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Features 74 Inspir ations

Satisfy your wanderlust with wedding ideas inspired by English gardens, Mediterranean architecture and Native American hideouts. Photos by alix ann loosle, rebek ah westov er and am y l a shelle

86 One Fine Day

Drawing inspiration from mid-century wedding style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, these 10 morning-tomidnight looks put the class in classics.

Photos by jessica ke t tle and h e at h e r pa r k i n s o n

99 Re al Weddings

From the mountain tops to the city valleys and everything in-between, these couples throw memorable celebrations that are personalized, unique and special.

136 Southern Comfort

Lessons for setting a casual, down-home wedding tablescape.

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P h o t o s b y j a c ly n d av i s

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Departments 27 proposals The hottest trends and products, new talents and expert advice

42 galleries


Fresh ideas and inspiration taken from five fabulous Utah weddings


62 the perfect pair Take your dining experience to the next level

66 fabricating the runway

There’s a common thread connecting the 2014 bridal collections

70 a calm rush to the alter

Before you say I do, reserve a morning of bonding time with your besties

142 industry news 34

Who’s who from our White Party

144 sources This issue’s people, products and places

148 venue guide

Utah’s top ceremony and reception sites

156 resource directory The best wedding resources in the state

168 final word Advice for a happily ever after

62 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Photographs by Lindsay Shaun, Adam Finkle, David Crane and Adam Finkle.

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covers Cover photos by Jessica Kettle and Heather Parkinson. For a complete vendor list, see our fashion feature “One Fine Day” on page 86.

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Jessica Kettle debuts her fashion photography skills for us in “One Fine Day” (page 86). This bubbly photographer bounces from Utah to hotspots like Seattle and Palm Springs to shoot weddings. An excollege gymnast, Kettle likes her jeans skinny, her tees white, her shoes flat and her tacos from street carts. More importantly, her light preference is au naturale.

Rebekah Westover is Utah-based, but travels to the Virgin Islands, New York, California, Texas, Colorado and Oregon to photograph her clients’ big days. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Utah Style & Design magazine. In this issue, our Inspiration story, “Under the Tuscan Sun” (page 78), gets the wonderful Westover treatment.

Jaclyn Davis, the eye behind the lens in “Southern Comfort” (page 136), began her photography education at the Art Institute of Colorado. She specializes in weddings and women’s portraiture. Her work has been featured on wedding blogs including Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled and Elizabeth Anne Designs, and now in print for this issue of Utah Bride & Groom.

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Jessica Adams is a regular contributor to Salt Lake, Utah Style & Design and Utah Bride & Groom magazines. In this issue, her passion for fashion expands to include the world of bridal design and gown trends featured in “Fabricating the Runway” (page 66). She is a Utah native with constant craving for good books, happy company and the outdoors.

Cynthia Dean admits to leading a creative army. Since launching her hair and makeup studio Enzio in 2005, she and her team have worked on over 1,000 weddingrelated sessions plus feature films, television shows and ad campaigns. When they’re not working off-site like they did in “One Fine Day” (page 86), they can be found in their Lehi salon, Studio Enizio.

Amy Lashelle strives to capture the connection between people. With her camera bag in tow, she hiked to the high-altitude Aspen Meadows where she shot our Inspiration story, “Tribal Vibe” (page 82). She’s not only popular with the brides, notable wedding vendors including Scenemakers seek her out to capture their concepts and ideas.


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Marcus Gardner is the maestro behind the wardrobe in “One Fine Day” (page 86). While he can be spotted in Utah boutiques “shopping” for Salt Lake magazine and Utah Bride & Groom magazine photo shoots, he mostly lives behind the camera styling models, hemming pant seams, steaming gowns, organizing looks and calming editors’ nerves.

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Alixann Loosle is the daughter of a photographer and, at the ripe age of twelve, started assisting her father on photo shoots where he allowed her to tinker with lighting, experiment with posing and fiddle with the camera. Lucky for us, she brings her experience (and talented genes) to the soft, feminine look of our Inspiration story, “Lesson in the Classics” (page 74).

Heather Parkinson began shooting weddings four years ago, but has become one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the state. She’s a wizard with the camera, but it’s Parkinson’s charm and humor that wins the confidence of clients. Her portfolio expanded this year to creating and co-shooting our fashion feature, “One Fine Day” (page 86).

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Looking for the latest looks? Classic is the new standard, and our fashion feature “One Fine Day” (page 86) proves it. And we haven’t forgotten the groom. Help him into some of the swoon-worthy garb featured in this story, as well as “You’re the Man” (page 34) and our Inspiration stories (starting on page 74), and he’ll be as stylish as his bride. May we help as you choose your wedding hues? We’ve tucked color palette tags neatly into the issue’s Real Wedding and Inspiration stories to do just that. Make no mistake, Utah Bride & Groom magazine is all about Utah weddings—since 1998, in fact. As an honored partner of Local First Utah, we revel in showcasing brilliant professionals including the 227 local vendors that shine throughout this issue. This is a total package, my friends, packed with bright ideas for hosting an unforgetable wedding. So let the page turning begin. And most importantly, have fun. Congrats!

Val Rasmussen, editor in chief

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Not surprisingly, I adore smart sophisticated weddings. Inventive nuptials stop me in my tracks and make me think, “Wow, I’ve never seen that in Utah before.” I love style-savvy celebrations that set new standards for fashion, food and wedding-day fun. I am amazed by the plentiful array of ideas the following pages have to offer. Sprinkled throughout the issue, our Real Wedding stories showcase clever ideas that may help you shape your own plans. In lieu of gifts, guests in “Making History” (page 130) donate almost $10,000 to the happy couple’s favorite charities. Foregoing a set banquet menu, the bride and groom featured in “A Perfect Pair” (page 62) serve up custom dishes with wine pairings inspired by European travels and shared memories. And the smallest guests play big roles in “Modern Family” (page 54) and “Rustic Redefined” (page 118).

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Proposals Wedding Tips, Trends & Talents

Chair Lifts decorated reception chairs for the bride and groom are all the rage. Ribbons, fresh flowers and signs honor their big day. Brynn Larson with Blooms & Co. says getting guests involved is half the fun. “Leave ribbon tags at each place setting and encourage your guests— either by announcing it or having a sign on each table—to pen their best wishes or advice to you on the tags and hang them from the backs of your chairs,” she says. Not only will you have pretty, personalized thrones, but you can also sit back, relax and let the guests come to you. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Proposals Decor

Personalize Your Party Rentals Take rental chairs from plain to pimped out with these ideas from top Utah wedding designers.

Hear an echo? Hello, hello, hello? Don’t let the cavernous party rental warehouses scare you. Event rentals include tables, chairs, linens and tableware that are economical as well as eco-chic. For the budget-minded, rentals save money over purchasing, and for the eco-


Bright Ideas Crystal Tatton of Every Blooming Thing is so-so on soft hues. “I’ve been loving the vibrant colors and they photograph better,” she says. With that in mind, Tatton took a rustic folding chair rented from Event Masters and draped it in a fuchsia shawl with bright yellow pompoms. This chair won’t be missed dripping with mokara orchids, coxcomb and zinnias in bright, bold colors.


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conscious, the items are reusable again and again. But how do you avoid your bash looking like everyone else’s? Three Utah wedding designers suggest dressing up rentals like these party chairs with lively colors, fun fabrics and fragrant blooms.

Tag, You’re It

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Brynn Larson of Blooms & Co. hung paper tags in varying hues of gray from a gilded manzanita branch. Using a folding chair she rented from Diamond Rental, Larson added dahlias, scabiosa, pincushion protea, exploding grass and fragrant jasmine. Finally, Larsen’s artful penmanship inscribed “bride” and “groom” on each pre-cut sign from Papersource with a white felt tip marker.


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Carrie Parker of White Ginger Events makes it work—to use Tim Gunn’s famous line from Project Runway— with a runway-inspired ball gown look. Taking a classic Chivari chair from RSVP Party Rental, chairbacks are capped with a polka dotted satin fabric and pinned with a dainty chiffon ruffle. Simple roses and calla lilies don’t detract from the fancy fabric or the simple frames reserving this VIP spot for the day’s queen.

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Proposals Behind the Bar

Toast of the Town

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Sarah Andres, catering sales manager for Stein Eriksen Lodge events, has seen her share of weddings. Along with 30-year event veteran Nancy Liepmann, Stein’s event team offers these champagne tips for destination brides who come to the lodge—named after the former alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist—to toast their mountain-high romance. A Western Bride The light and airy sparkling Gruet from New Mexico makes a festive match for the more casual crowd. B Chicago Bride Sweet, light and friendly, a fruity Bellini refreshes the bride and her bridesmaids while getting ready in their pre-ceremony bridal suite. C Beverly Hills Bride Veuve Clicqout rosé is perfectly pink for the blushing bride who is exuberantly feminine and frilly. Also, the color is a festive choice for fall nuptials.

Cheers! Champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco is a wedding must. Cara Schwindt, Stein’s sommelier and wine director, says timing and cost are key when planning a perfect toast. Don’t wait to toast during the cake-cutting. “A champagne toast should be made at the beginning of the reception when your guests first sit down,” says Schwindt. “Cake should be paired with a sweet drink like a demi-sec 30 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

or cordial. Rather than picking a high-end bottle of bubbly for the wedding party and a cheap version for the guests, Schwindt advises finding a middle ground. “Get the best wine you can afford for all your guests,” she notes. The father of the bride might want to impress the head table with a $350 bottle, but etiquette advises against it. “Enhance the whole experience for everyone.”

E New York Bride Dom Péringnon denotes prestige. At $350 and upward a bottle, this and other Grand Mark Champagnes are a pretty penny but well worth the experience if they are in the budget.

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D Utah Country Bride When in Utah, sometimes a non-alcoholic toast is tops. Choose any fruity sparkling wine, like this pear, to wet the whistle.

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Proposals Talent

High-Altitude Atelier

Is a custom gown for you? Melissa blackburn’s tips tell you how to start from scratch Embrace your inner pioneer “Be open-minded,” she says. “You’ll get a superior gown if you’re willing to try something new.” Rack your brain “Brainstorm like crazy. You can’t create from nothing,” Blackburn says. “Pinterest and wedding magazines are an easy place to 32 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

start. A lead can be as small as a detail, a shape, a fabric, a color or a mood. Your seamstress can take it from there.” Head to the racks Whether you go to a wedding boutique or any clothier, try on different gowns to find the shapes that flatter your body,” Blackburn suggests.

Think outside the box “Look where no one else is looking.” Blackburn suggests turning to haute couture houses and European bridal magazines for inspiration. “You have to look at different sources to get a more unique gown,” she says.

Billowing bolts of silk, satin and shantung line the walls of Melissa Blackburn’s mountain studio. Nestled among the aspen groves of Provo Canyon, this quaint atelier is the antithesis of the stark couture houses that crowd Manhattan. Light, airy and painted a calming bridal blue, Blackburn’s home/ studio welcomes brides searching for a made-to-measure wedding look. What this dressmaker lacks in a prestigious New York location, she makes up for in artistry and a truly original product. “Why have a dress if it’s already made?” Blackburn asks. “I encourage my brides to push the envelope.” On her 4’ by 8’ cutting table, Blackburn’s nimble fingers transform yards of fine fabrics: pleats one season, handmade floral appliqués the next, hand-sewn jewels the year after. While Blackburn looks to European runways for inspiration, her ultimate muse is the bride who enlists her services. “My brides want to go in a completely different direction,” Blackburn says. “They’re not satisfied with anything off the rack.” However, customizing a wedding gown is not for everyone. “Designing a gown from scratch is not for the faint of heart, but high risk yields high returns.” While Blackburn’s creations are soft symphonies of dupioni and chiffon, make no mistake: She is a wedding workhorse whose dressmaking goes beyond looks. “I have to use textiles I love,” Blackburn says of silk, one of her all-time favorites. “Silk makes a beautiful sound when you move and catches the light so well.” Through fabric and fit, a Melissa Blackburn frock engages the senses: sight, touch and sound. A Pinterest sensation, Blackburn shares something in common with the urban seamstress: a passion for fashion. Eat your heart out, big city bride. This little town master of custom gowns is one pioneer we’re lucky to claim as our own.

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You’re The Man

A quick and easy guide to looking polished on her big day. by Bonnie Bell You met a beautiful woman and asked her to become your wife. You can be sure she has spent months carefully planning every last detail of your wedding, including everything you will wear that day. You are the man of the hour, and although everyone else will be looking at her that day, she will be looking at you. Meet her expectations, show up looking dashing, and then run off into the sunset to begin your married life together.

Hair Get a haircut. And not the $6.00 kind. This day might even call for professionallytousled hair. Also, never ever get any sort of buzzcut before the wedding without her express, written permission.

Jawline Whether you are sporting a clean shave or shadowy beard, your jawline looks best when well-groomed and moisturized. Your skin

should be clean and fresh. If you have a beard, make sure it is trimmed and tidy. Again this is no time for DIY—go to a tonsorial artist.

Nerves Stock a few sips of your favorite hard brand in a flask to settle your nerves before giving your heart away for safe keeping.

Socks Your bride will likely be dressing every other part of

your body. You do the feet. Show a little personal style with a pair of edgy socks.

Lips As her lips meet yours for your first kiss after being declared husband and wife, she will linger longer if you have softened them with lip balm.

Nails Put the man in manicure and give your hands and nails some attention.

Leather-bound flask by Filson, $77, Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

Photos: Adam FINKLE; model: Christopher Ensign.

Tools for the well-Groomed Groom

Nail-care by Tweezerman, $25, Got Beauty, SLC English shaving brush, blade & bowl set by Edwin Jagger, $182, Tabula Rasa, SLC

Haircare by Paul Mitchell, $19-26, Lunatic Fringe, SLC 34 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Leather wallet by Filson, $69, Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC

Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser, $49, Tabula Rasa, SLC

Aviator sunglasses by Toms, $139, Chalk Garden CoOp, SLC; P’1810 belt, $200, Porsche Design, SLC; ArcII German cufflinks, $380, Porsche Design, SLC; YachtMaster II watch by Rolex, $18,750, O.C. Tanner, SLC; Super 150’s two button canvas suit by 59 West, $850, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; slim-fit cotton shirt by Eton, $255, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; Purple paisley sevenfold tie by Dolce Punta, $265, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; Cavalier II travel bag in black leather by Ghurka, $1,195, Shops at the Grand, SLC.

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Pattern Play

Patterned pieces provide a quick path to creating a stylish newlywed nest.


Bernardaud “Naxos” gravy bowl, $190, New Orientation, SLC

Bone and wood letter box, $98, Tabula Rasa, SLC


Jonathan Adler Nixon green collection, $12– $68, Macy’s, SLC


“Ring, Gate and Window” by Nina Tichava, 60” x 60” mixed media, 2013, $9,850, Gallery MAR, Park City

Vanguard Michael Weiss chair, starting at $1,985, Guild Hall, SLC


Chilewich gravel basketweave napkin ring, $18, Crate & Barrel, Murray

Laser-cut candle hurricane, $22, Every Blooming Thing, SLC


French Bull Serveware Ziggy melamine cutting board, $18, Macy’s, SLC

Houndstooth pillow, $85, Madison McCord Interiors, SLC

DIY Design Tip: Mix it up Mixing patterns is all the rage. To make the combo compelling and not chaotic, contrast in both style and size. Matching is a no-no. Pair a large plaid pillow with a chair covered in a small-scale paisley or stack a mini-check bowl on a plate painted with large circles. Choose a common color to unify the paired pieces and your mix will be momentous. 36 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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Proposals DIY

Setting the Scene Do-it-yourself ideas for a golden wedding photo opportunity. Bring on the paparazzi. Once you start calling each other fiancé, be ready for a flood of photo ops. Romantic smiles and hand-holding steal the scene, but having the right props—think pinwheels, fans and flowers—add instant personality to photos. Edgy Salt Lake City photographer Jessica Peterson spent an afternoon in her studio daydreaming about an understated, yet whimsical wedding party. With a little glitter and a whole lot of imagination, she staged her own imaginary soiree proving the right props can add flair to any affair.

Fresh blooms The sophistication of fresh-cut flowers like these from Tinge Floral infused regality to the crafty scene.

Personalized places Guide your guests with handwritten name cards sprinkled with glitter and send them home with these neat little favors.

Crafty vignettes Inexpensive fans, pinwheels and toy plastic animals got a makeover with metallic gold spray paint. When creating vignettes, think odd numbers in varying heights and shapes.

Parading dessert The melt-in-your-mouth buttery donuts from Salt Lake City’s Banbury Cross created a colorful display.

Mood lighting Well-lit spaces are a must for any party. And if you’re on the hunt, Peterson’s loft space can be rented by the hour or day.

Jessica Peterson’s tips for ensuring the best pre-wedding photos Keep it simple Remember the focus is on the couple, not on the props. No need to use every—or any—prop you bring along. “For engagement shoots, I recommend one or two props,” says Peterson, “or none at all.”

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Be true to yourselves Just because that typewriter or record player is trendy doesn’t mean you have to use it. “Don’t follow trends,” she suggests. “Do what’s relevant to you as a couple.”

Hire a professional photographer Good photography can make low-cost design look luxe. “They can make anything look golden,” Peterson says about skilled photographers.

Photographs: Jessica Peterson,, SLC; Hair and makeup: Aubrey Nelson,, SLC; Model: Kristina Hyatt; Florals: Tinge Floral,; Donuts: Banbury Cross,, SLC; Location: Jessica Peterson Photography,, SLC.

Lovely letters Shout it out with simple signage. Peterson painted craft store letters with gold and glitter to compliment her theme.

Images by Pepper Nix Photography

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Proposals Great Ideas

Clockwise from left: The sun sets on the Great Salt Lake; metallic cakes give glamor to the high seas scenes; a vineyard table and runners create a long and linear look.

