Planning a wedding can be stressful

Planning a wedding can be stressful

But it doesn’t have to be.   You don’t have to travel far, and you don’t have to look very hard, to find ways to make your wedding uniquely yours. This issue of the V represents some of the best wedding amenities the Valley has to offer—from hand-crafted couture dresses and cake, to carefully-arranged bouquets […]

Photography

Photography

The world is drowning in photographers. A medium that once evoked so much intrigue that onlookers could only explain the process by magic has become so commonplace that a camera rests in nearly every single back pocket.   It seems like everyone has a camera-wielding relative who knows just enough to be dangerous. As tempting […]

Venues

Venues

Cake eaters, awkward toasters and relatives you never knew you had will only be there for a few moments.   That one day, that one thing, that one reason, that one person, that one place. You want perfection, if not just for you, so that you won’t have to hear it from your mother-in-law for […]

Dresses

Dresses

The first thing every woman does after she’s engaged, and often times long before, is find the wedding dress of her dreams.   When all is said and done, she won’t remember what she ate or what exactly the décor was, but she’ll remember your dress and how you looked in it. It’s important that […]

Cake

Cake

No wedding is complete without a delicious, beautiful, breathtaking cake. Luckily, there is a perfect selection to choose from in Utah Valley.   Wedding Cakes By Dawna is a home-based business in Pleasant Grove. Owner Dawna Erickson has been creating wedding cakes for the past 23 years. She fell in love with baking when she […]

Old, new, borrowed, blue

Old, new, borrowed, blue

As a currently engaged bride-to-be, I’ve been considering an old tradition in picking my wedding attire.  Most of you have probably heard this Victorian poem at one time or another:   Something olde, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe.   For those unfamiliar with the tradition, this poem […]

Flowers

Flowers

People still tell me how beautiful my mother’s wedding was. With ice sculptures, an expansive hors d’oeuvres table, a live jazz band and 5-course meal for five hundred guests, there were plenty of details to take in. But what stands out in my family’s memory was the flowers. Stems Inc., a floral company owned by […]

Traditions

Traditions

Weddings accentuate our traditions, and Utah has some peculiar ones. We all know it. But that doesn’t mean we have the monopoly on strange customs. We compiled the following survey of four different cultures to make our peculiarities seem a little more normal. Utah Engagement  After knowing each other for indeterminate span of time (ranging […]