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The Full Effect: City Chic Wedding at Lake Effect SLC

A swanky downtown locale sets the scene for a city-chic celebration. There’s something magical about cocktail hour. Bubble pouring, music floating through the air, everything–and everyone–glowing in anticipation of what’s next. What seems mystical is, in fact, a strategically-planned schedule executed by the talented team at Michelle Leo Events. Their leader, Michelle Cousins, shares her secrets […]

Flowers are Forever

Abby Bengtzen, owner of Forever La Fleur on turning floral arrangements into pressed flower keepsakes. Abby Bengtzen, owner and operator of Forever La Fleur, first started pressing flowers alongside her grandmother. In the summer months, the two would go out into the garden and create homemade bouquets before returning home to press them into cards […]

Light Theory: Gallery-Worthy Fashion

The spotlight is on and you’re the crown jewel.  It’s opening night at the museum. contemporary art comes alive in the form of chic sheaths, bleached-out blooms and high-low pairings of jewels. In a Fashion Week replay, photographer Jacque Lynn and stylist Erica Kopp highlight wedding looks that are sleek, sophisticated and aisle-ready. The latest […]

Shop Tour: Artisan Bloom owner Kellie Jackstien transforms a 1920s historic building into a bright, airy floral shop

Against all odds, Artisan Bloom‘s new brick-and-mortar opened during COVID-19.  Luckily, Kellie Jackstein is no stranger to running a successful floral business. For 20 years, she’s been making a splash at luxury venues with her signature lush blossoms, dramatic ceiling treatments, romantic tablescapes and petal-carpeted aisles. It’s no wonder that two years ago, Jackstien was […]

Eat This: Family Style Reception Fare

Farm Fresh, family style meals for a party of six or 600.  Get moving! Family-style eating–be it from an action station or as a table centerpiece–lets guests choose their own culinary adventure. Flaming skewers? Oh boy. Local ingredients? Delightful. A passed-down family recipe? Heartwarming. Food trends come and go, but certainly some favorites stand the […]

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