An Air of Elegance

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One thing is for sure, elegance will never die! We got a little phone call from Elizabeth Cooper Design a bit ago to do a shoot with them for a few of their new dresses, and boy was it dreamy! Our lead designer Tressa styled this shoot and I mean… come on!! She KILLED it! We asked Tressa her thoughts and feelings on this stunning shoot and this is what she said!

“When Arin from Elizabeth Cooper Design contacted us about styling an ‘Ethereal’ shoot for her, the first words that came to mind were light, delicate and airy, and I got really excited! This was a new style for me. As I started looking around for inspiration I decided I wanted to create a fine balance between light and dark.”


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“Elizabeth Cooper Design was getting ready to launch their new line of gowns, Saphia Blue, and wanted to showcase a few of the lovelies. We decided to do two set ups, and have a different gown for each. For the ‘Emerald’ gown we did a ceremony backdrop with a delicate greenery arch suspended from the ceiling so it appeared to be floating. The florals were light and airy, and pure perfection. We added a surround of lots of glistening glass and lit it all up beautifully with fairy lights and candles.”


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“The “Pearl” gown is so exquisite I wanted the design elements to be elegant and dramatic. We decided to do a sweetheart table set up for this one and this is where I played with the light and dark balance. Matte black flatware, black glassware and black candles were juxtaposed with white, crisp linen, light florals and dinnerware, and a sweeping organza backdrop.”

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“I learned that going out of my design comfort zone can result in absolutely perfection, especially when I have the most talented team to collaborate with. Don’t be afraid to play and incorporate design elements that you normally wouldn’t think of using. Think out of the box and create something new and inspiring!”

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Seriously though Tress, amazing job! While she sleeps from all of her hard work, we’ll be drooling over the photos and wishing we were slow dancing the night away like these love birds!

And we can’t forget the lovely vendors!

Styling & Design: Sage and Thistle Events
Photography: Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Florals: Peaches and Peonies Floral
Gowns: Saphie Blue by ECD
Suit: True Gentleman
Model: Morgan Galbraith  Instagram: @morgsgalbraith
HMUA: Kali Chris Hair & Makeup

Katie & Julian // A Breathtaking Backyard Avenues Wedding // Salt Lake City, Utah



Meet Katie and Julian. They are in love. They wanted to get married. They came to Sage and Thistle Events to help them pull off their big day. Julian and Katie are smart.





To say we were excited about this wedding would be an understatement! Katie requested a backyard wedding in the Avenues of Salt Lake City, Utah. Um, yes, please! She has a very natural and organic style (totally our kind of girl!) which she wanted reflected in the every design element. She requested herbs, succulents and natural plants in her florals. Her color palette was slate blue, navy, greens, and gold…she had to throw in a little bling!


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Katie was pretty easy going and trusted us to design most of the decor, but she insisted on having lots and lots of twinkling lights…and we totally delivered on that one.  *fist bump*








And they had 23 cakes…did we mention they were smart?!









And more pretty….



















The Dream Team

Venue: Private Residence in Salt Lake City, Utah

Wedding Planning and Design: Sage and Thistle Events

Photography: Emma Vidmar Photography

Florals: The Potted Pansy Design Studio

Gown: Gown – Anne Barge / Shop – Alta Moda Bridal

Ring: Cat Bird NYC

Bridesmaids Gowns: Anthropologie, Asos, Boden Clothing

Veil: Tony Federici

Hair: Lunatic Fringe Salon Sugarhouse

Invitation Suite: David Bowman Design

Lighting: Moon Light Utah

Rentals: All Out Event Rental

Slate Dupioni Linens: Susan’s Party Rentals

Caterer: Marvellous Catering

Bakers: Granite Bakery, Bubble and Brown Bakery, Cake by CourtneyCity Cakes Cafe

Billboard and Canvases: CG Pro Prints

Billboard Frame: In the Event