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Finding The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

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Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding reception can be one of the most stressful parts of planning. There are so many to choose from, and not only are you looking for a place that will ‘wow’ you and your guests, but you are also looking for something that fits your personal style. This can be really tricky, but here at Salt Lake Bride, we are here to help you find the perfect place for your reception! The Thomas S. Monson Center features four gorgeous rental spaces available for wedding receptions as well as ceremonies. Each room is just as beautiful and classic as the next and the historical architecture … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Wedding Reception Venue


5 Popular Color Schemes for Your Lovely Winter Wedding

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Winter is upon us, and so is the snow. The frosty setting may seem impossible to work with, but here at Salt Lake Bride, we know a thing or two about planning for a chilly winter wedding. The beautiful glimmer of the snow can be the perfect backdrop to a number of gorgeous color combinations, and we have five that we absolutely adore! 1 – Cream, Peach, and Blush Sometimes the combination of soft colors can compliment a snowy backdrop in the best way. The creamy whites with the rosy blush delicately enhance the subtle brightness of the peach.  This combination will inspire others to follow your choice of lovely … Continue reading 5 Popular Color Schemes for Your Lovely Winter Wedding


6 Must Have Shots on Your Wedding Day

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During the festivities of your special day, you hope that your wedding photographer is capturing every moment. The bridal party, the cake, the first dance and so on. As you plan your wedding, giving the photographer a clear image of specific moments and ideas will guarantee the shots to be taken to your liking. This week, we will discuss some shots you will want to create the perfect wedding album to look back on! One of our amazing vendors that will help you accomplish these gorgeous photos is Cheap Shots Photography. They are affordable Utah wedding photographers that create high quality photos at a price that is perfect for anyone … Continue reading 6 Must Have Shots on Your Wedding Day


4 Top Locations for Engagement Bridal Photos Near Utah Valley

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One of the most exciting, yet difficult parts of wedding planning can be finding the perfect location for engagement and bridal photos. Utah is so beautiful, and it offers a huge range of natural backdrops for gorgeous photos. This week we will round up locations in or close to Utah Valley that will fit your personality and leave you with dreamy photos any time of the year! 1 – Little Sahara Sand Dunes- These beautiful white sand dunes are about an hour and a half away from Salt Lake, and they make the perfect excuse for a day trip with your wedding photographer. The dunes are open 24 hours a … Continue reading 4 Top Locations for Engagement Bridal Photos Near Utah Valley


How To Make Your Makeup Last All Wedding Day

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Primer If you want your makeup to last all day, make sure to start off with a primer! This will smooth out pores and wrinkles, can mattify your face (good for oily skin) or make it look dewier (for dull or dry skin).  And most importantly, it gives your foundation something to hold onto ensuring that your foundation won’t slide around. For oily skin: Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, ($14.98) Givenchy Mister Mat, ($67), and Benefit’s The Porefessional, ($22.16)  all do a great job at mattifying skin. For dry skin: Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($44), Glossier Priming Moisturizer ($22), and E.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer ($6) are great … Continue reading How To Make Your Makeup Last All Wedding Day



4 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring

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1. Choose Your Stone and Shape Diamonds are the most popular stone for engagement rings, but you don’t have to fit that mold. If you want to be unique or possibly use color, some other options include rubies, emeralds, opals, amethysts, citrines, garnets, and sapphires. If you wanted to go traditional, a diamond quality is determined by the five C’s. This means the clarity, carat, color, cut and cost. Clarity references how much you can see the diamond’s imperfections. Carat is how large the stone is. Color is the hue given to the diamond; this could be the traditional white or even pink, blue, or yellow. However, if your white … Continue reading 4 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring


