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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

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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

Winter Wedding Magic for Lisa and Ryan

Photo by Ben Blood

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!

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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.”

VENDORS:

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: grandinfo@canyonsresort.com

Brittany & Stephen’s Midsummer Night Dream

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It is snowing again today in Park City and I am hunkered down in my cozy office and wool sweater. And, while I am looking forward to hitting the slopes tomorrow, it does make me long for the warm, lush, green days of July again. So, to get us back in the summer spirit, we are sharing one of our great summer weddings.

Brittany and Stephen were married at Red Pine Lodge this past July. The couple were college sweethearts and spent many of their breaks at Stephen’s parents home here in Park City. They were excited to share the town with their guests and show them the best of what the mountains can offer. When we asked Brittany what her favorite thing about her wedding was, she said, “My favorite thing about my wedding was marrying my best friend….but about the Canyons was the gorgeous location and my guests loved riding the gondola!”

The couple chose green as a primary color for their event, and used soft feminine touches combined with a rustic woodsy feel.  They also added some playful touches like custom s’ mores for favors, to keep it fun and youthful, which matched  the couple. Truly, perfect for early July. Aria Photography was on hand to capture all the fabulous details.

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As it turns out, Brittany may have been ahead of a trend using green. According to Pantone, Green is going to be the new hot color for 2013!

Venue: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Photography: Aria Photography

Flowers: Every Blooming Thing

Decor/Rentals: Harvest Moon Events (formerly Productions by Canyons)

Entertainment: DJ Jake Russell

Wedding Cake: Carries Cakes

Catering: Canyons Resort/Talisker Events Group

Menu: A light summer seasonal buffet that featured tenderloin, chicken and included a fresh baby spinach salad with bright local strawberries, Utah goat cheese and pistachios, orzo pasta salad with Humboldt Fog cheese and chopped cucumbers, our signature Utah Trout with brown butter emulsion, steamed summer veggies and fingerling potatoes.

If Canyons can help make your summer dreams come true, please let us know, grandinfo@canyonsresort.com

As We Enter the New Year… (part II)…

About a week or two ago, we started 2013 with our “best of the best” portraits and first look shots. We started with winter and fall. In this installment, we show you some awesome shots from our spring and summer season on our mountain. We love these images for how they showcase our resort and show so much creativity. We invite you to share the love with us…

Photo by: Brody Dezember

Photo by: Brody Dezember

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo By: James Erick Photography

Photo By: James Erick Photography

Photo by: Opie Foto

Photo by: Opie Foto

Photo By: Mike Shirf

Photo By: Mike Shirf

Photo By: Britt Chudleigh

Photo By: Britt Chudleigh

Photo by: Brody Dezember

Photo by: Brody Dezember

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Logan Walker

Photo by: Logan Walker

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo By: Mike Oblinski

Photo By: Mike Oblinski

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Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Bruce Gardner

Photo by: Bruce Gardner

Photo by: Britt Chudleigh

Photo by: Britt Chudleigh

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by Zuma Photo

Photo by Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Mike Oblinski

Photo by: Mike Oblinski

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Love these images as much as we do? Check out the fantastic photographers:

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Britt Chudleigh

Bruce Gardner

Opie Foto

James Erick Photography

Mike Olbinski

Brody Dezember

Logan Walker

Mike Schirf

As We Enter the New Year…

As we enter in to a new year, it is always fun to reflect on the great achievements, events and stories of the past. In looking through all the incredible photos we have received over the past few years, we thought it would be fun to come up with a “best of the best” of first looks and portraits from our mountain weddings. In this two part installment, we tried to pick photos we thought really either showcased our resort, or were just super creative and interesting shots.

First up, winter and fall (my two favorite seasons). So, please take a deep sigh, relax, enjoy and feel the love… Happy New Year!

Photo By: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo By: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo By: Pepper Nix Photography

Photo By: Pepper Nix Photography

Photo by: Erin Kate Photography

Photo by: Erin Kate Photography

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Photo by: Zuma Photo

Photo by: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo by: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo by: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo by: Sweet Memory Garden

Photo by: Jessica's Photography

Photo by: Jessica’s Photography

Photo by: Britt Chudleigh

Photo by: Britt Chudleigh

Photo by: Rebekah Westover

Photo by: Rebekah Westover

Photo by: Jessica's Photography

Photo by: Jessica’s Photography

A huge thank you to our supporting photographers:

Zuma Photo

Pepper Nix Photography

Britt Chudleigh

Sweet Memory Garden

Jessica’s Photography

Erin Kate Photography

Rebekah Westover

Fall Elegance for Danielle and Wade

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I am so excited to share Danielle and Wade’s wedding. The couple wed on Sept. 22nd this year and shared the most spectacular fall mountain day. When I met this young couple last January, they knew they wanted a wedding ceremony at Red Pine in the fall to really showcase the best of the season for their mostly out of town guests.  The guests were then treated to a cocktail hour on our Red Tail Restaurant deck, looking up at our world class resort and passed southwestern canapes. And, then, what had to be one of the best parties I saw of the year with a reception in the Grand Ballroom.  They had so many gorgeous fall hilighting details. Danielle picked shades of deep purple, rust and gold with leaves, branches and soft white flowers to pull the fall theme together. The Ballroom was electric with perfect lighting from Five Star AV, specially selected linen and chiavaris, and the best dance band in Utah.  But, what I remember most from this wedding was how incredibly happy and totally in love the bride and groom seemed. This had to be one of my most favorite weddings to have been a part of.  I will let the excellent images from photographer, Jessica Smith Parker of Jessica’s Photography, tell the rest of this love story.

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Ceremony Venue: Red Pine, Canyons Resort

Ceremony Music: Maywood String Quartet

Reception Venue: Grand Summit Hotel, Kokopelli Grand Ballroom, Canyons Resort

Photographer: Jessica’s Photography

Entertainment: Party Crashers (AMAZING!)

Wedding Decor & Day of Planning Services: Harvest Moon Events

Flowers: Every Blooming Thing

Wedding Cake: Carries Cakes

Lighting/AV: Five Star Audio Visual