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Southern Utah Inspired Elopement

February 27, 2019

Laura Osborn/Rocky Mountain Bride

Utah Elopement

Truc and Emerson are both avid travelers and have explored all over the world. They wanted their wedding to be a destination itself. The menus to be inspired by their favorite foods and the design to be inspired by the place they love most, the red rock deserts of Southern Utah. They were able to have a small ceremony in the desert surrounded by red rocks and desert flowers but for the Wedding Celebration, they asked LUX to bring the feel of the Utah desert to downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah so their loved ones could experience it.

The design concept for Truc & Emerson's wedding was to honor their deep-rooted love for the red rocks of Southern Utah. The driving force of their design was the color scheme of the red rock deserts; featuring red, amber, orange, yellow, copper, green, mixed woods, and thistle blues.

With an industrial venue, we were able to mimic the red rocks in Southern Utah. We washed the walls in the color of the desert by bringing in red, orange, and amber LED uplights. These were placed along the walls inside as well as the entrance outside the building. Along with the LED uplights, we draped Edison bulbs as a canopy inside and out to represent the desert stars.

The ambiance of the desert was communicated through an eclectic design. Handpicked vintage furniture was paired with bohemian pillows, rugs, and modern accessories. Using these items we created multiple lounge areas. Two of these areas we called "pillow lounges". These lounges were created around tables roughly 12 inches off the ground and circled with pillows for guests to sit and enjoy. Two other lounge areas were created and lovingly referred to as "boho lounges". These lounges were the focal point of the wedding both inside and outside. They were set under custom made 12' x 10' farm wood canopies. The structure was built of gorgeous farm wood and draped with ivory chiffon fabric. Below the canopies, we placed vintage couches atop mixed pattern rugs. We spent days hand selecting detailed pillows and textured blankets to create avant-garde seating.

- Kelsey Gummersall, LUX Catering and Events

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