From the bride, Samantha: We are from Miami, FL and got married in Sun Valley, Idaho – where we got engaged! It was so great to have all of our closest friends and family in the mountains together – so far removed from our everyday lives – with tons of activities to do together.
The whole day was really personalized to what Adam & I wanted. We’re very casual and laid back and we just wanted to party in a beautiful setting!
The weather wasn’t working in our favor all weekend. It didn’t rain all summer and of course, our wedding day was expecting rain. We had to order a tent for the ceremony last minute.
We held the ceremony outside underneath a clear tent with the ski mountain as the backdrop. We are Jewish so we were married by a rabbi, with a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah.
When the rabbi asked if my husband takes me to be his wife, his response was “yes” instead of “I do”! It was so typical of him and lots of laughter ensued!
I loved the way the florals turned out. The chandeliers were outfitted with flowers and greenery to match our color scheme and gave the tent a warm feeling.
Most memorable moment: Our first dance! We took dance lessons, which is SO out of character for the two of us but the end result was pretty comical.
ADVICE: I would encourage everyone to make decisions together. Adam and I did a lot of the legwork ourselves and it was fun! Definitely stressful at times, but remember that it’s just one day in your life…and to have FUN with it.
RECOMMENDED VENDORS: Photographer: Dev Khalsa Photography // Floral Designer: Sue Bridgman Florist // Ceremony Tent + Rentals: That’s Entertainment // Cake: The Konditorei // Invitations: A Fabulous Fete // Venue: Trail Creek Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort // Band: The Salamanders // Wedding Gown Designer: Amsale // Makeup Artist: Britt Davis Beauty // Hair Stylist: Danielle Anspach, Mame Muse // Film: Calvin Brue Weddings // Honeymoon Location: Big Sur & Napa