Today’s real wedding features an apple green color scheme, held in a majestic setting at a ski hill in Utah. The bride’s mother is an interior designer and from looking at all of these gorgeous decor photos, you can clearly see that she has the touch. I love when you talent amongst your family or circle of friends can be exploited — in a good way !
This Jewish/Argentine wedding combined both traditions and cultures. There was even a special guest that the photographer thought was a really genuine look-alike Wolf Blitzer of CNN fame. Turns out it actually was Wolf Blitzer. Try and spot him, unless you are too distracted by all the gorgeous green apple colored decor!
“We chose the ve ue the first day we went looking, and fell in love with the lodge and surroundings area — very romantic!
“Deer Valley means a lot to us since my husband worked as an ski instructor there and we would go skiing there every winter. I learned how to ski on the slopes of Deer Valley.”
Bridal Q & A
Did you do a First Look before the ceremony?
“We decided to do out first look before the ceremony and it was one of the best decisions we made! It let us enjoy every minute of the reception and our photographer captured one of the most gorgeous pictures of us at the top of Deer Valley’s mountains, in the chairlift and she also took some beautiful family photos in the greens.”
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
“We wanted the overall look to be simple, modern, organic, elegant and relaxed. We wanted our wedding colors to match the surroundings. The aspen leaves were the inspiration for the green, the barks’ lodges for the brown, and ivory is a very elegant color inspired by wildflowers and my dress.”
What is your best advice to other mountain wedding brides?
“Don’t buy very expensive shoes, they ‘ll get ruined!”
Describe your Bridal Attire
“My dress was designed by Pronovias and I purchased it at Danielle’s Bridal in Holladay, UT. I used that dress as a base to create the dress of my dreams. Donna, the seamstress at Danielle’s Bridal, customized my dress adding buttons to the back and French lace as instructed. The veil lace matched the dress.”
Describe the Grooms Attire
“He wore a taupe suit from Hickey Freeman that we purchased from Nordstroms.”
Tell us about your wedding ceremony
“The ceremony was non religious, but we incorporated elements from Judaism: the chuppah, the bride circling seven times around the groom, the tallis, the Kiddush cup, and breaking the glass. My husband is Jewish and in the Jewish tradition both parents escort the bride and the groom to the Chuppah.”
Any DIY touches in the wedding ceremony?
“The wedding programs were handmade by my mother in law with the apple green and brown wedding colors.”
What was the most unexpected event on our wedding day?
“The wedding officiant suggested the last minute to have a translator, to translate the ceremony into Spanish for our South American guest. It was a great idea, but I wish I have planned it better. It worked out very well in the end although the ceremony took longer than planned.”
Describe your wedding flowers
“We used green cymbidium orchids, hydrangea, graden roses, rununculus, aspen branches, moss balls, chocolate cosmos, china berry, artichokes, hanging amaranthus, hosta leaves, stephanotis, green apples, kale and succulents. The colors we had in mind were apple green, browns, shades of white and ivory.”
If you knew then what you know now
“I would have planned out the photos I wanted in advance, tried to stick to the timelines better, and tried my hardest to get a good rest the night before.”
Describe your wedding cake
“Deer Valley bakery custom made our cake. We mixed mocha and banana, which created a flavor sensation. The cake was set on top of aspen logs.”
What were some personal details you incorporated?
“We danced a choreographed Tango as our first dance (Mark Christensen from Wasah Tango was our instructor), which definitely brought a festive mood to the crowd. We also served frozen limoncello after dinner, and danced the Horah.”