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89 REAL WEDDINGS Utah’s most stylish celebrations— hosted on mountaintops, in cities and everywhere in between—are personalized, unique and truly special.

117 INSPIRATIONS Fun, flirty and fresh. Local pros weigh in on what’s to come in Utah wedding trends: evergreen backdrops, minimal design and meadow gatherings.

132 LEADING LADY Cue up Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and make way for the main fashion event. Photos by Jacque Lynn Photography



Utah’s top caterers dazzle tastebuds with new ingredients, flavorful combinations and mouth-watering menus.

154 CANDY CRUSH Playful patterns sweeten the deal for wedding pastries and party paper. Photos by Heather Nan









The hottest trends, products, talents and expert tips


Get insider tips, inspiration and tricks of the trade on Utah’s most opulent locales, divine florals and romantic beauty from three in-the-know pros.




Eight things to add to your wedding and newlywed checklists for stylish living, eating and celebrating


Secrets for wedding success? Take note from these Utah planners.




Listing of Utah’s party hot spots



Our favorite wedding resources in the state


This issue’s people, places and product

84 on the cover Winter/Spring cover by Jacque Lynn Photography

Summer/Fall cover by Alixann Loosle

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Dazzling dos for the DIY bride— and her moms and maids, too

Tiffany yellow diamond rings with white diamonds and platinum and 18 karat gold settings.


Fresh colors offer the man-ofthe-moment a way to suit up in uplifting, fashion-forward style.



UP FRONT | On the Web

UTAH BRIDE AND GROOM. COM Party planning continues with more real weddings stories, fashion news, design ideas and expert advice. Whether your style is classic or modern, rustic or city-chic, we have a venue, planner, designer, caterer, photographer, officiant, entertainment and videographer just for you.

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TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR PRINT story queries We value the ideas and interests of our readers. All story queries can be submitted via mail (address below) or email (editor@utahbrideandgroom.com). Our goal is to respond to all queries; however, due to the large volume we receive, this is not always possible. wedding photo submissions Utah Bride & Groom is proud to feature photos of Utah weddings. Please refer to our Print Submission Summary on our website for instructions on how to submit material for print.

TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR ONLINE for couples Our website has all the resources you need to plan your dream wedding. Please refer to our Online Submission Summary on our Contact Us page to submit your wedding, announcement or engagement.

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UP FRONT | Contributors

KRISTEN PACKARD is a freelance makeup artist who, along with her experienced hairand-makeup team, welcomed the opportunity to create trend-setting bridal makeup looks in “Leading Lady” (page 132). With special training in beauty and character application, she provides dazzling looks for Utah weddings, the Emmy’s red carpet, Sundance and the Opera.

JANELLE INGRAM has loved every minute

ALLISON BADDLEY is the owner of La Fête, a

of her 10 years as a hair and makeup artist. In “Candy Crush” (page 154), she put her talents and passion to work. “I love being creative and using my skills to make women of all types feel the best versions of themselves,” she says.

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UP FRONT | Contributors

STEVEN ROBERTSON, hair stylist for “Leading Lady” (page 132), relished the chance to partner with photographer—and his client—Jacque Erickson. “Formality comes from the hair working with the accessories, the silhouette of the dress and down to how tall the shoes you are wearing,” he says.


JACQUE ERICKSON, owner of Jacque Lynn

Photography, took the lead to produce and shoot our fashion feature, “Leading Lady” (page 132). Since 2006, this natural-light photographer has staked her claim as one of the top film and digital shooters in the West. She lends her talents not only to weddings, but also to capturing families, babies, maternity and boudoir through her lens.


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HEATHER NAN exudes with 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 editorials for UB&G magazine. In this issue, Nan showcases her love of flowers and bold colors in “Flower Power” (page 58) and “Candy Crush” (page 154).


UP FRONT | Contributors

ASHLEY BAKER is the in-house web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. Not only does she write articles and immerse herself in Utah’s design scene, she’s currently finishing a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications with a minor in multidisciplinary design at the University of Utah.

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PEPPER NIX brought wedding photojournalism to Utah in 1999. Now, as one of the mostreferred photojournalists in the Beehive State, this energetic force is respected by her couples, Utah’s top venue directors and the state’s top industry professionals. She lends her expertise to this issue in “Raise the Curtains” (page 50), “Behind the Veil” (page 62), and “The Party Starts Here” (page 46).


ADAM FINKLE is a Utah-based commercial

photographer specializing in people, food and products. If you are on a who’s-who list for Salt Lake City, he’s likely photographed you for Salt Lake, Utah Style & Design and Utah Bride & Groom magazines. Adam shares his eye for detail with photos in every section of this issue.


UP FRONT | From the Editor

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Lastly, edit the guest list. Repeat after me: I (insert your name) will choose quality over quantity. Fewer guests means intimate time with each person, plus a larger budget to pay for local cuisine (page 144), tailored fashion (page 132), high-quality invitations (page 154) and magical blooms (page 58).

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with your gut. Invite fewer people. Dear bride and groom: Despite the best intentions to DIY everything under the roof for your wedding, it’s logistically impossible. Here’s my advice: Hire the best help—like the hundreds of pros in this issue—and then, relax. Overwhelmed with decision-itis? Make like Mel Robbins (TED talker, CNN commentator, bestselling author and life coach) and countdown: 5-4-3-2-1. In those five seconds, your intuition will tell you what to do before the worry, doubt and fear set in. Boom! Now you can move to the next thing on that wedding checklist.

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IN THE SAME VEIN Interior and wedding designs go hand in hand. Today’s hippest abodes boast marble on countertops, backsplashes, tables and even whole walls. Why not bring that same glossy material to a wedding tablescape? NATIVE FLOWER COMPANY showcases signature creations spilling with earthy blooms—cymbidium orchids, berzillia, bay leaves, succulents and local-grown tuberose—from vases made of the same uniquely-pattered stone gracing haute homes throughout the nation.



PROPOSALS | Behind the Bar

Sweeter Than Your Honey

Rum is enjoying a moment, and Jack Rose Caravan celebrates with sweet cocktails served from a 1960s Shasta trailer. MIX IT OR SIP IT, light or dark, rum is the new darling of Utah’s party scene. The liquor—defined by its sugarcane base and Caribbean origins—is synonymous with tropical warmth, but its easy compatibility makes it suitable for any soiree, big or small, at anytime of year. “Serve up a classic fruity Piña Colada or Mai Tai in the summer to quench thirst,” says Jack Rose Caravan co-owner and bartender Mike Burns. “Then, deliver buttered rum and spiced rums for the holiday season.” The Jack Rose Caravan team pumps up the party fun meter. Not only do they serve up bevvies from a renovated, original 1960s Shasta trailer (talk about a photo op!), their entertaining bartenders craft rum-based cocktails custom to

every party. The team suggests his-andhers cocktails: a Strawberry Kiwi Mojito for her and a coconut rum and Coke for him. For extra sass and personality, they pair each drink to its own glass. “We serve dark rum in a lowball,” Mike explains. “A fruity cocktail is more commonly served in a tall straight glass or one that is curved, like a hurricane glass.” Garnishes for rum cocktails, of course, are famous. And we’re not just talking about tiny tikibar umbrellas. Match the drink garnishes with the wedding décor or perch one of the wedding flowers on the side of a glass. (Tip: Be sure all flowers are food safe.) What rum does Jack Rose prefer? “We don’t have a favorite. We let our clients decide. All our events are custom and unique, so we personalize each event

and the drinks to enhance the Jack Rose Caravan experience,” Mike says. Lucky for us, Utah is home to a handful of new rum distilleries. Try Dented Brick’s Antelope Island Rum, Sugar House’s Silver or Gold Rum, Outlaw Distillery’s Rum and Distillery 36’s Brigham Rum.

Jack Rose Caravan’s Mike and Kia Burns elevate the bar with these favorite rum drinks.


From left to right: Stormy Night, Hemingway Daiquiri, In the Summer, Strawberry Mojito and Coconut Rum & Coke.

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It’s time to celebrate.

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Carried Away Honeymoon luggage from our favorite Utah shops

STYLE SHOULDN’T END with the last dance. After months of wedding prep and the marathon of a wedding, you and your new spouse are sure to be ready for relaxation. Before you say au revoir, pack right and be prepared with Utah’s favorite bags.


EXPERT TIP Alexandra Powell, TUMI’s manager at City Creek Center, has pro packing tips for every traveler. Whether you’re celebrating at a mountain resort for a long weekend or heading to the beach for two weeks, packing advice can always come in handy. Powell recommends “keeping like pieces together” and “saving space by rolling your clothes tightly.” Shee also suggests that you “try to plan your daily outfits ahead of time” and remember “cosmetic and/or toiletry bags should be packed last.”

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1. Macy’s at Fashion Place, Patricia Nash Milano Large Overnighter, $299, macys.com 2. Namedroppers, MCM large travel bag, $500, shopnamedroppers. com 3. TUMI at City Creek Center, 19 Degree Aluminum, International carry on, matte black, $995,tumi.com 4. O.C. Tanner Jewelers, White Wing Duffle, $270, octannerjewelers.com 5. Cotopaxi at City Creek Center, Ailpa 35L travel pack, $170, cotopaxi. com 6. Namedroppers, Louis Vuitton rolling suitcase, $1,997, shopnamedroppers.com





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PROPOSALS | Industry

Raise the Curtains Party like a pro at Utah’s chicest downtown venue. THE HOTTEST ticket in Salt Lake City? The Eccles Theatre. Downtown’s new showstopper not only brings in Broadway hits and the biggest names in comedy and music, it also happens to house grand party spaces. Hosts can choose from intimate outdoor patios overlooking Main Street, the theater’s Grand Lobby or even the stage itself. No kidding. If hosting a wedding inside a modern architectural icon seems daunting, fear not. Steal these style-savvy design tips from Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events and caterer Cuisine Unlimited, who helped Utah Bride & Groom roll out the red carpet for 275 wedding vendors inside Eccles Theater’s Grand Lobby. Play up the surrounding environment. “The Performing Arts Center is such an open and contemporary space that we wanted the event design to have the same contemporary feel with a splash of elegance, keeping in line with Utah’s

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wedding industry,” Cousins says. Green and gold are white’s best friends. “By adding a splash of green to the overall color palette, the event design offered depth to the otherwise white space of the theater lobby,” says Cousins. “Pops of gold provided warmth to the space and complemented the rich tones of the mostly-green centerpieces. Geodes paired with air plants, succulents and lush greens elevated the scene,” she says of the table décor provided by Decoration Inc. “String-art signage, table numbers and a paper-floral backdrop for photos offered visual appeal and a creative approach to an otherwise traditional element.” Finally, it’s okay to play with your food. Action stations allowed guests to customize their meals. Various stops offered hand-scooped cookie dough, build-your-own caprese, potato gaufrettes with caviar, smoked salmon tea sandwiches and pork belly with Brussels sprouts.

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Color Pop

The not-so-secret secret for bringing your newlywed nest to life is, in a word, color. Vibrant accessories, richly hued furnishings and spirited wallpaper can turn any room from blah to ahhh.



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1. Exuberance wallpaper by Harlequin, to the trade, John Brooks Inc, SLC 2. Glass chime, $34, Ward & Child—The Garden Store, SLC 3. Alpaca throws, $310$355 each, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC 4. Stemmed glasses, $10 each, Glass House, SLC 5. Valenza curved sofa, starting at $4,489, Thomasville of Utah, Murray 6. Ochre knob bowl, $223, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC 7. Arteriors Thom lamp, $450, Arteriorshome.com 8. Paper weight, $30, Tabula Rasa, SLC 9. Woven pillows, $110 and $225, Details, SLC



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rainbow trout, macadamia nutcrusted halibut and filet mignon. The celebrated venue boasts an outdoor patio overlooking Park City’s historic Main Street.

The Party Starts Here Park City’s top rehearsal dinner hot spots

REHEARSAL DINNERS used to live in the shadows of the wedding reception. Now, they complement the big day. In Park City, where destination couples host guests from all over the world for a weekend (not just the wedding day), rehearsal dinners launch the wedding and provide a festive welcome for guests visiting Utah, often for the first time. Luckily for Park City couples, the mountain resort town boasts legendary restaurants available year-round. “These are the most-shot rehearsal dinner venues in Park City,” photographer Pepper Nix explains. “Not all couples hire a photographer for their rehearsal dinner, but they should. The night’s vibe is so different from that of the wedding day.”

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350 Main is a strong, pre-wedding favorite. The boutique restaurant offers light fare and seafood in a historic building. It serves local and sustainable food, largely sourced in the Wasatch Mountains. To keep the party going (or to get the party started), head next door to 350 Main’s sister establishment The Spur Bar & Grill where guests can listen to live music and enjoy wings, burgers and brick-oven pizzas. Despite being one of the oldest restaurants in Park City, the Riverhorse on Main features an industrial-contemporary interior and serves up “eclectic” American cuisines including local

Speaking of bowling, Jupiter Bowl at Kimball Junction offers private spaces for parties up to 400 guests. The alley offers bowling, billiards, an arcade, a sports bar, 32 screens of live sports, bar food and cocktails. Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Flagstaff Deck boasts one of the best views of Deer Valley Resort’s Flagstaff Mountain—white in the winter, yellow in the fall and evergreen in the summer. Long, family-style dining tables, bistro lights and gourmet cuisine encourage guests to relax and linger.

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High West Saloon

High West Saloon is Park City’s rehearsal-dinner darling. Enlist the cowboy band “Hired Guns,” and instruct your guests to come in cowboy casual attire—boots and cowboy hat encouraged. On cool nights, gather ‘round the whiskey-barrel fire pits and sample the whiskey selection. The ski-in gastro-distillery is housed inside two preserved historical buildings.

Daly’s at Montage Deer Valley is a casual option offering brickoven pizzas, darts and bowling. For larger rehearsal dinners, the grand Mountain Lawn glows with patio lights in the summertime. The Vista Lounge, a popular site for wedding receptions, is also an option.


Heavy Metal


The fashion world can’t get enough of this rosyhued metallic.


1. 18k rose gold and platinum brush finish band, $2,050, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC 2. 14k rose gold flat band with a brushed center and high polish rims, $1,385, Bennion Jewelers, SLC

Give the groom a ring he adores as much as his bride.


Perfect for an artist or outdoorsmen, this rugged-yet-refined option could be the one.


WITH THIS RING, I thee wed. Now more than ever, there’s a ring for every guy’s personality. A groom has hundreds of options, whether he plays guitar or hikes the canyons, opts for traditional or modern or joneses for platinum over gold. Need help narrowing it down? We loop you in with these hot ring trends.

3. Titanium beveled edge band, $215, Ever Rings, SLC 4. Two-tone flat band with hammered center in 14k white gold, $1,010, Bennion Jewelers, SLC 5. Handmade hammered sterling silver band, $85, Sharpewerks, SLC




Customize a band with a favorite motif or noted Utah hot spot.


6. Titanium flat band with granite inlay from Little Cottonwood Canyon, $450, Ever Rings, SLC 7. Titanium flat band with guitar string inlay, $450, Ever Rings, SLC




Timeless metals that can be dressed up or down. 8. 18k yellow gold brush finish band, $2,080, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC 9. 18k white gold band with coin edge, $2,350, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC 10. Handmade sterling silver flat band, $75, Sharpewerks, SLC

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These black rings boast durability, comfort and are darkly handsome.


