Spring is just right around the corner and that means The BridalExtravaganza team is in full gear putting together the biggestwedding show of the Spring season. Over 120 weddingprofessionals will gather at The South Towne Expo Center on April14th to help brides who are in the planning process of theirweddings get some amazing ideas.The Spring Bridal Extravaganza also means that one lucky couplewill be winning a dream honeymoon to the all inclusive El DoradoRoyale in the Mayan Riviera – Compliments of All Points Travel.This is an amazing Adults Only, All Inclusive Resort that will takeyour breath away.
Here are a few other reasons to attend The Spring Bridal Extravaganza.Thousands of Dollars In Prizes Will Be Given Away At The ShowThe First 150 Brides Who Arrive Will Receive A Complimentary Two Night GetAwayMusical Guests, Guest Speakers, Food Sampling, The Latest Trends and StylesFashion Shows From Some Of Utah’s Best Wedding Gown and Tuxedo DesignersNo Running Around Town, Everything You Need Is In One LocationCheck out our highlights from last years Spring Bridal Extravaganza – Complimentsof Kale Fitch Films
Special thanks to Claire Marika Photography for sharing this beautiful pronoviasarpa wedding with us. We want to wish Marissa and Benson the very best as theystart their new lives together.
About the Weddingbride & groom: Marissa Brown and Benson Empeyhow you met: We met while we were at BYU: We attended the same ward and I wasinterested in him. I asked him out on a date and he turned me down, which I found quitefrustrating because I didn’t know he already had a girlfriend. Luckily, they broke up a afew months later and we started dating. He was afraid that I would turn him down inrevenge when he asked me on a first date, but I was still secretly smitten and said yes.wedding date: August 13, 2011location: Salt Lake City (LDS Temple and Private Residence)colors: pink, green, and creamthemes: tea party/garden partybest part of the day: Watching my nieces and nephews devour cone after cone of cottoncandy.special details: Book centerpieces because I love reading; teapot vases; cupcakes madeby the bride and groom. Most of the things at the reception were old or used or alreadyin the family because we wanted the event to have a vintage feel. We wanted it to bepersonal and have the feeling of us, of things we loved, instead of being shiny and newand impersonal.
bridal gown & accessories:● The lace veil was a family heirloom (also worn by my mom, sister, and aunts)● My pearls were a wedding gift from the groom from the Philippines● My shoes were Kenneth Cole and I made the shoe accessories● As far as the pronovias arte goes, I actually bought it used from KSL. The girl Ibought it from said it was a Pronovias, but the tag was cut out when she madealterations to it. Not a very glamorous story for a wedding blog :)● I also had an heirloom cameo that held the ribbon on my bouquet.bridal party attire:● Bridesmaids pronovias astarteJ.Crew● Matrons: shirts- J.Crew, skirts were custom made● The mother of the bride dresses were custom made● Benson’s suit was Ralph Lauren.
Vendorsflorist: Natalie Affleckcatering: homemade by family- my mom, Jaynie Brown, made almost all of it.cake artistry: Lace cake by Cake-a-liciousevent designer: Natalie Affleckdecor/rentals: Tent from Diamond Rental; Most of the other decorations were things wealready owned. My sisters and I spent the summer collecting vases, tea pots, and otherthings from different shops. The books were from my parent’s and a neighbor’s libraries.photography: Claire Marika Photographyvideography: Claire Marika Photographyfavors: Candy bar of the bride and groom’s favorite candy, including homemadecaramels made by the bride and the bridesmaids. The guests selected their own candyand it was held in a paper cone made of old sheet music.invitations: Designed and hand-illustrated by the bride; letterpressed by the bride andgroom; calligraphy on the envelope by the bride and the maid of honor (Emily Brown)