Friday, August 27, 2010

Bridal Extravaganza Prizes

Attention all brides: If you're planning on attending the Bridal Extravanganza held on September 11th at the South Towne Expo center in Sandy, then you could possibly be eligible to win these:


Each bride who 1- Attends the Bridal Extravaganza and 2- Visits each vendor booth and obtains a vendor signature will be entered into a random drawing to win some fabulous prizes! And two of those prizes are Utah Events by Design Gift Certificates valued at $200 a piece towards any bridal design package of choice! Click here to see a list of Utah Events by Design's bridal packages.

These gift certificates are a fabulous way to make any bride's wedding day vision become a reality, AND they are so easy to win!


If you are planning to attend the event, be sure to visit the Utah Events by Design booth (# 11 located by the main stage and just down the isle from the bridal boutique) and enter our drawing to win 50% off the bridal design package of your choice!  Winners selected every 90 minutes so make sure you drop by the booth and fill out an entry form!

We'll see you there! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Autumn-Themed Weddings

Autumn, my favorite season, is just around the corner. You can tell because the air is just a little bit crisper, the days just slightly shorter, and a few leaves on my Eucalyptus bush out front are turning a vibrant bright red.

I love this season for many reasons: I'm a sucker for over-the-top Halloween parties, cozy sweaters, carmel-covered apples, homemade chili, and the COLORS! I can't get enough of the rich reds, beautiful browns, yummy yellows, and outrageous oranges. Fall is so beautiful in Utah, don't you think? In fact, every fall my husband and I take a ride up Big and Little Cottonwood canyons to take in the beauty of the fall foliage and the crisp air.

Although lots of brides prefer a summer wedding, there are so many advantages to getting married in the beautiful autumn months. For one, the weather is a little cooler so you're not dying of heat. Sweating to death in a heavy wedding dress or a tux is no idea of fun, and every girl knows that a hair style will hold much better when you're not dripping wet in the hot summer sun. For that reason alone, fall is awesome!

Another advantage of a fall wedding are all the options for decorating and decor! The colors of this time of year are so fun to work with and everything ends up turning out so beautiful. Take for example this bouquet. Doesn't it just pop with loads of lovely colors?

And you can't forget the wedding cake. For an upcoming wedding I'm doing in October, the bride chose bunt cakes instead of the traditional white fondant or buttercream cake. We'll have three individual cakes on different sized cake tiers. And each one will be decorated slightly different. One cake will be covered in red flowers and fall leaves while another will be adorned in orange colored decorations, and the third will be decorated in tones of yellow.

Bunt cakes can be so fun, especially for fall weddings because there's so many options. And, because the cake is typically exposed under the icing, you can get a beautiful array of colors from dark chocolate browns to lighter spice and carrot bunt cakes, and even velvety yellow poppy seed and lemon cakes.

And then there's all the different icings and toppings that come in a variety of fun colors like the tans of pecan and butterscotch icings, to dark chocolates and bright cream cheese flavors.

Another important element when planning a wedding is picking a stylish invitation and save the date card that will prepare your guests for the look and feel of your wedding. For example, you wouldn't want to send out wedding invitations with seashells on it when you're getting married in the fall months, or even in the summer months for that matter if you're not having a beach-themed wedding. Make sure that what you select is style appropriate and is paired well with the decor of the wedding.

These are some really fun fall-themed wedding invitations and save the date cards that would nicely accompany any autumn wedding or ceremony.
So many brides have no idea what to do when it comes to favors. Typically, you want something that's slightly inexpensive since you'll be purchasing enough for all your wedding guests, but you do want to make sure that your favors are a classy expression of your sincere thanks to those who attend and share your special day with you. And there are so many fun options when it comes to fall-themed thank you gifts and favors. Here are just a few ideas that would delight any guest attending a fall celebration:

Carmel-covered apples or little bags full of fall themed fresh fruit.
Fall inspired jellies, jams and trail mixes full of pumpkin seeds,
cranberries, and white chocolate chips.

Monogrammed sugar cookies in the shapes of leaves, acorns and pumpkins.
Candy-coated pumpkin seeds in cute fall colored treat bags
finished with a hand-stamped tag and colorful ribbon.

And last but not least, I'll leave you with a little glimpse of the decor for a fall wedding I'm currently working on. The bride chose a variety of fall colors which made it so easy to put together really fun and colorful center pieces. Each table will be adorned with a square mirror that will hold and reflect a fall colored (and scented) candle, fall foliage, gold berries, fall ribbon, and wooden leaves covered in sparkles. Metallic leaf-shaped confetti will be sprinkled upon ivory linens, and sprigs of glittery fall foliage will brighten her gift table, buffet tables, and favor table to tie everything together. Here's a peek of her center pieces, wedding bouquet, and favors: 


Her favors are chocolate-colored boxes tied shut with a fall green ribbon with and metallic leaf in the center. They will be filled with yummy handfuls of fall inspired trail mix comprised of granola bites, cranberries, white chocolate and peanut butter chips, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

This wedding isn't until October so more pictures to come when the big day arrives!

