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REAL WEDDINGS Hosted in the mountaintops and cities and everywhere in between, these stylish celebrations are personalized, unique and truly special.

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INSPIRATIONS Fun, flirty and fresh. Local pros weigh in on what’s hot in wedding trends: courtyard glamour, villa splendor and winter elegance.

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MOUNTAIN HIGH Easy-breezy gowns for the spirited, sun-kissed bride Photos by Brushfire Photography

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AGRICULTURAL WEDDING Locally-harvested cuisine from five of Utah’s top caterers

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SINGULAR SENSATIONS Inspired by fashion’s hottest hues, five Utah florists craft their favorite bouquets. Photos by Heather Nan

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The hottest trends, products, talents and tips

Dapper gents, stylish signage and breathtaking wedding altars. Take note of the latest and greatest in men’s fashion and paper goods, plus the Beehive State’s most sensational wedding venues—Utah’s National Parks.

THE NEW NORDIC A mantra for minimalist parties

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This issue’s people, product and places

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Over 100 Utah wedding party venues

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Our favorite wedding resources in the state

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on the cover Winter/spring cover (left) featured in Lindsey Shaun’s “Monochromatic Magic” on page 68. Summer/ Fall cover featured in Brushfire Photography’s “Mountain High” on page 124

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ONE WEDDING. TWO WORLDS.

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LINDSEY SHAUN is trained in graphic design, but has an affinity for many art media— mostly for photography which Shaun chose as her profession in 2001. Shaun describes her work as “natural, honest photography for kindred spirits,” so it’s no surprise her “Monochromatic Magic” (page 68) editorial evokes emotion—plus countless party ideas.

and makeup team across the Beehive State to provide fresh and inspired beauty looks to brides on their wedding days. In this issue, Lind styles hair and makeup for two uniquely different stories: “Mountain High” (page 124) and “Tropical Punch” (page 110).

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AUSTEN DIAMOND is a wedding and portrait photographer who takes his clients to new heights in the likes of Arches and Capitol Reef National Parks. Showcased in local publications including Salt Lake magazine, Diamond photographs couples amid vast landscapes in this issue’s “Red Rockin’” (page 58).

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KATE OSBORNE is a local photographer specializing in weddings and design-related projects. Photographing the “The New Nordic” (page 64) combines many of Osborne’s passions: food, interiors, products and people. No wonder Osborne’s images evoke natural beauty; she’s an outdoorsy girl who enjoys skiing, fly fishing and backpacking.

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and stylist. As gallery co-owner of Salt Lake’s Arte Haus Collectif, Addi—who lends her artistic talent to “The New Nordic” (page 64)— exhibits passion for minimalist style in her design, fashion and mixed-media abstract art, many pieces currently selling like hotcakes on Serena & Lily.

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UP FRONT | Contributors

JESSICA WHITE is a fine-art wedding photographer and owner of The Loft Studio in Lehi where she shot “Agricultural Wedding” (page 136) collaborating with the best Utah caterers. In “Coming Up Daffodils” (page 72), she teamed with wedding designer Amanda Schelin of Amanda Jane Events. When she’s not shooting weddings, White photographs design projects for A-list interior designers.

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HEATHER NAN exudes energy and passion for her craft and her clients. As a sought-after photographer for weddings, portraits, birth stories and commercial work, Nan is no stranger to producing romantic editorial for Utah Bride & Groom magazine. In this issue, Nan captures her love of flowers and bold colors in “A Singular Sensation” (page 144).

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SMALL WONDERS SEEKING THE LATEST in floral couture? Look to the lapel. Traditionally, centerpieces and bouquets get all the oohs and ahhs, but as designer Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral proves, the gent’s boutonniere can also be a wedding-day hero. The pint-size posies offer big opportunity to showcase your style. This trio of boutonnieres boasts Beyer’s favorite cuts: astilbe, heirloom roses, heuchera foliage and cottage yarrow. And, by the way, guys like pink, too.

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PROPOSALS | Behind the Bar

Pucker Up

Gin shines as the liquor of the moment. NO QUESTION, whisky and vodka shine as the hisand-her cocktail darlings of weddings, but gin is having a moment in the spotlight. Bartenders—like Cheers & Swizzles’ owner Mary Pinyan-Lauer—prove gin’s popularity spans everywhere from restaurant menus to stylish soirées. What better way to toast a wedding than with a celebratory concoction like a French 75? Effervescent, crisp and a little sweet and sour. “French 75s—for weddings, I like to call them French Kiss 75s—are tasty, fun and festive,” PinyanLauer says. She adds they can be served year-round, from holiday engagement parties to summertime Sunday brunches. Even better? Make it a local pour with Beehive Distillery’s Jack Rabbit gin.

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Estate Champagne glasses, Williams Sonoma at Trolley Square, SLC, $50 for pair; “I Love You And Cake” cocktail napkins, Wish, Park City, $12

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Mary Pinyan-Lauer of Cheers and Sizzles’ offers up her recipe for a French Kiss 75.


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A local gal’s go-to guide for party prep

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Redstone Center, Park City If you’ve ever been a stumped party planner, Wish is your new best friend. This cheerful Park City boutique—owned by party planner extraordinaire Emily White of Haute Hostess—stocks party props like confetti-filled balloons, tissue tassels, laser-cut cake toppers, wrapping paper and temporary tattoos, many of them crafted right here in the Beehive State. Who’s ready to party now? wishparkcity.com

Love matches, $6; Confetti fountains, $13; Use Our Hashtag chalkboard, $18, all from Wish, Park City

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NEW ORIENTATION

TABULA RASA Trolley Square, Salt Lake City Stroll inside Tabula Rasa and you’ll realize there’s nothing in Utah like it. Best known for custom wedding invitations, this Parisian-like boutique is filled to the brim with fine paper, silk ribbons, leatherbound journals and witty books. All proper ladies and gentlemen welcome. tabularasastationers.com

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Take our advice: Register for fine tableware. Bone china—dishwasher safe and durable enough to be used in hotels including the Four Seasons—lasts year after year (long after that tea kettle or crockpot kicks the bucket). New Orientation’s cozy boutique carries both traditional and contemporary table settings. As a bonus, New O stocks affordable, yet fashionable, bridesmaids’ gifts like jewelry and makeup bags, too.

Wedding fashion goes way beyond the big day. Consider what to wear for the shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner, too. Apt 202 offers edgy-to-elegant, party-ready looks from brands like Splendid, Jenny Bird, and Cupcakes and Cashmere. No clue what’s hot? Owner Ashley Rothwell-Campagna and her team do, and they make it easy and fun choosing what’s just right. If these fashionistas don’t love it on you, they’re honest and take time to make the right match.

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PROPOSALS | Runway Report

Sheer Sophistication

Paris, New York...Salt Lake? HOT, HIP, HAUTE. If you think Utah isn’t on the cutting edge when it comes to highend wedding fashion, think again. Now more than ever, Utah brides have a plethora of local, high-style options—from

seasoned boutiques to upand-comers like Bitsy Bridal. Akin to big-city couture houses, Bitsy’s showroom boasts natural light and industrial warehouse decor. But the metropolis influence

doesn’t end there. Owner Pam Hlaing showcases fresh looks straight from the runway. Her current faves? Hlaing reveals the hottest trends from Paris and New York—all available in the Beehive State.

ALL CHOKED UP

The updated choker is all the rage. ABOVE, L to R: Chain link necklace with diamond pendant, $22,550; Necklace with diamond disc clasp and diamond pendant, $6,400; Gold collar, $8,900, Platinum and diamond necklace, $36,500; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC LEFT (on form): Swarovski necklaces, $60 and up, Bitsy Bridal, SLC.

CUT IT OUT Sheer-lace side panels plus gathered pleats whittle the waistline. Bonus: Soft tulle rarely wrinkles. Christos soft tulle ball gown with silk chiffon and sheer lace panel bodice, $3,200

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TAKE TWO Can’t decide between a lace or tulle gown? Have your cake and eat it, too. Tara Keely by Lazaro two-tone lace and tulle ball gown with corset bodice, horsehair trim full skirt and chapel train, $2,780

DRAPED IN CRÊPE Look flawless and be comfortable in lightweight, no-wrinkle crêpe. Mikaella crêpe gown with jewel neckline, cap sleeves, keyhole inserts in guipure lace with a fit-and-flare crêpe skirt, $2,090

SHOW SOME SHOULDER Street-style is all about flirty off-the-shoulder looks. Did we mention this beauty has pockets? Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara silk gazar ball gown, $2,000


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PROPOSALS | Beauty

Regenica eye cream, $92; SkinMedica facial cleanser, $34; SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore, $125, Epionce Renewal facial, $94, iS Clinical ProHeal, $90 (trial size shown); Cosmion Acnion pads, $49; Colorscience stick, $64, all from The Apothica at Gateway Laser Center, SLC. Makeup bag, $25 and Rose Petal lip gloss, $15, Tabula Rasa Stationers, SLC

Skin Deep

Gateway Laser Center’s Elise Wilcox reveals some of her favorite skin care products.

BOTOX, FILLERS AND LASERS, oh my. Every gal wants flawless skin, especially for the big day. What works? Physician Assistant Elise Wilcox of Gateway Laser Center breaks it down. “Skin care is the best starting place for young brides,” Wilcox says. “Depending on what her sun exposure is like from the time she’s in her

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teens to early twenties, a young woman may need a light-based treatment.” Wilcox suggests photofacials (also known as intense pulse light or IPL) to diminish pigmentations like freckles, acne lesions and fine red capillaries. “[It] clears the complexion, so you have a refreshed and youthful appearance,” she explains. “Light-based treatments take about

three to four weeks for skin to rid itself of the pigment and metabolize any redness,” she says—complete five to six weeks before the wedding, leaving plenty of time for bridals and other photo ops. Botox and fillers may also be options, especially for older brides and wedding guests. Botox is injected into the muscle, while fillers are placed into soft tissue. “Botox

takes about a week to start working. Depending on how deep your creases are, you may need a month or two for those wrinkles to soften and flatten out,” Wilcox says to her older clients. Fillers are superficial injections that “fill” or plump areas like laugh lines. “Fillers tend to last six months or longer, so you could have it done months before and still reap the benefits.”

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Wrinkling out skin care for brides, maids and moms with insider Elise Wilcox.


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tents furnished with hotel beds, hand-woven rugs, leather club chairs, Pendleton throws and antique dressers. S’more kits await arriving guests, and camp hosts are on-call to safely light (and douse) private campfires. Famous Bear Lake shakes are just a complimentary

cruiser bike-ride away. Luxury ranch lifestyle at Conestoga boasts an open-air dining tent, a game tent, a new event tent (hosting up to 150 guests) and activities including cornhole, lasso roping, horseback riding, wine seminars and stand-up paddleboarding. conestogaranch.com


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Power to the Party

As our annual White Party proves, the only reception rule is that there are no rules. Photographs by ANGEL A HOWARD

WANT TO THROW an extraordinary wedding party? Throw out the rule book. Design duo Mara Marian of Fuse Weddings & Events and Kellie Jackstien of Artisan Bloom prove soirées like our annual White Party can and should be extraordinary. Think of a reception as a lounge party with an entertainment surprise around every corner. Need ideas? Marian and Jackstien share a few of their faves.

➼ M OVING MENUS Don’t just eat the food. The key is to experience it. Waiter-passed hors d’oeuvres and a “Champagne Bride” score the ultimate cuisine win.

➼ E NCHANTED CANOPY La Caille’s Grand Pavilion is spectacular on its own, but add a delphinium-covered canopy to make it even more magical. Treat guests to a dessert bar, photo booth or, in this case, a card reader and caricature station.

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➼ O PENING STATEMENTS Striking floral vignettes placed front and center foster a party’s vibe. Lush hydrangea and bold phalaenopsis orchids (from Esprit Raw Flowers) spill from stately urns.

➼ T HROWBACK THRILLERS

CROWD FLOW No guest wants to be stuck in a receiving or buffet line. Scatter lounge areas, table rounds, high boys and buffets—like the team did inside La Caille’s Grand Pavilion— to keep your guests moving freely throughout the venue.

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Everything old is new again, right? Take the carnation. This bloom once adored by baby boomers makes its comeback in a modern, vibrant form.

VENUE/CUISINE: La Caille, Sandy PLANNING/DESIGN: FUSE Weddings & Events, SLC PAPER GOODS: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, SLC FLOWERS (TO THE TRADE): Esprit Wholesale Florist, SLC FLORAL DESIGN: Artisan Bloom, Draper PHOTOGRAPHY: Angela Howard Photography, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: Elements in Motion, Sandy SPRITS: Southern Wine & Spirits, Uinta Brewing Compnay RENTALS: Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com; In The Event,

SLC; Alpine Event Rentals, Provo ENTERTAINMENT: Gold Standard Music, Couth Booth Photo Booth Experiences, Voodoo Productions


Where love comes naturally You’ve dreamed of this walk down the aisle forever. The rustle of aspens. Crisp mountain air. Surrounded by lifelong friends and family. Your wedding is the biggest day of your life and it deserves a setting equal to the spectacular beauty and promise of your marriage. With Park City’s four memorable backdrops to choose from – our lush Alpine Meadow, Scenic Mid-Mountain Lodge, picturesque Red Pine Lodge and intimate Lookout Cabin – your ceremony, no matter how large or small, will be one that you and your guests never forget. PARKCITYMOUNTAIN.COM

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GALLERIES Dapper gents, stylish signage and breathtaking wedding altars. Take note of the latest and greatest in men’s fashion and paper goods, plus the Beehive State’s most sensational wedding venues—Utah’s National Parks.

