Archive for May, 2011
The Event Coordinators at The Joseph Smith Memorial Building are phenomenal! They delight in helping every bride design their special day with gorgeous linens, such as: floor-length cloths, toppers (overlays), runners, napkins, chargers (or show plates), chair covers & sashes or chiavari chairs.
With so many options, it’s sometimes hard to choose what best suits you and your occasion. But don’t worry, our coordinators work closely with you to help you find the course that best fits you!
Every event is thoroughly planned and thought through, with a lot of time going into making sure each aspect of your event is everything you’ve ever imagined.
But how long does the whole event planning process really take? Thanks to our Coordinators, we have a convenient time line for you to refer to when planning your event. This will help you know what to do and when.
Two Weeks After Booking Your Event
- 1. Contract due
2. Deposit due
One Month Before The Event (at least)
- 1. Menu options selected
2. Linen needs selected
3. AV needs selected
4. Any other set up needs selected
One Week Before The Event (at least)
- 1. Final count due
2. Final payment due
For A Breakfast, Luncheon or Dinner
Three Days Before The Event (at least)
- 1. Final count due
2. Final payment due
Our Coordinators work by appointment, six days a week (Monday through Saturday) and look forward to meeting with you to help include all of the personal touches that will make your special day perfect! They love making dreams come true!
Feel free to call for an appointment: 801.539.3130
Also, our full-service floral department can take care of all their floral needs, from personal flowers to centerpieces. Please call 801.539.3150 for an appointment.
Shorter trains and veils are popular as are pretty boleros and shawls, for cold weather wraps of faux-fur, velvet and heavy satin. Pearls, rhinestones and crystals remain at the top jewelry choice. Crystal brooches are also a popular accent on the dress, in the hair or on the bouquet handle.
All images are from LatterDay Bride
“There is something so wonderful about a wedding. There is all the pomp and circumstance, the formality and the flowers, and of course, the wedding dress with the lace and long train, the beaded veil, and standing before friends and family to declare love and devotion to one another.
Recently, the world stood breathless as they watched a prince take a commoner to be not only his wife, but the future Queen of England. The couple stood before billions of people with stars in their eyes as they took their wedding vows to love, honor and keep until death do they part.
Yesterday I buried my beloved mother just 17 months after burying my wonderful father. This incredible couple had been married for 67 years before my father passed away. They were devoted and fiercely loyal to one another. Marriage was not just a life- long promise, but an eternal commitment, never to be tarnished in this life or the next. They stayed together through the financial struggles, loss of a child, sickness and disappointments, but their love remained steadfast and immovable.
Much of the world watched the finery , the ritual and the formality on a royal scale, but there is something about a wedding that speaks to our inner sense; a wedding is an act of faith.
We are all aware that we live in a world of decline and erosion. We live in a world of hopeless tomorrows and diminished expectations. 34% of Americans are pessimistic about the nation’s future, the highest percentage in the last 30 years. Marriage itself has become a rarity.
Marriage today has become a bet; a bet on always and forever. To stay married takes more than just love and attraction, it takes hard work and will to make it through the everyday challenges of life. Marriage itself is decaying. 30 Years ago, 70% of Americans were married. Today it is only about 54%.
“We marry less, we marry later, we make marriage a reality show, we see our cynicism validated by Hollywood marriages that pop like soap bubbles.” The Chicago Times
So we look at Prince William, who saw the fairytale marriage of his parents end in horror, take that step of faith. One could hardly blame him if he decided to bag the entire idea of marriage.
But instead, he stood and promised himself to someone else, just like my parents did 67 years ago. As we watched we felt hope and optimism for their future. Sixty seven years from now, may it be said that they accomplished something that has eluded so many people, that many people don’t believe any more, something that my parents learned and enjoyed for 67 years; that they lived and loved as husband and wife and lived happily ever after.
This is the legacy that my parents left and may they rest in peace and love throughout all eternity.”