From the bride, Julie:
I love the mountains and I have loved Park City since my very first visit at 12 years old. Ryan and I have shared so many happy memories in the mountains — hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, listening to music, drinking wine and enjoying the quiet. It is a place we both know we can completely relax and we wanted to share all this with our friends and family.

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I love birds of paradise and wanted to incorporate a piece of where I was raised in Florida.  My bouquet was made solely of birds of paradise, but it was heavy!  Needless to say, there was not a bouquet toss for fear someone might lose an eye.

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We took all our formal photos prior to the ceremony because we did not want to miss any time with our friends and family who had all traveled to Park City to celebrate with us. PepperNix03The ceremony was on the grand lawn of the Montage overlooking the mountains.

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We wrote our own vows. Instead of writing them separately, we wrote one set that we each modified to read to the other.

PepperNix07My favorite memory from the ceremony was looking back to see the smiling faces of all of our friends and family who had traveled to join us in Utah, then looking up to see the hotel balconies full of strangers enjoying our beautiful day. PepperNix08 PepperNix09

Wine bottles were used as table markers and every single name-card holder was made by hand using wine corks we collected.

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The groom’s cake, which was shaped like the University of Michigan’s block-M logo–it was a total surprise!

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Our advice: Accept help. Be flexible. Enjoy the party and all of your loved ones that came to celebrate with you. PepperNix14

Julie & Ryan’s  RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: Montage Deer Valley  //  Floral Designer: Artisan Bloom  //  Musicians: Maywood String Quartet   //  Band: Party Train  //  Dress Designer: Vera Wang  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale  //  Makeup Artist: Paula Dahlberg

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Stephanie & Justin  |  July 27th  |  Park City, Utah

From the bride, Stephanie:
Mountain weddings are absolutely breathtaking. The natural elements add such a dimension to your wedding setting and enhance all of your details.  Since our love started in Utah, we decided to get married in Park City.  We knew we did not want to do the cookie cutter hotel ballroom, but something more exciting that showed the picturesque beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Park City provides a more boutique setting with mountains and modern luxuries.  Having a mountain destination wedding turned our celebration into the perfect vacation/weekend getaway.

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TerraCooper04Our theme was western mountain ski lodge meets east coast elegance. We wanted to maintain the mountain and rustic lodge style that is evident in Park City.  However, we also wanted to bring a glimpse of the elegant characteristics that you might find in a traditional New England setting.  This fusion of style really helped represent where we both come from and how we came together.

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TerraCooper03White chairs with teal bows lined the aisle leading up to our rustic arbor decorated with pine branches, flowers, jewels, a white-lace canopy and a chandelier. TerraCooper05

TerraCooper06I surprised Justin with a NY Giants groomsman cake. I had pictures of us taken in our Giants shirts during our engagement shoot. We framed pictures to put around the grooms cake. He had no idea and it was really cute and fun.
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TerraCooper11I made Justin learn a choreographed dance for our first dance with lifts tricks and all!  It was really fun and something we will always remember. TerraCooper12TerraCooper10My advice: Have fun with the planning. You hear so many horror stories about people planning their wedding, but I loved all the personal details. It can be such a fun process if you plan enough in advance. Wear comfortable shoes, no one sees them anyway! And use a videographer, it flies by so fast and you forget most of it…it is priceless to have a video to watch for the rest of your life.TerraCooper14

Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Red Pine Lodge at The Canyons  We were immediately drawn to The Canyons.  As soon as we saw the Gondola and the mid-mountain setting for the wedding, we absolutely fell in love with the property.  The Canyons provides a terrific village setting across from their multiple condo and hotel properties and the Gondola up the mountain to the lodge provided the wow factor to make your wedding a night to remember!
Photographer: Terra Cooper  //  Event Planner & Florals: Harvest Moon Events  //  DJ: Laughing Gravy  //  Musicians: Terrance Hansen  //  Cake: Carrie’s Cakes  //  Oficiant: Anita Gordon  //  Videographer: Pointe Digital  //    Hair & Makeup: Grassroots Aveda Salon  //  Wedding Gown: Allure Couture from Fantasy Bridal  // Shoes: Enzo Angiolini  //  Wedding Rings: Tacori

Rehearsal Dinner: Sky Blue at The Sky Lodge. We had most of our family members, wedding party and out of town guests there. It was almost like a mini wedding. We were actually able to spend a lot of quality time with everyone that we would not have the next day at the wedding. This was priceless because at the wedding it is hard to spend more than a few minutes with everyone.

Honeymoon: Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa and the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

We are starting the week off with this GORGEOUS styled shoot from Sparkle Photography.  The creative team at Soiree Productions combined a bold color palette of tangerine, sapphire, fuschia and red with natural elements to create this elegant yet rustic style perfect for a wedding in the mountains.

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THE STYLE TEAM
Photography: Sparkle Photography  //  Design: Soiree Productions  //    Flowers: Artisan Bloom  //   Location: Sundance Resort  //  Makeup & Hair: Paula J Dahlberg

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This pretty Park City wedding is simple yet romantic with natural elements that complement the beautiful mountain surroundings.  An organic green, white and burlap color palette perfectly accentuates the nature-inspired theme.  This airy mountain romance at  The Canyons Resort was captured Mitch Burt of Zuma Photo.Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

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Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Summer & Dave | August 20th | Park City, Utah

We are in love with this beautiful farm-inspired wedding surrounded by mountains and wildflowers. The couple served organic food from the Copper Moose Farm, guest tables were named after their favorite Park City ski runs and their wedding rings were forged from the metal of sentimental family rings.  A perfect combination of nature and romance beautifully captured by Chudleigh Weddings.

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Park City, Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah

Luxe Mountain Weddings - Utah