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Sign Here When it comes to wedding day directions, Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events shows the way.

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O HERE. Wear this. Bring that. Weddings can be confusing for guests, so they need direction. What signs should couples provide at their wedding events? Master planner and designer Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events reports her favorites.

ANNOUNCE THE NEWLYWEDS

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“Chair signage for bride and groom’s chairs is still trending,” says Cousins. “Verbiage varies from Mr. & Mrs., His & Hers, and Bride & Groom.” Fresh garland and flowers pack a punch as well, and they give the signs an updated look.


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LEAVE A NOTE FOR THE VIPS Express appreciation in style. One of Cousins’ brides created festive paper tags to tell her bridesmaids, “Cheers!” Mini sparklingwine bottles made the perfect statement of appreciation.

HOLD THE HASHTAGS Leo’s team prefers unplugged ceremonies. “This isn’t the time to have your cell phone out and snapping away,” Cousins says. “There’s plenty of time for picture taking—and posting—later.” If a guests want to hit their feeds, Cousins suggests waiting for the reception.

SAY HELLO “Welcome bags are great,” says Cousins, who finds guests prefer welcome gifts over wedding favors. “For destination weddings, welcome bags add an additional level of comfort when guests check into their hotel rooms. “

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GIFT WISELY Offer gifts that reveal a couple’s personality, the time of year or the location. “Things like ‘his and her’ favorite snacks are great. If a wedding is located in a mountain setting, bug spray, sunscreen and chapstick are great for summer visitors. Winter weddings in the mountains inspire hand lotion, a pack of hot cocoa and maybe a pair of gloves or a nice scarf so a guest can keep warm.”

RAISE THE BAR “We’ve executed everything from custom napkins that share fun facts about the bride and

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groom to custom koozies that keep drinks icy cold,” Cousins explains.

TOAST FUR BABIES “This couple traveled from D.C. and couldn’t bring their beloved bulldog to the wedding,” Cousins says. “By customizing cocktail napkins with Winnie’s picture, she was there in spirit to help the couple celebrate.” The Michelle Leo team has also helped couples incorporate pet portraits into paper suites and RSVPs.

KEEP GUESTS CALM “Welcome signs are huge and they’re a nice touch because they let guests know they are in the right place,” Cousins explains. “We execute many destination weddings where couples invite friends and family—many who have never been to Utah before.”

Gotta have ‘em, no doubt, Cousins says. “Table numbers help staff indicate which meals are to be served to what guests by quick reference of master spreadsheets.”

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GALLERIES | Men’s Fashion

Dressed For Success PHOTOS COURTESY OF BECKETT AND ROBB

On-the-street, scene-stealing fashions that suit every man’s style, mountain to metropolitan.

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A sports coat and jeans is essential for any modern man’s wardrobe. Kiton sport coat: $8,500; Eton linen shirt, $285; Kiton jeans, $1,195, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC

followings. Why the buzz? Bold style in the Beehive State. Whether your guys is a mountain man or city slicker, the following behind-the-scenes gallery of on-trend looks proves he has a lot of options as he dresses for the big day.

KEEPING TABS Stay up-to-the-minute on local men’s fashion. But, beware. It can be addicting.

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O LONGER is a guy’s look second to his bride’s. The same can be said about dads and groomsmen. With a plethora of options—patterns, colors, fabrics—Salt Lake’s men’s fashion scene is exploding. Thanks to local boutiques Utah Woolen Mills, True Gentlemen Supply and Beckett & Robb, shoppers from all over the world are taking note. Just take a look at their global social media

True Gentlemen introduces a line of minimalist watches, plus a new online design-your-own suit shop.

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A white suit can be just as classy as a formal tux. Adding light brown buttons helps bring in just enough color and offers a good accent to pair with any color. A double-breasted look to any suit is a unique way to stand apart. True Gentleman Premium Suit, $849

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This electric blue suit is vibrant and young, different than your average navy blue. The look is more suiting for spring and summer seasons. For every custom style like this one, adding detailed colored button holes and a ticket pocket are subtle details that help make it one of a kind. True Gentlemen custom suit, $849

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A classic navy blue suit is a staple in every man’s closet. Navy can be worn year-round and paired with season-appropriate accessories. A subtle pattern offers character while maintaining a polished look. Here, wide-peaked lapels and picked stiching make it unique. True Gentleman custom suit with Loro Piana fabric, $2,200

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GALLERIES | Men’s Fashion @BECKETTROBB Beckett & Robb’s flagship store in SLC now boasts sister shops in Provo, Farmington, San Francisco, Boston, New York and Seattle.

@beckettrobb

Formal events are best in dark colors like black and midnight navy. Classics range from $695 to $1,895.

@beckettrobb

Doing a multi-day event? Is she wearing something other than her dress to a luncheon or reception? Try a well-made jacket instead of a full suit. Jackets start at $665.

@beckettrobb

You can balance the formality of a three-piece suit with the casual appearance of bolder patterns. It’ll ensure a unique look that won’t look dated. Three-piece suits range from $1,000 to $6,000.

@UTAHWOOLENMILLS Utah Woolen Mills recently added 1,800 square feet of retail space and opened a new outdoor patio space for swanky downtown gatherings.

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This unique spring look has just enough pop without being too ‘in your face.’ Eidos Suit, $1,595; Eton Shirt, $265; Byron Tie, $145; Robert Talbott Pocket Square, $45

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This burgundy suit is easily one of our favorites for the season. The color is making a huge comeback. Custom Isaia suit, $4,995; Eton shirt, $265; silk knit tie, $125

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A light blue sport coat can be an easy go-to for any occasion. Citizen of humanity jeans, $205; Isaia Shirt, $595; Isaia Sport Coat, $4,295


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GALLERIES | DESTINATION

Red Rockin’ Utah’s Mighty 5 make for the most scenic wedding backdrops Photographs and words by AUSTEN DIAMOND

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OU, THE MIGHTY TWO. Magical and sensuous, Utah’s five national parks hold our wonder and help us feel one with the universe. As red rock communes with scented sage and the dark sky becomes a canvas for the whirling cosmos, awe overwhelms any human. Whether your opinion of marriage is esoteric or pragmatic, these public lands, dubbed “America’s Best Idea,” create the jaw-dropping backdrops for your wedding, elopement, or bridal portraits. You, the Mighty Two, belong in Utah’s Mighty Five national parks.

Arches National Park Travellers the world over flock to Moab to gaze upon Delicate Arch before exploring only a fraction of the 2,000-plus known arches in the park—many of which are approved ceremony sites. With Moab close by, hosting your reception and booking your lodging is a breeze.

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Capitol Reef National Park’s sprawling landscape boasts stately red rock formations—cliffs, massive domes and hidden arches at every turn. This otherworldly scenery is a perfect stage for an elopement.

Zion National Park/ Kolob Canyons Zion’s stunningly deep canyons make it one of the West’s most visited parks—and a fantastic place to get married, or course. From soaring 2,000-foot cliffs to delicate hanging gardens, it is a place of beauty so majestic that the earliest settlers named it the “dwelling place of God.” 1. & 6. Arches National Park; 2. & 5. Zion National Park; 3. & 4. Capitol Reef National Park.

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Canyonlands/ Island in the Sky For your Canyonlands ceremony, consider Grand View Point, which boasts, arguably, the best view in Island in the Sky (if not Southern Utah). You’ll literally be standing in the clouds. You can expect fewer crowds than in Arches, but still enjoy the amenities of nearby Moab. 9

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Bryce Canyon National Park From the cool climes at 8,000 feet on the Paunsaugunt Plateau, thick pine forests surround you as you stand together on the verge of awe-inspiring red rock cliffs, spires and Bryce’s famous hoodoos—and on the verge of your life together. Your “I do” will echo through Bryce Amphitheatre.

7. & 9. Canyonlands National Park; 8. & 10. Bryce Canyon National Park.

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For planning and executing your Utah national park wedding, visit AustenDiamondPhotography.com.


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DEPARTMENTS Just because a party is small doesn’t mean it can’t be big style. From whimsical showers and minimalist celebrations to monochromatic settings to colorful, multi-day parties, every detail counts.

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DEPARTMENT | Scene Stealer

The New Nordic A new mantra for minimalist parties Photographs by K ATE OSBORNE

Blackberries, hazelnuts and golden viburnum top the stacked chocolate triplelayer cakes—one six-inch and one nine-inch—with buttercream frosting.

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HINK SCANDINAVIAN style­—with its blond woods, brushed stainless and sharp geometries—is sterile? Think again. Along with her team, Holly Addi­artist­—stylist and co-owner of Salt Lake City gallery Arte Haus Collectif­—unveils five ways a Nordicstyle, minimalist wedding scene can be clean yet cozy.

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Minimalist design almost always starts with one element: white. “There’s a timeless sensibility to all white,” Addi explains. It’s no wonder that a small venue—like a bright, airy art gallery—makes an ideal backdrop for a Nordic-inspired soiree. “Plus, a less-is-more aesthetic reflects a Scandinavian philosophy to design.”

ADD CREATURE COMFORTS

While certain big-box stores suggest Scandinavian style is about easy-to-assemble manufactured products, Addi and her gallery sidekick Heidi Jube beg to differ. They use organic elements like rustic woods, wool throws and raw linens to warm a white room.

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Tied off with twine, bouquets combine leggy flowers including blueberry vine, scabiosa, flowering oregano, huckleberry, hellebores, centranthus and mini protea.

“This space feels lived in,” explains Jube. “It has a raw European feel and we love mixing old and new with a neutral palette and some pop-y colors here and there.”

DITCH THE DÉCOR

“Scandinavian style is about understated luxury, timelessness and visual harmony,” Addi says. Instead of relying on abundance, Addi’s keenly edited recipe for the perfect affair includes a guest list, a tasteful tablescape, organic cuisine, meticulously paired wine and harmonious music. “This approach is not the standard step-by-step process for the wedding planning journey,” she says. “A wedding affair should have the same atmosphere poetry has with words. There should be depth and meaning behind it.”

UNCOMPLICATE THE CUISINE

“Scandinavian-inspired cuisine is not overly prepared,” says Colour Maisch of The Blended Table. Partner Emery Lortsher

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Small venues like Arte Haus Collectif, which accommodates 28 people for a sit-down dinner, offer cozy perks for small weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties or bridal luncheons.

agrees, “Foraging for food is a very important part of much of Scandinavian food.” Because Scandinavian laws allow access to private lands, foraging in-season eats is encouraged. Norwegian salmon, Norwegian goat cheese, root vegetables, winter greens and herbinfused water naturally satiate guests.

GATHER WITH GRATITUDE

Honor the people that brought the two of you together. “There’s an authentic spirit in a comfortable gathering,” Addi says. Tempting as it may be to invite your entire social-media following, a minimalist wedding is about creating the most intimate experience. “With guests sitting picnic-style, a couple can surrounded itself with love, conversation, tasteful wine, impeccable food, and lovely music mixed with conversation. It’s about being grateful and hosting a beautiful affair.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kate Osborne, SLC CREATIVE DIRECTION: Holly Addi, Arte Haus Collectif, SLC ASSISTANT STYLIST: Heidi Jube, Arte Haus Collectif, SLC ASSORTED THROWS, CAKE STAND, GLASSWARE, CANDLES AND RING: Art Haus Collectif, SLC ARTWORK: Holly Addi, Arte Haus Collectif, SLC PAPER: Refine Studio CAKE: Tulle Bakery, SLC FLOWERS: Esprit Raw Flowers (to the trade), Murray BRIDE’S GOWN: Harlow Brides, SLC MEN’S FASHION: H&M at Fashion Place, Murray VASES AND FLATWARE: West Elm at City Creek, SLC PINK DRESS: Urban Outfitters at City Creek, SLC DISHES: CB2 at City Creek, SLC MODEL: Aria Critchley, Niya Models, SLC

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DEPARTMENT | Scene Stealers

Monochrome Magic Three tone-on-tone palettes—and their talented creators—prove that a single color can inspire a spectacular and serene scene. Photographs by LINDSEY SHAUN PHOTOGRAPHY

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CATCH OF THE DAY The Cuisine Unlimited team suggests a pan-seared barramundi over a bed of greens paired with a fresh oyster platter presented with a lavender spritzer.

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N A WORLD of chaotic colors and punchy palettes, many of today’s brides seek something calmer and more cohesive. Enter monochromatic design. This tone-on-tone technique layers tints and shades of a single color and uses them to create a haute, highstyle scene. Photographer Lindsey Shaun and designer Amber Dickson of Amber Reverie Events did exactly that, choosing charcoal, gray and white tones to prove how magnificent a monochrome moment can be.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Lindsey Shaun Photography,

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GOING GREY has never looked so good. “So often, I see people pulling in one or two colors that throw a pop,” Shaun describes. “Amber and I wanted to highlight a neutral, flat palette.” Start with a raw wood table and build your scene from there. Layer a loose linen runner—a little wrinkle is okay— beneath crystal bud vases filled with dainty hellebores. Add weight with taper candles inside metallic holders. Introduce a geode or two for a striking organic sparkle.

