Surely you have been to many reception centers in Utah, and if you were at Ivy House on May 5th, you were one of about 350 guests that enjoyed a beautiful celebration honoring a beautiful couple. I loved taking photos at this festivity as I witnessed two wonderful families brought together for a joyous occasion. There was so much love and harmony at this event.
Many young children were planned for, all enjoyed eating dinner and watching cartoons in the groom/children’s room before the guests arrived. Even a few dad’s were entertained in there as well.
The bride chose to use our preferred caterer Utah Celebrations. They served refreshing sandwiches and an array of fruits. Also served, was a tossed green salad with candied walnuts. Individual salads were served in fun goblets.
Weeks before the wedding, the bride’s family worked tirelessly to make homemade dipped chocolates and butter-mints. These were placed in crystal bowls and plates for guests to enjoy. The father of the bride offered a sampling to me, and both delicacies melted in my mouth.
Decorations were simple and stunning. Blue ribbons adorned Ivy House tall silver candlesticks and yellow rose petals lay about with the chocolates and mints. Many photos of the bride and couple were spotted throughout Ivy House Weddings, one of a few stunning and economical wedding reception places in Utah.
The cake was an elegant 3 tiered square cake adorned with vibrant yellow lilies and blue ribbons. A friend of the bride created the masterpiece. Again, the theme of yellow rose petals lay at the base.
Another dear family friend was in charge of the floral pieces for the evening, composing of the bridal bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres, cake flowers, and, of course, the scattered yellow petals.
Not only did guests enjoy visual and tasty indulgences, but also live entertainment. The father of the bride is himself a musician in a local jazz band. One of his friends also has a band which came for all to enjoy. The Dave Murphy band included two singers and the repertoire included everything from old popular dance songs to current popular tunes. I was most impressed with the love the couple portrayed in their first dance. The groom had so many tender sweet kisses for his new bride that all who viewed had no doubt that he was truly in love with his Queen.
After the bride and groom’s first dance and the parent dance, everyone joined in for a delightful happy dance session. Everything from the tango to YMCA was enjoyed by all. Utah wedding reception centers are fortunate to have Ivy House Weddings as one of their nicest venues for the community. And I’m fortunate to be able to witness such beautiful happy affairs on a regular basis.