Wedding Reception Venues in Utah Real Event 6-4-2014

wedding reception centers in Utah that allow self-cateringMadison and Zach enjoyed their approximate 300 guests at one of the wedding reception venues in Utah that is run by Western Garden Centers called Atrium Weddings.

They enjoyed a self-catered event during which close friends supplied sliders, salads, chips, fruit, and finger desserts.  Notice the absolutely gorgeous fondant covered Mr. and Mrs. sugar cookies.  Madison opted to use Atrium’s elegant dishware package for her buffet style setting.  This wedding reception was all a family affair as the cake was created by Madison’s sweet mother Vanisha.  They took advantage of the beautiful baby grand piano and invited a pianist for live music for part of the evening.  The florist was Lauren Richardson.  Their photographer was Emily Whitehead and their videographer was Brad Winegar.

Not all wedding reception centers in Utah allow such flexibility for the bride and groom and their families.  We were honored to be a part of Madison and Zach’s beautiful beginning.

The Mother of the Bride left us the following comment:  Thanks for having a facility and staff that allowed me to do what I wanted.

fondant Mr and Mrs cookies at Utah wedding reception centers

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Forget-Me-Not Reception Centers in Utah – Real Event 05-21-14

Forget-me-not weddings Utah will rememberAt one of our reception centers in Utah, Forget-me-not flowers surrounding the “Around You” Willow Tree Cake Topper sent a powerful romantic message to all the attending guests at Atrium Weddings.  This is Western Gardens reception venue that has an indoor garden ambiance without the worry of the weather!

Their cake was simple yet made a powerful statement.  Here basic white two tiered cake with tantalizing dripping chocolate fondant, was created by Sugar Kisses Cakes.  It was topped with a beautiful Willow Tree figurine by Susan Lordi.   As one of the artist’s Cake Topper collection called “Around You”, it was perfect for this cake poised amid dainty little forget-me-not flower blooms.  The flower blooms are a pretty blue that tied in with Kaitlyn’s choice of Royal Blue table linens.  With a touch of yellow daisies, this indoor garden reception venue was a beautiful and inviting celebration for all the attending guests.

self-catering at wedding reception centers in Utah self catering at utah wedding venuesThe families decided to self-cater, which not all Utah wedding venues allow.  They served a wide variety of cupcakes, mini-cheesecakes, and fresh seasonal fruit.  Kaitlyn chose the venue’s tall silver candlestick centerpieces with the lemon leaf wreaths.  Her bridesmaids accented the wreaths with the yellow and white flowers and a shimmering yellow ribbon.

wedding venues in utah with lemon wreathsThis is a reception that guests and family will not soon forget, and Kaitlyn and Kevin will remember forever! reception centers in Utah with Forget-me-not flowers

 

Spring Woodland Wedding Venues in Utah 04-08-2014

Unique wedding cakes at Utah weddings

Mary and Aaron enjoyed their celebrations at one of Western Garden’s premier wedding venues in Utah.  They elected to not use one of our reception center’s preferred caterers, but chose the delightful Cosmopolitan Catering.  They served a wide variety of pasta salads, breads, fruits and pastries.  Mary took advantage of the opportunity to hire a friend to do her floral arrangements.  Shelly Buckley did a masterful job of arranging pale pink roses mixed with various white mums, daisies, and other seasonal white flowers.  She also worked in vines to add to the spring feel of an April wedding.

Good wedding caterers at salt lake city wedding venuesThis bride designed a unique wedding cake of many tiers of earthy bundt cakes topped with white frosting piping creating a feel of spring trees and nests.  This was a distinct beautiful touch to the garden ambiance our wedding reception venue already creates.  The guests enjoyed the traditional entertainment of watching the newlyweds cut the wedding cake and later toss the bridal bouquet.  Of course, the groom had to retrieve the bride’s garter and flip it to the waiting bachelors in the room.  Soon there after the bride and groom shared their last dances with their father and mother and then romantically had their first dance together as man and wife.  What a beautiful couple!

At a relatively early hour, the guests sent them off with sparklers, not always provided by outdoor wedding venues in Utah, after a very long day of happy celebrations!

Bride's photo display at wedding venues in Utah

Utah Wedding Venues With Wedding Waffles for Everyone! March 21, 2014

outdoor wedding reception venues with self-catered waffle barWedding Waffles anyone?  This was the most well thought out and organized waffle bar I have seen as any of the Utah wedding venues I have attended. Waffles and toppings were kept warm and fresh.  There were many toppings to choose from and they were well identified so there was no guessing as to what you were choosing.

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Guests also enjoyed a delicious Italian soda bar with their waffles.  What a hit!  Again, the fun colorful signage left no doubt of the choices.  Wedding places in Utah like Atrium create an ambiance of a garden wedding, so this one was like eating breakfast out in the garden.

