From the bride, Sarah: Daniel and I are both avid skiers. We knew we wanted to get married in the mountains, it’s our favorite place in the whole world. We wanted a luxurious après ski wedding with a warm holiday glow and our closest family plus a few friends who were crazy enough to make the trip.

A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah

A snowy Christmas wedding in Utah

THE DAY OF
We had a blizzard the day of our wedding. The most beautiful thick white snowy blanket that fell steadily for the whole day and into the night, it was magical!!  A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah

THE RECEPTION
Our reception was filled with gold glittery candles, red holly berries, brown pinecones on deep green pine boughs, and aspen tree accents. I felt like I was outside in the mountains—but inside of the coziest lodge glowing with the most lovely holiday sparkle!

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ADVICE
Be chill. It’s your one and only dream-come-true day to celebrate the love of your life and the beginning of the rest of your forever together. At a certain point you let it go and just go with it because the day is going to be as wonderful as you allow it to be. Our day was wonderful and I did my best to soak up every moment

A Snowy Christmas Wedding in Utah

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Photographer: Logan Walker Photography  //  Event Designer: Silver Summit Event Design  //   Floral Designer: artisan bloom  //  Venue: Stein Eriksen Lodge

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From the bride, Kwany: We wanted a winter wedding in Utah because we love skiing in Utah.

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My bouquet was soft and slightly rustic. I had white/ivory roses and peonies with some dusty miller and mini pine cones, finished with a burlap wrap and twine overlay.

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We played Chinese door games. This tradition originated from ancient times in Chinese culture – it implies that the bride’s family and friends do not want to marry the bride away. So as the groom sets out to the bride’s home, he will have to pass a series of tasks as a way to demonstrate that he really loves her. My girlfriends had the boys dress up in ridiculous outfits (tutus, butterfly wings), do yoga poses, push-ups, and eat the flavors of marriage (spicy, sweet, sour, bitter). It was definitely a good time for our friends and family to watch!

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Even though it took a long time to write, I’m really glad that we wrote each guest a personalized note on their name cards. It was a nice way for us to show appreciation to our friends and family who came from all over the world to celebrate our happiness.

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Looking back, I can’t imagine not having a day of wedding planner. On the day of our wedding, I was relatively stress free because I had her taking care of all the details!

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My advice: Don’t drag out your wedding planning. We had a long engagement (1.5 years) which allowed for a lot of time to plan, look at Pinterest, wedding magazines, etc. And while it was initially a lot of fun, I was a little fatigued with the process and choices (there are always more options!). At some point, you just need to know where to cut yourself off. So, I would recommend doing wedding planning in sprints – do a lot of work and then set it aside from a while before you have to pick it up again. Otherwise, it will take over your life!

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 Kwany’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Sundance Resort. Sundance was just magical and we couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. Plus, I loved that everyone stayed in one place so that it was easier for our guests to hangout before/after the wedding.

Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography  //  Event Planner: Soiree Productions  //  Floral Designer: Blossom Sweet  //  Cake Designer: One Sweet Slice  //  Musicians: Echo Talent Management  //  Video: Lumineux Films

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From the bride, Sarah: We wanted a white tie wedding, very formal and very traditional. We both felt very strongly that marriage is an expression of love and commitment to each other. It was not something to be entered into lightly, and keeping with tradition, it was also my parents 36 wedding anniversary. Historically, the people we know who have had a more traditional wedding, have stood the test of time.

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Being from a long line of southern women. Engraved invitations were the only option. I did embellish them with ribbon and a wax seal. I hand wrote every outer and inner envelope my self. The coolest feature is we now have the copper plates for each piece of the engraving. They will be framed.

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

For the ceremony, we wanted an arch wrapped in vines, flowers, and crystals. I created the chair backs with love birds.

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

My Uncle George performed the exact ceremony performed at my parents wedding, from the same book. The book was my great, great grandfathers ceremony book – it is over 100 years old.

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

I only wanted one floral centerpiece. All white hydrangeas to fall off the edge of the table and pool on the floor.
A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

Our favors were hand printed scarves that matched our wedding linens in custom boxes with custom notes inside. The boxes were embossed with white flowers and vines.

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

We used floating chandeliers and dangling lights under the tent.

