From the bride, Ingrid: We always dreamed of a wedding in the outdoors in a majestic setting. We wanted the overall look to be simple, modern, organic, elegant and relaxed. We wanted our wedding colors to match the surroundings, the aspens leaves were the inspiration for the green, the mountain lodge for the brown and my dress for the ivory.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Deer Valley means a lot to us since my husband worked there as a ski instructor and I learned how to ski on the slopes of Deer Valley. We chose the Silver Lake Lodge the first day we went looking for venues. We fell in love with the lodge and the surroundings!

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

We did photos before the ceremony and it was one of the best decisions we made since we didn’t miss a minute of the reception and we got one of my favorite pictures at the top of the mountain in the chairlift.  

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

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My favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle after we got married, it was magical!

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We danced a choreographed Tango as our first dance.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

My advice: Invest in a good dance floor! Don’t buy expensive shoes, they ‘ll get ruined. Plan the photos you want to take before hand. Stick to the timelines and try to get a good rest the night before.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

THE VENDOR TEAM
Luxe Mountain Venue, Catering, and Cake: Silver Lake Lodge at DEER VALLEY RESORT {more info}  // Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography  //  Floral Designer: Roots  //  Linens and Coverings: Wildflower Linens 

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From the event planner, Classic Creations:
Ralph and Sara love the outdoors, horses, and have a great modern style. We made sure we brought a bit of all of that to their elegant, rustic mountain wedding.

Elegant Wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Beaver Creek Colorado

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Sara and Ralph work for the Five Guys franchise, we played some of the theme off of that with our “One Guy + One Gal” theme and signature drink.

Elegant Wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Beaver Creek Colorado

One of our fave details was the custom bar with a photo of the couples horses.  Sara said that it was one of the only times the horses ever ran together, luckily the photographer captured it during their engagement photo session.

Elegant Wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Beaver Creek Colorado

We took the big ballroom and divided it up in to a lounge and bar section, a dinner and dancing section, and a wow this is the focal point of the room cake section!  We placed a sheer curtain at the back of the room with trees and tons of candles behind it to add to that outdoor romantic feeling, pulling back the curtain to reveal the absolutely stunning cake! I loved hearing the ooohs and ahhs as the guests walked in!

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Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek ColoradoThe cake was just stunning, and believe it or not ….fake! With the exception of one small round at the back for Sara and Ralph to cut. 

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The cake design matched Sara’s gown.

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Of course our “One Guy + One Gal” had to pay homage to Five Guys for bringing them together. A macaroon hamburger ice cream sandwich and churros fries in paper cones were served as a late night snack.

Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek Colorado

THE VENDOR TEAM

Decor & Rentals: Pink Monkey Solutions  //  Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography  //  Event Planner: Classic Creations Wedding Planners & Designers  // Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch  //  Cake: Intricate Icings  //  Flowers: The Flower House

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