Photo by Ben Blood
Our Canyons Resort team was able to kick off our winter wedding season this year with this incredible destination event at Red Pine Lodge for Lisa and Ryan. The couple had such an artistic approach to their day. Lisa worked with Kasey Aune at Harvest Moon to pull together all of the tiny details that really made this event sparkle.
Based in Washington state, the couple elected to have a ski destination wedding this winter and celebrate the new year with eighty of their closest friends and family. They also created some really unique memories at their event, with the Best Man playing the guitar for the bride and groom during their first dance, and the Bride feeding the groom a spoonful of creme brule (instead of cake) to celebrate their marriage. They decorated the gondola car for their send off. This was really such a great example of how you can break the rules of weddings, and just do what makes you as a couple happy. It is your wedding, it should be what you want!
Photographer Ben Blood, also out of Washington, made the trip to Park City, and captured all of the wonderful details of this wedding.
We asked Lisa what her favorite detail was for her wedding and she replied, “so many things were wonderful. The food really stands out in my mind. Most weddings have average food, but not ours. We didn’t get a chance to do a tasting so I had no idea what to expect. The food was outstanding, and plated beautifully, one of my favorites was the rocky mountain fondue.” Guests were treated to a plated meal of Seared Chicken Breast with Lemon Bur Blanc and Parmesan Artichoke Risotto; Grilled Filet Mignon with Caremelized Shallot Demi Glace, and Buttermilk Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes; our Signature Pomegranate Lemonade, and assorted pies and warm housemade apple crisp instead of tradtional wedding for dessert.
Lisa also had the following advice for future Canyons Brides. “Trust your planners. Bre was so amazing throughout the whole process. We also worked with Kasey Aune at Harvest Moon Events. They both worked so hard to make sure I got everything I wanted but still stayed in my budget. This was a destination wedding for us so I had to trust in my girls. They did an awesome job.”
Venue: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort
Catering: Canyons Resort, Talisker Mountain Events
Wedding Planner: Harvest Moon Events
Decor & Floral: Harvest Moon Events
Photography: Ben Blood
Entertainment: DJ Jake Russell, High Rise Audio
Wedding Cake: In lieu of cake, the bride and groom ate creme brule and served warm apple crisp to their guests, provided by Canyons Resort.
If we can make winter magic happen for you, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org