state capitol west plaza • salt lake city, ut


ana & mitch


dinner reception


300 guests

A lovely summer wedding reception with dinner and dancing held on the West Plaza of Utah's State Capitol. Both sides of the West Plaza were utilized:  one side for an appetizer buffet, two soda bars, a gift table and a photo booth set with vintage furniture and tons of photo booth props.  This side of the plaza was set up to occupy guests while the bridal party and immediate family took photos. Dark wood vineyard tables mixed with (13) skirted cocktail tables were scattered across this side of the plaza. On the other side of the plaza were 32 round tables each seating 10 guests.  Each table was set with alternating high and low brushed gold vessels containing:  blush roses, lavender and ranunculus.   Dark brown chairs complimented ivory linens, calligraphy signs and a dark brown sweetheart table.  Napkins were tied with sheer gold ribbon - each holding a sprig of lavender.  Wooden calligraphy signs were located throughout the reception - to both thank and direct guests - as well as outline the menu options at the soda bar.  Bistro lights hung across both sides of the plaza and over the tented and draped wood dance floor.  The bride and groom sat at a dark brown vineyard table with a gorgeous rose and eucalyptus table runner and eucalyptus wreaths on their chair backs.  A sit down dinner and beverages were served promptly by 20 servers, two captains and five bartenders.  After dinner - the DJ kept people on the dance floor for hours before the wedding cake was cut, the bouquet thrown and the garter tossed.  All the guests were then asked to take a blush silk ribbon wand and line up at the front of the Capitol.  The bride and groom - ran through the wands and were greeted by a beautiful vintage limousine- appropriately named "Princess Ivy." It was the perfect ending to a beautiful day...

Photography:  Ashley Rae  Catering: Magelby's Catering  Bridal Cakes:  Flour & Flourish  DJ & Music:  Life of the Party Event Rental: Diamond Rental  Calligraphy:  Karli Noel    Floral: Lizzy Bowden Design   Silk Wands: Braided Together  Vintage Furniture: Refined Vintage  Table Signs:  Paper Hearts  Custom Props: Raise Your Props   Limo: Something Borrowed, Something Vintage

WeddingsLori Flores