Set Your Sails

Simple, spirited ideas that splash by-the-water personality into a wedding celebration.

A bottle of sand reserves a place at the table and becomes a take-home favor. 40 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Hung from a wooden boat wheel, these escort cards make finding a table easy.

A number of small cakes perform as part of the centerpiece until it’s time for dessert.

Utah might be synonymous with mountain weddings, but let’s not forget the Beehivers who spend their summers living it up at our lakes. Sparkling waters inspired Riehl to capture their spirit with this stylish table setting showcasing ideas from favors and flowers to escort cards and menus.

A stylish menu card maps out each course.

Mimicking sailing rope, twine adds nautical flair to this dainty boutonnière.

elegant images

Jacque Riehl has a Midas touch. The layers of detail she weaves through her designs wow couples who hire her to plan their weddings. She orchestrates event teams that turn name cards into pieces of art, centerpieces into sculptures and food into conversation starters.

Galleries Mountain Chic

Elegance in Deer Valley

Brittany Lee Ernest & Andy Short July 6, 2013 Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley

P h o t o g r a p h S b y J a c q u e Ly n n P h o t o g r a p h y Destination: Park City. Brittany and her family have spent many summer and winter seasons at their Park City vacation home. She introduced her then-fiancé Andy to Park City the summer of 2012. So it was a natural decision to have their destination wedding there, on the site of so many fond memories. Brittany, who hails from Cincinnati, Ohio says she and Andy, who comes from Oxford, Kan., “couldn’t think of a better place to have family and friends gather than in Park City.” The walk down the aisle is a pinnacle moment for many brides and that was certainly true for Brittany. “My favorite part of my wedding was walking down the aisle with my father and seeing all the

Clockwise from top: The Midwesterners chose to marry in the Park City mountains where Brittany grew up visiting as a child; elegance to the max with this Reem Acra stunner; a flowergirl donned a head wreath made of pom daisies and baby roses; white bouquets of peonies, roses, hydrangea and spider mums popped against the bridesmaids’ fuchsia gowns. Opposite: A splash of vibrant pink uplit the walls of Empire Canyon Lodge.

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What the Pros Know

Table numbers have an important job. They say, “Welcome, I reserved this table especially for you.” Ensure the reservation is well-received. Don’t set the spot-holder too high (guests can’t see across the table) and remember to face them in the direction of the guests as they enter the space. For large weddings, position guides throughout the room with an alphabetized seating chart to help diners find their spot. Naming tables, instead of numbering them, is best left for smaller weddings. And take the opportunity to incorporate your theme, mood or brand­—like horselover Brittany did here—into the design of the table numbers. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Galleries Mountain Chic people who had so graciously come to be a part of this happy occasion,” says Brittany, “And then seeing my husband-to-be smiling at me.” What advice would Brittany give to other couples planning their wedding? “Keep two folders. One carries photos of all the things you like: colors, flowers, jewelry, gowns, cakes, et cetera. The other one keeps photos of items you don’t like,” she says. “This really helps when you meet with vendors, so they know what your ideas are and what you want to stay away from.”

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Clockwise from top: The wedding party posed on a ski run; ribbons and flowers hung from aisle chairs; a four-tier round cake featured layers in varying heights; horseshoes—Brittany owns two horses, Gabe and Cameo­—directed guests to their tables; the bride’s bouquet showcased peonies and roses surrounded by a collar of green bush ivy. 44 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography, Bridal gown: Reem Acra, Bridal and Formal, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka, Zappos, Bridal earrings: Alexis Bittar, Nordstrom, SLC, Bridesmaids’ gowns: Dillard’s at Fashion Place, Murray, Bridesmaids’ makeup: Splendor Beauty Emporium, SLC, Suits: Izod tuxedos, Macy’s, SLC, Groom’s ring: Montgomery Jewelers, Montgomery, Ohio, Videography: Chris Kosh Digital Memorys, Ceremony and reception site: Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley, Ceremony entertainment: Guitarist Michael Lucarelli, Catering and cake: Deer Valley, Reception band: Groove Merchants, Flowers: Mountain Flora, Park City, 435-649-6910 Invitations: Giddy Ink, Cincinnati, Ohio, Programs and place cards: Rachel Grace,


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Island Impact

Artamisha (Misha) Younker & Blake Farnsworth August 18, 2012 Salt Lake LDS Temple & Garden Park Ward

Photogr aphs by Jessica White If traveling to hawaii for your dream wedding is out of the question, why not bring the islands—or at least their spirit—to you? Misha and Blake did just that when they infused tropical elegance throughout their Garden Park Ward reception. After vacationing together in Hawaii, Misha and Blake sprinkled their favorite memories of the island—from flowers to food—into the lush, hidden grounds of this Sugar House ward’s garden.

Clockwise from top: Picture perfect portraits at the Salt Lake LDS Temple; guests chose from a number of cakes instead of one; chalkboard art displayed the tropical-inspired menu; their florist—also Misha’s aunt—overnighted tropical flowers direct from Hawaii. Opposite: Contrasting with the bright palette, the dark-stained wood of the vineyard tables and chivari chairs added warmth to the lush garden setting.

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What the Pros Know

Color plays a big role in a wedding’s style and deserves careful consideration. Hot pink, for example, comes in a variety of shades from raspberry to mulberry. To avoid a color clash of just-off shades, identify the exact hue using a Pantone pigment or paint card and provide a sample to each of your vendors during planning. Feature your primary color on big impact items like bridesmaids’ gowns, table linens and stationery. Then, sprinkle secondary complimentary hues everywhere else. At Misha and Blake’s wedding, a tropical palette featuring Razmatazz, Mango Tango, Goldenrod and Melon made the celebration upbeat and unforgettable. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Galleries Perfect Palette To deliver a high-end resort feel to the Harvard/Yale neighborhood garden, Misha looked no further than her aunt Vicki Younker for help. Vicki—a wedding planner and floral designer with Ella Bella Floral—overnighted Hawaiian tropicals including pincushion proteas and anthurium for bouquets and centerpieces. She also designed and constructed a “tropical rainforest” of palm fronds to canopy above the head table Culinary Crafts served many tropical-themed foods for the party. “Blake loved the Hawaiian shave ice with ice cream on the bottom, shave ice in the middle and cream on top,” says Misha. “It reminded us of the shave ice huts on Oahu’s North Shore.” Misha suggests consulting with a wedding planner. “We didn’t want to worry about planning every detail ourselves,” she says. “We gave Vicki an idea of what we wanted and trusted her to create a beautiful atmosphere. It was fun showing up at our own wedding and being pleasantly surprised at how it all came together.”

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Clockwise from top: Hibiscus, orchids, protea and peonies team in the bridal bouquet; centerpieces came in a variety of heights and shapes; grilled chicken with mango barbecue sauce displayed with many other Hawaiianinspired dishes; lounge area seating welcomed guests throughout the park. 48 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Photography: Jessica White Photography, Bridal gown: J.Crew, Bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bridesmaids’ dresses: Lily and Iris, SLC, Wedding planning and design: Ella Bella Floral, Flowers: Ella Bella Floral, Catering: Culinary Crafts, Chalkboard signs: Peter Loves Jane, Bamboo structures: White Ginger Events, Lounge furniture and decor: Ella Bella Floral, Chairs, tables and flatware rentals: Diamond Rental, Murray, Linen runners: La Tavola, Silk guestbooks and pens: Tabula Rasa, SLC, Rings: Payne Anthony Jewelers, SLC, Invitations: Mink Cards,

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Bohemian Bash

Annalise Durrant and Tyler Larrabee October 11, 2012 Timpanogos LDS Temple and La Caille

P h o t o g r a p h y b y E l i z a b e t h Tay l o r F r a n d s e n Sometimes, dreams really do come true. Take, for example, Annie and Tyler whose wildest fantasy became a reality when they won La Caille’s Dream Wedding at a local bridal show. As far as their planner Michelle Leo, of Michelle Leo Events, is concerned, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple. “They are sweet, laid back and nothing stresses them out. Not even planning a wedding.”

Clockwise from top: The grounds at La Caille made an ideal setting for wedding photos; simple four-tier cake stood on a wooden pallet; a woodsy bouquet with velvety lambs ear, delicate larkspur and fragrant seeded eucalyptus; dinner served in the Grand Pavilion. Opposite: Sunlight filters though the crocheted lace of Annie’s BHDLN gown.

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What the Pros Know

Two things Utah brides should know: First, invitations do more than announce the wedding; they subtly reveal the tone of the day. So forget the impersonal Facebook wedding invitation. Second, ditch those “I’m registered at” cards. Nothing says, “You’re invited, but don’t forget my gift” like a tacky registry mention. Instead, rely on word of mouth for guests to learn where you have registered. Need an etiquette guide? “The Blue Book of Stationery: The Definitive Guide to Social and Business Etiquette” by Crane & Co. (available at Tabula Rasa, SLC, $19.50) says it all. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Galleries Autumn Glow Leo guided Annie and Tyler as they created their dream wedding. Though fall nuptials typically conjure images of pumpkins and burlap, Leo suggested a crisp palette of navy and copper. Teamed with the masculine palette, bohemian-style elements included Annie’s crocheted gown and flower head wreath, invitations featuring a lacy motif, the floral’s fresh herbs and robin’s nest favors. Annie says her guest list of 150 made the day intimate. “I felt close to everyone who was there, and I didn’t feel spread out across my wedding,” she says. “I was able to enjoy myself and relax.” As for avoiding the pre-wedding emotional crunch, Annie recommends hiring a planner. “Working with Michelle took a lot of pressure off of me, especially when it came down to the big day,” she says. “I didn’t feel stressed out or have any problems, and she was able to help me find the best vendors.”

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Clockwise from top: Annie and Tyler steal a kiss before driving away in “Daisy,” a 1937 Buick Special; favors of robin’s egg chocolates grace each place setting; a twine-tied boutonniere of lambs ear, rosemary and lavender found a perfect perch on Tyler’s lapel; flowers continued to bloom through the fall on La Caille’s grounds.

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Photography: Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen Photography, Wedding planning and design: Michelle Leo Events, Flowers: Wedding Dreamer, Cake: One Sweet Slice, Car: Something Vintage Something Blue, Ceremony site: Timpanogos LDS Temple, Reception site: La Caille, Sandy, Hair and makeup: Versa Artistry, Entertainment: Public Opinions Sound Stage, Photo booths: ShutterBooth, Dessert buffet: Smile Now Photo Booth, Invitations: Freshly Minted Invitations, Suits: Dress Code, Gown: BHLDN,

ROMANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS You’ve dreamed of this walk down the aisle forever. The rustle of aspens. Crisp mountain air. Surrounded by lifelong friends and family. High in the Wasatch Range at Canyons Resort, our multiple wedding venues, including the picturesque Red Pine Lodge at 8,000 feet, are the perfect locations for your wedding day. The spectacular backdrop complements an array of world-class accommodations in our Resort Village, award-winning catering by our culinary team and the personalized touch of our friendly and attentive hospitality professionals. Let Canyons Resort help you create the wedding of your dreams.


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Modern Family

Lindsay Madeira & Ryan Walsh September 8, 2012 Copper Moose Farm, Park City

Photogr a phs by Carl a Boecklin A coffee shop wedding performed on New Year’s Eve by the Park City Mayor Dana Williams (who is a barista at the coffee shop) certainly differs from a conventional ceremony. Fortunately for couples planning their big day, there are no longer definitive rules to follow and every wedding has the potential to be as unique as the couple being united. That was especially true for Lindsay and Ryan who had two weddings: one in that Park City coffee shop and a second that included their new bundle of joy.

Clockwise from top: The officiant who married Linsday and Ryan performed their newborn’s baptism right after the wedding ceremony; Ryan wore cowboys boots inscribed with their two wedding dates; simple craft paper signage directs traffic; farmside dining at Copper Moose Farm included long tables, picnic benches and hanging lanterns. Opposite: Lindsay’s bouquet combined farm-field stems like kale, artcihokes, sage, veronica and lisianthus.

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What the Pros Know

Did you know? Cutting shears aren’t the only tools in a florist’s bag of tricks. Hand shovels, moss and garden soil come in handy, too, because many floral designers know their way around a nursery. They source succulents, pepper plants, herbs and orchids to create simple centerpieces for weddings. And why stop there? Ask your florist to incorporate cut stems— like succulents, kale and artichokes—in your bouquets.

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Clockwise from top: Daddy and son in matching suits received special attention from bridemaids carrying colorful bouquets of sunflowers, hydrangea, kale and hanging amaranthus; a hearty side of potatoes was among the many dishes prepared with ingredients grown at the venue; pots of lavender plants lined the aisle leading to a sunflower arch overlooking the Park City mountains.

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Lindsay and Ryan celebrated the birth of their son Ford in the midst of planning their formal wedding at Copper Moose Farm in Park City. Instead of making the day about just the two of them, they designed the event around their family of three. Four-month-old Ford wore a suit matching his dad’s and, following the wedding ceremony, was baptized by the officiant before the same guests who gathered for the wedding. Having a rustic chic wedding on a farm was “a direct reflection of the bride,” says Sarah Berry of Fresh Events. “Lindsay wanted to honor the beautiful setting and space. The goal was to have a sophisticated, chic and sustainable wedding.” This harvest-abundant farm is rich with familial metaphors—nurture, sprout, grow—and provided an ideal backdrop for Lindsay and Ryan’s casual party. “Dinner was served family style on long farm tables,” Lindsay says. “We used ingredients that were fresh, local and sustainable including flowers that were harvested from the farm.” Blossoms graced the centerpieces on tables set beneath a white tent pitched inside the 3-acre farm at 7,000-feet elevation. “Everything we selected to incorporate into the wedding was authentic,” says the bride. “It truly represented who we are.” Lindsay—a triplet—walked down the aisle with her two brothers, a touching nod to the passing of their father. Ryan, a former professional musician, took to the stage to play first with his new wife and then with the band “that brought the house down,” says photographer Carla Boecklin. Lindsay’s advice to couples planning a wedding: “Make sure your wedding reflects who you are. Find a venue and size that feels right,” she says. “And most importantly, find an amazing photographer who captures all the special moments so you can relive them over and over again for generations.” •V •e •n •d •o •r •s • Photography: Carla Boecklin Photography, Wedding planner: Fresh Events, Gown: Anne Barge, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC, Hair and makeup: Golden Door Spa, Waldorf Astoria, Catering: Maxwells, Park City, Cake: Country Corner, Ceremony and reception site: Copper Moose Farm, Park City, Flowers: Green Dahlia, Rentals: Diamond Rental, Murray, Invitations: Tabula Rasa, SLC, Entertainment: The Number Ones, Lighting: K2 Creative,

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Hand in Hand-crafted

Kendyl Hayes & Joey Yorba August 4, 2012 Private residence in the Colony, Park City

P h o t o g r a p h y b y L i n d s ay S h a u n Time is on your side when you have a long engagement. Kendyl and Joey used it to their advantage to personally craft a number of décor items for their wedding day including wooden monograms, yarn-strung hearts, spray-painted vases, pallet backdrops, photo booth props, handpressed table markers and paper flower boutonnieres. Rather than settling for traditional, store-bought decorations, they pulled out their glue guns, floral wire and tissue paper to create many of the pieces that made their wedding creative and personalized. “From the start of our wedding planning, we knew that we wanted to do as much as we could on our own, using our own ideas and craftsmanship,” says Kendyl. The invitations, photo booth and stick props, pallet backdrops, aisle runners, backdrop letters, boutonnieres, garlands, flower vases, table markers and heart decorations were all handmade by the bride and groom.

Clockwise from top: Kendyl and Joey celebrated with their dog, Rosie; bridesmaids wore varying shades of blush, but a goldsequined heart unified the crew; the duo opted for a homemade cake in a festive shade of pink; the decorations had a personal touch, including the monogram that hung over the ceremony nook in the woods. Opposite: To keep the look modern, a linear table with white linens balanced the upcycled cans and bottles.

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What the Pros Know

Any wedding planner worth her daytimer knows a memorable event begins with a theme. Once determined, it drives every decision, providing a solid foundation and design continuity for the big day. Subtle repetition of the theme is key. Kendyl and Joey’s heart-shaped motif recurs with gold-sequined favors, guest-note cutouts and a cake-topper that unify the celebration’s, dare we say, heartfelt style. How can you not be smitten with the way the style-savvy bridesmaids even transformed the hearts into fashionable accessories? u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Galleries DIY Tucked into a mountainside nook below Canyons Resort Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift, Kendyl and Joey married at the private residence of a family friend. “With all of these personal touches combined with the venue’s beautiful natural landscape,” Kendyl says, “we found ourselves in the perfectly secluded, rustic and chic setting we had dreamed of.” From solemn to humorous touches, the couple’s personality was strewn throughout the day. They shared their personally written vows as Kendyl’s stepfather officiated the touching ceremony. Later, Kendyl, her bridesmaids and the flower girls performed a flash mob dance for Joey to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” from the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. “Seeing the look on his face while all of us were dancing for him was priceless,” she says. Kendyl’s advice for planning a wedding: Focus on what’s important to you. “The best weddings show the couple’s personality from start to finish. Be unique but don’t stress the small stuff,” she suggests. “Things will most likely not go the way you planned, but in the end, being able to marry the love of your life is what it’s all about.”

Clockwise from top: Ruffled carnations perfectly contrast the spiky eryngium; even the smallest guests tried out the photo booth props; the private residence where they married; Instagram sharing was encouraged; notes to the couple along with photo booth pics hung from a wooden fence.

