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Ultimate Utah Wedding Professionals

These are the great professionals that the University of Utah trusts for their Ultimate Utah Wedding. If we trust them, the U of U trusts them, I hope you will too. They are superior!


Rehearsal Dinner


This year, GoodWood Barbecue Company is catering the Ultimate Utah Wedding rehearsal dinner.

In 1999 two lifetime friends launched the dream and vision of a dinner-house that would revisit the day of owner-operated restaurants.  Conceptually the foundations would be – food made fresh from scratch daily, variety and value in a menu centered around the unique style of closed-pit cooking, a team-oriented style of service based on genuineness and sincerely caring, and an environment conducive to family and friends, good conversations and the enjoyment of life.

Thus the vision of Goodwood Barbecue Company was born.  As you enjoy your experience know that the owner-oriented individuals are involved daily.  Taste the freshness of a product and uniqueness that quality ingredients deliver bite after bite.  Feel our appreciation of your patronage through service that is timely, caring and efficient.  Mostly though, enjoy the moment.  Let our efforts lend themselves to what we hope will be a regular occurrence on your part – the establishing of your “tradition in the making”.

For the best barbecue aroud check out GOODWOOD BARBECUE CO.



Have Party Will Travel will be the official caterer of this years Ultimate Utah Wedding!

Our mission is to Provide Unlimited Resources for Friends, Families and Business to Socialize and Celebrate with Ease! Our clients need to rely on a full-service, professional catering team to deliver extraordinary events at this exceptional facility.  HPWT is uniquely positioned to meet that need. We create memorable occasions for EVERYONE involved, no matter what the occasion is.  For every wedding reception, seminar, banquet, business meeting, party, etc. we offer:

1. Proven Experience Delivering Professional Catering Solutions

2. Unique Resources and Expert Staff to Service a Full Range of Event Sizes and Themes

3. Exceptional Responsiveness to Support Our Clients Reputation and Revenue Success


Founded in 1995, HPWT has established a reputation as a leading Catering and Events Company; having served many of Utah’s most distinguished and established businesses and families. It has been our pleasure and an honor to have work with so many respected venues throughout the valley.

At HPWT, we know that the best way to ensure our, reputation, and success is to have all the resources possible to make every event “seamlessly” successful. By investing in a carefully selected and trained staff, extensive equipment, and mobile kitchens, we are uniquely positioned to offer the freshest food at the optimum temperature for any gathering, even when surprises in attendance occur at the last minute.

To book Have Party Will Travel for you next event visit  HAVE PARTY WILL TRAVEL 


To help bring the Utah Ultimate Wedding theme to life, Diamond Rental will be providing all the décor for this year’s wedding and reception.


About Diamond Rental

Diamond Rent is the Mountain West’s premier rental company. Whatever size your gathering, Diamond Rental can take care of every detail. Our knowledgeable wedding coordinators are here to assist in planning every detail. Let us help to make your dream wedding a reality. Our versatile products can transform any wedding or party into the most perfect event ever. With a large selection in tents, tables, chairs and various wedding product we are sure to have what you need for your next wedding, party, or event.

For more information see Diamond Rental 


Brown Floral

Brown Floral, with their talented designers and their ability to create floral arrangements to complement any theme, will be the official florist for the 2011 Ultimate Utah Wedding.

About Brown Floral

It is Brown Floral’s passion to bring extraordinary beauty and elegance to the wedding of your dreams. Our talented designers are dedicated to capturing every bride’s individual style and incorporating that into our unique floral arrangements. The process of planning a wedding can be overwhelming to any bride to be, allow us to help you create the perfect look by combining your ideas with our expertise. We believe in using only the finest quality of flowers to enhance your event and make your day one that will always be treasured. Whether you are looking for simple, modern, whimsical, or ornate, our flowers will complement the theme of your event perfectly. Invite us to be a part of your special day and use our exceptional service and exquisite designs to turn your dreams into reality!

For more information visit Brown Floral




The public will get to choose from three different furniture options provide by IKEA that will then be given to newlyweds to help bring a little Utah color into their home.

