March 15, 2016
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Kate & Damon | September 7th | Park City, Utah
From the bride: We love the mountains in Park City. Since a majority of our friends and family were going to have to travel to share the day with us, we thought it was a great opportunity to share Park City with everyone.
Our bouquets were autumn and mountain inspired with wheat and berries. They were just a little unkempt too, almost like the most beautiful bunch of wildflowers.
We had a 3-tiered vanilla cake with salted caramel dressing. It was decorated with some of our florals and we had a wood grain cake stand and twigs that had our initials connected with a heart for a cake topper.
I wanted the decor to reflect the beautiful venue at Red Cliff. I wanted it to be reverent of the picturesque surroundings and just add a touch of softness and beauty. We used a lot of burlap and natural colors with floral and lace to soften the look.
Guests left the ranch with little burlap bags with Utah honey and a caramel flavoured bee candy. Damon’s sister made little tags with a stamp with our names and wedding date and the line “meant to bee”. We also did welcome boxes for our guests that they received when they arrived in town. They had necessities for the weekend from energy bars to custom koozies.
My favorite moment was our sparkler exit and ride back to Park City in the classic car Damon picked. I was so excited to be married and so happy everyone had a wonderful time celebrating. As much fun as it was, I was happiest in that moment when I had a moment alone with my husband.
Looking back, I’m glad that we spent the week prior to the wedding in Utah and got to spend some time with friends and family, I’m glad we got to introduce our loved ones to our favorite mountain town, and I’m glad we were able to spend some time together and take a honeymoon after the wedding.
CREDITS: Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography // Flowers & Event Design: Scenemakers // Cake: Layers Cake Company // Caterer: Culinary Crafts // Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Assumption // Reception Venue: Red Cliff Ranch // Transportation: Something Vintage Something Blue // Makeup Artist: Versa Artistry
March 07, 2016
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Danielle & Joshua | October 24th | Lansing, West Virginia
From the bride: In the beginning planning stages, I fell in love with so many different styles. A few times during the early (and middle) stages of planning, I committed to styles I thought I wanted, mainly due to others influences. None of these styles “felt” right though and around the halfway mark, I finally decided to go back to the drawing board and go with my gut and chose a color palette of goldenrod, ecru and grey.
I wanted to do something different with my flowers. Silk flowers were an obvious no and real flowers are gone in a few days and I wanted my flowers to last longer. I thought the Sola flowers were simply perfect and the Craspedia gave my wedding the modern edge I was looking for. What’s really cool is that I still have my bouquet and Josh’s boutonniere today. They’re in the same condition as the day we wed.
Our dog, Bingo (a Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix) was such a handsome boy in his bowtie and, while slightly neurotic during the ceremony, he was a shining star during the family photos!
Our ceremony took place outside on the upper deck at Adventures on the Gorge. We had an amazing view of the New River from the mountaintop.
I searched for hours to find quotes that would define our relationship and the love we have for one another. I wanted depth and real meaning. Not just a few fluffy words in a frame.
Looking back, truth be told, I would’ve eloped; on a remote island; Fiji perhaps.
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Photographer: Melissa Perella Photography // Venue: Adventures on the Gorge
February 03, 2016
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Alyssa & Mike | June 6th | Wolf Creek, Utah
From the bride: I was going for a simple, elegant look that would fit with the rustic, mountain setting we chose to get married in.
On my bouquet, I carried a charm with a photo of my father, he passed away 13 years ago.
Our flowers were gorgeous! Lots of blues and rustic touches – loved the spirally twigs and birch accents and the peacock accents in the ceremony arrangements.
My favorite memory was that the ceremony was extremely personal. Having a close friend officiate and writing the ceremony together with him was the best decision we ever made. It was so personal, romantic and emotional, it was hard to avoid a few tears.
We used vintage license plates for table numbers. This turned out to be one of my favorite details! The license plates states had meaning for the people seated at the respective tables – Connecticut for my college friends for example, as that is where we went to school. Also, Mike, is a HUGE car guy, so this was another nice way to bring a little bit of him into the decor and details. We were even able to use the license plate from his late grandmother’s car at his family’s table, which was a very special touch.
The groom’s cake was a replica of Mike’s 1967 Mustang he has had since he was a teenager.
My favorite reception memory was our first dance. We took lessons secretly for a few months prior to the wedding, so our choreographed little routine was a big surprise to everyone and a lot of fun to finally pull off!
CREDITS: Photographer: Logan Walker Photography // Floral Designer: Branches Event Floral // Cake: Carrie’s Cakes // Venue: Wolf Creek Resort