Holiday Gift Guide
Make Wedding Planning Simpler!
PLUS LESLIE DAWN EVENTS
CONESTOGA RANCH A FRESH TAKE ON THE HONEYMOON EXPERIENCE
PUBLISHER’S CORNER I got married pretty soon after my Father passed away, in a state of grief or a sense of union, in my heart, I just wanted to start anew. When I got married, it was planned so quickly that we didn’t get a chance to go on a honeymoon. We didn’t have time to plan one, I was too busy trying to plan my wedding. If I knew then what I know now, I would have easily taken a trip up north to take a few days to “Glamp.” I am the type of non outdoorsy person that expects a shower and a flushing toilet at a camp site…Conestoga Ranch is my answer. A breath of fresh air, a short drive to hurry and celebrate that the wedding is finally over and you two can just be you again. From the warm reception, to a congratulatory charcuterie platter and wine upon walking into the Royal Tent Suite, our couple takes you on a fun journey of what your stay could be like choosing Conestoga Ranch as your adventurous, yet relaxing, honeymoon destination. We had a blast shooting up there over a weekend’s time. Though it was busy the whole entire expedition preparing sets, it is no doubt a place we will visit again!
Finally, I really wanted to call this issue “the issue of Guides” because we have several in here, all to help you with ideas, planning, gifting, including fashion, beauty, and even stuff for littles!
Photography by Heidi Oren, Adore Me Photography Special Thanks to the Staff at Conestoga Ranch for the hospitality and gorgeous accommodations!
It has been a momentous and humbling year for Wed Utah, from conception, to launch, to curating some of the best wedding inspiration around with our fabulous “Friendors”. Your support is felt and my gratitude is endless! My heart thanks all of you for taking the time to read the Issue!
Muyly Miller, CEO & Publisher of Wed Utah
Who We Are Founder and Editor Muyly Miller Advertising and PR Lauren Shipley COVER PHOTO CREDITS Photographer Heidi Oren, Adore Me Photography Accommodations Conestoga Ranch Hair Jess Shaw Make Up Katina Stevens Wardrobe Lux Linen Clothing Recreation Activities Epic Recreation Model/ Blogger Lauren Shipley Model Justin
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COVER The unplugged honeymoon, visit Conestoga Ranch with us as we give you an insiders tour of this renowned Glamping Resort! Page 57
SPECIAL SECTIONS Wedding Planning Made Easy Registry Basics Diamond Shapes 101 Our Faves from New York Bridal Week 2018 Shows
We’ve assembled a Holiday Gift Guide unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Page 49
IN EVERY ISSUE Learn about Utah’s sweetheart, Event Planner Leslie Price, and see her forecast for 2018 wedding trends! Page 23
Publisher’s Corner Wed Utah Beauty Wed Utah Home Wed Utah for Him Wed Utah Health
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LESLIE DAWN EVENTS From a young age, Leslie Price was always enamored with weddings. From the beautiful flowers to the mood lighting and opulent cakes, she fell in love with it all! It didn't take long for her to realize that she could combine this passion with her creative flair to build her dream career. Leslie has worked in various avenues of the wedding and event industry, including day-of coordination at major event venues, event set-up, event design, and photo shoot styling and coordination. She has a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Utah, and the skills she acquired there aid her in communicating well with both clients and vendors. Leslie is known for connecting with her clients and making them Feel comfortable during their initial consultation, and is skilled in helping them find a unique and fresh take on their own personal style. She is able to create chic and cutting-edge aesthetics all while tailoring each event or wedding to the individual clientâ€™s taste and needs. Leslie's eye for elegance, outstanding coordination skills, strong vendor relationships, and attention to detail make her the perfect planner for your special event. Visit www.LeslieDawnEvents.com.
3 FAVORITE WEDDING TRENDS Marble. Marble accents are popping up everywhere but I am really loving how they are making their way into weddings. These accents go with almost every style. They are clean and classic and almost convey a soft feeling. A fun way to use this trend is in candle holders, cake stands, or even the cake itself.
Wreaths. Wreaths are everywhere and they are not just reserved for December. From stunning floral wreaths incorporated into the decor to hanging organic green masterpieces creating a backdrop for photos these wreaths are everywhere and I cant get enough of them. Dramatic touches. Luxe design and impactful details are taking center stage this season. From incredible installations to food that is a work of art, couples are wanting details that are not only memorable but really make a statement.
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Higher levels of creativity in stationary. More and more couples are choosing invitations that are out of the box. From water colored suites to invites printed on canvas we are seeing a surge of unique wedding invitations. Couples are moving from traditional and moving towards a style that is as unique as their love story.
The Funky and Spunky, these little details will make your house that HOME Keep things tidy with bookends and over the door hooks, but with spirit animal touches!
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Rolling carts are good for tight spaces and serves as a bar cart, or a night standâ€Śyou choose.
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Perfect exit strategy for a bad comment “I’m out of here” then flip on these fantastic Sam Edelman shades You came to this meeting empowered, Alex and Ani classic bracelet
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Eye catching brooch, titled Grand Entrance, by Carolee Fancy business card holder makes you look like you got life all figured out, Kate Spade
The ONE who has it allâ€¦or do they?
The Down and Un-Dirty of Glamping Honeymoon:
Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, and Conestoga Ranch. While Honeymoon planning is great and all, how much of your time is spent traveling to your destination? Could be worth it, but we’ve decided to take on an experiment and show you how going up North a couple hours could make your Honeymoon much more relaxing. From the first welcome from the Staff, to the food, and the activities, Conestoga Ranch boasts resort style amenities that will make you feel hundreds of miles away from it all. The cuisine cooked up by Campfire Grill boasts a brick oven that bakes up perfect pizza and cast iron treats. Room service couldn’t be more delectable, and even a picnic basket for you day adventuring out with ATV’s and more from Epic Recreations. Also, let’s not forget the cozy campfires, story telling times, live music, and top notch service every single minute.
Choosing Conestoga Ranch for meetings and events is also a no brainer, a retreat for your hardworking employees, or a destination wedding worthy of being re-Pinned a thousand times, because the views and the inspiration is endless here. The Resort has evolved into a destination that both locals and national travelers want to experience, the Glamping Suites and the Covered Wagons are an attraction worth trying out!
Credits: hotographer Heidi Oren, Adore Me Photography Accommodations Conestoga Ranch Hair Jess Shaw Make Up Katina Stevens Wardrobe Lux Linen Clothing Recreation Activities Epic Recreation Model/ Blogger Lauren Shipley P
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Credits: Photographer Heidi Oren, Adore Me Photography Accommodations Conestoga Ranch Hair Jess Shaw Make Up Katina Stevens Wardrobe Lux Linen Clothing Recreation Activities Epic Recreation Model/ Blogger Lauren Shipley
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