•V •e •n •d •o •r •s • Photography: Lindsey Shaun Photography, Catering: Have Party Will Travel, Ceremony and reception site: private residence Photo booth: Rosie’s Photo Booth, Flowers: Free Bird Weddings, Rentals: Have Party Will Travel, Rings: Jewelry Innovations, Invitations: Designed by the bride and groom Gown: Melissa Sweet, The White Dress, Corona Del Mar, Calif., Suits: H & M, Socks: Stance, Bridesmaids’ dresses: handpicked by each bridesmaid Bridesmaids’ gifts: heart rings from Flight Boutique, Park City, Entertainment: DJ Ryan Condrick, 858-354-9955 Videography: Seth Huoy, 801-230-8016

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Preludes Food for Thought

The Perfect Pair Take your dining to the next level. Photographs by David Crane

Traditionally, weddings join two families. While it may seem like the ceremony halts at the altar, a significant piece of the wedding experience winds its way to the table. This “breaking bread” together initiates the blending of groups, the elimination of divides. Modern day families want the same. The toasts, laughs and stories are priceless. Really, they cost nothing. So, how do you create an environment in which these cherished memories thrive? With a magnificent feast, of course. And 62 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

no culinary masterpiece is complete without its perfect pairing of wine. Food, meet wine. Wine, meet food. In collaboration with Deer Valley’s event team and wine educator, Sheral Schowe, Elizabeth Lockette and David Thomas crafted a menu for their summertime wedding that married their love of European travel, wine and food. From start to finish, here are tips—with scenes from their wedding—to take your wedding dinner to the next level.



Years of traveling together inspired their menu, as did their love of playing hosts. “Dave and I spent time each year at the foot of Mt. Ventoux in France where Rhone and Cote du Ventoux wines grow,” Lockette says. “The food is a combination of dishes inspired by [the Utah] mountains and those of Europe that we love so much, with a little nod to my British background.” Brainstorming began with a traditional English dish, a chilled poached salmon. Then, they added a house-smoked local trout and a Bear Lake rack of lamb that invoked memories of travels to Provence. “We aimed to use seasonal, local ingredients,” says Deer Valley chef, Jodie Rodgers.

Lockette worked with Flatt and Rodgers to create a British wedding cake (the one item that was not gluten-free). While this is not something many U.S. chefs know how to prepare, let alone how to bake at high altitudes, Rodgers dug up a 20-year-old recipe she had from her apprenticeship days. “That small side cake was gone almost immediately—It showcased, yet again, that if you ask Deer Valley to do anything they haven’t done before, they find a way to do it and do it flawlessly,” Lockette says.

STEP 2: DO THE MATH Planning can’t progress until you have a budget and estimated guest count. “The inspiration for the menu is our love of sharing a lovely dinner party with our dearest friends and family,” says Lockette. The tricky part? Creating an intimate vibe with 150 guests. Having that number and a budget in mind helped guide all their decisions. Those aren’t the only numbers to keep in mind. During selection of the long, vineyard tables, Lockette originally went with a rental company whose tables were four inches longer than the tables they finally chose. “We couldn’t fit the longer tables into our space and give our servers enough room to move about for the pairings,” says Scott Guthrie, Deer Valley’s event coordinator. “We literally got out a tape measure and taped off the space to get a sense of how it would fit.”

Clockwise from top: Caprese skewers started the meal; Tabula Rasa designed the invitation suite; cold poached salmon over crisp fennel apple slaw; long vineyard tables were set for family-style dining inside the Empire Canyon Lodge. Opposite: Wine and toasts flowed; Elizabeth Lockette and David Thomas.

STEP 3: SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS One of the biggest decisions you’ll make during wedding planning (besides choosing your mate) is hiring the best vendors. For Thomas and Lockette, this was especially important given the custom menu and wine pairings (i.e. not ordering straight from a set banquet menu). At an initial meeting between the couple, chef and wine expert, they started piecing together the cuisine puzzle. “Starting with the cold poached salmon, we all threw out our favorite items, then from there it was an evolving process,” says Rodgers. “It was a good marriage for all of us.”

STEP 4: SPOIL YOUR PALATE Now, the fun starts. Plates and pairings told Lockette and Thomas’ story. French wines spoke of their time in Mt. Ventoux and the cold poached salmon nodded to Lockette’s British background. An Edelweiss design on the cake represented their engagement on the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. “The legend of the Edelweiss is suitors used to hike high into the Alps to pick the flowers for the lady they were going to ask to marry,” says Lockette who worked closely with Deer Valley pastry chef, Letty Flatt. “It was a bumper crop that year and we found some [during our trek].” Flatt filled the cake with Lockette’s mother’s recipe for orange marmalade. The entire menu was made up of small plates that were gluten-free. “Everyone commented on the perfect size of the dishes,” says Lockette. “They were able to sample all of them and at the end, they were satisfied, but not overly stuffed.” u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Preludes Food for Thought “This menu was something we’ve never done before,” says Rodgers. “But because they came to us early, we had time to practice. By the wedding day, we had the process down and photos [of the plates] ready so we knew exactly what to do.”

STEP 6: CONSIDER THE GUESTS OF HONOR And we’re not talking about the bride and groom. “Conversation was key for Liz,” says Guthrie. Lockette and Thomas introduced the menu at the start, but from there, the evening had a leisurely flow and time in between each course. “She was also very thoughtful about who sat next to who, especially to be considerate of those not drinking.” Lockette and Thomas celebrated more than their union. They honored a community that nurtured their relationship for over a decade. “Our favorite part of the dining experience was hosting an intimate dinner party for 150 guests,” says Lockette. “From where we sat in the room, we saw everyone raising toasts, laughing and having a wonderful time. Lots of smiles, which made us smile.”

top: A 2011 Riesling from Alsace, France paired with the starting course. Right: The cake displayed an Edelweiss design on each layer and flowers (from florist Mary Hogan Holly) on top.

Sheral Says

As owner and founder of Wasatch Academy of Wine, Sheral Schowe educates wine connoisseurs from novice to advance. For David Thomas and Elizabeth Lockette’s Empire Canyon Lodge wedding, Schowe worked alongside Chef Jodie Rodgers of Deer Valley to pair menu items perfectly with wine. Here’s what Schowe says about her perfect pairings.

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The Wines

Caprese Skewers slow roasted yellow and red tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil

Riesling is a perfect match for tomatoes, because it has both high acidity as well as some perceptible sweetness. For the first two passed appetizers, it was selected for similarity in taste profile. It was also selected for the trout to reflect a regional pairing. Trout and Riesling have long been a classic pairing in the Alsace France wine region as well as in Germany.

2010 Sieur D’Arques, Première Bulle Brut RosèLimoux, France

Butter Leaf Lettuce Copper Moose Farm micro greens, Vaillons Chablis cherries, air-dried carrots, Shepherd Farm goat cheese, blood orange lime vinaigrette

Chardonnay from Chablis is driven by its high-toned acidity and extreme minerality. The salad was dressed with goat cheese and blood orange vinaigrette which is also high in acidity. The similarity in the levels of acidity created a perfect match. Chablis is also very close to the Upper Loire Valley, where the most prominent cheese is goat cheese. The pairing reflected a similarity in taste profile as well as respect for the region of origin of the wine.

2011 Jean-Paul and Benoît Droin, Vaillons Chablis Premier Cru Burgundy, France

Chilled Poached Salmon crisp fennel apple slaw, Adelsheim Vineyards Pinot Noir fumé, Dijon mustard cream, grilled lemon

Pinot Noir has very low tannins and bright fruity acidity enabling it to complement dark fleshed fish such as salmon. The addition of the Dijon mustard cream on the salmon created the complexity needed to enhance the poached and chilled preparation.

2010 Adelsheim Vineyards, Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ratatouille Stack layers of grilled eggplant, bell peppers, summer squash, garden fresh basil, heirloom tomato coulis

In my opinion, Provence Rosé is a terrific match for most foods and preparation styles, but the pairing with ratatouille is one of the most traditional and historic pairings for this beautiful wine. The Provence area is one of Elizabeth and David’s favorite destinations when traveling to France.

2012 Caves D’esclans, “Whispering Angel”, Côtes de Provence Rosè Provence, France

Bear Lake Rack of Lamb basil almond pesto, baby heirloom carrots, sweet potato mashers, fresh rosemary shallot jus

Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre are grape varieties that have enough strength and power as well as some spiciness and rich fruit nuances to match most red meats, but for lamb, it is truly a match made in heaven. The region of this wine is where Elizabeth and David have enjoyed many biking trips. They are particularly fond of the Southern Rhone and Provence for their travels to France.

2010 Kermit Lynch Selections, Côtes du Rhône Southern Rhône, France

Almond Agave Cake

This sparkling wine has beautiful flavors of citrus and stone fruits as well as almond. It has enough residual sugar to make it a perfect match for the cake. When selecting a sparkling wine for the wedding toast along with the wedding cake, I am directed to the sweeter styles. The sweetness of the cake would make most Champagne or Crémant too acidic and austere. Another choice would have been Moscato D’Asti from Italy, but I stayed with the theme of France for the majority of the pairings.

NV Patrick Bottex, “La Cuille”, Bugey Cerdon Rosè Savoie, France

Grilled Flatbread marinated tomato, kalamata olive, fresh basil House-Smoked Trout potato rösti, caramelized red onions, fresh dill, lemon whipped butter

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2011 Hugel et Fils, Riesling, “Hugel” Alsace, France


Fabricating the Runway

2014 bridal collections feature gowns in an array of cuts, colors, styles and shapes, but there’s a common thread connecting them all: the stuff they’re made of. by Jessica Adams Bridal gown trends don’t just start at the neckline and stop at the hem of the train. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that these days a gown’s fabric is just as important as whether or not it features a peplum. Ever since the April morning when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stepped from a limousine in her flawlessly fitted satin and lace bodice by designer Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, lace hit a resounding high note. Lace became a top gown trend that’s still going strong, even three years later. Other wedding dress fabrics also have timeless qualities, so while you’re deliberating silhouettes and waistlines, don’t forget to pay attention to the actual fabric. In fact, the difference in drape and a fabric’s “hand” or feel can help define the style of a dress. To help decipher the differences in fabric choices, we turned to expert Alex Davis, buyer for The Perfect Dress.

Lian Carlo Style 5851 Avenia Bridal

Carolina Herrera Amelie Gateway Bridal

Lace A decade ago, if you asked a bride for her thoughts on lace, she might have cringed or at least hesitated, but within the past five years, it’s made a killer comeback. Its ultra-feminine delicacy is unmatched by any other fabric, and the pattern options are not limited to just a few. And with options ranging from French Alençon to Chantilly and cotton crochet to nylon, this lovely—not to mention versatile — fabric is here to stay.

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Maggie Sottero Amelia The Perfect Dress


Maggie Sottero Esme The Perfect Dress

“Sometimes when you think of tulle, you think of crunchy wedding gowns, but designers are now making softer tulle, and some of my favorite ball gowns are made out of it,” Alex says. Tulle is also a popular option for veils and headpieces.

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Polyester “This fabric is less expensive, but you can still have the look of a beautiful satin gown with polyester,” Davis says. “Shockingly enough, designers tell us that you can turn the gown inside-out and wash it in your washing machine.”

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PRELUDEs Runway Monique Lhuillier Cheri coat and dress Alta Moda Bridal

Silk Chiffon This delicate fabric’s sheer translucency makes it ideal for layering, and its softness offers a gentle flow and a delicate finish to any silhouette. There’s been a huge surge in chiffon gowns since the Grecian look became popular, and it’s also perfectly light and airy for beach destination weddings.

Reem Acra Look 14 Gateway Bridal

Reem Acra Look 10 Gateway Bridal

Silk Satin “On its own, satin can be a little dense, but when coupled with silk, the look is softened for more of a Great Gatsby feel,” Davis says. Satin’s glossy finish provides an elegant touch to any gown, whether it’s riding solo or paired with other fabrics.

Save or Splurge?

You splurged on the ring for obvious reasons: color, cut, clarity, the excitement you felt when you first slipped it on. So why not consider doing the same for the gown that will bring it all together for your one special day? Nicole Thomas at Gateway Bridal points out the features that separate a $500 gown from its $2000 counterparts.

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Rivini Avina Alta Moda Bridal


This fabric is sheer and soft, almost like a dense version of tulle, but just like taffeta, you don’t want to get water on it. “This fabric is not forgiving when it comes to stains and water,” Davis says.


Cookie-cutter style, fresh from the assembly line

Freedom to change neckline shapes, dress and sleeve lengths, skirt style and beadwork

Standard fabrication in satin, taffeta, organza or chiffon

More luxurious fabric options, including crystal satin, guipure lace, luxe organza and delicate silks

A basic dress with no foundation layer

A customized fit from a foundational layer built into the dress, which can feature boning, bra cups and corsets

Ornamentation consisting of plastic beads, crystals and sequins

More quality beading with Swarolvski crystals, silver-backed crystal sequins and freshwater pearls

Basic color selection, with white and ivory as standard options

More color options, like blush hidden beneath layers of ivory organza or champagne and gold peeking out from behind lacy patterns

Inspired by today’s trends, which puts it a season or two behind the latest styles

In-house designers with forecasting departments that create new trends and stay ahead of the curve

Preludes Bridesmaids

A Calm Rush to the Altar Master planning for a morning of bonding time with the ladies. Photographs by Rachel Thurston

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8:30 a.m.

Groom aside for a moment, let’s talk about your BFF’s. On your big day, how can you create a morning of girl bonding that is fun and productive? Kristin Spear of Soirée Productions knows how. She is the queen of the timeline, mastering schedules that can run as long as 15 pages depending on the scope of the wedding. “One of the reasons to hire a planner is so the couple can enjoy their day without having to worry about everything running smoothly,” Spear says. “A timeline determines all the day-of decisions beforehand so there are no organizing decisions to be made that day.” Even tiny details, such as what time to meet or who is driving, can become major problems if not planned out in advance. Most importantly, a timeline ensures a relaxing day leading up to the ceremony. “A morning that runs smoothly builds the foundation for the rest of the wedding day,” she says. “If you lose that sense of calm, it’s difficult to get it back the rest of the day.” During Chelsea Krammes’ June wedding in Park City, the morning duties of hair and makeup were just that: relaxed. Krammes’ attributes this to planning ahead. “Do as much as possible before the big day,” Krammes says. “This helped me to solely focus on getting ready and enjoying the day.” She also suggests trusting your vendors, one of whom was Spear. “Relinquish control. While it wasn’t easy for me at some points, the last thing I was

Hair and makeup artists from Enizio arrive at the Waldorf Astoria bridal suite. Krammes says, “We erred on the side of caution—with seven bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom and me—by starting hair and makeup very early.”

9:30 a.m. Florist Artisan Bloom delivers personal ladies’ flowers to the bridal suite. “I usually put one or two bridesmaids in charge of toweling off the bottoms of the bouquets before they are given out,” says Spear. “I have already reminded them at the rehearsal dinner to keep their thumbs at their belly bottoms when carrying the bouquets down the aisle. When people get nervous, the bouquets tend to creep up to their chins, which looks bad in photos.”

10:00 a.m. Kristin Spear delivers brunch. “I deliver meals to the bridal suite. The food is planned out and ordered well in advance, so there’s no organizing that day,” says Spear. “For the men, I make a reservation at a restaurant like High West to kill nerves and give them time to relax.” u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Preludes Bridesmaids thinking about on my wedding day was the details of how things were coming together. This helped me to relax and live in the moment.” To help Krammes enjoy each moment of her morning with bridesmaids, sisters, mom and mother-in-law, Spear and her team stuck to a timeline to ensure the bride made it to the altar on time.

12 Noon Photographer Rachel Thurston arrives at the bridal suite to take “getting ready” photos. “This is also my favorite time to photograph little mementos or keepsakes,” Thurston says. “Keep the items you want photographed together so the photographer can get detail shots.”

12:10 p.m. Chelsea begins hair and makeup. “I did two trial runs of hair and makeup before the wedding,” says the bride. “While this wasn’t the most budget-conscious decision, the practice helped nail down the exact look I was trying to achieve.”

1:00 p.m. Hair and makeup is complete and the bride and bridesmaids begin dressing. “Make sure you don’t wait until the very last second to get into your dress,” says Thurston. “Leave enough time so your photographer can use the gorgeous window light [of a bridal suite] to shoot your pretty face.” Spear recommends at least 30 minutes for the bride to get into her dress. “Brides are surprised to find that it takes that long, but it’s best to plan so you don’t cut into the photographer’s schedule.” Ceremony at Blue Sky Ranch, Wanship, Utah

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5:30 p.m.

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A Lesson in the Classics

Downton Abbey-era romance blooms with poetic beauty in this grand garden affair.

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oetry, literature and music propel this age of intellect and curiosity. A lady of this era speaks softly and stands tall (quite possibly due to her corset), yet behind the curtsies and sashays, it’s a time of exploration and romance. “It was a period with something so effortlessly romantic about it,” says event designer Melissa Nickle. “I love the scenery’s rich and beautiful green tones and the fresh and adventurous atmosphere.” Venture into this verdant, foggy countryside to see why we love this romantic rendezvous. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Weather the storm No English inspiration would be complete without an afternoon downpour. Utah weather can turn quickly and unexpectedly. Our advice: Have a backup plan and keep your cool. Experienced vendors know how to deal with fickle weather, so sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Grand gardens Cut blooms by Blossom Sweet drip with elegance. Queen Anne’s lace, double tulips and garden roses complement the coiffed hedges and arbors of Thanksgiving Point resembling the flourishing English countryside. Staged in different areas throughout the estate, the party is defined by garden elements. Overflowing with blooms, pedestal urns define a lovely altar for a ceremony, a brick terrace hosts the cocktail hour and an overgrown trellis shapes a private dining space.