Friday, August 20, 2010

We're Now Listed on

Hey everyone! Exciting news:

Utah Events by Design is now listed on, the number one place for brides to find discounts on all their wedding planning needs!

To find our listing, click here.
Or, visit and click on vendors. Utah Events by Design is listed under Event Coordinators and Decorations and Rental Items.

Visit the link and click on Utah Events by Design to see our new ad online which will also appear in the up and coming Utah Weddings Guide 2011 (available in January).

Happy Wedding Planning!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Run for the Nuns

Utah Events by Design is excited to announce that it's sponsoring a great community event for a wonderful cause:

1st Annual ‘Run for the Nuns’ 5K Run/Walk
in Memory of Sister Mary Joseph

Sept. 19th event supports the Carmelite Nuns of Salt Lake City

The first annual “Run for the Nuns” 5K Run/Walk will be held September 19th in memory of Sister Mary Joseph and in support of the Carmelite Nuns of Salt Lake City where she served as the Extern Sister for 46 years. The race will be held the morning of the Carmelite Fair, an annual Utah tradition now in its 56th year.

The 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Cottonwood Elementary, 5205 S. Holladay Boulevard, and take runners through the beautiful neighborhoods of Holladay, then end with a finish line at the Carmelite Monastery, 5714 S. Holladay Boulevard.

The race is open to all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Participants are invited to run, walk or jog. Registration fees—$25 in advance, $40 day-of—are tax deductible. All participants will receive a race bag filled with goodies as they cross the finish line including a $5 voucher for food, drink or activities at The Carmelite Fair that day.

For more information regarding “Run for the Nuns” or to register, call (801) 675-8593 or email Participants can register online and find more details about the race by clicking here.

WHAT: 1st Annual “Run for the Nuns” 5K Run/Walk

WHO: Open to all ages, fitness levels and abilities

WHERE: Cottonwood Elementary Parking Lot, 5205 S. Holladay Boulevard, Holladay, Utah 84117

WHEN: Race starts at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, September 19, 2010

Free parking for the race will be available at Cottonwood Mall, with continual shuttle services to and from the starting/finishing lines.

Come visit Utah Events by Design and enjoy a fun 5k run/walk for a great cause!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

tk design company

Utah Events by Design would like to welcome its newest member to our
Preferred Vendor Program:  

Welcome! We are thrilled to have you on board!

Who is tk design company:
Specializing in graphic design, tk design company produces some amazing products that are perfect for weddings, social parties, or corporate events. Whether you’re looking for engagement announcements, save the date cards, event invitations, business cards, flyers or anything that’s simply fabulous, tk design has it all and more!

tk design company also offers professional photography services which is great because whatever it is you choose to order, tk design guarantees a cohesive look and feel from photography to design. We like to think of them as the perfect one-stop shop for any and all types of life’s special occasions!!!

So who’s behind all of this talent?
tk design company is owned and operated by the very talented Tania Finn. Tania is a professional photographer and graphic designer who lives to create and has a passion for documenting people’s lives through her photography and graphic design efforts. Whether it's a photographing a newborn or graduating senior or designing custom announcements for a bride and groom, Tania loves to help Utah Events By Design’s clients create fantastic event memories.

And the best part is…
tk Design company offers free products and special discounts that are exclusive to clients of Utah Events by Design!
Contact us to learn more about these money saving offers!

Check it out!

To learn more about tk design company or to see samples of the fabulous things mentioned above, click here. And check out the tk design fan page on facebook too!

Once again, we are so excited to announce tk design company as a participating vendor in our Preferred Vendor Program. Please join us in welcoming Tania by leaving a comment.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Utah Events by Design’s Preferred Vendor Program, please send an email including a short company description and list of services/products offered to:


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Great Evening

Tonight was the summer social event that I blogged about below and it was fantastic! I met so many women with a likeminded interest in business. I also exchanged information with some fabulous vendors that and I'm sure I'll be working with in the future on various events. So many talented people out there and it gave me the opportunity to grow the Preferred Vendor List for the Utah Events by Design which is wonderful!

Here's a photo of our booth and the beautiful backdrop. We had a beautiful location!

Many compliments were received on the booth and our handouts. People even asked me if the flowers were real (yes, they are). Perhaps I'm a little biased, but I thought everything look amazing. But then again, how could things at La Caille not look amazing?!

Thanks to all the fabulous women who stopped by and said hello! I look forward to talking again in the very near future :)

Women in Business Summer Social

Utah Events by Design will be participating in the Salt Lake City Chamber Women In Business Summer Networking Social this Thursday, August 12th, at La Caille restaurant.

Come drop by the booth, say hello, and enter to win 50% off a custom event design package. The holiday season is just around the corner so it's time to start planning for those parties!