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11. Zirconium beveled band with sandblasted center, $250, Ever Rings, SLC 12. Zirconium domed band with Wood Inlay, $625, Ever Rings, SLC

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Simply Glam

“DESIGN CAN BE simple using selected elements that create a ‘glam’ feel,” says Mara Marian of Fuse Weddings & Events, who worked with Shelly Huynh of Orchid Dynasty to create this elegant arrangement. “We used varied blooms in a single hue and kept consistency with the vases rather than choosing much larger arrangements, flowers in various colors and embellished or assorted containers,” Marian explains. “Incorporation of mirrored elements or mixed metals, lush blooms and personal details always elevate a design,” she adds. Huynh agrees. “Simple ways to introduce glam without overkill is to keep a consistent color, offer repetition or incorporate more premium-sized blooms. Opt for large soft blooms overflowing from the vessels and high-end containers with a unique finish, texture or pattern,” Huynh says. Her choice for fabulous flowers? “Luxurious blooms like peonies, garden roses, Japanese ranunculus, Holland bulbs and orchids are the key to contemporary floral art.”

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PROPOSALS | Perspective

Smart Savings

Weed out wedding knock-offs, scams and confusion FOR BETTER OR WORSE, e-commerce is a part of everyday life, especially for a bride and groom. On the positive side, a quick Google search provides a plethora of options and ideas. However, digital static can lead onlookers down a rabbit hole of deceit: counterfeit gowns, misadvertised paper goods and inexperienced vendors. What’s a deal and what’s trouble? These experts tell all.

DON’T: Eric Stewart, Tabula Rasa General Manager, has seen it all. “Most of the nightmares we deal with come from couples suffering from buyer’s remorse because they ordered invitations online and did not receive what they expected,” he says. Given the importance of getting invitations right, it’s no wonder this is so upsetting. “Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding and gives your guests the first tactile experience of what to expect,” Stewart explains. DO: Stewart recommends giving yourself enough time to enjoy the ordering experience and exploring all the options available to you. Being able to see and feel the paper makes all the difference, and there is also the added benefit of having a professional stationer guide you through etiquette and design. Most couples visit their store several times before making their final decision.

Full-service or full of it? DON’T: “Planning” is the most misused term in the wedding world. “Not all planners

design and not all designers plan. And venue coordinators are not wedding planners,” says full-service wedding planner Michelle Cousins of Michelle Michelle Cousins, Michello Leo Events Leo Events. As she explains, florists, DJs, caterers and bakers rarely provide full-service planning as their specialties demand so much attention in a short period of time. So, go with full service. DO: Research is key. “A full-service wedding planner is going to help put together your layouts, check your guest list, coordinate your final table decor and make sure your wedding party lines up correctly before you all head down the aisle,” Cousins says. Planners also keep you and your vendors on time and, most importantly, on budget. Still unclear? Check references. Gather insight on a vendor from newlyweds.

Gowns gone wrong? DON’T: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. E-commerce sites lure bigeyed brides with designer-looking gowns for cheap. “I know of one bride who bought a dress on Amazon that arrived huge and horribly made,” says Emma Riley, Harlow Brides’ owner “The fabric was cheap, and my seamstress did not think she could fix it for the price the bride paid for the dress. Another woman ordered online and the dress came half-made with unfinished seams and no hem or lace on the dress; it looked like a 10-year-old had sewn it.” Neither bride got a refund, and both had to buy another gown. What about a seamstress who says she can build that Monique Lhuillier gown for a fourth of the cost? Watch out. “This year, we had encounters with two brides wooed

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by seamstresses who took their money and ran.” DO: Visit local shops who offer in-person care of you and your gown. Bring along one or two friends—not the whole family and, please, no kids—to help assist with the gown-buying experience. Check references and be honest with the shop about budget, style and timeline.


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“Our Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine is a must for smoothing loose hair strands,” says Jenni Holmstead, Got Beauty’s in-house beauty expert and general manager. “Plus, a facial hydration spray like that from Jane Iredale helps set makeup and can be used throughout the day.” Holmstead also recommends hairspray, eyelash glue and a lip stain for long-lasting looks. Towelettes, mints, perfume and a few little treats round out the ideal kit. Bonus: The extra large makeup bag makes a perfect thank-you gift.

1. Sugarfina Sugar Lips, $8. 2. Savvy travelers towelettes, $3/pack of 2. 3. Pre Heel anti-blister miracle spray, $15. 4. Surcie gift cracker, $11. 5. Jane Iredale Pommisst hydration spray, $30. 6. Hint Mint, $3. 7. Lolita perfume, $9. 8. DUO eyelash glue, $8. 9. Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine, $24. 10. Jane Iredale Lip Fixation, $32. 11. White Sands texturing spray, $19. 12. Large pouch, $33. Got Beauty, 904 E. 2100 South, SLC, gotbeauty.com

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GALLERIES How do they do it? We offer insider tips, ideas and tricks of the trade on Utah’s most opulent locales, divine florals and romantic beauty from three in-the-know pros. Ready to be inspired?




Flower Power

Photographer Heather Nan focuses on beyond-the-bouquet wedding florals. Photos by HEATHER NAN PHOTOGRAPHY


SKILLFULLY-DESIGNED flower arrangements are the visual crescendo of any party’s symphonic style. It’s no wonder flowers are moving from tables and bouquets onto walls, floors, doors, ceilings and more. Capturing floral art is one of photographer Heather Nan’s favorite gigs. She magnifies what most eyes miss: a tulip’s narrow neck, a rose’s ruffled lip or a peony’s fragile lashes. Luckily for florists like Tinge Floral, Soil & Stem and Honey of a Thousand Flowers, Nan—like many of her bridal clients—studies the latest and greatest floral concepts. “Right now, designers are bringing the outside in,” says Nan. “A blank studio canvas—or any venue for that matter—can be transformed into a truly unique

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space with floral art.” With her artistic eye, Nan shows us where blooms are popping up.

AT THE DOOR Spilling with ferns and foxgloves, a courtyard door in Mexico provides a warm welcome. Sarah Winward from Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Nicole Land of Soil & Stem collaborated to create an unforgettable entryway. Gown by Reformation.

UP THE WALL Land’s Soil & Stem hand-built a garland out of foraged autumn ferns. By constructing, then hanging the garland from hooks in the wall, Land creates an asymmetric display of a golden ferns for a sensational photo op. Gown by Reformation.

FROM THE CEILING Beyer forages summer’s readily available bloom: spirea. Bunches spill from the ceiling at different heights and eventually touch on the ground. The versatile design can uniquely adorn a ceremony backdrop, entryway, cake or sweetheart table. Romper by Anthropologie.




IN BUCKETS Remember how you felt the last time you walked into a floral shop? The moist air tingling your skin? The clusters of buckets filled with fresh blooms? Bring that same feeling to your wedding just like Tinge Floral’s Ashley Beyer did using foraged flowers she harvested from Utah’s hillsides. Gown by Gossomer.

ALONG THE AISLE Mimicking a stroll through a meadow of wildflowers (think Alta’s Albion Basin in June). Land builds a lush walkway of coneflowers for the aisle and carries the blooms straight to the ceremony arch. Gown by Reformation.

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GALLERIES | Site Visit

Cushing’s Cabin Deer Valley

Behind the Veil

Photographer Pepper Nix reveals Utah’s most opulent and jaw-dropping ceremony venues.



AFTER THE BIG YES, it’s time to decide on the big where. Fortunately, Utah has many different venues—from sleek contemporary structures to rustic ranches and everything in between. But how to choose? Industry insider and photographer Pepper Nix offers a behind-the-scenes look at her favorite venues, along with expert tips and tricks for each site.

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GRAND AMERICA Take a look at SLC’s downtown skyline and one hotel stands out: Grand America. “The Grand” houses regal courtyards, elegant ballrooms, Italian crystal chandeliers and rich tapestries. There’s nowhere else like it in Utah,” Nix explains. “It’s so easy to marry here. You and your bridesmaids can get ready in a spacious two-room suite with floor-to-ceiling window light. One room houses your squad and the makeup artists, while the other room performs as the bridal closet. I have enough room to shoot the ‘getting ready’ shots, while the bridesmaids drink mimosas, feast on The Grand’s gourmet cuisine and bond during hairand-makeup time.” The Grand suits couples who love formality. In terms of photo opportunities, Nix says, “It has a very indoor studio feel with multiple backdrops, traditional furnishings and tons of gorgeous directional light.” Wintertime holiday lights and summertime formal gardens enhance stylish weddings.

CUSHING’S CABIN AND EMPIRE CANYON LODGE Deer Valley’s legend runs as deep as its roots in mining. With over 2,000 acres to choose from in Ski Magazine’s 2018 #1 ski resort, what is Nix’s preferred ceremony spot? “By far, my favorite ceremony location in Deer Valley is Cushing’s Cabin,” she says. “The view to the west overlooking Guardsman’s Pass is breathtaking, plus the west-facing ceremony site means that the chairlift ride to Flagstaff Mountain at 9,100 feet will win over your guests. After the ceremony, you ride back down and have a fabulous reception at Empire Canyon Lodge.” Winter brides at Deer Valley also can enjoy sleigh rides and Deer Valley’s famous Fireside Dining menu.

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ST. REGIS This mountain contemporary resort is synonymous with comfortable luxury. With large ballrooms, spacious patios and mountain views in every direction, couples have many options. Nix’s favorite spot? “A west-facing ceremony on the Mountain Lawn provides the perfect background for your pictures. The St. Regis also has an excellent flow for your guests: the ceremony on the Mountain Lawn, cocktail hour on the Mountain Terrace (with a traditional Champagne sabering performance by the wait staff), followed by an outdoor reception on the Astor Terrace. The Astor Terrace is large enough that you can tent it and still provide your guests views of the mountains well after the sun has gone down.” The funicular ride and celebrity sightings—Elvis Costello, Tori Spelling and Kim Kardashian—add to the sensational experience from dawn to dusk and beyond.

Blue Sky Ranch

STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE Overlooking Bald Mountain at Deer Valley Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge [named after the famed Olympic medalist and Utah’s favorite adopted Norwegian, Stein Eriksen] is known throughout the world for its attention to detail and world-class service. Nix’s favorite ceremony location? “You guessed it,” she says.

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GALLERIES | Site Visit “The west-facing Flagstaff Deck at Stein Eriksen photographs perfectly. From there, your guests walk along a flowerlined pathway to the new Stein Eriksen ballroom with an entire wall of windows that faces west, so, during dinner, your guests can enjoy the sunset.” Celebrity sightings include Conan O’Brien, Earth Wind and Fire and Summit County resident Katherine Heigl.

St. Regis

LA CAILLE The French restaurant nestled at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon is the perfect marriage of savory food and botanical delight. The in-the-know photographer’s fave spot for a ceremony at La Caille is on the lush green lawn next to the vineyard. “La Caille has the best view of Little Cottonwood, and the east-facing ceremony overlooking the canyon is a pretty spectacular backdrop for your photos.” From the vineyard ceremony, guests walk to an upper patio for cocktail hour to enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres in the shade of magnificent trees, all the while enveloped in the canyon’s magnificent views. La Caille’s Grand Pavilion is the stage for a grand reception celebration. “The grounds are so extensive and varied that I could shoot here for 12 hours straight and not shoot the same thing twice. Plan on extra time for portraits in all the locales.”

MONTAGE As one of Deer Valley’s newest mountain resort venues, Montage flaunts ski-in, ski-out access, the largest spa in Utah and five—yes, five—dining options, including a pub with its own bowling alley (ideal for a late night after party). Nix’s favorite ceremony hub at Montage is the Grand Lawn overlooking Park City that centers around a fire pit. If a ballroom isn’t your thing, a reception inside the Vista Lounge restaurant offers cozy furnishings, high ceilings and roaring fireplaces. “The custom chandeliers were designed to make it feel homey and cozy, which is incredible considering the 20-foot ceilings,” Nix says. Celebrity sightings include Justin Bieber and Mitt Romney.

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LOG HAVEN Generations of Utah fine diners call Log Haven their go-to spot for celebrations. Surrounded by Millcreek Canyon’s wildflowers and waterfalls, this rusticyet-refined log mansion has been honored by national news sources, including Forbes and USA Today. But what hits home for the local crowd is Log Haven’s induction into Salt Lake magazine’s 2017 Hall of Fame. “It’s only 15 minutes from downtown,” Nix Log Haven

explains. “I adore the images I capture of the west-facing meadow overlooking the pond. It has incredible light, ducks in the pond and picturesque pathways leading to the ceremony.”

BLUE SKY RANCH As I-80 West winds beyond the Park City turnoff, one may think they’re driving into unknown wilderness. The hamlet of Wanship—15 minutes east of Kimball Junction—hides a 3,500-acre wooded paradise with lodging, barns, a whiskey distillery and dramatic landscapes. Blue Sky Ranch is a western-inspired getaway for the cowboy, yogi, fly fisherman, equestrian or sports shooter. Nix says, “Yet again, I gravitate to the west-facing ceremony site on their outside patio. What I love about Blue Sky is how the inside of the barn is authentic and Western. I love the rustic hardwood floor and the rope chandeliers. It’s on private land so the band can, and does, play until midnight. They only do one event per weekend, so it is very exclusive. You can do anything here from black tie to mountain chic to cowboy casual.”


Tame That Mane The City Style Bar team offers tips and inspiration for flawless wedding-day makeup and hair. Photos by D’ARCY BENINCOSA Hair and makeup by APRIL BENINCOSA


SISTER TEAM—photographer D’Arcy Benincosa and hair and makeup artist April Benincosa—runs Salt Lake’s City Style Bar for on-the-go gals needing blowouts, updos, waxing and makeup. The world-traveling women have seen their share of style in fashion-forward cities like Paris, Scotland and Tokyo and, luckily for us, bring their expertise to Utah brides seeking chic, elegant, romantic big-day looks. Up or down, side swept or straight, find a look that’s uniquely you. citystylebar.com

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ADD NATURE Nowadays, florals go beyond the bouquet. “One of the best trends over the last three years is hair artists tying the wedding day theme to hair and makeup. Taking blooms from your bouquet and working them into your hair brings cohesion to your entire wedding look,” says D’Arcy Benincosa. Take note: Desert heat zaps blooms fast, so have a bridesmaid remind you to swap out the blooms midway through the day.

HARNESS YOUR INNER QUEEN BEE Bridal crowns became the new veil years ago, but practical brides soon discovered the Pinterest-gorgeous wreaths were often bulky and juvenile. “A favorite natural look of mine is tying blooms together to create understated flower crowns. Most highfashion brides are finding that a big flower crown that circles the entire head is often too much for the big day,” D’Arcy says. “Try adding subtle hints, like a few fall leaves on the side of your bun, or a little vine twisted through a braid rather than huge roses placed all around your head. The larger crowns are going out of style, but the subtle hints of nature are truly a classic look to last through the ages.”

BULK UP It’s taken some time, but women have finally embraced hair extensions as a part of our beauty culture. “With all the dyeing, cutting and teasing our hair goes through,



it’s definitely hard to grow it long and luxurious,” D’Arcy explains. “Luckily, today’s variety of hair extensions offer easy, affordable options and they can look incredibly natural. We rent Laced Hair Extensions for the day of your wedding, but you can also buy your own set from us starting around $300. These extensions are made from real hair, and we recommend getting them dyed to match your current color,” says the light blonde photographer who found extensions that match her own locks without the tedious dyeing. “If you’re planning on wearing them often, we suggest bringing them into the salon or taking them to your own hair dresser so they can cut and layer them to blend in with your own locks. Please make sure your stylist is familiar with cutting extensions, otherwise they could cut them too short and you would waste your money. The extensions will give you that full, luxurious look you’re wanting on your wedding day.”

TAKE NOTES FROM YOUR FAVORITE CELEB CRUSH Worried about looking too on-trend in your wedding photos years from now? “Look at what your preferences have been over the years, not only since you’ve been engaged,” says Benincosa.