To learn more about the furniture featured throughout the promotion on Good Things Utah or the couch seen on the 50 yard line at the wedding see IKEA.

About  IKEA

IKEA Draper has been improving the lives of our customers and community in Utah since May 2007.  Our store has 310,000 square feet, over 50 room settings, 3 model homes, a supervised play area, a food Bistro and IKEA Restaurant.

To create a better everyday life for the many people. That’s the root of IKEA. It’s not just some sign hanging in an office. It’s our vision; it’s what we’re passionate about, and it influences everything we do.

Every piece of furniture we design and sell has to answer to that criterion: does it make everyday life better? Does it make it easier to have guests? Does it get dinner on the table quicker? Does it make home a little more beautiful? If it doesn’t measure up to our testing, if it can’t handle everyday life, then it doesn’t end up on our shelves.


No matter how great a design, it doesn’t mean anything if people can’t afford it. That’s why we’re always working to lower our prices. We want as many people as possible to be able to have a quality mattress, the right bookshelf, or just a perfect vase, and still have money left for all the other things in life. Because part of creating a better everyday life, is recognizing that there’s more to life than furniture.

Located at:   67 West IKEA Way (next to the I-15 and Bangeter Highway), Draper, UT  84020


Watch Robin’s with BrideAccess.com interview with IKEA to learn more



For this year’s wedding, Discount Wedding Invitation by Mike Bailey’s Printing will be providing all the wedding invitation.

About Mike Bailey Printing

Mike Bailey printing specializes in the printing of Discounted Wedding Invitations and Announcements.

We offer free “Raised Printing” called Thermography at no extra cost. We specialize in “One Week Turnaround” in most cases.

Essentially we have three main styles to choose from;


Always & Forever’ Photo Announcements

& Custom Announcements

We also print all the necessary inserts such as Ceremony Cards, Luncheon or Dinner Cards, Return Address on Envelopes, Response Cards and Envelopes, Thank You Note Cards, Direction/Map Cards and Registration Cards, etc. We have a complete line of custom Folders and Wraps. We print on any kind of Paper Stock to include Smooth, Linen, Textured finishes like felt or laid or column finishes, Metallics or Vellum.

Our Prices are the lowest in the valley and our Quality is Excellent! We provide superb service on all our orders. Call us for an Appointment. We can meet with you around your schedule most any day or evening. We have many samples we can show you of the quality of our work. We have over 100 Type Font Styles to choose from. We email you proofs of your order. We are excited to be “your” Wedding Announcement Printer.

Make up and Hair

Wedding Hair and Makeup


To help make our Bride feel like a Queen on her wedding day, BrideQueen will be providing the hair and makeup to help complete her look.

About  BrideQueen

BrideQueen has a royal mission to make brides look and feel like the queens they are for their wedding day. As a local traveling salon specializing in wedding hair and makeup, BrideQueen stylists can work around the schedule of the bride. This way, the bride and her party can avoid a stressful trip to the salon on the big day.


Specializing in weddings allows BrideQueen to achieve the visions of every queen. Updos and makeup are all we do, so you can feel confident in our expertise and royal services. No fees for early mornings, kind staff, exceptional service, and no salon politics.


We are here to attend to your royal needs.


Men's Formal Wear

Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire

At this year’s wedding the groom along with all of his groomsmen will all be outfitted in formal wear provided by Jim's Formal Wear. 


With their wide variety of high quality men’s formal wear, Jim’s Formal Wear will provide the perfect assortment of men’s formal wear for the public to choose from for the groom and groomsmen to wear at this year’s wear.

About Jim’s Formal Wear

Jim’s Formal Wear has provided the latest and greatest in men’s formal wear fashions for almost 50 years. Back in 1964, Jim Davis founded Jim’s Formal Wear. Initially, Jim’s was a regional tuxedo company, providing tuxedos for retailers in the St. Louis metro area. Word spread quickly on the high quality and wide variety of styles that Jim’s offered. Today, over 5,000 retailers in the United States offer Jim’s Formal Wear to their customers, including some of the finest bridal and men’s clothiers in the industry.

