It’s 2022 and the promise of lighter, longer and more joy-filled days is looking like it is, at long last, finally going to be kept. In this spirt of newfound optimism, here we feature a collab between two of our favorite local wedding creatives—Heather Nan and Tinge Floral. This powerful pairing staged a modern, stylish and hopeful wedding scene at Twenty & Creek, Salt Lake Valley’s newest wedding venue.
In July 2021, Megan Bonham and her husband purchased Heritage Gardens, a 25-year-old event venue at the intersection of Creek Road and Highland Drive in Sandy. Since then, Bonham has been overseeing a top-to-bottom renovation of the property, leaving no stone unturned, including changing the venue’s name to Twenty & Creek. While the outline of the original building remains, the venue’s exterior, landscaping and interiors have all been completely reimagined. “The way it’s coming together is exceeding all my expectations,” Bonham says. “Once it’s complete, I don’t think there will be anything else like it in the valley.”
Once open, which, as of this publication’s press time, was on schedule for June 2022, Twenty & Creek will span 6,500-square-feet of indoor event space with an additional 4,500-square-feet for outdoor gatherings. The Fox Group, a renowned interior design firm in Holladay, designed the multi-million-dollar transformation based on a classically modern aesthetic. Occupying most of the main floor is the Grand Hall, an impressive, light-filled space with cathedral ceilings, creamy-white walls, sleek brass fixtures and hardware, and a statement-making, floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The hall’s large retractable glass doors open to a two-tier outdoor patio featuring water features and mature trees. The main floor also includes a dedicated ceremony chapel. A sweeping staircase on the venue’s second floor leads to the Bride’s Room, a beautifully outfitted boudoir with a long window seat, eight vanities, full bathroom and inviting neutral upholstered furnishings. The Groom’s Room, tucked into the lower level, has a distinctively speakeasy-like vibe, with tufted tweed upholstered furniture, leather wingback chairs and a full bathroom.
A SIMPLY SOPHISTICATED TABLESCAPE
Based on Twenty & Creek’s timelessly transitional architectural and interior design, Tinge Floral’s Ashley Beyer created a tablescape rich with tonal color, pops of creamy white and unexpected texture. Golden, locally foraged ferns define the earthy but artistic centerpiece. Other florals include blushing bride and tuberose, nerine lilies and snowberries for delicate pops of white. Scatterings of dusty-blue porcelain vine berries deepen the arrangement’s unconstructed feel. A velvet, ochre-toned tablecloth delivers depth, repeats the fern’s autumnal gold cast and provides ample contrast to creamy white napkins and ruffled edge dinner plates. Candles, understated glassware and mother-of-pearl-handled flatware add just the right touch of luxe. The stunning vanilla raspberry wedding cake boasts a true-white pinstripe fondant and is garnished with fresh greenery and Flour & Flourish’s signature intricate sugar flowers.
WED IN STYLE
Nodding to the scene’s modern yet classic gestalt, Heather Parkinson, principal of Heather Nan, curated a pair of minimal and beautifully sophisticated gowns from NEWHITE, a bridal gown brand by the Los Angeles-based designer Juliette Kim. The first is an elegant and romantic off-the-shoulder top, fronted by an alluring silk organza bow, paired with a high-slit skirt with a flowing train. The other is a classic sheath dress embellished with ethereal pleated tulle overskirt and sleeves, both removable. Diamond rings from O.C. Tanner Jewelers, Chan Luu pearl earrings and heels from Jimmy Choo’s “I Do in Choo” Collection complete the refined-meets-chic look.
PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION STYLING: Heather Nan
FLORAL & TABLE DESIGN: Tinge Floral
VENUE: Twenty & Creek
NAPKINS: Sabri Sabri
PLATES, GLASSWARE & FLATWARE: The Ark Rentals
STATIONERY: The Letterist
CAKE: Flour & Flourish
DESSERT PLATES: Food52
CHAMPAGNE COUPES: Ferm Living
WEDDING GOWNS: THENEWHITE, Alta Moda Bridal
GOLD COCKTAIL DRESS: Alice + Olivia Sonja sequin minidress, Saks Fifth Avenue
DIAMOND RINGS: O.C. Tanner Jewelers
EARRINGS: Chan Luu
SHOES: Jimmy Choo
Twenty & Creek is one of our esteemed preferred venues! Learn more about Utah’s newest wedding venue here.