How to Choose the Wedding Cake of your Dreams

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When planning a wedding, every decision can seem monumental. Even picking a wedding cake can be a defining moment for the bride. Many see the wedding cake as a reflection of a bride’s taste in dessert, decoration, and presentation. It can be hard to pick a wedding cake considering there are so many flavors, frostings, decorations, and looks available. Not only this, but you also have to keep those who are attending the wedding in mind and ensure that the cake you choose will be something they prefer to eat. In an earlier blog post we talked about the naked cake trend, however, in this blog post we want to … Continue reading How to Choose the Wedding Cake of your Dreams


4 Catering Options For Your Utah Wedding

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Trying to prepare a meal for yourself is not an easy task.  Trying to prepare one for a family can be a challenge.  If you want an absolute nightmare to feed all the family and friends that came to celebrate with you on your wedding day! Luckily it doesn’t have to be. Here along the Wasatch Front we are surrounded by dozens of talented caterers and chefs ready to make your special day a culinary delight. However, picking the right one for you and your wallet can seem quite daunting.  Especially with so many options. Selecting the right people to create your desserts, beverages, and food can be intimidating. Here … Continue reading 4 Catering Options For Your Utah Wedding


4 Unique Wedding Invitation Styles

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Once you have chosen you wedding date and location, it is time to start inviting families and friends to join you two on this special day. This may include save the date cards, announcements and invitations. There are many wedding announcements & invitations styles from which to choose – from formal to casual, from silly to serious. We listed a few wedding invitations to give you some ideas, but make sure your wedding announcements & invitations fit your style and personality, because it is supposed to be a special day for just you and your loved one.   1. Leaves with water color            Utah Announcements  … Continue reading 4 Unique Wedding Invitation Styles


4 Options for Honeymooning in Utah

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Deciding where to honeymoon can be hard. You want somewhere that will be memorable but you also don’t want to spend a fortune! It’s critical to find a balance between enjoyment and expense.  Although, leaving Utah can be a fun option for your honeymoon, there are amazing locations in Utah.   If you are looking for a closer or less expensive honeymoon, here are some of these awesome options. Bed and Breakfast The Anniversary Inn is a great bed and breakfast option for your first night as a couple or for the whole stay. The suites provide refreshments such as Sparkling cider, cheesecake, and chocolate truffles. They also come with Large … Continue reading 4 Options for Honeymooning in Utah


Your Guide to Bridal Gown Silhouettes

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Picking your wedding gown can be a beautiful experience to be shared with your close family and friends. It is something many women have been looking forward to for most of their lives. This dress will be in all of your photos and be a treasured gift and memory for the rest of your life. But once you actually get to the salon, it can be a highly stressful and overwhelming experience. There are so many options and styles to pick from! This is why we have created a guide to all of the silhouettes. Get an idea of what you like and what will look good for you before … Continue reading Your Guide to Bridal Gown Silhouettes


How to Choose Your Wedding Flowers

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  Flowers are a staple in the modern wedding. They bring a natural beauty to your wedding and can have great decorative potential. With that said, picking the right color, species, and arrangement can seem like a daunting task, but there are a few options that never fail on your special day!        Berglund Floral     Pointe Digital Photography   Flower Patch With Fall upon us, oranges are definitely in. Matching your venue to the beautiful rustic colors’ that autumn brings is sure to please. The oranges colors add gorgeous contrast to the staple wedding white. Roses and tulips are great options when looking add a touch of … Continue reading How to Choose Your Wedding Flowers


4 Trendy Wedding Venues in 2018

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Garden Venues If you are a bride who dreams about flowers and greenery, elegance and twinkle lights, dancing with butterflies and flowers, and say “I do” to your best friend, then these two garden wedding reception places in Utah might just be perfect for you. Gardens are inherently perfect for weddings, and often only need a little decoration because of their natural beauty. (Which is always a plus for saving money for your new chapter together!)   Atrium Weddings & Events  Millennial Falls Wedding and Reception Center Glamorous Industrial Metallic  From old factories, warehouses, to even historic train stations, sprawling empty spaces are becoming popular wedding venues for couples planning a … Continue reading 4 Trendy Wedding Venues in 2018


