Utah Bride and Groom Magazine | White Party DJ & Band Gig Recap
By DJ Cam Reeve
As a wedding DJ in Utah, I've spent a lot of time around some incredible wedding vendors in this state. From photographers and florists to wedding planners and caterers, there is no shortage of talented professionals who can help make a couple's big day truly unforgettable. If you're not working in the industry everyday, you may not realize how wide the industry is truly spread. For wedding pros, it can be easy to miss out on just how important it is to have a reliable network of vendors and a variety of ways to market yourself in the state. However, many vendors and couples alike use Utah Bride and Groom Magazine for this exact reason.
What is Utah Bride & Groom Magazine?
Utah Bride and Groom Magazine is a bi-annual publication sold at over 200 locations that serves as a comprehensive guide for couples planning their wedding in Utah. The magazine covers a wide range of topics related to weddings, including wedding planning tips, fashion and beauty advice, venue recommendations, real weddings, and much more. It’s been around since 1991, making it one of the longest-running bridal magazines in Utah. The magazine was founded by its current owner and publisher, Bruce Corrigan, who saw a need for a local publication that could showcase the best of Utah's wedding industry and provide inspiration and information for couples planning their big day.
Over the years, the magazine has become a trusted resource for brides and grooms in Utah, offering a comprehensive guide to wedding planning, fashion, beauty, and more. Today, Utah Bride and Groom Magazine continues to be a leading voice in the wedding industry, both in Utah and beyond, and remains committed to providing its readers with the highest quality content and resources.
One of the unique features of Utah Bride and Groom Magazine is its focus on local vendors and businesses. The magazine showcases the best of Utah's wedding industry, featuring interviews with local wedding professionals and highlighting their work in photo shoots and real weddings. This focus on local businesses helps to create a sense of community among readers and provides valuable exposure for vendors. In addition to its print publication, Utah Bride and Groom Magazine also maintains a strong online presence through its website and social media channels. The website offers additional content, including blog posts, photo galleries, and a vendor directory, which allows readers to easily find and connect with local wedding professionals.
The Utah Bride & Groom Magazine White Party
For years, Utah Bride & Groom Magazine has thrown an annual White Party for the hardworking professionals behind the scenes of some of Utah’s most stunning weddings. This yearly celebration has become a staple in the local wedding industry, drawing in those vendors who spend hours upon hours crafting unique and memorable weddings for their couples. With the 2023 White Party fresh in my mind, I wanted to take a second to highlight some of the amazing individuals and companies that brough the event to life. I was lucky enough to be called up by friends at the incredible Utah Live Bands to take part in the White Party entertainment. It was an honor to be able to work alongside their group, as I’m always looking to jump at any opportunity to collaborate with bands, artists, and other companies offering live entertainers.
Other Vendors at The White Party 2023
Planning and Design: Fuse Weddings and Events, known for cultivating luxury wedding experiences for both local and destination couples, handled the event planning and design.
Catering: Culinary Crafts, the award-winning team of chefs and event staff, crafted a delectable menu for the White Party.
Venue: Twenty & Creek, an elegant and spacious venue offering an upscale setting accompanied by an incredible staff, was the location for the celebration.
Photographer: Pepper Nix, one of Utah’s most well-known photographers with hundreds of weddings worth of experience, was present to capture the party in all its glory.
Rentals, Glassware and China: Diamond Event and Tent, a company with a truly staggering amount of accessories and decor for Utah’s wedding couples, handled glassware, China, and more.
Specialty Linens: BBJ La Tavola, with their tailor-made one-of-a-kind products, dressed the tables with eye-catching linens.
Floral: Never one to disappoint, Decoration, Inc. had everyone’s jaw on the floor with their remarkable floral arrangements.
Entertainment: Utah Live Bands, Utah’s premier live entertainment company which has taken home the “Best of State” aware a whopping 49 times, kept the party going all night long.
A/V: Skylark Productions, the dynamic company behind some of Utah’s most memorable lighting design and A/V production work, added their flair to the celebration.
Dessert: Delicious treats were handled by Cake by Alessandra and Chip Cookies, each bringing their own unique spin to the wedding dessert space.
Floral Show Designers: A celebration this epic requires a lot of talent, and the floral department was absolutely stacked, with contributions from Urban Chateau Floral (plus Tiffany Plyler design), Native Flower Company, Jacquelyn’s Floral Design, Cactus and Tropicals, and Bumble and Blossom Floral (Flowers provided by Flowers of the Press)
Models: Talented performers from Ballet Center Utah were present as models throughout the Utah Bride & Groom Magazine White Party 2023.
Hair and Makeup: Beauty By Reese, headed up by the remarkable Reese Stockman, did the models hair and makeup to perfection.
Photo Booths: Another one of the state’s phenomenal entertainment companies, Utah Jive, provided photobooths for partygoers to enjoy.
Signage and Invites: Twelve30 Creative, known for crafting memorable invitations and signage for discerning brides and grooms, provided their wares for the celebration.
Zero Proof Wine Bar: Vine Lore offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options for wedding couples and their guests, with the latter being available for guests of the White Party to sample.
Favors and Jewelry: With over 90 years of celebrating special moments in the state, O.C. Tanner Jewelers was the perfect vendor to handle the favors and jewelry.
Sponsor: The Ken Garff Scholarship Club, an exclusive Salt Lake City social club atop the University of Utah football stadium, sponsored the event.
Model Gifts and Makeup: Got Beauty, a top beauty store destination located in Sugarhouse, provided makeup and gifts for the beautiful models.
I love working events like this. Companies looking to collaborate on an event like this one can reach out to me at Info@reeverbent.net or use the contact form below.