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REEM ACRA TRUNK SHOW | WHITE COUTURE DESIGNER BRIDAL & TUXEDOS

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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White Couture is honored to host a trunk show for a bridal legend, Reem Acra, this weekend!    Beginning Friday, April 23rd her entire collection will be in the studio.  Reem Acra is  an  inspiring designer who pushes bridal fashion forward and allows her brides to believe that any dream can come true. Like a fairy godmother, no matter what kind of gown a bride has dreamt about wearing on her wedding day, Reem Acra has created it.    She has  designed gowns that are modern works of art and  are unique enough to be displayed in museum and galleries. 

Celebrities and brides alike are knocking  at her door to wear one of her gowns . Many gowns are touched with unique embellishments  and  every gown is creatively constructed. One of our favorite gowns that is currently on display at White Couture showcases her style.   The silk satin gown that swirls and twists around the body with sophisticated origami pleating and then struck with embroidery. 

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Reem Acra has made it possible for many brides to own their own dream gown: “There’s something for all my brides, for all the different price levels. There’s something that everyone can afford.” REEM ACRA

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Reem Acra Trunk Show is this week on beginning Friday, April 23 – Saturday, May 1.  Schedule your fitting! Take advantage of special promotions and gifts all weekend long. Appointments are required so make yours soon! (435) 655-3180

Summer Weddings | Soirée Productions | Park City

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Summer Wedding Celebration

The team at Soirée Productions is so excited to tell you one of our favorite weddings will be featured in Inside Weddings Magazine.  This wedding had great detail and was fun from beginning to end.  The save the dates were vintage postcards of the bride and groom created by Nine Grain Design.  We created a logo that would be carried out throughout the entire wedding.  The welcome celebration kicked off the weekend with a BBQ at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, while the wedding nuptials were celebrated at Empire Canyon Lodge.  The evening began to look like it might rain on our parade but then suddenly the sun came out and shined upon all of the guests.  The bride and groom were married under the Chuppah and as they recessed down the aisle guests sprinkled lavendar to wish them well.  Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck.  Everyone danced the night away to music provided by the Salamander Band.  The room was filled with long rectangular tables for 8-16 guests while floral topped each table with a variety of arrangements.  We worked with Val Rasmussen of StellaPosy to finish each table top perfectly.  Each place setting highlighted square chargers and china we found at Diamond Rental.  Sarah Drown of Sparkle Photography captured the day and tells the story with her photographs.  Our team at White Couture helped the bridesmaids to select their perfect Vera Wang dress all in the purple and navy hues.  Each bridesmaid selected the style that worked best for her and with a variety of styles it was easy to do.  The evening concluded with a midnight snack for guests to enjoy on their ride home-the sliders and french fries were a big hit!  Everything about this wedding came together perfectly.  We chose to submit it to share nationally because our planners felt this wedding showed what you can do while still keeping your budget within reason.  Not a detail was left out and mom and dad were pleased with the budget!  Thank you for allowing Soirée Productions to assist you in planning the perfect celebration!

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Spring Weddings | Soirée Productions | Park City

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A Spring Celebration with a Touch of Winter

Some say it can’t be done but the team at Soirée Productions did it!  Although early March in Park City can be winter especially at the beautiful Stein Eriksen Lodge where skiers are in and out, our bride asked us to incorporate the seasons of winter and spring for her wedding day.  It was a gorgeous sunny day but a cool crisp was in the air.  Coats and wraps were definitely a must.  We turned the ballroom at Stein Eriksen Lodge into a scene out of a typical Park City day.  We combined 4 ft tree branches with gorgeous bright floral blooms indicating Spring is right around the corner.  For that touch of Winter, we included hanging icicles from each branch.  The espresso crush silk linens tied it all in.  Our designers also included small leaves on the escort card indicating the trees were beginning to sprout their leaves.  The bridesmaids each wore her favorite black dress and carried gorgeous bouquets of burgundy dahlias prepared by StellaPosy, a favorite flower you’ll find blooming in the Spring.