Lovely lettering Watercolor art may be cool, but this season, it’s hot for wedding paper suites. The fluid brush strokes are executed by hand, creating an artistic yet aristocratic look and feel. Stationery by Peter Loves Jane is charming, and brides from all over the country can’t get enough. We’re lucky to have this gem in the Beehive State. Here, delicate blooms and lovely lettering are softly penned, adding just the right touch of feminine flair for this English garden setting.

Texture—and tons of it Imagine running your fingers over the crinkled tulle of this Sarah Seven gown from The Brides’ Shop or through the soft tresses of our bride’s updo by Versa Artistry. Admire the tight seams of the groom’s herringbone suit jacket from Dress Code and take note of the tidy pocket square stitching. Clockwise from Top: Layers of texture and pattern play a leading role in the groom’s ensemble; show your guests gratitude with a well-written message of thanks; a “cake” of pastel macaroons begs to be eaten for dessert; Queen Anne’s lace and peonies cascade like they were freshly picked from an English garden; serve your guests a hearty entrée and serve it atop a floral-engraved charger.

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Places to perch Take a seat and stay awhile. No longer are wedding guests relegated to one place. Lounge seating not only adds one more element of décor to the scene, it’s also a practical solution for the guest bottleneck that can occur at buffet tables or in front of the bride and groom. And how can one not be smitten with this curvaceous linen settee and side chair from GateHouse in Orem? Lounge seating is not only luxurious, it’s a must-have for any wedding.

Vendors Design & Styling Melissa Nickle, Blossom Sweet, Photography Alixann Loosle, Venue Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Floral Design Blossom Sweet,

Clockwise from Top: This dining moment magically appears beneath a vine-covered terrace; a stunning marquise cut engagement ring echoes the romantic vintage era; arugula and beets mix flavors with the sweet of strawberries and sour of grapefruit; pedestal urns overflowing with blooms define a lovely ceremony spot; bite-size desserts foster fun and guiltless sampling.

Hair & Makeup Versa Artistry, Sandy, Gown Sarah Seven, The Brides’ Shop, SLC, Suit Dress Code, Catering Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Cake Layers Cake, Ring J. Brooks, SLC, Lounge area furniture GateHouse No. 1, Orem, Event rentals RSVP Party Rental, North Salt Lake, Models Emilee Clark; Justin Nickle

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Sculpture gardens, shimmering fashion and family style dining conjure a warm, romantic wedding.



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uscany is romance. Rolling vineyards, Mediterranean architecture and centuries of history guide this inspiration. “A Tuscan theme is so romantic because the style is effortless and super chic,” says Ashley Lloyd of Attention 2 Detail. “It’s soft and pretty with natural, earthy elegance.” She teams up with photographer Rebekah Westover to stage a dreamy love affair. Be inspired and read why we adore this elegant shoot.

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Our couple exudes European style with tailored looks.The groom is dashing in a slim suit while the bride is flawless in her blush-toned Rivini gown. Opposite: Designer Ashley Lloyd flanks one side of the weathered picnic table with a bench and the other with formal chairs. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Location, location A mere 15-minute drive south of Provo in the “Art City of Utah,” The Springville Museum of Art transports the imagination to the cool, cavernous museums of Europe. The Mediterranean style building boasts a sculpture garden complete with exquisite alcoves, terra cotta tile pathways and bubbling fountains. Lucky for brides, rental rates start at an affordable $950.

Alluring fashion The champagne Rivini gown from Alta Moda Bridal is an ethereal dream of beaded tulle and organza petals. Hair and makeup artist, Alexis Rogers, keeps the bride’s hair loose and her makeup light, yet chooses a slick look for the groom. As a slight contrast to the tidiness of his tailored black suit, a 5 o’clock shadow proves to be wedding day acceptable.

Olive abundance Olives are synonymous with Mediterranean cuisine and gardens, but did you know brides have historically worn the olive branch as a symbol of peace? Using weathered pottery, Natalie BernhiselRobinson of La Fleur Design peacefully pairs this storied branch with fragrant herbs, lemons and cool-hued blooms.

Artful inscriptions Typing. Texting. Tweeting. What happened to the simple handwritten note? Wedding experts agree that the curlicues of cursive should not be forgotten. The term calligraphy is derived from the Greek word kallos meaning “beauty” and graph meaning “writing.” Artful penmanship by Distinctive Inscriptions suits this elegant celebration.

Family style dining

Clockwise from Top: Rosemary and sage perfume the air, even from the small bunch of stems in the boutonniere; Badgley Mischka heels add sparkle and glam to the pedicured feet of any bride; Ashantai Yungai of Distinctive Inscriptions penned this lovely table name card; a dash of rosemary and a slice of lemon are not part of the dinner, but instead ingredients in this bouquet of roses and jasmine; inside the Springville Museum of Art sits a sculpture garden for patrons to enjoy on a sunny day.

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Mia famiglia! The long table, the bench, the cheese platters and oh, that wine. Nothing evokes Mediterranean warmth like gathering the family around a table. “Toasting with wine, breaking bread and celebrating outdoors with friends and family under the stars, basking in candlelight all add up to such a warm environment,” says event designer, Ashley Lloyd. Pull up a seat and break bread—or in this case, twine-tied baci rolls—alongside your amore, sister, long-lost uncle or hometown neighbor. Much like the Italians, Utahns love their big weddings, but ditch the milk and cookies bar and give them a bountiful meal and a family reunion to remember.

Vendors design and styling Ashley Lloyd, Attention 2 Detail, Photography Rebekah Westover Photography,

Clockwise from Top: Lemon, sage, rosemary and mint appear in all the centerpieces; nibble on cheese and sip on wine during cocktail hour; rustic tables and simple plates are accessorized with gold-trimmed chargers and matte gold flatware; remember to steal a moment for just the two of you to relish the meaning of the big day.

Venue The Springville Museum of Art, Flowers La Fleur Design, SLC, Paper goods Alexis June Creative, Hair and makeup Alexis Rogers, Holladay, 801-828-5786 Gown Rivini, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC, Suit model’s own (similar found at Macys, SLC, Party rentals RSVP Party Rental, North Salt Lake, Calligraphy Distinctive Inscriptions, SLC, Cake Michelle Ridd, Cakenique, Models Jessie Diaz Carden; Jackson Tenório Arruda-McNeil

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Tribal Vibe

A mountain meadow comes alive with regal blooms, wildlife motifs, textured rugs and open-air teepees.


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ountainside or countryside, Utahns love their land and its rich color palette. The earthy hues inspired Allie Kesler of Scenemakers as she dreamed up a day that pays subtle homage to the landscape and its original inhabitants. From towering teepees to lush field flowers, there’s much to love about this inspiration.

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Vendors Clockwise from Top: A layered vignette of rattan, wool and brass; brown-eyed susans dot the pastures around Aspen Meadows; the boutonniere coordinated with the groom’s tie; Indian corn polenta; Kesler and her team spotted a hornets’ nest at the venue which became an impromptu prop inside one of the floral arrangements; bright blooms turn up the volume on an otherwise neutral table setting.

Design and floral Scenemakers, a Modern Company, SLC, Photography Amy Lashelle, Caterer Culinary Crafts, Venue Aspen Meadows, Hair and makeup Versa Artistry, Invitations Peter Loves Jane, Cake Layers Cake, Gown Alta Moda Bridal, SLC, Suit J.Crew, Tie Burberry, Nordstrom at Fashion Place, Models Alec Fowler; Madison Heath

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RAW MATERIALS Allie Kesler of Scenemakers is a true architect of event design. She sketches storyboards, creates inspiration boards and uses CAD (computer aided design) drafting to concept projects large and small. Regardless of scale, material is key. Of this scene, Kesler says, “We had so many textures that blended extremely well and brought a complex and upscale mountain vibe.” Pulling from a number of indigenous tribal American arts, she used raw wood, leather, fur, feathers, woven rugs and antler candleholders to set a scene that evoked Utah’s natural beauty.

GRAND SCALE Scenemakers constructed tall, open-air teepees to parallel the sky-high aspens of this mountain estate. Part rustic, part stately, Aspen Meadows at Wolf Creek not only touts its 250 acres, but also the broad array of rentals it offers including tables and chairs. “The estate has gorgeous and unique tables, chairs, linens and dinnerware to create a truly one-of-a-kind experience,” says Mary Crafts-Homer of Culinary Crafts, the venue’s exclusive caterer.

LUXURIOUS PALETTE “The rich color palette can lend itself to any season,” says Kesler. “I was inspired by earthy yet sophisticated colors like burgundy, blueberry, cream, dark green, copper, brown and hints of yellow.” The landscape’s rustic greens and browns enriched Kesler’s flowers, a rug, the groom’s tie and even the cake to foster a natural but luxe mood.

ANIMAL INSTINCT “We loved the idea of having an animal element in the setting because our location had a purist natural feel,” says Kesler. “The dog and furs were planned, but we happened upon the hornets’ nest and knew we had to incorporate it into one of the floral arrangements.” Mountain life also showed up in the antler candleholders and the giant bison skull.

HARVESTED MENU Culinary Crafts captured the autumn harvest with Indian corn polenta served with wilted arugula, goat cheese and farm-fresh vegetable duxelles. The bartender mixed a custom cocktail, a burgundy-hued rosemary raspberry spritzer. Dinner ended with a salted caramel pear paired with handmade cinnamon chili truffle with gold leaf.

Clockwise from top: Don’t forget a flower collar for Fido; departing from typical bridal hair and makeup, dramatic eyes and braided hair gets this bride noticed; feathers buttoned to the invites; a branchy stand carries the modern cake featuring blueberry and off-white patterns; the couple shared a “companion” wood bread plate with pumpkin corn meal bread, black pepper brioche and sourdough twist with Utah sea salt butter. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


One Fine Day Drawing inspiration from mid-century wedding style icons like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, these 10 morning-to-midnight looks put the class in classic.

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Sneak Peek

On him: Tuxedo shirt, $255, D. Grant Ltd., SLC; Robert Talbott silk bow tie, $95, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; Jonathan Wachtel stud cuff links, $95, D. Grant Ltd., SLC. On her: Vincent Mignon “VM 883” silk chiffon gown with lace bustier, dropped waist and column skirt, $862, The Brides’ Shop, SLC. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Lovely in Lace

Organza overskirt with beaded waist detail, $740, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Hanky Panky lace boyshort, $30, Nordstrom, SLC; Les Accessories Barcelona lace bolero, $375, The Brides’ Shop, SLC; Mikimoto diamond and pearl earring, $9,600, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC; vintage ring, $6,500, similar found at Chalk Garden Co-Op, SLC. 88 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Bohemian Boudoir

“Ireland� cathedral tulle veil cap with Alencon lace details, $560, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Mint by Eloise lace girl shorts and bra, $12-42, Anthropologie, SLC; Badgley Mischka Cissy Nile Blue silk T-strap sandal, $225, Zappos; Goldberg Ashoka diamond bracelet, $130,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Portrait in the Garden

Silk shantung trumpet silhouette “Esther” gown with oversized bow, $1,800, Illume Gowns (Utah designer out of Santa Monica, Calif.); Mikimoto 3-row pearl bracelet, $4,900, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC; Birdcage veil, $40, The Brides’ Shop, SLC.

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Making an Entrance

On her: Illusion lace neckline over strapless bodice “Marabu� gown with beaded tulle princess skirt by Rosa Clara, $3,000, Avenia Bridal, Orem; Roberto Coin diamond drop earrings, $14,000, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC. On him: Loro Piana Four Seasons wool two-piece suit, $1,800, Beckett & Robb, SLC; Canclini cotton shirt, $150, Beckett & Robb, SLC; silk knit tie, $60, Beckett & Robb, SLC; cotton pocket square, $40, Beckett & Robb, SLC; Cole Haan Caldwell shoes, $168, Jos. A. Bank, SLC; mercerized cotton socks, $18, Jos. A. Bank, SLC; vintage car rental by Something Vintage Something Blue. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Just Married

On him: Brioni wool herringbone two-piece black suit, $6,000, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; Peton tuxedo shirt, $255, D. Grant Ltd.; silk bow hand tie, $95, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; J. Z. Richards silk pocket square, $45, D. Grant Ltd.; R. Talbot “Paisley Wave” cufflinks, $315, D. Grant Ltd.; Tiffany platinum wedding band, $2,500, Tiffany & Co., SLC; Mezlan Tyson II black cap toe black leather shoes, $255, Utah Woolen Mills, SLC; Gentlemen’s “Atlas” watch, $5,000, Tiffany & Co., SLC.

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On her: Royal duchess satin Amsale “Carina” ball gown with crumb catcher bodice, $4,300, Gateway Bride & Prom, SLC; Toni Frederici “Dessert” veil, $285, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Torque Bangles in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, $2,050 each, Tiffany & Co., SLC; white gold Torque Bangle with diamonds, $3,750, Tiffany & Co., SLC.; Diamonds by the Yard pendant, $8,300, Tiffany & Co., SLC; Tiffany engagement ring, $52,000, Tiffany & Co., SLC.

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Off to Party

Modern Trousseau “Guiliana” ball gown with lace cap sleeve bodice, $3,500, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Diamonds by the Yard drop earrings, $2,085, Tiffany & Co., SLC. 94 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Dance the Night Away

On Her: “Leona” gown with antique silver beading and silk chiffon skirt, $1,800, BHLDN; “Saba” earrings with Swarovski crystals, $165, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; “Lucida” engagement ring, call for pricing, Tiffany & Co., SLC. On Him: Dress shirt, $65, Macy’s, SLC; two-piece black slim suit, $650, Macy’s, SLC; silk tie, $60, Macy’s, SLC. Music by St. Boheme.

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Cutting the Cake

On her: “Cleopatra” head wreath, $315, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; “Saba” earrings with Swarovski crystals, $165, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Jenny Packham “Willow” gown, $5,350, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC. On him: Men’s dress shirt, $95, Macy’s, SLC.; platinum wedding band, Payne Anthony, SLC, call for pricing; Kate Spade “New York Callan” shoes, $330, Zappos; cake knife, $46/set with server, New Orientation, SLC; Cake by Cake-A-Licious. 96 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


Concept and direction: Heather Parkinson,; Jessica Kettle,; Val Rasmussen Wardrobe styling: Val Rasmussen; Marcus Gardner; Jason Yeats, Hair and makeup: Enizio, Florals: Tinge Floral, Models: Abby Sands, McCartys; Kyle Ward, Urban Talent Management Venues: The Chateaux at La Caille, SLC,; Ben Lomond Suites, Ogden,; The Paris, SLC, Band: St. Boheme, Car: Something Vintage Something Blue, Cake: Cake-A-Licious, Jewelry: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC,; Tiffany & Co., SLC,; Payne Anthony at Trolley Square, SLC,

Happily Ever After

On her: “Cleopatra” head wreath, $315, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; “Saba” earrings with Swarovski crystals, $165, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC; Jenny Packham “Willow” beaded gown, $5,350, Alta Moda Bridal, SLC. On him: Two-piece men’s slim suit, $650, Macy’s, SLC. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m









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

friends and family. The other decisions—what to eat, who to hire, what gown to buy, where to say I do— naturally followed. To help create memorable weddings, they hired vendors they trusted—an all-important move. To help you do the same, we offer a Vendor list in each wedding feature to introduce you to the local wedding experts whose talents made these celebrations shine. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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Mid-Mountain Couture

Nichole likes haute couture. Alex prefers mountain casual. What better way to capture the two styles than with a “glamping”-style wedding at 8,000 feet. Nichole Burks & Alex Cate July 28, 2012 Red Pine Lodge, Canyons, Park City P hotogr a phs

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P e pp e r N i x

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Memorable Moments

“Seeing Alex’s face when the music started and he realized he had to do a slightly choreographed dance in front of all the guests.” –Nichole

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Who they are Nichole, who hails from Mustang, Okla., graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. That’s where she met Alex at a backto-school shindig. Salt Lake native Alex, who was a quarterback for the OSU football team, graduated from OSU with a Bachelors degree in economics. Currently, they live in Utah where Nichole is a diagnostic medical sonographer for Jordan Valley Hospital and Alex works as a business analyst for Lexington Law.

The wedding After a surprise proposal that took place in a hot air balloon above Park City, Nichole and Alex planned a summer wedding at Canyons. On July 28th, the Red Pine Gondola carried the bride, groom and their 250 guests up to Canyons’ mid-mountain Red Pine Lodge. Guests stepped off the transport onto a pathway leading to the red-carpeted aisle. They married beneath a crystal chandelier that now hangs in the newlyweds’ home.

The MOOD Guests were surprised to find French-inspired decorations placed throughout the rustic ski venue. “Alex really wanted to have the wedding in the mountains because he loves hiking and snowboarding,” Nichole says. But she didn’t envision a typical mountain-vibe wedding. “My style is more of a clean, crisp couture.” Black and white carnival-type stripes enriched the cocktail table linens and flower chandeliers. To break up the décor’s black and white palette, Nichole injected a jolt of vivid-colored flowers. Most unexpectedly, a 60-inch round “flower bomb” of Black Magic red roses topped the escort card table.

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CLOCKWISE: Red Pine Lodge at dusk; the Red Pine Gondola carried 250 guests up to an elevation of 8,000 feet for the mountain glam wedding; slick shoes, socks and watch ready for the groom; Nichole sported a lovely, braided updo. Opposite: A big and bold bouquet of garden roses teamed with cymbidium and dendrobium orchids, fern curls and hanging amaranthus.

Passed appetizers, including tuna tartar and stuffed mushrooms, were served during the cocktail hour. Dinner was offered at assorted stations: soups, salads, meats, sushi and pasta all positioned throughout the dining room. For a late night snack, the Lodge served mini chocolate milk shakes, sliders and fries. Carrie’s Cakes provided a four-tier champagne, Kahlua, almond and lemon cake. The groom’s red velvet cake was adorned with a custom-made topper representing the newlyweds: Alex on a long board and Nichole in her wedding gown.

