Posts Tagged ‘Weddings at Temple Square’
Photographed by Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen – etfphotography.com
This stunning couple had their reception in The Joseph Smith Memorial Building Empire Room, a wedding luncheon in The Garden Restaurant and Gorgeous pictures through out Temple Square. Absolutely breath taking.
Kara and Chris had a fairytale wedding reception at The Devereaux Mansion this year. As the first mansion built in Utah, the Devereaux holds a rich history and timeless memories, making it the perfect location for celebrating the biggest day of your life. Take a look at how Kara and Chris made their fairytale a reality…
All photographs by Whitney Lewis – http://whitneylewisphotography.com/
Another beautiful wedding at The Lion House Gardens! This couple had a gorgeous foliage arch, accenting the wonderful gardens around the entire vicinity. Great idea, perfect setting!
View their love story below!
“Josiah and I met through a friend of ours at the climbing gym. We went climbing several times in a group then just by ourselves which ended up turning into a date. Josiah and I had this great rapport and were in near constant communication from the time we started dating. He proposed on Memorial day at the place we first kissed. He was studying for the bar during most of our engagement but despite that was very helpful in planning our wedding.
Once we decided on the Salt Lake temple, I knew I wanted to have our dinner at the Lion House. I’d been to a friend’s wedding luncheon years before at the Lion House and loved it. It didn’t hurt that it was my mother-in-law’s favorite restaurant either. We also had a lovely ring ceremony outdoors prior to our dinner upstairs. The whole style of the Lion House is elegant, understated Victorian and the room was very lovely. As always, the food was fabulous. I’m a huge fan of the rolls! It was great to be able to relax and just enjoy the moment with loved ones.”
There has been a huge fall wedding trend. Something about this colorful season and the crispness in the air makes this a truly captivating, fun time for a wedding.
One thing to realize is that fall wedding trends and designs are very different from traditional summer weddings. Take centerpieces for example. In the summer, the classic glass vase may be the perfect container for your centerpiece. However, that isn’t necessarily the case during the fall. Unique containers such as copper pots, silver trophy cups, urns, pots and wooded containers are popular.
If you do decide to use a glass vase, enhance the fall feeling by adding a touch of the field to it: wheat berries, millet, or even corn for the base.
Fall bouquets are also a little different than the summer and springtime picks. Many brides decide to stick with the fall color scheme containing orange, plum, brick, and red. These bouquets can be more structured than the loosely tied English garden medley often chosen for summer bouquets. Rather than leaving the stems exposed, wrapping them with fabric, sashes, or ribbons is a popular choice. The same goes for the groomsmen boutonnieres.
Some fun fall wedding favors
Garden weddings have a way of creating a fairytale…
Nothing compares to the fresh, cozy feeling of a backyard…but when you add beautiful linens, gorgeous floral arrangements, and of course, great food and company, you’ve got yourself something special. That backyard turns into a majestic garden party where fond memories will be created and never forgotten.
Here at The Lion House, we love creating these enchanting “fairytale” weddings. Throughout the summer and into the first part of Fall, we host garden receptions, wedding luncheons, wedding dinners and civil ceremonies.
With gorgeous mature trees, beautiful flower beds and plenty of space, you and your guests will delight in the charming ambiance of this wonderful setting.
Our event coordinators love helping every bride design the perfect look for their garden event. And yes, we do offer a back-up indoor location in The Lion House in case of inclement weather. This way all of your bases are covered.
Also, our full-service floral department can take care of all your floral needs, from personal flowers to centerpieces.
Call for an appointment and/or more information today!
The Lion House Event Coordinators: 801.539.3250 Click here to visit The Lion House Garden’s website
63 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
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.”
You have to have the perfect cake that reveals your and your spouses personality. Here are some great trends in the cake world right now that may spark some ideas.
Cakes decorated with handmade icing flowers, shells and delicate dots and scrollwork remain popular. Buttercream or smooth fondant frostings are most common with popular cake flavors including lemon, chocolate, carrot, spice and white.
Flowers, sculptures and large monogrammed letters are replacing the traditional bride and groom cake top.