The ceremony was held at Park City Community Church with amazing views of the mountains.  This ceremony was truly one of my favorites.  The bride recorded a song for the groom which was played during Communion.  The entire congregation participated in the lighting of the Unity Candle.  Starting the light of life in the back of the church, each guest passed the flame to his/her candle then worked it’s way up to the wedding party ending with the maid of honor and best man who then lite the bride and grooms.  Finally, the bride and groom lite the memorial candles on the altar; those were placed to honor family members who had recently passed.  The candle lighting ended with the bride and groom’s unity candle signifying the beginning of one life together.  It was a beautiful touch to this very special day.  Mitch Burt of Zuma Photo captured every moment with his amazing photography and Remember When was there to capture it live allowing them to relive this beautiful day over and over again!  A big thank you to DJ Craig Chambers of Disc Connections for keeping the momentum and fun going strong all night long!  What a great party.

It was a treat to work with our client and provide her with the look she was hoping for.   Spring is a new season where everything has sign of new life.  What better time of year to celebrate wedding nuptials…after all, your wedding day is the beginning of a new life together!

Burgandy Dahlias made up the bride's bouquet thanks to StellaPosy.

Burgandy Dahlias made up the bride's bouquet thanks to StellaPosy.

The bride wore a duchess stain fitted mermaid with embellishments and pick ups on the lower skirt.  Her veil was worn by her mom on her wedding day!

The bride wore a duchess stain fitted mermaid with embellishments and pick ups on the lower skirt. Her veil was worn by her mom on her wedding day!

The bouts were one simple dahlia to complement the bouquets

The bouts were one simple dahlia to complement the bouquets

The bridesmaids bouquets were a smaller version of the brides

The bridesmaids bouquets were a smaller version of the brides

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The bride chose to wear her mom's veil and crown as her "something old"

The bride chose to wear her mom's veil and crown as her "something old"

The "sixpense" in her shoe

The "lucky sixpense" in her shoe

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One last toast and then off to the church

One last toast and then off to the church

Small teak boxes were hung from the pews full of beautiful burgandy and sage flowers.  After the ceremony the ribbons were removed and the boxes highlighted the mantle at Stein Eriksen Lodge

Small teak boxes were hung from the pews full of beautiful burgandy and sage flowers. After the ceremony the ribbons were removed and the boxes highlighted the mantle at Stein Eriksen Lodge

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Park City Community Church is a beautiful church to celebrate your nuptials!

Park City Community Church is a beautiful church to celebrate your nuptials!

The congretion participated in the lighting of the unity candle.  The flame began in the back and worked it's way up to the Altar

The congretion participated in the lighting of the unity candle. The flame began in the back and worked it's way up to the Altar

The bride and groom used the flame from the congregation to light the memorial candles on the Altar representing family members who were here in spirit.  The last candles to be lit were the Unity Candle; joining the bride and groom as one

The bride and groom used the flame from the congregation to light the memorial candles on the Altar representing family members who were here in spirit. The last candles to be lit were the Unity Candle; joining the bride and groom as one

The Kiss!

The Kiss!

The view of Deer Valley from the Stein Eriksen Lodge was a goregous one!

The view of Deer Valley from the Stein Eriksen Lodge was a goregous one!

