This bride wanted a girly and glam styled wedding and she sure did not disappoint!  She has had experience as an event coordinator (how she met her future husband) that helped to make the day a reality.  The cake alone is worthy of a royal wedding, and the matching crystal detail in the centerpieces completes the glam look.  

Rustic Venue meets Glam
at Sundance Ski Resort~Bride’s Comments

How did the proposal happen?

“Nash proposed on Christmas Eve in our living room. I had gone to bed and he stayed up to get some last minute wrapping done. He woke me up and I was in my pajamas, no makeup and hair in a ponytail (thank goodness there wasn’t a photographer). He was dressed in a suit and looked so handsome. Nash walked me into the living room in front of the Christmas Tree. The living room was filled with red roses and candles. He shared his love for me and popped the question.”

Maple leafs changing color from green to red Betsy Johnson peep toe with rhinestones bow

Describe your Bridal Attire

“I wore a dress designed by Modern Trousseau and paired it with Betsy Johnson shoes.”

Blushing pink strapless bridal dress designed by Modern Trousseau hanging from a tree Blushing pink bridal dress designed by Modern Trousseau
Bride wearing blushing pink strapless dress standing with 6 bridesmaids wearing grey mismatched gowns

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue – Did you follow that tradition?

“For my something borrowed my mom gave me a sapphire necklace (my birthstone) that I wore with my wedding dress. For my something old, I wore a little mouse pin that was my grandmothers and I pinned it into my bouquet. My wedding dress was my something new.”

Gold leaf with blue berries grooms boutonniere wrapped with cream ribbon Gold leaf with blue berries grooms boutonniere wrapped with cream ribbon
Groom wearing black zara suit with groomsmen wearing grey suits in the back ground bridesmaid wearing grey dress holding pink and peach roses with lamb's ear plants in bridal bouquet
Wooden table at the front of wedding ceremony with tall vases with white hydrangeas, twigs, crystal with sand ceremony vases

Talk to me about the decor! Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?

“My personality is very girly and glam and I wanted to incorporate that within the decor.”

Bride wearing blushing pink gown walking down aisle with chapel length veil blowing in the wind Bride wearing blushing pink gown walking down aisle with her son
6 bridesmaids wearing grey mismatched dresses standing at front of aisle during ceremony 6 Groomsmen standing during wedding ceremony wearing grey suits
Bride wearing veil and groom with ring bearer doing a sand ceremony at wedding ceremony Tall clear vases with crystals, pink roses, white hydrangeas, and twigs for ceremony table decor Rustic outdoor wedding ceremony at Sundance Ski Resort

Favorite ceremony memory?

“My favorite ceremony moment was my processional song that I chose. It was “You’re So Cool” from True Romance, which is my most favorite movie of all time. No one besides our DJ knew the song. The look on the groom’s face said it all.”

Bride wearing floor length veil kissing groom at an outdoor wedding ceremony at Sundance Ski ResortBride wearing floor length and groom walking down the aisle after  an outdoor wedding ceremony at Sundance Ski Resort
groom kissing bride's forehead in a field at Sundance Ski Resort. Bride wearing blushing pink gown

Did you do a First Look before the ceremony?

Yes, we did a first look. It was intimate moment and absolutely perfect. It also took a lot of the ceremony stress off.

Gold glitter and white wedding reception escort cards Gold  glittery and white with a pink arrow wedding reception escort cards
Indoor wedding reception at Sundance Ski Resort.  gold chevalier chairsgold chevalier chairs at Sundance Ski Resort wedding reception
Gold table number with chevron pattern at Sundance Ski Resort wedding reception Wedding reception menu with pink writing and gold dots at Sundance Ski Resort wedding reception
Wedding reception menu with pink writing and gold dots on gold sequin table cloth at Sundance Ski Resort wedding reception Pink roses with white hydrageas, twigs and folioage in tall glass vase at Sundance Ski Resort
Tall clear vase for wedding reception centerpiece with gold twigs white hydrageas and crystals at Sundance Ski ResortFloating wedding reception center pieces  at Sundance Ski Resort

Why did you pick that location for your ceremony?

I actually had coordinated a friend’s wedding at the Sundance Ski Resort and fell in love with the location.

