Posts Tagged 'Park City Weddings'

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

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“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

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

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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

The Journey of your Wedding Cake

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We recently saw this you tube video posted from our friends at One Sweet Slice.  It really does show the journey your wedding cake will take coming up to Canyons Resort. It also gives you a great feel for the gondola ride! Enjoy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7boBq_eU70

Beth and Chad’s True Rustic Elegance

I have already posted a teaser of some wedding photos from Beth and Chad’s wedding a few weeks ago, because I was just so impressed with the look and feel of the event; and now have the professional images to share as well.  I had the pleasure of working with Beth and Chad on their wedding over Labor Day weekend, along with their planner, Utah Events by Design. I could not have been more impressed with how gorgeous this Lookout Cabin intimate wedding turned out. There were just so many details.  I think that this is a perfect example of how the little elegant details can really enhance a rustic setting.  Inspired by the gold band in the bride’s dress, the couple really enhanced everything– the chairs, the linens, the charger plates, even the silverware. They truly made the Lookout Cabin space their own!

Britt Chudleigh was kind enough to share these images with us and this week I am “thankful” for that! 

I had a chance to ask Beth and Chad what they loved most about their wedding at Lookout Cabin, and they said, “Our favorite thing was being surrounded by such beautiful nature at the secluded mountain top location. We didn’t use a single decoration at the wedding ceremony because we knew it would be gorgeous as is! I was overjoyed by a rainbow that appeared to us on top of the mountain (after some good luck sprinkles!), and an enormous full moon to admire on the chairlift ride down when we left the reception. The best wedding planner in the world couldn’t have planned those details! Plus we loved being in a rustic setting and still eating gourmet food.”

That may be my favorite response to that question yet! Thank you to Beth, Chad and their family. And, a huge thanks to Michelle Cousins from Utah Events by Design for creating this masterpiece.

Venue:  Lookout Cabin, Canyons Resort

Photography: Britt Chudleigh

Florist:  Orchid Dynasty

Design & Planning Services: Utah Events By Design

Decor & Lighting : Diamond Rental

Wedding Cake: One Sweet Slice

Entertainment: Frank Crowther Band

Menu: Guests were treated to an incredible meal that featured a roasted red pepper soup, seared bone-in chicken breast with a homemade goat cheese filled ravioli in an aromatic marsala broth, cedar plank grilled salmon with quinoa pilaf and homemade gnocci with grilled portabella, roasted tomato and arugula.

I STILL cannot get over how amazing the Lookout view is! If you are interested in having your perfect intimate celebration with us at Lookout Cabin, please contact us, grandinfo@canyonsresort.com