For the most part, planning weddings in Salt Lake City is exciting and fun, but at times it can seem rather overwhelming. When you feel like it is just too much for you to handle, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether it be picking up tuxes, hemming bridesmaids dresses, serving food, or picking out centerpieces, there will always be someone who is willing to help. The best people to ask are friends and neighbors who may have watched you grow up and care a lot about you.
In my neighborhood growing up, there were always women around who were willing to help with anything they could. They would make sure every young woman getting married was thrown a bridal shower, they would help with serving the food at the wedding and moreover volunteer their daughters to bus tables. When a bride was in need, they would willingly get to work.
This was especially true for one young woman in the neighborhood. About a year or two before her wedding, her mother passed away. Knowing that she would need some extra help, a few women showed up at her door asking what they could do. She wasn’t exactly sure what she needed to be doing herself, much less know how these women could help her. Since most of them had daughters of their own and knew a little about planning weddings, they were able to help her along the way. One helped with dress alterations, others helped put together the menu and gather all the food, others did the centerpieces and most all helped to serve and bus tables at the reception. She had very little to worry about in planning her wedding. Not only did she get a lot of help with her wedding, she learned that there were many women in her life who loved her and were willing to step in as mother figures when her mother was not there.
In planning your special day, remember that there are women and men in your life that will be more than willing to help with whatever you need. If you plan to have your event at Ivy House Weddings located in Western Gardens downtown Salt Lake City, you have the option of self-catering which can save money and provide an opportunity for others to help with your wedding.
This lovely bride and groom celebrated their new wedding vows to each other at a Salt Lake City wedding reception center in downtown with a simple dinner for close family and friends. Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens Downtown featured the elegance of Jessica with her simple yellow and white colors with a hint of silver.
The bride’s family chose to cater the food themselves, which is allowed by Ivy House. This freedom isn’t all that common for most wedding receptions in Salt Lake City. Guests enjoyed an array of fruits, salads, grilled chicken, rice, and homemade bread. There was plenty for all.
Granite Bakery created the bride’s cake and delivered it to this Salt Lake wedding venue. The quilted base tier adorned with pearls and the simple top tier adorned with a beautiful flowing yellow ribbon and wrapped with a silver satin ribbon, echoed the bride’s theme of elegance. The flower girls were dressed in precious white dresses with a light and airy halo of silk flowers, ribbon, and accessories for an angelic look.
Jessica and Matt performed the traditional cake cutting and then had their first dance as husband and wife of the beautiful wood dance floor. Weddings in Salt Lake City are indeed memorable, romantic, and beautiful at Ivy House Weddings.
The photographer for this event was Envy Foto by Swensen Photography in Draper, Utah. Seeing this beautiful wedding will indeed make others envy the beauty of this elegant and joyful celebration.
This occasion at one of Salt Lake City wedding venues called Ivy House Weddings at Western Gardens downtown is just one more stunning example of how adaptable Ivy House is for any bride’s choice of style. This beautiful bride chose to have a style of simple elegance. The bride and wedding planner accomplished this elegance with light pink wedding color and Ivy House simple yet modern tableware for their sit-down dinner honoring the new formed family.
The dinner included close family and friends and then a reception for extended well-wishers. Several children were in attendance and they found the occasion well adjusted for them which made it pleasant for the adults as well. With catering by a family friend, there was plenty of refreshing spring salad, rolls, and tarts. After the meal, Ivy House hosts and family cleared and reset the tables for the reception that followed.
The bride’s choice was a two-tiered ivory wedding cake embellished with one simple large pink fondant ribbon, pearls, and the initials of the newlyweds. A photo of the wedding couple complimented the masterpiece along with three votive candles and the ribbon donned cake knife and server. Again, a close family friend created this beautiful work of art at this wedding reception center in Salt Lake.
The reception was attended by hundreds of family and friends coming to congratulate the happy couple. Guests entered through the grand doors to sign in at a simple vintage sign-in table. While waiting in line they had a view of the wedding cake alcove and a slide show of the bride and groom on a large flat-screen TV. After greeting the bride and groom, guests were treated to slices of cake and a delicious candy bar telling the guests “Thank You!”
This dinner and reception is another fine example of how Ivy House Weddings can host a bride’s dream event with style and professionalism. Ivy House is one of the newest wedding venues Salt Lake City has to offer, but they are coming up on their 50th event hosted during since June 2011. Choose Ivy House, a classy Salt Lake City wedding reception center.
Comments from the mother: Everything was so beautiful. The staff did an excellent job in making our reception an enjoyable experience. We highly recommend Ivy House Weddings.
This beautiful couple celebrated their marriage with family and friends at a Salt Lake City wedding reception center called Ivy House Weddings. After finishing last hair and make-up details in the bride’s room, the bride joined her groom for a beautiful and simple ring ceremony for all family to witness. Ivy House staff had lined up rows of chairs to face the ceremony backdrop consisting of a majestic yet delicate floral arrangement by Hillside Floral. Soft white and peach rose petals were strewn around a simple candle vase in the center of gold-linen adorned tables. This bride’s simple beauty was reflected throughout Ivy House and the peace of this couple radiated to their guests.
This wedding couple chose to serve delicious finger pastries from the bread company Kneaders. Brides have brought to Ivy House so many different caterers of their choice to this Salt Lake wedding venue’s kitchen. Whether the bride wants a full course meal or just simple cake, the bride can serve the food of her very own choice. This also helps when working within a budget. Not many reception centers in Salt Lake City allow this wide freedom to create a celebration that can make everyone happy, especially the father of the bride who traditionally pays for this event!
All who attended enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere created by Ivy House and the Bride’s selection of decor. Children danced to the couple’s collection of love songs on their iPod via the incredible sound system at Ivy House. Friends from neighboring valley’s Tooele came to congratulate the new couple. Also in attendance was a very special guest, Nana, the 95 year old grandma. She would not miss this moment to honor her granddaughter. Nana’s smile was contagious as she chatted with loved ones.
Yes, this was one of the most charming and sweet weddings in Salt Lake City. Ivy House Weddings was the perfect venue for this celebration.