At 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.
The 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.
This is a reception that guests and family will not soon forget, and Kaitlyn and Kevin will remember forever!
Ashley 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.
Her 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.
Congratulations to Ashley and Jared on a new beautiful life together!
New 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!
Sudden 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.
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.
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!
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!
A 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
Wedding reception centers in Utah like Atrium Weddings have as many unique weddings as there are brides. Our Atrium bride Audrey had some very unique ideas and we deem them definitely worth highlighting. Hopefully her ideas will inspire you with some of your own and help you with your wedding plans for your Utah wedding.
An increasingly popular menu for Utah wedding venues has been Sliders and Fries by one of our preferred caterers Utah Celebrations. These tasty little hamburgers are fresh from the grill but are not a big full meal. They are indeed just the right size to slide down and still have room for some fresh fries and some wedding cake. Utah Celebrations also brought one of their signature fruit platters that went right along with the meal.
Along with the popular sliders, is the comeback of the bottle of pop. Utah Celebrations offers this service as well.
A unique thank you for the guests at wedding reception centers in Utah is to do this warm inviting delicious idea. At a designated table, the bride and grooms family members had all baked some of their favorite family homemade cookies. There were platters, pedestals, and glass bowls full of so many delicious cookies that I imagine guests had a difficult time choosing just one or two. I’m sure that three or four found their way into the provided white paper sack to take on their way home. This gestured created a relaxed home kitchen experience and also a genuine feeling of gracious gratitude for the guests taking the time and effort to come celebrate the union of this lovely couple.
We must mention the bride’s beautiful cake. It was created by Heather from Heather’s Cake Cottage. It is a sample of simple elegance. The flowers were done by Chikay who actually is run by Heather’s mother. They do beautiful work.
Audrey and Zach treated their guests to another fun popular memory maker of a photo booth. What a fun backdrop they had. A gentleman named Paul was their DJ for a fun dancing session after the traditional festivities.
Congratulations to this beautiful couple for beginning their new adventure together. We wish you the best and we thank you for letting Atrium Weddings help you celebrate. We are happy to be part of the premier wedding venues in Salt Lake City. As a side note, though this event was in cold November, we are also one of Utah’s outdoor wedding venues.
In May, a lovely bride and her groom celebrated their marriage at Atrium Weddings, one of Western Garden’s wedding venues Salt Lake City based. Pink and white were the chosen colors and this bride and mother added a dainty touch to the Atrium’s garden atmosphere. Trinkets, ribbons, lace, simple tulips in vases and rose petals scattered about created such a beautiful style that complimented this beautiful bride. Sweet pendants with the couple’s name adorned the fireplace and another strand of pendants thanked the guests as they departed this Salt Lake wedding venue.
The groom’s father amazed the entire party by being the caterer. Obviously he was well organized and commandeered good help. Lasagna with salad and breadsticks were on the menu for the 300 family and friends that visited the party.
Exquisite bundt cakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes served as the wedding cake. Enjoy the photos by Lindsey Shaun Photography, one of many photographers that enjoy photographing at wedding venues in Salt Lake City like Atrium Weddings.
One 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atrium Weddings and Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Sandy and Downtown, are just two of beautiful wedding venues Salt Lake City now offers to Utah brides. They are please to recommend not only a preferred florist, cake baker, and caterers, but also a local professional photographer. RLT Photography has been taking photos of all kinds of events for many years here in the Utah. Ryan Thompson receives most of his business via word of mouth because he is so good, easy to work with, and dependable. His photography skills compliment these wedding reception centers in Salt Lake City. Below you can view some of his recent work at Western Gardens two Utah wedding venues.
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!