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Reception Centers in Utah that Naturally Create a Romantic Moment

Romantic wedding setting in Utah wedding venues
Photos by TJ Romero

Atrium Weddings is one of those reception centers in Utahthat creates romantic moments without a lot of decorating.  With all the green lush plants, water features, and garden furniture, the couple can feel like they are far away in an exotic comfortable setting.  This couple chose Atrium and as you will see from the photos, their ceremony and dinner was magical and so beautiful.  Their photographer is TJ Romero (RomeroPhotgraphers.com) who is lives in Denver, Colorado, but does a lot of work here in Utah.  His style is very clean and he has a knack of capturing those special moments.

Happy couple at their indoor garden ceremony at Atrium wedding reception center.

Michelle and Jeremiah were planning on having their ceremony outside, but due to a Utah heat-wave, the event was brought indoors to the air-conditioned main hall of Atrium.  With a touch of white sashes on some of the chairs, the setting was ready.  Their adorable children helped as ring boy and flower girls. 

 Wedding luncheons at Atrium are beautiful wedding celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindy Mellenthin was their caterer for their wedding luncheon which was served buffet style.  The menu included pecan green salad, fresh fruit, and delicious home made rolls.  Guests could enjoy the sweet crystal candy sticks or their gift box of a mini wedding cake.  These were placed at each table setting.  Our Atrium wedding venue dish-ware package was used for the dinner before the reception.  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her floral designs were by Skyline Flowers.  Simple vases of lilies and roses adorned the buffet tables.  Atrium’s wood bases were used for the guest tables along with Atrium’s boxwood wreaths.  The bride’s bouquet was created with elegant flowers in whites and creams.  A variety of textures were combined with the soft touch of lamb’s ear giving it an extra chic feel.  Boutonnieres were white roses with a touch of freesia.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Sweet Slice was the chosen cake provider at this Utah wedding.  This stunning cake was a majestic square three-tiered masterpiece.  One large fondant ribbon draped over the chic grey walls and the rows of pearls at the base of each tier.  Rose petals were scattered at the base over the Tiffany blue table linen.  Simple and extremely elegant is how I would describe this work of art.

Wedding reception centers in Utah can already have the atmosphere a bride needs without spending a lot of money on added flowers and decorations.  Atrium Weddings is one such Utah wedding reception venue.

   

 

 

 

  

 

 

Utah Wedding Venues for Winter Garden Weddings

Enjoy a garden Utah wedding in the middle of winter

 Utah wedding venues are many, but few allow the bride to experience that outdoor garden weddings in the middle of winter.  Several issues can hinder an outdoor garden wedding like weather, out-of-season plant material, and safety concerns for family and guests. Utah only has about 4.5 months of the year that are freeze free, therefore brides looking for Utah wedding locations should seek Utah wedding reception centers that provide an “atrium” for that garden feel.  Hence, Atrium Weddings is such a venue.  

 

Atrium Weddings provides that beautiful outdoor feeling without the worry of winter snow and cold outside.  If it does snow during the ceremony or reception, you and your guests will love seeing the winter wonderland from the spacious windows of this reception center in Utah.  

Having your ceremony and reception or even a wedding luncheon or dinner, in an atrium setting liberates your funds to be used in other details you wish.  Why?  First of all, because you don’t have to decorate a lot.  The greenery of many varieties of plants is a beautiful backdrop for an accenting color selected by the bride!  Dad’s pocketbook doesn’t have to pay for extra floral arrangements to create a beautiful setting for the ceremony and celebration.

Be happy in your Utah wedding reception venues that are a garden in decor When you choose Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, from so many wedding venues Utah has to choose from, you can have your garden wedding of your dreams without weather worries.  Whether your special day is in January or April, you and your family can still enjoy a garden wedding with Atrium Weddings.

Wedding Venues in Utah That Give Bride’s Choice

Beautiful ceremony at a wedding reception center located in UtahThis simple ceremony was a family affair with plenty of family to enjoy the union of the couple.  Brides enjoy wedding venues in Utah in which they can choose their own cake designer and caterer.  You find that at Atrium Weddings.

Tom Catrow was their caterer who served his own delicacies including puff pastries, sandwiches, fruit kabobs, and an assortment of cheese and crackers.  A close friend created the flower arrangements and Granite Bakery created their cake.  With a touch of beach style, the tiers of cake sat upon glass vases filled with sea shells.  Seashells also dotted the table centerpieces.

