Although it’s beautiful in all of the seasons, a Red Butte Garden winter wedding is something special. The Orangerie provides a warm, verdant space for guests during the wedding ceremony. The grounds make a picturesque setting for bridals and first looks, whether snow-covered or starkly beautiful with dormant plants.
Mel & Drew held their Red Butte Garden wedding ceremony in the Orangerie. The natural light in this building is so good from a photographer’s perspective. I love it. And the “living wall” is simply a stunner. It’s where we had the couple’s first look before the guests arrived.
I took the down-to-earth couple into the gardens to find little flourishes of color here and there amongst my favorite plants. The hazy morning clouds provided a unique backdrop against the mountains and venue grounds. Before the crowds gathered, it was so quiet and peaceful.
Mel was set on Red Butte Garden as her wedding venue (and I can’t blame her). Yet with the couple’s short engagement, the only available ceremony time in the Orangerie was on a Friday morning. Obviously that’s not a standard time, but it worked out so well! Brunch after a wedding is a pretty stellar way to go, and all of the guests had the opportunity to rest and walk around the garden before the evening reception.
A personal anecdote about Red Butte Garden: Julia, my partner, and I are long-time members. Julia herself is a floral landscape gardener, so we walk the paths regularly. I guess I probably know more about plants than most non-gardeners—just trying to suck up all the wonderful information life throws at me, ya know? Anyhoo, Red Butte Garden is also one of my favorite Utah wedding venues, so be sure to check it out!
Mel & Drew’s celebration continued onward, and you can see the pictures of the Classic Millcreek Inn Reception here.
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Venue: Red Butte Garden
Wedding planner: Heidi Monson/ Robin Nelson (with RBG)
Officiant: Reverend Anita Gordon
Floral design: Roots Flowers
Caterer: Culinary Crafts