A Park City Wedding

A Park City Wedding

Well, let’s admit one thing, this isn’t a wedding blog. However, when planning this beautiful wedding in Park City, UT I read, relied on, perused, stalked (you get the picture) so many wedding blogs (for which I have the utmost respect and love for) that I really wanted to share our final product.

The day of the wedding was perfect! Maybe not in the conventional sense (the Maid of Honor dress was forgotten and it poured rain) but in the non-conventional sense, perfect. Brett and I were surrounded by the people that we love, the bluegrass band was rocking, the food was killer, everyone was laughing, and at the end of the night the guests fell asleep with a smile on their faces. This was all that mattered! Here are some photos from the big day – enjoy!

First, everyone got ready at the beautiful Washington School House Hotel. Charming, historic, luxurious…the design, the service, the food…everything was perfect!

After the much anticipated “first look” in the side garden, we took private photos together. The backdrop of pure white Birch trees and thunder clouds rolling in the distance set the tone.

Avid snowboarders at their favorite mountain, we couldn’t help but take a photo next to this sign. There will be an “after” photo in snowboard clothes to follow…

The ceremony was officiated by Brett’s brother. His father rhymed a speech and a close family friend spoke. The bride’s sister opened with a Dr. Suess poem. Though the vows were taken seriously, there was laughter, tears, and just enough inside joking to put everyone at ease. Since we had decided to forgo wedding parties, immediately following the vows, every person at the wedding (about 85 folks) had their photo taken with us. Fun!

Then it was time to party! The guests were loaded (umbrellas were necessary) into buses to be transported down the private back roads of Park City Resort (ceremony location) to the High West Distillery (reception location). Hors d’oeuvres were served, drinks were passed (named after our three dogs), the house band (Lash LaRue) played old mining songs in the background. Once everyone was settled – BINGO! We called the game and prizes ranged from a bottle of house whiskey to the naming rights for their next pet.

The sun was setting and it was time to eat. Commence the whiskey themed, locally sourced, veggie and meat-lover friendly feast! (Disclaimer — we know it’s not common to take this many photos of the food…don’t hate! With a menu like this, plus I had mentioned, “I’m just here for the food” there was no way this dinner was taking a backseat.)

As the guests filled their plates, they were able to sign their birthday in the “Wedding Guest Calendar” that was created on Mixbook. What a fun way to do a photo collage of every person at the wedding.

Brett and I also had a chance to take some “candid” photos…

As dinner was winding down, the fun was just beginning. Cue the photobooth and speeches. Our close friend Zack Nicholas sang a rendition of Drew Holcomb, What Would I Do Without You.

Next up was cake cutting (a close friend made a mini cheesecake which was delivered on a barrel), garter toss (complete with regulation sized football), bouquet toss, oh and one more thing…DANCING!

Photography: Stephanie Sunderland // Ceremony Venue: Park City Mountain // Reception Venue: High West Distillery // Lodging: The Washington School House // Hair & Makeup: Vivian // Photo Booth: Keala Jarvis Photography // Photo Booth Props: Etsy // Dress: The White Dress // Accessories: Anthropologie // Guest Calendar: Mixbook


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