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Clockwise from Top: Four-tier cake; cake topper depicting Nichole and Alex; posing at Osgothorpe Barn; French-inspired chandelier; sliders snack; fleur-de-lis tattoo; bridesmaids wore shades of grey. OPPOSITE: Sixty-inch wide “flower bomb” graced the escort card table.

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Photography: Pepper Nix, SLC, Wedding planner: Kristin Spear, Soirée Productions, Park City, Catering: Canyons Resort, Park City, Ceremony and reception site: Red Pine Lodge at the Canyons, Flowers: Decoration Inc., SLC, Rentals: Diamond Rental, SLC, Rings: O.C. Tanner Jewelers, SLC, Invitations: Nine Grain Design, Gown: Badgley Mischka, Alta Moda, SLC, Suits: D. Grant Ltd, SLC, Groomsmen suits: Soirée Productions, Bridesmaids’ dresses: J Crew, Entertainment: Party Train, SLC,; Michael Lucarelli, SLC, Videography: Override Films, SLC,

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From Anchorage,With Love

Former World Cup skier Katie and her commercial fisherman husband Justin call Anchorage home, but it was Sundance where they tied the knot on an action-packed day of mountain biking, unicycle rides and line dancing.

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Who they are Katie, a former World Cup cross country ski racer, earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Utah in the fall of 2013. Meanwhile, Justin commuted seasonally between his dentistry practice in Utah and his family’s commercial fishing business, Libby Brothers Salmon Company, in Anchorage. This year, the outdoor thrill seekers who met at a Nordic ski club holiday party in Anchorage returned home to Alaska full-time to start their next adventure: their life together.

How he proposed While living in Utah, Justin and Katie took their chocolate Labrador, Bentley, on a chilly December hike on Mount Olympus. Justin had the ring in his pocket and planned to propose with a “100 things I love about you” list, but realized halfway through the hike he left the list in his truck. “At the time it shook me up a bit, but I quickly realized how perfect the opportunity was to be truly authentic and ‘in the moment’ with her,” Justin says. Traversing off a trail in ankle-deep fresh powder, they hiked their way to views overlooking the Salt Lake Valley’s glowing sunset. “It couldn’t have been any better,” he says. “She said ‘yes!’”

The wedding Set among the golden aspen groves of Sundance Resort, Katie and Justin tied the knot on October 6, 2012.

THE Menu Wild Alaskan salmon caught by the bride and groom was savored by everyone. “Sundance was so great to work with as they incorporated all of our menu items,” Katie says. In place of a traditional wedding cake, the guests were served pie with rhubarb grown and picked from the bride’s parents’ garden in Alaska. All the guests left with fudge made by one of Justin’s patients.

Music The action was hot on the dance floor. The night began with the first dance to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. Katie and one of her bridesmaids got the party started by riding into the lodge on unicycles, then break-danced and rallied a huge circle of family and friends to dance to Young MC’s “Bust A Move.” Unicycles and all, it was the 90-year-old grandmother of the bride who stole the show with her dance moves. Later on, most of the female guests performed a country line dance to Luke Ryan’s “Country Girls Shake It for Me.” “It was very special to have all the women unite on the dance floor,” Katie says.

Clockwise from Top: Hand-tied bouquets were made up of burgundy dahlias, Leonidas roses, millett, hydrangea and geranium leaves; monogrammed signs directed traffic on Sundance hiking trails; raffia-tied boutonnieres sat atop leather suspenders; invitations made with photos by their wedding photographer, Erin Kate. Opposite: Tucked below the towering 12,000 foot high Mount Timpanogas, the couple celebrated with a jubilant postceremony cheer.

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•V •e •n •d •o •r •s • Photography: Erin Kate Photography, Wedding planner: Something Blue Events, Catering: Sundance Resort, Provo,; Libby Brothers, Anchorage, Alaska, Ceremony and reception site: Sundance Resort, Provo, Flowers: Artisan Bloom, Rings: John Paul Designs, Bend, Ore., Invitations: Erin Kate Photography,

Clockwise from Top: Flowergirls sprinkled fall leaves down the aisle from a red wagon; unique rings custom made; famous Sundance scenery: chairlifts and barn doors; bridesmaids wore cowboy boots with bright poppycolored gowns while the groomsmen donned dark grey suits and suspenders; guests signed their names on skis and found their table assignments in the panes of a rustic window; bittersweet, millet, lilies, daisies, hydrangeas and safari sunset provide a punch of color next to the tree trunk candles acting as table numbers. Opposite: Textural autumn blooms for the bride. 110 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Gown: Beloved Couture, Redlands, Calif.,, a non-profit where proceeds go to cancer patients and their families. Bridal Shoes: Jackie Button Frye boots, Nordstrom, SLC, Groom’s suit: Boss, Nordstrom, SLC, Bridesmaids’ dresses: J.Crew, Hair: Signature Brides, Orem, Entertainment: Craig Chambers DiscConnection Inc.,

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“Do I have to pick just one? The entire weekend. I had the time of my life.” –Katie

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Gallery Stroll With her eye for design, it’s no wonder wedding planner Taylor chose to marry James surrounded by colorful art, playful music and fabulous food at her winter wedding. Inside the white walls of the modern 15th Street Gallery, this bride staged an art exhibit of her own using mixed metallic decorations, a hot chocolate bar and a flaming doughnut station.

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Who they are Taylor owns Taylor Made Weddings and Events and is also a content strategist for James co-owns his own business, Listen. They met at Granite High School in South Salt Lake on the first day of his senior and her sophomore year of high school. They dated for a year, then life took them in separate directions. In high school, Taylor and James knew they were meant for each other, but it wasn’t until five years later when they were both living in Los Angeles that they got back together.

The wedding The wedding and reception unfolded on a sunny December day at the 15th Street Gallery, a bright art gallery located in Salt Lake City’s Sugar House neighborhood. Star-shaped favors adorned each place setting with a note attached reading, “Thank you. Please take this special star as a token of our gratitude and love. Our hope is that whether hung on a tree, or placed on a desk, when you see it sparkling you remember our gratitude for your part in our lives.”

The menu Outside the gallery, a hot chocolate bar warmed guests while the interior area was transformed into a reception space. Utah red trout with Moroccan tomato jam, local free range herb crusted chicken with lemon herb compound butter, red gold and purple fingerling potatoes roasted with extra virgin olive oil, rosemary and dill roasted winter vegetables, like parsnips, turnips, squash, carrots, and artichokes with maple-ginger glaze. The couple also served a signature non-alcoholic winter sangria.

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Clockwise from Top: The duo enjoyed the sunny winter day; metallic ornaments offered subtle references to the holiday season; stunning floral displays lit up the room; silver wire wrapped ranuncula blooms; dinner’s first course consisted of endive and radicchio salad with kumquats, pomegranate seeds and feta tossed with a honey vinaigrette. OPPOSITE: The sour cream cake featured a raspberry lemonade filling and a modern stair-styled design with fondant rope trim.

Modern white can sometimes be harsh, but Taylor used her expert touch to warm it by mixing taupe with sparkling metallics of silver, gold and rose gold. “Set in an art gallery, we wanted the centerpieces to capture a natural but artistic atmosphere,” says Taylor. The winter blooms—astilbe, anemone, hydrangea, amaryllis, ranunculus, agapanthus, ferns and parrot tulips—may have been delicate, but were balanced by bold gold vases and large grapewood branches.

The tunes Songs from their favorite movie Definitely Maybe played for the ceremony. Taylor and James’ first dance was to “Come What May” from the movie Moulin Rouge. One of Taylor’s favorite moments of the night was James surprising her with special guest performer and good friend, LocLion from Los Angeles. “It was amazing,” says Taylor. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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Clockwise from Top: Mixed metallic ornaments; fun type for the menu; the reception-ready gallery; grapewood branches added a natural element to the venue; a flaming doughnut station chef poached Krispy Kreme doughnuts in homemade buttermilk caramel flambé and then topped them with Italian gelato flavors of eggnog, pumpkin and salted caramel; hot milk chocolate topped with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon was served in an Irish coffee mug. Opposite: Versa Artistry paired a flawless face with voluminous soft curls for Taylor’s wedding day look.

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Photography: OpieFoto, Wedding planner: Taylor Made Weddings and Events, Catering: Culinary Crafts, Ceremony and reception site: 15th Street Gallery, SLC, Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers, Rentals: Taylor Made Weddings and Events, Rings: His: TeNo,; Hers: Mac & Sons Jewelers, Invitations and sign-in cards: Kortney Eggertz Custom Invitations and Design Work, Guest book: Paper Source, Gown/Accessories: Vera Wang White Collection, JK Jewelers, St. George, Suit and cufflinks: Hugo Boss, Nordstrom at Fashion Place, Groom’s shoes: Prada, Nordstrom at Fashion Place, Bridesmaid’s gown: Calvin Klein, Dillards at Fashion Place, Entertainment: LocLion,; Salt Lake Wedding DJ, Videography: MJ Films, Hair and makeup: Versa Artisty, Cake: Cake-a-lious,

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Rustic Redefined

After a chance meeting in Costa Rica, Brent and Nicole were inseparable. Their mountain luxe wedding at the St. Regis Deer Valley boasted a warm and glamorous evening of fashion, food, family and friends. Nicole Pingree & Brent Gleeson June 29, 2013 St. Regis Deer Valley P hotogr a phs 118 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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The newlyweds just after saying I do on the lawn at St. Regis Deer Valley. OPPOSITE: Brent’s 7-year-old son, ring bearer Tyler, beamed during his aisle-walk carrying a sign that read, “Daddy, here comes your bride.”

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Who they are Brent comes from Dallas, Texas and Nicole from Orange County, Calif. Brent and Nicole became instantly smitten with each other during their friends’ wedding in Costa Rica. Nicole was the maid of honor for the bride, who was marrying a friend of Brent’s. He knew the groom from the Navy SEALS and served with him in Iraq. “It was love at first sight,” Nicole says. After a quick three months together, Brent proposed and Nicole left her home in Santa Monica to join him in San Diego.

The wedding On June 29, the two married on the Grand Lawn of the St. Regis Deer Valley. “I grew up visiting Park City and knew I wanted a wedding in the mountains,” Nicole says. “Brent and I traveled to Utah the summer of 2012 to look at venues, and we fell in love with the St. Regis.”

The menu The reception began with tray-passed hors d’oeuvres of tuna tartar, braised short ribs and onion marmalade crostinis. Dinner started with a salad of small lettuces, roasted pears and heirloom tomatoes dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. Free-range chicken was served as an entree with gnocchi ragout of cipollini onions, tomato, olives, spinach and chicken jus. Snow Park Bakery at the Deer Valley Resort created the wedding cake. Flavors were vanilla with fresh raspberries and carrot cake.

The mood The wedding exuded mountain chic style. The loose flowers—jasmine, garden roses, snapdragons and clematis—and summer ski slope scenery shaped the rustic backdrop. Deer Valley ski passes served as escort cards and Utah honey was offered to each guest as a favor. Sprigs of lavender, tucked into the napkins, charmed each place setting. The stately architecture of the St. Regis paired with the sleek fashion of the wedding party and guests created a stylish blend of refined and rustic. Silk dupioni linens reflected romantic candlelight and tent lighting on the Astor Terrace, while mahogany Chivari chairs encircled the round tables. During the cocktail hour, Brent performed St. Regis’ tradition of sabering a Champagne bottle to kick off the party.

Clockwise from Top: Hypericum berries created a halo for the angelic flower girl; Utah honey as favors; garden roses and jasmine adorned the cake; ski passes assigned guests to their tables; Brent proudly wore his Navy SEAL pin. OPPOSITE: A clear tent covered the entire Astor Terrace patio at the St. Regis Deer Valley.

The tunes Dramatic and theatrical melodies played for the mountainside ceremony. The bridal party proceeded down the aisle to the theme song from the movie Legends of the Fall. Nicole walked in on the arm of her father to the music of the movie Braveheart. The first dance was to David Gray’s “This Year’s Love” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song.”. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


•V •e •n •d •o •r •s • Photography: Sparkle Photography, Wedding planner: Catherine Johnson, St. Regis, Catering and venue: St. Regis Deer Valley, Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers, Rentals: RSVP Party Rental, North Salt Lake, Rings: Charles Koll, San Diego, Calif.,; Julia Post, Invitations: Scribbles Ink, La Jolla, Calif., 858-454-7542 Gown: Paloma Blanca, Mariposa Bridal, Anaheim, Calif., Suits: Calvin Klein, Bridesmaids’ gowns: Alexia Designs, Entertainment: Christopher Ward, SLC, Park City,; DJ SilverTongue, West Hollywood, Calif.,714-293-4550 Videography: Jeremy Anderson, Favors: Miller’s Honey,

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Clockwise from Top: Tuna tartar passed appetizers; Nicole’s Christian Louboutin heels; modern rings; lavender tucked into each napkin; the mother of the groom exuded sophistication in her turquoise silk dress; Nicole’s bridesmaids all wore crowns of fragrant jasmine; one of the St. Regis’ many interior surprises. Opposite: Roses, scabiosa and greens nestled inside rustic urns.

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“Seeing Brent’s face when my father was walking me down the aisle” –Nicole

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Just Peachy Hidden in a downtown neighborhood of Salt Lake City, the lush Garden Park Ward hosts the wedding of a Georgia Peach and Ute fan in elegant, Southern style. Megan Merrill & Taylor Strong August 17, 2013 Salt Lake City LDS Temple and Garden Park Ward P hotogr a phs 124 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


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WHO THEY ARE Megan hails from Dallas, Ga. and Taylor grew up in Salt Lake City. They currently reside in Utah where Megan serves as an account manager for Integracore in West Jordan and Taylor works for his family’s business, Strong Audi. Introduced by a mutual friend while visiting the Utah State Fair in 2012, the two bonded while chatting about college football, and their relationship blossomed from there. Taylor surprised Megan with a proposal the following spring in the tulip gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

THE WEDDING Megan and Taylor hosted their reception in one of Utah’s prettiest ward gardens after an LDS marriage in the Salt Lake Temple on August 17, 2013. Hints of Megan’s southern roots—think peaches and parasols—appeared throughout the day alongside touches of apple red, a nod to Taylor’s love of University of Utah sports. “Taylor is obsessed with Utah football,” Megan says.

THE MENU The Southern-styled menu featured classics including crab cakes, smokehouse grilled chicken with caper butter sauce topped with fresh peaches, and three-cheese “Heart & Soul” macaroni. The dinner began with caprese salad and old-fashioned barley bread. Cooling off from the August heat was easy with a glass of homemade pink lemonade or ice cold water flavored with summer ingredients including fresh watermelon, cucumber mint or orange blossom basil. The cake boasted butter vanilla and fresh peach with creamy coconut butter cream frosting, while the groom’s cake— resembling a Ute football helmet—was baked with chocolate fudge and topped with salted caramel butter cream.

Clockwise from top: Parasols evoked Southern style; Taylor’s family provided an Audi that performed as a gift table; Taylor with his eight groomsmen; guests posed for photos in front of a giant chalkboard before penning their signatures and marriage advice on a smaller chalkboard. OPPOSITE: Colorful lanterns and patio lighting were strung throughout the garden.

THE MOOD “She’s his Georgia peach. He’s the apple of her eye,” announced one of the many wedding signs displayed around the grounds. Hanging monogram letters made with fresh flowers regally announced the theme as guests arrived. “In honor of my Southern roots, we had parasols for each of the bridesmaids and rented extras for the guests to use for shade,” Megan says. “We had paper fans made with our monogram on them for the guests to use to beat the heat on that summer night.” Toward the evening’s end, a sign reading “Thanks y’all” topped a fruit stand packed with favors—paper bags filled with peaches and apples—for the guests to take home. u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m


•V •e •n •d •o •r •s • Photography: Heather Nan Photography; Catering: Lori Tolbert Catering; Ceremony site: Salt Lake Temple, SLC, Reception site: Garden Park Ward, SLC, Flowers and lighting: Brenda Robertson, 801-520-9576 Rentals: Diamond Rental, SLC, French macaroons: Elise Kester, Elise’s Sweet Treats & Edible Eats, 801-674-0079 Rings: Gine’s Jewelry, West Jordan,; Morgan Jewelers, SLC, Invitations: Jaffa Printing, SLC, Gown: Rivini, Bridals by Lori, Atlanta, Georgia,

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Gown alterations by: Mary Rino, Groom suits: Paul Smith London, Bridesmaids’ dresses: Adrianna Papell, Nordstrom at Fashion Place, Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse, SLC, Ties: J. Crew, Entertainment: Joe Muscolino Band, Videography: Chris McClain, Cake: Layers Cake, Favors and signage: Ramey Giorgis, Hair: Randy Topham, Cake Hair Salon, SLC Makeup: Elise Russon Harris,

Clockwise from top left: Fresh peaches sweetened the butter cream frosting of the cake; a little guest savored his dessert from the gelato bar; peaches perched inside many of the flower arrangements; summertime buffet; striped straws in the wedding colors; paper fans kept guests cool; a sweet family moment at the Temple. Opposite: Peachhued succulents paired well with a soft white ranuncula bloom and Taylor’s peach tie and pocket square.

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Making History

Nathan and Bryan celebrate their union among the copper and crevices of Utah’s iconic Natural History Museum of Utah. Nathan Judd & Bryan Nash September 7, 2013 Natural History Museum of Utah P hotogr a phs

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On the 10-year anniversary of The design of the cake being together, Nathan and Bryan mimicked the architectural chose the tagline: “Ten years angles of the museum’s together. Committing to forever.” massive atrium, Canyon. Opposite: TheThe Natural History Opposite: tktkt Museum of caption Utah showcases award-winning design and sensational views.

