September has arrived! With the leaves changing comes some of my favorite weddings of the year, one being the perfectly chic wedding of Mackenzie and Jason last fall. I loved everything about their wedding… from their soft color palate of pastel blues, peaches, pink and grey, their unique setup of wedding favors, their individual mini cakes on every table, a ice cream cart for dessert out in the courtyard, DIY photobooth with accessories and a delicious array of hot and cold food items for their guests to eat (I will say it time and time again… I believe guests remember what they eat)! Mackenzie and Jason were as sweet as can be and had such great taste in everything they chose which I felt perfectly represented their darling personalities. Working with couples like this truly makes me love my job!
August is almost over so yet another busy summer comes to an end. I love August weddings for so many reasons and I can’t help but to show off one of my favorite August weddings held here a few years ago for Tracy & Nick. Tracy went above and beyond in putting love into the details and it showed! Her colors were purples and Black and we added chinese lanterns on everything (and I mean e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!). Check out the amazing Guitar Hero groom’s cake! And don’t even get me started on how much I loved her florals done by our ever so talented in house florist Stacie with La Belle Fleur. Seeing it all come together so perfectly is always such a treat for me and even better is watching the couple as they get to sit back and enjoy their beautiful special day!!
Spring is upon us (hooray!) which makes me flash back to some of my favorite weddings of last year, one of them being the wedding of Kim & Dallin. They were truly such a FUN couple to plan with and I knew from the start they were going to have a FUN wedding! Every detail came together perfectly… they had a yellow and grey color scheme (so Fresh & Modern) which included all kinds of details from a hand carved cake topper from etsy, fun yellow flower and shoe details, and a thumb print guest book which the couple framed to hand on their wall. I am all about creativity and this couple nailed it! As usual, thanks to the ever so talented Chad with Faces Photography who captured the essence of their day perfectly. Their wedding was even featured in a national blog which you can check out… http://www.labellebride.com/2011/10/12/rustic-yellow-wedding-style/
April is almost here and I am getting excited as I see all the tulips and flowers starting to bloom in our garden here at The Canterbury Place! I am getting so excited for the spring and summer months (wedding season is soon upon us!), so I thought it would be a perfect time for me to show off an amazing wedding we hosted here last April for an equally amazing couple Rob and Lisa! Like many couples these days, they lived out of town so most of the planning was done via email and phone conversations. This can sometimes add an extra challenge, but their wedding proves that with a great team, you can plan a gorgeous wedding and still have fun doing it! I think Lisa says it best… “I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience we had at Canterbury Place. Planning a wedding from out of state – while fun – was pretty stressful, but you made it easy. Everything was absolutely beautiful and our friends said they have never been to a more fun and stunning wedding. Please tell everyone there thank you for making our day so special!” I had such so much FUN planning with Lisa (plus I have to mention how incredibly organized she was) so hearing her words is like icing on the cake! Speaking of cake, make sure to check out their incredible wedding cake made by Julie Hill with Layers (possibly one of my favorites of all time)….
One of the first decisions you need to make when planning your Utah wedding reception is the food. Do you want something hearty or light? Do you want it to be buffet style or served?
At The Canterbury Place, we’ve noticed that groom’s cakes are gaining popularity. Then, we realized we didn’t know where the groom’s cake tradition started! So we decided to do a little research. Here is what we found out:
Food is a very important part of the wedding. We all know that when guests come to a wedding, they are always excited to see what delicious food they will get to eat! There are a couple of great options you can add to your catering to make your wedding really unique and fun for your guests. Here are a few things that will liven up your wedding lunch, dinner or reception menu:
Many people immediately think of weddings when they think of The Canterbury Place. But, the fact is, we can host all kinds of events! Whether it be a company party, a 50th wedding anniversary, or a baby shower, we can accommodate you. One special event that we love to host is a Quinceañera! We know families look forward to this special celebration for years, and it’s exciting for us to make the day that a young girl has been dreaming about for her whole life a reality!