This black tie Utah destination wedding held at La Caille in Salt Lake City, UT is drenched with style and elegance. The romantic personal touches make this wedding exotic, unique and special. I was lucky to work with this wonderful family that based decisions around tradition and personal sentiments. The bride and groom are based in Chicago. The Bride’s sister who lives in Washington D.C. found me through my website and we all instantly felt a connection over the phone and email. I know I will cherish this family for years to come and they will always hold a special place in my heart. Before the wedding, we created a joint private pinterest board that allowed us to share images and ideas. Even though many miles separated us, there was many a night that we were both up at 2 am pinning and emailing back and forth and it really felt like we were in the same room together swooning over all our decisions and details.
The wedding location, La Caille, couldn’t have been a more lovely setting. The ceremony was held in the vineyard with the gorgeous Salt Lake City mountains as the perfect backdrop I loved how the couple combined their family heritage and customs to make the ceremony special and unique; from the beautiful and exotic Persian Sofreh Aghad to drinking from the Jewish Kiddush cup. It was an honor to be able to set up the Sofreh table for this amazing couple with all the rich and symbolic elements. I could go on and on with the incredible details of this personalized ceremony that was rich with cultural traditions. This ceremony set the tone for the rest of the beautiful evening.
The cocktail reception was held on the patio where guests mingledwith each other and a peacock or two came by to say show off their lovely feathers and say hello. The guests were escorted to their tables with a flute of champagne, not only with a sprig of mint and a blackberry but a swirled paper hanging from the edge of each flute with their name and designated table number. I adored this sparkling display of champagne flutes!
The bridal party made a grand entrance into the gorgeous greenhouse ballroom. The touches of the lovely grey and nude sequin linens, glowing candlelight, greens draping and the rich floral on each table made the whole scene exotic and romantic. The floral consisted mainly of burgundy dahlias, peonies and scabiosa, blushing bride proteas, pale pink dahlias and light pink and blush garden roses. There was also a touch of blackberry and dark ivy and sage green eucalyptus to add that extra richness. An element that I thought added whimsy was the backdrop of trailing twinkle lights we created for the band. The reception went on later into the evening and the tapestry of traditions continued with the dancing. It was fun to see them perform the Jewish Horah and some traditional Persian dances. The bride and groom got a sparkling send off and were whisked away in a vintage white rolls royce – What a dream!
Take a look at the incredible wedding video by Jared Wortley. I seriously can't stop watching it and I cry every time the groom, Josh, looks at his beautiful bride, Maryam, in her dress for the first time "Love has no boundaries and as we witness today love will cross cultures and beliefs and allow us to respect each other as individuals." Thank you for this perfect little view into a beautiful day. Jared Wortley Films
This destination wedding was pure joy to create from start to finish. The Groom is currently a pro football player for the Denver Broncos, but at the time he was playing for the Arizona Cardinals, so basically it was a long distance relationship between bride, groom and planner. The Grooms family lives in Utah along with many of the couples friends so I got the privilage of creating their lovely winter wedding.
This couple had such a great style to say the least! I adored them and it was fun swapping ideas back and forth. The bride and I even had a joint pinterest board together and it made it easier to share ideas over a long distance.
The three thematic elements that were weaved throughout this wedding were; the couples love for France, ivory garden roses, and copper. I am always a little sad to see any event come to a close and this one was no exception.
The Salt Lake Hardware location was a perfect setting for this romantic winter wedding. Creating the 9 ft fresh boxwood topiaries was a challenge, but they turned out gorgeous! The floating white roses and glass orbs from the beams added a soft feminine touch. The guests dined on pomme frites, authentic belgian waffles and real decadent french hot chocolate.
The party went on late into the evening with a snowy sparkler exit that rivaled no other!
Video footage shot by Fielding Films, edited by the bride, Hayley Stewart.
This wedding embodied modern artistic elegance. The Salt Lake Hardware Building made the perfect canvas for this stunning reception. The wedding's three elements that were painted throughout the reception were; white orchids, terrariums, and a pop of pink and orange from the bridal party.
This bride was was excited about so many different ideas. It was such a blast working with such an artistic family. The Bride's Mother and Father welded the unique terrariums for the tables just off of a picture I found.
There were so many details that I loved about this wedding ... from the 9 ft orchid arrangements that almost looked as if they were floating against the rustic brick wall ... to the glass orb chandelier in the cool lounge area. It was an incredible event for an equally incredible couple.
It was a beautiful day in May. This lovely May 1st wedding reception was held at The Sea Salt Restaurant located in one of Salt Lake City's most enchanting neighborhoods. This wedding's three elements that were entwined throughout were; "May Day", gold/ soft pink and mood moss.
The beautiful bride was very creative and unique so I wanted to be sure to keep the event whimsical and light as well as fresh and elegant. It was such a treat to create the 16 ft garland over the entrance with bunches of ribbons trailing to the ground. I also loved the framed moss and floral art we created to greet guests as they entered.