Rachael & Adam's Rose Garden Wedding
Adva & Bart's San Antonio Summer Wedding
A Fresh Take On "Something Blue"

When Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine asked us to design a fresh take on the old "something blue" aspect of a wedding, our team was full of ideas! Envisioning white pumice buildings overlooking the cobalt blue waters of the Aegean Sea and inspired by the city’s exquisite architecture and bold, romantic colors, we designed this Mediterranean tablescape to transport guests to Santorini, Greece. The incredible details of this design give us all the feels and we think you'll feel just the same! 


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EditorialEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: Wedding Planning Decision Makers

You’re in the midst of all the pre-wedding plans, and everyone wants to be a part of each and every detail. Of course, you want to include all of the special people in your life, but too many perspectives may become overwhelming. So exactly who should you bring along to help you make all those decisions? Wedding planning can be stressful, but knowing who to take with you to each meeting and who to include in decision making has a way of simplifying the planning process. So next time you sit down to make wedding planning decision, make it a little easier on yourself by following this tips and tricks.

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The Wedding Guild Series: The Traditional Division of Wedding Expenses

Are you planning a wedding and asking yourself "who pays for what?!" Knowing how to divide wedding expenses can, at times, seem vague and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Today we're sharing our simple and easy-to-follow guide for the traditional division of wedding expenses according to Emily Post (the queen of etiquette herself). 

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EducationEmily Driggs
Gabrielle & Ethan's Summer Wedding at La Caille

Gabrielle and Ethan's La Caille wedding was the epitome of summer featuring vibrant blooms, lush greens, and a majestic mountain backdrop as they said "I Do." Guests danced the night away in the pavillion and sent the couple off with a sparkler exit, the perfect way to end their big day. 

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The Wedding Guild Series: Wedding Day Responsibilities For the Groom

Although the bride, all done up in her gorgeous dress, is usually what people focus on when thinking of a couple's wedding day, we can't forget her equally important counterpart, the groom! After all, you can't have a wedding without a bride and a groom. On one of the most important days of his life, not only does the groom need to be present, he also has to do his part in making sure things go smoothly. While we all know the wedding planning and preparations fall into the hands of the planner, with decisions being made by the bride and her maids, the groom still has his fair share of responsibilities that he must fulfill.To keep things simple and easy to follow, we've created a "Groom's To Do List" to ensure you're the best groom on the block. 

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EducationEmily Driggs
Michelle Leo Events at Rooted in the Rockies

Tomorrow, our very own founder and lead planner and designer, Michelle Cousins, will be speaking at Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine's "Rooted in the Rockies!" This incredible conference is dedicated to help grow, inspire and set style trends for creatives in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. As an industry expert, we are absolutely flattered and delighted to be sharing our knowledge with so many talented wedding professionals!     

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Chelsea & Zachary's Red Butte Garden Wedding

Chelsea and Zachary's Red Butte Garden wedding was understated, intimate, and romantic. Held right on the verge of summer, they said "I Do" surrounded by lush greenery bursting with just about every flower you can think of. We just loved the natural and whimsical ambiance of this venue, which made for the perfect location to celebrate this couple's big day.   

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Cummings Studio Chocolates

If you know the Michelle Leo Events team, then you know how much we love to support other local businesses, so when Cummings Studio Chocolates sent us a box of their delicious treats, trying them was a no-brainer! While we were at it, we figured we would also tell you about the flavors and which were our favorites, and how to best use them for events. 

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The Wedding Guild Series: Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

We mentioned last week that the key to a successful wedding is hiring the right team of vendors, which includes a wedding planner. And that's where we come in! Today, we're sharing why this will be the best decision you make in the wedding planning process with our top 10 reasons to hire a wedding planner. 1. Time, 2. Money, 3. Relationships, 4. Stress, 5. Dreams vs. Reality, 6. Professional Advice & Expertise, 7. Wedding Day Timeline & Execution, 8. Go-to-Gal, 9. Crisis Control, and 10. Location. 

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EducationEmily Driggs
The Wedding Guild Series: BUYER BEWARE: Hiring Wedding Vendors For Your Big Day

We know that preparing for your big day is a BIG DEAL and in our opinion, the key to success is hiring the right team of vendors. We also know that finding those vendors can be tricky and sometimes misleading. As a bride or groom, you always want to know what you're getting before you sign a contract, so today, we're sharing with you our top three tips to ensure you get what you want and need when hiring wedding vendors for your big day. 1. Do your research, 2. Event Planner, Designers, and Venue Coordinators: Know the differences, and 3. Ask for references.  

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EducationEmily Driggs
Jessica & Taylor's Ethereal Affair at Publik Coffee

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. 

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Real WeddingsEmily Driggs
Cameron & Mike's Summer Wedding at St. Regis Deer Valley

Cameron and Mike's St. Regis Deer Valley wedding was absolutely incredible. The couple’s love of skiing and hiking together made getting married at the base of a ski run a no-brainer. “Love is an adventure” quickly became an underlying theme. The decor was garden-inspired - a bit wild and ethereal; and it all turned out to be quite magical. Be sure to pick up the Winter/Spring 2018 issue of Utah Bride & Groom magazine, on newsstands now, to see the printed feature of this gorgeous wedding!

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Real WeddingsEmily Driggs
2017 Utah Bride & Groom White Party

Last year, the Michelle Leo Events team had the pleasure of designing and executing the White Party for Utah Bride & Groom Magazine where 275 vendors gathered to celebrate Utah's amazing industry professionals. The Eccles Performing Arts Center, Downtown SLC's new showstopper, is such an open and contemporary space that we wanted the event design to have the same contemporary feel with a splash of elegance, keeping in line with Utah's wedding industry.

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EventsEmily Driggs
Italian Summer Wedding

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of attending the launch party for Utah Valley Bride magazine, which means we can officially share this awe-inspiring Italian editorial with you! Featuring a soft, yet rich and natural color palette, a goat with a floral necklace, plenty of herbs, and greens galore, we are absolutely in love with this little piece of Italy we created right here in Utah. 

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EditorialEmily Driggs
Interns Wanted

Are you a reliable self-starter interested in learning how to design, plan, and execute fabulous events and weddings? If you answered yes, then Michelle Leo Events wants YOU! We are looking for some great guys and gals interested in gaining hands-on experience in the wedding and event industry to join our team for the 2018 season. Spots are filling up quickly, so don't delay! We can't wait to hear from you!

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EducationEmily Driggs
Jennifer & Keegan's Blue Sky Ranch Winter Wedding

Jennifer and Keegan's Blue Sky Ranch winter wedding was all of our favorite things: classic, timeless, and romantic. Featuring winter whites along with beautiful blue hues, this winter wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. We just love the way Gideon Photography and Ryan Hinman Films captured all the amazing details of this beautiful winter day. Take a look for yourself! 

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Real WeddingsEmily Driggs