Tall gold ornate white and gold square, round, oval, wedding cake at Sundance Ski ResortTall white, gold, pink wedding cake at Sundance Ski Resort
Tall white, gold, pink wedding cake at Sundance Ski Resort Tall white, gold, pink wedding cake at Sundance Ski Resort
Tall white, gold, pink with crystals and rhinestones wedding cake at Sundance Ski Resort Tall white, gold, pink cushion pattern with pearls wedding cake at Sundance Ski Resort

What favors did you give your wedding guests

We have a good group that like to party so we decided to give our guests a “Recovery Kits” aka “Hangover Kits” for the next morning.

 Ice Luge “Shot Luge”  with bride and grooms initials

What you would have done differently, if anything.

I wish I would have written down the guests I wanted to thank. I got so nervous and forgot to thank important people.

Bride and groom kissing outside at  Rustic Venue meets Glam Couple at Sundance Ski Resortgroom dunking and kissing bride outside at  Rustic Venue meets Glam Couple at Sundance Ski Resort

Vendors

Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography
DJ: Allurish Audio
Dress Store: Alta MODA Bridal
Event Designer: C3 design
Cake Designer: Carrie’s Cakes
Cinema and Video: David Perry Films
Equipment Rentals: Diamond Rental
Floral Designer: Every Blooming Thing
Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon – Utah Wedding Minister
Reception Venue: Sundance Ski Resort

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I am excited to share a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony that took place underneath a big tree at the Inn at Park Winters.  The ceremony location was perfect because it was conveniently located right  next to the properties beautiful Victorian Mansion, which provided shade from the hot California summer sun for the wedding guests.  And with such beautifully kept grounds and photo opportunities, this wedding venue is a photographer’s dream come true. A wonderful backyard family style wedding that embodies elegant masked as casual!

Victorian Mansion Wedding ~ Bride’s Comments

What was the overall theme for the ceremony and reception?

“The overall theme was whimsical with a touch of rustic glam. I wanted to show off the natural beauty and elegance of our venue, while highlighting my love for anything rustic, antique, or vintage. From the moment we stepped foot on the property we fell in love. It’s really a magical place.”

Inn at Park Winters welcome sign in silver frame with a mason jar of wild flowers White Badgley Mischka bridal peep toe pumps with rhinestones and bridal sash

Describe the Bride’s attire. Who designed the wedding dress? Tell us about the shoes you wore.

“My wedding dress was by Mary’s Bridal in Huston, Texas. It has a sweetheart neckline, all over lace detailing and form fitting silhouette and was exactly what I had envisioned. The quality, sophistication and detail of my gown was outstanding. It was also a plus ordering from a US company; my gown arrived exactly on schedule! My shoes were by Badgley Mischka. They were the most beautiful shoes I’ve ever worn.”

 Soft pink, chiffon mismatched bridesmaids dresses by Bill Levkoff
Ring shot of white gold engagement ring and diamond wedding band on top of men's platinum wedding band Silver mesh mini purse with chain handle for bridal accessory
garden roses, cabbage roses, lisianthus, scabiosa, dusty miller, silver brunia and spray roses bridal bouquetBoutonniere with dusty miller, silver brunia and spray rosesBride with bridesmaids looking in the mirror getting ready wearing floral silk robes

What did you give your bridesmaids as a gift?

“I gave my bridesmaids matching floral robes to get ready in, pearl-like jewelry (each a different style) and a white pearl accented hanger for their dress. I wrapped their gifts in a keepsake box, tied with lace ribbon.”

Bride wearing fingertip length veil with a mermaid gown holding a bouquet looking out the window Bride wearing a mermaid gown holding a bouquet sitting on the couch
Wedding bands on top of Inn at Park Winters map  Bridesmaid wearing soft pink, chiffon dress by Bill Levkoff.

What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding? Do you have any tips to share with brides planning their own wedding?

“I received lots of great tips and advice from fellow brides throughout the planning process but the best advice that was given to me, was just two weeks before the Big Day. Yep, two weeks prior. I was getting a facial and the esthetician suggested that I take a few moments on that day to look around and just take it all in because it would fly by and be over. On our wedding day, as we were finishing a wonderful dinner, I looked around at the setting in complete awe: a Victorian mansion wedding reception area that was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. All of our closest friends and family laughing and smiling. The full moon in the horizon. The candle light, flowers, the music, everything. The day was finally here and it was the happiest day of my life and I was spending it with our closest friends and family. It was like a dream and I was living it.

My advice for any brides-to-be, is to take time to soak it all in; being engaged, planning the wedding, the Big Day itself because it all goes by so fast and it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the details and stress of planning. Think of it as a once-in-a lifetime journey and you will begin to appreciate and treasure the whole process.

