Northern Utah Wedding Venues

January 28, 2020  •  1 Comment

Northern Utah Wedding Venues

Newly engaged and on the look out for a beautiful wedding venue? Here is a list of my favorite venues in Northern Utah, including Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake counties. From a small intimate event to an extravagant party, there's a venue for it all. Hope this helps in the search for your big day, thanks for stopping by!

 

Arbor Lodge, Eden Utah

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This rustic lodge in the mountains of Eden Utah is the perfect venue! Overlooking a gorgeous golf course complete with stunning mountain views. It offers a large space for both your ceremony and reception.

Arbor Lodge Website

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Kelley Creek Farm, Huntsville Utah

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This historic barn is a stunning and unique wedding Venue on the mountain side of Huntsville, Utah. This venue has multiple options to accommodate an indoor or outdoor event. A freshly renovated bridal suite is the perfect spot to get ready. The barn also features restrooms for your guests. 

Kelley Creek Farm Website

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Davis Conference Center, Layton Utah

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The Davis Conference Center offers a stunning space for your wedding. This venue is the ultimate place to celebrate, the reception room has lighting for perfectly soft ambiance or an awesome dance party. The ceremony space features beautiful natural light, an incredible ceiling and room for a large amount of guests. Book a room to the attached hotel for a convenient place to get ready and stay after the party.

Davis Conference Center Website

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Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah

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This unique and modern venue will be sure to impress guests. Breathtaking views of the Salt Lake valley, indoor/outdoor options, as well a perfect party space. There is beauty all around this amazing building, enjoy the nature as well as stunning architecture.

Natural History Museum of Utah Website
 

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Log Haven, Salt Lake City Utah

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This venue has absolutely stunning views! Located in Salt Lake City's Millcreek Canyon, complete with a pond, waterfall and restaurant to serve your guests a delicious meal. Beautiful scenery for every season, Log Haven does not disappoint!

Log Haven Website

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The 5th Floor, Ogden Utah

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The 5th floor Venue, located in Ogden Utah is a beautifully restored historic building. Its stunning features include original brick walls, large windows that fill the space with natural light and beautiful farmhouse tables. This unique space can be perfect for both an intimate wedding or large party. 

The 5th Floor Website

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Wolf Creek Resort, Eden Utah 

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Wolf Creek Resort is located in Eden Utah. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor spaces so you can plan the wedding of your dreams anytime of year. All spaces have amazing mountain views and can accommodate all your guests and needs. 

Wolf Creek Resort Website

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The Artisan | Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes

July 28, 2019  •  1 Comment

This beautiful custom home was built by Farr Built Homes 

http://farrbuilthomes.com

For more info on the home you can visit 

https://www.northernwasatchparade.com/web/homes/2014/

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Holly's Seniors | Salt Lake City Utah | Utah Capital Cherry Blossoms

May 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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Little Girl Nursery | Simple Peachy Pink

May 01, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Hi there! Introducing Raegin's nursery, which isn't a nursery anymore and I'm not really introducing it since she's now 2! BUT her room is probably my favorite room in the house and something I loved putting together including a lot of DIY projects. When I first started to put her room together I knew I wanted something very simple and minimalistic. If you know me you know pink is NOT my favorite color and I can do without the sparkles. I wanted it to be girly but soft, clean and bright. I used mostly neutrals with a few accents of peach and blush. I was so happy with the outcome and also love that this room can really grow with her. I will try to source everything below along with the DIY tutorials. Thanks for stopping by!

Crib - Ikea 

Crib knobs - Hobby Lobby 

Peach Doll - Amazon

Floral Swaddle - Little Unicorn

Lion & Elephant Artwork - Hobby Lobby (unable to find link)

Book shelf - Walmart

Dresser - KSL

Most decor on dresser and shelves found at Target and World Market

DIY Hexagon Shelves - Pinterest

Floral Letter - Made by my amazing sister! Here's a similar tutorial.

DIY Yarn Hanging - Pinterest

DIY Bow Organizer - Similar to yarn hanging just simplified

Most bows are from Little Poppy Co

If you have any questions please leave a comment!