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WHO THEY ARE Bryan is a creative director for Command Global and Nathan stays busy as an entrepreneur and business consultant in Salt Lake City. Mutual friends from Salt Lake’s hip salon Lunatic Fringe made the introduction. A decade of memories and adventures later, while sitting at a fountain outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Nathan proposed to Bryan with a men’s bracelet from Tiffany engraved with ‘My Dude.’ For the wedding, they picked out rings together from Cartier.

THE WEDDING “We drew a lot of inspiration from the venue which took our breath away when we were first shown it by our planner,” Bryan says. “It fit us perfectly: modern, clean, masculine yet organic and earthy.” They married on September 7, the 10-year anniversary of becoming an item. “We were so honored to have 125 guests in attendance who represented our lives together over the past decade.”


Clockwise from Top: An incoming rain storm produced dramatic pre-wedding photos; a sophisticated take on one of the couple’s favorite snacks, 7-11 nachos; the design of the cake mimicked the architectural angles of the museum’s massive atrium; mini terrariums and copper table numbers lend yet another nod to the design of the venue. Opposite: A copperveiled “Champagne Bride” donned a metalhooped rolling gown that offered bubbly to guests. “It was very avant-garde and helped set the mood for the rest of the event,” says Bryan.

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Copper shone as a symbol of the day. “The entire building is clad in copper mined from the Rio Tinto mine in Utah,” explains Bryan. “I chose to make copper a focal point of the theme.” Stunning solid copper invitations announced the reception. Wire around the floral arrangements, the table numbers and a giant disk that hung from a topiary wall were made from the malleable, rufous metal. In lieu of gifts, guests made donations totaling $10,000 to the couple’s favorite charities: Shriners Hospital for Children and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

THE FOOD During cocktail hour, passed appetizers included the couple’s favorite snacks, like a grilled cheese and tomato soup combo and a play on 7-11 nachos. The dinner menu featured courses of “great duos” including a roasted beet and goat cheese Napoleon stack and melon with prosciutto.

THE TUNES Conn Curran and the Rob Bennion Band played their groovy tunes live during arrival, cocktail hour and dinner. Sleeping at Last’s I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) was the couple’s wedding song. Then Rob Bennion took musical control again—but this time as DJ for dancing with electronic house music.

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“Right after the ceremony as the entire wedding party entered into the elevator for our big exit, everyone burst into cheers with arms in the air, except me. That’s when the tears finally hit.” –Bryan

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Clockwise from Top: Nathan and Bryan worked closely with their caterer, Culinary Crafts, to customize a menu representing their favorite foods; matching rings from Cartier; the Natural History Museum’s Canyon room boasts sensational architecture reflective of a Southern Utah slot canyon; a monogrammed brand repeated throughout the event; the duo customized laser-cut invitations made of solid copper; postceremony celebratory cheering. OPPOSITE: “We chose to avoid overly feminine touches and stick with succulents, copper wire and ancient looking vases,” says Bryan of their centerpiece selection.

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Invitations: Events by LMG, Champagne bride: Michelle Boucher, La Boucherie Design, Suits: Bespoke, Stitched Las Vegas; Bridesmaids’ shoes: Vera Wang Copper, Saks Fifth Avenue, Entertainment: Rob Bennion Band/Conn Curran, SLC, Hair: Jake Thompson, Photo booth: Couth Booth,

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Southern Comfort Lessons for se t ting A CHARMING wedding tablescape

Styling by Amanda Schelin and Mollie Openshaw Photographs by Jaclyn Davis


ingham checks, florals and stripes may be down-home, but these days they’re heating up fashion runways worldwide. Mollie Openshaw, a graphic designer, and florist Amanda Schelin are the blogging duo behind Design Loves Detail. The duo captures these patterns’ delightful character with must-haves for the wedding tablescape. “We set out to create a classy and modern take on Southern charm,” says Openshaw describing the table design she and Schelin recently created. “We love the idea of juxtaposing something very high-end with the simple elements of home-style hospitality.” Design Loves Detail offers the following tips and techniques for setting a Southern-style table that’s tops for any charming porch soirée. Above: Amanda Schelin and Mollie Openshaw. Right: Oversized gingham can be overwhelming, but solid colors­­—like those of the napkins and china—give the eye a break and maintains a modern look.

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Above: Who can resist a sweet bloom of scabiosa tucked sweetly into the place setting? Right: Guilded gold leaves peek out from feminine florals.

Go long Most venues come amply supplied with round tables, but if you have a few extra coins in your decorating budget, consider a long table. The shape offers better cross-table chatting. “Long tables allow for more seating and more intimate conversation,� says Openshaw. Since trendy lounge-area seating and food stations consume a lot of space, longer tables also allow for better crowd flow.

Mix it up Varying styles, colors and patterns can create visual chaos. Schelin and Openshaw calm the mix with savvy style. Gingham checks are busy, but simple white china and modern flatware calm their design. Solid and floralpatterned cotton napkins feature common colors that pair nicely and are neatly tucked (no fancy napkin origami here) with fashion-forward flair. 138 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

Direct the dining experience Be your own butler and start with the place setting. Guests spend the most time at this very spot, so it deserves lots of attention. Salad and dinner plates are a given, but a charger or chop plate—especially these clear glass options with gold beading—lend an extra layer of interest. Colorful linen napkins add contrast as do cheery scabiosa blooms alongside the menu cards. Layer upon layer, guests know that they’re in for a treat.

the table’s sides while over-the-top velvet tufted armchairs—all borrowed from Big Day Vintage Rentals—cap both table ends.

Play up your paper The key to memorable paper goods is a constant theme that personalizes the entire suite of notes. “Continuity is a large part of what makes an event feel upscale,” Openshaw says. “I tell my brides that the most certain way to have an

Spell it out What to wear? Where do I sit? What’s on the agenda? Create stylish signage to guide your guests. “Using consistent elements throughout, the wedding becomes the signature of the bride and groom,” Openshaw says. “It’s what reminds the guests who and what they’re celebrating.” Signage featuring personalized colors, fonts and design elements—from the invitation to the menu—answers all those questions with flair.

Be choosy about chairs Save the conference chairs for business meetings and the plastic chairs for the backyard. Wooden vintage chairs sweetly line

Left: Keep the party going for your guests long after good-byes with favors like locally-made soaps wrapped in themed paper. Below: Mix it up with a variety of vintage chair rentals.

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Serving up Supper The South isn’t only famous for its warm hospitality. Southern states serve dishes the rest of us savor. And Heirloom Catering knows this. These pros dish up traditional Southern foods that will make y’all want a second helping.

Crispy pork belly and clams, spiced tomato broth Sautéed crab cakes over corn and arugula Fried green tomatoes Gazpacho shooters Seared catfish, peach salsa, red beans and rice Plum cobbler Sweet tea and mint juleps

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Local Resources Concept & Design: Amanda Schelin and Mollie Openshaw, Design Loves Detail, Photographs: Jaclyn Davis, Catering: Heirloom Catering, Floral: Branches, Paper Goods: Polka Dots & Daisies, Furniture: Big Day Vintage Rentals, Soaps: GingerMade, Tableware: Diamond Rental,

expensive-feeling wedding without breaking the bank is to keep the paper design consistent.”

flowers,” Schelin says. “It also helps to prevent the table from feeling sparse on either end and too heavy in the middle.”

Don’t forget the favors

Amplify ambiance

Keep the party going long after the final good-byes. Artisan soaps, locally produced by GingerMade and wrapped in graphics designed by Schelin’s Polka Dots & Daisies, offer thanks while prompting memories of the soirée far beyond farewells.

Simple tapered candles ignite an instant wow-factor. Especially for the budget-conscious host, candlelight offers the biggest bang for your buck in any tablescape. Add fresh fruit and loose greenery for unexpected twist. The result is a summery dining scene resembling a Southern orchard.

Group on

Ready, set, eat and drink

Ditch the large centerpiece and instead group several little vessels. Matte gold urns in varying styles are playful and practical. “An abundance of smaller vases used across the table allows each guest to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the

Design themes are as much about dining as they are about the décor. Greet guests with a warm hello along with an icecold glass of sweet peach tea before they take a seat. Then pour the South’s summertime special, the mint julep.

Above: Why stop at one centerpiece? Consider multiple small arrangements, candles and loose fruit to complete your tablescape.

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Postscript Faces

A Night of White Partying with Utah’s wedding pros Photographs by Pepper Nix Utah Bride & Groom magazine hosted an evening of cocktails, food and dancing for Utah wedding industry professionals at historic Sugar House event venue Caterina. Delighted to be on the receiving end of a party for once, top local vendors noshed on fare by Caterina and danced to the tunes of Rob Bennion and Conn Curran inside a chic, white lounge created by Scenemakers. A toast to all who made the soiree such a smash including sponsors Caterina, Scenemakers, The Write Image, Pepper Nix Photography, Echo Talent, David Perry Films, Chris McClain Productions, Provo Craft & Novelty and Hatch Family Chocolates.

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CLOCKWISE FROM Above: Brooke Haffetts, Nancy Liepmann, Kristin Spear, Sara Aures; Jessica Peterson, Val Rasmussen, Racquel Acevedo, Jessica White; Ashantai Yungai, Doug Smith, Danny Setjo; Lindsey Stewart, Mariko Hesterman, Kiera Haddock, Sarah Knight, Kirstin Roper, Jessica Peterson, Lindsay Shaun, Michelle Frampton, Heather Nan; flowers and lounge created by Scenemakers; Pamela Martinson Olson, Erin Kate; Jared Boyd, Rachel Masten.

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Sources UP FRONT

Letter from the Editor Page 24 Jessica Peterson,; Local First Utah, Contributors Pages 18-22 Alixann Loosle,; Amy Lashelle Photography, amylashelle. com; Enzio,; Heather Parkinson, heathernanphoto. com; Jaclyn Davis,; Jessica Kettle Photography; Rebekah Westover,

PROPOSALS Chair Lifts & Personalize Your Party Rental Page 28-29 Brynn Larson, Blooms & Co.,; Diamond Rental,; Event Masters,; Crystal Tatton, Every Blooming Thing,; RSVP Party Rental,; Carrie Parker, White Ginger Events, Toast of the Town Page 30 Stein Eriksen Lodge,; Emily Jayne, 801-359-3356; O.C. Tanner,; Paisley Pomegranate,; New Orientation,; The Green Dahlia, High-Altitude Atelier Page 32 Melissa Blackburn,

You’re the Man Page 34 Chalk Garden Co-Op,; Got Beauty,; Grand America,; Lunatic Fringe,; O.C. Tanner,; Tabula Rasa,; Porsche Design,; Utah Woolen Mills, Pattern Play Page 36 Every Blooming Thing,; Tabula Rasa,; Macy’s,; Crate & Barrel,; Gallery Mar,; Guild Hall,; New Orientation,; Madison McCord Interiors, Setting the Scene Page 38 Jessica Peterson,; Aubrey Nelson,; Kristina Hyatt; Tinge Floral,; Banbury Cross, Set Your Sails Page 40 Elegant Images,; Riehl Events,; Orchid Dynasty,; Salt Cake City, saltcakecity. com; Sailing Solution at The Great Salt Lake Marina,; Casablanca, Gateway Bridal,; Nordstrom,; J.

Crew,; Banana Republic, bananarepublic. com; McCarty Salon,; Fab Parlour,; Ann Elizabeth Custom Graphic Design,; RSVP Party Rentals,

GALLERIES Elegance in Deer Valley Pages 42-44 Jacque Lynn Photography,; Reem Acra, Bridal and Formal,; Badgley Mischka, Zappos,; Alexis Bittar, Nordstrom,; Enizio,; Dillard’s at Fashion Place,; Splendor Beauty Emporium,; Izod tuxedos, Macy’s,; Montgomery Jewelers,; Chris Koch Digital Memorys,; Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley,; Karen Gibbs; Guitarist Michael Lucarelli,; Groove Merchants,; Mountain Flora, 435-649-6910; Giddy Ink,; Rachel Grace, Island Impact Pages 46-48 Jessica White Photography,; J.Crew,;


Specialty Florist

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Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom,; Lily and Iris,; Ella Bella Floral, ellabellafloral.; Culinary Crafts,; Peter Loves Jane,; White Ginger Events,; Diamond Rentals,; La Tavola,; Tabula Rasa, SLC,; Payne Anthony Jewelers,; Mink Cards, Bohemian Bash Pages 50-52 Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen Photography,; Michelle Leo Events,; Wedding Dreamer,; One Sweet Slice,; Something Vintage Something Blue,; Timpanogos LDS Temple,; La Caille,; Versa Artistry,; Public Opinions Sound Stage,; ShutterBooth, shutterbooth. com; Smile Now Photo Booth, smilenowphotobooths. com; Freshly Minted Invitations,; Dress Code,; BHLDN, Modern Family Pages 54-56 Carla Boecklin Photography,; Fresh Events,; Anne Barge, Alta Moda Bridal,; Golden Door Spa, Waldorf Astoria,; Maxwells, Park City,; Country Corner,; Casey Metzger, Top Shelf, Park City, 435-714-1101; Copper Moose Farm,; Green Dahlia,; Diamond Rental,; Tabula Rasa,; The Number Ones,; K2 Creative, Hand in Hand-crafted Pages 58-60 Lindsey Shaun Photography,; Have Party Will Travel,; private residence; Rosie’s Photo Booth, rosiesphotobooth. com; Free Bird Weddings,; Jewelry Innovations,; Designed by Bride & Groom; Melissa Sweet, The White Dress, Corona Del Mar, Calif.,; H&M,; Stance,; heart rings from Flight Boutique,; DJ Ryan Condrick, 858-354-9955; Seth Huoy, 801-230-8016

PRELUDES The Perfect Pair Pages 62-64 Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley,; Sheryl Schowe, Wasatch Academy of Wine, wasatchacademyofwine. com; David Crane, Los Angeles,; Mountain Flora, 435-649-6910; O.C. Tanner,; Diamond Rental, diamondrental. com;  Kendall Coombs, McCarty Salon,; Stein Eriksen, Deer Valley,; Tabula Rasa; Fabricating the Runway Pages 66-68 Alta Moda,; Avenia Bridal,; Gateway Bridal,; The Perfect Dress,; The Brides’ Shop, A Calm Rush to the Alter Pages 70-72 Alphabet Bags,; Artisan Bloom,; Enizio,; Forever21, forever21. com;  Rachel Thurston,; Soireé Productions,; Waldorf Astoria, Park City,

INSPIRATIONS A Lesson in the Classics Pages 74-77 Alixann Loosle,; Blossom


An EvEnt thAt will go down in

The Gateway’s Grand Hall at the Union Pacific Depot will provide the perfect venue for your special event, wedding reception, corporate gatherings, proms or school dances.

The building has hosted some of Utah’s most prestigious events from corporate parties to elegant receptions.

For pricing and availability: 801.456.2000 |

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Postscript Sources Sweet,; Dress Code,; Gatehouse No. 1, evansgatehouse. com; J. Brooks,; Layers Cake,; Melissa Nickle, Blossom Sweet,; RSVP Party Rental, rsvppartyutah. com; Sarah Seven, The Brides’ Shop, thebridesshop. net; Thanksgiving Point,; Versa Artistry, Under the Tuscan Sun Pages 78-81 Alexis June Creative,; Alexis Rogers, 801-8285786; Alta Moda Bridal,; Attention 2 Detail,; Cakenique, Michelle Ridd,; Distinctive Inscriptions,; La Fleur Design,; Macy’s,; Rebekah Westover Photography,; RSVP Party Rental,; Springville Museum of Art, Tribal Vibe Pages 82-85 Amy Lashelle,; Alta Moda Bridal,; Aspen Meadows,; Culinary Crafts,; SceneMakers, a Modern Company,; J.Crew,; Layers Cake,; Nordstrom at Fashion Place,; Peter Loves Jane,; Versa Artistry,

FEATURES One Fine Day Pages 86-97 Jessica Kettle Photography,; Heather Nan Photography,; Ben Lomond Suites,; Cake-A-Licious, cakealicious. net; The Chateaux at La Caille,; Enzio, (Cynthia Dean, Ashley Tingey, Morgan Smith, Lesley Lind, Cassandra Dunn, Stephanie Bybee); Jason Yeats,; Sarah Knight,; St. Boheme, myspace. com/stboheme; Crystalyn Nilson,; O.C. Tanner,; The Paris,; Payne Anthony,; Something Vintage Something Blue,; Tiffany & Co.,; Tinge Floral, Real Weddings: Mid-mountain Couture Pages 100-105 Pepper Nix,; Soireé Productions,; Canyons Resort,; Red Pine Lodge,; Decoration Inc.,; Diamond Rental,; O.C. Tanner Jewelers,; Nine Grain Design, nine-grain-design. com; Badgley Mischka, Alta Moda, altamodabridal. com; D. Grant Ltd,; J. Crew,; Party Train,; Michael Lucarelli, mi-; Override Films, Real Weddings: With Love, From Anchorage Pages 106-111 Artisan Bloom,; Beloved Couture,; Boss,; Craig Chambers Disc-Connection Inc.,; Erin Kate Photography,; Jackie Button Frye boots, Nordstrom,; J.Crew,; John Paul Designs,; Libby Brothers,; Signature Brides, signaturebrides. net; Something Blue Events, somethingblueoccasions. com; Sundance Resort, Real Weddings: Gallery Stroll Pages 112-117 Opie Foto,; Taylor Made Weddings and Events,; Culinary Crafts,; 15th Street Gallery,; Honey of a Thousand Flowers,; Taylor Made Weddings and Events,; TeNo,; Mac & Sons Jewelers,; Kortney Eggertz Custom Invitations and Design Work, kortneyeggertz. com; Paper Source,; Vera Wang White Collection, JK Jewelers, St. George, jkjewelers. com; Hugo Boss, Nordstrom at Fashion Place,; Calvin Klein, Dillard’s at Fashion Place,; LocLion,; Salt Lake Wed-

Clock Tower Catering Company @ WaShington SquarE CafE

Dedicated to making your day a reflection of you through our food. Always personal, we meet, listen, and work with you to craft dishes inspired by your desires. Expect the finest ingredients combined to create something both new and familiar.