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Tysha and Mason greeted over 400 guests; they were expecting nearly 450, so I would say that was pretty good planning.  These guests first found the sign-in table was actually covered by a large quilt put together by the family.  There were plenty of permanent fabric markers and guests signed their names and wrote little notes to the couple.  What a beautiful and useful item this couple will enjoy, especially as they go on picnics or go sit in the park for a concert!  Snuggling in a blanket full of such love and advice from so many loved ones and memories of their first day together.  I would imagine that this was the most thoughtful long lasting wedding celebration gift for the newlyweds of all the weddings at any of the wedding reception venues in Utah that day.

Guest sign-in quilt blanket at Utah wedding reception

Linens consisted of a white base and a tiffany blue pin tuck topper.  On the buffet table a topper in a cool green mint was the accent.  The guest tables were dotted with beautiful photos of the couple around bouquets of flowers created by Tysha’s grandmother.  With the touch of several blue chiffon sashes to accent throughout the garden, this finished off the decorations.

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Tysha’s cake was designed and created by Bay Shore Cakes and reflected again her unique style and elegance.  Three pure white tiers with three different styles on each layer.  One with shades of blue zig-zags, one with white layered discs, and the top just a smooth fondant topped with beautiful orange rose bouquet with white baby’s breath.  A stunning work of art that reflected the class of this couple at this Utah wedding reception.

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Real Events at Wedding Reception Venues in Utah – April 30, 2014

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Color, color, color!  Wedding reception venues in Utah like Atrium weddings, allow brides to use their own florists, cake designers, and caterers for their wedding receptions. This bride introduced to Atrium the most vibrant color scheme to our wedding venue in the last seven years of countless celebrations.  The striking blue delphiniums and hydrangeas, coral and pink roses, yellow freesias and hydrangeas, deep orange alstroemeria, bright purple stocks, and lemon leaf greens came together to dazzle the eye.

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This color pallet was carried throughout the wedding reception hall with similar floral arrangements on the guest sign-in table and the beautiful flowers placed on the wedding cake.  The bride’s cake was a three tiered simple smooth white cake with tiffany blue satis ribbons accenting around the base of each tier.  Simple and so elegant!

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The bride chose Atrium’s tall silver candle stick centerpiece, which is one of the choices that comes with the basic rental package, which was placed in the middle of a lemon leaf wreath. Additional flowers of the same scheme were placed around and throughout the lemon leaves.

Wedding cake at wedding reception centers by Western Garden Centers So, brides, know that you can have just about whatever you wish when you book with Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy.  Not all wedding reception venues in Utah believe like we do, that every bride should have the freedom to choose as much as possible, an important factor on creating YOUR day that will long be remembered by you and your new spouse.

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Real Events at Wedding Venues in Salt Lake City March 14, 2014

Relaxing bride at wedding reception utah offersAshley and Jared enjoyed their wedding celebration at one of Western Gardens wedding venues in Salt Lake City, Atrium Weddings.  As you can tell, Ashley found herself very relaxed and enjoyed her evening with her new husband Jared.

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Beautiful cakes at wedding places in utahHer classic colors of cream on white with an accent of peachy pink were elegantly reflected in her simple decorations throughout the reception center.  Ashley’s four-tiered round cake was cloaked in the same tones and embellished with the classic string of pearls.  The crown of the cake was a bouquet of pink and cream flowers.

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Congratulations to Ashley and Jared on a new beautiful life together!

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Wedding Venues in Utah with Real Events 05-02-2014

salt lake city wedding venues with decorating optionsI learned a new term today about decorating at wedding venues in Utah and using different mediums of fabric.  Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy, Utah, is a wedding reception center that includes many tables with base linens and toppers.  Brides can upgrade and order sashes to tie on chairs or use in their decorating according to their own style and flair.  Jessica and Mitchell celebrated their union at Atrium on May 2, 2014.  She ordered sashes and mixed up how she used them on her tables.

wedding venue centerpiece optionsBride Jessica chose Atrium’s standard candle centerpieces with  freshly sliced lemons propped against the candle inside the glass.  On some tables, she used the Atrium’s lemon leaf wreath and loosely ribboned the sash under the wreath.  On other tables, she used the base candle again with the yellow lemons, but wrapped the sash loosely around the base of the glass forming a light and airy “cloud”.  (see title photo above)  This “sash clouding” with a touch of coral rose petals upon the yellow linen tablecloth, gave such a delicate and soft touch to this Utah wedding reception center.

lemon drops and chocolate kisses at utah wedding receptionJessica continued her theme of lemons and the beautiful coral color throughout the reception venue with a candy bar containing jars of lemon drops, chocolate kisses, and her coral sashes.  Her sign “Sealed with a kiss” says it all!

self-catering at Utah reception centers like Atrium WeddingsFruit skewers for refreshments.Refreshments were self-catered and included refreshing baskets of vegetables, skewers of colorful fruit, and delicious chicken salad filled croissants.  An assortment of pastries were also provided.

wedding cakeMaie Flowers arranged Jessica’s floral needs.  They were simple and elegant consisting mainly of Coral roses and white baby’s breath.  Delicate yellow roses and coral hibiscus adorned her three cakes created by Granite Bakery.  Jessica and Mitchell’s friend Priscilla was their photographer.

bride and groom at Utah wedding places Western Gardens congratulates Jessica and Mitchell and all the couples who come to our Utah reception centers.