DESIGN, FLORALS: Amber Reverie, Highland HAIR AND MAKEUP: Hair and Makeup by Steph,

Ogden DRESSES: Harlow Brides, SLC PAPER, WHITE BACKDROP, STYLING:

Refine Studio CATERING: Cuisine Unlimited, Murray CAKES: Flour and Flourish WOOD TABLE: Autumn Rentals, Orem JEWELRY: The Land of Salt, SLC RINGS: Taylor Custom Rings SILK RIBBON: Adorn Company, Hawaii WHITE CERAMIC CANDLESTICKS: Loom and Kiln PLATES: Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, City Creek, SLC WHITE SHOOT MODEL: Ashlee Swensen GREY SHOOT MODEL: Tiffany Pliler BLACK SHOOT MODEL: Katie Cockrell

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ON ITS OWN, white screams contemporary, especially with simple round plates and square menus. Add folding bistro chairs and a richly grained wood floor and it goes organic. For even more variation, shiny metallics like rose gold flatware introduce shots of glam. “Texture and natural elements relax white and make it more comfortable,” says Shaun, who paid close attention to lighting to prevent a harsh ambiance. Loose, garden greens pair with soft, feminine blooms including clematis, PeeGee hydrangea and blown-open baby roses. “I like this single arrangement to be the star player without a lot of distractions on the table,” Reverie explains.

PALEO PERFECT The chef presents white asparagus salad (with shoots, sprouts, golden beets and mushrooms) finished with a champagne vinaigrette. It’s served with white wine sangria and white nectarines.

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AVOID A TOTAL blackout by altering textural tones. “When everything is so dark, keep it simple to avoid it all getting lost,” Shaun says of this moody, organic look. Glossy glazed ceramics and dramaticcolored menus pop off of nubby linen napkins and shiny flatware. Avoid too much clutter and keep the backdrop clean. White space—or in this case, black space— is welcome. Give the decor items enough room to breathe in the space. Fresh flowers and gold-tinted foliage blast instant warmth to a one-hued scene. “Black brought me to a Dutch masters approach,” Reverie says. “It’s hard to find a true black in the floral world, so I chose darker tones.” Blackberries and cut-open plumbs flavor this centerpiece of anemone, scabiosa and ranuncula.

ON THE DARK SIDE Beef tenderloin with blackberry chipotle follows an artisan cheeses platter garnished with black mission figs and local honey. Thirsty? Sip on plum and blackberry-infused water.

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Coming Up Daffodils Spring bridal shower tips for the hostess

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Photographs by JESSICA WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

MANDA SCHELIN is no stranger to party planning. After years of heading up Branches Event Floral, Schelin has expanded her talents and has launched Amanda Jane Events offering flowers, decor and logistics. So, what exactly

goes through this florist-turned-planner’s mind when she starts to plan? To give us some insight, Schelin and photographer Jessica White stage a springtime scene set for a gathering of laughter, memories and, most importantly, fun.

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Trend Alert! Save the selfies for another time and hire a pro (photographer, that is) to capture every detail of the shower, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids luncheon and beyond.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica White, Lehi VENUE: The Loft Studio, Lehi CAKE: Cake Dame, Woods Cross FLORALS: Branches Floral, West Jordan RENTALS: Diamond Rental, Murray SIGNAGE: Impressions Shop via Etsy GLASSWARE: Crate & Barrel, Murray

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Need a unique space to host your shower? “Check out The Loft Studio in Lehi,” says Amanda Schelin of Amanda Jane Events. “It offers a blank canvas for you to host a memorable event that is sure to wow.”

UB&G: MANY OF US FALL VICTIM TO THE IDEA THAT SMALL PARTIES—LIKE A BRIDAL SHOWER—ARE EASY TO EXECUTE, ONLY TO REALIZE LATER THAT THEY CAN BE JUST AS OVERWHELMING AS A LARGER EVENT. WHERE DOES THE SMART, SAVVY PARTY HOSTESS BEGIN? Amanda: The best showers go beyond small talk and opening gifts. A great bridal shower speaks to the bride-to-be’s personality and style. However, the day shouldn’t only be a story of the bride. The theme should include the couple and their journey together. Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can start with something like the couple’s favorite season, an activity that the couple enjoys together, or—like we did here with “Build Me Up, Buttercup”—a simple phrase or term of endearment shared by the couple. UB&G: HOW DOES COLOR FACTOR INTO YOUR DESIGN SCHEME? Amanda: This theme lent itself to a specific hue. I often start with the color palette—like the

buttery yellow and vibrant green here. To create a cohesive look, choose your colors and stick to them. From here, the little details should start to fall in place. UB&G: DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE LOCAL PARTY SUPPLY SHOPS? Amanda: One of my favorite local decor shops is Paper Source in Fashion Place mall. They have a variety of on-trend decorations and a wide assortment of upscale gift wraps. I have a thing for beautifully wrapped packages.

Amanda Schelin, Amanda Jane Events

UB&G: ORDERING FLOWERS, ESPECIALLY OVER THE PHONE, IS ENOUGH TO CAUSE STAGE FRIGHT. HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT ORDERING CENTERPIECES? Amanda: Without a doubt, fresh flowers and greenery add depth, color and interest. I love custom garlands, simple floral centerpieces and even greenery—like the subtle vine added to the place setting and cake—to adorn the decor. Florists book up fast, so I suggest ordering at least three weeks in advance.

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DEPARTMENT | Travel

One wedding. Two worlds. Salt Laker Sarah Lappe marries Tejas Sonavane in his hometown of Mumbai, India, then continues the party back home in Utah.

Written by MARY BROWN MALOUF Photographs by JED PEARSON FOR ANDREW PAUL PHOTOGRAPHY

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ORDS CAN’T describe it. In memory, it’s a colorful blur. You have to be there or see the pictures to understand the vivid colors, joyful crowds, glittering traditions and rambunctious music of an Indian wedding. When Sarah Lappe, outreach coordinator at the U’s Sustainability Research Center, and Tejas Sonavane, an engineer at VIA Motors in Orem, started planning their wedding, the first big question was, where? Sarah grew up in Salt Lake City; Tejas’ home town is Mumbai, India. Sarah is Jewish; Tejas is Hindu. It didn’t take long for the couple to pick a place. “Mumbai!” says Sarah, who studied Hindu before going to India. “We had been to his brother’s wedding in India so I knew what it was like,” she explains. “We wanted to honor his family’s tradition.”

Two artists worked on Sarah, whose arms and feet were elaborately decorated with henna paste, which must be left on until it dries. The darker the henna, tradition says, the stronger the marriage.

PLANNING FROM OVERSEAS? LET IT GO. The decision meant turning over a lot of wedding and celebration decisionmaking to Tejas’ family in Mumbai. Sarah usually is more comfortable taking charge: She had scheduled her own proposal, suggesting Tejas propose during a visit from her brother. Tejas surprised her by going down on one

Sarah and Tejas (right) and many of the guests were rubbed with turmeric paste in a beautification ritual. (Everyone was advised to wear yellow clothes.)

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Wedding guests thronged around the groom, cheering and dancing in the Mumbai street as passengers on gridlocked buses cheered from the windows.

knee in the snow a day earlier. But she was perfectly happy to let her new family plan the wedding week. “I had met his family and they’re amazing,” she says. Plus, with email, Instagram and Facebook, wedding options were easily shared. “Tejas’ mother visited venues, took pictures and sent videos to us for approval,” Sarah explains.

HOW TO PICK A DATE? THINK BEYOND THE CALENDAR

Lit up like a Bollywood set, the rooftop of the Courtyard Mumbai hotel was carpeted in bright green grass with dinner tables in front of the mandap, a colorful canopy set on four pillars, representing the four parents of the couple.

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The first thing to determine was a date. “My family visited a Hindu astrologer to choose an auspicious date and time,” says Tejas. “Taking into account all our birth information, the astrologer offered us a choice of several.” Fortunately, one of the dates was in January, a beautiful time of year in the usually hot, muggy coastal city of Mumbai.


FROM MUMBAI TO THE MOUNTAINS THE SALT LAKE WEDDING For family and friends unable to make the long trip to Mumbai, Sarah and Tejas celebrated a second wedding at Gallivan Hall in Salt Lake City.

Top and right: All the “aunties” and other relatives wear gorgeous new outfits. Above: Author Mary Brown Malouf and Glen Warchol

CHOOSING A VENUE? LOCATION IS EVERYTHING. Another consideration was traffic. Mumbai is the largest city in India and the 9th largest urban area in the world. Streets and highways are clogged day and night with automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and buses, not to mention auto-rickshaws and camel or horse-drawn carts on occasion. “We needed everything to be central for local people because traffic is so congested,” says Tejas. By everything, Tejas is talking about a half-dozen separate celebrations that go into the traditional multi-day Hindu wedding ceremony.

WHAT TO WEAR? COLOR, OF COURSE. The guests, who arrived from all over

the world, were housed in two hotels, the Hotel Kohinoor Continental, and the Taj Mahal Palace. And first on all the Americans’ agenda was buying traditional Indian clothes for the wedding ceremonies. Tejas and Sarah arranged one shopping day for the men to buy kurtas or more formal sherwani and the women to buy their saris in time to have them fitted, and another day for the women to purchase jewelry. An Indian wedding is a fashion show—all the “aunties,” revered matrons­—and other relatives wear gorgeous new outfits. From the engagement party at the M.I.G. Cricket Club on the first night, through the end of her wedding day, Sarah wore five wedding outfits. “None of them,” she says, “were white.”

With the help of Salt Lake friend and food maven Lydia Martinez, the couple created a multicultural occasion that combined Jewish and Hindu traditions. Saffron Valley prepared a buffet of lamb biryani and tikka masala and the bar served beer, lassi and the classic Indian gin and tonic. Instead of a wedding cake, Cupcakes by Kasthuri made cupcakes with an Indian flavor, using spices like cardamom, saffron and mango. “We wanted to be sure we were balancing both family traditions,” says Lydia. So family friend Lou Borgenicht wrote and performed the service that included signing a katuba and the groom's traditional smashing of the glass. Tejas wore a Western suit, but Sarah wore her red wedding sari and “all my Indian wedding gold.” Many of the guests who had bought saris for the Indian wedding wore them to the Salt Lake affair. Indians love dancing and the party danced all night, closing the dance floor and fortifying themselves with a late-night pizza delivery.

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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.

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REAL WEDDINGS Utah couples throw amazing weddings. Hosted in the mountaintops to the city valleys and everywhere in between, these stylish celebrations are personalized, unique and truly special.

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ROCK SOLID

Katelin Goings & Tony Newman THE CLIFFROSE LODGE & GARDENS, SPRINGDALE 8.29.15 Photographs by GREEN APPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE Salt Lakers Katelin (an event planner) and Tony (a physical therapist) dated for two-and-a-half years before Tony proposed during their Thailand vacation. “Tony asked a beach goer to take our photo as the sun was setting over the ocean,” Katelin recalls.

THE WEDDING After the surprise proposal, Katelin and Tony set their sights on a Southern Utah wedding. “We are both infatuated with the desert,” Katelin says. “Tony worked as a river guide in Moab and in the Grand Canyon. I vacationed regularly in Palm Desert growing up, and more recently I discovered my love for Southern Utah. We chose Zion because it was a place that could be ours.”

THE MOOD A giant cottonwood tree canopied the couple and guests while Zion’s magnificent canyons reflected sunset hues. On a lush lawn, friend Jentry Miskin officiated the ceremony beside the Virgin River. The décor included rocks, geodes and crystals from several Zion rock shops. Hints of sky blue, sandstone pink, sage green and ivory mirrored the desert landscape.

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THE FOOD Springdale’s Wildcat Willies Ranch Grill and Saloon served Southwestern fare with menu items including Prickly Pear margaritas and Dutch-oven cobbler. Sweet Tooth Fairy offered guests chocolate cake and cake bites. BELOW: Katelin (center) with Alexandra Sermon, Bruna Goings, Jessica Holmes and Moranda Fielding

THE TUNES The couple’s friends Tim Meyers, Nick Foster and Neil Olsen provided the musical entertainment. Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” ushered the newlyweds to center stage for their first dance. “Our wedding day just happened to fall on the night of the Super Moon,” Katelin recalls. “We danced under the gigantic moon and after the party was over, 20 of us sat on the riverbank basking in the moonlight, wading in the river and watching the moon set against the towering red rock cliffs.”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “Walking down the aisle with my dad, towards my fiancé, surrounded by family and friends, the Virgin River and the Watchman Tower,” Katelin says. “The positivity, excitement and love was palpable.”

THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Green Apple Photography WEDDING PLANNER AND RENTALS: Zion Party Rentals, Springdale CATERING: Wildcat Willies Ranch Grill and Saloon, Springdale VENUE: Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens, Springdale FLOWERS: Bloomers, St. George RING: 9th and 9th Jewelers, SLC GOWN: Love and Lace Bridal, Irvine, California VIDEOGRAPHY: Maggie Glendenning, SLC

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KILT CLASSIC

Maggie Gottschalk & Spencer Reid OQUIRRH MOUNTAIN LDS TEMPLE AND LA CAILLE 11.7.15 Photographs by HEATHER NAN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE University of Utah students Maggie and Spencer were longtime high school sweethearts in Philadelphia. After six years of dating (two of which were long distance), it was no surprise that Spencer proposed the week he returned to Salt Lake from his LDS Mission. While picnicking hillside at Block U—the large concrete letter “U” built on Mount Van Cott in the foothills north of campus—Maggie answered an immediate yes.

THE WEDDING “I always wanted to get married in a castle, and La Caille fit the requirement just perfectly,” Maggie says of the majestic estate. Maggie and Spencer wed inside the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple before hosting a ring ceremony and reception at La Caille.