Also, make sure to go on wedding-free date nights with your fiancé! Take breaks from it, you’ll be glad you did. Being a DIY bride, Pinterest was my best friend and my worst enemy! I found hundreds of great ideas and wanted to do every single one of them. Be realistic with yourself and try to select your absolute favorites.  At the end of the day, your wedding will be beautiful, even if you didn’t have those hand painted Mr. & Mrs. chair back signs.”

Bridesmaids and groomsmen lined up under trees at Victorian Mansion wedding
White wooden sign for wedding ceremony saying "this way to I do's" with an arrow White framed chalkboard for wedding ceremony at The Inn at Park Winters
Vintage window for wedding ceremony listing bridesmaids and groomsmenGroom wearing vera wang black tie and grey suit waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

Which pieces of music did you use during the ceremony? (Processional, Brides Entrance, Interlude, Recessional)

“From the very beginning I knew I wanted instrumental music to be played before and during the ceremony. We picked our favorite love songs, new and old ones and asked our DJ to play the instrumental versions. I wanted our ceremony to be intimate and romantic. To me songs without lyrics are incredibly romantic. My dad walked me down the aisle to one of my favorites, A Thousand Years by Piano Guys (originally by Christna Perri). We then happily walked away as the newly Mr. and Mrs. to I Choose You by Sara Bareilles; A fun upbeat song, which set the tone for the rest of the evening.”

Bride walking down aisle with father at The Inn at Park WinterWedding ceremony at Inn at Park Winter.  Bridesmaids wearing mismatched pink chiffon dresses
Recessional for wedding at The Inn at Park Winters

White wooden cocktail sign at Inn at Park Winters wedding reception vintage ornate white chalkboard drink menu sign

What wedding favors did you give your guests?

“We filled mason jars with carmel popcorn that we ordered from a well known mom and pop store in Omaha, Nebraska, called Vic’s Popcorn. Who doesn’t love hand crafted popcorn? It made for a fun late night snack for all of our dancing guests.”

White folded chairs and burlap lace table runner outside at Inn at Park Winters Brown wood table for wedding reception at Inn at Park Winters
Silver Candelabra on lace burlap table runnerSmall white vases with baby's breath and pink and peach flowers

What types of flowers did you have?

“I love flowers! All different types of them. In fact, I may have gone a touch overboard with what I wanted when it came to flowers. Thankfully, we had a great florist that worked with us for months and helped us select flowers that would hold up well for a warm summer wedding and that wouldn’t break the bank! We chose garden roses, cabbage roses, lisianthus, scabiosa, dusty miller, silver brunia and spray roses. For my centerpieces, I bravely opted to put them together myself, with the help of a few friends and family of course. They consisted of football mums, hydrangea, snapdragons and a few others listed above.”
Place setting at Inn at Park Winters with lace burlap table runner and white folded chairsWooden chairs with a burlap mr. & mrs. pillow

Pink and gold white striped paper straws with flagsGarden roses, cabbage roses, lisianthus, scabiosa, dusty miller, silver brunia and spray roses centerpeices
Bridal party throw confetti with bride and groom kissing at Victorian mansion weddingfire fighter hat on vintage suitcase
Vintage typewriter at Inn at Park Winters wedding Writing with white felt pen to sign guestbook slate    

What did the groom give to his groomsmen as a gift?

“He put together a box for each guy, which consisted of personalized cufflinks, an engraved flask with each of their favorite baseball teams, black and grey argyle dress socks, a cigar, and a small bottle of Fireball whiskey. Let’s just say Etsy was a much loved site in our household.”

vintage dresser as dessert table at Inn at Park Winters weddingsilver ornate 2-tier cupcake stand holding red velvet cupcakes

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Which resort/hotel/B&B did you stay at?

“We stayed home instead. We stayed at a bed & breakfast as husband and wife.  We ate way too many waffles, went on an afternoon movie date, and simply enjoyed spending a few easy days together as newlyweds at home with our fur baby (dog).  We are planning for a honeymoon/vacation trip next year.”

Bride groom stand together as sun sets at Inn at Park WintersSoft light photo of bride and groom together during late afternoon

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Vendors

Photographer:  TréCreative Film & Photo
Caterer: Buckhorn
Floral Designer: Cambray Rose Florist
DJ: Chris Reception
Venue: The Inn at Park Winters
Event Planner: Your Perfect Day

 

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