451 South 200 East, SLC | 801.535.6102 |

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ding DJ,; MJ Films, mjfilms. net; Versa Artisty,; Cake-a-lious, Real Weddings: Rustic Redefined Pages 118-123 Sparkle Photography,; Catherine Johnson, St. Regis, stregisdeervalley. com; St. Regis,; Honey of a Thousand Flowers,; RSVP Party Rental,; Charles Koll, San Diego, Calif.,; Julia Post,; Scribbles Ink, 858-454-7542; Paloma Blanca, Mariposa Bridal, Anaheim, Calif.,; Calvin Klein, calvinklein. com; Alexia Designs,; Christopher Ward,; DJ SilverTongue, 714-293-4550 Real Weddings: Just Peachy Pages 124-129 Heather Nan Photography;; Lori Tolbert Catering;; Salt Lake Temple,; Garden Park Ward,; Brenda Robertson, 801-520-9576; Diamond Rental,; Elise Kester, Elise’s Sweet Treats & Edible Eats, 801-674-0079; Gine’s Jewelry,; Morgan Jewelers,; Jaffa Printing, jaffaprinting. com; Rivini, Bridals by Lori,; Mary

Rino,; Paul Smith London,; Adrianna Papell, Nordstrom at Fashion Place,; Men’s Wearhouse,; J. Crew,; Joe Muscolino Band,; Chris McClain,; Layers Cake, layers-cake. com; Ramey Giorgis,; Randy Topham, Cake Hair Salon,; Elise Russon Harris, eliseharrismakeup. Real Weddings: Making History Pages 130-135 Bespoke, Stitched Las Vegas, stichedforlifestyle. com; Cartier, Wynn Las Vegas, wynnlasvegas. com; Culinary Crafts,; David Newkirk,; Events by LMG,; Jake Thompson,; Michelle Boucher, La Boucherie Design,; Natural History Museum of Utah,; Orchid Dynasty,; Rob Bennion Band/Conn Curran,; Vera Wang Copper, Saks Fifth Avenue, Southern Comfort Pages 136-141 Amanda Schelin and Mollie Openshaw, Design Loves Detail,; Jaclyn Davis, jaclyndavis. com; Heirloom Catering,;

Branches,; Polka Dots & Daisies,; Big Day Vintage Rentals,; GingerMade,; Diamond Rental,

BACKMATTER A Night of White Pages 142-143 Caterina,; Chris McClain Productions,; David Perry Films, davidperryfilms. com; Echo Talent,; Hatch Family Chocolates,; Pepper Nix Photography,; Provo Craft and Novelty,; Scenemakers,; The Write Image, Happily Ever After Page 168 This Is The Place Heritage Park,; MOOD Events,; Saucy & Kitsch, saucyandkitsch. com; Leo Patrone Photography,; Honey of a Thousand Flowers, sarahwinward. com; Danielle’s Bridal Salon and Prom,; Gabby Gabbitas,; Katie Waltman Jewelry,

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

2701 North University Avenue, Provo | 801-374-1347

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THANKSGIVING POINT Photo by Jessica Kettle

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



guest capacity

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

outdoor area

on-site coord.

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

(801) 742-3500

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

(801) 742-3000

Atrium 9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy

(801) 664-9369

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

(801) 990-9708

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

SLC (801) 674-8322 Draper (801) 419-5587


(801) 355-5522


The Gallivan Center 239 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 535-6110


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

(801) 456-0008


The Grand America Hotel 555 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6770


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





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Heritage Gardens 2050 E. Creek Road, Sandy

(801) 944-4575


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

(801) 328-2000


(801) 792-3161


The Jewish Community Center 2 N. Medical Drive, SLC

(801) 581-0098


Joseph Smith Memorial Building 15 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 539-3130


La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy

(801) 942-1751


Le Jardin 1910 E. 10600 South, Sandy

(801) 326-2511


The Leonardo 209 E. 500 South, SLC

(801) 531-9800



The Ivy House 550 S. 600 East, SLC

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

outdoor area

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The Lion House 63 E. South Temple, SLC

(801) 363-5466


Little America 500 S. Main Street, SLC

(801) 258-6700


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outdoor area

on-site coord.

Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon, SLC

(801) 272-8255


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

(801) 485-3897


(801) 215-9358


Market Street Grill Cottonwood 2985 E. 6580 South, Cottonwood

(801) 947-0542


Marriott Downtown 75 S. West Temple, SLC

(801) 531-0800


Marriott City Center 220 S. State Street, SLC

(801) 366-8058


Marriott University Park 480 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 581-1000


McCune Mansion 200 N. Main Street, SLC

(801) 531-8866


Memorial House 485 N. Canyon Road, SLC

(801) 521-7969


(801) 278-7927



Magnolia Grove 1117 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan

ST. REGIS DEER VALLEY Photo by Pepper Nix

Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. SLC

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

P.O. Box 104 • Draper, UT 84020

Phone: 801-231-5250

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guest capacity

Millennial Falls 12375 S. 1300 East, Draper

(801) 495-3737


Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, SLC

(801) 587-5791


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

(385) 468-1431


(801) 598-4444


(801) 933-8049


(801) 585-0556


The Salt Lake Country Club 2400 Country Club Drive, SLC

(801) 468-8015


Salt Lake Hardware Building 155 N. 400 West, SLC

(801) 512-2075


Sheraton City Center 150 W. 500 South, SLC

(801) 401-2000 sheratonsaltlake


(801) 533-9977



Pierpont Place 163 Pierpont Ave., SLC Radisson Downtown 215 W. South Temple, SLC Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way, SLC

Silverfork Lodge 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

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Snowbird Little Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 933-2274


Solitude Mountain Resort 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon

(801) 536-5708


Squatters Pub Brewery 147 W. Broadway, SLC

(801) 363-2739


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

(801) 924-7507


The Tasting Room 357 W. 200 South, SLC

(801) 225-6575


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

(801) 581-5445


Tuscany 2832 E. 6200 South, SLC

(801) 274-0448


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

(801) 587-2925


Utah Museum of Fine Arts 410 Campus Center Drive, SLC

(801) 581-5643


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outdoor area

on-site coord.


celebrate your bachelorette party with us SERVING LUNCH & DINNER DAILY, BRUNCH EVERY SAT & SUN

lunch and dinner entrees made from scratch


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on-site coord.


(801) 489-2727


Sundance Resort 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance

1-(877) 533-1929


Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

(801) 768-4947


(801) 404-9996


(801) 355-6575 gallery/aspen-meadows


(435) 654-1400


guest capacity

Wheeler Farm 6351 S. 900 East, SLC

(385) 468-1755


Willow Creek Country Club 8505 Willow Creek Drive, Sandy

(801) 365-0655


Springville Museum of Art 126 E. 400 South, Springville

(801) 566-1100


The Woods on Ninth 6775 S. 900 East, Midvale

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

outdoor area



Sleepy Ridge Event Center 730 S. Sleepy Ridge Drive, Orem

Utah Valley Region Academy Square Provo City Library 550 N. University Ave., Provo

(801) 852-7691


(801) 785-2111


The Chef’s Table 2005 S. State Street, Orem

(801) 235-9111


Noah’s 644 N. 2000 West, Lindon

(800) 696-6247


Northampton House 198 W. 300 North, American Fork

(801) 492-1100


Provo Marriott 101 W. 100 North, Provo

(801) 370-3529


Bungalow 235 S. 100 West, Pleasant Grove

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Wadley Farms 35 E. 400 North, Lindon


guest capacity

(801) 899-8000

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Aspen Meadows at Wolf Creek Ranch Woodland

The Blue Boar Inn 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway

Canyons Grand Summit Hotel 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

(435) 649-5400


Deer Valley Resort 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

(435) 649-1000



SELECTION OF PARTY EQUIPMENT 709 N. 400 W. Suite 2, North Salt Lake, UT 84054

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guest capacity

outdoor area

on-site coord.

Goldener Hirsch Inn 7570 Royal Street East, Park City

(435) 649-7770


High Star Ranch 976 North State Road 32, Kamas

(435) 783-3113


Homestead Resort & Spa 700 N. Homestead Drive, Midway

(435) 654-1102


Hotel Park City 2001 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 200-2000


Johnson Mill 100 Johnson Mill Road, Midway

(435) 654-4466


(435) 649-8882


The Montage 9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City

(435) 604-1300


Park City Marriott 1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City

(435) 649-2900


Park City Mountain Resort 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City

(435) 658-5520 weddings


Park Meadows Country Club 2000 Meadows Drive, Park City

(435) 649-2460



Kimball Art Center 638 Park Ave., Park City

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

RED CLIFF RANCH Photo by Bruce Gardner

A Special Day requires a special place!


At BRIO, food and celebration go hand-in-hand!

BRIO CITY CREEK • 80 S. Regent St. • Salt Lake City, UT 84111

BRIO FASHION PLACE • 6173 S. State St. • Murray City, UT 84107


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guest capacity

outdoor area

on-site coord.

(801) 244-9023


(435) 940-5737 weddings


(435) 615-0834


(435) 647-5514 parkcitywaldorfastoria .com


Washington School House Hotel 543 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-3800 washingtonschool


The Yarrow 1800 Park Ave., Park City

(435) 649-7000 yarrowhotelparkcity .com


Zermatt Resort & Spa 784 W. Resort Drive, Midway

(866) 937-6288


(435) 673-4687 bloomingtoncountry


(435) 335-7460



Red Cliff Ranch Heber Valley The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City Stein Eriksen Lodge 7700 Stein Way, Park City Waldorf Astoria 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

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

LA CAILLE Photo by Elizabeth Taylor Frandson

Boulder Mountain Lodge 20 N. Highway 12, Boulder

275 W. 200 N. · Lindon, Utah · 801-769-2700 Outside vendors welcome

By Brooke Davis, Blush Photography

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venue Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club 2537 W. Entrada Trail, St. George Red Cliffs Lodge Mile Post 14, Highway 128, Moab Tuacahn 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins


guest capacity

(435) 986-2202


(435) 259-2002


(435) 652-3200


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

(435) 753-6518


The Castle 930 W. Antelope Drive, Layton

(801) 773-5262


Chantilly Mansion 170 N. Main Street, Layton

(801) 593-9838


(801) 205-5240


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

(435) 225-6839


Ogden Eccles Conference Center 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

(801) 689-8600


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


guest capacity

The Ogden Union Station 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden

(801) 393-9890


The Riverwoods 615 Riverwoods Parkway, Logan

(435) 750-5151


Snowbasin 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville

(801) 620-1032


Tuscany Gardens 1856 W. 4500 South, Roy

(801) 731-6610


(801) 781-4130



Wolf Creek Utah Golf Course 3923 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden

on-site on-site catering bar serv.

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on-site coord.

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Guide to Utah’s best wedding professionals to help plan your special day


Bridal Consultants & Event Planners Have Party Will Travel—They strive to provide an incredible culinary experience, all the while working with you to create an unforgettable moment. They are there every step of the way; from planning to execution, and can offer solutions on all the details in between. They want to bring your ideas to life, backed by their experience and expertise in the industry. 5445 South Riley Lane, SLC 801-269-8400

Riehl Events—Riehl Events is a boutique planning, production, floral and design firm specializing in modern environments, detailed planning, refined aesthetics and flawless execution for events. Riehl Events customizes everything for their clients taking ordinary to extraordinary to create immersive and cohesive event experiences. PO Box 9771, SLC 801-259-8598 PO Box 982213, Park City 435-200-4922

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Scenemakers Premier Social Events, a Modern Company—Scenemakers is an award-winning, wellknown, and well-respected wedding and event planning and production company offering years of innovative and stylish designs for wedding environments from the sunny cliffs of Laguna Beach to the wild meadows of Sundance to the enchanting, snow-covered peaks of Deer Valley. As a full-service provider, Scenemakers endeavors not only to achieve a bride’s vision of her own wedding, but to far exceed what she could possibly have dreamed. 424 S. 700 East, SLC 801-355-7427

Soirée Productions—Soirée planners put their client ideas to work. They negotiate vendor contracts, coordinate details and assist in designing special events to perfection. Focus on fun and allow their team to assist with every detail using their knowledge and expertise. 8178 Gorgoza Pines Rd., Suite E, Park City 435-655-2943

Michelle Leo Events—As Utah’s “Best of State Winner” in event planning services, Michelle Leo Events specializes in creating event design concepts and details inspired by your wedding vision. They handle all design-related areas with careful thought and purpose and enlist only the best vendors to ensure that your wedding is completely reflective of your taste and personality. 2243 Kalinda Drive, Sandy 801-455-1121

Bridal Gowns The Brides’ Shop—The Brides’ Shop presents the largest and finest bridal collection in Salt Lake City. They strive to ensure that the highest standard of service and selection are upheld. Experience the elegance of design with the newest, most innovative gowns and accessories. 430 E. South Temple, SLC 801-322-4324

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Cakes & Caterers Caley’s Catering & Events

PO BOX 910, Draper, Utah 84020 801-231-5250

Clock Tower Catering Company @ Washington Square Cafe. —Dedicated to making your day a reflection of you through our food. Always personal, they meet, listen, and work with you to craft dishes inspired by your desires. Expect the finest ingredients combined to create something both new and familiar. 451 South 200 East, SLC 801-535-6102

Cuisine Unlimited—A memorable wedding is always a collaboration between the bride and groom, their families, friends and the creative touch of Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events. In-house services include award-winning catering, certified wedding planners, decor and floral designers, beautiful linens and full rental services. 4641 S. Cherry Street, SLC 801-268-2332 Culinary Crafts—Culinary Crafts is a 7-time “Best of State” winner for catering and a

“Preferred Caterer” at Utah’s finest venues. They are known for their creative menus, artistic table décor and presentations, and for serving incredibly fresh and delicious food at every event. Visit their website to see examples of trendy small plate selections, elegant dinners, and spectacular dessert buffets. Their wedding specialists take the time to get to know their clients, offering customized menus and creative ideas to ensure that every wedding is a perfect reflection of the bride and groom. 1053 E. 2100 South, SLC 801-355-6575

Done To Your Taste Catering—Renowned for mouth-watering specialties infused with nature’s finest and freshest ingredients, Eileen Dunn and Done To Your Taste Catering promises to delight every host with stylistic cuisine and sumptuous presentations. Whether planning a wedding or corporate retreat, bar mitzvah or family reunion, intimate alpine reception or festive corporate brunch, our anticipatory staff ensures the finest culinary experience that will leave a lasting impression. 435-649-7503

Utah Food Services—Utah Food Services (UFS) is a full service caterer committed to elegance, quality and truly personalized service.

Whether you’re planning a convention, corporate retreat, elaborate wedding, holiday party, charity gala, garden brunch reception or backyard barbecue, our dedicated sales staff will assist and guide you from the early planning phase to the final hour. 801-531-0226

Florists Artisan Bloom—Artisan Bloom offers creative and unique custom floral designs for weddings and events. Inspired by the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains, Artisan Bloom artfully weaves nature with elegance. by apointment 801-913-7444

Every Blooming Thing—Planning a meaningful event? Every Blooming Thing, a trusted part of the community for 30 years, is an excellent choice. Creativity, dependability and affordability, as well as a staff that really cares, makes for happy brides, confident mothers and smiling fathers. Call for an appointment. You’ll be pleased with their beautiful ideas and service. 1344 S. 2100 East, SLC 801-521-4773

Imagine Your Wedding... Among the vibrant marine life and a tropical rain forest at the NEW Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. Banquet and gallery space for small intimate dinners to large 1,000+ cocktail receptions.

Available NOW for 2013-2015 events! 801-784-0667

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at Western Gardens Sandy | 801.664.9369

Willow Specialty Florist—Offering exquisite flowers and designs for weddings, special events, parties, and more. Complete satisfaction guaranteed. 371 N. 200 West, Bountiful 801-397-0536

Invitations Ann Elizabeth —Salt Lake City’s premier custom invitation studio. With on-site printing facilities adjoining a full-service design studio, each invitation ensemble can be customized without limitations. Offset, thermography, engraving, embossing and letterpress printing are all available on a huge range of paper selections. 4970 S. 900 East, Bldg. F, Suite 105, SLC 801-262-3605

Tabula Rasa Social Stationers—The largest and finest selection of invitations and announcements for all occasions. Featuring Arabella Papers, Crane & Co., Dauphine, Designers’ Fine Press, Emily Post, Lilly Pulitzer, Oblation, Vera Wang and William Arthur. Leather photograph albums, hand-bound guest books, bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s gifts and fine writing instruments—Mont Blanc, Cross, Faber-Castell, Parker and Waterman. Trolley Square 801-575-5043

The Write Image—The Write Image specializes in custom wedding invitations, announcements, save-thedate cards and thank you notes with a range of styles from traditional to contemporary to fit all budgets. They offer in-store printing for easy envelope addressing, place card printing and more. Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly and eager to help you set the tone for your big day.

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2205 E. 2100 South, SLC 801-485-1909

Jewelry/Accessories O.C. Tanner—Beauty. It’s their passion at O.C. Tanner. That paired with quality and unsurpassed service makes them a trusted partner in finding the ideal engagement and wedding ring. Come in, relax, and let their educated associates answer your questions, share their love and knowledge of diamonds, and help you find the perfect ring to celebrate and symbolize your love. O.C. Tanner also offers personalized bridal gift registry, and has unique and beautiful items for gift giving.