THE MOOD A glamour-meets-vintage vibe graced the autumn event. “I wanted a timeless and elegant look without overshadowing the beautiful greenery at La Caille,” the bride explains. During a ring ceremony, groomsmen donned kilts and bagpipes played—a nod to Spencer’s Scottish heritage. An antique mirror served as a seating chart for guests. Ditching

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LEFT MIDDLE, L TO R: Tyler Zeoli, Britt Reid, Travis Crittenden, Spencer Reid holding Maverick Reid, Barry Rubin and Devin Woodhouse ABOVE, L TO R: Kristen Reid, Jaclyn Matsinger, Katie Gottschalk, Maggie Reid, Crosby Naylor and Drew Woodhouse

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the usual autumn colors, the couple opted for navy and gold. Sequin table cloths and glowing candles shimmered inside La Caille’s Grand Pavilion.

THE FOOD Each guest enjoyed beef filet and halibut with an Asian glaze, steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. “Food was one of the most important things for my husband, so he wanted to make sure that everyone got enough and enjoyed it,” Maggie explains. “Many of the men dined on two or three plates of food!”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “It was absolutely freezing during the ring ceremony and I was shivering under the gazebo,” Maggie says. “Spencer stopped in the middle of the ceremony to give me his jacket, and then all of the groomsmen followed his lead and gave their jackets to the bridesmaids.”

THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Heather Nan

Photography, SLC PLANNER, FLOWERS AND RENTALS:

Mayflowers, SLC VENUE AND CATERING: La Caille, Sandy RINGS: Lauria Jewelers, Philadelphia GOWN: Yolan Cris, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC SUITS: Men’s Wearhouse, Murray KILTS: Edinburgh Castle Scottish

Imports, SLC BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES:

Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, ASOS VIDEOGRAPHY: Kevin Ginsberg, Philadelphia

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SPRING FLING

Genevieve Supple & Todd Morgan MONTAGE DEER VALLEY, PARK CITY 4.9.16 Photographs by CARL A BOECKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE Minnesotans Genevieve (Gen) and Todd attended the same high school, but didn’t meet until college. A casual birthday drink made the courtship official, then two-and-a-half years later, Todd produced the ultimate surprise proposal to outwit Gen who eagerly anticipated the ask. The couple arrived home after a trip to Boston (celebrating Gen’s sister’s engagement) and to Gen’s amazement, rose petals and candlelight filled their apartment. “As I continued to walk, there were more petals, candles, champagne and chocolates,” Gen says. “Todd got down on his knee and engaged we were.”

THE WEDDING Todd introduced Gen to Park City while visiting his family’s vacation home. When it came to choosing the wedding venue, an outdoor ceremony with sensational views for a small guest list—only 50—was a must, and

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THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Carla Boecklin,

Deer Valley’s Montage fit the bill. “[April] is so unique. It’s the last month you can ski—but the best part is—you can ski in shorts,” Gen says. “We loved that while some guests went skiing others went golfing.”

Park City VENUE, CATERING, CAKE AND AFTER PARTY: Montage, Deer Valley PLANNER: Rachel Derman Events,

Park City FLORALS AND TABLE RENTALS:

Decoration Inc., SLC TRANSPORTATION: All Resort Group,

Park City

THE MOOD “We didn’t want the wedding to be trendy or too busy,” Gen says of the duo’s commitment to host a weekend full of activities and gatherings. A minimal black-and-white palette performed as a subtle backdrop to the scenic mountainside and views. “We wanted the wedding to be about all of the love and support we have in our lives, and to throw a beautiful and awesome party for everyone.”

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Hayley Govi at Montage, Deer Valley RENTALS: Montage, Deer Valley ENTERTAINMENT: Oskar & Julia; DJ Dolph REHEARSAL DINNER: Blue Sky Ranch, Wanship

THE MENU “We wanted people to love their food,” Gen explains. “Many of our guests said what we were hoping to hear: ‘This was the best wedding food I’ve ever had.’” Appetizers included Brie, garlic and strawberry tartare, Captain Crunch chicken nuggets, honey-mustard tenderloin tip au poivre tartlet, and prosciutto-wrapped scallops with sage. Cobb salad proceeded pre-selected entrees of seared Chilean sea bass, Wagyu short rib, chicken breast or eggplant fritter.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “After we were married, we walked down the aisle and had this moment by ourselves when we just looked at one another and started to tear up,” Genevieve says. “We were absolutely thrilled, excited and just totally taken with one another.”

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GLAMOUR ON THE MOUNTAIN

Danielle Kasirer & Jaime Schwartz THE ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY, PARK CITY 7.3.16 Photographs by LOGAN WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE COUPLE Jaime (a plastic surgeon) and Danielle (a preschool teacher) met on a blind date. The Los Angelenos dated for seven months before Jaime popped the question over the Fourth of July weekend. He proposed to Danielle with Champagne and roses in the same spot they subsequently were married a year later: The St. Regis Deer Valley.

THE WEDDING “Deer Valley holds a special place in my heart,” says Danielle. “My family has been going there for over 20 years.” Danielle and Jaime hosted a welcome dinner at St. Regis’ Deer Crest Club on Friday. On Saturday, all guests attended the Deer Valley Music Festival (featuring the Utah Symphony) and after the concert, everyone enjoyed drinks, dessert and


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THE DETAILS

dancing at The Spur on Park City’s Main Street. Sunday's ceremony included religious articles that belonged to their grandfathers. “We had two talitot that belonged to both of my late grandfathers to adorn the top of the chuppah,” Danielle says. “And we used Jaime's late grandfather's tallit to be wrapped in.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: Logan Walker, SLC WEDDING PLANNER: Soirée Productions, Park City CATERING AND VENUE: The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City FLOWERS: Artisan Bloom, Draper RENTALS: Soirée Productions, Park City CAKE: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy VIDEOGRAPHY: Ryan Hinman, Draper DRESS: Ines Di Santo, Lovella Bridal, Glendale, California RINGS: XIV Beverly Hills, California INVITATIONS: JAM Invitations, Beverly Hills, California ENTERTAINMENT: The Party Crashers via Green Light

Booking, Pleasant Grove

THE MOOD “We wanted an elegant rustic theme,” Danielle explains. Dahlias, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus and blushing brides decorated centerpieces and bouquets. Five crystal chandeliers dangled from the rafters of a clear-sided tent, and candle-filled hurricanes flickered on the tops of long farm tables.  

THE CUISINE The wedding night menu offered elegant kosher-style cuisine including entree selections of Koosharem Valley Utah trout, seared tofu and mushroom ravioli.

THE TUNES Danielle’s three-year-old son Oliver played a large part in the festivities. “Jaime and I considered the wedding to be about the three of us becoming a family,” Danielle says. “Because of that, Oliver had a part in our first dance and he was lifted up on a chair during the horah. That was his favorite part.” The Party Crashers, a local band, performed live. Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” introduced the newlyweds’ first dance.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “The first look,” Jaime describes. “I didn’t realize how emotional it would be.”

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UPTOWN CLASSIC

Jasmine Lynch & Erik Nilsson SALT LAKE LDS TEMPLE & UTAH STATE CAPITOL 5.7.16 Photographs by GIDEON PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE Jasmine and Erik met through mutual friends when they were sophomores at the University of Utah. “The first official date was a Greek date night that his fraternity, Sigma Chi, hosted in the fall at the Utah State Fair,” Jasmine says. Two and half years later, Erik popped the question one evening in his parent’s garden. “The whole backyard was lit up with twinkle lights and photos of us. A trail of lanterns led to a gazebo at the back of the property. He walked me to it and then from the house came our dog, Beau. The ring was tied to his collar!”

THE WEDDING “I really wanted to hold our dinner and reception somewhere that had a grand feeling unlike anywhere else in the state,” Jasmine says about selecting the Utah State Capitol building for their May wedding. The ceremony was held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Salt Lake City Temple and then the couple hosted a private dinner and open reception in the Capitol’s rotunda.

THE MOOD “I didn’t want a specific theme,” Jasmine states. “I wanted everything to be cohesive through color tones of whites and creams. Simple and elegant.” The mother of the bride designed the bridesmaids’ gowns and bridesmaids made succulent pots for favors.

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THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Gideon Photography, St. George WEDDING PLANNER: Leslie Dawn Events, SLC CATERING: Marvelous Catering, Provo CAKE: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy CEREMONY SITE: Salt Lake LDS Temple, SLC RECEPTION SITE: Utah State Capitol, SLC FLOWERS: Sax Romney, SLC RENTALS: Diamond Rental, SLC FLOWER WALL: Blissful Charm, Bluffdale RINGS: Sierra West Jewelers, Orem INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas GOWN: Alta Moda Boutique, SLC SUITS: Men’s Warehouse, Murray ENTERTAINMENT: Gold Standard, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: David Perry, South Jordan BEAUTY: Vivian Makeup Artistry, SLC

BOTTOM LEFT: Bride Jasmine (center) with bridesmaids Talus James, Brenda Strand, Whitnee Stebbins, Sydney Lynch, Sophie Lynch, Lismore Nebeker, Nora Alnajjar, Taylor Cannon

THE CUISINE “Marvelous Catering from Provo was incredible,” Jasmine says. They served Erik’s mother’s “Famous Pink Salad,” which refers to the color of the dressing. The main course included pan-seared herb chicken or New York strip roast with sides of mashed potatoes, asparagus spears and dinner rolls. A four-tier cake featuring layers of raspberry swirl, chocolate, vanilla and coconut rounded out the menu.

THE TUNES Live band Gold Standard played classic crooner-style tunes with Sinatra-esque vocals, drums, sax and flute.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “Looking out across the rotunda at everyone’s tables during dinner,” Erik explains. “I felt incredible love and support from our family and friends.”

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DIA DE PACHAMAMA

Laura Vernon & Iain Elliott HIGH STAR RANCH K AMAS 8.1.15

Photographs by ERIN K ATE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE Laura and Iain met online when they were both living in San Francisco. Eighteen months later, Iain (a soonto-be resident physician) proposed to Laura (a retail brand manager) in their new home of Utah. “Three weeks after finding out we were moving to Utah, we met in Salt Lake to explore our future hometown,” Laura says. “Iain led me on a hike to the Living Room on Bonneville Shore Trail and proposed as we overlooked the city where we would build a new life together.”

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casual and relaxed setting,” Laura says. “And we chose the date [Aug. 1] as it is Dia de Pachamama—Mother Earth Day in traditional Incan culture—and we felt it would be a great intention for our life together.”

THE MOOD Grassy fields and soaring mountains provided the ceremony’s natural décor. Invitations suggested “prairie formal” attire. “We decided to have the ceremony on the hillside to create an intentional connection with nature,” Laura explains. “There was no seating, just all of our loved ones and extended family surrounding us in a half circle for the ceremony.”


THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Erin Kate Photography, Park City CATERING: Done to Your Taste, Park City VENUE: High Star Ranch, Kamas FLOWERS: Tinge Floral, SLC RENTALS: Diamond Rentals, SLC RENTALS: Pink Hippo Vintage Rental, Park City RINGS: Brilliant Earth, brilliantearth.com MAKEUP: Versa Artistry, SLC ALTERATIONS: Tissue Fine Fabrics, SLC INVITATIONS: Makr, makr.com TRANSPORTATION: Red Star Transportation GOWN AND SUITS: J.Crew at City Creek, SLC BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Zara, Anthropologie, J.Crew ENTERTAINMENT: Metro Music Club

THE CUISINE “I am a fish-eating vegetarian and Iain is a meat eater,” Laura says. “We offered a robust buffet menu accommodating both.” Laura and Iain baked the double-dark-chocolate carrot cake that they cut into and served a vegan carrot cake from Whole Foods to guests.

THE TUNES Laura and Iain invited their friends to provide the music for the ceremony. “Our good friends sang and played

‘This Train is Bound for Glory’ as we all walked down to the reception. For the party, Metro Music Club brought the house down. We knew our guests would dance up a storm in the barn,” Laura says of their “killer music.”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “Holding Iain’s hand,” Laura says. “And being surrounded by family and friends, overwhelmed with emotions, laughing, crying and my face being stuck in a constant ear-to-ear grin.”

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FALLING FAST

Christina Vaca & Ryan Pelo STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE DEER VALLEY 11.7.15 Photographs by JAMY BEECHER AND NICOLE SWENSON FOR SPARKLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE COUPLE Salt Lake residents Christina and Ryan met in Chicago while attending Northwestern University for their doctorates in physical therapy. After five years of dating, Ryan proposed during a vacation with his family at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

THE WEDDING Before moving to Utah, Christina and Ryan planned their wedding from Chicago. “I had always dreamed of a late-fall or early-winter wedding, but in Chicago, that meant it would be have to be indoors,” Christina says. “I had fallen in love with the mountains on our previous trips to Utah.” Two days before the wedding, they treated the bridal party to a tour of Olympic Park, where they met athletes from the World Cup

Skeleton Team. The Riverhorse hosted a rehearsal dinner.

THE MOOD “Stein Eriksen Lodge offered everything we could wish for, from the outstanding service, an outdoor ceremony with the mountains as our backdrop—as well as the ability to have all of our guests within a close proximity at the mid-mountain resort,” Christina explains. “The ballroom has a glass-paneled wall that opens up to a perfect view of the mountains. This was critical for the balance of elegance and rustic lodge flare.”

