Northern Utah Weddings Summer 2023

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What a client needs to know BEFORE BOOKING A CAKE DECORATOR Q & A from our local professionals Follow Along @northernutahweddings WEDDINGS Summer 2023 NORTHERN UTAH
CONTENTS SUMMER 2023 Real Weddings ABOUT THE COVER Photographer: Jenny Pearl Photography 8 18 22 30 12 2 NORTHERN UTAH WEDDINGS // SUMMER 2023 8 ORCHID BRIDE 12 ASHLEY & RICH 18 BEN & KARI 22 CAMERYN & TANIELA 30 KENEDEE & BERT 34 JEFF & KIM 48 KAIT & DEREK 54 LEXI & TYLER 58 LOREN & JAREN 62 OLIVIA & BREVAN 66 MEGAN & KEITH
CONTENTS SUMMER 2023 Engagements & Bridals 72 76 78 74 4 NORTHERN UTAH WEDDINGS // SUMMER 2023 72 KENZIE & PARKER 74 SHELBY 76 COURTNEY & TAYLOR 78 STYLED SHOOT

ORCHID BRIDE

PHOTOGRAPHER:JENNY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY

COVER FEATURE
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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / JENNY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY

model / TIFFANY PAO HIGUCHI

dress / RAW GOLDEN RENTALS

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THE WEDDING OF ASHLEY & RICH

PHOTOGRAPHER: JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

venue / OAK HILLS RECEPTION AND EVENT CENTER

dress / STRUT BRIDAL SALON

hair and makeup / HAIR BY ELYSSA

suit / MEN’S WEARHOUSE dj / UTAH JIVE

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THE WEDDING OF BEN & KARI

PHOTOGRAPHER: DEVRY REEDER PHOTOGRAPHY

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photographer

PREMIER VENDORS

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/ DEVRY REEDER PHOTOGRAPHY planning and setup / POP UP I DO florals and bouquet / RACHEL OSGUTHORPE cake / CITY CAKES & CAFE hair and makeup / UTAH BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP dress / ENZOANI

THE WEDDING OF CAMERYN & TANIELA

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ANGELA MARIE PHOTO
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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / ANGELA MARIE PHOTO venue / THE ROOFTOP IN LEHI

flowers / FAIRWOODS FLORAL BY COURTNEY WOODS cake / BAKING BLONDE CO

makeup / KAKI FINAU PUTUTAU catering / CRISP CATERING AND KNEADERS

second photographer / COURT LARSON PHOTOGRAPHY dress / THE BRIDE ROOM

videographer / SYDNEY JUNE FILMS

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What a Client Needs to Know Before Booking a Cake Decorator

/ CAKE /
Photo Credit: Pepper Nix Photography

My name is Alessandra, I grew up in Brazil and I have wonderful memories of baking and cooking with my family. That is where my passion for baking started. Throughout the years, I kept the desire of learning by taking as many baking courses both nationally and internationally. I started cake decorating in 2007 as a hobby and now I own Cake by Alessandra. We specialize in wedding cakes!

We are well-known for cakes that taste as good as they look. It has always been very important for me to learn and master many different cake styles and techniques so I can provide my customers with different options to best fit their vision. We also do simple designs as well as our show-stopper masterpieces. We have won best of state since 2014 as well as many other awards throughout the years.

Having a general idea of a cake style helps to speed the process! There are so many options when it comes to cake. Different textures, different designs, sizes and etc. What kind of cake style do you like? That’s usually one of my first questions. Nowadays this is so easy, we have Google, Pinterest, Instagram which are full of pictures and ideas. I always tell my brides, “Get a couple of pictures and send them to me. That way I can guide you accordingly to what flavors would work well, pricing etc.”

Also having a budget will help us as a decorator/ designer to bring out options to fit that budget. We have basic prices, which are listed on our website and then we take a general idea (usually by pictures) of what the bride is looking for. At that point I am able to determine if that stays within our basic prices or if there are added costs.

Also, having your venue selected allows us to estimate delivery fees accurately and understand what will be necessary in order to set up your event.

What is the one piece of advice I have for every couple?

