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Hoopes Wedding and Events
What inspires you? What makes you unique? The answers to these questions helps guide a wedding planner’s most important goal: creating your dream wedding. No matter what you answer, your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple and what makes your bond with each other so special. For over a decade, the talented team at Hoopes Wedding and Events...
River Bottoms Ranch
Breathtaking mountain views in every direction? Check. Gorgeous facilities indoors and out? Check. Exclusive access throughout your day? Flexibility on layouts and design elements? Exceptional, high-quality service? Check, check, check. River Bottoms Ranch has it all. Located in Midway’s picturesque mountain valley, River Bottoms Ranch hosts weddings, retreats and corporate events. This secluded location is located just 15 minutes away...
An invitation sets the tone for the celebration. It whets your appetite and elevates anticipation. And when it’s handcrafted by experts, it’s a gesture of love you can hold in your hand. The artists at Ann Elizabeth Print Studio create meaningful invitations.  “We work to learn everything we can about our clients, from their likes and dislikes, to their pets’...
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, as everyone knows, but what about those of the lab-grown variety? What about the man-made gem moissanite? What's the difference? Our expert friends at Diamonds Direct are here to show you the scoop on natural vs. lab-grown stones.  1. Price Price is the first obvious difference between artificial gemstones and natural stones. Artificial diamonds have...
THE COUPLE Karen Manotas and Steve Merrell met studying in a coffee shop in Salt Lake City, and Steve slipped his number into her papers. She didn’t call until a week later, when they coincidentally met again at a different shop. Four years later, Steve proposed over tea at the same table where they first met.  THE WEDDING Karen and...
1.  Stalk the Weather Obviously, one of the main concerns with planning a winter wedding is the weather - and here in Utah we definitely experience unpredictable weather changes.  One of the best pieces of advice we could give a couple hoping for a winter wedding is to keep your eye on the weather.  Check it in advance as well...
At Harlow Brides, they’re trying to do things a little bit differently. Owner Emma Riley came back to Utah from California to open her own shop, looking to bring unique styles and looks to Utah brides. She’s tried really hard to find gowns and designers that nobody else in the Salt Lake area carries, to make her shop a place...
Nobody wants a cookie-cutter wedding. It is the biggest day of your life, and above all else, you want your special day to reflect the star of the show: you. Embracing heritage, tradition, unique styles and colors, all are splendid ways to customize a wedding to your taste. Regardless of heritage, color preference or personality, at Snowbird they believe...
From engagement parties to bridal showers and bachelorette parties, your memories and celebrations start before you walk down the aisle. The great news is, as the bride, your friends, family, and venue will help plan these memorable events for you. As far as venues go, The Grand America Hotel is a perfect choice for any wedding celebration in Utah. Here...
Photos by Sarah Meyer Photography Megan Saxton, the wedding coordinator at Thanksgiving Point, has assisted countless brides in creating the wedding of their dreams. In her years of coordinating epic events, she has developed 3 points of advice that she gives to every client. 1- Stick to Your Vision Megan advises brides not to let the trends of the day,...