Olivia and Geoff’s white winter wedding was the perfect combination of woodland whimsical and winter magic. It was elegant, intimate, and captivating from the moment guests entered the Cathedral of the Madeleine. To end the night, the bride and bridesmaids performed a choreographed routine to “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips from the bride’s favorite movie, Bridesmaids. After a day full of love and a night full of dancing, it's safe to say guests left feeling absolutely inspirited.
The holidays are here and we could not be more excited! Where will you be this holiday season and who will you be spending it with? This time of year is always a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of wedding season and, in our opinion, a beautiful way to end the year. This holiday season, we've created two completely different, but equally fun and festive, table designs with some really unique design elements.
We couldn't let November come to an end (how is it already almost December?!) without mentioning how excited and honored we are to have two of our favorite weddings featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine. Have we ever mentioned how much we love Bridal Guide Magazine?! Because we absolutely do! Take a peek below and then pick up a copy, on newsstands now, and dive in to these gorgeous glossy pages for yourself.
Jamie and Matt’s mountain wedding with touches of country charm was nothing less than a dream. The happy couple spent the day celebrating their love with family and friends at the idyllic Red Cliff Ranch located in Heber, Utah. The night concluded with a sparkler send off and the guests left with unforgettable memories and a jar of locally procured Utah honey – because the day was just that sweet!
We can hardly believe Thanksgiving is next week! Will you be traveling or hosting? While we enjoy a good turkey dinner and a slice of pie (or two or three), we have to admit that, besides expressing gratitude and spending time with friends and family, our absolute favorite part of the holiday is the table decor. This year, in an attempt to get away from the traditional brown, red, and orange color scheme, we've created two completely different, but equally beautiful, table designs with fun and fresh color palettes.
Sara and Matthew’s plum and gold autumn wedding was filled with sparkle, texture, and rustic elegance. The couple said “I Do” in the barn under a shower of plum floral chandeliers followed by a sit down dinner under a clear-top canopy draped with flowing chiffon and drenched in romantic lighting all captured by Alixann Loosle Photography.
Kiki and Chad's Deer Valley wedding was the epitome of a fall wedding in Utah. Gorgeous golden leaves and the amazing view from the grand lawn at Montage Deer Valley served as the backdrop as they shared their vows and said "I do!" The understated decor allowed the fresh floral (our favorite design element) to be the focus of the overall design of the room and it was incredible. The love this couple shared was contagious making it an unforgettable day for all in attendance.
From soft, romantic florals to elegant chiffon draping and the bride's stunning blush lace wedding gown, Dominique and Andrew's fall wedding was absolutely beautiful in every way. The decor was simply stunning and love was in the air making this wedding one that won't soon be forgotten.
Stephanie and Joey's La Caille wedding was romantic and elegant in every way. This wonderful military couple said "I do" in a gorgeous vineyard with the majestic Wasatch Mountains as their backdrop and a sword arch to finish it off. Centerpieces of delicate pink, peach, coral, and ivory blooms, along with fresh greens and gold candle votives completed each table.
Maren and Jorden's Tag Ranch wedding was the perfect combination of her elegant style and his rugged personalty. Sounds of a live band filled the air as guests enjoyed ice cream and the photo booth before sending the couple on their way with a rose petal exit. It was a beautiful day in the hills above Park City, enjoyed by all.
Jacqueline and Sam's Blue Sky Ranch wedding was romantic, intimate, and cozy in all the right ways. The couple said "I Do" tucked away in the mountains surrounded by family and friends (cuddled up in the most adorable fleece blankets). Decor consisted of whitewash, farmhouse tables, blush, peach, and burgundy floral centerpieces, an abundance of candles, and a custom, watercolor menu.
Adrienne and Loren's romantic ranch wedding was held on a beautiful summer day in August. Both intimate and charming, Twilight Moon Ranch was the perfect setting for this couple to say "I Do." After exchanging vows, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing under a gorgeous tidewater tent.
Lindsay and Greg's bright and beautiful mountain wedding was held on the most lovely September day at Victory Ranch in Kamas, Utah. The bride wore a lace Claire Pettibone wedding dress and a delicate flower crown giving her an effortless and romantic look, while the groom wore a timeless grey suit. Following the couple's captivating Jewish wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and then an intimate dinner.
Sophisticated yet rustic, elegant and classic (but fun at the same time). That’s the kind of wedding LA couple Katie and Brian wanted their guests to enjoy. This city-going duo wanted to experience “the West” and all it had to offer them as they said “I do” and embarked on a new journey as husband and wife. The ceremony was simple- the red cliffs of Heber provided the perfect backdrop as guests admired the ambiance from their comfortable hay bale covered in burlap and lace.
McKenzie and Joe's Montage Deer Valley wedding looked like it came straight out of a fairytale. With colors like blush pink, lavender, soft green, peach, and rose gold, what's not to love about this romantic summer wedding? This couple's big day started with a ceremony on the patio with the lush green mountains as their backdrop. Guests then enjoyed a sit down dinner followed by dancing late into the night.
Last week, Team MLE headed to San Antonio, Texas to execute a Monet-inspired, water-color dream of a wedding! We had so much fun and wanted to share a bit of our behind-the-scenes experience with you today. The Texas heat, humidity, and hospitality welcomed Team MLE to San Antonio this past weekend for one incredible out-of-state wedding. Originally a brewery built in 1894, the hotel embraced its history through the inclusion of old brew tanks and distillery machinery in its decor, and as I would come to discover, just like the bride (Adva) and groom (Bart), it was bursting with unique, yet classic, character.
