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!
Featured in the March 2017 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine, Kara Leigh and Tyler Alden’s mountaintop wedding, held at a private residence in White Pine Canyon, was one of MLE’s personal favorites. This boho-chic wedding displayed an ethereal color palette in a variety of foggy-blue hues. An unforgettable highlight was the bride and groom’s grand exit as Tyler drove his motorcycle out of the house and down a porte-cochere lined by guests waving a sea full of sparklers.
Happy Valentine's Day from the MLE team! We'll take any excuse to celebrate love which makes today one of our favorite days of the year. We love looking back on this Valentine's inspired vendor party we designed a few years ago at La Caille. It's still one of our very favorites.
Invitations are arguably the most important part of the wedding planning process and at the same time, one of the most difficult aspects, too. Luckily, our friends at Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations are here to help you create a perfectly worded wedding invitation. So if you're a bride-to-be and have no idea where to begin or maybe need just a little extra help wording your invitations, this post is for you! Continue reading to hear their expert advice.
One very important aspect of any event is the food. For our Bohemian-Desert Bridal Brunch, we worked with one of our favorite local caterers, Cuisine Unlimited, to create a colorful, flavorful, and unique menu. We absolutely love incorporating the color palette into the menu and we can always count on Cuisine Unlimited to deliver in that department. Read on to hear about how we came up with such an amazing spread.
Inspired by the colors and textures found in both Morocco and the Mediterranean, this bohemian-desert bridal brunch is the perfect way to celebrate your upcoming "I Do." We absolutely loved seeing this creation come to fruition! Take a look for yourself and be sure to grab a copy of Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine, on shelves now!
A winter wedding always calls for a bit of sparkle and Elise and Chad were completely on board. The all-white marble building, also known as the Utah State Capitol, is the epitome of classic elegance and this flowing wedding reception was designed to deliver. We love how perfectly this gold, silver, black, and white color palette could also translate into a glamorous and classic New Year's Eve party for friends and family. Take a look for yourself to gather inspiration for your own NYE get-together.
This La Caille winter wedding inspiration is the perfect combination of festive and glamorous. The color palette consisted of mint, cream, silver, and gold with just a hint of sparkle. The invitation was simple, yet elegant and had the most beautiful glitter envelope liner. We really love how this all came together and hope you do, too!
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!