Utah wedding groom enjoys his wedding cake too!Notice the groom’s cake.  Obviously Rubics Cubes are big with this groom.  He cut one perfect square out of it and shared with his new wife.

Ryan Cummings was the photographer at this Utah wedding.  He is a local photographer who teaches at Salt Lake Community College.  He enjoys photographing brides in Utah wedding reception centers like Atrium Weddings.

   

 

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.  

Couples exchanging vows at wedding venues in Sandy 

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!

 

 

Little Best Man's "Last Chance to Run" Is a Hit at Wedding Venues Salt Lake City Promotes!

Happy couple at outdoor ceremony at Salt Lake City weddingOne of the many wedding venues Salt Lake City provides includes the stunning and relaxing Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, Utah.  It was a privilege for me to witness this event in June.  I enjoyed the love and tenderness this couple shares with each other and their families.  The couple chose to have their ceremony performed outside in the patio waterfall area of the venue.  The gentle breeze helped to keep it cool for guests.  The bride’s family arranged for a long cloth runner for the bride to walk upon.  At the beginning was the couple’s name and the date of their special day.  

 

There was nothing too out of the ordinary in the procession until the flower girl, the groom’s daughter, appeared tossing her rose petals and directly behind her was another young man walking.  He was adorable all dressed in his tux vest, boutonnière, and shiny black shoes and he was carrying a sign “Last Chance to Run!”  A wave of chuckles covered the audience.  He smiled the entire way.  It was picture perfect!  

Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy "Last Chance to Run" best man! 

Then the audience arose and the stunning blond bride appeared with that twinkle in her eye.  She was escorted by her father who apparently is dealing with some serious health issues, thus creating a sweet tender moment for father and daughter.  Salt Lake wedding venues like Atrium Weddings count it a blessing to be part of such sweet experiences.  

Harpist playing at Salt Lake City wedding venues 

I failed to give credit to another young family member who shared her talent of playing the harp for prelude music. With the waterfall cascading behind her, and a picturesque view Twin Peaks, her beautiful notes created such a lovely ambiance, perfect for this bride and groom.

 

The ceremony was short and sweet and everyone in attendance could see the love this couple has for each other.  

Newlyweds photo shoot at wedding Salt Lake City 

After the vows and congratulating the newlyweds was over, their professional photographer Ashlee of Ashes to Ashes Photography took some wonderful photos that captured the fun personality of this newly formed family.  

 

The dinner and reception were held inside the Atrium’s indoor garden room.  Beautiful flower arrangements adorned the hall that were created by Celestial Floral and the elegant cake was created by a longstanding local favorite Granite Bakery.  

 

I must also mention that at the sign-in table, a special memorial with photo was set there to remember a loved one that had departed.

 

Wedding venues in Salt Lake City like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy are beautiful locations to host beautiful memories that will honor the bride and groom for many years to come.

Red Roses Accent Salt Lake City Wedding Venues like Atrium Weddings

Happy brides and grooms enjoy Salt Lake Wedding venues Of the wedding venues Salt Lake City valley offers, Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy will help make your wedding celebration stress-free and memorable.  This bride and groom enjoyed a beautiful outside ceremony with the Atrium waterfall as a backdrop.  Then they returned to the cooled inside garden to enjoy dinner and celebrations with dear family and friends.  

Cake sat atop a cushion of red rose petals  Beautiful and romantic display of the Bride's tastes

The bride chose the simplicity and elegance of the red rose as her floral decor and accent.  Red roses and petals adorned the cake that was topped with a fun basketball motiff showing the fun this couple enjoys together.  Red rose petals also accented the bride’s beautiful photos on display throughout the venue.  Her stunning white wedding gown was also accented with her simple red rose bridal bouquet and an elegant red satin ribbon laced down the back of the dress.   The groom in his white tux with black shirt and red tie demonstrated not only how great this couple looks together, but gives insight to their close relationship of true love.  Atrium Weddings was a beautiful Salt Lake City wedding backdrop for this wedding couple and is a good choice of all the reception centers in Utah.

Guest sign in  Eclairs with that touch of red Atrium Weddings couple

April 6, 2012 – A Wedding Reception in Utah with a Spanish Flair

Peek into a Utah wedding venue bustling with a Spanish flair  Welcome from Mrs. and Mrs. Flamingo

There are many wedding locations in Utah, but none had a flamenco flair on April 6, 2012.  Take a peek at the celebration that took place at Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, Utah.  The two pink flamingo bride and groom will greet you as you join in the party and meet a beautiful and fun wedding couple.  