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What to Wear for Pictures

February 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

What to wear for pictures? This can be one of the most daunting tasks of the photo shoot. Most moms including myself will agree; getting everything to coordinate and look stylish is a complicated task. Sometimes you don't even know where to start. Keep reading for some fun tips and tricks to make it all a little less stressful and find the perfect outfits for family pictures, engagements, family newborns, or even senior sessions.

The first and most important thing to consider is the season your session will take place. You want to dress according to the weather, choose colors that work well with the environment and keep you comfortable in the heat or cold. Below are some examples and tips for each season.

WINTER

 Winter sessions can be very fun and magical. The snow can make for beautiful scenery, but with snow comes cold. My first tip for winter is to dress WARM! Bundle up, coats, scarves, and boots. Layering looks great in photos and creates lots of texture and visual interest. Have a winter adventure and maybe even a snowball fight! If you don't want to bundle up so much but still want that winter look, long sleeves, boots, scarves, vests and flannels look great. For winter colors I recommend darker and deeper colors like burgundy, emerald, olive, eggplant, and plaid. 

Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/524387950354864295/

 

SPRING

Spring is an absolute stunning time for photos. Blossoms, tulips, and all the green come back in full force and it is so beautiful. I recommend soft and flowy fabrics, dresses, lace and florals. Choose soft pastel colors such as blush, soft blues, lavendar, and whites. 

SUMMER

Summer is a great time for pictures. There are so many location varieties, no one is cold and you can really get away with so many outfit and color options. For this season I don't really have color recommendations. I would recommend deciding on a location and choosing colors that go well with the scenery. Softer colors palettes as well as more colorful ones look good all summer long. I also love whites in the summer months. 

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FALL

Fall is one of the most popular times for photos. Like winter I recommend darker colors. I also recommend lots of neutrals. If you choose a location in the colorful autumn leaves neutrals make you stand out and don't clash with all the color going on around you. Layers also look great, vests, boots, scarves, etc. 

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PUTTING TOGETHER OUTFITS

Regardless of what season you choose, coordinating and putting together outfits can be challenging. Here are some steps to building a cohesive look without being "matchy"

1 - PINTEREST!

Stalk pinterest for different color combos and find the ones you are most drawn to. I have created a clothing inspiration board you can check out for ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/dreederphoto/clothing-inspiration-and-color/

2. INSPIRATION PIECE

Once you have decided a color palette, find an inspiration piece. A piece with color or pattern is a great starting place because you can start pulling colors from that piece into other outfits. You can see in this image that the inspiration piece is the scarf and all the colors tie into that. 

 

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Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/413627547025588383/

3. NEUTRALS + SOLIDS!!

Both are essential to a balanced color palette for outfits. It's usually best to keep guys in neutrals, they tend to be more comfortable and its easier to find pieces that work. Jeans, khaki, whites, creams, grays, just to name a few favorites. I'm even a fan of an all neutral color palette!

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Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/413627547011765596/

Solids colors should always be incorporated to ensure there's not too much going on. An all solid color palette is actually one of my favorites. Add interest with different textures.

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4. PATTERN

More than 2 colorful patterns can become overwhelming or clash with each other. Depending on the number of people in your group I would stick to 1 or 2 patterns. A bold print mixed with a smaller one works great or pick patterns that are different like a plaid and a floral.

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5. COLORS TO AVOID

There are so many color options to choose from, but I suggest avoiding these few. Super bright and florescent colors don't photograph well and are harder to process in editing. They just are too saturated and bright, sometimes even reflecting the color onto your skin and we do not want that! Bright orange, coral, hot pink and bright red can all cause this, but I would avoid choosing any color that is too bright. 
 

My last and final tip.... if you're in a rut or just need an opinion on a piece, ask your photographer! Most of us are more than willing to help and know what looks best in pictures. I am always more than happy and really enjoy helping my clients with this! Remember less is more! You don't need to be perfect, your colors tones don't need to be exactly. Wear what makes you happy, comfortable and colors you love. I hope this post helps in finding your picture perfect outfits. Thanks for reading!!