Caroline & David  |  June 17th  |  Sun Valley, Idaho

From the bride: My parents have a vacation home in Sun Valley, so it has been a second home for both of us. My family has tons of memories growing up in Sun Valley, so it is a really special place to all of us. Dave and I share a huge love for the mountains and outdoors, so it was an easy decision when choosing our wedding location, as Sun Valley offers just about every outdoor activity around (hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, skiing, etc.)

We wanted the feel of our wedding to be western, natural and rustic. Trail Creek has an old log cabin feel, and overlooks the mountains, so the venue fit our personalities very well. We tried to create a neutral color scheme with lots of green, light grey and beige, to fit the outdoor setting.

Our first look was definitely the highlight of the day. Seeing each other for the first time, after all the anticipation was indescribable.

We loved seeing all of our plans come together (i.e. the ceremony layout, flowers, décor, and reception site). It was so special to have all our closest friends and family in the place that means most to us.

The Wedding Team

Photographer: Philip Casey Photography  |  Event Planner: Fabulous Fete  |  Floral Designer: Sue Bridgman Florist  |  Venue & Caterer: Trail Creek Cabin, Sun Valley Resort  |  DJ: Nathan Hudson Entertainment  |  Video: Blue Chip Media

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From the bride, Samantha: We are from Miami, Florida 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!

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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!

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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.

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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