 

These two best friends were married and attended a wedding party unique and exciting for all to enjoy.  Pablo is from Mexico and his family also attend this wonderful celebration.  Alina is an exciting adventurer and has been taking flamenco dancing, so it was natural to include in their wedding celebration a taste of Spain.  

   

Guests first witnessed a tender ring ceremony with these two friends, now lovers.  Then four friends stood and surprised the wedding couple with several quartet songs.  They were good!  A toast was presented and all guest tables had sparkling cider and goblets to raise and wish the newlyweds a wonderful future.  Guests lined up to a beautiful buffet of chicken cordon-blue, steamed vegetables, potatoes, gravy, and soft rolls.   No one could go away hungry.

Quartet singing to wedding couple in Atrium Weddings Reception center A toast to the newlyweds!

When all were seated, a professional Flamenco dancing group of two dancers and two guitarists entertained the party with authentic Spanish dancing.  The main dancer used castanets, a shawl, and a fan throughout several dances to charm the wedding couple and guests.  The entertainment was topped with the bride joining her dance teacher in doing some flamenco herself.  It was a beautiful moment.  This bride has a flair for learning new things in life.  

Flamenco dancing by professional group at Utah wedding venue Bride flamenco dancing with friend and instructor 

Cutting the cake was definitely on the fun side of the event.  Then after was the first dance.  It was then that everyone could see that the bride was wearing the same turquoise blue keds that her new husband was wearing.  These two are going to have a wonderful life full of love and adventure.  

 

Cutting the cake Happy couple dancing at one of many wedding locations in Utah Matching wedding shoes! 

What a beautiful couple that found love through friendship.  Utah wedding locations are plentiful, but Atrium Wedding in Sandy, Utah, is a beautiful backdrop for two best friends to celebrate their new eternal love.

 

Comments from mother of the bride included the following:  Overall a great experience!  We would absolutely recommend us to friends or use Atrium Weddings again.  Many of our guests commented how they enjoyed the celebration and they loved the Atrium’s beauty.  Thanks, it was lovely!   

Happy guests at wedding reception in Utah Couple serving up dinner  Gorgeous cake Variety of drinks Missionary in attendance?  Delicious chicken cordon blueAtrium wedding reception venue in Utah Hugs for everyone! Ring ceremony kiss  Table decor  Bride putting ring on groomHappy dinner guests at one of Western Gardens wedding locations in Utah

 

The Atrium at Western Gardens: Helping Design Dream Wedding Cakes

The Atrium at Western Gardens Sandy, Utah wedding reception center is an exclusive wedding and reception venue. The employees at Atrium weddings strive to make a couple’s experience as personal and simple as possible. Their goal is to help a couple achieve long-lasting memories of their wedding day and give guests a lasting impression of the reception.

Selecting a wedding cake is the centerpiece of the Sandy, UT reception, whether it is round, square, multi-tier or personalized mini-cupcakes. The most important aspect of selecting a cake is the flavor. Often times this is overlooked as a couple focuses on the external beauty of the cake, but it is important to select a flavorful cake that satisfies guests. The Atrium works with an exclusive baker that has more than 25 years of experience. While couples are free to select their own baker, the Atrium’s has more than 50 varieties and styles they regularly work with to help couples design the custom cake of their dreams. While vanilla, chocolate, raspberry filled, carrot cake and even cheesecake are popular cake flavors, selecting the base flavor is the first step. Second, a couple must select the type of icing, as that literally makes the cake. Vanilla, chocolate, butter cream and cheesecake are all popular icing flavors. Fondant is a type of sugar icing dough that rolls out and fits to the cake’s form, giving it a seamless appearance. While some people feel that fondant lacks flavor, it does give an unparalleled external beauty to the cake, seamlessly blending the layers.

It is important to take into consideration that couple’s freeze the top layer of their cake, only to thaw it and eat it on their first anniversary. This customary tradition, helps invoke fond memories from a year gone by. Some cakes will freeze well while others will not. It is important to discuss this with a baker, as couples may opt for a special cake flavor for the top tier to accommodate a one-year deep freeze.

Cakes are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 12-inch, 9-inch and 7-inch to 14-inch, 10-inch and 7-inch tiers. The number of people attending the wedding determines the size of the cake. Often times couples opt for cake decorations, albeit it simple or a vivid, colorful artistic theme. Fresh flowers are a common addition, as are pearls, leaves and fruit.

Tradition dictates that couples are the first ones to slice the cake and feed each other a piece. This ritual shows the promised bond that the husband and wife will always be there for each other, and help feed one another.

