Downtown Winter Gala

 

OLIVIA & GEOFF

January 14, 2017

Cathedral of the Madeleine & Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Traditional Catholic Wedding Jumpstarts a Classic Winter Wonderland Hotel Reception

When it came to selecting a wedding venue, Olivia and Geoff—who met at the University of Utah—knew immediately where to go. “Geoff and I attended Mass at the Cathedral [of the Madeleine] regularly when, we first met. We both grew up Catholic and it was something that bonded us. The Cathedral was our home,” Olivia explains. Choosing a wedding date was a different story. “I never thought about having a winter wedding, but the more research I did, the more I realized it was so fitting for us.” Olivia and Geoff architected a winter wonderland reception—inside Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel—filled with rustic, yet grand accents. Faux fur capped silver Chivari chairs, an all-white dance floor illuminated the ballroom, live pine trees tucked neatly into nooks, and tabletops sparkled with sequins, taffeta, mercury glass and candles.

OLIVIA & GEOFF

January 14, 2017
Cathedral of the Madeleine & Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Traditional Catholic Wedding Jumpstarts a Classic Winter Wonderland Hotel Reception
When it came to selecting a wedding venue, Olivia and Geoff—who met at the University of Utah—knew immediately where to go. “Geoff and I attended Mass at the Cathedral [of the Madeleine] regularly when, we first met. We both grew up Catholic and it was something that bonded us. The Cathedral was our home,” Olivia explains. Choosing a wedding date was a different story. “I never thought about having a winter wedding, but the more research I did, the more I realized it was so fitting for us.” Olivia and Geoff architected a winter wonderland reception—inside Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel—filled with rustic, yet grand accents. Faux fur capped silver Chivari chairs, an all-white dance floor illuminated the ballroom, live pine trees tucked neatly into nooks, and tabletops sparkled with sequins, taffeta, mercury glass and candles.
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Credits

Photographer – Pepper Nix
Ceremony – Cathedral of the Madeleine
Reception – The Grand America Hotel
Wedding Planner – Michelle Leo Events

Florist – Artisan Bloom
Video – Kale Fitch Films
HAMU – Kristen Packard

Wedding Video by Kale Fitch Films