Archive for October, 2011

Let the Seasons Change!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

One of my favorite things about life in Utah is that we experience every season.  We get just enough of every season to let us anticipate the change. One minute you’re enjoying the summer heat and the next, you find yourself awaking to crispy cool Autumn mornings. When that happened this year…we couldn’t stop talking about all the great things that the cold weather brings.

Specifically, we are really excited for cozy evenings and long dinners with great friends. This is perfect, especially for all of our lovely winter brides and their guests. The Waldorf Astoria is not only a lovely place to have dinner anytime, but it is especially perfect for celebratory evenings! Park City is simply overflowing with great hot spots, and the Waldorf Astoria is definately one of them.    

To get your taste buds obsessing, check out the amazing photos from an evening with ZumaPhoto from last fall. We can’t wait to see what they bring to the table this winter. Cheers!

Fall Fashion Fun!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Fall Fashion in Utah and the celebration of it is something that I thank my lucky stars for everyday-especially as the rain begins to fall and I lament the lack of the early sunrise. I will admit, there is nothing like hitting the streets of Park City with my new boots on, and of course a great dress to go with!

 It all started September 6th, with Salt Lake’s biggest shopping party- Fashion’s Night Out…The Utah Bride and Groom team was in full support of the evening at Fashion Place Mall. The editor, Val Rasmussen partnered with Dillard’s to create four fantastic inspirational looks. Swag bags full of goodies were given away and the line continued to grow!

I had no choice but to shop-Val’s looks had inspired me and I wasn’t about to go home empty handed.

I can only imagine what the rest of the shopping population went home with, but I am sure that the ladies of Salt Lake were ready for all of these upcoming fall fashion events!

The fun isn’t over yet…

The October calendar is full of fun as the anticipation for the Park City Fall Fashion Fundraiser is next week(get your tickets!).  The Park City Women in Business group has been busy putting together this lovely event. Great local businesses are in full support, including of some familiar and great wedding vendors: Shutterbooth Utah, Chudleigh Weddings, and Lunatic Fringe Salon.

Of course, you’ll see some of your favorite boutiques (and some of mine too!) Koo de Ker, Flight, Mary Jane’s and many more(the involvement is growing daily!).  All proceeds benefit the Park City Women in Business Scholarship Fund-Helping Women Reach College. Tickets are available by clicking here.

Following the Park City Fall Fashion Fundraiser is the Art Meets Fashion event in Salt Lake…This event I am over the top excited for, since in my world, art meets fashion everyday!  Salt Lake Bride and Groom is focusing their blog this week on the glorious details and providing interesting designer spotlights on the event, so I suggest checking out their blog every day this week-there is some great information there. 

I am excited to share that the lovely florist, Shelly Huynh of Orchid Dynasty is meeting fashion with her art this year. Word on the street is that there will be an incredible collision of floral artistry and models and fashion…can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!  This event is going to be an evening that is just not worth missing out on. The creativity and is going to be out of this world, and you will see local talent supporting local causes in the most perfect harmony, with a great selection of local musicians to provide a perfect ambiance!

 Check out Salt Lake Bride and Groom’s Blog or for more information. The event is held in downtown Salt Lake, at 404 W. 700 S Salt Lake City Utah.

The Soirée Ladies Go to Vegas!

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

When the Soirée ladies hear Las Vegas calling our name…we have no choice but to hit the road.

 Of course, it wasn’t just for a quick vacation; actually we set out for two weeks of work mixed in with some Las Vegas adventure.
All year, we have been anticipating the Wedding MBA Conference, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

We could barely contain our excitement for the great speakers, information and inspiration to be had. And really, how could it be any better, it is held in Las Vegas!
After a very busy summer we rushed out of Salt Lake, a 6 ½ hour drive ahead of us. All we could talk about was our expectations of the event and what was in store for us. Not to mention, our friend Pamela of the Sky Lodge in Park City was going to join us. Guaranteed fun!

The smart thing to do when at a conference in Vegas, is to make good use of the Tram.

It delivers you right to the convention center, and since classes begin early every day, the less walking the better!

We loved taking the Tram. Because so many great people in the wedding industry come to this conference, the Tram is simply full of interesting conversations and new friendships!

Each class was inspirational and full of interesting new ideas and refreshing reminders.

Many key people in the wedding industry were present, including speakers from Wedding Wire, The Knot, Susan Southerland, Kathy Ireland, Get Married Magazine,, and many more.

Topics of discussion included 2012 Trends(We’ll give you a sneek peek at those later!), technological advancements(my favorite!), and endless amounts of inspiration. We are so excited to incorporate all that we learned and make every day an even better experience!

Of course, you can’t be in Las Vegas and ignore all the amazing dining there is to be had…we started out our week with an absolutely divine dinner with our lovely friend Pamela from the Skylodge.

We dined at Scarpetta in one of the newer Las Vegas hotels, the Cosmopolitan.

After dinner we visited the incredibly chic Chandelier lounge, and took in one of the most breathtaking views, Las Vegas at night. We definately felt as though we were at the intersection of art and life.

The Wedding MBA was incredibly informational, and we absolutely could not wait to bring our inspiration back to Park City…but there was yet more in store for the Soirée ladies in Las Vegas(stay tuned for more Las Vegas fun)!

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