Friday, November 4, 2011

A Woodland Wedding

A Woodland Wedding

I can't help but to show off an AMAZING photo shoot designed by one of our preffered vendors Polka Dots & Daisies and one of our past Florists Amanda with Branches Floral. They were featured in a national blog, and I can see why... the pictures are absolutely breathtaking!! I love the theme and feel to all of this. To view all the pictures from this photo choot click on this link...

I believe this is the year of going "natural" and is in fact the theme I am going with for next years bridal show. I am calling it Rustic Elegance. Put it on your calendars January 28th!! I truly can't wait to see this theme "come alive" in our beautiful Tuscan building.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Featured Wedding : Lisa + Rob

April is almost here and I am getting excited as I see all the tulips and flowers starting to bloom in our garden here at The Canterbury Place! I am getting so excited for the spring and summer months (wedding season is soon upon us!), so I thought it would be a perfect time for me to show off an amazing wedding we hosted here last April for and equally amazing couple Rob and Lisa! Like many couples these days, they lived out of town so most of the planning was done via email and phone conversations. This can sometimes add an extra challenge, but their wedding proves that with a great team, you can plan a gorgeous wedding and still have fun doing it! I think Lisa says it best... "I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience we had at Canterbury Place. Planning a wedding from out of state - while fun - was pretty stressful, but you made it easy. Everything was absolutely beautiful and our friends said they have never been to a more fun and stunning wedding. Please tell everyone there thank you for making our day so special!" I had such so much FUN planning with Lisa (plus I have to mention how incredibly organized she was) so hearing her words is like icing on the cake! Speaking of cake, make sure to check out their incredible wedding cake made by Julie Hill with Layers (possibly one of my favorites of all time)....

Lisa's wedding color were an eggplant purple, Raisin, plum and leaf green. I completely love monochromatic color schemes like this, and as you can tell, it turned out amazing!

Lisa personalized her bouquet by adding 2 picture charms of her belated mother and step-mother. It truly was beautiful and special!

What can I say... this 4 tiered, damask print cake was to die for!

I also just want to mention that Rob serves in the military and right after their spring reception, got deployed to Iraq. It's incredible to me the sacrifices like couples like this make for our country so I want to give an extra big THANK YOU to Rob and Lisa!

Location & Catering: The Canterbury Place

Flowers: Stacie Hardy with La Belle Fleur

Cake: Julie Hill with Layers

Photography: Hardison Peak

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Featured Wedding: Jenna + Addison

Every one in a while a wedding comes along that is so thought out, unique and special it will never be forgotten in Canterbury History... and this is definitely one of those weddings! Every detail was carefully planned by the couple and I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out!

To give you an inside scoop about how the couple met....
Addison and Jenna met on their missions in Birmingham, Alabama. They served in the same area for 6 months and became really good friends. She got home a month after he did and then her mom invited him to her homecoming on Facebook (don't you love the new erra of realtionships stemming from Facebook? It's amazing). He luckily showed up and the rest is history!

They were engaged May 7th 2010 and married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 5th 2010.
In her own words "It was an amazing day! The Canterbury was a perfect place for the ring ceremony and a great reception! I loved how we could have the ring ceremony outside and the reception inside! There was so much space for dancing and eating, including separate rooms! It was also nice to have a wedding planner to make sure that it was all planned! The people at Canterbury were so great to work with and they'd let you do just about anything you wanted! Everything turned out perfect! "

Thanks Jenna for all the kind words! I too am thrilled at how amazing all of it turned out and I am even more excited to finally show off these incredible pictures shot by Morgan Trinker Photography. I am completely in love with her style and it confirms what I tell all of my brides.... make it a priority to find a good photographer who will document your wedding day perfectly. It's worth it!

One of my favorite details were these tissue poms, Bird cages, and topiary balls that we hung from the ceiling. She had the theme of birds incorporated into the decor all over the building. FUN!

I can't get over how beautiful this shot is! Reminds me of Italy...

Jenna's Dad hand built a photo booth that hung these picture frames so guests could get pictures the moment they walked in the door. Can you say Creative and Cute!

Thanks Jenna and Addison for letting me share these amazing pictures and ecspecially THANK YOU for letting me be a part of planning your special day!
Photography: Morgan Trinker
Flowers: Emily
Cake: Her grandma
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Featured Wedding: Kelsey + Johnny

I am so excited to show off pics of one of our very own staff members daughter, Kelsey Parker who got married last fall to Johnny. They were truly one of the sweetest and easiest couples to plan with (and it always helps when you have a Mom who is a professional Wedding Hostess) and I am so excited to share their truly special love story....

Kelsey and Johnny met in the Deaf Studies program at UVU and a few weeks later, left to spend the summer in Ghana, West Africa, teaching in different towns and in schools for the Deaf. They dated the next school year and in May, headed once more to Ghana and taught again, in different towns. They were able to see each other a few weekends, and in July, Johnny completely surprised Kelsey by proposing in one of their favorite quiet spots! He gave her a temporary ring to wear in Africa, and presented her with the real thing in the airport when they arrived home. They both cherish the beautiful, brown, playful, Deaf children of Ghana and this guessed it, will return, but this time, in the same town!

Kelsey & johnny's wedding was such a beautiful fall wedding with red, yellow and brown as her colors. Even the trees outside matched perfectly!

As you can tell from this picture, Sunflowers were the main flower of the wedding which was adorable. They even tied mini sunflowers on all the sashes which was such a great way to add a pop to all the chairs!

I LOVE this combo of lanterns and Poms. They feel so modern and fresh and were such a great way to add a splash of wedding colors to the middle of the room.

We decided to also hang poms from the cake arch which, combined with this cute mini brownie diplay (instead of cake), really had a unique and fun look!

I can't say enough good things about the Florals which were done by Stacie Hardy with LaBelle Fleur! She never ceases to amaze us with all her uniqiue designs and her vision is truly magnificent!

Kelsey and Johnny are now both freelance interpreters for the Deaf, will finish at UVU in 2012 and head off to graduate school where Johnny plans to earn a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. They are such an incredible and inspiring couple to me and I wish them all the HAPPINESS in the world as they begin their new lives together!
Flowers: Stacie with La Belle Fleur
Cake: Amy Whittle
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