5 Beautiful Color Schemes for Your Perfect Fall Wedding

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Fall is here, and we are ready for some beautiful autumn weddings! We often associate this time of year with colorful leaves, pumpkin spice, and some cozy sweaters. When it comes to weddings, to match the feeling of the season, we often stick to warm colors, especially earthy and jewel tones. We have some great recommendations to make your Autumn wedding unique yet fitting for the season! 1 Eggplant, Sage, and Champagne     This beautiful shade of purple is one color that really works best in the fall. It will stun your guests with its deep elegance. Sage will bring out the depth of the purple and bring a … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Color Schemes for Your Perfect Fall Wedding



The Groom’s Guide to Looking His Best

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Planning a wedding can be really stressful, and being stressed = not looking your best. As the groom, you know looking top notch next to your future spouse on your wedding day is very important, but you may not have thought about planning the steps to get there. So, we have created a guide to help you look and feel your best on your big day. Your significant other will appreciate the fact that you are taking pride in your look for when you stand next to them on the aisle. Get Fit Sweating for the wedding, as some like to say! Getting on a regular workout routine will help … Continue reading The Groom’s Guide to Looking His Best


2018-2 Wedding So Easy Book Cover

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Here is the cover of our newest book  Wedding So Easy – Utah’s Premier Wedding Professionals and Planning Guide. Thanks to Adilfa from Don Polo Photography for the shot! Also view the online version of Wedding So Easy Utah’s Premier Wedding Professionals and Planning Guide. Thanks to 702west.com for the design What do you think?  Please leave a comment –


2018-1 Wedding So Easy Book Cover

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Here is the cover of our newest book  Wedding So Easy – Utah’s Premier Wedding Professionals and Planning Guide. Thanks to Kelly from Wasatch Portrait Photography for the shot! Also view the online version of Wedding So Easy Utah’s Premier Wedding Professionals and Planning Guide. Thanks to 702west.com for the design What do you think?  Please leave a comment –


3RD ANNUAL SIP & SHOP!

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join us for an evening of celebrating “YOU”! Pop in or stay a while and get pampered, enjoy high fashion shopping while sipping an Award winning cocktail- featuring KID CURRY Vodka-yummy!  Joins us, at Pierpont Place for a fun early evening, celebrating “YOU”. Get pampered with a Paraffin dip or chair massage from Urban Retreat Spa and Salon. Take advantage of the specials provided by Brian Smyer and get your updated headshot or book a family holiday sitting. Sip from the cash bar featuring Salt Lake magazine’s “Farm to Glass” craft cocktail contest 2nd place winner, The Pierpont Place”Trifecta” including local vodka from Kid Curry Distillery.  Shop a fabulous collection of vendors including Whimsy Clothing, Hugo Coffee, Boozetique, Premier Designs, … Continue reading 3RD ANNUAL SIP & SHOP!



4 Real Life Wedding Crashing Stories!

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 According to the Wikipedia, “Wedding crashing” is the act of attending a wedding celebration without an invitation, particularly when the person or persons who turn up have a profound impact.”    Why crash a wedding, you may ask?  Does it really happen?  Can it happen to you?  There are a variety of reasons that individuals or couples crash weddings.  Here are just a few examples and fun stories that will definitely amuse and clearly show you that YES, wedding crashing is a “thing”  and it can happen to you.      Reason 1 – The HOOK UP!  Many of us have seen the popular movie, “Wedding Crashers” starring Vince Vaughn, and Owen Wilson.   Their … Continue reading 4 Real Life Wedding Crashing Stories!