The ballroom was set with espresso crushed silk linens, uplighting, pin spots to highlight the centerpieces and winter trees with blooming flowers at the base

The ballroom was set with espresso crushed silk linens, uplighting, pin spots to highlight the centerpieces and winter trees with blooming flowers at the base

The placecard table was simple with natural river rock a leaf indicating leaves are starting to sprout and lots of candlelight

The placecard table was simple with natural river rock a leaf indicating leaves are starting to sprout and lots of candlelight

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The sommelier at Stein Eriksen Lodge assisted the bride and groom in selecting wines which were paired with their dinner

The sommelier at Stein Eriksen Lodge assisted the bride and groom in selecting wines which were paired with their dinner

Chef Raymond created a 4 tier hazelnut chocolate cake and added a simple chocolate ribbon and coordinating floral

Chef Raymond created a 4 tier hazelnut chocolate cake and added a simple chocolate ribbon and coordinating floral

Soiree designers had a custom cake topper created for the bride and groom who both own their individual Harley Davidson Fatboys

Soiree designers had a custom cake topper created for the bride and groom who both own their individual Harley Davidson Fatboys

The Fathboys were decorated with cans for the getaway

The Fathboys were decorated with cans for the getaway

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Another great event at Stein Eriksen Lodge.  The staff couldn't be more helpful.  A big thank you to the entire team for putting on another successful event

Another great event at Stein Eriksen Lodge. The staff couldn't be more helpful. A big thank you to the entire team for putting on another successful event

Design & Coordination: Soirée Productions

Photography:  Zuma Photo, Mitch Burt

Floral:  StellaPosy

Music:  Disc-Connections; Craig Chambers

Venue:  Stein Eriksen Lodge

Videography:  Remember When Films

Gown, Alterations & Accessories:  White Couture

Tuxedo Rentals:  White Couture

Limousine and Transportation:  All Resort Express

Winter Weddings | Soirée Productions | Park City

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

This winter wonderland wedding designed and coordinated by Soirée Productions is one of our favorites. The snow was perfect and the bride couldn’t have been more beautiful. Empire Canyon Lodge in Deer Valley looked amazing with the white flowers provided by Orchid Dynasty in Salt Lake City. The candle light and gorgeous shining crystals dressed up the lodge for a winter theme. The candy station was a big hit and the guests danced all night. During cocktail hour guests were invited to ride the horse drawn sleigh with their hot peppermint paddy drinks-hot cocoa with peppermint liquor and homemade whipped cream all topped with shaved peppermint! Sarah Drown of Sparkle Photo captured every detail and memory of this beautiful celebration. We wish the bride and groom and lifetime of happiness. Thanks for allowing Soirée Productions to be a part of such a wonderful day!

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TODAY’S WEDDING GOWN | PART 3 | WHITE COUTURE DESIGNER BRIDAL & TUXEDOS

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

A New Century

We have now reached a new century, and no doubt the wedding gown will carry on changing in fabric and altering in form. But there is equally no doubt that it will remain with us. Since the civil wedding laws were relaxed in the 1990s, allowing marriages to be conducted almost any where; even those with no religious convictions can have a beautiful setting. As wedding fashion continues to evolve separately from the general vogue, people have felt freer to allow full rein for their imaginations.

Carolina Herrera's gown; although not traditional was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

Carolina Herrera's gown; although not traditional was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

Today, we see lace, pearls, simple fabrics, silks, a rouched bodice, long trains or short. The pick up in the skirt has made it in and out  of  fashion and more and more brides are adding details to their simple skirts making the train easier to bustle.  Ivory, champagne, white or blush — anything goes. Of course the timeless dress is still a simple A-line skirt or modified ballgown, strapless top, simple French bustle, and a little bit of beading and maybe even some lace. With so many beautiful lace options, lace is used to add the feminine touch, but added in such a way that the gown is modern in form. Every designer from the highest end has at least one gown showcasing lace bringing back some of the traditions from long ago.

This duchess satin gown by Amsale features a modified ballgown skirt and one shoulder detail.

This duchess satin gown by Amsale features a modified ballgown skirt and one shoulder detail.

Corsette bodice and full skirt by Reem Acra

Corsette bodice and full skirt by Reem Acra

Reem Acra's Flowers and beading; A tradition you'll see today and in the 1800's.

Reem Acra's Flowers and beading; A tradition you'll see today and in the 1800's.


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