Find your vendor fit, trust them, and schedule early. There are many talented people here in Utah, we are so lucky. Select vendors that communicate well before and after booking with them and whom you enjoy working with. This is your day! Many of us dream about this day for so long. Choose someone that will help your day be even more special and have fun! Enjoy this moment. Eat Cake!!!

Photo Credit: Pepper Nix Photography
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THE WEDDING OF KENEDEE & BERT

PHOTOGRAPHER: JENNY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / JENNY PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY venue / RED BUTTE GARDEN

florist / KRISTIN RUSSON wedding planner / LIFE IS A PARTY

catering / EXQUISITE AFFAIR CATERING dj / SILVER TIE SOUNDS

calligraphy and signs / TOCCI CALLIGRAPHY dress / BHLDN makeup / SAVANNAH ORME

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THE WEDDING OF JEFF & KIM

PHOTOGRAPHER: MCNABB PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / MCNABB PHOTOGRAPHY venue / SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT

dress / THE BRIDES’ SHOP hair and makeup / CASS LOVELESS AND RIKKI THOMAS

floral / EVERY BLOOMING THING dj / CORNEL THOMAS, COMPLETE WEDDINGS

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COPPER NICKEL EVENTS

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For example, we have all been to one of those weddings where there is a basketball hoop, carpeted floor and velvet drapes in the background. No amount of decorating can hide the true nature of the structure. Or, the space is part of a multi building complex or business offices. An outdoor wedding turned into a wet soggy mess from an unexpected summer squall.

A venue should have natural beauty, character and timeless elegance at every angle. Whether you are going for a clean and minimalist look, outdoor artistry or industrial chic; look at your space as part of the decor and image which represents your style.

With the massive surge in events and bookings from 2022 into 2023, my best piece of advice is booking a venue early, even if the event is a year away. Too many people are stuck to a particular date or wait too long and then have to scramble and find a venue which usually leads to a place that was at the bottom of the list. When you walk into a space and it feels like an elegant and romantic decoration on its own; that is the right space for you.

It’s been said that, ‘Natural beauty can be captured in a glimpse, but is captivating enough to influence a lasting appreciation.’ When a place holds a beauty of its own it draws us in, somehow both soothing us and inspiring us to dance at the same time. There is no replacing it.

GET IN the KNOW

JUST GIRL STUFF

WHAT DRESSES WOULD LOOK FLATTERING ON ME?

At Just Girl Stuff, we are more than happy to pick options we think would look amazing on you! When it comes to bridal shopping, you want to feel like the most confident self in your chosen dress. Most brides will come in with ideas, and we love that, but it is also good to keep an open mind to trying on other styles because you never know! Dresses look much different on the person than they do on the hanger.

S.E.

WHERE SHOULD I SHOP FOR AN ENGAGEMENT RING—ONLINE OR IN PERSON?

Trying on engagement rings in person is a crucial step in the ring selection process, as it allows you as the brideto-be to assess the ring’s quality and authenticity. Unlike online shopping, trying on rings in person ensures you are getting exactly what you are paying for, as online vendors can be deceptive about the quality of their products. Pictures can be misleading and hide flaws that are only visible in person. Additionally, trying on rings in person allows for a personalized experience you can ask questions and get advice from a jeweler, who can provide insights into the ring’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. After all, an engagement ring is something you will wear for the rest of your life!

NORTHERN UTAH WEDDINGS

SHOULD I PLAN A DAY TRIP WITH MY MOM & GROOM TO FIND WEDDING VENDORS?

Having run this magazine and Utah Valley Weddings for years I have come to know the quality of hundreds of Utah vendors. And I have learned this: Northern Utah can hold its own. It used to be that this area was farmland so brides had to go south to find their wedding professionals. But that mentality is outdated by about two decades! We have photographers that are being flown out to California, cakes that could make a 5-star chef weep, and venues that will drop your jaw. Brides—grasp what is right in front of you!

• DRESS • • MAGAZINE •
Schmanski
Lorrie
@justgirlstuffbridal Cori Beenfield @northernutahweddings
Photo: Logan Beenfield
• JEWELRY •
Photo: Sarah Pugh Photography
E. Needham V
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NEEDHAM JEWELERS Sylvan
@s.e.needhamjewelers

Q&A from your LOCAL PROS

WHY HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?