From the bride's gorgeous strapless gown to the hundreds of fresh blooms and the mountain backdrop, Anne and Mike's Summer Sundance wedding was absolutely breathtaking. This wedding was classic, timeless, romantic, and so much fun, which is why it will be one of our favorites for a very long time.
We’ve all seen the movie with the groomsmen who get out of control at the bachelor party – you know the one we’re talking about, but did you know that there is more to being a groomsmen than throwing a bachelor party and standing next to the groom during the ceremony while looking your best? Being asked to be a part of this special moment in the couple’s life is an honor and should be treated as such. Remember, this is not just a one day event. Being a groomsmen means supporting the couple throughout the engagement. Every wedding and couple is unique, but the following information covers the most common responsibilities and expenses one should anticipate when asked to be a best man or groomsmen.
Here at Michelle Leo Events, we can’t think of anything more intimate than a garden style wedding. If you’re a bride with a style of her own but still love some of the traditional elements, this garden style wedding is for you. With non-traditional elements such as the “Heart’s Desire” dress by Claire Pettibone and traditional elements such as the gold accented china, this summer wedding has it all.
We were so surprised when Luxury Travel Guide reached out to us a few months ago notifying us that we were on the shortlist for their wedding specialist award. So you can imagine our excitement when we found out that Michelle Leo Events has been named Luxury Travel Guide's 2017 Wedding Specialist of the Year!!
An alfresco-style wedding at a beautiful ranch surrounded by the mountains? Um, yes please! Emma and Matt’s beautiful day was engulfed in the natural beauty of High Star Ranch. The bride and groom exchanged vows in front of the recognizable “wedding tree” overlooking a beautiful pond on the property. The couple’s beloved bulldog and fur baby, Newman, almost stole the show as he made his way down the aisle and barked right on cue when the Emma and Matt were pronounced husband and wife (and we didn’t even practice that part in the rehearsal)!
Gina & Tucker traded in the hill in Washington DC, where they both work, for the mountains of Utah for their destination wedding. Empire Lodge at Deer Valley provided the perfect backdrop for this couple to say "I do." A mix of round and gray-washed wood tables made for a beautiful layout. Each place setting was made up of a brushed bronze charger, blush satin napkin, custom menu, and a fresh sprig of greens for a simple, classic, and elegant look. Gina and Tucker’s guests danced the night away until it was time for the sparkler send off.
Ellie and Ryan's backyard summer wedding was elegant and relaxing in all the right ways. Featuring berry hues with pops of sparkle, we loved the rich color palette combined with the lush greenery on this gorgeous private property. Guests enjoyed a variety of berry inspired drinks and desserts, while lounging in the family's garden to the sounds of live music.
Anna and Adam's sweet summer wedding, featured in the 2016 Utah Valley Bride Magazine, was a timeless affair with a fun and colorful twist. The bride wore an Anne Barge wedding dress with the perfect peter pan collar, paired with the most gorgeous red Valentino heels, while the groom wore a classic black tux and a bow tie. Anna's inspiration came from her paper suite that was a combination of her favorite summer colors: vibrant red and yellow, with hints of blush pink and aqua blue.
With hundreds of fresh blooms and touches of blush pink, Georgina and Kris' garden style wedding is what we imagine every little girl dreams of. We loved the personalized touches found in the gold ampersand and fresh florals on the back of the bride and groom's chairs, the vintage doors behind the cake, and the giant L-O-V-E marquee letters. This wedding was perfect in every way and will always be one of our favorites.
Congratulations! You're engaged and now, it's time to select your bride tribe! Having a difficult time deciding who and how to ask? Or perhaps you've already asked your favorite gal pals to stand by your side, but you're not really sure what their roles and responsibilities traditionally include. Well then, you're in luck because in this Wedding Guild Series post, MLE addresses the purpose and importance of the long-time, traditional role of the bridesmaid, who to ask and how to ask her to stand by your side, and what her responsibilities include after she says yes (because she's going to say yes).
Janesa and Kyson's summer wedding was exactly what fairytales are made of. This blush and gold wedding was fit for a princess. This couple's cream and gold four-tier wedding cake was a total showstopper with Cinderella's Castle as the inspiration for the topper since the groom popped the question in front of the castle at Disneyland (too cute, right?!). Guests took home with them blush and gold French macarons that were as pretty as they were delicious and the couple ended the evening with an amazing sparkler exit.
We are so excited to introduce MLE's 2017 intern team! Each year our interns help us to flawlessly execute each event and we are so excited for this year's team of talented individuals. To kick-off wedding season and get better acquainted with our new team members, we invited everyone to the Grand America Hotel for a light brunch to hear from Michelle and the team, ask questions, and take a "behind-the-scenes" tour of how things work at the Grand America. We can't wait to see these interns in action and what this year has in store for team MLE.
Last week Michelle Leo Events was recognized as 2017's BEST EVENT PLANNER! We are absolutely honored to have been named "best of state" for seven consecutive yearsand look forward to another year of creating extraordinary events in our beautiful state of Utah and beyond.
Kristen and James' summer wedding was wonderfully simple and elegant. After saying "I Do" at the beautiful St. Mary's church in Park City, everyone made their way to the Montage for dinner and dancing with a breathtaking view. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal and danced into the night to the sounds of an amazing live band. It was a superb summer day if you ask us.