PARK MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB is a serene setting for your outdoor ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner during the summer and autumn months, while our clubhouse offers an intimate setting for cozy indoor ceremonies, dinners and bridal parties in any season.

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Payne Anthony Jewelers— For over 30 years, Payne Anthony has been delighting Utah’s most discriminating jewelry collectors. Select from hundreds of diamond rings, and a vast selection of fine designer jewelry. There is truly something for every taste. Or,

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sit down with their experienced designers to create a unique expression of your affection. 329 Trolley Square, SLC 801-328-0944

Photographers & Videographers Cory Devenney Photography— Cory Devenney is a conceptual portrait artist and photographer who specializes in portraits, engagements and weddings. 2273 Brentwood Cir., SLC 801-690-6149

Lyndsey Fagerlund Photography— Lyndsey is as passionate about your wedding as you are! With five years of experience, she knows how to be at the right place at the right time to capture the special moments of your day. She has a knack for documenting a couple’s personality, as well as beautiful light. 801-230-3171

Reception Centers & Ceremony Sites Alta Lodge—Alta Lodge is a romantic and memorable setting for mountain weddings and rehearsal dinners. Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the intimate setting presents breathtaking views. Whether your event is a small personal gathering or a grand celebration shared with many, their goal is providing an event that you will long remember. 10230 E. Little Cottonwood Road, Alta 800-707-2582

Atrium Weddings—Atrium Weddings lets brides enjoy indoor garden celebrations without the worry of Utah weather. Their base price includes many amenities that others charge for. Atrium Weddings allows self-catering, but can recommended their preferred partners for catering, cake designer and florist. Outdoor ceremonies are also an option. 9201 S. 1300 East, Sandy 801-664-9369

Bella Vista— Bella Vista’s simple elegance provides a perfect backdrop for your special event. Third story windows frame star-lit nights, city lights, sunsets and the seasonal splendor of Mt. Timpanogos. Bring in your own catering and vendors. Whatever the reason or the season, come celebrate with Bella Vista! 275 W. 200 North, Lindon 801-769-2700

Blue Lemon— With Best of State ratings, Blue Lemon is sure to please and impress at your event. The tasty appetizers, gourmet entrees, and beautiful desserts will highlight your special occasion and the unique atmosphere in the Blue Room is perfect for receptions, dinners, luncheons, you name it, they’ve done it! 11073 N. Alpine Hwy., Highland 801-472-7041 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m 159

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Blue Sky Ranch— At Blue Sky, they strive to provide event venues that are out of the ordinary and unique to our diverse ranch setting. The Ranch looks forward to your visit and to providing your group with very beautiful scenery for your special day! 2071 S. State Road 32, Wanship 435-659-6446

Cactus & Tropicals— Cactus & Tropicals welcomes you and your guests as you celebrate your wedding. Their greenhouses are filled with orchids, flowering plants and tropical greenery. Fountains and winding paths create an ambiance of serenity and beauty. Event planning services and custom floral design by Roots are available to create a memorable event. 2735 S. 2000 East, SLC 801-485-2542 12252 S. Draper Gate Dr., Draper 801-676-0935

Deer Valley Resort—Whatever your gathering may be, it will unfold with the effortless elegance and grace that comes from the superior attention to detail for which Deer Valley Resort is known. Deer Valley Resort, one of the premier alpine resorts in the world featuring scenic mountain backdrops, is the perfect natural setting for your special event. 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City 435-649-1000

The Gateway—A traditional space with classic tile flooring along with rich architectural detail makes the Grand Hall at Union Pacific Depot the perfect venue for your most special occasion. 400 West South Temple, SLC 801-456-2000

Homestead Resort—Historic charm with a traditional feel, the Homestead Resort provides a stunning backdrop for your perfect day. Nestled in the Wasatch Back, the resort offers a variety of beautiful settings for your dream wedding. Our professional coordinators will assist you with everything from menu planning to décor and entertainment. 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway 800-327-7220


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The Inn at Entrada—An ideal wedding destination, The Inn at Entrada—a small luxury resort located within the gates of Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club—offers an all-encompassing wedding event package with facilities for both indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions, along with luxurious on-property lodging. Wedding guests staying at The Inn at Entrada have exclusive access to Entrada’s spa, sports and fitness center, award-winning golf facilities and restaurant.

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Entrada’s concierge offers wedding-day spa packages and groom golf outings. 2537 W. Entrada Trail, St. George 435-634-7100

Ivy House Weddings—New, chic, classic, and elegant. Ivy House Weddings is one of the newest wedding venues in Salt Lake. Enjoy our professional and happy staff. Self-catering is allowed or use their preferred partners. Becoming known as one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Utah, Ivy House would be honored to host your celebration. 550 S. 600 East, SLC 801-792-3161

La Caille—La Caille is Utah’s premier destination luxury restaurant. Nestled stream-side in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, La Caille sits on some of Salt Lake’s most coveted property with breathtaking canyon views and just 10 minutes from the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts. 9565 Wasatch Blvd. Sandy 801-942-1751

Lancer Hospitality— Lancer Catering provides top notch service and culinary excellence at thousands of weddings, corporate events and special occasions. Their delectable food, first class presentation and careful attention to their product and the needs of our clients has resulted in 35 wonderful years of critical acclaim, and a sterling reputation among their many happy clients and their guests.


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McCune Mansion— The historic McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah provides an elegant and impressive setting for any social occasion or business event. As a setting for an event as meaningful as a wedding celebration, the Mansion’s three stories of remarkably distinct and varied spaces – from ballrooms to breathtaking outdoor gardens - can host a small number of guests to hundreds. Its spaciousness encourages guests to mingle between ceremony, dancing, and dining. 200 N. Main Street, SLC 801-531-8866

Park City Mountain Resort—PCMR offers a unique backdrop for your big day, providing you and your guests with an unforgettable mountain experience. The resort has three wedding sites as well as an onsite location for your reception. 1345 Lowell Ave, Park City 435-649–8111

Park Meadows Country Club—Park Meadows Country Club, known for its most breathtaking views, is the perfect venue for any special event. May you u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m 161

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choose an outdoor setting with spectacular mountain views or the beautifully decorated clubhouse and adjoining decks, Park Meadows Country Club truly is the place for all special events. The rustic country club setting creates an intimate atmosphere for receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches and bridal parties up to 350 plus guests. Park Meadows Country Club has it all.

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

2000 Meadows Drive, Park City 435-649-2460 ext 217

Red Butte Garden—You will find a beautiful, versatile and accommodating nature-based venue for your wedding, anniversary, corporate retreat or holiday party at Red Butte Garden. The Garden boasts views of the valley, an indoor Orangerie, garden settings, waterfalls and arbors. The new Rose House is an exceptional venue for a small ceremony or private event. For more information please contact our Event Rentals Department at 801-585-9563 or by email at

Outstanding cuisine and personal service in an historic alpine lodge.

300 Wakara Way, SLC 801-585-0556 private rental line: 801-585-9563 Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon


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Red Cliff Ranch—For a rustic or lavish formal affair, Red Cliff Ranch in Heber offers a stunning mountain destination for your wedding day. Say your vows in a meadow surrounded by towering red cliffs and aspen groves. Dine in their rustically elegant stables and dance the night away in our outdoor pavilion. At Red Cliff Ranch it’s your wedding, your way. 801-244-9023

Rice Eccles Stadium & Towers—The most romantic day of your life can also be the most memorable with a wedding and reception in The Tower at RiceEccles Stadium. You and your guests will never forget the breathtaking view, seen from the west-facing windows of all three of their reception rooms. At The Tower, your vision of the perfect wedding and reception can become a reality. The understated decor was specifically designed to complement whatever atmosphere you and your fiancé choose to create. 451 S. 1400 East, SLC 801-581-5445

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

Riverside Country Club—Riverside is located in the heart of the Provo Riverbottoms. The Club offers a perfectly refined setting with beautiful golf course views for your wedding or reception. Within the venue, there are several locations for hosting an indoor or outdoor event. As informal as you desire or as elegant as you can imagine, their on-site catering and welcoming event staff will help you create your vision. 2701 N. University Avenue 801-374-1347

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for a small intimate wedding or large celebrations of up to 350 people. They have simple and affordable options for weddings and receptions without sacrificing any of the beauty and effortlessness that you deserve on your wedding day. The Lodge is only 30 minutes from Salt Lake City but it feels like a million miles away. At Silver Fork Lodge you can have your wedding and reception surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the Wasatch Cache National Forest and the unique historic Silver Fork Lodge and Restaurant.

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11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon 801-533-9977

Sorrell River Ranch Resort & Spa—Sorrel River Ranch has become a popular venue for private events. The security afforded by our unique location, in addition to an atmosphere where “Luxury Meets Adventure,” makes it the ideal choice for significant meetings, incentive programs, family reunions and weddings. Mile 17 Hwy. 128, Moab 435-259-4642

St. Regis—Weddings at The St. Regis Deer Valley combine an exquisite slopeside setting with outstanding cuisine and signature St. Regis service. Whether an intimate gathering of 20, or a gala celebration of 200, attentive coordinators assist with all the arrangements to make your wedding ideal. 2300 Deer Valley Dr. East, Park City 435-940-5736

Stein Eriksen Lodge—No place will make a special day as unique and memorable as Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley. The naturally breathtaking scenery and world-class service and catering will ensure your day is remembered forever. Spacious bridal suites, reception areas and decks ensure that wedding parties remain private from other resort activity. 7700 Stein Way, Park City 435-647-8512

Thanksgiving Point—With a combination of elegant indoor facilities and lush outdoor gardens, Thanksgiving Point is the ideal location for your wedding. Leave the details to them and they’ll make your wedding a uniquely personal event. Their exquisite service and attention to detail will ensure that your wedding day is absolutely flawless. 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi 801-768-4947

This is the Place State Park—Located in one of Salt Lake City’s most scenic settings, This Is The Place Heritage Park is the perfect place to make your own history. Surrounded by intimate settings for small

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wedding groups to hundreds of guests, the Park is a great place to start your life together. 2601 East Sunnyside Ave., SLC 801-924-7507

Tuscany—Tuscany provides a beautiful and unique setting for any wedding occasion. Brides can customize the indoor and outdoor atmosphere with their desired theme, colors and accessories. This awardwinning restaurant invites you to step away from the Salt Lake Valley into what awaits you at Tuscany. 2832 E. 6200 South, Holladay 801-274-0448

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University Guest House & Conference Center—For weddings, we have our lovely chapel, which easily accommodates 165, but this is far from our only wedding venue. The Commander’s House, with its beautiful pillars and hardwood floors, is another place to host your wedding. The historic Officer’s Club is another popular option. And after the wedding or reception, the University Guest House offers overnight accommodations. 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd., SLC 801-587-2980

Waldorf Astoria Park City—The Waldorf Astoria is etched in history as the legendary host to royalty, heads of state, the social elite and entertainment’s most famous. When you combine the history of The Waldorf Astoria with the backdrop of the Wasatch mountain range, The Waldorf Astoria Park City will offer you the warm personalized service, style, and sophistication that will create memories of a lifetime for you and your guests. 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City 435-647-5514

Zermatt Resort—The elegant Swiss inspired alpine setting of Zermatt Resort will provide a spectacular backdrop for your special day. With exceptional views of the Wasatch Back, our AAA four-diamond property and an expert staff, your wedding event will be one to remember. 784 West Resort Drive, Midway 866-937-6288

Registries Macy’s—They’re on the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between with over 800 stores nationwide, so guests can buy gifts at their convenience. Friends and family too busy to shop in-store? They’re also just a click or call away. Now night and day, they’re always at your service. 800-568-8865

New Orientation— Our full-service bridal and gift registry offers complete solutions for your wedding needs. From invitations, fine china, crystal and silver, to a wide selection of unique gifts, we offer many 164 u ta h b r i d e a n d g r o o m . c o m

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choices for our couples and for their friends and family looking for just the right gift. Foothill Village, SLC 801-582-4462

Rental Big Day Vintage—Big Day {Vintage} Decor specializes in unique one-of-a-kind accessories and vintage furniture rentals. They offer you a unique option when considering rentals for your wedding or event. Along with specialty rentals, they offer full event design and styling services as well as custom chalkboards and directional signs. They love working with brides and will work within your budget to bring your vision to life! They will help you transform your wedding or event from ordinary to extraordinary! The best part is that they can style our vintage items as elegant or as rustic as you like. Their convenient delivery and pick up service makes it all so easy on such a busy day. Their design team is composed of experienced event professionals, who are here to make your Big Day a success! Call for a free consultation. 801-712-9712

Diamond Rental—Diamond Rental’s event professionals can help your vision become reality. Whether you need simple tables, chairs and dishes or an amazing tent with fine linens and decor, we are here to help you. Diamond has event professionals waiting to assist you in our Salt Lake, Orem and Ogden party rental stores. 4518 S. 500 West, SLC, 801-262-2080 1639 S. 1900 West, Ogden, 801-393-5353 480 S. Geneva Road, Orem, 801-222-9311 toll-free: 888-844-4001

Encore by Dear Lizzie—Dear Lizzie Boutique invites you to indulge in a lovely, eclectic mix of holiday and home décor, French soaps and lotions, funky jewelry, vintage treasures, baby delights, gourmet sweets and European pastries. Vintage party rentals and bridal photography are available for your special event. 10953 N. Alpine Highway, Highland 801-492-0022

RSVP Party Rentals, Inc.—RSVP offers the widest selection of event equipment in Utah. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please call. They continually add new items to their collection, making them the best choice for party rentals in Salt Lake City. 709 N. 400 West, Suite 2, North Salt Lake 801-294-2970

Restaurants Brio Tuscan Grille City Creek - 80 S. Regent St., SLC Fashion Place - 6173 S. State St., Murray

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A wonderful mountain setting, fabulous food and attentive service combine to make your special day truly memorable. We have accommodations for ceremonies, receptions, wedding breakfasts and rehearsal dinners — for small groups and parties up to 350 guests.

Lodging is available — call for details! Just 11 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon


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Squatters—Squatters offers a warm open atmosphere for private parties or banquets and is capable of housing a sizable function with unmatched accessibility with menu options that include breakfast, lunch and dinner, with plated or buffet service options. Check out each location for the specific options available: 147 W. Broadway (300 South), SLC 801-363-2739 1900 Park Avenue, Park City 435-649-9868 Concourse C Terminal 2 Salt Lake International Airport 801-575-2002


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Nailed Boutique—Nailed is a hands and feet boutique dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by offering excellent service, using quality products, in an upbeat atmosphere. All at an exceptional price. 875 E. 700 South, SLC 801-532-NAIL


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Parlor Blew—Parlor Blew specializes exclusively in bridal hair and makeup with over ten years of experience. From engagements to the big day, Parlor Blew will be there for you to make sure all you have to worry about is fitting into your dress. Just say, “I do” to Parlor Blew! Image Studios, 1850 S. 300 West, SLC 801-258-1150 or 801-755-0881

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Life of the Party—Choose Life of the Party for your Utah wedding DJ. They provide you with peace of mind in all of your wedding preparations and, most importantly, with the comfort you deserve on your wedding day. They sit down with you and review the most important details of your special day to ensure the music, time line, and flow of the event meets your vision to perfection. 801-815-2676

Marketplace Alex Adams Photography

801.641.2418 | Contemporary, fine art wedding photography for the modern bride.

Something Vintage Something Blue

801.815.4871 |

Picture this: You can arrive or exit any modern day car or a limousine with ribbons on it like you’ve seen in plenty of weddings, however, in your vintage car, all eyes are on you and there’s no mistake about it… the bride has arrived!! We provide select vintage cars for your engagement and bridal photo shoots in addition to wedding day transportation and display. We have something for every budget.

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What a beautiful flower girl she will make. Shop our line of flower girl dresses that will compliment both traditional and modern weddings. No detail will go unnoticed from our customized hair accessories, sashes and more.

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Catering to couples who desire a complete photography experience and a radiant, romantic look to their images. Beyond the art I will help organize your wedding day schedule and shot lists so you have the best imagery possible, including all of your dream shots.  My goal is to make the photography easy for you and to capture the true essence of your relationship.   View my reviews on

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Millennium Rentals is Utah’s source for all of your party rental needs, specializing in everything from tables, chairs, and linens to DJ equipment. We have all that you need to pull off a successful event. With our outstanding product quality and stellar customer service, you can be assured that you came to the right place. Planning your dream wedding? We have the experience that shows to make your wedding dream come true. Looking to add some fun to your bridal party? Check out our DJ Equipment rental and if you want the DJ...we have that too. Call or visit our website for more information.

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Black diamond lace earrings Julia Post Jewelry is a juxtaposition of antique and contemporary, using precious and semi-precious stones to create unique pieces for your special occasion. Our jewelry is made from precious and semi-precious stones that have graced celebrities on the red carpet. A combination of contemporary and old-world style, these pieces have an exotic look collected by the most stylish. The designer, Julia Post lives in Laguna Beach. place

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Happily Ever After

The wreath, a symbol of eternal love, provides the glowing backdrop for an angelic scene staged by Mood Events. “Weddings have increasingly become more and more ornate,” says Garrett Soong of Mood Events. “But in this instance, I wanted to focus solely on the bride and groom, the beautiful floral wreath and the environment that only Mother Nature can provide.” His advice for a happily ever after: Keep it simple.

Photograph by Leo Patrone

Location: This is the Place Heritage Park, SLC, Concept and design: MOOD Events, Styling assistance: Saucy & Kitsch, Photographs: Leo Patrone Photography, Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers, Dress: Danielle’s Bridal Salon and Prom, SLC, Hair and makeup: Gabby Gabbitas, Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry, SLC, Models: Kourtney and Lee Dowell

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