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Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe brought on the classic set curls of the ‘50s. Meanwhile, Cindy Crawford’s ‘80s-inspired beach waves. “Some of the most classic looks we see are Kate Middleton and Nicole Kidman’s loose curls, Grace Kelly and Carolyn Bassett’s low buns and Jessica Biel and Gwen Stefani’s large chignons.”

HIRE WEDDING-SPECIFIC STYLISTS WHO USE QUALITY PRODUCTS Wedding-day beauty requires an expert who knows what hair and makeup will last through the day. “A well-versed makeup artist will make sure you look your most lovely and will have high-end products that won’t melt off during the day. While getting a mid-day makeup touch up is recommended, educate yourself on supreme products,” Benincosa suggests. “Ask your makeup artist what line of cosmetics she uses, what kind of finishing spray and powder, and if she will prime your lips, eyes and face. All of these need different primers, by the way. We love Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Avoid the cheaper brands on your wedding day. The same holds true for hair. Make sure to look through the portfolio of images from the first to the last moment of the wedding day to see how the style has held up.”

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DEPARTMENTS Whether you do-it-yourself or hire a planner, incorporate Utah’s latest trends—from must-try hair products to fabulous finds for your newlywed nest— into your wedding planning.



DEPARTMENT | Things We Love

What’s Hot Now Eight things to add to your wedding and newlywed checklists for stylish living, eating and celebrating.


BLACK GOWNS Talk about original. Valen Hunter of Tellurian Events ups the drama factor by styling this bride in a dark, eco-friendly gown by Reformation. It’s a perfect pairing for a beau’s black suit, the bouquet’s white and golden hues and the La Sal Mountain backdrop. “I wanted to create a low impact, minimalist and sustainable elopement ceremony with the landscape as a natural backdrop,” says Hunter who also used local farm and foraged blooms. For more of this inspiration story, find “The Golden Hour” on utahbrideandgroom.com.

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SPECIALIZED SWEETS It’s like a secret a little birdie told you. Pastry chef Cristina Schaub of Birdie’s Bakery bakes delightful, from-scratch pastries including sugar cookies, Belgium chocolate brownies, French apple tarts, scones and Rice Krispie treats. These Utah-shaped cookies make a perfect addition to dessert buffets, welcome bags, favors or thank you gifts. birdiesbakery.com


Tiffany yellow diamond rings with white diamonds and platinum and 18 karat gold settings.


SUNSHINE STONES Amber, honey, saffron and spicy mustard are au courant hues pairing beautifully with camels, grays and whites. The runways and red carpets are celebrating these exciting yellows, and jewelers are taking notice. Couples have so many options when it comes to engagement rings. Many find that, in a sea of white diamonds, there’s something striking about a yellow one. shopcitycreekcenter.com


A WATER BREAK Need a break from all of the planning, scheduling and coordinating? Try float therapy. Float Park City offers sensory deprivation inside your very own float pod. The tank’s water temperature is comfortably toasty at 93.5 degrees, and the 1,000 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt makes staying afloat an easy, uplifting experience. “There are so many benefits to living in a mountain town, but we run our bodies down,” says Float Park City’s owner Kristie Buehner. “Floating is a simple way to reset your body and mind.” One hour session, $50-$75, floatparkcity.com


DEPARTMENT | Things We Love


PRINTS CHARMING Commemorate a memorable road trip, a hike or outdoor adventure and decorate your newlywed nest at the same time with prints from photographer Erin Kate Gouveia. “When you are beginning your life as a married couple in your new home, I believe it’s important to take time filling your space with items that you love,” says Gouveia. “Your home is a reflection of you, and your style should be a collection of meaningful items that tell a story.” erinkatephoto.com


Need a date night idea? A sensational spot to propose? A pre big-day group activity for the wedding party? Ask author Jeremy Pugh for ideas. He’s researched every nook and cranny in Salt Lake City then combined his findings into his book, 100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die. verydynamite.com

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DINNER DELIVERY Before UberEats drove its cold, app-driven car into Salt Lake City, there was Wasatch Fresh, a gourmet food delivery service using fromscratch, whole-food meals perfect for on-the-go fiances or busy newlyweds. Two or five days a week, chef Page Viehweg and her crew deliver meals—think salmon nicoise salad, vegetarian enchiladas and tortellini and sausage soup— to your doorstep just in time to heat it for dinnertime. No chopping. No cooking. Just heat it and eat it. wasatchfresh.com


GREENHOUSE EFFECT The tropical-decor trend intoxicates with exotic blooms, oversized palm fronds and colorful patterns. Just because Utah can’t naturally grow orchids, palms and topiaries doesn’t mean brides and grooms have to celebrate without them. Turn up the heat on your wedding reception inside these gorgeous greenhouses. Cactus & Tropicals’ two valley locales feature topiaries, arbors, fountains and in-bloom flowering plants. Red Butte Garden’s Orangerie flaunts uplit trees and trellises and boasts views of the Wasatch Mountains on one side and Salt Lake City on the other. La Caille’s French garden arboretum overflows with lush greenery, fountains and an oversized crystal chandelier.

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DEPARTMENT | Expert Advice

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Planner Pulse

Secrets for wedding success? Take note from these Utah planners.


A seasoned wedding designer has seen it all: The good, the bad and the ugly. While it may be tempting to trust your BFF to design your wedding, buyer beware. It takes more than a good eye to orchestrate a grand party, and you only get one chance at having a dream wedding. True pros—including these Utah-based experts—execute ranch weddings without the hillbilly, city weddings without the traffic and winter weddings without the frostbite. What makes a wedding work and what doesn’t? These planners reveal their secrets for wedding-day success.

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PLANNER: CHRIS LAVOIE COMPANY: Silver Summit Event Design BIO: Originally from upstate New York, Lavoie boasts more than15 years of experience in the meeting and event industry. He began his career at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, then helped open the St. Regis Deer Valley and finally moved into event production full-time in 2010.

the debris is history. UB&G: What is your favorite wedding from the past year? LAVOIE: Abby and Max married June 26th at Stein Eriksen Lodge. The bride and groom live in Connecticut and hosted family from around the world for their destination wedding. I loved the richness we achieved by stacking texture, color and light. I also loved all of the small details from custom table names, custom toile napkins, Wed Libs (A wedding version of “Mad Libs”). We had over a thousand candles and built custom marquee letters of the bride’s and groom’s initials and a cake table specifically for this wedding.


UB&G: What’s your favorite day-of wedding planner weapon? LAVOIE: Windex wipes are great for getting rid of any fingerprints on glassware, charger plates, picture frames. dirty windows at a venue and just general cleaning up. Safety pins are key. Ninetynine percent of brides have forgotten how to bustle their dresses by the time their wedding rolls around. Safety pins have saved us on numerous occasions when trying to get our brides to the dance floor on time for their first dance. Canned air cans are a fantastic way to remove debris from the table linens without rubbing it into the fabric. A quick blast of canned air and





DEPARTMENT | Expert Advice


PLANNER: KARLEY PARKER COMPANY: Scenemakers BIO: Karley Parker is the Account Executive of Social Events at Scenemakers, a branch of Modern Expo & Events. She has a background in floral design, creates art on the side and loves to bring her client’s vision to life. UB&G: What’s your favorite day-of wedding planner weapon? PARKER: Binder, water, comfortable shoes and sunscreen. UB&G: What’s a favorite wedding of yours from the last year? PARKER: Savannah and Bridger are an artsy young couple that wanted to keep their wedding unconventional, so they chose a private residence in Alpine for their July 1st nuptials. This wedding was a favorite for its use of fruit mixed with floral. It was a hot day in July and having the fruit incorporated made it feel lush, unique and a perfect representation of summer. UB&G: What local products did you use or could you use? PARKER: We used everything in our inventory, which we do rent out.

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COMPANY: Decoration Inc. BIO: Nationally-recognized floral artist and owner of Decoration Inc., a Salt Lake floral boutique with a 25-year history of creating contemporary designs for clients in Park City, Sun Valley, Laguna Beach, Aspen, Sonoma and New York. UB&G: Tell us about one of your favorite small parties. HANSEN: I really loved this a co-ed shower inside Salt Lake’s Studio Eleven. Tom Call served the most amazing food. He comes out with each course to describes the dish, where ingredients were sourced and so on. It’s better than any restaurant, banquet or hotel. UB&G: How did you transform this space?

HANSEN: My inspiration was a loose library theme. I love how textured old libraries are. I wanted to keep a really neutral palette with ivory, tan, grey, white and blush. By doing so, I was hoping the focus would be on all the textures: wood, glass, fur, lucite, linen, leather, bits of brass. I also used books from my personal collection for elevation and notebooks for menus. I styled a bookshelf at the end of the table to create a reading lounge. UB&G: What were the key elements? HANSEN: The grey fauxleather hide topper paired with lucite chairs topped with fur, the little notebooks used for hand-written menus, the limited edition Evian water bottles designed by Christian Lacroix and the green wall built to soften the white loft.

DEPARTMENT | Men’s Fashion

A Colorful Approach Conventional wisdom states that a groom should wear formal black or somber gray. Nonsense. Today, fresh colors offer the man-of-the-moment a way to suit up in uplifting, fashionforward style.


THERE WAS A TIME when color used to be considered a risky approach when garbing a groom. It was guaranteed to attract attention—and not always the right kind. Today, however, men-of-the-moment are fashionably sporting a variety of haute hues during the big day, and the statement they make is one of pure, personalized style. Electric blue, salmon, emerald and burgundy are the hot hues of the season. Paired with any bridal gown, vibrant jackets, trousers and suits provide a fresh take on a groom’s getup. Say goodbye to grey and hello to color.

@TRUEGENTLEMENSUPPLYCO Visit True Gentlemen Supply Company’s new flagship boutique in Sugar House. Stocked with suit samples, thousands of fabric options and a tie wall, the haberdashery has a lounge area and big screen TV that invite guys to watch the big game while shopping for their big day.

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Sock Power Take a cue from the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by complementing a tailored suit with lively stockings.

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Red suits are great year-round for making a bold statement instead of opting for a wild pattern,” Roderick says. “A black shoe dresses it up, while a brown shoe makes it more casual. A jacket can also be worn as a blazer with jeans.” “Blue is a great look for a casual wedding or for your everyday business casual attire. The blazer is a halflinen, half-wool blend from our Ariston collection (on opposite page). The blazer starts at $1,599,” Trapper says. “This plaid look can be worn with jeans or a pair of blue slacks depending on the mood you want to give off.”

@UTAHWOOLENMILLS In 113 years of business, Utah Woolen Mills has never ceased to amaze Utah’s evolving fashion scene. For 2018, UWM adds Tom Nox—starting at $395— to their strong lineup of designer


“Green has been all the rage this year and is expected to continue to be throughout next year,” says Trapper Roderick, owner of True Gentlemen Supply Company. “You will start to see more aggressive textures and patterns in green suits. They’re a great choice because the color is clean and fresh yet simple and noticeably unique.”

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offerings. “We aren’t sacrificing quality of luxury, we’re still the same strong brand,” says stylist Taylor Hawkins. “We just want everyone to be able to be a part of UWM.” “The olive suit has been dormant for the past decade, but man, it is back and more beautiful than ever,” Hawkins says. “Olive is such a great color for most people’s skin tones, too. If you’ve passed on olive before, rethink it. It will give you a great color that’s outside the basic navy, charcoal and gray.”

Like olive, the colors and styles of the 70s are back. Burgundy suits satisfy two important categories for today: casual and formal. If you take a look at this man (above), his suit looks very casual and fun, but if paired with a white tux shirt and black bow tie, he could steal the show at any wedding.” “Bright blue has been around for a couple of seasons but is still a must. Brighter blue suits have so much life and color and versatility,” Hawkins says. “They can be used in any business setting, around the office, at corporate meetings and especially at a wedding. Blues blend so nicely, making them really easy to combine patterns and colors in shirts, ties and pocket squares.”



DEPARTMENT | Men’s Fashion @BECKETT & ROBB “Grooms have more options than ever before to find the perfect color for their weddings. As the days of the rented black tux come to an end, grooms everywhere are experimenting with color and seeing the freshness it brings,” says Beckett & Robb co-owner and CEO Jason Yeats. “Reputable tailors now have access to every color imaginable in wool, linen or cotton.” Yeats’s top tip for grooms? Wear complementary separate jacket and trousers rather than a two-piece suit. He says, “Breaking up a louder color has a way of toning down the look while still making a statement.” Investing in custom pieces is wise because they can be worn long after the wedding.

A Prince of Wales patterned jacket in a bold shade of purple definitely pops. “Broad-peaked lapels add to the strength of this look. This top works with navy trousers and a navy silk grenadine tie,” Yeats says.

“This medium-blue twill cloth in a windowpane pattern is worn as a sport coat and paired with a light blue trouser that echoes the shade of the check in the jacket,” Yeats explains. “I like this paired with a chocolate silk knit tie and a spreadcollar oxford shirt.” “Paired with royal blue trousers, this light green jacket is made with hopsack cloth in a blend of wool, linen and silk,” he says. “Patch pockets and wide peaks make this look casual yet powerful.”

“Here’s a royal blue hopsack jacket in wool and silk, paired with a cotton/linen off-white, trouser. Solids are more formal than patterns, making this pairing somehow both playful and elegant,” says Yeats, who adds a navy grenadine tie and dark loafers to anchor the look.

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For the color-phobe, plaid— like this version in wool, linen and silk—is a great option. “Try with trousers in a vibrant royal blue shade. I prefer ones made of wool and mohair,” he adds. “For a summer wedding, try wearing loafers and no socks.”


Swept Away Four dazzling dos for the DIY bride— and her moms and maids, too Photos by ADAM FINKLE


SURE, the gown is a bride’s obvious show-stopper, but romantic hair and a radiant face complete the dream-day ensemble. Utah is blessed with talented and trustworthy hair and makeup gurus, but what if you just want to do it on your own? We get it. Juan Gutierrez-Naim and Rina Mackenzie—the dream team of Salt Lake’s Estilo Brow & Hair Salon—showcase their favorite DIY looks, all achievable with a little practice and expert-tested product.


SIDE SWEPT DOWN STEP 1: Curl away from the face. A good rule of thumb for curling hair is to grab a section of the hair the size of the barrel of the iron. STEP 2: Approximately 2 to 3 inches from the roots, use an inexpensive 3-row teasing comb to tease the crown of your head. “But don’t go too crazy,” Gutierrez-Naim adds. STEP 3: Try pancaking. And we’re not talking about breakfast. From the front of the face, section off and clip into sections. Twist each section, hold hair end, then with thumb and pointer finger, tease from the roots to the scalp. STEP 4: Pin sections as needed. Spray with sea-salt spray. Loosely pin or leave hanging. Add flowers or comb or even curl it into an updo.

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First step? Plan ahead. “Don’t wait until the last minute. Do a trial run weeks before the wedding and take a few selfies to see if you like it,” Gutierrez-Naim suggests. Color one to two weeks before, says the hair color expert. “The color can settle, and you can tweak if you need to. It takes a week to look perfect.” Next, decide on the look. Outdoor summer weddings call for more relaxed looks than, say, a formal cathedral wedding. Either way, Gutierrez-Naim says, “Go for something youthful and easy.” Gather your tools and start with clean, dry hair. “You know when your hair is at it’s best,” Gutierrez-Naim says. “If you have oily hair, wash that morning. For dry hair, second or third-day hair is best.” Assemble hair clips, salon-quality shampoo and conditioner, ash toner (for blondes), volumizer (for fine hair) and heat protectant. On the wedding day, start by spraying the hair roots with dry shampoo to add texture. “You always want volume on the crown before you start. And part on one side. Symmetry is too harsh for most face shapes.”