When getting married, we somehow expect two people who’ve never planned a wedding before to plan the “perfect day”. Unfortunately, this isn’t always as easy as it seems. As a team of wedding planners, we are all about you. We guide you through the process and coordinate the day so it goes off without a hitch. We take the guesswork out of planning and are there to be your biggest cheerleaders and advocates. And when the wedding day arrived, all you need to do is be present and CELEBRATE!

HOW DO I WORK WITH MY MUSICIANS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CEREMONY MUSIC?

Begin by explaining your vision. Do you want it to be elevated, classy, and traditional or do you want some spunk and panache? Be prepared to tell them about: Your wedding party! Is it several of your closest friends or just your children and dog? Your officiant. Have you hired a pastor or is it your brother who has never officiated a wedding before (but will definitely have the best jokes!) And your love story. How you met, your family backgrounds, and your guests. With this information, your musicians will be able to give you specialized recommendations of songs that will beautifully accompany the moment and will also work best with their instrumentation.

JEREMIAH’S LODGE AND GARDEN

WHAT IS TYPICALLY INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL? ARE THERE VENUES THAT OFFER ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTIONS?

Some offer an array of rental options that include venue space, decor, catering, staffing, and many more items. For example, our venue includes, tables, chairs, auto, video system, and various decor options. We also have an award-winning catering staff on hand to help create your dream wedding menu, but not all venues offer the same. To ensure that from the beginning to the end of your wedding day runs smoothly it is important to know what is included and offered. Ask questions about the setup and breakdown of the space. If you book an all-inclusive venue, they are generally in charge of setting up and breakdown of the event. However if you will be bringing in any outside vendors or doing most of the coordination yourself, this is something you may have to take on. Ask tons of questions before the wedding—that way you have no surprises!

FOR MORE EXPERT ADVICE for planning your wedding, visit northernutahweddings.com

• PLANNING • • MUSIC • • VENUE •
EVENTS STRING FX Abbey
@eversonevents Kat Findlay @stringfx_ Stephanie
@jeremiahslodgeandgarden
EVERSON
Allen
Solomon
Photo: Simply Shelby by Cait, Sierra Kate photography Photo: @brynleepaige_

THE WEDDING OF KAIT & DEREK

PHOTOGRAPHER: MIRANDA’S PHOTOGRAPHY

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photographer

flowers /

PREMIER VENDORS

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/ MIRANDA’S PHOTOGRAPHY dress / ALTA MODA - WONA JUST VICTORIA JEAN makeup / KARLA RIFFLE MAKEUP ring / WILSON DIAMONDS boots / MACY BEAN suit / EXPRESS

THE WEDDING OF LEXI & TYLER

PHOTOGRAPHER: MCNABB PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / MCNABB PHOTOGRAPHY venue & floral / CACTUS AND TROPICALS

dress / DAVID’S BRIDAL cake / CITY CAKES & CAFE stylist / BEAUTY BY BRIELLE

catering / GOURMANDISE hair & makeup / AMBER RENEE SALON

dj / COMPLETE WEDDINGS

photobooth / COMPLETE WEDDINGS

videographer / COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS (ADAM SHIGLEY)

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THE WEDDING OF LOREN & JAREN

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PHOTOGRAPHER: PAIGE MCKENZI PHOTO
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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / PAIGE MCKENZI PHOTO dress / THE BRIDAL STUDIO

venue photographer / AUBREE BELLE PHOTOGRAPHY hair / SYDNEY CUTLER

makeup / MORGAN FAY wedding ring / FRAMEWORK JEWELERS

florist, planner, officiant / CYNTHIA THORSEN catering / CRAVINGS CATERING

dj / DJ C CHANZ soda bar / THE SODA BAR love letters / UTAH WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

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THE WEDDING OF OLIVIA & BREVAN

PHOTOGRAPHER: SAMMIE JO PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS photo & video / SAMMIE JO PHOTOGRAPHY venue / THIS IS THE PLACE florals / INDY ROSE FLORAL dress / PERFECT DRESS BRIDAL food / LEES MARKET PLACE suit / UVM SUITS

