Wednesday, August 13, 2014

save the date!

Industry friends, save the date and watch for more details for the next Women In Weddings Luncheon which will be held Tuesday, September 23rd at Red Butte Garden.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 28, 2014

sponsor spotlight: diamond rental and bbj linen

We are so looking forward to our luncheon tomorrow, and we are eagerly waiting to see the finished product of what Diamond Rental will be generously providing to make our event a beautiful one.  The linens at the event will be provided through Diamond Rental from their BBJ Line.  The following is a bit of background on BBJ Linen, followed by several lovely photos (credits at bottom of post).  Enjoy!

"Since 1983, BBJ Linen has been the leader and pioneer in linen rental for the event industry. BBJ Linen established the linen rental sector of the special event industry and continually strives to bring our clients the best products available nationwide. For many years, our talented designers and procurement teams have traveled the globe with a keen eye, choosing textiles and patterns that are unparalleled and unsurpassed in the industry. With an eye always to the future, we expand our product line to offer our clients the very best, the very unique, the very memorable in table fashion and d├ęcor. Along with a state of art communications center in our headquarters outside Chicago, we have sales representatives in most major US cities to assist you, making BBJ Linen the largest special event linen rental company in the United States. We are committed to providing the best products and services possible to any and every customer worldwide."

Image 1:  Event Planner / Debi Lilly  Styling / A Perfect Event   Photo Credit / Averyhouse
Image 2:  Event Planner / Debi Lilly  Styling / A Perfect Event
Image 3:  Event Planner / Debi Lilly  Styling / A Perfect Event
Image 4:  Event Planner / Parties Etc  Styling / Kehoe Design
Image 5:  Event Planner / Debi Lilly  Styling / A Perfect Event

Monday, April 21, 2014

sponsor spotlight: mayflowers

If you're not already excited about next week's luncheon, let's just say you're about to be.  Our floral sponsor for this event is Carolyn May of

Mayflowers Floral and Event Design.  

As you will see from the photos in this post, she is so good at what she does.  We can't wait to see what gorgeousness she creates for our spring soiree!  Without further ado, please enjoy a little introduction to Carolyn and her company:

"As a floral designer for almost twenty years, I use my sense of color, style and form, combined with my love of art, to create beautiful works of living art using blooms as my medium.  I love the way flowers transform a room.  I adore color, and my design philosophy is not just to match colors but to layer them. 

I cherish familiar traditions yet I love making new ones as well. Whether it’s a classic ballroom wedding or a modern museum party or a ranch-style shindig, I like helping couples realize their vision of their perfect day.  I delight in bringing together exquisite blossoms, beautiful textures and people in love as they start their new life together. 

Above all, I love being surrounded by family, friends and beauty in any form."

photos 1-2: green apple photography
photo 3: kate benson photography

“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding.”   
 –Marc Chagall

Thursday, April 3, 2014

sponsor spotlight: rue de lis desserts

Would you do me a favor?  Check out this spotlight on Rue de Lis, creator of deliciousness and provider of the favors at our upcoming luncheon.  Yum!  Just one more reason to mark your calenders (as if you haven't already).


"Rue de Lis, a home based dessert catering business, was started in 2011 by Hilary Cavanaugh. Hilary graduated from UVU's Culinary Arts program in 2008. She competed in many state and national level baking competitions from 2005-2008 and placed 4th in the SkillsUSA nation-wide all around baking competition. Hilary was also given the Junior Member of the year award by the ACF in 2007.

In the past Hilary has worked at several Utah bakeries, including Les Madeleine's, So Cupcake, and the Sweet Tooth Fairy. She competed with Sweet Tooth Fairy's owner on Cupcake Wars in 2012, where they won and returned for a second challenge.

Hilary is very passionate about baking and food, and spends her time continually learning and perfecting her techniques. She is so excited to have her own business now where she can be creative in her own way and work directly with customers.

Rue de Lis provides desserts for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more. Her favorite events to work on are dessert bars where she can present a variety of treats that show the customer's personality."

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

sponsor spotlight: michelle leo events

We are so excited to announce that our presenter for our upcoming luncheon on Tuesday, April 29th is:

Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events.  

The presentation topic will be:

"Attracting and Booking the Clients You Want."

Are you excited yet?  We sure hope you'll join us!  Please enjoy a little bio about Michelle and her company, complete with gorgeous images of her work.

 "I'm Michelle, I'm addicted to lip gloss, stylish file folders, cute purses, caramel macchiato, and shellac manicures. I'm also the owner of Michelle Leo Events, an award-winning event design and planning company offering clients a variety of services ranging from full-service event design & planning to partial planning & design and day-of coordination packages.  

I love providing my clients with fresh, unique, and creative designs all while ensuring their event encompasses everything that makes them unique and different. I strive to create stylish, beautiful and comfortable settings while finding a balance between budgets and expectations.   

Although Utah-based, I've executed events throughout Europe, New Zealand and the United States. My work has been recognized on local levels and has been featured on several national and international blogs. I am the three-time consecutive winner of Utah's Best of State Award in event planning services, and the recipient of Z Gallerie's 2013 Designer of the Year award." 

We are so excited for your presentation, Michelle!


photo credits:

photos 1-2: Britt Chudleigh Photography
photos 3-4: Jacque Lynn Photography

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

fall 2013 luncheon photos

Be sure to check out the new album we just posted to our Women In Weddings Utah Facebook Page featuring photos from our latest luncheon. Thank you a million times over to our wonderful sponsors and guests who made the event possible.  For the full album, please visit us on Facebook.

Also, be advised that our Spring 2014 Luncheon is in the works and it's going to be a good one! Keep an eye out for more details and a save-the-date post which is coming soon!

Fall 2013 Event Sponsors:

Photography: Lindsey Shaun Photography
Venue: Memorial House in Memory Grove Park
Catering: Brown Brothers Catering
Floral: Blooms & Blossoms
Rentals: Diamond Rental Parties, Tents and Events
DJ/AV: Life of the Party Entertainment
Linens: Specialty Linens & Chair Covers
Presentation: 2 Nerdy Accountants

Event hostesses/WIW Co-Founders: Melissa Nickle and Audrey O'Brien