SIMPLE HIGH BUN STEP 1: Start with DIY Look #1. Add styling hair powder and pull hair into a high ponytail, leaving some wispy strands around the face. STEP 2: Separate a one-fourth piece of the ponytail and clip toward face. STEP 3: Vigorously tease the ponytail hair, then curl under to arrange as a bun. “It doesn’t have to be perfectly round,” Gutierrez-Naim says. STEP 4: Unclip the one-fourth piece, braid, place around the bun’s base, pin.


ROMANTIC BRAIDS STEP 1: Start with DIY Look #1. “I’m using a smaller barrel iron here because her hair is more fine,” Gutierrez-Naim says. STEP 2: Braid a single loose inverted French braid on each side of your head. Pin. STEP 3: You can stop there or add a crown or fresh flowers.




Juan Guierrez-Naim and Rina Mackenzie

WEDDING-READY RADIANCE Focusing on highlighting, contouring, brows, lashes and lips, Estilo’s Rina Mackenzie offers these tips for matrimonial makeup. 1. Start with clean skin. Schedule microblading six weeks and facial waxing a week before. “In case you break out,” Mackenzie recommends.


BRAIDED CHIGNON STEP 1: Start with DIY Look #1. Separate your hair into three topto-bottom sections—one on each side and one in back. STEP 2: Loosely braid each section. Use texture spray and pancake each braid. STEP 3: Take the middle one, turn under, pin. STEP 4: Fold the outer braids inside. Turn upside down. Pin.

2. Do the dab. Starting with concealer, lightly dab (no, not Cam Newton’s victory dance) onto your ring fingertip. “Your ring-finger pad is the softest,” Mackenzie says. “Then, dab with a makeup sponge after.” Never forget to end with a finishing powder. 3. Shop the right brands. “Some of my favorite places to shop for makeup are Got Beauty (SLC), Sephora and sometimes Ulta. Grocery store products don’t always go into the skin as nicely as the better brands,” Mackenzie says. 4. Keep your eyes on the prize. “Lashes are a must,” she says. Use collagen pads under the eyes for 15-20 minutes before applying makeup. “I don’t believe in lots of colors. Just one color and highlighter is enough.” Fill in brows lightly with a brow pencil or brow mascara. 5. Keep lips light for the ceremony, but darken them for the reception.

Splurge on hair products like those in Balmain’s line for long-lasting hold, healthy glow and clean-smelling hair. Available at Estilo Brow & Hair Salon, SLC.

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“Keep a small bottle of hairspray to primp throughout the day. Always!” –Juan Gutierrez-Naim, Estilo Brow & Hair Salon

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REAL WEDDINGS Want to throw an amazing wedding? Take note as we introduce the couples and the players behind Utah’s most epic celebrations. From city-chic soirees to elegant mountainside fetes, these stylish events are personalized, unique and truly special.






THE COUPLE “We were in nearby halls during our freshman year, and our roommates were friends,” David explains. “I remember laughing with Chelsea when I first saw her dorm room door plastered with hilarious memes.” A week or so later, the couple took a spontaneous weekend road trip to California, driving all Friday night, playing in Laguna Beach on Saturday, then driving home on Sunday. “We have been on a non-stop adventure since,” David says.

THE WEDDING After getting engaged on a Provo hillside on a chilly April night, the duo set their sights on an outdoor wedding during the heat of the summer. “David grew up in the neighborhood right above the Capitol and, after looking at one of the sunsets from the granite patios of the beautiful Capitol, we decided that it would be the perfect spot,” says Chelsea.

THE MOOD The summer evening oozed classic style. Floral arches greeted guests, dark wooden chairs lined tables, formal programs announced events and fresh garlands ran down table centers. Mauve, muted pink, gray and powder blue provided small

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pops of color against the Capitol’s marble terrace. “One of my very favorite elements of the design was the marble name cards,” says wedding planner Rachael Affleck of Rachael Ellen Events, referring to the Capitol building’s stone. “It was classic and timeless yet had a fresh, modern garden-party feel. The gold calligraphy tied in all of the other gold details. Not only did the marble place cards serve as name cards, but they were also small favors for the guests to take home at the end of the night.”

THE MENU “We had a hard time deciding on our wedding meal,” Chelsea admits. They debated street gyros, a corn-dog truck or Greek food, but ultimately decided that finger foods served at a seated dinner didn’t provide the ambiance they envisioned. They decided instead on starters comprised of caprese poppers, sliced steak bruschetta and crab and shrimp cakes. The formal dinner offered classic chopped salad, campanelle carbonara (penne tossed with garlic, wood-grilled chicken, bacon, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, spinach and Alfredo sauce) and gorgonzola-crusted beef. Guests enjoyed a choice of Italian wedding cake or carrot cake for dessert.

THE TUNES The “Changing Lanes” band played classic wedding tunes on the Capitol’s terrace. The newlyweds danced to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Dream a Little Dream.”

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS: “Even though it was a monumental and beautiful day for both of us and was preceded by a lot of planning and attention-to-detail,” Chelsea says, “I look back and think about how peaceful the day was and how, as soon as the day started, I remember thinking that no detail mattered aside from our actual ceremony.”

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PLAYERS: PHOTOGRAPHY: Jacque Lynn, SLC PLANNING/DESIGN: Rachael Ellen Events, SLC FLOWERS: Rachael Ellen Events, SLC VIDEO: Nathan Pickett, Layton CAKE: Flour & Flourish, Lindon LINENS: La Tavola, latavolalinen.com CATERING: Brio, Murray CALLIGRAPHY: Lustr, SLC SIGNAGE/INVITATIONS: Refine Studio, Logan HMUA: Tia Celise, Logan DRESS: Alta Moda Bridal, SLC BAND: Changing Lanes, SLC GETAWAY CAR: Something Vintage Something

Blue, Orem LIGHTING: Moonlight Utah, Orem






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THE COUPLE Rachel and Joey met at California Polytechnic State University where they were study partners during a Beatles Music Appreciation class. Two years later, Joey (a sales and marketing executive for his family’s company, Treehouse California Almonds) proposed to Rachel (employed in online marketing). “Joey is a man of romantic gestures,” Rachel says. Her groom—a hobbyist pilot—invited Rachel on a flight up the California Coast on his birthday. But instead of landing for a romantic dinner, he surprised her with a fly over of his family’s Bakersfield, California farm to unveil a sign below that read, “Will you marry me?”

THE WEDDING The couple set their sights on Woodland in Summit County—where the groom’s family owns a vacation home—to host the reception and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Park City to celebrate the wedding. “It is a beautiful church out in the wilderness,” Rachel describes. “The large windows allow you to see the magnificent red and yellow fall colors of the trees. The wedding date meant a lot to us because it was Joey’s grandma’s birthday.”



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THE MOOD “We love how pretty the outdoors are in Utah,” says Rachel who, with Joey, opted for a rustic-chic party. Vintage antler chandeliers dangled like statement earrings from a clear-tent ceiling. Wood tables held lace table runners, wooden candle holders, table cards flaunting graphics of aspen trees, gilded gold antlers and classic florals in yellow, white and turquoise hues. “We wanted to bring the colors and plants from nature into our wedding.” Vessels spilled over with garden roses, tulips, lavender, dusty miller and rosemary.

THE MENU Influenced by the family’s roots in agriculture, the menu boasted the season’s rich harvest. “We wanted the menu to represent our favorite things in Utah,” Rachel explains. “We wanted our guests to literally get a taste of Utah’s finest.” Elk-carpaccio crostinis, butternut squash lollipops and port-wine braised pheasant corn cakes kicked off the menu. The salad course served up local spinach and romaine, local pears, gorgonzola, candied almonds and dried cranberries with a caramelized onion balsamic dressing. Mesquite-grilled Rocky Mountain red trout was paired with Granny Smith apple chutney, seared cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, tomato, lentils and micro greens. Additionally, grass-fed local beef tenderloin tantalized taste buds alongside corn cilantro risotto and julienne vegetables.

THE TUNES Music sets the tone for any wedding, starting with the heartfelt ceremony and ending with an electrifying reception. So what’s better, a DJ or a live band? Rachel and Joey opted for both: SLC-based DJ Craig Chambers and Beverly Hills-based “James Gang Band” of West Coast Music. The happy newlyweds danced to Ryan Bingham’s “How You Get The Girl.”

PLAYERS: PHOTOGRAPHY: Logan Walker for Pepper Nix Photography, SLC PLANNER: Soirée Productions, Park City CATERING: Culinary Crafts, SLC BAR: High West Distillery, Park City CEREMONY: St. Mary of the Assumption, Park City RECEPTION: Private residence, Wolf Creek Ranch, Woodland FLOWERS: Decoration Inc., SLC RINGS: Geoffrey Young Design, San Francisco, California INVITATIONS: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, Murray GOWN: Casablanca, available at Gateway Bridal, SLC SUITS: John Varvatos, johnvarvatos.com BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Adrianna Papell BAND: James Gang Band, West Coast Music, Beverly Hills, California DJ: Craig Chambers Disc-Connection Inc., Bountiful VIDEOGRAPHY: Chris McClain Productions, West Jordan OFFICIANT: Mike Fish, St. Gabriel, Poway, California






THE COUPLE Ten months before Molly said yes, Seth met his future wife. “We were set up on a blind date by one of Molly’s friends from preschool and one of the firefighters on my crew,” says Seth, a wildland firefighter who grew up in Henniker, New Hampshire. Currently, Molly (an attorney) and Seth reside in Molly’s hometown of Salt Lake City.

THE WEDDING Molly and Seth didn’t think twice when choosing a wedding venue. “Seth lived in Park City when he first moved to Utah, and we thought it would be nice for out of town guests to see Park City,” Molly explains. “We visited the Montage and didn’t even visit any other potential venues.” The autumn date was a no brainer, as well. “We picked the date because I wanted a fall wedding, and Seth’s firefighting schedule ends in November.”

THE MOOD Fusing contemporary décor and autumnal surroundings, the duo chose a palette of aubergine, fuchsia and gold. “I knew I wanted aubergine as the base color to give it a fall feel, but we really wanted something different and memorable,” the bride says. An ultramodern altar hosted glass towers

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of deconstructed floral arrangements featuring lush hydrangeas, calla lilies and phaleonopsis orchids. The drama intensified inside. An X-shaped-table layout and aubergine-hued pendants anchored the room. Lush floral runners flowed across tabletops and floating candles sparkled inside tall glass vessels. Uplighting and plush draperies dressed the ballroom walls.

THE MENU Molly and Seth kicked tradition to the curb. “We didn’t want the usual steak, salmon or chicken,” Molly says. “We really wanted a fall theme with a Utah twist.” Sweet and savory starters included lobster corn dogs with caper aioli, rosemary panna cotta with citrus and shaved beet, scallops with prosciutto and sage, and a Camembert mousse served in cones with citrus marmalade and shaved walnuts. Waiters poured soup—a Utah trout chowder with potato fondant, celery and corn—table side “to make it feel extra special,” Molly says. Guests had their choice of either an eggplant fritter with squash noodles, tomato coulis, arugula and shaved Parmesan (Molly doesn’t eat meat); a buffalo tenderloin (a unique option both Seth and Molly’s mom loved during the tasting) with Paris potato mash, asparagus, blistered heirloom tomatoes, sauce béarnaise; or a seared Chilean sea bass with thyme polenta, artichoke tomato succotash and beurre blanc.

THE TUNES The Gold Standard jazz trio played crooner covers. Molly and Seth took the dance floor as husband and wife to Zac Brown Band’s “Whatever It Is.”


& Events, SLC VENUE AND CATERING: Montage Deer Valley, Park City FLORAL, DESIGN AND RENTALS: Decoration Inc., SLC PAPER GOODS: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, Murray VIDEOGRAPHER: Elements in Motion, SLC HANDFASTING OFFICIANT: Reverend Irene Bozich,

Cottonwood Heights HAIR AND MAKEUP: Soula, SLC ENTERTAINMENT: Gold Standard, SLC LINENS: La Tavola Fine Linens GROOM’S TUXEDO: Ermenegildo Zegna at Utah

Woolen Mills, SLC GROOMSMEN’S TUXEDOS: Men’s Wearhouse, SLC BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Weddington Way LODGING: Montage Deer Valley, The Lodges at Deer

Valley, Park City TRANSPORTATION: Le Bus, Diamond Limo, SLC RINGS: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “A few minutes before the ceremony started, Seth and I snuck away to read our vows and drink a little Champagne. It was a spontaneous and emotional moment where we got to remember the reason for the day and reconnect before we became the center of attention,” Molly says.






THE COUPLE Chelsea (a strategy consultant originally from Ohio) and Tim (an IT director hailing from Massachusetts) met shortly after they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. “We were introduced by mutual friends at a rooftop party on a beautiful September day,” Chelsea recalls. Two years later, Tim proposed one “magical” October day. “He got down on one knee during a walk on Russian Hill at the spot of our first kiss,” she says. “He had arrived just an hour earlier on a cross-country flight from Boston, which included a secret Ohio layover to ask my parents for my hand in marriage.” Currently, Chelsea and Tim are planning to move to Park City.

THE WEDDING The skiers and mountain adventurers set their sights on Utah. “Living in California and having families and friends spread across the country, we wanted someplace unique that our guests could get to easily by plane.” Park City offered a centrally-located town for guests to explore, enjoy and savor. “Many of our guests had never been to Utah before and now many of them can’t wait to come back,” Chelsea says. “When we saw Blue Sky, we knew it was exactly the mountain wedding venue we were looking for.”

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Autumn was the season of choice. “We chose October because we both love the fall. The foliage is beautiful, and the temperature is perfect.”

THE MOOD The weekend reflected the couple’s love for mountain-chic elegance and good ol’ fashioned fun. “We wanted all of our wedding elements to complement the beauty of the mountains, yet add a flare of elegance and sophistication,” says Chelsea of the décor boasting shades of navy, copper and magenta with accents of yellow and mixed metals. “We viewed our wedding as two distinct parts: ceremony and reception. We wanted guests to leave the ceremony with love in their hearts and tears in their eyes. And we wanted them to leave the reception saying, ‘That was the best party ever!’”

THE CUISINE “We picked a menu that showcased the season and mountain cuisine that we love so much for our family and friends who were coming from out of town,” Chelsea says. Jalapeño corn bread and a winter green salad kicked off the meal. Next up, guests enjoyed “Stream and Prairie” entrees of panfried Utah trout and Niman Ranch New York Strip steak, both served with smoked root vegetables. Sweet treats finished the mountain-chic menu. “We both love chocolate chip cookies and found a great local bakery, Midway Country Kitchen, to supply them. We also had a dessert bar with s’mores and apple fritters provided by High West.”

THE TUNES Dinner music ranged from Frank Sinatra to the Fugees. To satisfy Chelsea and Tim’s desire to have “the best party ever,” the DJ blasted popular tunes from their high school and college days through today, ending with an “epic” rendition of Journey’s famous “Don’t Stop Believing.” Bruce Springsteen’s “Happy” serenaded the newlyweds during their first dance. “We both fell in love with it the moment we heard it together and knew it was right for our first song,” Chelsea says.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT “The walk down the aisle,” says Chelsea. “Walking with my dad, Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D’ playing, all my family and friends before me, the mountains in the background and all of the details from months of planning seen out of the corner of my eye. But as I rounded the corner, everything else faded away, and it was just Tim and me together in the world.”

PLAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sparkle Photography, Park City WEDDING COORDINATION: Harvest Moon, Park City CATERING: High West, Wanship CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: Blue Sky, Wanship FLOWERS: Artisan Bloom, Draper LIGHTING AND DRAPERY: Moon Light Utah, Orem INVITATIONS: Frost Street Studio GOWN: Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC SUITS: Indochino BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Amsale, Bella Bridesmaids BRIDAL PARTY HAIR AND MAKEUP: Versa Artistry, Sandy CEREMONY MUSIC: String Love, Park City RECEPTION MUSIC: DJ Pauly, Park City VIDEOGRAPHY: Chris McCainn, Salt Lake City TRANSPORTATION: Snow Country Limo, Park City REHEARSAL DINNER: Tupelo, Park City






Juliana Yee & Briggs Matheson

San Francisco attorneys Juliana and Briggs met while attending Stanford Law School. After four years of dating, Briggs proposed to Juliana at a ryokan—a traditional Japanese inn or small hotel—during a vacation in Japan.


They set their sights on a wedding held in Briggs’ home state. “Most of our guests had never been to Utah before, and we wanted to show them its best features,” Juliana says. “Aspen Meadows showcased Utah’s natural beauty. We loved the aspen trees, and the yurt at the top of the hill sealed the deal.” The couple rented several houses inside The Village at the Shores near the Jordanelle Reservoir, where most of their guests stayed. Thursday evening they hosted a dinner at Cannella’s in Salt Lake City for family and the wedding party. Friday activities included pontoon boating and jet skiing on the Jordanelle, followed by a pig roast at the Hailstone Event Center.



THE MOOD “We wanted an elegant mountain theme with Japanese touches to reflect our shared Japanese heritage, since we are both half-Japanese,” Juliana says. Her origami-inspired gown and Ikebana-style flower arrangements elevated the celebratory mood. “The focal point of the reception space was 1,000 paper

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cranes, folded by the bride’s mother and close friends,” says designer Leslie Price of Leslie Dawn Events describing the paper crane chandelier floating above the dance floor.

THE CUISINE Japanese elements were reflected in the food, which included a chicken katsu sandwich appetizer and teriyaki-style flank steak. The menu focused on local ingredients, including Utah peaches, corn and trout. “The guests ate a fantastic family-style dinner while listening to the speeches of close friends and family. They concluded the evening dancing under the soft glow of bistro lighting. Java was a staple as the guests were treated to a coffee truck as well as fresh bean favors,” says Price. Flour & Flourish prepared a two-tier cake featuring coconut passionfruit on the top layer and chocolate on bottom.


PLAYERS: PHOTOS: Kristina Curtis, SLC PLANNER: Leslie Price, SLC CATERING: Savoury Kitchen, Park City CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: Aspen Meadows,

Woodland FLOWERS: Sax Romney Floral and Event Design, SLC RENTALS: Moon Light Utah, Orem RINGS: La Bijouterie, San Francisco, California INVITATIONS: Refine Studio, Logan GOWN: Carolina Herrera via Jin Wang, San Francisco,

California BRIDE’S MAKEUP: Brynn Thomas, SLC BRIDE’S HAIR: Natalie Clark, SLC SUITS: Alton Lane, San Francisco, California BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: BHLDN ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Keith Allen, Utah Live Bands, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: Jared Wortley Films, SLC





Reema Padia & Spencer Reed


THE COUPLE “I bought a one-month subscription to Match.com,” Reema says. “I created a search and saw Spencer on that list. I thought he was very cute and saw that he had completed college in North Carolina, which is where I’m from. A few messages back and forth led to our first date at a lunch spot in Salt Lake City.” After that initial three-hour date, the duo dated for two years before Spencer proposed to Reema atop a Sugar House Park hillside. “Spencer set up a large canopy tent and a grilling station for salmon. We ate dinner and drank my favorite wine. I then saw a group of our closest friends walking up the hill.” Oblivious to Spencer’s big surprise, she greeted their friends, then turned around to see Spencer on one knee.

THE WEDDING “The Temple Har Shalom is a blank canvas with a beautiful [Park City] backdrop, and it allowed us to really personalize our wedding and reception to be exactly what we wanted,” Reema says. “We chose the date because all of our other big relationship events— the day we started dating and got engaged—were in June, and we wanted to get married before I graduated from residency on June 23, and we moved to Seattle.”

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THE MOOD A baraat—an Indian wedding procession for the groom—led guests from the Westgate Hotel to the Temple Har Shalom. Reema’s mother greeted Spencer and performed a blessing to welcome him to the venue. Next, the procession followed a path adorned with flower petals and intricate designs made of white flour. A mandap, or altar, made of aspen trees and light drapery sheltered the Hindu ceremony. Guests blessed the newlyweds with white rice and petals.

THE CUISINE Utah’s legendary Indian restaurant Bombay House catered the affair. The menu included saag paneer, chana masala, chicken makhni, naan, raita, chili paneer, samosas and tandoori chicken. Instead of cake, Reema and Spencer opted for brownies (from Hatch Family Chocolates), gulab jamun and ice cream.

THE TUNES DJ Tej played a medley of Indian and American music.


Events, Murray, UT FLOWERS: Fleur & Stems, SLC WEDDING CATERER: Hruska’s Kolaches, SLC RECEPTION CATERER: Bombay House, SLC CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: Temple Har Shalom, Park City SUITS: Tuxedo Junction, SLC ENTERTAINMENT: Tejmohan Bhatia, DJ Tej, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: Forevermore Films, Monroe OFFICIANT: Brijeshkumar Raval, Las Vegas






THE COUPLE Two years after Daniel and Michelle met through mutual friends, Daniel dropped to his knee on Michelle’s birthday during a hike on Squaw Peak, overlooking Provo. The newlyweds live in Vineyard in Utah County, where he’s a mechanical engineer and she’s a Vivint Solar executive assistant.

THE WEDDING “I wanted a venue with an ultimate backyard-wedding feel,” Michelle says of Quiet Meadow Farms in Mapleton. “This place is tucked up against the most beautiful mountains, and the weather could not have been more perfect. My

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oldest brother Branden married us, which made the ceremony personal and special. We had our darling nieces as flower girls and my nephew as the ring bearer.” The evening before the wedding, the couple hosted dinner following a family temple session.

THE MOOD “It’s tough to beat Mother Nature,” Michelle says of the farm nestled into the mountainside. Goats and chickens grazed freely through orchards of apple and peach trees. Lush greenery, farmhouse tables and twinkling lights added party flair to the barn-side meadow. Baskets held blankets tagged with

handmade notes that read “to have and to hold in case you get cold.” The duo opted for neutral colors for the flowers, decorations and bridesmaids’ gowns.

THE CUISINE A sit-down plated dinner added formality to the farm fête. After enjoying a mixed green salad with roasted butternut squash, maplepecan and lemon tahini dressing, guests dined on entrees of either peppercorn fillet of beef with mango chutney or seared salmon with lemon caper sauce.

THE TUNES “I made our playlists, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. They had a soft, easy, acoustic, singer/songwriter-type feel,” Michelle says. Favorite slow songs included “You Are Mine” by Spencer Coombs featuring Holley Maher and “I’m Yours” by Secret Nation.


Quiet Meadow Farms, Mapleton FLOWERS: Prows House Floral, Pleasant Grove RENTALS: Alpine Rental, Alpine BRIDE’S RING: Wilson Diamonds, Provo INVITATIONS: Westend Girl Studio, Provo GROOM’S SUIT: J.Crew, City Creek Center, SLC GROOMSMENS’ TIES: Nordstrom, City Creek Center, SLC






THE COUPLE Peggy (a marketing consultant) and John (a wealth advisor) met at a Greek concert in Las Vegas when Peggy’s friend recognized John from a parody video she saw on YouTube. Peggy’s friends partied that night with John’s friends, then, after four years of dating Peggy, John was ready for the next move. “Given that we had met at a Greek concert, I saw the perfect opportunity to fittingly propose at one,” John says. “Peggy and her girlfriends had planned a weekend getaway to Vancouver to see one of their favorite singers. Unbeknownst to Peggy, I had notified the concert organizer of my plans to propose and was able to coordinate a moment with the musician to bring her on stage. Once she walked on, I came out with ring in hand and asked her to marry me in front of the entire audience. Amidst tears and cheers from the crowd, she said ‘yes.’”

THE WEDDING Salt Lake City’s 100-year-old Holy Trinity Cathedral hosted Peggy and John’s traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony. “The location was particularly meaningful to us because John’s parents and grandparents were also married there,” Peggy says. “The Greek Orthodox Sacrament of Marriage is unique in many ways, but primarily in that the ceremony has remained almost entirely unchanged since its origination centuries ago.” Peggy created a personalized touch to the traditional ceremony by adding a sentimental inscription in John’s ring for him to discover during the ceremony.

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THE MOOD “We opted for an elegant, black-tie affair with a neutral color palate to underscore the historic beauty of the Grand Hall,” says the bride. “In typical Greek fashion, however, our wedding was themed around one word: party!” Food action stations, custom cocktails, musical performances and traditional Greek plate-breaking amped up the celebration.

THE MENU Live food stations included flaming Saganaki cheese appetizers and an ice-sculpted cocktail luge. A formal plated dinner began with spinach and arugula salad topped with tart cherries, sweet ricotta and hazelnuts tossed with a local honey vinaigrette and garnished with edible flowers. Next, caterers served chicken rotolo stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese and prosciutto or a beef tenderloin medallion with natural jus. To top off the meal, loukoumades (Greek donut holes fried on sight and tossed in honey and powdered sugar), mini cannoli, and goat cheesecake bites with raspberry compote and chocolate bouchon were served for dessert. Late-night offerings included mini Greek gyros and mini souvlaki skewers provided by Aristo’s Greek Restaurant, movie theater popcorn, milk chocolate sea salt popcorn and chocolate chip sea salt cookies courtesy of The Blended Table.

THE PLAYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Elisha Braithwaite Photography, SLC WEDDING PLANNER: Fuse Weddings and Events, SLC CATERING: The Blended Table, SLC LOUKOUMADES: GR Kitchen, Midvale CAKE: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy COCKTAIL HOUR APPETIZERS AND LATE-NIGHT SNACKS: Aristo’s Greek Restaurant, SLC CEREMONY SITE: Holy Trinity Cathedral, SLC RECEPTION SITE: The Grand Hall at the Union Pacific

Depot, SLC FLOWERS: Blooms & Co, SLC HAIR: Tatum Wetzel Hair MAKEUP: Jill Marie Makeup AUDIO RENTALS: Performance Audio, SLC PHOTO BOOTH: Piato Marketing, SLC RINGS: Hancock Jewelers, Draper INVITATIONS: Le Paperie & Company, Los Alamitos,

California GOWN: Berta Bridal, available locally at Alta Moda Bridal, SLC SUITS: Burberry, burberry.com CEREMONY VIOLIN: Flavia Cervino Wood, SLC CEREMONY GUITAR: Michael Lucarelli, Holladay RECEPTION MUSIC: Oneiro Greek Band, Warren, Michigan; Otis Day and the Knights, Burbank, California; DJ V Mike Varanakis, SLC VIDEOGRAPHY: High Tower Films, SLC OFFICIANTS: Father Elias Koucos and Father Mario Giannopoulos





Cameron Beckham & Michael Frantz ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY AUGUST 12 Photos by JACQUE LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

THE COUPLE “We met on Hinge, a dating app that connects users based on our mutual Facebook friends,” explains Cameron of the Seattle-based connection. Michael (a portfolio manager with UBS Financial Services) led Cameron (a senior financial manager for Microsoft) on an adventurous first date that included skydiving and a spontaneous road trip to Portland. “The date continued with drinks at a Peruvian restaurant, Champagne and pizza, and ended with our first kiss in the middle of the street in downtown Portland,” Cameron says. After nine months of dating, Michael proposed on a Tuesday night, then surprised Cameron with a Portland getaway.

THE WEDDING “Although we’re from Texas, my family has been skiing in Utah since the late ‘80s and bought their first condo in Deer Valley in 2005. I spent a summer living in Deer Valley after graduating from college in 2008 and fell in love with it in the summer time,” Cameron says. “I love the way St. Regis is tucked into the side of the mountain. Mike and I are really into skiing and hiking, so getting married at the base of a ski run surrounded by nature was a no-brainer.” The couple’s pastor flew from Christ-St. Paul’s in South Carolina to officiate.

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THE MOOD “Love is an adventure” became an underlying theme. “The décor was garden-inspired—a bit wild and ethereal. It turned out very magical,” Cameron says. Blooms, tableware and linens featured soft colors like blush, sage and rose gold. Tables showcased wooden block table numbers signifying shared activities including skydiving, scuba diving and spelunking. “We hired an artist to paint a live painting of the reception from the edge of the dance floor. Now, we have something to hang in our home to remember the night forever.” Guests threw paper airplanes for the couple’s farewell before Cameron and Mike rode away in a 1930’s limousine.

THE CUISINE “I don’t eat red meat, so we wanted to provide a choice between steak and fish. We chose the trout to support local fishing and to give our guests a taste of Utah’s delicious trout, sourced from Ogden. The steak was another taste of home as it came from a ranch in Washington where we both live,” Cameron says. “The late night snacks were chosen as a nod to our personal latenight cravings. For him, it’s Dick’s, a local drive-in burger joint in Seattle. My choice was true to my southern roots and was inspired by Whataburger’s late-night breakfast menu, a fast-food chain my friends and I spent a lot of time at growing up.” Wine was an important part of the menu. “It was very important to my father, who is somewhat of a collector.”

THE TUNES “Groove Merchants” turned up the party scene. “They were so fun,” Cameron says. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” ushered in the newlyweds during their first dance as husband and wife.

PLAYERS: PHOTOS: Jacque Lynn Photography, SLC DESIGN AND PLANNING: Michelle Leo Events, Sandy VENUE AND CATERING: St. Regis, Deer Valley FLOWERS: Urban Chateau, SLC RENTALS: Diamond Rental, Murray; Michelle Leo Events, Sandy RINGS: T. Anthony Jewelers, Seattle GOWN: Cicada, Seattle SUITS: Joseph Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse, SLC BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: Sorella Vita, Bellevue Bridal, Bellevue BAND: Groove Merchants VIDEOGRAPHY: Chris McClain, SLC



GET INSPIRED Decorating ideas and inspiration for your newlywed nest.



from the experts

INSPIRATIONS Fun, flirty and fresh. Local pros weigh in on what’s trending in the Utah wedding world: evergreen backdrops, minimal design and meadow gatherings.




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Meadow Minded

Getting hitched alone or accompanied by only a few friends offers intimacy, beauty and, ultimately, a focus on what matters most: marrying the love of your life. Photographer D’Arcy Benincosa joins floral designer Sarah Winward to enlighten Utah couples on the art of eloping with unforgettable style. Photos by D’ARCY BENINCOSA



“An intimate ceremony in the mountains allows you to keep the numbers small, the location private and the ceremony space focused on the wonders of nature,” says Benincosa of the Little Cottonwood Canyon meadow she discovered off the side of the road. “Forget large arch installations and 200 folding chairs. Find a field of wild flowers, bring a few chairs—or even stand—and bask in the silent stillness of the grand mountains.”

Don’t let social media “friendships” dictate your invite list. “With a small party, you can get married just before sunset and still have time to capture photos of the entire wedding party during the golden hour,” Benincosa says. “All of these images were taken in a 90-minute time frame, from start of ceremony, to bride and groom portraits, to group portraits. With a small gathering, the most beautiful light can be captured during the entire ceremony.”




AVOID NEWLYWED DEBT Breathtaking and low budget? Have your cake (pun intended) and eat it, too. “You could save thousands of dollars on your wedding venue and put it towards a house, a honeymoon or into savings,” Benincosa recommends. “You can’t get any better than the views and vistas of the Utah mountains. Finding the perfect location is easy with enough scouting and attention to where and when it’s appropriate to set up a small ceremony site.”

EXTROVERTS NEED NOT APPLY If hosting a big audience is outside your wheelhouse, running away together to a sensational locale is an option. “If you’re a couple who values simple, beautiful, minimal and you don’t want the hassle of planning a big wedding, a small gathering in the mountains is just the thing for you,” Benincosa says.

