Kim and Pete’s Epic Park City Destination Wedding

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Our team had the pleasure of working with Kim and Pete, a fun and fantastic East Coast couple, over the summer. Like many of our destination couples, Kim and Pete started working with us about a year in advance to plan for their wedding. The two really triumphed with bringing pieces of their personal style, culture and personality to the rustic mountain setting.

I always ask our brides what advice they would give to our future Canyons Resort couples. I have to say without question that Kim’s advice was some of the best I have heard. She said, “Know your vision but also know your budget!  There are so many ways to achieve a given look.  It is very important to weigh the importance of every ribbon, gift, food and beverage item, and entertainment idea against each other.  Time spent on achieving or acquiring something for the wedding is also really easy to lose sight of as well.  Your wedding will be special no matter what, so make it work the best you can with the budget you have in place! “

This entirely outdoor event at Red Pine Lodge was able to capture a lot of that advice. Kim definitely focused on some details that were important to her by having custom-made cufflinks for Pete in the shape of peanuts. She also brought in some authenticity of the area and her sense of humor by creating wooden wedding invitations, table cards and bar menus.  The table cards and bar menus had a ski theme – table cards were local Park City ski resorts and the bar menu used the ski trail difficulty signs (green circles, blue squares and black diamonds) to indicate the potential “potency” of each beverage type.

These incredible images provided to us by David Newkirk Photography.

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When we asked Kim what the most memorable part was about her Canyons wedding, she said “The party!  Being with our family and closest friends was something I will never forget.  Everyone that made an effort to be with us in Park City really helped make our day so special!” 

If we can help with your special day, please contact us, grandinfo@canyonsresort.com

Vendors:

Venue and Catering – Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Flowers – Every Blooming Thing

Hair and Make Up – Paula Dahlberg

Wedding Planner – Soiree Productions

Photographer – David Newkirk

Entertainment – No Limits

Wedding Cake – One Sweet Slice

Custom designed Invitations/Table cards and bar menus – Courtney of Pine and Parcel (CA) http://www.etsy.com/shop/PineandParcel

 Custom Jewelry – Groom’s Cufflinks – Jen Townsend (NY) http://jentownsend.com/

July Romance for Ben & Richelle

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As soon as I saw the proofs from Ben and Richelle’s wedding from this past July, I knew I had to share these on our blog. I absolutely love how soft and romantic their details were. With the help of Harvest Moon, I think that they were really able to pull together something dreamy and rustic at the same time.  The look is very cool and unique, and shows a very tasteful way to  bring both male and female energy to this event design.

I think we can allow the images tell this love story best. Thank you to Jacque Lynn Photography for sharing with us!

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Another very cool aspect to this wedding was the food. Ben and Richelle wanted to meld their two cultures into their wedding menu, which featured a combination of Mexican inspired kosher dishes. As always, our Canyons Team was happy to get creative and design a spectacular menu with the couple.

Vendors:

Venue: Canyons Resort, Red Pine Lodge

Catering: Canyons Resort, Red Pine Lodge

Menu: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders, Tuna Tartar and Watermelon with Jicama Skewers to start; Chipotle and Honey Glazed Rib Eye Steak, Ancho Crusted Utah Trout and Eggplant with Manchego Chili Relleno, accompanied with southwest inspired side dishes like roasted sweet corn and hominy succotash and red pepper cilantro puree.

Photographer: Jacque Lynn Photography

Wedding Design/Planning Services: Harvest Moon Events

Florals: Harvest Moon Events

Wedding Cake: One Sweet Slice

Reception Entertainment: Life of the Party; DJ Rob Ferre

Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon

Rustic Chic at Lookout Cabin

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We had the pleasure of working with Park City locals, Erin and Damon, on their fall wedding at Lookout Cabin. Along with their 80 guests, they were treated to one of the most beautiful fall days all season. This wedding stands out in my mind as truly capturing the rustic chic style of a mountain wedding, with some Park City local flare.

The couple used some great DIY touches like their table numbers that were wood burned onto tree stumps, and then paired them with blue glass mason jars with softer roses and baby’s breath.  In keeping with the rustic theme, both the bride and bridesmaids wore cowboy boots with their dresses. Line dancing and s’mores around the fire pits finished off the evening. The juxtaposition of the rustic mountain touches with the softer more romantic colors and textures really define this trend.

Claire Marika Photography was onsite to capture this spectacular event.

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We asked Erin after her wedding what her favorite part was. She told us, “To be honest the entire wedding was my favorite! From the ceremony to the dancing, the venue is so breath taking  everyone had such a good time. If I HAD to pick something I would say my most favorite part was the ride down in the bubble chair. Damon was holding little Daniel who was asleep. It was nice to finally get some time alone with my new husband and talk about the entire night!  The view at night is amazing especially with the full moon. It was a perfect time to decompress.

Vendors:

Venue: Lookout Cabin, Canyons Resort

Photographer: Claire Marika Photography

Catering: Canyons Resort

Menu: The dinner menu featured a mixed green salad with candied walnuts, poached pear and utah goat cheese; a duet entree of tenderloin of grilled beef with cognac butter poached shrimp.

