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A Chic Mountain Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

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.

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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!

A Chic Mountain Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

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.

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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.

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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!

A Chic Mountain Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

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.

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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.

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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.

A Chic Mountain Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

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

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Mountain Wedding Elegance in Tennessee

From the Photographer: JoPhoto: Samantha and Jack tied the knot over the Fourth of July weekend in the Smoky Mountains. Samantha loves everything that glitters and shines, so she added a beautiful rhinestone belt and bracelet along with a cathedral veil to her stunning gown. The ceremony was filled with hundreds of stunning florals. Their puppy, Lilly, wore a blush pink floral collar and a cute sign that read,  “Daddy, here comes mommy”.  The reception tent was overflowing with lush florals.
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The Wedding Vendors: Photographer: JoPhoto //  Event Planner: Posh Productions  //  Venue: Chateau Selah  //  Floral Designer: Connie Timmons  //  Caterer: Divine Catering  //  Cake Designer: Embree House Wedding Cakes  //  Equipment Rentals: Celebrate Rentals  //  Dress Store: White Lace and Promises

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A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding

Jennifer & Peter  |  August 1st  |  Vail, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted the wedding to feel upscale while keeping in touch with the Colorado mountain setting.  We created a mountain logo that incorporated our initials, which was used on our welcome bags, cocktail napkins, the reception dinner menu, escort cards, etc. We also customized the menu to utilize as much local food as possible to keep with the Colorado feel. We chose a color palette of white, peach and grey.

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Natty Michelle Paperie created our custom hand drawn wedding maps.

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We lit a unity candle during our ceremony.  We enjoyed the symbolism of our two families coming together.  My parents used the same candle on their wedding day, which made it even more special.

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Looking out at our friends and family in the chapel.  It was overwhelming and amazing all at once to feel their love and support.

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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My favorite detail was our signature cocktail, the “Southside.”  This is our favorite drink to share in the groom’s hometown of Oyster Bay, NY and it brought a little bit of the east coast to the mountains.

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 A few deer joined our outdoor cocktail hour, which was an unexpected, fun moment.

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My mom and I created the escort cards.  They were in the shape of lift tickets with our mountain logo. We hung them from metal tags on a chic yet rustic wooden board. 

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Table décor included long seeded eucalyptus garlands interspersed with white florals, candles and antlers.  

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We named our tables named after Vail ski trails. A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

I can still picture our first dance and the father/daughter dance perfectly when I hear the songs played.

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My advice: Enjoy every second – it flies by! A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Jennifer’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Brinton Studios  //  Event Planner: Kelly Karli Weddings  //  Floral Designer: A Secret Garden  // Wedding Gown Designer: Rivini from Kleinfeld  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo   //  Hair: Jill Suarez, About Hair  //  Makeup Artist: Laura Anzalone, Soul Spa Studio //  Band: Tunisia  //   Cake: Mountain Cupcakes   //   Guest Lodging: The Sonnenalp   //  Venue: The 10th

Honeymoon Location: French Polynesia

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