With top designer styles from Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren to choose from, Jim’s is sure to have something for everyone. Jim’s also offers a huge collection of formal accessories to match any color in your wedding attire. From top name designers to traditional basic styles, we have all of the bases covered, in all price ranges.

To see our tremendous collection of formal fashions for your wedding, see Jim's  You’ll find many really helpful features, like our Build A Tux program and our interactive catalog. Take some time to put together your dream ensemble for your special day.

5 Techniques on How to Fold a Pocket Square for your Tuxedo- Provided by Jim’s Formal Wear


Laughing Gravy Entertainment

To help set the tone and feel at this year’s wedding Laughing Gravy Entertainment will be providing a professional DJ and music.

About Laughing Gravy

Laughing Gravy Entertainment and Production is Utah’s premier DJ service.

We provide world class DJs & Emcees, Sound Systems, Music, Lights, and Karaoke to make your next event your best event!

From small intimate weddings to huge corporate parties we have a setup suited for your needs.

With over twenty years of experience mixing music, emceeing & entertaining at weddings, parties, corporate events, dances, and nightclubs, we have set the standard for professionalism. CRAZY or CONSERVATIVE, MILD or WILD, tell us, and let us exceed your expectations.

Photo Booth

Photo Booth

To help capture the memories of the big day for our couple and their guest there will be a photo booth at this year’s reception, provided by All Occasions Photo Booth.

About   All Occasions Photo Booths

Photo Booth rental has exploded in popularity in the last few years.  All Occasions Photo Booths provides photo booth rental for wedding receptions as well as all other special events.  Having a photo booth at your wedding reception will make lasting memories for your guests as well as a fabulous guest book for you to treasure forever.  The guests step in the photo booth with fun props (if they wish) and take four photos.  The photos print in duplicate immediately and one of the strips goes home with your guests and the 2nd strip is placed in your guest book for your guests to write their best wishes to you.

Giggles and laughter are heard from behind the curtain as other guests are waiting for their turn.  Comments like “this is the best wedding reception we’ve been to, because of the photo booth”, or “I can’t believe what a clever idea having a photo booth at your reception is, their guest book will be something they actually will enjoy looking at”!  We’ve even heard guests say that they are having a photo booth at their reception…NO MATTER WHAT!

All Occasions Photo Booths has been celebrating with Brides and Grooms and their guests for 3 years.

Watch their interview with Robin form BrideAccess.com


Reception Center

The Home of the Ultimate Utah Wedding

This year’s wedding will take place at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The Tower is the perfect location for The Ultimate Utah Wedding with unparalleled views of Rice-Eccles Stadium and Wasatch Mountains from the east and breath taking views of Salt Lake City from the west.


About The Tower

The Tower Reception Area has three reception levels and one conference room, each with a spectacular view of the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Mountains. Their spacious reception and meeting rooms provide ample space for nearly any event. Their reception room sizes are as follows:

  • Level 4 – “Scholarship Reception Room” which seats approximately 350 people.
  • Level 5 – “Mezzanine” overlooking the Level 4, which seats approximately 80 people.
  • Level 6 – “Varsity Reception Room” which seats approximately 350.
  • Conference Rooms – Level 5 and Level 6 which seat approximately 25 guests

Before you schedule your next meeting, banquet or reception, we invite you to tour their beautiful and unique facilities to see how they can make your next event memorable. The pleasant, yet understated decor was specifically designed to compliment whatever atmosphere you choose to create.


Stronger Marriage


Our Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple will be receiving a two hour marriage session with Dr. Liz Hale along with taking the RELATE Questionnaire and receiving six free educational sessions through Couple Care (RELATE and Couple Care are available to all Utah couples for free through StrongerMarriage.org) provided by StrongerMarriage.org.


About  StrongerMarriage.org

StrongerMarriage.org is dedicated to helping couples form and sustain a healthy and enduring marriage. They provide tips and resources that can improve the strength of any relationship through their website, blog and Facebook page. 


Wedding Bands

Saratoga Jewelry Co.

