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Throwing an Extraordinary Wedding Party

As our annual White Party proves, the only reception rule is that there are no rules.

Want to throw an extraordinary wedding party? Throw out the rule book. Design duo Mara Marian of Fuse Weddings & Events and Kellie Jackstien of Artisan Bloom prove soirées like our annual White Party can and should be extraordinary. Think of a reception as a lounge party with an entertainment surprise around every corner. Need ideas? Marian and Jackstien share a few of their faves.

Moving Menus
Don’t just eat the food. The key is to experience it. Waiter-passed hors d’oeuvres and a “Champagne Bride” score the ultimate cuisine win.

Enchanted Canopy
La Caille’s Grand Pavilion is spectacular on its own, but add a delphinium-covered canopy to make it even more magical. Treat guests to a dessert bar, photo booth or, in this case, a card reader and caricature station.

Opening Statements
Striking floral vignettes placed front and center foster a party’s vibe. Lush hydrangea and bold phalaenopsis orchids (from Esprit Raw Flowers) spill from stately urns.

Throwback Thrillers
Everything old is new again, right? Take the carnation. This bloom once adored by baby boomers makes its comeback in a modern, vibrant form.

Crowd Flow
No guest wants to be stuck in a receiving or buffet line. Scatter lounge areas, table rounds, high boys and buffets—like the team did inside La Caille’s Grand Pavilion—to keep your guests moving
freely throughout the venue.

See more inside the 2017 issue

Venue/cuisine: La Caille, Sandy
Planning/design: FUSE Weddings & Events, slc
Paper goods: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio, slc
Flowers (to the trade): Esprit Wholesale Florist, SLC
Floral design: Artisan Bloom, Draper
Photography: Angela Howard Photography, SLC
Videography: Elements in Motion, Sandy
Sprits: Southern Wine & Spirits, Uinta Brewing Company
Rentals: Creative Coverings, creativecoverings.com; In The Event, SLC; Alpine Event Rentals, Provo
Entertainment: Gold Standard Music, Couth Booth Photo Booth Experiences, Voodoo Productions

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