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.”
Oh, wow, that ceremony set up is one of my favorites ever. The different kind of trees are stunning together! As are the pictures taken on the lift. Beautiful.