For this year’s wedding couple Saratoga Jewelry will be providing their wedding bands!!

Saratoga Jewelry Co. is one of the most advanced jewelry stores in Utah. If you are looking for a custom engagement ring, men’s band or professional jewelry repair, Saratoga Jewelry has it! We offer all the service you need now and may need in the future. We hope you come and see us as you look for that special gift.

And be sure to become a fan of our facebook page to receive special deals and coupons

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cakes


Tiered Expressions will be designing this year’s wedding cake. With their talented chef, they are sure to provide the “Ultimate” Utah Wedding Cake! On Tuesday July 3, 2012 Tiered Expressions will be on Good Thing Utah showcasing 2 Utah themed cakes and then it is up to you to choose what cake will be at this year’s wedding.


About  Tiered Expressions

At Tiered Expressions, we believe in our cakes tasting as good as they look. Our pastry chef attended culinary school in New York City where she specialized in the baking and pastry arts. After graduation she worked for some of the top wedding cake artists in New York and even had a wedding cake published in a New York bridal magazine.

Now located in Utah County, we provide custom designed wedding cakes so our brides can have the exact look they want for their wedding.


Tiered Expressions has an array of offers from complimentary cake tastings to a free re-created top tier for the couple’s first anniversary. Give us a call, and allow us to be a part of your special day.

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses

Wedding Dress

Mary'sBridal will be providing this year’s bride with a gown sure to make her fabulous on the her wedding day.

This year, the public will help choose the final wedding dress from  three dresses designed by Mori Lee.




The bridesmaid’s dresses will also be provided by Mary’s Bridal. With one of the largest selections of gowns for bridesmaids, Mary’s is sure to have the perfect attire to compliment the bride as well as the Utah theme. This year the bridesmaid gown will be designed by Alfred Angelo.


About  Mary’s Bridal

Image your wedding day, as you stand next to your man, and you are wearing the dress of your dreams. Where did you find it?


At Mary’s Bridal and tuxedo, we carry one of Utah’s largest selections of wedding gowns. We also offer the accessories every bride needs, from veils to headpieces, necklaces to earrings, slips to garters. With such a large selection of designer gowns and jewelry, we have a dress and accessories for every bride. We carry gowns from Mori Lee, Casablanca, Venus, San Patrick, Claudine, Aolish, Maggie Sottero, and Jasmine. Mary’s Bridal offers wonderful heirloom-quality accessories from Richard Designs, Jessica McClintock, and AA Accessories.

Here at Mary’s Bridal, we feel that every bride deserves a dress that is just as unique and beautiful as she is and we will strive and do all that we can to make her day beautiful.

Wedding Favors

Smile Now Photo Booth and Candy Bouquets


To help us express our appreciation for all the guests who attend the Ultimate Utah Wedding, Smile Now Photobooths will be providing the favors for our guests. The favors will be red and white candy to complement the Utah theme.


About  Smile Now Photo Booths

What is so unique about Smile Now!…Photo Booths? We make it easy for your guests to celebrate right along with you! As well as get a sugary treat to take home! There are a lot of things to worry about when planning a wedding. How to entertain your guests shouldn’t be one of them. Smile Now Photo Booths helps alleviate the burden of making sure guests have a good time, and the worry of “what to do for favors”. Our photo booths provides hours of smiles and laughs all while creating the wedding memories that will last forever. And, because our booths provide two copies of every delightful memory caught on film, guests leave your wedding with a cherished favour and you both have a copy of something that lasts forever! Unique candy & dessert buffets allow the couple to share their favourite treats with the guests!


Additional Sponsors and Gifts:

  • BrideAccess.com
  • 212 Fahrenheit -Merchandise
  • Zuma Photography- Engagement Photos
  • Laughing Gravy -DJ and MC.
  • Creative Productions -Videographer
  • Café Rio –Catering the Rehearsal Dinner
  • University of Utah Guest House – 4 rooms 3 nights
  • Wild Sage – 2 Night getaway
  • Stronger Marriage.org – couple counseling
  • University Credit Union

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors for their gracious gifts and support of the University of Utah!!!!!

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