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

My advice:

1.  Enjoy every minute of the planning process; I had the best time with my mother planning our wedding. There was no drama, no issues. And I had found my dress with my mother; it was a very special perfect moment, one she had imagined since I was little. My mother cried when we found the dress.

2.  Hand write all your envelopes and every thank you card including the envelopes. After all it might be the only time in your life you do this…. And labels are not personal.

3.  Learn the phrase, “I don’t know… call the wedding planner.”

A White Tie Mountain Wedding in Canyon Resort, Utah

Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: Canyons Resort  //  Floral Designer & Event Planner: Harvest Moon Events  //  Dress Designer: Lillian West //  Makeup Artist: Versa Artistry

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From the bride, Elaine: We embraced our geeky side and tied the knot on the pi day of the century, March 14, 2015. This unofficial holiday celebrating the mathematical constant pi (3.1415…) will not fall again on a Saturday for another 700 years.

 

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 Deep in Big Cottonwood Canyon, we exchanged vows at a place ironically named “Last Chance”. The unpredictable March mountain weather cooperated for our late afternoon ceremony.  Fred’s close friend and former college mathematics professor officiated the ceremony.

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Cake pops were displayed on a multi-tiered cake stand with a bride and groom cake pop at the top. The remaining cake pops were shaped as mini two-tiered wedding cakes to create the effect of a wedding cake fractal. A cake pop toast at 9:26 PM celebrated a few more significant digits of pi.

A Pi Day Wedding in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah

A dazzling ice sculpture from Swanavation Ice Sculptures in the shape of π prominently displayed our name and wedding date. The guests enjoyed amazing food and drink (the groom’s choice of Jalapeno cream ale was a hit), danced the night away, and enjoyed donning props at the live photobooth. Celebrations continued into the night as all enjoyed “Life Elevated”.

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Elaine’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

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On a beautiful breezy day in the Rocky Mountains, Amna & Heiko recited their vows on the Flagstaff Deck of the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The bride paid homage to her Pakistani heritage with silk brocade fabrics, handmade jewelry, and a dramatic color palette of rich gold and burgundy red. The goal for the decor was opulence and grandeur, which Silver Summit Event Design clearly delivered. Logan Walker Photography perfectly captured all the luxe details from this stunning mountain destination wedding.

Mountain Luxe Wedding in Park City, Utah

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Mountain Luxe Wedding in Park City, Utah

The bride wore an Ian Stuart gown with Sergio Rossi Mermaid Cage Boots.

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THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer:  Logan Walker Photography  //  Event & Floral Design: Silver Summit Event Design  //  Venue, Lodging, Caterer & Cake: Stein Eriksen Lodge  //  Florals: Artisan Bloom  //  Invitations, Menus & Welcome Books: Paper Daisies Stationery

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From the bride, Lindsey:  Both Aaron and I are medical students, and have very limited schedules. We only had a two week window to get married over the New Year, so we knew it had to be in Park City. We got to have an extra little ski vacation following the wedding, and all of our out of town guests loved that Utah snow.

An Intimate New Year's Eve Wedding in Park City, Utah

We didn’t really have a theme to the wedding, but we knew we wanted it to feel like a New Years Eve party. We ended up settling on black white and gold and it was perfect.

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We ended up using a couple hundred white candles along the aisles, on the tables and to create a backdrop for the ceremony. The candlelight was amazing and made the whole evening feel so intimate.

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I think my favorite part about the whole wedding was having my little brother officiate. He has been able to watch us grow as a couple since we started dating and he really customized our ceremony to us. Every word he said had so much meaning to it, it was so captivating and spectacular.

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We had the most beautiful, massive Christmas tree that we decided to leave up for the holiday. All the tree decor was in our wedding colors so it fit in beautifully.

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 We set up a clear tent on the back patio, which housed a fire pit, s’more station, and hot cocoa for guests to warm up. That was a real hit and one of my favorite parts of the reception.

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My advice: Start early and hire a party planner. There’s no way I could have accomplished everything the planner did, and it made the whole thing so stress free.

An Intimate New Year's Eve Wedding in Park City, Utah

Lindsey’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Logan Walker Photography  //  Wedding Planner & Floral Design:  Just So Event Floral  //   Wedding Dress: Enzoni //  Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo  //  Cake & Sugar Cookies: Baked Pretty //  Rentals: Diamond Rental   //  Videographer: Wozy Films

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