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Winter Ski Season Wedding Magic

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Winter destination weddings tend to be some of my most memorable over the year. I love when couples are able to combine their personal passion for snowboarding and their passion for each other. What better way to share your love of the mountains with your closest friends and family than invite them to an incredible ski resort like Canyons.  Erin and Pete exchanged vows at Red Pine Lodge this past December.  Kate Benson Photography was on hand to capture this early winter season event.

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We had an interview with Erin afterwards and she had some really fantastic remarks about her experience planning a winter destiantion wedding:

What advice do you have for future brides who are planning a winter wedding?

“Enjoy every second of it – from the engagement, to the planning, to the day of.  Even all the stressful parts.  It is the only time in your life when everyone you know and love will all be in the same room just for you.  It’s over before you know it.”

 What was your most memorable part of the wedding?

“Everything!  But, coming from Chicago, we had quite a few skeptics in the crowd about our choice to get married half way across the country, in the winter, on a mountain.  I think the most memorable part for me was talking with them at the happy hour when they had amazed looks on their faces saying ‘Ok, I get it now.  This is spectacular’.”

What was your favorite detail that you planned? 

“I think my favorite detail was all of the “nerdy” nods to my husband. Inevitably, as soon as he put the engagement ring on my finger all the attention was on me during the wedding planning so I made sure I had a few surprises for him the day of.  Our entrance song was the Indiana Jones theme song.  The grooms cake was a delorean made out of rice krispies and when we were cutting the cake the DJ played “The Power of Love”.  Megaman was/is his favorite video game so I had cuff links made with an image of megaman for him.  But, I also had his 10 favorite boss battles made into cuff links for the men in our bridal party.  They were all so surprised and excited.  A few of them have actually worn them again too!  But my absolute favorite detail had to be when we snowboarded down a run after the ceremony and our friends and family were cheering us on from the bottom.  Snowboarding in a wedding dress with everyone looking on literally was the most terrifying event in my life – but totally worth it.”

Erin told us later that she fell so in love with the mountains, that they have actually relocated to a ski town!

If we can help change your life, please contact us at canyonsgrandinfo@vailresorts.com

VENDORS:

Venue: Canyons Resort, Red Pine Lodge

Photographer: Kate Benson Photography

Cake:   Cakes De Fleur (2-tier cake & groom’s cake)

Entertainment: DJ Paul Helms, DJ Pauly Entertainment 

Florist: Every Blooming Thing

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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/

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

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

A Fresh Perspective from Bryanne & Ben

The Canyons Romance team and I had the wonderful chance to work with Bryanne and Ben on their wedding this summer– a truly cool couple from Omaha. Their destination wedding was fun and gorgeous. When I asked Ben what he thought about his experience here at Canyons, he said, “Most of our guests had never been to Park City or the Canyons before. It was incredible to have so many of our closest friends and family members in such a beautiful setting. We got so many compliments on how beautiful and unique the location was and had many people express that it was the best wedding and reception they’ve ever attended. We had so much fun…wish that we could relive that night over and over again!”

One of the things I remember most from their wedding day was the little surprise from mother nature– passing rain shower in the afternoon. My parents were married on a rainy day 40 YEARS AGO, so I sincerely believe that rain is a sign of good luck on your wedding day. These showers came through right at the time scheduled for their first look pictures.  Luckily, they had Mitch Burt from Zuma Photo, and what could have been a tough moment, thanks to his creativity, came out as a truly cool and fresh look for wedding photos at Canyons.  And, I would say, looking through all of Bryanne and Ben’s shots, the creativity came through all day long. As is the case with most Utah rain storms, it passed quickly and Bryanne and Ben got a classic sunny summer evening happy ending.

I absolutely am in love with some of these unique shots of Canyons and Red Pine.  Thank you to our preferred vendor Zuma Photo for their artistic perspective, postivity, continued partnership and professionalism.

Venue:  Red Pine Lodge

Catering: Canyons Resort/Talisker Events Group

Photography: Zuma Photo

Floral Design: Every Blooming Thing

Decor/ Day of Wedding Planning Services: Harvest Moon Events (formerly Productions by Canyons)

Wedding Cake: One Sweet Slice

Ceremony Music: Maywood String Quartet

Reception Entertainment: DJ Pauly

Lookout Cabin– What a View! (Part 2 of 2)

June 2012 could not have been more warm, sunny or beautiful! We were lucky enough to open our Lookout Cabin Wedding Season with Tracy and Matt’s wedding this past June.  This destination wedding was able to take full advantage of the spring beauty Utah has to offer.  The couple receited their vows on the back deck with the best view in Park City, in front of an intimate crowd of about 55 guests. Cocktail hour was set on our brand new deck expansion that offers the same view, adirondack chairs and firepits, followed by dinner in our exhibition dining room and dancing under the stars.

San Francisco based photographer, Lesley Louden of Les & Jess Photography, captured the day.

Photographer: Les & Jess Photography

Flowers: Every Blooming Thing

Decor/Design: Harvest Moon (formerly Productions by Canyons)

Entertainment: DJ Pauly

Wedding Cake: Carries Cakes

Ceremony Music: Michael Lucarelli

Officiant: Rev. Karen Nielsen

Venue/Catering: Canyons Resort, Lookout Cabin

Menu: Guests started with a cocktail hour featuring grilled salmon skewers, a tray of local antipasto with Creminelli Brothers cured meats, local goat cheese and grilled veggies, and avocado and crabmeat salad, with a plated dinner offering guests a choice of a grilled polenta napolean, pistachio crusted Utah local trout or 16oz. Bone In Summit County Beef Rib Eye.

Shannon & Matt’s Soft and Romantic July Wedding

Situated amongst the aspen trees, mountain stream and wild grasses at 8,100 feet, the Red Pine Lodge often lends itself to a rustic elegant style when it comes to choosing decor. We have seen almost every color of the rainbow work in the lodge, but often couples will elect to use more mountain style elements like branches, river rocks and grasses. So, when we saw Shannon and Matt’s totally romantic and more feminine approach to decorating the lodge, we definitely took notice. Unanimously, we all decided that the juxtaposition of the pastel colors, soft flowers and unique ornate touches against the natural woods of Red Pine was a total success.  The bride and groom were also very clever in tying in the mountain theme too by naming the tables after favorite ski runs and using some rustic curly willow.

  
 
 
 
 
 

Location: Red Pine Lodge

Photographer: Opie Foto, www.opiefoto.com

Wedding music: DJ Jake Russell, www.highriseaudio.com

Hair & Make-Up: Whitney Lewis, whintey.lewis.stylist@gmail.com

Menu: Buffet high lights avocado & crabmeat parfait and baby tomato and mozzarella skewer hors d’oeuvres, Prime Rib with horseraddish cream carvery and housemade cheese ravioli with citrus pesto cream and fennel

Cake: Carries Cakes, www.carriescakes.com

Flowers: Every Blooming Thing, www.everybloomingthing.cc

Décor elements: Lanterns and candles, garden style ornaments, soft pastel flowers including peonies, roses, hydrangea and some lillies, aspen bark, soft ribbons.

Most Unique Moment (according to the Bride): The music list playing at dinner was composed of the guests’ wedding songs.  So, many couples either kissed or stood up and danced when they heard the song they first danced to the day of their own wedding come on.  I think it reminded them what a wedding celebration is really all about. And, there was a real moose that made an appearance during dancing too!