Personal Flowers/Design: Harvest Moon Events

Entertainment: Disc Connection, DJ Matt Carlson

Wedding Cake: Cupcakes from One Sweet Slice

“Savor’s” Great Design Inspiration

For the past few years Park City Restuarant Association has coordinated an evening in June called Savor the Summit. The City will close Main St. to traffic, and each restaurant that participates can set one giant long table down the center of Main St. — the longest dining room table ever! This past summer our dear friends at Talisker on Main allowed us to participate in the design of their space. We invited Harvest Moon Events to help with the design as well, and the concept we came up with was an en blanc dinner. The tables were dressed in white, and guests were asked to wear white that evening. Each course served for the meal featured only one color, so that it would really pop against the white setting. Florals were done in an “urban rooftop garden” theme. Menus were printed with a custom wax stamp.

While this is not technically a wedding, I do think that this design concept lends itself perfectly to the summer wedding season.

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For more on Savor the Summit, please check out http://www.parkcityrestaurants.com/specials-events/savor-the-summit

Vendors:

Venue: Talisker on Main

Catering: Talisker on Main

Rentals: Diamond Rental

Floral Design: Harvest Moon Events

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Event Planning: Canyons Resort

Lydia & Tim Leave the Package Behind

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Our Canyons Wedding Team works very hard to make the wedding planning process a simple and enjoyable experience. In doing so, we have designed several different levels of wedding packages for our couples to select from. But, we also strive to make every wedding feel unique and special for those bride and grooms. Many couples have ideas when it comes to food, wine, special touches to a timeline or setup.  Our Team is more than happy to offer creative suggestions to help put a couples’ personal spin on one of our packages or to totally customize.

Lydia and Tim definitely made Red Pine Lodge their own by walking away from our package plan and custom designing their event with our Event Managers. Their approach inlcuded a different ceremony and cocktail hour location than we would typically use, as well as a black and white checkered dance floor rental. They had a great idea to use different bottles of wine for their guestbook that would be opened for future anniversaries. In addition, they added a southern inspired twist on our menu for the evening, and created a “tunnel of love” send off to the gondola to cap off the event.

Thank you to Logan Walker with Pepper Nix Photography for sharing this awesome June 2013 wedding with us.

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We asked Lydia what her favorite detail from the wedding was, she she said, “My favorite detail was the groom (and groomsmen) flowers. We saved the succulents and replanted them — the groom’s survived and is growing! It’s something special to have beyond the wedding and to watch it grow… etc.” Great advice for any couples out there with a green thumb!

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Venue: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Catering/Menu: Canyons Resort helped to customize a menu that featured a live action seafood station with Shrimp and Grits, as well as clams, mussels and scallops, as well as Crisp Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with Dried Apricot Brandy Glaze and a Garlic Seared Swiss Chard and Truffled Asparagus Risotto.

Photography: Logan Walker, Pepper Nix Photography

Wedding Planner: Eileen Dunn, Done to your Taste

Floral Design & Decor: Silver Cricket

Wedding Cake: Carries Cakes

Entertainment: The Soulistics

Ultimate Mountain Destination Wedding for Shavara & Jordan

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There are few locations to select for a mountain destination wedding that would offer the same experience that Lookout Cabin can provide. The combination of the view from Lookout Peak, the rustic outdoor setting, intimate cabin indoor setting, and incredible views from the Orange Bubble Express that brings guests from the base of Canyons Resort to the wedding venue, make this such an ideal setting for our destination couples. The whole experience tends to blow the minds of our “coastal” wedding guests.

Based in New York City, Shavara and Jordan decided that was exactly what they were looking for when planning their wedding for July of 2013. They needed a venue to truly capture the essence of a mountain wedding. These images from Rebekah Westover show what a treat this experience was for the couple and their guests.

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We asked Shavara what her favorite part of the whole experience was, and she said, “I think the most memorable part was the chairlift down.  It was great to have that time to recap the night.” I am sure that chairlift ride at night with a view of the whole town lit up, was probably a very memorable experience and once in a lifetime for most of her wedding guests too.

Thank you to our partners for making this wedding a beautiful success!

Venue & Catering: Lookout Cabin, Canyons Resort

Wedding Planner & Design: Michelle Leo Events

Photography: Rebekah Westover

Floral: Mayflowers Floral

Decor & Rentals: Diamond Rental

Entertainment: Life of the Party, DJ Rob Ferre

A Spring Gruv Wedding for Lauren & Stuart

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 I do not think you could plan a more fun wedding than Lauren and Stuart’s, which took place this past March over our annual Spring Gruv weekend here at the Resort. They touched on every note– brilliant bright colors, fun patterns, great DJ, surprise bag piper for the groom, shot-ski and to top it all off, the couple joined in the annual Canyons spring ritual of Pond Skimming.  Mother Nature even blessed this couple with a blanket of fresh Utah Powder for their ceremony at Red Pine Lodge. This was nothing short of a perfect spring ski season wedding, and Amy Lashelle Photography was on site to capture the whole day of activities  (and weather).

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For more on Pond Skimming, check out some video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aFvtcRfcyY.  You can see Bride and Groom here too.

If we can make your spring party dreams come true, contact us at grandinfo@canyonsresort.com

Vendors:

Venue: Red Pine Lodge

Menu: Dinner menu featured classic caesar salad, grilled filet mignon with shallot demi glace and buttermilk yukon gold mashed potatoes, and a Vegetable Wellington with seasonal vegetables wrapped in delicate pastry and served over a smoked tomato puree.

Wedding Cake: One Sweet Slice

Design/Decor/Flowers: Harvest Moon Events

Wedding Planner, Day of Service: Harvest Moon Events

Photographer: Amy Lashelle

Entertainment: DJ Jake Russell, High Rise Audio



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