IGNORE TRENDS Put away the checklists, to-dos and must-haves, and remember what this journey is all about. “Love is the reason,” Benincosa says. “Get married to the love of your life in the location you love the most. In Utah, we choose mountains over sea any day of the week.”

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Winward, SLC PAPER FLOWERS: Afloral.com GOWN: Houghton NYC via Loho Bride,

Los Angeles MAKEUP AND HAIR: Bella Cosa Beauty, SLC PAPER SUITE: The Little North Sea Studio RING: Albert Diamond Exchange, Calgary




Less Is More

Want party design with maximum impact? Try a minimalist approach. Rachael Affleck of Rachael Ellen Events and photographer Kenzie Victory reject the conventional overdone dÊcor, princess gown and endless guest list. Instead, they focus on what matters most—a couple starting its life together. Follow these five tips to harness sophisticated style for a Scandi-chic winter celebration. Photos by KENZIE VICTORY

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ATTRACT OPPOSITES Like marriage, wedding design is a delicate balancing act. “It’s all about opposites and the way they work together to evoke a feeling of chic modernism without skipping out on feminine bridal details,” says Rachael Affleck of Rachael Ellen Events. Modern cymbidium blooms next to old-fashioned carnations? Marbled cake frosting in pink hues? Black tuxedo paired with the stark white gown? Yes, yes and yes.

MAKE A STATEMENT The simplicity of this stark gown makes it jaw-dropping, and it is accentuated by the fine jewels complementing it. Pairing simple fashion with statement jewels like bold, geometric earrings and unique diamond rings creates a oneof-a-kind look. “J. Brooks Jewelers pieces provided the perfect amount of classic timelessness to balance the modernity in the rest of the design,” Affleck explains.

KEEP IT TAILORED Never has a ponytail looked so cool. “We dressed the bride in a sleek, modern Halston Heritage gown. We kept her hair in a messy-but-chic ponytail for a twist on the traditional up-do,” Affleck says. “Our groom wore a classic tux that provided the perfect amount of tradition to balance and contrast our fashion-forward bride.”



GO FOR GOLD A single table candleholder mirrors a mountain silhouette, a sentimental backdrop for many Utahns. “Use a geometric taper candle holder as the focal piece to give the design a wonderful linear yet romantic feel,” Affleck suggests. Flatware, wine cups and floral containers provide a metallic shine next to taupe carnations, tea roses, garden roses and lisianthus. Yellow cymbidium orchids and calla lilies frame the neutral-hued bridal bouquet, while scabiosa and allium add a touch of lavender and gray.

PREP YOUR GUESTS Keep that guest list pared down and announce your minimal-chic soiree with pretty paper. “This invitation suite is a perfect balance between modern and romantic featuring a bold type paired with soft floral details,” Affleck says. Help your photographer style your invitation suite on the wedding day by adding bloom clippings, Frou Frou Chic ribbon and a velvet ring box. “These details feel luxe, mod and feminine all at once.”

VENDORS: FLOWERS AND STYLING: Rachael Ellen Events, SLC PHOTOS: Kenzie Victory, Provo CAKE: Flour & Flourish, Orem RIBBON: Frou Frou Chic, froufrouchic.com RING BOX: The Mrs. Box, themrsbox.com DRESS: Rent the Runway, renttherunway.com SUIT: The Black Tux, theblacktux.com RING: J. Brooks, SLC HAIR AND MAKEUP: Katie Livingston, Riverton INVITATION: Script Merchant, scriptmercantile.com RENTALS: Anthropologie at City Creek, SLC; Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC; Crate & Barrel at Fashion Place, Murray

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A Wrinkle in Time

Minimal of color can be magical, especially when a site is dark and moody. Leslie Price of Leslie Dawn Events and photographer Alixann Loosle enter La Caille’s deep forest at dusk to create a quiet design that caresses and calms. This enchanting retreat captures the charm of a captivating storybook romance. Photos by ALIX ANN LOOSLE



Lucky for Utah couples, the mountains boast sensory delights like the smell of pine, the sounds of bubbling creeks and the caress of gentle breezes. Take La Caille, for example. “La Caille is such a sensational venue,” Leslie Price of Leslie Dawn Events says. “The grounds are truly breathtaking with the lush greenery as a backdrop. It really brought out the shades of gray in the design palette.”

Price harnesses wedding-day fantasy with a grown-up, fairy-tale flair. Enhanced by neutral-hued florals, moody lighting and organic materials, a forest nook channels a magical moment of delight with textural shades of gray—concrete, linen and ceramic. “Additionally, I pulled in matte gray candles to bring in softness and create a dim and mysterious aesthetic.”



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THINK NATURALLY The cool hues of texture-rich and organic materials—concrete table, marble place cards and artisanal plates—create the intrigue of a mysterious and, of course, romantic setting. “The stone swan seats are unique and added such an unexpected element to the table design,” says Price who capitalized on the garden’s existing table and benches.

POLISH THE DETAILS Avoid a breeze sweeping away programs and place cards by opting for stone instead. “I love the idea of incorporating marble into the place cards instead of using classic paper goods,” Price explains. “I found lovely marble coasters and Karli Noel Calligraphy expertly wrote the names on them. I felt it finished off the design with a polished feel.”

DESIGN TOWARD DUSK Waiting to party past sunset has its benefits. Evenings provide cooler temperatures, while sunset shadows deepen the textures of bark, leaves and pods. “I love florals with texture,” Price says of dahlias, eryngium, andromeda and fern. “The Potted Pansy shows off textural blooms that don’t lose the soft romance we were striving to create.”

VENDORS: DESIGN AND PLANNING: Leslie Dawn Events, SLC PHOTOGRAPHER: Alixann Loosle, SLC VENUE: La Caille, Sandy GOWN: Natalie Wynn Design, SLC SUIT: H&M at City Creek, SLC FLORIST: Potted Pansy, Pleasant Grove CALLIGRAPHY: Karli Noel Calligraphy, Midvale PAPER GOODS: Jeneze Designs, Spanish Fork HAIR AND MAKEUP: Brynn Thomas, SLC CAKE: Flour and Flourish, SLC



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fashion, food, flowers

FEATURES An unforgettable wedding arouses every sense: sight, taste, smell, touch and sound. Take a deep breath and revel in the art of bridal beauty, adventurous cuisine, fine paper and foraged flowers.



Sit Pretty The extra-large ballgown is back. But now, it’s all grown up with the perfect accessory: show-stopping skin. Bitsy Bridal proudly presents this ivory and silver tulle ball gown ($5,500) with V-neckline front and back, sweetheart-lined bodice, natural waist, boxpleated skirt and chapel train.

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Cue up Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and make way for the main (fashion) event. Showstoppers—like these gowns from our favorite Utah boutiques—flaunt fine fabrics and sophisticated silhouettes. Paired with sparkling jewels, glowing skin and classic hairstyles, these head-to-toe ensembles shine from “I do” to the last dance. Photos by JACQUE LYNN Hair by STEVEN ROBERTSON & DENISE GORST OF STEVEN ROBERTSON HAIR Makeup by KRISTEN PACK ARD ARTISTRY



Into the White When one ring isn't enough, go for two. Bask in the glow of luxurious bohemian gems inspired by the Lotus, a flower that pushes up through a pond's water to grow. Ole Lynggaard diamond pavĂŠ Lotus ring in 18k yellow gold, $6,500; Ole Lynggaard white moonstone Lotus ring with rose gold leaves and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $4,500; Ole Lynggaard white moonstone earrings in 18k yellow gold, $1,600. All from O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC

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Think Pretty in Millennial Pink From rosé-all-day to pink-dipped everything, we can’t get enough of the grapefruit-hued, sunset-tinted, Grand Budapest Hotel shade. Enter Harlow Bridal’s strapless A-line tulle Jenny Yoo gown ($900) with a natural waist and crossover bodice that supports and slims. Urban Chateau’s Erin Keller ties together a wildflower bouquet filled with nigella, hellaborus, amaranthus and scented geranium.



Go Long Proof that sleeves can be sexy. This ball gown ($6,890) from Bitsy Bridal flaunts a transparent V-neckline bodice made with Sophie Hallette lace and a Guiupre lace border. The silk faille skirt showcases box pleats and a cathedral length train. Rahaminov diamond chain necklace in 18k yellow gold, $7,150; O.C. Tanner Collection three stone oval diamond ring with center and side diamonds with halo diamonds, $12,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC; Crystal drop earrings, $58, Katie Waltman, Millcreek; Bouquet by Soil & Stem.

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Give ‘Em The Cold Shoulder This off-the-shoulder silk shantung fit-to-flare gown ($2,950) from Bitsy Bridal drips with Hollywood glamour. Add a tulle veil to complement the architectural seams. Penny Preville open circle diamond earrings in 18k white gold, $8,185, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC



Strapless In Salt Lake Gateway Bridal showcases a strapless trumpet gown ($1,355) that will have you dancing all night long. Made of a structured Mikado silk, the frock offers soft embroidered lace on the skirt and along the hem, plus the simple shape pairs beautifully with a colorful bouquet of godetia, ranunculus and roses from Urban Chateau. Crystal hexagon earrings, $54, Katie Waltman, Millcreek

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Transparent Beauty Nude-under-lace gowns rule the runways. This underlay highlights exquisite guipure lace and brings a vintage air to this cap-sleeve gown ($4,100) from Pritchett Bridal designed with a scalloped V-neckline and a slim, figureflattering fit. The classic mermaid silhouette flows to a floor-puddling train for a dramatic finish. Mikimoto white South Seas pearl earrings with diamond pave set in 18k white gold, $26,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC; Bouquet by Soil & Stem



Smell the Roses Fun and fabulous? We think so. This two-piece Venice lace sheath bridal gown ($2,495) from Pritchett Bridal shows off a strapess sweetheart bodice, cashmere lining and sparkle tulle underlay, low back, detachable Watteay train with tiered horsehair hem detail and chapel train. Crystal earrings, $38, Katie Waltman, Millcreek; Ole Lynggaard diamond pavĂŠ Lotus ring in 18k yellow gold, $6,500, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC

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Sound the Trumpets Say “I do” to sexy and super fun. A peek-a-boo crochet lace bodice tops Gateway Bridal’s Kinsale gown ($895) and the ensemble’s figure-flattering cut and relaxed flare is designed for dancing. Vetch, garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and foxglove spill from this bouquet by Soil & Stem. Gold dangle earrings with clear stone, $54, Katie Waltman, Millcreek



Dig Deep Plunging necklines are all the rage on and off the runway, so don’t be shy. This ivory organza bridal ball gown, Alençon-lace bodice with Venice-lace applique, deep-V plunging neckline, ribbon sash at natural waist and chapel train ($2,175) from Pritchett Bridal boldly begs to be escorted down the aisle. Ole Lynggaard white moonstone earrings in 18k yellow gold, $1,600, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC. Bouquet by Urban Chateau.

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Take A Bow Have an OMG! moment in this gem from Bitsy Bridal. Mikado—a heavy silk with sparkly sheen—molds this trumpet-flare gown ($4,025) with boat neckline, U-shaped back, a chapel train and detachable cathedral bow train. Crystal earrings, $38, Katie Waltman, Millcreek

Photographs by: Jacque Lynn Photography, SLC Hair: Steven Robertson & Denise Gorst for Steven Robertson Hair, SLC Models: Gates Campbell, McCarty Talent Agency; Monica Hobbs Makeup: Kristen Packard Artistry, SLC Venue: Travis J Studio, Draper



a feast FOR THE



Get ready for an action-packed culinary adventure. Utah’s top caterers dazzle tastebuds with new ingredients, flavorful combinations and imaginative menus.

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CHARCUTERIE & GREENS Charcuterie is not just a fun word to say— this meat-and-cheese combo has evolved from an at-home entertaining staple to a wedding art form. “Charcuterie plates are beautiful and can be arranged in so many different ways to accommodate the needs, tastes and preferences of the client,” The Blended Table’s Emery Lortscher explains. “Plus, they display local products from a variety of places.” Lortscher suggests local cheesemakers like Mesa, Beehive and Shepherd, and local producers including Creminelli and Beltex. “We also make an inhouse cured beef that is a divine offering to add into the mix.” These platters elevate the taste level at any soiree. The team suggests pairing meats and cheeses with locally-made sweets like hand-rolled truffles, artisanal cookies, local chocolates and pastries. Need vegetarian options? No problem. Pickled and fresh veggies, olives and assorted nuts served with savory spreads like hummus and red pepper feta pack huge flavor without the meat. The Blended Table prefers to pair any platter with a micro-green salad and edible flowers drizzled with chamomile honey.





Want to fire up those guests? Present a pizzaiolo (the Neapolitan term for pizza maker) alongside a woodfired pizza oven and eccola, dinner is served in style. “Wedding couples are more savvy than ever,” says Culinary Crafts founder Mary CraftsHomer. “They want farm-totable foods, plus they want everything cooked fresh onsite.” Catering to that request, Crafts and her team recently added a mobile pizza oven to their fleets.

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Food trucks are popular for a reason. The mobile popups offer niche food at a reasonable price in a casual venue. “Everyone loves ethnic street food, and brides are no exception,” says Culinary Crafts’ Mary Crafts-Homer whose team serves these zesty bites at wedding tents, barns and ranches throughout Utah. “We’re dishing up tacos with corn fundido, homemade sweet-and-savory pretzel bites, Polish sausages with kraut and mustard, Mexican corn on the cob with all the fixings, churros and dulce de leche and the new hot item, ramen, done every way you can imagine.”



NITRO ICE CREAM What initially looks like a witch’s potion happens to be the latest food trend to hit our sweetcrazed state. “To add a live, dynamic food and beverage experience to a social hour or reception-style event, try nitrogen ice cream,” says La Caille’s event director Rachael Masten. “Our Executive Chef Billy Sotelo and Banquet Chef Zach Howa created a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Station, and it’s been a raging success.” The La Caille culinary team starts with a cream base, then blends it with any number of flavors followed by liquid nitrogen, which freezes the mixture into ice cream. “This is a fun, foggy and dramatic presentation which leaves guests talking.”

For decades, flaming Irish coffees have been a popular staple at La Caille. “Guests watch in awe as their drinks are crafted right before them,” says events director Rachael Masten. “Our bartenders start with a large sugar-rimmed glass coated with warm Jameson Irish Whiskey. Once the glass is full and coated, they light it on fire. The sugar crystalizes and, while it burns, we sprinkle cinnamon on top. The toasted cinnamon sparks and crackles.” Lastly, the mixologist adds Kahlua, Millcreek Coffee and Chantilly cream.

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EAT THE ART Spark conversation between guests using interactive appetizer stations like this cuisine canvas by Done To Your Taste. “Our build-your-own caprese is a work of art packed with fresh ingredients arranged in a stunning composition,” says Eileen Dunn. “Guests stop, look, appreciate, and remark.” Ingredients can include fresh pesto, heirloom tomatoes, basil, Utah cherry balsamic glaze, edible flowers, fresh mozzarella, orange sea salt and black crystal salt, tomato tapenade and garlic focaccia croutons. utahbrideandgroom.com




These days, hosts and their guests know more about food quality, sourcing and nutrition than ever before. And, although trendy, the Whole30, ketogenic, Mediterranean and Paleo diets share one common theme: clean, unprocessed foods. “Utah has access to almost every high-quality ingredient imaginable that strengthens any menu in color, aroma and flavor,” says Kate Jensen of Lux Catering and Events. “Whether it’s ethically-raised beef and pork from Snake River Farms, free-range poultry from Redbird Farms or fresh greens from Park City Strong Vertical Gardens, food is better when it’s fresher.” By serving local ingredients, hosts share cuisine that tastes delicious, strengthens the local economy, and is healthier and more nutritious.

