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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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A Destination Wedding in Maryland

Ann and Nathan currently live in Hawaii and planned their entire wedding long-distance. They chose to get married in Maryland because this is where the majority of their family resided. Ann chose a marsala and lavender color palette which blended beautifully with the Catoctin Mountain backdrop.A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

A Destination Wedding in Maryland

CREDITS: Photographer: Amanda Adams Photography  //  Floral Designer: Candlelight Floral Designs  //  Venue: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery  //  Bakery: SugarBakers

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An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

From the bride, Jenna: For our wedding, we wanted the feel of the mountains with a touch of formality. Anthony and I spend almost every weekend up in Vail from November-April skiing, so the mountains have been a huge part of our relationship.
An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Anthony put a TON of work into the tandem bike that was at our wedding. It was originally his uncle’s bike….it has a 1950’s French motor on it and Anthony took it over, completely restored it. He painted it our wedding colors, put on new seats, handlebars, basket, etc. Bikes were a big focal point of our wedding. We had it standing outside of our ceremony.

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We bought 75 pashminas for the guests in case the weather was chilly. We tied a cute burlap ribbon around them, put them in a wooden cart, and wrote “to have and to hold in case you get cold” on a chalkboard.

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Reading our vows to one another was amazing!

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An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Each table setting had a bicycle bottle opener that said, “Let the adventure begin.”

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RECEPTION DECOR
We wanted to go with an “eclectic” look…alternating between tall vs short; boxy vs round on each of the tables as far as the flowers and candles went. We didn’t want any of the table centerpieces to be the same and super matchy matchy. We set a romantic mood with dimmed lights and real candles, which was gorgeous.

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The floral “swings” above the tables were breathtaking!

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We had a Cuban cigar roller that hand rolled cigars for our guests. Our guest book was an old door we had people sign. We have since hung the door up in our new house and will have our favorite wedding photo blown up and put in the center.

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

The reception was SO. Much. Fun!!!! We had a live band, and they were absolutely incredible. The dance floor was packed the entire night!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

We had an ice cream bar with milkshakes, so yummy!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Our late night snacks were sliders & truffle fries….such a big hit! An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

LOOKING BACK, I wish I would have spent the week leading up to the wedding really soaking it all in. I was so busy running errands and finalizing last minute details that I was a little stressed when people starting coming into town.

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

ADVICE: ENJOY THE PROCESS! It will be stressful at times, but soak it all in because it only happens once! Have date nights with your fiancé and really work together to make it the most amazing event!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Allie Gravel of Elevate Photography // Event Planner: Banks and Leaf  //  Event Design: Amora Group //  Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers // Venue, Lodging & Caterer: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek // Band: Raising Cain (PHENOMENAL!!!!!) // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Videographer: DaCosta Films // Wedding Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau – “Sailor” from Anna Bé // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Men’s Wear: Suit Supply, Cherry Creek // Hair & Makeup: Megan Cary Artistry

Honeymoon Location: Thailand for 15 days! (amazing!)

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