Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Chris Lavoie & Jacoby Jacobsen at The Tasting Room

An intimate, casual gay wedding by Silver Summit Event Design at Culinary Crafts' downtown Salt Lake City venue featuring food, fun, and games.

With twoolf July 31, 2017 Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Park City Magazine

LIVE IN Sandy OCCUPATIONS Chris is the owner of Silver Summit Event Design; Jacoby is an entrepreneur. HOW THEY MET Online WHERE THEY GOT ENGAGED In New York City; they had just seen a Broadway play, and as they left the theater Jacoby said he had to tie his shoe, but he got down on one knee and proposed. WEDDING STYLE Casual but classy, intimate, and nontraditional NUMBER OF GUESTS 40 DÉCOR DETAILS They filled their outdoor ceremony with voluminous pampas grass and hung lush floral chandeliers over the reception tables. They wanted to include elements that made the reception feel like an autumn feast: persimmons, blackberry vines with berries, and pomegranates. FUN & GAMES They set up lounge seating and added games, including pool tables, cards, shuffleboard, and Nintendo Wii so their guests could relax and have fun. They also included a sketch photo booth where guests sat down and had quick portraits drawn of them. MENU Butler-passed margaritas served in mini bottles of Patrón Silver and with mini pulled pork tacos; food stations including mezzaluna salad, pan-seared black cod with honey-soy glaze, smoked short ribs with potato mash; a sushi bar; and individual cheese-tasting boards customized with the phrase “Praise Cheeses!” which guests took home as gifts. DRINKS His and His cocktails: Hendrick’s gin + rose lemonade; Kraken dark rum + Diet Coke DESSERT Butler-passed cronuts and cotton candy; fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies; passionfruit gelato; vanilla gelato served affogato-style with espresso and Baileys; and a dark chocolate and peanut butter wedding cake hand-painted to look like stained glass. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Fun, casual, intimate HONEYMOON Halloween in New Orleans and EDC music festival in Orlando

Our menu was inspired by the places we’ve traveled to together: barbecue for Austin; sushi for Honolulu; and cronuts, fresh-baked cookies, and cotton candy for New York. —CHRIS & JACOBY


Ceremony: Outdoor terrace at The Tasting Room

Reception: The Tasting Room

Wedding Planner & Designer: Silver Summit Event Design

Photographer: Logan Walker Photography

Videographer: Jared Wortley Films

Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon

Invitations: Minted

Grooms’ Formal Wear & Alterations: Leone’s Custom Tailoring

Grooms’ Accessories: Burberry

Makeup for Chris’s Mother, Sister & Niece: Versa Artistry

Caterer: Culinary Crafts

Cake: Flour & Flourish

Flowers: Artisan Bloom

Tables, Chairs, China, Glassware & Flatware: Diamond Rental

Linens: BBJ Linen

Lighting, Games & Custom Signage: In The Event

Music: DJ Bentley, DJ Victor

Sketch Photo Booth: The Hand Drawn Photo Booth

Hotel for Guests: The Little America

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Capitol Rooftop & Lounge at Capitol Theater

Rehearsal Dinner Caterers: Café RioCupBop, Waffle Love