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.
Tori and Tom's Silver Lake Lodge wedding, held in beautiful Park City, Utah, was everything you want in a mountain wedding. The navy blue, shades of pink, and gold accents served as the perfect color palette among the surrounding, lush green mountains. The rustic elegance of this wedding is exactly what we love about executing events in the mountains.
As wedding season fast approaches and those pretty little invitations find their way into mailboxes, the biggest question on everyone’s mind once they’ve opened that beautiful hand-calligraphied envelope is usually: what do I wear? Now that you’ve done your detective work and know if the dress code is black tie, semi-formal, casual, etc. … what do these terms even mean? Don’t worry! MLE can explain what all those fancy dress code terms mean.
Carly and Kevin's Sundance wedding was the epitome of Spring. With a color palette of ivory, blush pink, peach, and celadon green with bright pops of color in the form of poppies and ranunculus, this wedding is every bride's dream. Guests ended the night on the dance floor under a sea of bistro lighting to the sounds of an incredible live band.
Being prepared for unforeseen weather is often forgotten about during the excitement of wedding planning. While unpredicted weather may be the least of your worries, MLE makes sure to plan for all of the possibilities… and here is why you should too! As important as it is to have a backup plan in place, MLE knows planning for the unexpected can be a difficult challenge, so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of things you’ll want to be aware of and will most definitely need to have covered to make sure you’re ready should Mother Nature reveal her ugly side on your big day.
Jessica and Taylor's wedding, held at Publik Coffee in Downtown Salt Lake City, was the perfect expression of ethereal beauty. With a color palette of soft ivory, blush, blue, and rose-gold and the venue's amazing exposed brick, we quickly fell in love with everything about this event.
Sarah and Logan's wedding at The Grand America was elegant, timeless, and absolutely perfect for Spring. The room was filled with fresh, garden-style Spring blooms and soft candlelight, creating a romantic ambiance. After enjoying a buffet that was as beautiful as it was delicious, everyone finished the night on the dance floor.
At Michelle Leo Events, it is important for our team to stay up-to-date on everything you need to know as you plan your wedding. For this reason, MLE has created a series of educational blog posts that will cover a variety of popular topics and couples’ most frequently asked questions. To expand your knowledge of what a month-of wedding coordinator is (and isn’t) and how MLE’s month-of service might be exactly what you’re looking for, we invite you to read on as MLE presents our first post of the The Wedding Guild Series!