Kimball Art Center 638 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-8882 kimballartcenter.org


Waldorf Astoria 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City

(435) 647-5514 parkcitywaldorf astoria.com


The Montage 9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City

(435) 604-1300 montagehotels.com


(435) 649-3800 washingtonschool house.com


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The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way, Park City

Washington School House Hotel 543 Park Ave., Park City

STORYBOOK WEDDING, MEET MAJESTIC SETTING It would truly be our honor to host you and yours as you celebrate your love. Whether you want to say “I do” on the slopes as the flowers bloom, or dine and dance the night away in one of our three stunning lodges, we offer wedding packages that are a perfect fit for the perfect couple. Call us today to see how we can make your big day even more magical.

deervalley.com/weddings | 800-424-3337

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guest capacity

on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

(435) 649-7000 yarrowhotelparkcity.com


(866) 937-6288 zermattresort.com


venue The Yarrow 1800 Park Ave., Park City Zermatt Resort & Spa 784 W. Resort Drive, Midway

Southern Utah Region Bloomington Country Club 3174 S. Bloomington Drive East, St. George

(435) 673-4687 bloomingtoncountry club.com


Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club 2537 W. Entrada Trail, St. George

(435) 986-2202 golfentrada.com


The Falls 170 South Mall Drive, St. George

(435) 986-7171 thefallseventcenter.com


Moab Under Canvas 13784 US-191, Moab

(801) 895-3213 moadundercanvas.com


(435) 259-2002 redcliffslodge.com


Tuacahn 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

(435) 652-3285 tuacahn.org


Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa Mile 17 Hwy 128, Moab

(435) 259-4642 sorrelriver.com


Red Cliffs Lodge Milepost 14, Highway 128, Moab

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guest capacity

Bullen Center 43 S. Main Street, Logan

(435) 753-6518 centerforthearts.us


Chantilly Mansion 170 N. Main Street, Layton

(801) 593-9838 thechantillymansion.com


Conestoga Ranch 427 West Paradise Parkway, Garden City

(844) 464-5267 conestogaranch.com


Davis 19th Hole Banquet Center 1074 E. Nichols Road, Fruit Heights

(801) 205-5240 davisparkutah.com


Maddox at the Goble Lodge 1900 S. Highway 89, Perry

(435) 723-5935 maddoxfinefood.com


(801) 689-8600 oeccutah.com


The Ogden Union Station 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

(801) 393-9890 theunionstation.org


The Riverwoods 615 Riverwoods Parkway, Logan

(435) 750-5151 theriverwoods.com


(801) 620-1032 snowbasin.com


(801) 731-6610 tuscanygardens.net



on-site catering

on-site bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Northern Utah Region

Ogden Eccles Conference Center 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Snowbasin 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville Tuscany Gardens 1856 W. 4500 South, Roy

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Riverside is located in the heart of the Provo Riverbottoms. We offer a perfectly refined setting with beautiful golf course views for your wedding or reception. Within our venue there are several locations for hosting an indoor or outdoor event. As informal as you desire or as elegant as you can imagine, our on-site catering and our welcoming event staff is prepared to help you create and realize your vision.

2701 North University Avenue, Provo riversidecountryclub.org | 801-374-1347

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Soirée Productions

Malmrose Bridal

8178 Gorgoza Pines Rd. Suite E, Park City 435-655-2943 soireeproductions.com

3352 S. Jordan Pkwy #102, South Jordan 801-446-8221 malmrosebridal.com



801-900-6093 or 435-414-0090 hoopesweddings.com

4801 N. University Ave #120, Provo 801-226-4706 beautifullymodest.com

4641 S. Cherry Street, SLC 801-268-2332 cuisineunlimited.com

Michelle Leo Events

Betsy Couture

Culinary Crafts

by appointment, Sandy 801-455-1121 michelleleoevents.com

8096 Top of the World Drive, SLC 801-898-0721 betsycouture.com

Scenemakers Premier Social Events, a Modern Company

Gateway Bridal & Prom

Catering Headquarters 573 W. State Street, Suite A, Pleasant Grove 801-225-6575 culinarycrafts.com

FUSE Weddings and Events

357 W. 200 South Suite 100, SLC 801-512-9555 fuseweddingsandevents.com

Hoopes Weddings and Events

424 S. 700 East, SLC 801-355-7427 scenemakers.com

Allyse’s Bridal

178 S. Rio Grande Street Suite 150, SLC 801-363-2574 gatewaybridal.com

Cuisine Unlimited

The Tasting Room/Culinary Crafts 357 W. 200 South, SLC 801-906-8294 thetastingroom.com

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Done To Your Taste Catering 70 E. Center Street, Kamas 435-649-7503 donetoyourtastecatering.com

Sweet Arleen’s 129 E. 13800 South #7, Draper 385-259-7117 sweetarleens.com


Artisan Bloom by appointment 801-913-7444 artisanblooom.com

Every Blooming Thing 1344 S. 2100 East, SLC 801-521-4773 everybloomingthing.com

The Vintage Violet 2685 S. 700 East, SLC 801-566-1111 thevintageviolet.net

Willow Specialty Florist 371 N. 200 West, Bountiful 801-397-0536 willowandwildflowers.com

Classic weddings. Classic setting.

