In June 2013, this bride and groom enjoyed their wedding ceremony out on Atrium’s Waterfall plaza and then later enjoyed their wedding reception inside their Utah reception venue. Their wedding cake is the most interesting cake I’ve witnessed; very clever yet elegant. I love how the designer made the cake literally appear that it’s fabric or veil (an elegant draped white fondant) is being delicately folded back to reveal beneath the most delicious chocolate on chocolate cake. The cake is so inviting that it’s difficult not to touch it to see if it is real fabric and to take a finger to the delicious chocolate. This couple’s family chose to do self-catering which included a wonderful fruit display. Guests enjoyed several hours of dancing to the couple’s hired DJ. Another beautiful day at reception venues in Utah.
Your Dad! He has been the main man in your life for many years. He was the first man to love you and the first man you loved. If at all possible, don’t miss out on a special moment with the first man in your life. Many Utah wedding receptions include this tradition of wedding celebrations. It becomes a tender moment and most memorable for the bride and her Dad, and her mother! You don’t want any regrets of having this moment, if you have the chance.
I took liberty to ask some mothers and recent brides what they thought of this tradition. For a mother in Draper, Utah, Sharae believes this moment is a “symbol of a father who has loved and taken care of his daughter for so many years,” and a beautiful way to say his goodbyes and send her on to the new man in her life. My friend Carolyn from Holladay, Utah, never had this tender moment with her father. Now that she has a daughter of her own, she wishes she had planned on that tradition at her wedding. She says that “this special dance could have been a nice way to help my father let go and let me move on with the new man that I love.” It probably would have been easier for him to have that little bit of closure of me marrying and moving away.
My mother did not have a dance with her father at her reception. In fact, she said that she didn’t even think of having one. It must have “skipped my mind” with all the other plans and she didn’t have anyone to help her be organized. She wishes she would have had a wedding specialist help her with all those little details. Her father died several years ago and when she goes to other receptions and watches the bride dance with her father, she regrets not having the same experience.
Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy and Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Downtown are two wedding venues in Utah that have perfect dance floors and wonderful sound systems for the bride’s tender dance with her father. It is the icing on the cake, so to speak, the cherry on top, a very special touch that honors that man who has raised and cared for his little girl who is now a beautiful bride.
This bride looked at many wedding venues Salt Lake Cityoffers. She then chose Atrium Weddings for her outdoor ceremony and indoor reception dinner because of their flexibility, beautiful ambiance, and polite staff. She also discovered that for a real value, she upgraded her booking to use stylish dish-ware that cost a fraction more than if they had chosen other plastic or paper alternatives. After her outdoor ceremony and wedding-party photos at the waterfall, everyone came into Atrium’s indoor garden for a stunning sit-down meal. The tables were pre-set by the caterers. Misty chose this Salt Lake wedding venue’s stylish square dishes. Traditional round plates are also an option. The package includes several plates/dishes, goblet, several pieces of silverware, and a linen napkin. For $1.50 per person (price subject to change), this is an added touch of class to make any sparkling bride’s wedding reception sparkle even more.
This bride and groom pulled off a beautiful, warm, yet fun wedding celebration at Atrium Weddings, a Salt Lake City weddings venue specifically in Sandy. Her lime green and elegant black color scheme was perfect as they complimented Atrium’s backdrop of rich greenery.
From the start, Atrium guests enjoyed the outside marquee with the wedding party’s names indicating they had found the right place! They were directed into a spacious and secure parking. Guests only had to walk a matter of feet to the entrance of the wedding venue.
Atrium guests were not the only ones to enjoy this celebration. The bride and her mother enjoyed the comfort of Atrium’s spacious bride’s room with plenty of good lighting and mirrors. The Father of the Bride was delighted with the value he received for his pocketbook. Atrium is warm and inviting with plenty of space for all. The photographer enjoyed the many beautiful settings for wedding portraits. All of the wedding party could enjoy dancing. The dance floor at this wedding reception center is spacious and allows that special first dance for the couple and then easily accommodates plenty of guests to join in the festive celebration.
It is advantageous to rent a reception center that allows the bride to choose Atrium’s preferred caterers or bring their own favorite caterer to the event. This bride chose to have family and friends do her refreshments offering cake, grapes for the children, and other delicious finger foods that were easy to transport and set up. Also included was a candy station for those with a real sweet tooth!
Salt Lake City weddingscan be the most relaxed and stress-free events at a wedding venue like Atrium Weddings at Western Gardens in Sandy, south of Salt Lake City proper.
For Salt Lake wedding receptions, most typically, brides have their reception colors chosen long before there is a ring on her finger! You have probably dreamed of your most special day in certain colors since you were in elementary school. Your colors are you!
Color is very important to your event. The colors you use in your wedding reception tells more about you than you may realize. Color reflects your mood and personality and sets a tone for all the guests at your celebration. For example, reds and yellows and oranges set an exciting and fun ambiance, while greens and blues create a feeling of harmony and peace. Metallic colors portray elegance and sophistication. With your color scheme, you will be directing the aura and the flow of your ceremony and celebrations.