THE CUISINE Passed hors d’oeuvres included smokedsalmon mousse, Creminelli salami, fried artichoke hearts, Maine crab cakes, Kobe-


THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sparkle Photography, Park City WEDDING PLANNER: Soirée Productions, Park City CATERING AND VENUE: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City FLOWERS: Artisan Bloom, Draper HAIR AND MAKEUP: Paula Dahlberg, SLC RENTALS: Soirée Productions, Park City GOWN: Modern Trousseau, Bella Bridal Salon, Oakbrook,

Illinois (available at Alta Moda Bridal, SLC) SUITS: Brooks Brothers (available at City Creek, SLC) BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Jenny Yoo (available at Gateway Bridal, SLC) ENTERTAINMENT: Craig Chambers, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: Nathan Pickett Films, Layton

BELOW: Bridesmaids Kristine Buchler, Brittany Kauscher, Katie Pelo, Rachel Vaca; Father of the Bride Robert Vaca

beef short ribs and pork belly. The dinner menu featured mushroom soup and heirloom tomato arugula salad with a choice of tenderloin and sea bass, rack of lamb and shrimp or wild mushroom vegetable risotto. A taco cart offered late-night party nosh.

THE TUNES DJ Craig Chambers emceed the evening music list that included Kodaline’s “The One” for Christina and Ryan’s first dance.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “From inside, I watched our photographer position Ryan for our first look,” Christina recalls. “Instead of feeling nervous, I felt this overwhelming sense of calm knowing that the man that I love unconditionally and who had supported me over the past seven years was going to become my husband.”

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LIFE IS SWEET

THE COUPLE

Shae O’Brien & Sam Orchard

Shae and Sam met at a karaoke night their freshman year at Utah State University. They dated for a few months before Sam left on an LDS mission. Shae, too, went on a mission, but the couple reunited “right where we left off,” Shae says. Sam sealed the deal when he proposed to Shae at her Big Cottonwood family cabin.

SALT LAKE CITY LDS TEMPLE AND PRIVATE RESIDENCE 6.3.16

THE WEDDING “My whole life, I’ve dreamed of having a summer wedding and getting married in the Salt Lake City Temple,” Shae says. Sam’s uncle performed the LDS Temple sealing in June.

Photographs by MIKKI PL AT T

THE MOOD Shae’s family hosted the reception at their home. “I [also] wished for a fairy tale wedding,” Shae continues. “Having it in my childhood backyard just made it that much more special.” Wedding colors included cream, navy, pink and orange.

THE CUISINE Sam opts for meats, but Shae prefers salads. Menu items included a mix of their favorites like tri-tip sandwiches and salads, mixed berry salads, macaroni and cheese and sweet-potato fries—deep fried on the spot for guests. But the dessert

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table stole the show. “My Grandpa Lee, who passed away a few years ago, owned Lee’s Donuts in Ogden,” Shae explains. “We used his big shop sign and displayed a photo of him when he was younger making donuts.” They served maple bars, donut holes, sprinkle donuts, whoopie pies, soft-serve ice cream, watermelon sours, gum balls and a three-tiered cake featuring layers of poppy seed, coconut, and red velvet and chocolate.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “Before dancing, the DJ introduced the wedding party,” Shae recalls. “Each groomsmen walked in with a bridesmaid, then did a fun dance move. Then, hearing the DJ announce us as Mr. and Mrs. Sam Orchard made the day so real.”

ABOVE: Shae (center) with bridesmaids Katie Morris, Rachel Diederich, Breann Hilton, Brin O’Brien, Morgan Perkins, Kate Orchard and Karli Koelliker

THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Mikki Platt, SLC CEREMONY SITE: Salt Lake LDS Temple RECEPTION SITE: Private residence FLOWERS: St. Thomas Floral, SLC RENTALS: Alpine Event Rentals, Provo LINEN RENTALS: La Tavola, Napa, California CATERING: Cubby’s, SLC DESERT: Daylight Donuts, Murray; Cakes de Fleur, SLC ICE CREAM MACHINE: Yummy Soft Serve, SLC RINGS: J. Brooks Jewelers, SLC GOWN: The Perfect Dress, Holladay ALTERATIONS: Cheryl Fennel, 801-918-1628 SUITS: Bespoke Custom Clothing, SLC BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Katie Waltman, SLC INVITATIONS: Maria Hackett, mhackettcards@gmail.com LIGHTING: Moon Light Holiday Lighting, Orem VIDEOGRAPHY: Jenny Flynn, SLC

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ROMANTIC RANCH LIFE

Cailley Chakeen & Andrew Tonn

SUNDANCE MOUNTAIN RESORT 10.3.15 Photographs by JESSICA WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE Long before Cailley and Drew settled into a newlywed life operating their own farm, Harris Buttes Ranch in Montana, mutual friends introduced the two Salt Lake City dwellers. Three years later, Drew proposed after a skinny dip—yes, a skinny dip—in an isolated Montana pool in Swan Valley. “Before climbing out of the water, Drew politely turned his back so that I could dash to my pile of clothes waiting behind a large boulder,” Cailley recalls. “After I emerged and got dressed, Drew was waiting on one knee. There I was, soaking wet with no makeup and wearing Tevas. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

THE WEDDING Early in their courtship, Cailley and Drew attended the annual Sundance Harvest Market. “At one point, Drew turned to me and said, ‘I could see myself getting married here.’” Not surprisingly, autumn set the stage for their October wedding years later. “Drew’s roots are in the West and ranching, while my background is more urban and formal,” says Cailley, explaining the event’s Southwestern elegant vibe. “We wanted to capture the rustic, western feel authentic to Sundance, but maintain the traditional elegance imperative to such an important event.”

THE MOOD To add Southwestern flair to the formality of tuxedos and gowns, Cailley and her bridesmaids wrapped themselves in patterned camp shawls and Cailley danced the night away in turquoise cowboy boots. Cailley’s favorite Pendleton blanket inspired the

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event’s color palette. “We featured authentic elements from Drew’s heritage including cattle brands, spurs, rope and deer antlers from the ranch,” Cailley describes. “The overall look and feel was warm, unique and authentic.”

THE CUISINE The menu featured beef short ribs catered by Sundance Resort. “We chose this entrée because Drew is a cattle rancher,” Cailley says. “Beef was a must.” Sundance served crème brulee after dinner and cupcakes along with late-night, post-dancing pizza.

THE TUNES Rosco String Quartet and Metro Music Club provided the entertainment. The couple danced to Rascal Flatts’ “My Wish.”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “Watching Cailley walk down the aisle as the sun shined down for the first time that day,” Drew says, describing the sun’s welcome arrival after a full day of rain. “She looked up toward the heavens and smiled the biggest smile.”

THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Jessica White Photography, SLC WEDDING PLANNER: Petal Pixie, SLC CATERING AND VENUE: Sundance Mountain Resort,

Sundance FLOWERS: Petal Pixie, SLC RENTALS: Alpine Event Rentals, Provo RINGS: Tresor Jewelers, SLC PAPER: Ashley’s Custom Stationery, Hinsdale, Illinois GOWN: Vera Wang, Chicago, Illinois SUITS: The Black Tux, Santa Monica, California ENTERTAINMENT: Metro Music Club, SLC; Rosco String

Quartet, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: Nathan Pickett Films, SLC OFFICIANT: Rev. Anita J. Gordon, SLC

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from the experts

INSPIRATIONS Fun, flirty and fresh. Local pros weigh in on what’s to come in wedding trends: courtyard glamour, villa splendor and winter elegance.

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Tropical Punch

Some couples may scurry at the thought of hosting a toasty, midsummer fling in Salt Lake City, but others revel in it—take the Fuse Weddings & Events team, for example. Teaming with photographer Elisha Braithwaite, Fuse planners Mara Marian and Kandace Reader take inspiration from the hot style and luxury of Palm Springs. Photographs by ELISHA BRAITHWAITE

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BOOK A HOT SPOT Say ‘I do’ to poolside glamour. Here, Grand America Hotel’s pool courtyard beams with grandiose luxury. A contemporary backyard or country club can offer the same manicured elegance. Readymade décor including chaise lounges and patio umbrellas create at-ease spots for sipping iced cocktails.

TAP INTO OLD HOLLYWOOD Palm Springs’ claim to fame began in the 1960s as a getaway for Hollywood A-listers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe. This influenced the resort town’s nowfamous botanical greens and patio glamour (think Slim Aarons’ “Poolside Gossip”). Here Kartellstyle ghost chairs, vintage jewelry and gold-star invitations tap into the same retro luxury.

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF Palm paradise in Utah? Why not? The banana leaf pattern became a Hollywood icon in the 1940s when it wallpapered the interior of The Beverly Hills Hotel. Naturally, its influence in interior design, fashion and accessories traveled with Hollywood celebs to Palm Springs. How to use this green-leafed pattern in weddings? “If you incorporate any really literal element—in our case the table linen—keep everything

VENUE: Grand America Hotel, SLC PLANNING AND DESIGN: FUSE Weddings

& Events, SLC PHOTOGRAPHER: Elisha Braithwaite, SLC HAIR AND MAKEUP: Lesley Lind, SLC FLORALS AND CHAIR RENTALS:

Decoration Inc., SLC TABLE RENTALS: Diamond Rental, Murray PAPER GOODS: Ann Elizabeth, SLC GOWN: Harlow Brides, SLC LINENS: Creative Coverings MODEL: Sierra Dawn Thomas, Black Crown Models Agency, Midvale

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else cohesive, but less literal,” says Mara Marian of Fuse. “For instance, I wouldn’t want to have the bride holding a palm-leaf bouquet or add a palm-leaf menu to the table design.”

MAKE IT MODERN Throwbacks are okay for Thursdays, but not for wedding fashion. Give retro an updated and upscale look with a modern head-to-toe look. A two-piece halter-top gown, floral crown, and sensuous hair and makeup bring a city-chic vibe.

KEEP IT BALANCED “I love that Amanda with Decoration Inc. opted to mix the palm and tropical blooms with more traditional blooms for a softer, less-themed feel,” says Marian, referencing vibrant orchids and punchy pink garden roses. Flamingo pink linen napkins visually connect with the table’s exotic flower lineup of gloriosa lilies, roses, orchids and dahlias.

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Chill Factor

Think wintertime isn’t ideal for a wedding? Think again. Photographer D’Arcy Benincosa and stylist Lacy Geary reveal their favorite ways to work Mother Nature’s snowy—albeit wet and cold—blanket. Photographs by D’ARCY BENINCOSA

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When Jack Frost nips at your nose, ‘tis the season for celebration. “Winter is family,” photographer D’Arcy Benincosa says. “Wintertime is full of that special feeling of giving and love. Winter weddings are stunning because you can make them such family-based affairs.” Families also happen to be on vacation from school or work. Need another reason to celebrate in the winter months? The snowy season provides lower vendor pricing due to supply and demand, plus decreased décor costs—since much of it is already on display.

“To ensure for a warm and welcoming table, I use different types of candle light plus warmer tones in the florals,” stylist Lacy Geary suggests. “Deep gray, plum and silvery greens are great tones to add warmth and invitation.” Geary also displays copper metallic elements in the place settings. “This adds in another texture, and doesn’t feel quite as harsh as silver, against a white backdrop.”

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IMPROVE FACE SHOTS We’re not talking about skiing in kneedeep powder. “Photographing in the snow is one of the best things about a winter wedding because you have the clearest skin tones you can imagine,” Benincosa says. “Most couples love being in green trees, but what they don’t understand, from a light perspective, is that the green trees often cast grey tones on their skin.”

BUNDLE UP To keep warm, have a maid of honor or mother of the bride on hand to help. “In between shots, we would put an oversized, wool cloak on our bride and she had on big winter boots under her dress that you’d never notice,” Benincosa reveals. “Plus, every 15 minutes we took a break to warm up.” Worth the hassle? She says yes. “When the snow is that lovely, you can get several shots very quickly.”

MESSY HAIR? DON’T CARE. Speaking of family, hair and makeup artist April Benincosa agrees with sister D’Arcy when it comes to snow-filled affairs. “It’s very romantic to get married in the winter,” she says. Inspired by the rustic backdrop, Benincosa styles a messy, romantic braid with subdued makeup. “Her makeup is very soft to showcase her flawless skin and eyes. Skin naturally gets pink from the cold so I went with blush colors.”

THE DETAILS STYLING: Lacy Geary, Raleigh, North Carolina PHOTOGRAPHY: D’Arcy Benincosa, SLC FLORALS: La Fete, SLC DRESS: Leanne Marshall, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC VEIL: Girl and A Serious Dream, Gainesville, Florida HAIR AND MAKEUP: April Benincosa, SLC PAPER: Paper Birch Designs, Raleigh, North Carolina RIBBON: Silk & Willow, Hudson Valley, New York PLATES: Handmade Studio TN, Nashville, Tennessee MODELS: Sarah Parry, Michael McColley

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Vibrant Villa

Bold is back and braver than ever. Megan Chytraus of Perfect Statement and photographer Claire Marika reveal the how-tos of a hosting a red-hot fiesta. Photographs by CL AIRE MARIK A

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What better season than spring to roll out the red carpet for a Latin American-inspired scene boasting bright hues and whimsical patterns? “I love this color-packed playfulness,” says designer Megan Chytraus of Perfect Statement. “What a blast to play with vibrant colors and patterns. Plus, it’s so different from the clean and simple palettes we’ve seen in the past few years.”

“Open your pinata to find your seat.” Bet’cha never heard that one before. Chytraus prompts guests to their seats with mini pull-string “pinatas”—white paper lanterns, actually— dressed with streamers and ribbons. Names written in calligraphy formalize the tone a bit, while keeping the look fun and casual.