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PHO SHO Remember fondue fountains? Caterers retired those years ago, but the kitschy chocolate-or-cheese displays inspired a food-performance revolution. “Action stations are unique and exciting. They involve your guests, and they are incredibly flexible,” says Lux Catering & Event’s Katie Jensen. Small buffet tables placed in various venue locations keep guests circulating— read: no long buffet lines—and offer a variety of food options. “Our favorites serve mainstream food trends like tacos, s’mores, sliders and a caprese carving station. Right now, our personal favorite is pho.” Offer rice noodles, hot broth and your choice of meats, Asian veggies and condiments.



International cuisine packs big flavor into wedding menus. “These new flavors have been and will continue to be a great way to personalize a wedding menu,” suggests Derek Deitsch of Cuisine Unlimited. “We are starting to see even more international spices—especially from southeast Asia—incorporated into different dishes. Think za’atar, cardamom, kaffir lime leaf, gochujang and ponzu, to name a few.” PHOTO ADAM FINKLE Think a classic wedding can’t serve international cuisine? Think again. “African and Mediterranean spices are no longer hidden inside international grocers,” says executive chef Steve Ulibarri. “They’re becoming more common, so you can find them at Whole Foods, Smith’s or WinCo.” Whether served with family-style seating or action-station arrangements, these new international dishes—like Berbere-spiced chicken and Mediterranean beef kebabs, cardamom-scented couscous and za’atarroasted vegetables—offer tasty dishes without kitschy themes.

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BOOZY FOODS These days, alcohol isn’t just reserved for the bar. Wine, beer and spirits instill flavor into dishes like rosé ice cream, whiskey-infused cheese and wine-braised short rib. Spirits can be added to one item—like a bourbon-glazed sous vide pork tenderloin with grilled peaches, rosemary potatoes and baby squash—or to the entire dish—like vanilla cupcakes with red wine buttercream garnished with fresh fruit and a pipette of sangria. Seared salmon with rosé reduction, fresh grape, basil and shallot relish is another unique entree. “Taking elements from classic cocktails and turning them into a dessert is another fun idea,” says Cuisine Unlimited’s Derek Dietsch. Here, executive chef Steve Ulibarri transforms a Pimm’s cocktail into a liqueurspiked vanilla cake layered with cucumber, strawberry and mint buttercream, frosted with orange buttercream and garnished with fresh cucumber, strawberry, orange and mint.



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Playful patterns sweeten the deal for wedding pastries and party paper. Photos by HEATHER NAN PHOTOGRAPHY St yling and design by ALLISON BADDLEY, L A FETE


WE UTAHNS are famous for a sweet tooth. The state’s refined taste for sugar has made national celebrities of bakers—Sweet Tooth Fairy, One Sweet Slice and The Mighty Baker— all winners in various TV baking competitions, all from Utah. Utah’s party scene featured candy buffets before they were cool and is currently creating a soda fountain revolution. Cavity jokes aside, wedding stylist Allison Baddley of Le Fete says candy is more than corn syrup and sugar. It’s a, dare we say,

sweet inspiration for a wedding. “Wedding inspiration can come from anywhere. With so much neutrality the past few years, wedding design is begging for color and pattern,” she says. If you are ready to party with colors aplenty, Baddley and her photographer friend Heather Nan shed new light on wedding design with four sugary-sweet patterns—bold stripes, iridescent waves, geometric kaleidoscope and monochromatic color blocking.



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WAVES If you're enchanted by mermaids or unicorns in your design, here’s a wedding style for you. La Fete’s Baddley dives deep into iridescent clouds of cotton candy. “This mood can go bad fast, but if you want a white, cream or beige wedding that makes your guests jaws drop, adding iridescence can help.”

Have your cake and eat it too Fondant frosting blankets a “funfetti” vanilla cake with colorful sprinkles by Flour & Flourish, while delicate gelatin shreds decorate each layer. “Let the style of the cake shine,” says pastry chef Cassidy Harrison. “If a cake is simply frosted, go with varying layer heights. If you want to decorate with something unique, keep your cake's shape simple.” Galaxy cheesecake and champagne cotton-candy cocktails from Cuisine Unlimited round out the space-age sweets, along with Maison Confiserie et Boutique’s pink vanilla cotton candy and cotton candy sugar strings.

Set a shimmery table La Fete foraged feathery branches to add to a taupe-hued collection of protea, astilbe, lavender and Quicksand roses and blushing

bride blooms. Pearlized glass vases and acrylic ghost chairs from Glass House add a see-through sheen to the milky linens and neutrally toned backdrop.

Don’t be shy Hair and makeup artist Janelle Ingram creates ultimate sophistication with a classic chignon and flawless makeup. A dramatic shimmer-encrusted tulle ball gown ($5,500) from Bitsy Bridal elegantly pairs with Roberto Coin diamond pavé flower earrings in 18k white gold ($5,300) and a Pomellato amethyst Nudo ring with diamonds in rose gold ($5,800) from O.C. Tanner Jewelers.

Push the envelope Announce your wedding day with something special. “Blush tones will forever be popular wedding colors, so I started there and added more depth and punch,” says Refine Studio’s Nikkol Christiansen. “An iridescent layer softens the pink and adds a fashion-forward statement to the suite. A modern edge takes form with unexpected type placement and minimal wording.” Jewel-toned cocktail rings—including this amethyst and rose gold beauty ($5,800) from O.C. Tanner Jewelers— add glow and glam to the mood. utahbrideandgroom.com


STRIPES Breton, ticking, jailbird, barcode and pin. No doubt, stripes are a timeless trend. They morph over history and, today, pastel stripes get a fresh look with velvety chocolate and ivory hues like Baddley found in these oldfashioned coconut bars, cola rambos, lemon puffy pole marshmallow and dark and milk chocolate malt balls from Maison Confiserie et Boutique.

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Don’t overdo it It’s easy to get obsessed with a trend, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Leave some “white space” for the eye to relax. Invitations—flaunting a serif font printed on 100-percent cotton card stock by Ink & Press Co.­—reveal that a pastel is far from passe when paired with nominal type to unveil a fresh look. “This is a modern, bold design highlighting

minimal typeface balanced with vibrantly-colored paper,” says owner Mikyla Marie Manu.

Shake it up Move over candy buffets— over-the-top shake stations are mixing things up. “It’s all about the freakshakes right now,” says Cuisine Unlimited’s Derek Deitsch of these thick-layered milkshakes. “Along with our colorful ice cream sandwiches, these definitely make a statement.”

Color outside the lines A bouquet by Sage Florals presents old-fashioned petals—including roses, carnations and dahlias— in a loose ombre pattern against an ultra-modern Bitsy Bridal gown ($2,970), Mikimoto cluster diamond and pearl drop earrings in 18k white gold ($23,000) and Rahaminov necklace set with round diamonds in 18k white gold ($18,000) from O.C. Tanner Jewelers.



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COLOR BLOCKING Let's talk about thrilling wedding design. With a nod to mod fashion, color blocking gets a zesty redo. This bold pattern adorns cakes and paper suites with splashes of color perfect for any crowd that’s ready to party.

Surround pattern with solid, neutral color Pippa Cakery bakes a white chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, then decorates the pastry with a handful of candied brushstrokes. Tinge Floral presents their signature loose bouquets using marigolds and garden roses. Goldand-white accessories plus chic yellow chairs from Glass House deliver grownup glamour to the scene.

Ring in the sunshine Sunny golden hues are all the rage. A lemony radiant-cut diamond ring shines bright, plus its horizontal orientation makes this O.C. Tanner Jewelers' ring a pure original. The addition of bourbon-

cream soda lollipops and citrus fruit slices from Maison Confiserie et Boutique makes any wedding party sparkle and shine.

Send fresh paper Invitations from The Write Image inspire fun in the sun by using bold splashes of zesty hues of oranges, lemons and grapefruit hues. Postage stamps of pink-hued fruits and a lively script font on the envelopes add punch.

Spoil tastebuds Proposing a bubbly finale, Cuisine Unlimited suggests lemon-curd meringue nests and grapefruit rosé spritzers for dessert. For the white chocolate cake topped with buttercream frosting, Pippa Cakery paints citrus-hued brushstrokes.

Turn up the texture Nubby blooms and fine beading add texture and intrigue. Tinge Floral breaks up an all-rose bouquet using merry marigolds. Hindus believe the

vibrant saffron-colored blooms foretell a favorable future. Complete the look with Bitsy Bridal’s modified-mermaid-cut gown ($2,970) with Marrakesh beading, spaghetti straps and notched neckline.



KALEIDOSCOPE Inspired by a kaleidoscope's magical visual display of light, color and reflections, your wedding theme can be equally enchanting. Pointed prismatic patterns are captivating when created with warm, feminine hues. La Fete’s Baddley creates visual delight using bold angles and brave colors.

Swing from a chandelier Orchid Dynasty reinvents the table centerpiece by constructing a sprawling, geometric pendant adorned with marigolds, dianthus and flowering smokebush. “Much like a couple becoming one, all points lead together,” florist Shelly Huynh says. “Inspired by a mandala, all points lead to a triangle. They all come together to a point.”

Be honest Honest John Bitters adds flavor to a Cuisine Unlimited tangerine basil cocktail. Lemon-, tangerine- and raspberry-curd tarts top geometric-pattern dessert dishes from Glass House.

Go for the gold “Hand-painted gold edging adds a sense of luxury to otherwise



La Fete, SLC INVITATIONS: Ann Elizabeth, Murray; Refine Studio, SLC; Ink Press & Co, SLC; The Write Image, SLC CAKES: Flour & Flourish, SLC; Pippa Cakery FLOWERS: Sage Floral,

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smooth paper selections,” says Ann Elizabeth of Ann Elizabeth Print Studio. “The unique geometric shape and fold of the RSVP card are unexpected and play off of—rather than repeat—the hexagon shape of the invitation.”

Keep it polished Busy patterns call for simple complements like O.C. Tanner Jewelers' Pomellato Tango diamond earrings in rose gold ($30,400) and Mattia Cielo bangle with pavé diamonds in 18k white gold ($33,800). The simple silhouette of a Bitsy Bridal ivory beaded and embroidered-net-overcashmere-chiffon trumpet bridal gown ($6,570) completes the look.

SLC; La Fete, SLC; Orchid Dynasty, SLC; Tinge Floral, SLC


Janelle Ingham, Cottonwood Heights GOWNS: Bitsy Bridal, SLC

ASSISTANTS: Lexie Fuell and Claire White FOOD STYLING: Derek Deitsch and Misky Merino, Cuisine Unlimited






Unlimited, Murray CANDY: Maison Boutique, SLC LINENS: La Tavola Linens,


Carpe Diem Design, Layton MODEL: Abigail Johnsen



weddings ~ celebrations ~ gatherings A YEAR-ROUND, HISTORIC VENUE IN THE HEART OF MEMORY GROVE PARK, JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN. 801.521.7969 | MEMORIALHOUSE-UTAH.COM 375 N. Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Operated by Preservation Utah, preservationutah.org




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

(801) 468-1515 15thstreetgallery.com


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

(801) 742-3500 altalodge.com


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

(801) 742-3000 altaperuvian.com



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.


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Atrium 9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy

(801) 664-9369 atriumweddings.com


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

(801) 363-5454 monaco-saltlakecity.com


Brick Room 78 W. Center Street, Provo

(385) 309-3088 brickroomprovo.com


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

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


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

(801) 456-2800 depotslc.com

Eccles Theater 131 Main St, SLC

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The Leonardo 209 E. 500 South, SLC

(801) 531-9800 theleonardo.org


The Lion House 63 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 363-5466 lion-house.com



Little America 500 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6700 saltlake.littleamerica.com



Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon, SLC

(801) 272-8255 log-haven.com


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


(801) 485-3897 loulandfalls.com


The Grand America Hotel 555 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6770 grandamerica.com

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


Heritage Gardens 2050 E. Creek Road, Sandy

(801) 944-4575 heritagegardens.com




cuisineunlimited.com/ ecclestheater/venues/


The Falls 600 S. 700 East, SLC

(801) 727-7232 thefallseventcenter.com

The Gallivan Center 239 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 535-6110 gallivanevents.com

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


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



La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy

(801) 942-1751 lacaille.com

Le Jardin 1910 Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy

(801) 326-2511 lejardinweddings.com


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


Marriott Downtown 75 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 531-0800 marriott.com


Marriott City Center 220 S. State Street, SLC

(801) 961-8700 marriott.com


Marriott University Park 480 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 581-1000 marriott.com


McCune Mansion 200 N. Main Street, SLC

(801) 531-8866 mccunemansion.com


Guest House Ballroom

Post Chapel

Commander’s House


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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Classic weddings. Classic setting.

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


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


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Memorial House 375 N. Canyon Road, SLC

(801) 521-7969 memorialhouse-utah.com


Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. SLC

(801) 278-7927 millcreekinn.com


Millennial Falls 12375 S. 1300 East, Draper

(801) 495-3737 millennialfalls.com




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Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 585-0556 redbuttegarden.org


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

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


The Salt Lake Country Club 2400 Country Club Drive, SLC

(801) 468-8015 saltlakecountryclub.com


Salt Lake Hardware Building 155 N. 400 West, SLC

(801) 512-2075 slchardware.com


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


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

(385) 468-1431 oldmillclubhouse.com


Sheraton City Center 150 W. 500 South, SLC

(801) 401-2000 sheratonsaltlake cityhotel.com


Peery Hotel 110 W. Broadway, SLC

(801) 521-4300 peeryhotel.com


Silverfork Lodge 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton

(888) 649-9551 silverforklodge.com


Pierpont Place 163 Pierpont Ave., SLC

(801) 598-4444 pierpontplace.com


Snowbird Little Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 933-2270 snowbird.com


Publik 975 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 355-3161 publikcoffee.com


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


Radisson Downtown 215 W. South Temple, SLC

(801) 933-8049 radisson.com


Squatters Pub Brewery 147 W. Broadway, SLC

(801) 363-2739 squatters.com


Studio Elevn 435 W. 400 South, Suite 304, SLC



Modern Weddings Classic Setting

Thomas S. Monson Center 411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-213-8770 monsoncenter.utah.edu





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


The Tasting Room 357 W. 200 South, SLC


(801) 355-6575 culinarycrafts.com

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

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


The Woods on Ninth 6775 S. 900 East, Midvale

(801) 566-1100 thewoodsonninth.com



Utah Valley Region

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

(801) 852-6657 provolibrary.com


Brick Room 78 W. Center Street, Provo

(385) 309-3088 brickroomprovo.com


(801) 213-8770


Tuscany 2832 E. 6200 South, SLC

(801) 274-0448 tuscanyslc.com


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

(801) 587-1000 universityguesthouse.com


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Utah Museum of Fine Arts (801) 581-5643 410 Campus Center Drive, SLC umfa.utah.edu


Veneto 370 E. 900 South, SLC

(801) 375-5145 venetoslc.com


Wheeler Farm 6351 S. 900 East, SLC

(385) 468-1755 wheelerfarm.com


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CONTACT US TODAY TO BOOK TAPSNAP FOR YOUR WEDDING! 435-640-4999 Park City | 801-707-7081 Salt Lake City www.tapsnap1009.com

Bungalow (801) 785-2111 235 S. 100 West, Pleasant Grove bungalowwedding.com (801) 355-6575 LDW Ranch Hobble Creek Canyon, Springville culinarycrafts.com

Plan Your Wedding with

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Thomas S. Monson Center 411 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 587-1000 Utah State Capitol 450 N. State Office Building, SLC universityguesthouse.com


