Posts Tagged 'Talisker'

“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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Venue: Talisker on Main

Catering: Talisker on Main

Rentals: Diamond Rental

Floral Design: Harvest Moon Events

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Event Planning: Canyons Resort


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

Chrystal and Patrick– Capturing the Essence of Vintage Rustic at Red Pine

Undeniably, the past two years has seen the incredible rise of the vintage rustic wedding trend. While their may be some (ehem, Huffington Post) that may be ready to see it fade, it seems that the public has spoken– vintage is here to stay a while longer. And, why not? The style lends for the small details and personal touches that can make the event more meaningful to the couple. Chrystal and Patrick’s wedding at Red Pine really does capture the best that this style has to offer. Touches like the shades of blush and champagne bridesmaid dresses, to the bride’s choice of unique shoes and lace dress, to the wishing well guestbook and touches of burlap or family recipe cards are all examples of the great things you can do with this theme.  It turned out gorgeous and a great fit at Red Pine. Photographer, and friend from Arizona, Mike Olbinski, was on site to catch all the details.

We asked Chrystal what her favorite moment was, and she replied, “That’s a tough question because we liked so many things from the entire weekend! Riding in the gondola over the canyon, Pat and my first look down the trail, walking down the bridge to the ceremony, the entrance to dinner when the smell of fajitas filled the room, our first dance and all the amazingly fun dancing that followed (especially when the crazy glasses came out) we really had an epic experience that we will always remember.”

We had an “epic” experience with this couple too!

Venue : Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Catering: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort, Talisker Event Group

Menu: Guests enjoyed a station style menu that featured mixed field green salad with pear and Utah goat cheese, carving station with sugar and spice rubbed porkloin with a shallot marmalade and apple-brandy reduction, live action fajita station and for dessert, miniature ice cream cones passed during dancing.

Photography: Mike Olbinski

Floral: Harvest Moon Events

Entertainment: DJ Jake Russell

Wedding Planning Services: Harvest Moon Events

Cristina and Scott’s Sunny Summer Details

Cristina and Scott shared their vows on a sunny summer day in August at Red pine Lodge this summer. Bright colors of yellows and teal really enhanced the fun summer evening. This wedding is also a great example of how a few small details can really accent your wedding and bring your personality to the venue. Some examples here are the use of the frames with a small wildflower or aspen leaf on each escort card (to indicate the meal selection), the tree stump table numbers, the colorful chinese lanterns and wildflowers set in small metal pails. Harvest Moon Events, lead by Kasey Aune, designed the event with whimsical summer rustic elegance and James Erick Photography captured the day.

Venue:  Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Catering: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort

Menu: Guests enjoyed homemade sausage stuffed mushrooms with a smoked tomato sauce, beef tenderloin skewers with rosemary and balsamic and a display of Rocky Mountain Fondue- the perfect fit at a ski resort for the cocktail hour. A plated dinner followed with choice of Chicken, Salmon or Homemade Ravioli.

Photographer: James Erick Photography

Floral: Harvest Moon Events

Wedding Cake: Carries Cakes

Entertaiment: DJ Pauly

Wedding Planning Services: Kasey Aune, Harvest Moon Events

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.

Fun in the Snow and Sun!

The ski resort may have just closed for the season, but it is not too late to reflect back on an incredible spring ski wedding! With the help of Mother Nature, who delivered a spectacular Utah blue bird sky day, Jessi and Nick were able to exchange their vows on the mountain, outdoors in March.  For those brides looking to plan an outdoor winter wedding ceremony, there is a lot to consider, but I will always recommend waiting until March or April when the days are a lot longer and the temperatures tend to be much more comfortable.  By doing just this, Jessi and Nick were able to capture a truly gorgeous day. 

The couple chose a cozy and rustic, but still modern theme for the event. Bridesmaids selected their own dresses in several shades of blue, and wore matching sand colored peacoats with muffs. Table top decorations included tons of candles and simple single stem arrangements. The bride’s bouquet was constructed with white blooms and blue accents and she was also draped in a fur wrap.  

Thank you to the incomparable Pepper Nix from Pepper Nix Photography for these incredible images!

Location: Red Pine Lodge

Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography

Flowers & Decor: Productions by Canyons

Catering: Canyons Resort/Talisker Catering Company

Menu: Guests dined on grilled beef kebabs with homemade chimichurri sauce and fresh endive with cambozola cream cheese, candied pecan and pear during cocktail hour, along with a sitdown plated dinner of our signature pistachio nut encrusted Utah trout with local wild mushroom and truffle mashed potatoes, grilled filet mignon and a vegan friendly grilled polenta cake napoleon with a smoked tomato puree. For dessert, the couple served s’mores with an interactive fire pit.

Wedding Cake: Provided by friend of the family

DJ & Entertainment: DJ Craig Chambers from Disc Connection

The Romantic Secrets to the Bachelor

On January 23rd, ABC’s The Bachelor was shot at Canyons Resort and around Park City. You can check out the full episode on

The episode was filmed at the beginning of October in 2011. They did an amazing job capturing the beauty of fall in Park City, and even caught the first snow of our winter season. All of the locations are available to you for your own romantic scenes. Let’s unlock the episode.

Date #1: Rachel; Dinner at the Talisker Outpost Yurt


Totally exclusive, and off of Guardsman Pass, the Outpost can be the perfect location for your private, rustic and unique mountain event.

The Group Date: Fly-Fishing at Thousand Peaks and Drama at the Pool

All of the devilish antics from the Group Date took place at our Waldorf Astoria Park City pool. While the tantalizing twisting behavior of the girls may not autmotically make you think romance, the potential wedding locations at the Waldorf may.


Date #2: Jennifer, Dinner at Red Pine Lodge and concert at the Ski Beach

That’s Right! Our Red Pine Lodge and Canyons Ski Beach were the featured location for the second one on one date. They had a romantic dinner on our ceremony bridge, and they even took a ride on our Orange Bubble Express!



A little known fact– I was one of the many attendees at the Clay Walker concert that was filmed for the show at our Ski Beach. It may have been pouring rain, but it was so much fun to be a part of the show.


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Final Rose Ceremony: Talisker Tower Club

Located in Empire Canyon, off of the ski slopes of Deer Valley, the Talisker Tower offered the perfect remote and romantic location for the final rose ceremony.


Where did the girls Stay? Of course they were in the Presidential Suite at the Waldorf Astotria. The Waldorf offers a Golden Door Spa as well. To book your stay,

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If you have recently received your final rose and are interested in any of these unique and beautiful locations for your romantic affair, please contact me,