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GET PRICKLY Move over succulents, here come the cacti. Succulents are enjoying their moment, but cacti—like rabbit ear, prickly pear and echinocactus—take a tablescape to the next level. “We created the fun and playful feeling of a bright Mexican fiesta without compromising on the romantic and classic style details a couple would want for their wedding,” says Chytraus of her workwith Sax Romney florist Ed Kubicek. Textural blossoms including dahlia, aster, thistle and pincushion protea boost the lively mood.

STAY FOCUSED With so much color, pattern and texture, how does one avoid a cluttered clash? “Choose your focal points,” Chytraus says. “Using a simple canvas—like the simple wooden table here—allows more room for smaller components, such

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as the place settings, to stand out.� Setting the scene, the Springville Museum of Art provides an elegant, easy-on-the-eyes backdrop.

CHANGE IT UP Sure, you can use one gown to take a bride from entrance to exit, but why not have three? Chytraus suggests a simple backless gown for the ceremony, a vibrant red dress for the reception, and a sassy short dress for the send-off.

THE DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: Claire Marika, Sandy DESIGN: Perfect Statement, SLC INVITATIONS: Lynn and Lou, SLC FLORAL DESIGNER: Sax Romney, SLC VENUE: Springville Museum of Art,

Springville CAKE: Vanilla House Bakery, Mapleton MODEL: Daisy Piedra HAIR AND MAKEUP: Pretty Edgy, SLC

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fashion, food, flowers

FEATURES Forget the fluff. An unforgettable wedding arouses every sense: sight, taste, smell, touch and sound. Take a deep breath and revel in mountain vistas, artisanal cuisine and luxurious textiles.

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Easy-breezy gowns for the spirited, sun-kissed bride Photographs by BRUSHFIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

“THE MOUNTAINS are calling and I must go,” said John Muir in his most famous quote. Every year, the indisputable romance of mountain life lures engaged couples to Utah from all over the country. These wanderers and outdoor thrill-seekers celebrate our canyon breezes, grassy slopes and vast views. It may seem challenging to compete with

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all this mountain majesty, but with the right head-to-toe look, a bride shines through. High-altitude style calls for lightweight gown fabrics, jaw-dropping jewels and messyhair-don’t-care beauty. What better place to showcase this spirited attitude—luxe yet carefree—than Deer Valley Resort’s Empire Canyon Lodge and Cushing’s Cabin.


Silk lace gown with jewel neckline, crisscross back and slit skirt, $2,574, Chantell Lauren, SLC

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Think Pink Gone are the days when white and cream are the only wedding day options. Paired with a bouquet of anemones, astilbe, fern and roses, blush-hued gowns steal the scene year-round. Sarah Janks column gown trellised with laser-cut flowers and beaded floral motifs, and crepe silk slip underlay, $3,030, Avenia Bridal, Orem; bouquet by Scenemakers, SLC

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Pop The Champagne We’re not talking bubbly, either. This golden color proves that beige is anything but boring. Plus, it pairs well with dramatic cascades of cymbidium orchids, hanging amaranthus, grasses and pomegranates. Guipure lace overlay with scallop detail and chiffon skirt with champagne lining, $2,145, Chantel Lauren, SLC; bouquet by Artisan Bloom, Draper

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Channel Your Inner Goddess No lace. No beads. No problem. This simple sheath walks down the aisle, then waltzes into the reception with uncomplicated elegance. Phalaenopsis orchids add interest and a pop color. Chiffon gown with gathered natural waistline and v-neckline with rhinestone shoulder straps, $425, Gateway Bridal, SLC; bouquet by Artisan Bloom, Draper

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Cap It Caps sleeves and crew necks aren’t only reserved for the modest bride. Here, sheer peek-a-boo lace exposes just the right amount of skin, keeping the look flirty and fun. Guipure lace applique on a Chantilly lace bodice with delicate cap sleeves, an open keyhole back, column skirt and chapel train, Rose Garden by Ivy and Aster, $1,740, Harlow Brides, SLC; O.C. Tanner Collection Asscher cut diamond and platinum engagement ring, $11,000, Penny Preville diamond bangle, $7,695, and Kwiat white gold in-and-out diamond hoop earrings, $24,300, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City

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Think Back... Imagine walking down that aisle in a halter neck gown, only to reveal a stunning strappy back once you’ve reached the altar. A loose updo is a must to showcase the gown’s wow-factor. Silk lace gown with jewel neckline, crisscross back and slit skirt, $2,574, Chantell Lauren, SLC; ; Roberto Coin Golden Gate teardrop 18k yellow gold earrings, $3,100, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC

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...To Back. A boho dream. Easy-towear—and easy-to-hike-upthe-hillside—silk and tulle make the perfect pairing of comfort and elegance. Instead of ribbon, scissorcut raw silk wraps a bouquet filled with air plants, thistle and lamb’s ear. Silk crepe bodice with pleated cap sleeve, low back with bow detail (not shown) plus soft silk tulle skirt, $2,050, Chantell Lauren, SLC; bouquet by Artisan Bloom, Draper

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Easy Does It A classic gown is always a good choice, but heels and hiking are not a match made in heaven. Ditch the stilettos and go for comfortable pair of kicks. Soft chiffon over satin gown with natural waist, butterfly sleeves, ruched sash and pleated skirt, $900, Alyse’s Bridal, Orem; Gladiator sandals, $38, Called to Surf, Orem

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Sun Worshipping Nothing says “let’s party” like a dress with bare shoulders, exaggerated ruffles and a highlow hem. Add oversized sunnies and this two-piece brings sass and class to a casual wedding or rehearsal dinner. Swan by VGY Collection top, $70, skirt, $77, Farasha, Park City; Dior sunglasses, $180, Name Droppers, SLC

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Grand Slam Worried an outside soirée can’t handle a little glam? Bring it. There’s no shortage of style with a rouge lips, voluminous curls and a lace bordering a chiffon and tulle skirt and train. Non-beaded lace V-neck front neckline with sheer lace bateau back neckline, low V satin back with chiffon sheath skirt accented with sheer tulle godets and lace appliques, $1,135, Gateway Bridal, SLC

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Make a Statement 1. O.C. Tanner Collection Asscher cut diamond and platinum engagement ring, $11,000* 2. Jade Trau six-prong solitaire, $19,400*; Roberto Coin diamond crisscross ring in white, yellow and rose gold, $3,100* 3. Monica Rich Kosaan kaleidoscope necklace, $4,700* and telescope pendant $2,470*; Fur, $400, Name Droppers, SLC 4. Kwiat white gold in-and-out diamond hoop earrings, $24,300* 5. Pendant necklace, $68, Allyse’s Bridal, Orem; Casablanca gown, $975, Gateway Bridal, SLC 6. Rahaminov cushion cut diamond ring in rose gold with pave diamond shank, $50,000*; Roberto Coin New Barocco earrings rose gold with black and brown diamonds, $3,700* 7. Penny Preville diamond bangles, $7,695*; O.C. Tanner Collection Asscher cut diamond and platinum engagement ring, $11,000*; chunky moto bracelet, $64, Name Droppers, SLC 8. Roberto Coin Gate Drop earrings, $3,100*; Roberto Coin yellow gold collar, $8,900* 4

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Agricultural Wedding Locally-harvested cuisine from Utah’s top five caterers. Photographs by JESSICA WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

FARM TO TABLE isn’t new. For years, menus have boasted local food for good reasons: it is undeniably fresh, environmentally friendly (saves transportation costs) and supportive of locally-owned business.

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What is new is entire wedding menus filled top-to-bottom with locally-grown gourmet offerings, not just a single dish. From appetizers and salads to entrees and desserts, five Utah caterers prep their favorite farm-fresh dishes.


GET CHOPPIN’ “If serving fresh local foods is something you are passionate about,” says Mary Crafts-Homer, owner of Culinary Crafts, “you can actually visit some of the local farms that your caterer uses, or visit the cheese maker that supplies cheese to your caterer, or any number of local excursions your caterer may recommend. What a fun date for the foodie couple.” Mezzaluna-chopped Salad Fricasee of forest mushrooms Hearty greens Slide Ridge honey vinaigrette served on a wood plank House-made artisan bread Black pepper brioche with Utah sea salt butter paddle Pumpkin cornmeal roll with honey cranberry compound butter Rocky Mountain red trout, mesquite grilled with tomato jam Grilled local asparagus with torched pine nut butter

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GOING GREEN Maureen and Eileen Dunn of Done To Your Taste practice what they preach. “We grow Eileen’s Greens 20 feet from our kitchen door,” Maureen says of the duo’s garden that grows lettuce, arugula, spinach and corn. Their Heber location offers these chefs quick access to farms producing beef, eggs, potatoes, beets, carrots and more—most within a five minutes drive from their chopping boards. Summit County beef tenderloin Eileen’s Greens and herb chimichurri Sweet potato straw Heirloom purple corn nuts Whipped Utah potatoes infused with wild Uinta garden beets Heirloom carrot soufflé Ancient grains and sweet pea gremolata Farm succotash of corn, tomatoes, squash

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UTAH PEACH TEA Prosecco added to Eileen’s Greens fresh herb shrub with High West vodka, Bear Lake berries, ice and cucumber slices

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MARKET MARVELS “If you’re looking to source locally for your menu, spend a day at the farmer’s market,” Cuisine Unlimited’s Derek Deitsch says. “Couples can see all the different produce available from local growers.” But keep in mind seasonality, he warns. “What you see at the start of summer might not be fresh later in the year, so ask [your caterer] what will be in season leading up to your wedding day.” Micro lettuce blend with pine nuts and grape tomatoes, dried olives and wildflower-encrusted goat cheese Huckleberry spritzer with Utah honey panna cotta, raspberry compote and fresh honeycomb garnished with blueberries

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Roasted Utah elk topped with fresh huckleberry salsa with mini squash and celery-root puree, served with Champagne

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PICK OF THE SEASON “For couples wanting a local menu, I suggest summer over winter, unless they are meat and cheese lovers only,” says Colour Maisch of Blended Table. “From May to early November, we are swimming in amazing produce that lends itself to dishes like an heirloom tomato gratin that is to die for or, on the simpler side, baked peaches with a touch of marzipan and slivered almonds.” Local smoked trout on a parmesan crisp topped with a bit of pickled onion, crème fraiche and micro greens Local smoked trout served with colorful rainbow radish, crostini or warm flatbread Espresso-rubbed short rib on flatbread topped with Frog Bench Farms local greens and Drake Farms goat cheese

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PASTRY PERFECTION “Seasonal availability and budget are the main factors in selecting a farm-totable menu,” says Utah Food Services’ Pastry Chef Jewel Story. “However in the off-season, consider utilizing locallyproduced honey, nuts, preserves and dairy products, as well as smoked and pickled ingredients. Take advantage of the local coffee roasters, breweries, distilleries and wineries, too. They’re never out of season.”

Tiramisu shooters created with Alchemy Coffee’s espresso (shown) Panna cotta made with Winder Dairy cream topped with balsamic cherry compote and Ritual Chocolate crispies Pine nut shortbread crust layered with Cox Honey mousse and Heber Valley blackberry rhubarb preserves Fruit Heights stone fruit crisp with freshly churned Aggie’s ice cream Spun sugar speckled with edible flowers

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Singular Sensations Inspired by fashion’s hottest hues, five Utah florists craft their favorite bouquets. Photography & Creative Direction: HEATHER NAN Photo assistant: SARAH KNIGHT Hair and makeup: JANELLE INGRAM

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UST BECAUSE flowers capture every imaginable color doesn’t mean your bouquet has to. Why not build on the tints, tones and shades of a single hue? Utah Bride & Groom asked five talented floral designers to do exactly that, each creating a monochromatic bouquet that’s as dynamic and dramatic as any rainbow arrangement carried down the aisle.