Sometimes the season of the year can enhance your wedding reception. Say you want red in your color scheme, but it’s a spring wedding. Add yellow and green to your red with maybe a touch of orange and it fits into the feel of new spring growth. But then again, simple red and white with the greens of spring can be an elegant spring mixture. Whereas, if you have a winter wedding reception, red with black and white is a popular stunning combination.
Salt Lake City wedding venues are varied in styles and the venue you choose should be considered when finalizing your colors. If you are holding your event in a garden setting, like Atrium Weddings in Salt Lake City, the variety of plants already offer a sea of greens that can be accented with your spring yellows and pinks. A garden center also lends itself to winter celebrations, again because the green decor is already present. Accent with your reds with black and white, and you have a memorable beautiful celebration at a magical time of year.
Whether you are getting married spring, fall, summer, or winter, you can use your favorite colors to create that perfect mindset for your guests, reflecting the joy you are feeling that day at your Salt Lake City wedding.
Okay, you’ve decided that you want your wedding celebration at a reception center, rather than in your backyard or the church gymnasium. The next step of planning your wedding reception can seem like an overwhelming task. But if you break it down into simple, easy-to-tackle sections, the process becomes exciting and fun. You’ll find yourself enjoying the journey culminating in an incredible wedding celebration, your final destination. Here is how I break the tasks down to size. Don’t forget to use your choice of a central note-taking tool. A pad of paper works well, or an electronic tool like a smart phone, or tablet of your choice. Always have this with you as you make plans, it will save your mind and your time in the long run.
I like to break the first part of planning in to the three W’s – When, Where, and What. They are pretty big and important parts of the planning, but you can figure them all in one sit-down brainstorming session with your fiancé. Be prepared to possibly make some little changes along the way, but you’ve got to have a starting point. The When? Where? and What? is the beginning.
First is to decide WHEN you are having your big day. It is good to have a couple of date possibilities, but knowing this is crucial for the next decision of WHERE. You don’t want to waste your time looking for that perfect wedding venue unless you have an idea of when your event is to take place. Imagine finally making a choice of where you want your most important event to happen, only to find out that it is already booked for the day you’ve finally decided upon. Wedding places in Utah book up quickly, so don’t let this first step pass too quickly. Get your preferences and start the search of your perfect venue that can replicate your dream wedding.
As mentioned above, the WHERE is now in play. Google your search as specific as you can. Some suggested keywords to search could be “wedding reception centers” or “wedding venues” and if you want a particular area, add that city. For example “wedding reception centers Salt Lake City” or “wedding reception centers in Salt Lake City” will help you narrow your quest to more specific options in your area. Browse those venues that catch your eye and make your list of top places you want to pursue. Request more information by email, if only to simply test that company’s responsiveness. A very good first question to ask would be to check on the availability of that venue for the couple of dates you’ve chosen. This could prove very important in the future if you choose to work with them. Your search will narrow, it is time to go visit the venues you’ve listed as your top possibilities. Now it’s time to consider the WHAT’s of your quest.
Third, WHAT are you going to do for your special celebration? Serve a full course dinner? Serve only finger foods? Dance? Play games? Serve only your wedding cake? These are the kind of questions only YOU and your lover can imagine for YOUR special day.
Deciding these three w’s is the first step, then it will be time to do the how’s, but not until these three are complete. For now, go out and find your dream wedding reception center! You’ll have plenty to do after you get these three W’s completed! Reminder! Don’t forget to keep your wedding writing tool handy!
A bride and her mother are very happy when they can locate a wedding venue that allows them to make the choices that will fit the style of the bride’s dream wedding celebration and their budget. Atrium Weddings is such a Sandy wedding reception center that offers just that, choice!
The brides at Atrium weddings choose a wide variety of specialties to accent their wedding parties. Some hire Atrium to do all their planning, but many others already have many family contributions to help create a memorable evening. Allowing the bride to choose Atrium preferred caterers or their own, or even self-cater the event, is the freedom that is offered at this wedding reception center.
In fact, if only renting Atrium Weddings venue will fit a tight budget in these tough economic times, everything for a basic wedding reception is included in the Atrium’s base price – plenty of tables, linens & toppers to cover those tables, several choices of Atrium centerpieces, use of the prep kitchen, bride’s room, groom’s room, children’s room, incredible sound system, piano, plenty of free and secure parking, a host for the evening, and the Atrium’s beautiful garden ambiance. The basic package provides just about everything for the evening.
Atrium Weddings is a one of a handful of wedding venues in Sandy that is loaded with so many amenities for the base price that a bride could simply rent Atrium Weddings venue, plan on self-catering and cake baking by family, use an iPod for favorite romantic music playlist, buy own flowers, and enjoy the beautiful celebration with family and friends. Atrium’s event coordinator will work with any bride to make a beautiful stress-free celebration in the couple’s honor and stay within their budget.