Officers’ Club

Commander’s House

Post Chapel

Esprit Wholesale Florist 4260 S. 500 West, Murray 801-685-7491 espritrawflowers.com


4970 S. 900 East, Bldg F, Suite 105, SLC 801-262-3605 annelizabeth.com

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Bella Announcements by appointment 801-513-9227 bellaannouncements.com

Eccentricity 562-458-2934 weddingsbyeccentricity.com Guest House

Lassonde House



110 South Fort Douglas Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84113 801-587-2980 | www.universityguesthouse.com

Tabula Rasa Social Stationers Trolley Square, SLC 801-575-5043 tabularasastationers.com

The Write Image 2205 E. 2100 South, SLC 801-485-1909 twio.com

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JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES O.C. Tanner Jewelers 15 S. State Street, SLC 801-532-3222 416 Main Street, Park City 435-940-9470 octannerjewelers.com


Blue Sky Ranch

Jeremy Golf & Country Club

2071 S. State Road 32, Wanship 435-659-6446 bluesky-adventures.com

8770 Jeremy Rd, Park City 435-649-2700 thejeremy.com

Cactus & Tropicals

La Caille

2735 S. 2000 East, SLC 801-485-2542

9565 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy 801-942-1751 lacaille.com

12252 S. Draper Gate Dr., Draper 801-676-0935 cactusandtropicals.com

Brushfire Photography by appointment 801-300-2765 brushfirephotography.com

Deer Valley Resort


2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City 435-649-1000 deervalley.com

Grand America Hotel

10230 E. Little Cottonwood Road, Alta 800-707-2582 altalodge.com

555 S. Main Street, SLC 801-258-6770 grandamerica.com

Atrium Weddings

Ivy House Weddings 550 S. 600 East, SLC 801-792-3161 ivyhouseweddings.com

9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy 801-664-9369 atriumweddings.com

Lancer Hospitality 12033 S. Lone Parkway, Draper 801-784-0667 lancercatering.com

Memorial House in Memory Grove Park 375 North Canyon Rd, SLC 801-521-7969 memorialhouse-utah.com

Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, SLC 801-585-0556 Private rental line: 801-585-9563 redbuttegarden.org

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Riverside Country Club 2701 N. University Ave, Provo 801-374-1347 riversidecountryclub.org

Silver Fork Lodge 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton 801-533-9977 silverforklodge.com

Solitude Mountain Resort

photo by loganwalkerphoto.com

photo by Dezember Photography

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude 801-534-1400 skisolitude.com

The SKY Lodge 201 Heber Avenue, Park City 435-658-9410 theskylodge.com photo by Dezember Photography

Market Street Grill Cottonwood creekside@ginc.com (801) 947-0542


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St. Regis 2300 Deer Valley Dr East, Park City 435-940-5736 stregisdeervalley.com/weddings

Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way, Park City 435-649-3700 steinlodge.com

Tag Ranch 1738 SW Hoytsville Rd, Wanship 801-414-5131 tagranch.com



Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 801-768-4947 thanksgivingpoint.org


This is the Place State Park 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave, SLC 801-924-7507 thisistheplace.org

Temple Square Hospitality 15 S. Temple Square #9, SLC 801-539-3100 templesquare.com

Tuscany 2832 E. 6200 South, Holladay 801-274-0448 tuscanyslc.com

University Guest House & Conference Center

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110 S. Fort Douglas Blvd, SLC 801-587-2980 universityguesthouse.com



Diamond Rental 4518 S. 500 West, SLC 801-262-2080 1639 S. 1900 West, Ogden 801-393-5353 480 S. Geneva Road, Orem 801-222-9311 Toll-free: 888-844-4001 diamondrental.com

A Modern,Classic... A Perfect Moment...


Kimis Chop & Oyster House 2155 South Highland Drive 801-946-2079 kimishouse.com

Market Street Grill 2985 E. 6580 South, Cottonwood 801-947-0542 marketstreetgrill.com

Squatters 147 W. Broadway (300 South), SLC 801-363-2739 1900 Park Avenue, Park City 435-649-9868 Concourse C Terminal 2 Salt Lake International Airport 801-575-2002 squatters.com

Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House 2110 South Highland Drive 801-783-1127 wasatchbeers.com


Alpine Plastic Suregery 5405 S. 500 East Suite 101, Ogden 801-689-3500 alpineplasticsurgery.com

Nailed Boutique 875 E. 700 South, SLC 801-532-NAIL nailedboutique.com

WEDDING EXTRAS Details Essentials

1987 S. 100 East, SLC 801-364-8963 detailscomforts.com

Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique Gardner Village, 1100 W 7800 S West Jordan 801-938-1991 spoiledrottenchildrensboutique.blogspot.com

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Southern Exposure The state’s jaw-dropping red rocks garner worldwide wedding attention.

WITHOUT GIDEON PHOTOGRAPHY’S JIMMY BISHOP, many engaged couples wouldn’t know about Southern Utah. Bishop has put the state’s red rocks on the wedding map with his seamless blend of portrait and landscape photography. “The backdrops and the weather have to be the two biggest draws for Southern Utah, especially for destination brides,” says Bishop, whose favorite venues to photograph weddings are: Entrada (as shown here), The Ledges and Zion. “Zion National Park is a beautiful and popular place for many destination brides from around the world.” Southern Utah hosts weddings year-round. “Spring and fall are the most beautiful for weather,” Bishops says. “Summer can be hot, but southern Utah cools off in the evenings, making outdoor weddings beautiful. Winters can be cold, though nothing like northern Utah, so we still see a lot of couples taking advantage of the amazing backdrops in the winter as well.”

Jimmy Bishop

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