Real Events at Utah Wedding Venues 1-2-2014

utah wedding venues for the new year and new couplesUtah wedding venues like the Atrium reception center in Sandy host beautiful family celebrations all year round.  On January 1st, Brinley and Ross had a beautiful ceremony in the early evening and then enjoyed their Utah wedding reception soon there after.  Their family catered the reception with delicious homemade finger foods.  Some wedding reception venues in Utah don’t allow for self-catering.  Both of Western Garden’s Utah wedding reception centers do let family self-cater.  A favorite aunt created their beautiful cake and an aunt of the groom provided the flowers.  Their photographer was Jaffa photography.  What a beautiful couple and what a wonderful way to ring in the new year,….together!

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Tuesday Tips from Wedding Venues in Utah 7-1-14

Listen to Mother nature for Wedding Venues in UtahNew to Utah?  All brides need to realize that if planning a spring wedding, expect capricious Utah weather and plan accordingly.  Look at wedding venues in Utah that have options to hold your ceremony inside if a sudden thunderstorm develops during your wedding reception.  Believe me as one who grew up here in the valley and tried to hold her son’s wedding in our own back yard, spring storms can develop quickly here along the Wasatch Front. Therefore, following some tips here will help you avoid some annoyances and help insure a happy, dry, and cool event!

wedding venues in salt lake city with dancingSudden rain is not the only Utah weather phenomenon a Utah bride needs to consider.  Utah is in a desert and the heat can dampen a spring or summer celebration.  You may be one of those guests who have skipped out of a Utah wedding reception that was inside a tent or a reception center that was too unbearably hot for guests to enjoy.  And I have heard of a bride who fainted from the heat at her reception.  We all must admit that it isn’t any fun to be hot and sweaty at an elegant occasion, especially if there is dancing and toasting to be done.  It is well worth it if you can find wedding reception venues that have central air conditioning and good air movement.

Snow on mountains above wedding reception venues in utah Another great tip is to check the weather history along the Wasatch front.  Our local news station KSL has a great service to plug in a date you are considering for your outdoor wedding reception or any outdoor event.  Their program does the searching and then gives you the average information for that day in history.  Find out the average temperatures – highs and lows, the chance of precipitation, and even learn the sunrise and sunset.  Knowing when the perfect time to say your vows with the sun setting behind you would be fun to time for a gorgeous photo opportunity.  Find their “Wasatch Front Outdoor Weather Planner” on their KSL website.

weather planner for receptions centers in utah If you have always loved garden weddings but don’t want to worry about the weather, find those wedding venues with the garden feel indoors like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy.  You don’t have to plant flowers, weed, or even water the place.  Just show up, do minor decorating to give it your own touch, and enjoy!  Let the storms rage outside the doors and watch the rain fall down the glass windows!  When there is a break in the storm, venture outside the waterfall plaza for some beautiful photos with your photographer, or simply take them inside with all the indoor greenery!

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Let the storms rage on outside while you and your guests enjoy yourselves inside!

Wedding venues in Utah can be a real blessing when it comes to Utah’s fickle weather in the spring and summer.  Listen to Mother Nature and heed her warnings so that you can plan wisely for your incredible day.  You, your family, and your guests will have the wonderful day that you deserve!

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When the sun comes out, go outside to the waterfall plaza for beautiful photographs.

 

Real Events at Salt Lake City Wedding Venues – April 12, 2014

Salt Lake City Wedding Venues for real eventsA beautiful couple chose ivory, purple and mint green for their colors at their wedding celebration at Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy, one of the Salt Lake City wedding venues.  It was an all in the family occasion with delicious fruits, cheeses, and pastries catered by the bride’s brother David.  Their whimsical four tiered cake was masterfully created by a dear family friend and the flowers were provided by Harmons and placed by family members.  The evening was full of the traditional bouquet and garter toss, a lot of dancing, cutting of the cake, and culminated with the Atrium traditional magical sparkler send off.  Wedding reception centers in Salt Lake City like Atrium can be the perfect relaxed wedding venue for a family gathering that puts everyone at ease and doesn’t have to break the bank.  See many other photos of real events at our website’s photo gallery at http://www.atriumweddings.com/PhotoGallery/Photo-Gallery.aspx

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Whimsical cake created by close family friend.
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Simple flowers were supplied by Harmons and gave a delicate touch to the centerpieces.

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