Ivy House Weddings, Utah wedding venues, is a sister company to the Atrium, and can also help provide cake selection services by coordinating with their baker as well.

Main Parts of a Wedding Ceremony

You’ve been to weddings before, but now that you’re planning yours, you’re not really sure of what goes on in a wedding ceremony. Which part goes first? What elements are “must-haves” and what things can you do to personalize your wedding?

One thing you must remember is that it’s your wedding. Although there are a lot of predetermined formats available for you to choose from, in the end, all that really matters is that you’ve made this day special for you and your soon-to-be spouse. If you decide on having an officiant or minister, one important role he can play is in helping you with your wedding ceremony.

To help you craft your own ceremony, here are some of the main parts that are usually included:

Wedding processional. This is one of the much-awaited parts of the program – the main feature being the sight of the bride majestically marching down the aisle in all her beauty and splendor. The wedding processional covers the entrance of the wedding party. The usual order goes like this: the officiating minister, the best man, the groom, the bridesmaids and the groom’s men, the ring bearers, the flower girls, the maid of honor, and then, of course, the bride. The bride can opt to walk the aisle alone or with her parents or just the father. Sometimes, the groom and the best man enter by a side door. A highly-creative “grand entrance” that garnered considerable popularity in YouTube shows the wedding party dancing their way to the altar. This is one creative way to make you and your fiancé’s mark on your wedding.

Reading. This could be a poem, some verses from the Bible, other religious wedding readings or a piece of literature. These readings often cover the topic of love or marriage.

Officiant’s Opening Word. This acts as the welcoming word for the guests and a statement of purpose. The officiant says words like, “We are gathered here to witness the union of ___________ and ___________ in marriage.” The opening word will set the mood of the entire wedding – if you want your wedding to be light, sprinkled with a bit of fun, formal or sentimental.

Giving away of the bride. This is a tradition where the parents of the bride are supposed to “give the bride away”. The officiant will ask, “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?” and the parents of the bride say, “We do.” However, this is optional as in some modern marriage ceremonies, this is omitted or revised to say, “Who supports this couple in their marriage?”

Charge to the couple. This is when the officiant defines marriage for the couple, giving them a few words of advice about marriage and their new life as husband and wife.

Exchange of Wedding Vows.  The bride and the groom face each other as they say their vows. They can repeat the words provided by the officiant or have their own personalized vows.

Exchange of Rings. In religious ceremonies, this includes the blessing of the rings and an explanation of the meaning of the rings. And then, the bride and groom exchange the rings, symbolizing their vow to love and commit to each other.

Unity ceremony. (Optional) The bride and groom may opt to include a unity ceremony, which is a visual symbol of their union. There are many unity ceremonies to choose from. The most common would be the lighting of the unity candle. Two smaller candles are held by the groom and the bride and together they light a bigger unity candle. This symbolizes their becoming one. Other unity ceremonies include the sand ceremony, the water ceremony, the wine ceremony and the salt ceremony.

Declaration of marriage  and The Kiss. This is where the officiant will proclaim that the couple is married. The words usually used are, “By the power vested upon me by the state of…, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.” This signals the bride and groom to have their first kiss as a legally married couple. In modern ceremonies, the words, “You may kiss the bride” are omitted as some feel weird about having to give a grown man permission to kiss his bride.

Benediction and Presentation of the Couple. In religious ceremonies, the officiant will pray for the couple or offer good wishes for them. Then, the couple will face the audience as the officiant announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with pleasure that I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. John Doe.”

Recessional. The newlyweds march back down the aisle as the audience cheers on.

These are the main elements that you can find in a wedding. This is also the usual order of the elements. However, as we have said, it depends on how you want to personalize your wedding. You may have to consult the officiant for any legal requirement but if there are no legal barriers, you can basically craft your own wedding ceremony.

The next step would be to decide your Utah wedding location. To make your wedding ceremony even more beautiful, it is important to consider the surroundings by which you will be married.

As you carefully think of the wedding ceremony, your choice of wedding venue should reflect the mood you want to set for the ceremony, as well as other practical aspects. You should consider the width of the aisle (or whether this is adjustable). You should also consider the number of seats available, the altar where you will be standing, the backdrop of the ceremony and the overall look of the wedding.

If you are planning to hold a wedding in Sandy, Utah, one excellent wedding venue in Sandy, Utah is The Atrium. Ideal for weddings and receptions, The Atrium boasts of a well-decorated facility. It is equipped with all you need to make your wedding extra special.