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cabernet “You can really focus on texture and foliage with monochromatic colors,” explains Soil & Stem’s Nicole Land, who just recently returned from a floral workshop in New Zealand. “You don’t need a green-base bouquet. This plum branch is that special element you can’t buy.” Ornamental plum foliage—foraged straight from Land’s garden—not only adds a shade of burgundy, but it also shapes the entire bouquet comprised of peonies, ranunculus, roses, carnations, heather and hellebore. “I love the diagonal feel of the shape,” she says. “It’s meant to be held comfortably at an angle, to cascade comfortably at her side or in front of her.” Ivy Gown, $3,350, Harlow Brides, SLC; Rahaminov Diamond Melee Studs in white gold, $14,160, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City

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buttercup Take it from the Parisians: Don’t overdo it. “There’s an art to arranging,” says Shelly Huynh of Orchid Dynasty, who just returned from Paris, “but I’m not doing anything over-manipulative.” Huynh’s approach is simple, yet yields bouquet wow factor. She heads to her 9th & 9th neighborhood greenhouse to find the stars of her bouquet—lime green phalaenopsis orchids. “When going monochromatic, it’s good to have

Karen Willis Holmes Spandastic slip, $1,082, and Karen Willis Holmes Tillie overlay cropped top, $709, all Harlow Brides, SLC; Roberto Coin Princess Earrings with diamonds in yellow and white gold, $3,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City

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something darker for depth. A transition color like the green phalaenopisis with its white lip and yellow center jumps and blends the colors together.” Blue Star fern and hand fern partner with traditional European garden blooms, including peonies, daffodils, French tulips, ranunculi, hellabores, bearded iris, viburnum and garden spray roses.


solar power “Mixture and placement of blooms is key,” says Jessica St. Thomas of St. Thomas Floral. She blends electric oranges and sunny golds in her monochromatic display using classically romantic blooms such as ranunculus, traditional roses, garden roses, zinnias and rose buds. “I love color,” she says. “Some people shy away from color because it can look cheesy fast.” Instead of forcing every color of a wedding palette into a bouquet, she suggests editing the arrangement to just one. Once a single hue is chosen, keep it small. “My brides this year have been asking for something smaller; they don’t want an oversized bouquet.” Leanne Marshal Lorelei gown, $3,390, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Roberto Coin Princess Earrings with diamonds in yellow and white gold, $3,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City; Roberto Coin Princess Flower Bracelet with diamonds in yellow gold, $1,930, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City

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bellflower Heather, lilac, wisteria, orchid, thistle and bellflower. With their naturally alluring hues, it’s no wonder these flowers are names of shades of soft purple. “With the range of colors flying off the runways, I’m so happy to finally see color in weddings,” La Fete’s Allison Baddley says. The plannerslash-designer showcases a bouquet filled with tree peonies, frilly tulips, clematis, frittilaria, anemone, lilac, sweet peas, scabiosa, iris, French lavender, allium, thistle and columbine. “I prefer to focus on one element—such as a couple’s favorite color or a detail from a venue like wood or leather—and weave it throughout the wedding, much like an interior designer does to a home,” Baddley says. But what about those brides hung up on a multi-colored wedding? “Even when a bride says, my colors are navy, pink and white, I try to focus on one of these colors as a focal point.” Leanne Marshall Michaela gown, $3,350, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC

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Elizabeth Dye Genevieve gown, $2,400, Harlow Brides, SLC; Penny Preville Oval Diamond and Moonstone Earrings in rose gold, $6,165, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City

ballerina Pink and blushing brides go hand-in-hand. Tinge Floral’s Ashley Beyer chooses this demure palette—combining foxgloves, astilbe, ranunculus, peonies, Distant Drum shrub roses, cottage yarrow, blueberries, Sally Holmes heirloom roses, heucherella and spirea foliage for a signature look. “I tend to be attracted to blooms and foliage that feel softer and are more approachable,” says Beyer, who uses peaches and mauves for depth and dimension. The best news about the bridal blush? It’s no longer limited to spring and summer weddings. “You can use Juliet garden roses— which are similar to peonies—year-round. Pink is really unexpected for fall or winter. I love pinks with darker foliage like persimmon or plum.”

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Jenny Yoo skirt, $395, Karen Willis Holmes Spandastic slip, $1,082, and Karen Willis Holmes Tillie overlay cropped top, $709, all Harlow Brides, SLC; Roberto Coin Princess Earrings with diamonds in yellow and white gold, $3,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC and Park City Model: Annie Desantis

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SOURCES UP FRONT Frontmatter, page 13-31 Austen Diamond, austendiamond.com, Brushfire Photography, brushfirephotography.com; Elisha Braithwaite, elishabraithwaite.com; Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com; Holly Addi, hollyaddi.com and artehauscollectif.com; Kate Osborne, kateosbornephotography.com; Jessica White, jessicawhitephotography. com; Lesley Lind, lesleylind.com; Lindsey Shaun, lindseyshaun.com PROPOSALS Small Wonders, page 33 Heather Nan Photography, heathernanphoto.com; Tinge Floral, tingefloral.com Pucker Up, page 34 Cheers and Swizzles, cheersandswizzles.com; Adam Finkle Photography, ajfphoto.com; Williams Sonoma at Trolley Square, trolleysquare.com; Wish, wishparkcity.com Shop Talk, page 36 Apt 202, apt202boutique.com;  New Orientation, neworientation.com; Tabula Rasa, tabularasastationers. com; Wish, wishparkcity.com Sheer Sophistication, page 38 Bitsy Bridal, bitsybridal.com; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com

Skin Deep, page 40 Gateway Laser Center, gatewaylasercenter.com; Tabula Rasa, tabularasastationers.com Glamp It Up, page 42 Conestoga Ranch, conestogaranch.com In the Clear, page 44 Alice Lane Home, alicelanehome.com; Container Store at Fashion Place, containerstore.com; Dara Modern, daramodern.com; Glass House, glasshouseslc.com; Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com; LMK, lmkinteriordesign.com; Osmond Design, osmonddesignsfurniture.com; Ward and Child Garden Store, facebook. com/Ward-Child-The-Garden-Store Power to the Party, page 46 Alpine Event Rentals, alpineeventrentals.com; Angela Howard Photography, angelahowardphoto.com; Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, annelizabeth.com; Artisan Bloom, artisanbloom.com; Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com; Couth Booth Photo Booth Experiences, couthbooth.com; Elements in Motion, elementsinmotionweddings.com; Esprit Raw Flowers, espritrawflowers.com; Fuse Weddings & Events, fuseweddingsandevents.com; Gold Standard Music, goldstandardmusic. com; In The Event, intheevent.com; La Caille, lacaille. com; Southern Wine & Spirits, southernwine.com; Uinta Brewing Company, uintabrewing.com; Voodoo Productions, voodooproductions.info

GALLERIES Sign Up, page 50 Michelle Leo Events, michelleleoevents.com; Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com; Britt Chudleigh, chudleighweddings.com; Pepper Nix, peppernix.com Dressed for Success, page 54 Beckett & Robb, beckettrobb.com; True Gentlemen Supply, truegentlemansupply.com; Utah Woolen Mills, utahwoolenmills.com Red Rockin’, page 58 Austen Diamond, austendiamond.com; Utah Mighty 5 National Parks, us-parks.com/the-mighty-5.html DEPARTMENTS The New Nordic, page 64 Kate Osborne, kateosbornephotography.com; Arte Haus Collectif, artehauscollectif.com; Esprit Raw Flowers, espritrawflowers.com; Harlow Brides, harlowbrides. com; Refine Studio, refine-studio.com; Tulie Bakery, tuliebakery.com; H&M at Fashion Place, fashionplace. com; Niya Models, niyamodels.com; West Elm at City Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com; Urban Outfitters at City Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com; CB2, cb2.com Monochromatic Magic, page 68 Lindsey Shaun, lindseyshaun.com; Amber Reverie, amberreverie.com; Adorn Company, adorncompany. com; Autumn Rentals, autumnrentals.com; Cuisine Unlimited, cuisineunlimited.com; Flour and Flourish,

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flourandflourishcake.com; Hair and makeup by Steph, airandmakeupbysteph.com; Harlow Brides, harlowbrides.com; Loom and Kiln, loomandkiln.com; Taylor Custom Rings, taylorcustomrings.com; The Land of Salt, thelandofsalt.com; Crate & Barrel at Fashion Place, fashionplace.com; Anthropologie at City Creek, shopcitycreekcenter.com Coming Up Daffodils, page 72 Jessica White, jessicawhitephotography.com; Amanda Schelin, Amanda Jane Events, facebook.com/BranchesEvent-Floral; The Loft Studio, jessicawhitephotography. com; Diamond Rental, diamondrental.com; Crate & Barrel at Fashion Place, fashionplace.com Two Worlds. One Wedding, page 76 Mary Malouf, saltlakemagazine.com; Jed Pearson for Andrew Paul Photography, andrewpaulphoto.com; Cupcakes by Kasthuri, cupcakesbykasthuri.com; Gallivan Hall, thegallivancenter.com; Saffron Valley, saffronvalley.com INSPIRATIONS Tropical Punch, page 110 Elisha Braithwaite, .elishabraithwaite.com; Ann Elizabeth, annelizabeth.com; Black Crown Models, blackcrownmodels.com; Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com; Decoration, decorationinc.com; Diamond Rental, diamondrental.com; Fuse Weddings & Events, fuseweddingsandevents; Grand America, grandameri-

ca.com; Harlow Brides, harlowbrides.com; Lesley Lind, lesleylind.com Chill Factor, page 114 D’Arcy Benincosa, benincosaweddings.com; April Benincosa, bellacosamuah; Girl and a Serious Dream, girlwithaseriousdream.com; Handmade Studio TN, handmadestudiotn.com; Lacy Geary, lacygeary.com; La Fete, lafetefloral.com; Leanne Marshall, leannemarshall.com; Paper Birch Designs, paperbirchdesigns. com; Silk & Willow, silkandwillow.com Vibrant Villa, page 118 Claire Marika, clairemarika.com; Lynn and Lou, lynnandloupaperco.com; Perfect Statement, perfectstatement.com; Sax Romney, sax-romney.com; Springville Museum of Art,.smofa.org; Vanilla House Bakery, vanillahousebakery.com; Pretty Edgy, facebook.com/ prettyedgyhairandlashes FEATURES Mountain High, page 124 Brushfire Photography, brushfirephotography.com; Artisan Bloom, artisanbloom.com; Avenia Bridal, aveniabridal.com; Called to Surf, calledtosurf.com; Chantell Lauren, chantellauren.com; Deer Valley Resort, deervalley.com; Farasha, farashastyle.com; Gateway Bridal & Prom, gatewaybridal.com; Harlow Brides, harlowbridal.com; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com; Allyse’s Bridal, beautifullymodest.

com; Name Droppers, shopnamedroppers.com; Lesley Lind, lesleylind.com; Scenemakers, a Modern Display Company; scenemakers.com Agricultural Wedding, page 136 Jessica White Photography, jessicawhitephotography. com; The Loft Studio, jessicawhitephotography.com; Cuisine Unlimited, cuisineunlimited.com; Culinary Crafts, culinarycrafts.com; Done To Your Taste, dtyt. events; The Blended Table, theblendedtable.com; Utah Food Services, utahfoodservices.com; Singular Sensation, page 144 Heather Nan Photography, heathernanphoto.com; Alta Moda Bridal, altamodabridal.com; Charcoal Loft, charcoalloft.com; Harlow Brides, harlowbridal.com; Janell Ingram, janelleingram.com; La Fete, lafetefloral. com; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com; Orchid Dynasty, orchiddynasty.com; St. Thomas Floral, stthomasfloraldesign.com; Soil & Stem, soilandstem. com; Tinge Floral, tingefloral.com Final Word, 168 Amangiri, aman.com/resorts/amangiri; Jessica’s Photography, jessicasphoto.com *Find Real Wedding sources within story and at utahbrideandgroom.com

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LEGEND Guest capacity Max quantity of guests. On-site The venue provides catering and bar services. Off-site For catering and bar services, the venue allows food and beverage to be brought in. If the bride and groom provide bar services, they may be subject to fees and required to supply a UDABC– certified bartender. On-site coordinator The venue has a coordinator to assist with your planning and day-of logistics.

venue

contact

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord.

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

(801) 468-1515 15thstreetgallery.com

150

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

(801) 742-3500 altalodge.com

150

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

(801) 742-3000 altaperuvian.com

Atrium 9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy

contact

The Falls 600 South 700 East, SLC

(801) 727-7232 thefallseventcenter.com

The Gallivan Center 239 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 535-6110 gallivanevents.com

2,500

The Grand Hall at The Gateway (801) 456-0008 400 W. South Temple, SLC shopthegateway.com

1,500

3,000

800

1,000

200

The Grand America Hotel 555 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6770 grandamerica.com

(801) 664-9369 atriumweddings.com

500

Heritage Gardens 2050 E. Creek Road, Sandy

(801) 944-4575 heritagegardens.com

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

(801) 363-5454 monaco-saltlakecity.com

150

Brick Room 78 W. Center Street, Provo

(385) 309-3088 brickroomprovo.com

200

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

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

500

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

(801) 456-2800 depotslc.com

885

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guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord. 500

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The Hilton, Salt Lake City Center (801) 328-2000 255 S. West Temple, SLC hilton.com The Ivy House 550 S. 600 East, SLC

(801) 792-3161 ivyhouseweddings.com

500

The Jewish Community Center (801) 581-0098 2 N. Medical Drive, SLC slcjcc.org

250

Joseph Smith Memorial Building (801) 539-3130 15 E. South Temple, SLC jsmb.com

1,200

La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy

400

(801) 942-1751 lacaille.com

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NEW FOR PETITE PARTIES:

VENETO Small space. Big flavor. Veneto restaurateurs Marco and Amy Stevanoni treat you like famiglia. The duo serves up traditional Northern Italian cuisine— think from-scratch gnocchi, Crimenelli meats and wild game—inside a dining room that feels authentically Italian.