6 Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Tips

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Receiving a mountain of wedding gifts is the funnest part about getting married! Writing thank you cards, not so much. But it has to be done. People made the effort to be there for you, so you need to do the same and thank them for their generosity and thoughtfulness. And to help you get it right, here’s the wedding etiquette you need to follow when writing your wedding thank you notes. You have a certain time-frame to send out each card, and you must stick to it. Thank you cards should be sent within 3 months after getting home from your honeymoon for gifts received on your wedding day. … Continue reading 6 Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette Tips


Here is a Riddle – How Did He Pop the Question

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A riddle:  what is the only type of rock that a guy should throw at a girl?  Drum roll please…why, a diamond, of course! Of the many different types of proposals that you will make and receive throughout your life, nothing compares to the magical, exciting, life-changing proposal of marriage.  So, I thought it might be fun to veer away from offering advice on things related to weddings, and share some fun proposal stories.  Whether you are knee-deep in planning your wedding and could use a fun distraction, or are in need of some ideas on how to pop the question, I know that you will enjoy these stories. Casey … Continue reading Here is a Riddle – How Did He Pop the Question


3 Questions to Ask Before You Plan Your Wedding

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  You said, “YES!”, so now what? Having 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, I can say without hesitation that thoughtful planning is an essential element to a fabulous wedding. You probably feel bombarded with information though, whether it is advice from friends and family, and/or ideas from wedding magazines, Pinterest, etc., so where do you start? Simple…start with the thoughtful part of the planning by establishing a foundation from which the rest of the planning can build upon. Once complete, you will find that the planning process flows naturally and is actually fun! Establish your foundation by both of you answering the following series of questions: 1. … Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask Before You Plan Your Wedding


7 Tips to Create Your Wedding Registry

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Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the fun part of your planning: your wedding registry. We know what you may be thinking. Fine china. A toaster. Fancy serving stuff you’ll never use. There’s nothing wrong with any of these, as long as they’re what you actually want. Your wedding registry reflects you as a couple. It’s your chance to look ahead and choose kitchen and other items that will suit you in the years to come. Whether you first move in together after the wedding or you’re already living together, your registry is an opportunity to blend your tastes, needs, and wants – and maybe do some upgrading, too. With … Continue reading 7 Tips to Create Your Wedding Registry


Know Your Diamonds; The 5 C’s of Jewelry

There is a lot that is considered when it comes to the pricing of diamonds – not just the size. You’d be a fool to believe that simply buying the biggest diamond you can afford will ensure the beauty of an engagement ring. The truth of the matter is that there is a lot that is considered when it comes to the pricing of diamonds-not just the size. If you are thinking about purchasing an engagement ring, it’s time to learn about diamonds. There are 5 basics that you will need to know; Color, Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Cost. Color.   Although some are opting for colored center stones now, … Continue reading Know Your Diamonds; The 5 C’s of Jewelry


Wedding Engagement Rings for the Groom?

45 percent of women are interested in buying their fiancees Wedding Engagement Rings.   What do you think?? Wedding Engagement Rings for the Groom? – If you like him, put a ring on him! Say “engagement ring” and you probably picture a little velvet box that the harried groom-to-be, or groom-to-be-rejected, is fumbling around with in his pocket. At that right moment, he will stop, drop and propose. The often diamond-crusted band will be given to the future bride, representing a quasi-contractual commitment to stand on high heels in a receiving line at a bedazzled stake center gym for four hours. In return, sometimes she receives another ring, perhaps to … Continue reading Wedding Engagement Rings for the Groom?


How to Choose a Wedding Diamond

Here is some expert advice when it comes to choosing a Wedding Diamond. Expert ice advice – A go-to diamond guide for those approaching this summer’s wedding season without a clue. Cost A ring is meant to be a reminder, a symbol of eternal commitment. But for some brides-to-be, a ring is also either a status symbol (“Look how loaded my guy is”) or a measurement of his love (“Look how much he loves me”). Before taking that terrifying trip to the jeweler, first determine your budget and stick to it. You chose her for eternity, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend that much time paying for it. … Continue reading How to Choose a Wedding Diamond