The Towers at Rice Eccles Stadium
Photos courtesy of: Zuma Photo
“The Ultimate Utah Wedding”…A daunting title for ominous event. After months of TV, billboards, contests, fashion shows, appearances, all of the planning, build up and anticipation……………. it all really came down to an exquisite and beautiful 3 hour event and 2 crazy kids in love. First I would like to say thank you to Nick & Whitnee for allowing me to be part of their day. Second, thank you to the wedding industry professionals who deemed me worthy to be a part of this.
I’ve said all along that Nick & Whitnee are like poster children for beautiful, fun people having an amazing wedding. They were a perfect choice and throughout everything handled themselves with poise, grace and personality. Since generally weddings are the closest we ever get to experiencing one of those fictional fairytales we all grew up with, this event allowed many of us to live vicariously through Nick &Whitnee and experience something seemingly fictional & magical yet real.
I have worked at The Towers at Rice Eccles Stadium for years. It is a beautiful location with an outstanding view. This night, it was truly breathtaking. In my experience, Scene makers and Diamond Rental went above and beyond to create the gorgeous backdrop. In my 15 years of doing weddings, it would be hard to find a rival. The food (specifically the gelato) was a big hit which I must say is pretty normal for Culinary Crafts, one of the industry leaders. I have never tasted something created by them that was not spectacular. The pictures from Zuma Photo speak for themselves…..WOW! Thank you for letting me use your images. Creativ Productions captured everything on video. The video is great. Pop some popcorn and head over to Nick & Whitnees’s to check it out. Its impressive. Michael from All Things Included coordinated the whole event and orchestrated it all like Beethoven himself. He made my job much easier.
Of course my favorite part of the evening STARTED when “Swoop”, the mascot for the U of U made his appearance, danced his tail off, and created a high energy segway into a beautiful grand introduction down the staircase of Nick & Whitnee.
This led to them cutting their whimsical red and white wedding cake made by Heather at Ambrosia Exquisite Wedding Cakes (with very little incident) and their beeeautiful first dance.
It is always my favorite. Maybe it was the fairytale overtones, this dance felt more romantic then normal. I think Nick would agree.
With the entertainment appetizers out of the way and the opening acts done, it was time to get the party started. As quick as a superhero, suddenly all of the bridesmaids had changed out of their dresses and in to matching red outfits so they could get jiggy in comfort.
I was required to embarrass Nick and the groomsmen by making them be the village people.
Whether it was a line dance or a Michael Jackson classic, the floor was ALWAYS filled with bodies bobbing and weaving. There always seemed to be an abundance of football players and beautiful blondes in red suits on the dance floor, although we were not limited just to the 17-25 year old demographic. Children to grandparents seem to fill the floor at one point or another.
As a DJ, I live for a dance floor like this one was.
The bouquet was like a jumpball in a mosh pit. It was a bit of a battle ground. This picture below really illustrates it. Check out Whitnee’s sis on the right.
The garter….well…we lost our PG rating. Gooo Nick!
As a DJ, this was one of those events that you wish would not end so soon. Nick & Whitnee’s Ultimate Utah Wedding was something that allowed all hopeless romantics like myself the chance tofeel warm and fuzzy. Like all fairytales, eventually it did have to end. It ended first with a break dancing demo by Nick’s nephew, then true to form for the whole evening, the bride and groom were whisked away in their beautiful vintage chariot (courtesy of Something Vintage, Something Blue) to the cheers of their friends and families.
Once again Nick and Whitnee, thank you for letting me be a part of YOUR day. Thank you to BrideAccess.com, The Bridal Showcase (specifically Debra), Good Things Utah / ABC channel 4, and The University of Utah for showcasing Laughing Gravy Entertainment. Also thank you to all of the wedding professionals with whom I got to work with on this event. It was my pleasure. For a bride or groom who may be reading this, please note that these are industry leaders and some of the best vendors in the business. They can make your wedding just as magical as this one was.
A thank you note from Nick & Whitnee:
Thank you so much for all you did. The wedding was a lot of fun because of you. Everyone mentioned how much fun they had! Thank you for your time and hard work. It’s too bad we never did our suprise dance. That CD you burned would have been great. Thank you for that. I hope it was all a great success for you. You definately met all of our expectations. It was great getting to know you. Good luck with everything.
Whitnee & Nick