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.
About this Wedding at Red Butte Garden
Mel and Drew held their Red Butte Garden wedding ceremony in the Orangerie. From a photographer’s perspective, the natural light in this building is to die for! The couple’s first look was shot at the “living wall,” just one of many stunners of the venue that make it one of the Best Wedding Venues in Salt Lake City.
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 one of the Best Wedding Venues in Utah, 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