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Le Jardin 1910 Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy

(801) 326-2511 lejardinweddings.com

The Leonardo 209 E. 500 South, SLC

(801) 531-9800 theleonardo.org

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord. 1,000 350

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord.

contact

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

Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon, SLC Louland Falls Parley’s Canyon Exit 131 on I-80W

400

1,000

(801) 272-8255 log-haven.com

400

(801) 485-3897 loulandfalls.com

200

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Magnolia Grove (801) 215-9358 1117 W. South Jordan Parkway, magnoliagroveweddings.com South Jordan

900

Market Street Grill Cottonwood (801) 947-0542 2985 E. Cottonwood Pkwy, SLC marketstreetgrill.com

200

Marriott Downtown 75 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 531-0800 marriott.com

1,200

Marriott City Center 220 S. State Street, SLC

(801) 961-8700 marriott.com

700

Marriott University Park 480 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 581-1000 marriott.com

600

McCune Mansion 200 N. Main Street, SLC

(801) 531-8866 mccunemansion.com

300

Memorial House 375 N. Canyon Road, SLC

(801) 521-7969 memorialhouse-utah.com

300

Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. SLC

(801) 278-7927 millcreekinn.com

300

Millennial Falls 12375 S. 1300 East, Draper

(801) 495-3737 millennialfalls.com

700

An urban chic downtown SLC venue, perfect for wedding events and other gatherings. Featuring menus by Utah’s most awarded caterer – Culinary Crafts. 357 W. 200 S. SLC TheTastingRoomSLC.com 801.906.8294

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NEW FOR VINTAGE ADDICTS:

BRICK ROOM

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Just a hop, skip and jump (it’s right across the street) from the Provo City Center LDS Temple, the Brick Room boasts reclaimed wood, exposed brick and a blackboard wall—an ideal backdrop for any handcrafted event. venue

contact

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Natural History Museum of UT (801) 587-5791 301 Wakara Way, SLC nhmu.utah.edu

800

Old Mill Clubhouse at Golf Course 6080 S. Wasatch Blvd., SLC

250

(385) 468-1431 oldmillclubhouse.com

contact

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Peery Hotel 110 W. Broadway, SLC

(801) 521-4300 peeryhotel.com

150

Pierpont Place 163 Pierpont Ave., SLC

(801) 598-4444 pierpontplace.com

500

Publik 975 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 355-3161 publikcoffee.com

275

Radisson Downtown 215 W. South Temple, SLC

(801) 933-8049 radisson.com

400

Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 585-0556 redbuttegarden.org

350

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

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

400

The Salt Lake Country Club 2400 Country Club Drive, SLC

(801) 468-8015 saltlakecountryclub.com

500

Salt Lake Hardware Building 155 N. 400 West, SLC

(801) 512-2075 slchardware.com

200

Sheraton City Center 150 W. 500 South, SLC

(801) 401-2000 sheratonsaltlake cityhotel.com

800

Silverfork Lodge 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton

(888) 649-9551 silverforklodge.com

180

Snowbird Little Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 933-2270 snowbird.com

400

where your

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Solitude Mountain Resort (801) 536-5708 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon skisolitude.com

350

Squatters Pub Brewery 147 W. Broadway, SLC

468

(801) 363-2739 squatters.com

This Is The Place Heritage Park (801) 924-7507 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., SLC thisistheplace.org

500

The Tasting Room 357 W. 200 South, SLC

300

(801) 355-6575 culinarycrafts.com

The Tower at Rice Eccles Stadium (801) 581-5445 451 S. 1400 East, SLC stadium.utah.edu

1,000

The Woods on Ninth 6775 S. 900 East, Midvale

(801) 566-1100 thewoodsonninth.com

900

Utah Valley Region

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

(801) 852-6657 provolibrary.com

400

Brick Room 78 W. Center Street, Provo

(385) 309-3088 brickroomprovo.com

200

Bungalow (801) 785-2111 235 S. 100 West, Pleasant Grove bungalowwedding.com

600

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

(801) 587-1000 universityguesthouse.com

465

2, 400

(801) 587-1000 Utah State Capitol 450 N. State Office Building, SLC universityguesthouse.com Utah Museum of Fine Arts (801) 581-5643 410 Campus Center Drive, SLC umfa.utah.edu

250

Veneto 370 E. 900 South, SLC

(801) 375-5145 venetoslc.com

70

Wheeler Farm 6351 S. 900 East, SLC

(385) 468-1755 wheelerfarm.com

500

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord. 400

(801) 274-0448 tuscanyslc.com

contact

Willow Creek Country Club (801) 365-0658 8505 Willow Creek Drive, Sandy willowcreekcc.com

Tuscany 2832 E. 6200 South, SLC

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Noah’s 644 N. 2000 West, Lindon

(801) 355-6575 LDW Ranch Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville culinarycrafts.com (800) 696-6247 mynoahs.com

500

1,000

300

(801) 492-1100 Northampton House 198 W. 300 North, American Fork northamptonhouse.com

600

Provo Marriott 101 W. 100 North, Provo

800

(801) 370-3529 marriott.com

Sleepy Ridge Event Center (801) 899-8000 730 S. Sleepy Ridge Drive, Orem sleepyridgeweddings.com

700

Conducting clinical research studies in Dermatology for 30 years

Call us at 801-269-0135 or find us on the web at dermatologyresearch.net

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Park City isn’t exactly new, but it is improved. With Vail Resorts now running the show and scooping up Canyons into its mountain empire, engaged couples enjoy the prestige of being married at America’s largest ski resort. contact

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord.

Springville Museum of Art 126 E. 400 South, Springville

(801) 489-2727 smofa.org

800

Sundance Resort 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

1-(877) 533-1929 sundanceresort.com

300

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

800

guest on-site on-site outdoor on-site capacity catering bar serv. area coord.

Wadley Farms 35 E. 400 North, Lindon

(801) 404-9996 wadleyfarms.com

100

White Shanty 502 S. 300 West, Provo

(801) 375-5145 whiteshanty.com

150

350 Main 350 Main Street, Park City

(435) 649-3140 350main.com

350

The Blue Boar Inn 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway

(435) 654-1400 theblueboarinn.com

80

Blue Sky Ranch (435) 252-0665 2071 S. State Road 32, Wanship bluesky-adventures.com

375

Canyons Grand Summit Hotel 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

(435) 615-8099 thecanyons.com

400

Deer Valley Resort 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

(435) 645-6650 deervalley.com

450

(435) 649-7770 Goldener Hirsch Inn 7570 Royal Street East, Park City goldenerhirschinn.com

120

(435) 699-3569 High Star Ranch 976 North State Road 32, Kamas highstarranch.com

500

(435) 657-3856 Homestead Resort & Spa 700 N. Homestead Drive, Midway homesteadresort.com

300

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WHITE SHANTY Showroom by day. Venue by night. This white barn houses White Shanty’s inventory of sliding barn doors and farmhouse tables, yet easily transforms into a modernindustrial party venue. Edison light bulbs illuminate the open rafters while handcrafted tables and chairs (read: no linens or additional rental costs) provide seating for wedding guests. venue

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Hotel Park City 2001 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 200-2000 hotelparkcity.com

Kimball Art Center 638 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-8882 kimballartcenter.org

The Montage (435) 604-1300 9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City montagehotels.com

500

350

450

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(435) 649-2900 Park City Marriott 1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City parkcitymarriott.com

160

Park City Mountain Resort 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City

250

Park Meadows Country Club (435) 649-2460 2000 Meadows Drive, Park City parkmeadowscc.com

200

(801) 244-9023 Red Cliff Ranch Lake Creek Canyon, Heber Valley redcliffranch.net

400

Sky Lodge 201 Heber Ave., Park City

(435) 658-2500

120

The Spur Bar and Grill 352 Main Street, Park City

(435) 615-1618 thespurbarandgrill.com

60

The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort (435) 940-6288 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, stregisdeercrest.com/ Park City weddings

300

Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way, Park City

500

(435) 615-8099 weddings.pcmr.com

(435) 645-6493 steinlodge.com

Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter (435) 797-8940 1258 Center Drive, Park City swanerecocenter.org

150

Tag Ranch 1738 SW Hoytsville Road, Wanship

(801) 414-5131 tagranch.com

500

Waldorf Astoria 2100 Frostwood Dr, Park City

(435) 647-5514 parkcitywaldorf astoria.com

200

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Washington School House Hotel 543 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-3800 washingtonschool house.com

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The Yarrow 1800 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-7000 yarrowhotelparkcity.com

500

Zermatt Resort & Spa 784 W. Resort Drive, Midway

(866) 937-6288 zermattresort.com

700

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Northern Utah Region

Bullen Center 43 S. Main Street, Logan

(435) 753-6518 centerforthearts.us

400

Chantilly Mansion 170 N. Main Street, Layton

(801) 593-9838 thechantillymansion.com

180

Conestoga Ranch 427 West Paradise Parkway, Garden City

(844) 464-5267 conestogaranch.com

160

Southern Utah Region

Bloomington Country Club (435) 673-4687 3174 S. Bloomington Drive East, bloomingtoncountry St. George club.com

250

Davis 19th Hole Banquet Center (801) 205-5240 1074 E. Nichols Road, Fruit davisparkutah.com Heights

130

Entrada at Snow Canyon (435) 986-2202 Country Club golfentrada.com 2537 W. Entrada Trail, St. George

150

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

(435) 723-5935 maddoxfinefood.com

400

(435) 986-7171 The Falls 170 South Mall Drive, St. George thefallseventcenter.com

500

Ogden Eccles Conference Center 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

(801) 689-8600 oeccutah.com

1,500

Moab Under Canvas 13784 US-191, Moab

300

The Ogden Union Station 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

(801) 393-9890 theunionstation.org

500

(801) 895-3213 moadundercanvas.com

(435) 259-2002 Red Cliffs Lodge Milepost 14, Highway 128, Moab redcliffslodge.com

200

Tuacahn 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

(435) 652-3285 tuacahn.org

200

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

(435) 259-4642 sorrelriver.com

150

(435) 750-5151 The Riverwoods 615 Riverwoods Parkway, Logan theriverwoods.com

980

Snowbasin 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville

(801) 620-1032 snowbasin.com

200

Tuscany Gardens 1856 W. 4500 South, Roy

(801) 731-6610 tuscanygardens.net

400

Classic weddings. Classic setting. Guest House Ballroom

Post Chapel

Commander’s House

Bandstand

Lassonde House Officers’ Club

Historic Fort Douglas 

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

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Pin-Up Bride By ASHLEY JOLLEY

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Many wedding pros warned me: When it came to throwing my dream wedding, a capable, visionary planner was the TLC my special day needed. But alas, my slim budget didn’t make room for the luxury of an in-the-flesh planner. I had to make do with the always friendly—and free—alternative: Pinterest. My fiancé and I pinned our hearts out. The scene: A charming bucolic bash set among budding trees in an abandoned churchyard. The food: Street cart tacos, a sweet selection of Penguin Brothers hot-off-the-cookie-sheet ice cream sandwiches and an Italian-style garden cake, baked to perfection by Tess Comrie. The décor: String lights cheered up the moody May sky while bright and barely-there floral arrangements—courtesy of flower maven Jessica St. Thomas—dotted the tables. The couple: blown away. My post-wedding two cents? While stressful, wedding planning was a terrifically fun sport we were lucky enough to share. Our big day satisfaction came from finding a shared vision and investing ourselves in the planning process. Don’t hesitate to grab your partner and Pin away. Gown: The Brides’ Shop, SLC; Beauty: Em’s Beauty Bar, SLC; Suit: J.Crew at Fashion Place, Murray

RESOURCE DIRECTORY Bridal Consultants & Event Planners FUSE Weddings and Events 357 W. 200 South Suite 100, SLC 801-512-9555 fuseweddingsandevents.com

Hoopes Weddings and Events 801-900-6093 or 435-414-0090 hoopesweddings.com

Innovative Design Concepts 602 East 500 South D131, SLC 801-936-1306 idcutah.com 162 u t a h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Michelle Leo Events by appointment, Sandy 801-455-1121 michelleleoevents.com

Sage & Thistle | Big Door Events 78 W Center Street, Provo 385-309-3094 sageandthistle.com

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

Bridal Gowns Allyse’s Bridal 4801 N. University Ave #120, Provo 801-224-0059 beautifullymodest.com

Avenia Bridal 228 E. University Pkwy, Orem 801-373-0194 aveniabridal.com

Bridal Brilliance 829 E 3900 South, SLC 801-923-4764 bridalbrilliancerentals.com


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

Bitsy Bridal 2005 E. 2700 South, SLC 801-699-2571 bitsybridal.com

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

Harlow Brides 988 E. 3300 South, SLC 385-355-4436 harlowbrides.com

K Couture 855-612-5426 kcouture.com

Cakes & Caterers Cuisine Unlimited 4641 S. Cherry Street, SLC 801-268-2332 cuisineunlimited.com

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

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

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

Le Croissant Catering and Events 1578 S. 300 West, SLC 801-466-2537 luxcateringandeventscom

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

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

1344 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City (801) 521-4773 ¡ everybloomingthing.com utahbrideandgroom.com

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Breathtaking...

A spectacular mountain location for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and overnight lodging.

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

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

Outstanding cuisine and personal service in an historic alpine lodge.

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

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

In Little Cottonwood Canyon

801-742-3500 altalodge.com

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

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

Photographers & Videographers Brushfire Photography by appointment 801-300-2765 brushfirephotography.com

Reception Centers & Ceremony Sites Alta Lodge 10230 E. Little Cottonwood Road, Alta 800-707-2582 altalodge.com

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

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

Cactus & Tropicals 2735 S. 2000 East, SLC 801-485-2542 12252 S. Draper Gate Dr., Draper 801-676-0935 cactusandtropicals.com

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

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

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

Jeremy Golf & Country Club

Hair: Kiersten Okelberry Makeup: Karlee Gibbons

Schedule Your Appointment At www.bitsybridal.com 2005 East 2700 South Suite 2A | Salt Lake City, Utah 801-699-2571 | info@bitsybridal.com

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

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

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

Wedding Invitations | Save-the-Dates | Stationery Cards & Gifts

Park City Mountain Resort 435-615-8099 parkcitymountain.com

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

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

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The Children’s Hour a boutique for women & children

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

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

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

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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

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

The Spur 352 Main St, Park City 435-615-1618 thespurbarandgrill.com

Wedding Design Rentals

Squatters 147 W. Broadway (300 South), SLC 801-363-2739

Calligraphy Florals

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, SLC 801-783-1127 wasatchbeers.com

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