THE WEDDING OF MEGAN & KEITH

PHOTOGRAPHER: JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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PREMIER VENDORS

photographer / JESSIE AND DALLIN PHOTOGRAPHY venue / ELDREDGE MANOR

hair and makeup / MAKEUP AND HAIR BY MICHELLE dress / MARY’S BRIDAL

videography / KENZLIE TODD suit / JOS. A. BANK

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ENGAGEMENTS // BRIDALS

KENZIE & PARKER

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BRIDALS
PHOTOGRAPHER: SYDNEY JANE PHOTO Photographer: Sydney Jane Photo | Models: Mackenzie and Parker Anderson | Dress: Taylar Made Rentals
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Videographer: Jordann Woolums (J Claire Films) | Florist: Bumble and Blossom by Tanaya

BRIDALS SHELBY

PHOTOGRAPHER: BELLA ALDER PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

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Venues: Utah State Capital & Memory Grove Park | Florist: Premier Events

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Bridal Shop: The Perfect Dress | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Ring: Kay Jewelers | Hair: Gerd Quigley

ENGAGEMENT

COURTNEY & TAYLOR

PHOTOGRAPHER: SHANNON VOLMAR PHOTOGRAPHY

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STYLED SHOOT

URBAN ROOTS FLORAL

PHOTOGRAPHER: CARLI BETH BRIDAL

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florals: Urban Roots Floral | photographer: Beth at @carliebethbridal hair + makeup: @hairbymati + brinleyeryn.hair | gowns: lemon_gowns
preferred vendors Powell Weddings & Events russ@powellweddingsevents.com powellweddinsevents.com Utah Jive info@utahjive.com utahjive.com Hazel Floral Co hazelfloralco@gmail.com @hazelfloral.co U of U Alumni House amy.harcourt@alumni.utah.edu ecclesalumnihouse.utah.edu Life is a Party Entertainment lifeisapartyslc@gmail.com lifeisapartyslc.com Lee’s Marketplace 801-782-7800 leesmarketplace.com Kristin’s Flowers klrrr@mac.com @kristinsflowers Utah Announcements admin@utahannouncements.com utahannouncements.com

Mountain Donuts mountaindonuts.com

801-686-3681

Cactus & Tropicals

kendyl@cactusandtropicals.com cactusandtropicals.com

preferred vendors

City Cakes & Cafe

davidw@citycakescafe.com

citycakescafe.com

Teresa Rose Beauty teresarosebeautyMUA@gmail.com

teresarosebeauty.com

Oak Hills Reception & Event Center

marshall@oakhillsutah.com oakhillsutah.com

Copper Nickel Events

brianna@coppernickel.com coppernickelevents.com

The Bride Room

utahbrideroom@gmail.com

utahbrideroom.com

Vault Event Rentals

nate@vaulteventrentals.com

vaulteventrentals.com

preferred vendors Brookey Bakes brookeybakes@gmail.com brookeybakes.com Photo Booth Bus saychzz@photoboothbus.com photoboothbus.com We Do Balloons wedoballoonsutah@gmail.com wedoballoonsutah.com Lizzy Slips betsycouturevintage@gmail.com betsycouture.com Suspended in Time suspendedintimeoflayton@gmail.com @suspendedintime00 Sammie Jo Photography sammiejophotography.com Wild Escape Floral wildescapesfloral@gmail.com @wild_escape_florals The Tasting Room 801-906-8294 tastingroomslc.com
preferred vendors Bacchus Bartending bacchuseventservices.com 801-898-2535 Kimball Terrace kimballterrace.com 801-225-6575 Culinary Crafts culinarycrafts.com 801-225-6575 The Shabby Chic Sisters theshabbychicsisters.com 801-860-2215 WE’D LOVE TO BE YOUR ADVOCATE IN NORTHERN UTAH! If you’d like to promote your business with us, please contact: cori@northernutahweddings.com
CCCUSTOMIZED BY CYNTHIA INSTAGRAM: CUSTOMIZEDBYCYNTHIA EMAIL: CYN.THORSEN@GMAIL.COM PHONE: 801-548-3751 *FLOARLS AND WEDDING PLANNING* 84 NORTHERN UTAH WEDDINGS // SUMMER 2023

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