Noah’s 644 N. 2000 West, Lindon

(800) 696-6247 mynoahs.com




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


Provo Marriott 101 W. 100 North, Provo


(801) 370-3529 marriott.com



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


Canyons Grand Summit Hotel 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

(435) 615-8099 thecanyons.com


Springville Museum of Art 126 E. 400 South, Springville

(801) 489-2727 smofa.org


Deer Valley Resort 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

(435) 645-6650 deervalley.com


Sundance Resort 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

1-(877) 533-1929 sundanceresort.com


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


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


Wadley Farms 35 E. 400 North, Lindon

(801) 404-9996 wadleyfarms.com

White Shanty 502 S. 300 West, Provo

(801) 375-5145 whiteshanty.com

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



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



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


Park City Region 350 Main 350 Main Street, Park City

(435) 649-3140 350main.com


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


The Blue Boar Inn 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway

(435) 654-1400 theblueboarinn.com


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



Park City Mountain Resort 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City


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

(435) 615-8099 weddings.pcmr.com





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Washington School House Hotel 543 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-3800 washingtonschool house.com


The Yarrow 1800 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-7000 yarrowhotelparkcity.com


Zermatt Resort & Spa 784 W. Resort Drive, Midway

(866) 937-6288 zermattresort.com


Southern Utah Region


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



Elevé 439 S. Pleasant Grove Blvd. Pleasanton


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


(435) 986-7171 The Falls 170 South Mall Drive, St. George thefallseventcenter.com Moab Under Canvas 13784 US-191, Moab


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


Sky Lodge 201 Heber Ave., Park City

(435) 658-2500


The Spur Bar and Grill 352 Main Street, Park City

(435) 615-1618 thespurbarandgrill.com


The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort (435) 940-6288 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, stregisdeercrest.com/ Park City weddings Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way, Park City

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


Tag Ranch 1738 SW Hoytsville Road, Wanship

(801) 414-5131 tagranch.com


Waldorf Astoria 2100 Frostwood Dr, Park City

(435) 647-5514 parkcitywaldorf astoria.com



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

(435) 645-6493 steinlodge.com


(801) 207-9717 eleveeventcenter.com

(801) 895-3213 moadundercanvas.com



venue Quiet Meadow Farm 1800 E. 1200 North, Mapleton

contact (801) 438-9394 quietmeadowfarms.com

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


Tuacahn 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

(435) 652-3285 tuacahn.org


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

(435) 259-4642 sorrelriver.com


Stone Gate Weddings 886 West 2600 North Pleasant Grove



(435) 753-6518 centerforthearts.us

Chantilly Mansion 170 N. Main Street, Layton

(801) 593-9838 thechantillymansion.com


Conestoga Ranch 427 West Paradise Parkway, Garden City

(844) 464-5267 conestogaranch.com


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


Fountain View Events 164 N West Promontory, Suite 200, Farmington



HUB 801 3525 Riverdale Road, Ogden



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

(435) 723-5935 maddoxfinefood.com


Ogden Eccles Conference Center 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

(801) 689-8600 oeccutah.com


The Ogden Union Station 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

(801) 393-9890 theunionstation.org


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


Snowbasin 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville

(801) 620-1032 snowbasin.com


Talia Event Center 22 E. 200 South, Clearfield

(801) 510-6509 taliaeventcenter.com


Tuscany Gardens 1856 W. 4500 South, Roy

(801) 731-6610 tuscanygardens.net




Northern Utah Region Bullen Center 43 S. Main Street, Logan




Bridal Consultants & Event Planners

Leslie Dawn Events

Soirée Productions

801-803-1350 lesliedawnevents.com

FUSE Weddings and Events

Michelle Leo Events

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

335 West Pierpont Ave, SLC 801-512-9555 fuseweddingsandevents.com

Hoopes Weddings and Events 5001 Commerce Drive, Murray 801-900-6093 or 435-414-0090 hoopesevents.com

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

Bridal Gowns

Seasons by David

Gateway Bridal & Prom

Trolley Square, Suite D-131, SLC 801-364-0277 trolleysquare.com/seasons-by-david

360 West Broadway, Suite 101, SLC 801-363-2574 gatewaybridal.com




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

Pritchétt Bridal Formerly Avenía 228 E University Pkwy, Orem 801-373-0194 pritchettbridal.com

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

Florists Artisan Bloom by appointment, SLC & Park City 801-913-7444 artisanbloom.com

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

Sax Romney Floral 1545 S. 1100 East #3, SLC 801-487-2179 sax-romney.com

White Haute Photography by appointment, SLC 949-354-2883 whitehautephotography.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

Catering Headquarters 357 W. 200 South, SLC 801-355-6575 culinarycrafts.com

Ann Elizabeth

Blue Sky Ranch

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

2071 S. State Road 32, Wanship 435-252-0662 blueskyutah.com

Done To Your Taste Catering

Tabula Rasa Social Stationers

Cactus & Tropicals

330 Trolley Square, SLC 801-575-5043 tabularasastationers.com

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

Culinary Crafts

70 E. Center Street, Kamas 435-649-7503 dtyt.events

Have Party Will Travel 5445 S. Riley Lane 801-269-8400 havepartywilltravel.com

Marley’s 4801 N University Ave, Ste 860, Provo 801-225-2720 555 S. Geneva Rd., Lindon 801-229-2469

Jewelry & Accessories Diamonds Direct 196 E. Winchester St, Murray 385-388-4353 diamondsdirect.com

Fred Meyer Jewelers

Marley’s Jr 27 North 100 West, Provo marleys.com

455 S. 500 East, SLC 801-328-6015 fredmeyerjewelers.com for more locations

The Mighty Baker

O.C. Tanner Jewelers

50 E 500 N, Provo 801-368-6572 mightybaker.com

15 S. State Street, SLC 801-532-3222

Ruby Snap 770 300 W, SLC 801-834-6111 rubysnap.com

The Tasting Room 357 W. 200 South, SLC 801-906-8294 culinarycrafts.com

416 Main Street, Park City 435-940-9470 octannerjewelers.com

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

Eccles Theatre 131 Main St, SLC 385-468-1010 artsaltlake.org

Gallivan Center 239 Main St, SLC 801-535-6110 thegallivancenter.com

Grand America Hotel 555 S. Main Street, SLC 801-258-6000 grandamerica.com

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

Jeremy Golf & Country Club

Photographers & Videographers

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

Grey Giraffe Photography

La Caille

159 Pierpont Ave, SLC 801-907-1177 greygiraffe.com

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

Millcreek Inn 5802 Millcreek Canyon Rd, SLC 801-278-7927 millcreekinn.com

Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, SLC 801-581-6927 nhmu.utah.edu

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

Rental Diamond Event & Tent 4518 S. 500 West, SLC 801-262-2080 1639 S. 1900 West, Ogden 801-393-5353 1350 Sandhill Road, Orem 801-222-9311 Toll-free: 888-844-4001 diamondrental.com

Retro Rentals 801-972-1333 retrorentalsusa.com

Tavolo Rental Heber City 435-315-7373 tavolorental.com

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

St. Regis 2300 Deer Valley Dr East, Park City 435-940-5700 stregisdeervalley.com/weddings

Talia Event Center 22 E. 200 South, Clearfield 801-510-6509 taliaeventcenter.com

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

Restaurants & Bars 350 Main 350 Main Street, Park City 435-649-3140 350main.com

Good Grammar 69 Gallivan Ave, SLC 385-415-5002 goodgrammar.bar

Salt Lake International Airport 801-575-2002 squatters.com

Top Shelf 6436 North Business Park Loop, Unit C Park City 435-940-9131 topshelfutah.com

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

Salon/Spas/Beauty h2blow bar 1678 W Redstone Center Drive #107 Park City 435-575-8800 Foothill Village, 1400 E Foothill Drive #120 Salt Lake City 801-953-1017 h2blowdrybar.com

Pritchétt Bridal Formerly Avenía 228 E University Pkwy, Orem 801-373-0194 pritchettbridal.com

Market St. Grill 48 West Market Street (340 S), SLC 801-322-4668

Wedding Extras

2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway, SLC 801-942-8860

The Children’s Hour

2601 E. Sunnyside Ave, SLC 801-924-7507 thisistheplace.org

10702 S River Front Pkwy (700 W), South Jordan 801-302-2262 marketstreetgrill.com

Weddings at Temple Square

The New Yorker

This is the Place State Park

Concourse C Terminal 2

898 S. 900 East, SLC 801-359-4150 childrenshourbookstore.com

JP Couture 801-668-5267 jpcoutureclothing.com

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

60 W Market St, SLC 801-363-0166 newyorkerslc.com

On Site Music

Thomas S. Monson Center

The Spur


411 E S Temple, SLC 801-213-8770 monsoncenter.utah.edu

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

University Guest House & Conference Center


110 S. Fort Douglas Blvd, SLC 801-587-1000 universityguesthouse.com

174 u t a h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

147 W. Broadway (300 South), SLC 801-363-2739 1900 Park Avenue, Park City 435-649-9868

801-999-0214 onsite-music.com

Park City 435-640-4999 Salt Lake City 801-707-7081 tapsnap1009.com


First Maid Kit, page 54


Frontmatter, page 19-34

Got Beauty, gotbeauty.com

Leading Lady, page 132

Adam Finkle, ajfphoto.com; Allison Baddley,

Jacque Lynn Photography, jacquelynnphoto.

lafetefloral.com; Ashley Baker, utahbrideandg-


com; Bitsy Bridal, bitsybridal.com; Gateway

room.com; Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com;

Flower Power, page 58

Bridal & Prom, gatewaybridal.com; Harlow

Janelle Ingram, janelleingram.com; Jacque Lynn,

Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com; Sarah

Brides, harlowbrides.com; Katie Waltman,

jacquelynnphoto.com; Kristen Packard, kris-

Winward, sarahwinward.com; Soil & Stem, soi-

katiewaltman.com; Kristen Packard Artistry,

tenpackard.com; Pepper Nix, peppernix.com;

landstem.com; Tinge Floral, tingefloral.com;

kristenpackard.com; McCarty Talent Agency,

Steven Robertson, stevenrobertsonhair.com

mccartystalentagency.com (Gates Campbell & Behind the Veil, page 62

Monica Hobbs), O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octanner-


Pepper Nix, peppernix.com; Blue Sky Ranch,

jewelers.com; Pritchett Bridal, pritchettbridal.

In the Same Vein, page 37

blueskyutah.com; Deer Valley, deervalleywed-

com; Soil & Stem, soilandstem.com; Steven

Native Flower Company,

dings.com; Grand America, grandamerica.com;

Robertson, stevenrobertsonhair.com; Travis J


La Caille, lacaille.com; Montage Deer Valley,

Studio, travisjphotography.com; Urban Chateau,

montagehotels.com; St. Regis Deer Valley, streg-


Sweeter Than Your Honey, page 38

isdeervalley.com A Feast for the Eyes, page 144

Jack Rose Caravan, jackrosecaravan.com; Jadie Jo Photography, jadiejophotography.com Carried Away, page 40

Tame That Mane, page 66

The Blended Table, blendedtable.com; Cuisine

D’Arcy Benincosa, benincosaweddings.com; City

Unlimited, cuisineunlimited.com; Culinary

Style Bar, citystylebar.com

Crafts, culinarycrafts.com; Done to Your Taste,

Cotopaxi, cotopaxi.com; Macys, macys.com; Name

donetoyourtaste.com; La Caille, lacaille.com; Lux

Droppers, shopnamedroppers.com; O.C. Tanner


Jewelers, octannerjewelers.com; Tumi, tumi.com

What’s Hot Now, page 72

Catering & Events, luxcateringandevents.com

100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You

Candy Crush, page 154

Heavy Metal, page 42

Die, verydynamite.com; Birdie’s Bakery, bird-

Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com; La Fete

Bennion Jewelers, bennionjewelers.com; Ever

iesslc.com; Cactus & Tropicals, cactusandtropi-

Floral & Events, lafetefloral.com; Ann Elizabeth

Rings, ever-rings.com; O.C. Tanner Jewelers, octan-

cals.com; Erin Kate Photography, erinkatephoto.

Print Studio, annelizabeth.com; Bitsy Bridal,

nerjewelers.com; Sharpewerks, sharpewerks.com

com; Float Park City, floatparkcity.com; The

bitsybridal.com; Cuisine Unlimited, cuisineun-

Hearnes, thehearnes.com; La Caille, lacaille.

limted.com; Flour & Flourish, flourandflourish;

Simply Glam, page 44

com; Red Butte Garden, redbuttegarden.com;

Glass House SLC, glasshouseslc.com; Ink Press

Angela Howard for Pepper Nix Photography,

Refine Studio, refine-studio.com; Reformation;

& Co, inkandpressco.com; Janelle Ingram, janel-

peppernix.com; Fuse, fuseweddingsandevents.

thereformation.com; Rose Anvil, roseanvil.com;

leingram.com; La Tavola Linens, latavola.com;

com; Orchid Dynasty, orchiddynasty.com

Talking Mountain Yurts, talkingmountainyurts.

Maison Confiserie et Boutique, boutiquedemai-

com; Tellurian Events, tullerianevents.com; Tif-

son.com; Orchid Dynasty, orchiddynasty.com;

The Party Starts Here, page 46

fany & Co., shopcitycreekcenter.com; Wasatch

Pippa Cakery, pippacakery.com; Refine Studio,

Pepper Nix, peppernix.com; 350 Main, 350main.

Fresh, wasatchfresh.com

refine-studio.com; Sage Floral, sage-floral.

com; High West Saloon, highwest.com; Jupiter

com; The Write Image, twio.com; Tinge Floral,

Bowl, jupiterbowl.com; Montage Deer Valley,

Planner Pulse, page 76


montagehotels.com; Riverhorse on Main, rever-

Decoration Inc., decorationinc.com; Scenemak-

horseparkcity.com; Stein Eriksen, steinelodge.com

ers, scenemakers.com; Silver Summit Events,

Last Word, page 176


Heather Nan, heathernanphoto.com; Pippa Cak-

Color Pop, page 48

A Colorful Approach, page 80

ery, pippacakery.com; Tinge Floral, tingefloral.com

Alice Lane, alicelanehome.com; Details, de-

Beckett & Robb, beckettandrobb.com; True

tailscomfort.com; John Brooks, johnbrooksinc.

Gentlemen Supply, truegentlemensupply.com;

com; Tabula Rasa, tabularasastationers.com;

Utah Woolen Mills, utahwoolenmills.com

& Child, gardenstoresaltlake.com

*Find Real Wedding and Inspiration sources within story and at utahbrideandgroom.com

Thomasville of Utah, thomasvilleutah.com; Ward Swept Away, page 84 Estilo Hair & Brow Salon, facebook.com/estilohaiSmart Savings, page 50

randbrowsalon; Harlow Brides, harlowbrides.com

Harlow Brides, harlowbrides.com; Michelle Leo Events, michelleleoevents.com; Tabula Rasa, tabularasastationers.com



SEND OFF | Parting Thought

Made with Love



BUTTER, FLOUR, EGGS, oil, vanilla and sugar combine to create a sweet, magical treat. The wedding cake tradition began with Roman grooms who smashed barley bread over their bride’s heads to seal the deal. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then. But one thing that continues to inspire today’s bakers, like Pippa Cakery’s Tauri Tucker, is the simplistic baking practices of ancient times. Say goodbye to multiple tiers, over-decorative frosting and genetically-modified additives. Today’s artisanal cakes represent one ideal: wholesome ingredients adorned with minimal frosting. The best part? The pastry tastes delicious. Now, that’s icing on the cake.

A party without cake is just a meeting.”

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—Julia Child

196 E Winchester St., Murray, UT 84107

(385) 388-4353



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