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fun couple at a fun celebration!

wedding reception centers in utah with fun celebrationsNo doubt that Lorna and Braden are comfortable together and have a fun relationship.  Their wedding reception at Atrium Weddings, one of Western Gardens wedding reception centers in Utah, was a joyous occasion and we have the pictures to prove it!

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They hosted about 300 guests and treated them to a delicious Hot Chocolate Bar.  The bride’s family also provided sandwiches for the family prior to the festivities after their ceremony at another location.  Guests sat at tables adorned with Ivory striped base linens with pewter toppers and then crowned with Atrium’s standard glass candlelight centerpiece resting within the boxwood wreath!

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Lorna chose the easy and beautiful route of hiring Cindy Crump of Heritage Wedding Cakes to create her stunning 3-tiered wedding cake.  Simple elegance is how I would describe it!

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After a simple beautiful ring ceremony, Lorna and Braden enjoyed a lot of fun dancing with guests and family with their DJ Trevor Ockey who also acted as their MC for the evening activities.  The couple also completed the traditional bridal bouquet toss, garter fling, and cake cutting!

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Group photos by Garzand Photography demonstrate the true personality of this fun beautiful couple and their amazing fun bridesmaids and groomsmen!   And if this wasn’t enough, they also hired a photo booth to come join in the fun!

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Caterer:  Utah Celebration (one of Atrium’s preferred caterers)

Cake:  Heritage Wedding Cakes by Cindy Crump

Floral:  Highland Floral

Photographer:  Garzand Photography

Music:  DJ Trevor Ockey

Photo Booth:  Utah Jive

Atrium wishes Lorna and Braden the best in life with many more fun memories and lots of photos too!

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Utah Wedding Venue’s TUESDAY TIP – Get Organized

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photo by TJ Romero Photography

As soon as possible, a wise bride will first focus on getting her wedding plans organized. Get your smartphone organized right off the bat as you plan for your wedding reception!  Before you are tempted to visit all the many utah wedding venues to find that perfect one, some brides find it very useful and less confusing to create a special email address dedicated to only your wedding communications.  As you search for wedding venues in Utah or cake designers or whatever vendor you are needing, they can communicate directly with that designated email address.  Create those folders and sections on your phone to hold all the vendor names, phone numbers, addresses, and details that you will be gathering for the next several months.  Remember to take photos of those cake designs or floral arrangements that you hope to be replicated for your own wedding celebration.

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Take a snap shot of the ideas you want to incorporate into your wedding celebration. (Photo by Swensen Photography)

Some brides still find it useful to use the old style paper file or three-ring binder.  Have pockets to place photos and ideas that you come across.  Tear sheets from magazines you want vendors to see!  A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, especially when you can leave an actual photo with the vendor so they have a reference photo when they create your cake, or floral arrangement, or dress, etc.

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Brides who are organized will find they have more time to do all they want and won’t be stressed at the last minute! (Photo by MLA Photography)

Your wedding ceremony and reception will be a lot less stressful if you will take a few moments in the beginning to get organized and stay organized.  Also, some wedding venues Salt Lake City offers like Atrium Weddings provide wedding planners that will help you with the details you need to remember for the celebration at their wedding venue.

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Use your organized smart phone to share your ideas instantly with your beau. Get him involved as much as you dare! (Photo by TJ Romero Photography)
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Let your bridesmaids help you by involving them too in your plans. An organized bride will send them photos and information to consider! (Photo by Lindsey Shaun)

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.

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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 Reception Centers in Utah Can Host Weddings with a Tongan Flair

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This was one of the most unique and beautiful wedding I’ve been to.  Honoring the old traditions of Tonga with the modern traditions of today was fascinating.  This was a ceremony and wedding dinner event.  The ceremony was performed outside at the Waterfall Plaza at Atrium, one of Western Garden’s wedding reception centers in Utah.


The family first laid down a traditional mat for the bride and wedding party to walk upon to her future husband.   The best men and boys sat down on the mat to witness the union.  Even a couple of the women sat down on the mat to watch.  The most tender part for me was to watch the bride procession to the front.  She was escorted by one of her 5 brothers.  At the back of the guest seating, another brother stood up from the crowd and traded with her brother continuing her walk forward.  Several steps later, another brother took his turn and so on until the oldest brother walked her to her waiting fiancé.  Her father had passed away and it was so tender to watch those big brothers embrace her and walk with her to the front.  I shall never forget it.  After the ceremony, everyone went inside to enjoy a sit down dinner for about 140 guests.  Lani Kai supplied the delicious polynesian courses and a family friend created the couple’s cake.  There were smile around for everyone at this Utah wedding reception center.

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Wedding Reception Centers in Utah Like Atrium Weddings Hosts Morning Wedding Ceremonies

Beautiful ceremony at reception centers in Utah like Atrium WeddingsAnother beautiful ceremony took place in one of Western Garden’s two wedding reception centers in Utah called Atrium Weddings in Sandy.  Two ceremonies took place that day.  This one was the morning ceremony with luncheon.  The weather cooperated and the guests and wedding party all enjoyed perfect morning temperatures.  

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The outdoor arbor was draped with white lace and purple ribbons.  Coupled with the waterfall in the background, the final touch to this romantic events was Misty and Louis saying their vows.  Even the bright yellow sunflowers in the Atrium gardens watched and added to the beauty of the moment.  

Atrium dish-ware package is an affordable option that adds a classy touch! 

Misty chose purple as her wedding color.  Inside this Utah wedding reception center, the table linens were striking with the white Atrium dish-ware option she selected.  A photo booth was supplied for all the guests to mark their congratulations and bubbles were available for a bubble send-off.  A unique feature of this event, was the large framed and matted photo of the couple.  The matt was such that guests could sign in to the event and leave a word of advice to the newlyweds.  

Guests sign in on a matted and framed photo of the newlyweds! 

Wedding reception centers Utah offers include the versatile and relaxing wedding venue Atrium Weddings located at Western Gardens Center in Sandy.   

Bubbles of Congratulations!  Utah wedding reception center congratulating newlyweds!  Sunflower greets the bride at Atrium Wedding venue!