Monthly Archives: November 2009

Featured Wedding {Emily & Rad}

11 30 2009

Bride & Groom: Rad & Emily Gladfelder

How you met: I was working part time as a receptionist at a car dealership and Rad worked next door at Renegade Sports. Word on the street, as Rad puts it, there was a new receptionist next door that he just had to meet. So after work, he came by my desk with a friend to meet me…and completely chickened out of introducing himself. He said he was intimidated by me and couldn’t bring himself to say hello. Of course, his friends that told him to come over to meet me, showed me his texts saying he was too scared. I just laughed. The next day he came right up to my desk and asked me to go, “night riding”. Being from California I said, “You want me to get on a snowmobile, in the dark, up in the mountains, with you on a first date? I don’t even know you! No thanks.”

We settled for dinner. The rest is history.

How he proposed: I was at Rad’s house and he popped in a movie. When he turned off the lights, the ceiling read “Will you marry me?” in glow in the dark stars. Then he called our puppy over and my ring was on his collar!  It was so cute. I loved that it was in the privacy of his home, with our puppy and a fun movie.

Wedding date: September 18, 2009

Wedding ceremony location: The Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Reception location: La Caille

Wedding song: “Never Say Never”- The Fray

Wedding colors: Shades of Lavender, Creams & Golds

Theme: European Vintage


Appetizers: Coconut Shrimp& Brushetta Trio

Salads: Anti Pasta and Garden Green with Blue Vain

Entrees: Poulet Picatta Pomodoro-Lightly Pounded Chicken Breast Sautéed with Chateau La Caille, Garlic, Caper berry& Sun-Dried Tomatoes and

Garden Root Vegetables

 Tournedos Bearnaise-Grilled Tenderloin Tips with a Rich Bearnaise Sauce and

Garden Root Vegetables

 Dessert: Crème Brule & Flaming Banana Fosters

Special touches / Décor elements: Damask –Prints

Fresh Orchids hanging from Chandeliers

1957 Vintage Car called “Daisy”

Most memorable moment for the bride: Eating dinner with my close friends and family.  I loved our reception because it was just one big party where we were able to socialize and relax once we arrived.  Rad and I were laughing so hard that he managed to launch his filet mignon across the table on my bridesmaid’s dress. I have never laughed so much in my life!

 Most memorable moment for the groom: Walking out of the temple with my new wife. She looked beautiful on our wedding day and it was such a great feeling to come out to a crowd of family and friends that were excited for us.


Rings: SE Needham Jewelers & Morgan Jewelers

Invitations: Kara’s Koncepts

Photography: Captured by Mikki *Ok seriously she was my favorite vendor. She spent nearly four hours shooting my bridals & fixed my train when Rad ‘accidentally’ stepped on it on our wedding day. She paid attention to every little detail.  She and her husband are so talented! My wedding day would not have been the same without her.

Bridal gown: Gown: David’s Bridal

Wedding Jacket: Cheryl McArthur *We met her with a recommendation from Lace & Co. Cheryl is amazing. I came to her with a drawing of what I wanted and pictures of what I didn’t.  She created exactly what I had envisioned!

Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxedo Rental: Levin’s

Hair & Make-up: Make up: MAC Cosmetics

Hair: Michelle Wade @ Visions Salon & Day Spa of  Draper

Flowers: Bride & Blooms Contemporary Floral

Decorations: We had the hardest time finding linens with texture. Being new to Utah, we settled with making our own! My mother found the most gorgeous fabric and made all of the linens (thanks mom!) They made the room pop and I absolutely loved them.

Favors: Michael’s

Entertainment: DJ CCbrown Entertainment Group

Catering: La Caille

Cake: The one and only Carrie’s Cakes

Transportation: Something Vintage Something Blue *This was so fun!

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flower friday: {tis the season}

11 27 2009

I hope this thanksgiving weekend has been delightful for all UBB readers and that it is leading you into a peaceful Christmas season & mood. I thought for flower friday I would take it easy and just throw together an … Continue reading

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11 26 2009

Its been a tremendous year at UBB and we want to express public thanks to all of our readers for the tremendous support they have given to us, the local vendors and couples have made UBB a success and to … Continue reading

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Featured Wedding {Karen & Michael}

11 25 2009

Bride & Groom: Michael Potter and Karen Jensen How you met:  Mike and I met in high school.  We lost contact for roughly seven years, but met up again at a friend’s wedding in 2006.  The rest is history…  How … Continue reading

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Groomal Session {Mel & Brandon}

11 24 2009

I’m really loving this Groomal Session captured by Crystal Smith with Envision Image Photography! How dang cute is that apple tree and the 19th century house location is breath taking! Definitely a fav in our book of groomal sessions! Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Featured Wedding {Cassie & Jeremy}

11 23 2009

Bride & Groom: Jeremy Hugh & Cassie McCall Kemp How you met: We met while in California. Jeremy was living there at the time and Cassie was on vacation. But found out they both grew up in Utah not far … Continue reading

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flower tip friday {behind the scenes:costs vs art}

11 20 2009
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As the market corrects, causing the un-savy shopper to become savy, the wedding industry is also under financial scrutiny, including the cost of wedding flowers. In the past on flower Friday I have posted some great money saving tips, economic … Continue reading

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Bridal Party Gifts {By jules.}

11 19 2009

Julie Schwanbeck launched jules. in 2007, finally able to embrace her lifelong passion for jewels.  Yet just as she began to take off as a designer, she became sidelined with three herniated discs and two consecutive spinal fusions, forcing her … Continue reading

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Bridal Session {Haley}

11 18 2009

Jessie O’Neal Photography did an extraordinary job capturing Haley’s bridal session! I’m in love with colors and the beautiful details in every shot… not to mention the perfect props! The images have a vintage touch which is my fave, but will … Continue reading

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Featured Wedding {Amy & Tyler}

11 17 2009

Bride & Grooms: Amy Lee & Tyler Bolyard How you met: We met through a mutual friend, Justen, that Amy went to high school with and Tyler served his mission with in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Justen actually ended up marrying one … Continue reading

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