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COCKTAILS! From the moment you say “Yes” to forever, to sealing the deal with a kiss, we’re sharing 20 signature drinks for every celebratory moment. Photographer: Autumn Cutaia | autumncutaia.com Bridal Registry Shop - Timeless Glassware: White Peacock Denver | whitepeacockdenver.com Backdrops: Replica Surfaces | replicasurfaces.com

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NEW MEXICAN 75 The New Mexican 75 is Safe House Distilling’s take on the classic French 75. If you’re serving tacos at your rehearsal dinner or welcome party, this signature cocktail is a fabulous choice. It has just the right amount of kick! INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Teller Green Chili Vodka 0.5 oz Lemon Juice 0.5 oz Honey Syrup Sparkling Wine Lemon RECIPE 1. Add vodka, lemon juice and syrup to shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into champagne flute. 3. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon wheel.

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EGG WHITE WHISKEY SOUR This black tie cocktail is meant to be sipped on by ladies and gents wearing elegant gowns and crisp tuxes. Whether you’re hosting a mountaintop “I do” or ballroom reception, the Egg White Whiskey Sour is a staple cocktail for even the fanciest wedding event. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz WW Small Batch Bourbon 1 oz Lemon Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup 1 Fresh Egg White 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters RECIPE 1. Add all ingredients except the bitters to a shaker and dry shake (no ice) for 20 seconds. 2. Add ice to shaker and shake for 15 more seconds. 3. Double strain into a glass. There should be a stiff foam on the top of drinks. 4. Garnish with a few dashes of bitters and a cocktail pick with a maraschino cherry. Cocktail Glass: Baccarat Faunacrystopolis Tumbler | whitepeacockdenver.com

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OLD FASHIONED The Old Fashioned is a go-to cocktail for any celebration. From winter welcome parties and wedding receptions to fancy engagement soirées, you can’t go wrong by having this drink on your menu. INGREDIENTS 1 Sugar Cube 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters 1 tsp Water 2 oz Bourbon/Whiskey Orange RECIPE 1. Place ice in the Meltdown to form a perfectly round ice ball. 2. Add sugar cube and bitters to glass. Add water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. 3. Add ice ball and bourbon to glass. Stir gently. 4. Garnish with orange peel.

Cocktail Glass: Fluent Cocktail Glass in Clear by Moser | whitepeacockdenver.com

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ICE ICE BABY

Did you know that it’s tradition for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on the big day? The Meltdown Ice Press is the perfect luxury gift idea for any whiskey loving hubby-tobe or your father. Personalize the gift by having their initials monogrammed on it or even better, if you have a wedding crest, The Meltdown can engrave it so this bar piece will forever be a reminder of your wedding day. Anniversary Idea: Every year on your anniversary, recreate your wedding signature cocktail. The Meltdown Ice Press will create the perfect ice ball for keeping the drink ice cold while you sip the night away! Ice Press: The Meltdown | meltdownice.com Cocktail Glass: Perfection Tumbler by Baccarat | whitepeacockdenver.com Whiskey: Ponderosa Whiskey ponderosawhiskeyco.com

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TOM COLLINS The Tom Collins is a refreshing and light drink made for warm summer nights. You and your guests can enjoy this signature cocktail with delicious small bites during an outdoor cocktail hour. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Sheringham Kazuki Gin 1 oz Lemon Juice 0.5 oz Simple Syrup Club Soda Lemon Maraschino Cherries RECIPE 1. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to glass. 2. Fill with ice and top with club soda. Stir. 3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherries. Cocktail Glass: Harmonie Highball by Baccarat whitepeacockdenver.com

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GIN GIMLET As the night ties out and the dance floor winds down, grab a Gin Gimlet and reminisce about the day’s festivities before making your grand exit! INGREDIENTS 2 oz Sheringham Seaside Gin 0.5 Lime Juice 0.5 oz Simple Syrup or Maple Syrup Lime RECIPE 1. Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or glass with ice. 3. Garnish with a lime wheel. Cocktail Glass: Fluent Martini Glass in Clear by Moser | whitepeacockdenver.com

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PALOMA This colorful drink has us dreaming of somewhere warm, and might be the perfect drink to sip poolside with your best gals for your bachelorette party! Ritual says, “Squirt and Fresca both work for grapefruit soda, but we recommend the classic Jarritos whenever it’s available.” INGREDIENTS 2 oz Ritual Tequila Alternative 0.5 oz Lime Juice 4 oz Grapefruit Soda Lime or Grapefruit RECIPE 1. Add Tequila Alternative and lime juice to glass with ice. 2. Top with grapefruit soda and stir. 3. Garnish with lime or grapefruit wheel.

Tequila Alternative | ritualzeroproof.com Cocktail Glass: Highball Pebbles in Clear by Moser | whitepeacockdenver.com

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( NON ) HATTAN The “Nonhattan” is Ritual’s low-ABV take on the Manhattan, and is the perfect signature drink to serve during cocktail hour. It goes great with cheese, so perhaps a charcuterie board or cups with a variety of nuts, meats, cheeses and more are in order! INGREDIENTS 2 oz Ritual Whiskey Alternative 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 Dashes Bitters Orange and Cherries RECIPE 1. Add Whiskey Alternative, vermouth and bitters to shaker with ice. Shake gently. 2. Strain into chilled glass. 3. Garnish with orange peel and cherries. Let cherries drop to bottom of glass while drinking for an extra treat at the end!

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MEXICAN MULE The Mexican Mule is VIDA Tequila’s take on the classic Moscow Mule. We’re picturing this served mountainside during a welcome party. However, this crisp and flavorful beverage will be a winner at any of your wedding celebrations. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz of VIDA Reposado 0.5 oz of Lime Juice Ginger Beer RECIPE 1. Add VIDA Reposado and lime juice to a rocks, collins or traditional copper mug with ice. 2. Top with ginger beer. Slightly stir. 3. Garnish with lime wedge. Or, for a kick add a slice of jalapeño!

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THE “80”

The “80” is Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Lisa Barlow’s favorite cocktail because it is just 80 calories. This light drink is our top pick if you’re hosting a wedding on a hot summer day. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz of VIDA Blanco 0.5 oz of Lime Juice Tonic Water RECIPE 1. Add VIDA Blanco to a glass with ice. 2. Add lime juice and top with tonic water. Stir gently. 3. Garnish with lime wedge. Cocktail Glass: Fluent Cocktail Glass in Eldor by Moser | whitepeacockdenver.com rocky mountain bride volume 7 / rockymountainbride.com

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HUCKLEBERRY LEMONADE 44º North is carried across the Rockies making this Huckleberry Lemonade the perfect drink for those hosting an “I do” at a Rocky Mountain ranch. Clink your jars together as you toast to a lifetime of love, laughter and memories! INGREDIENTS 2 oz 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka 6 oz Lemonade RECIPE 1. Add vodka and lemonade to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into mason jar with ice. 3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint.

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NECTARINE SWEET ICE TEA The Nectarine Sweet Ice Tea, another one of 44º North’s signatures recipes, is just what we imagine drinking at an intimate backyard wedding. It’s every bit casual, yet perfectly refreshing. This would also make a great beverage to sip on at your bridal shower or luncheon. INGREDIENTS 2 oz 44° North Sunnyslope Nectarine Vodka 6 oz Ice Tea RECIPE 1. Add vodka and ice tea to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into mason jar with ice. 3. Garnish with a lemon, mint and nectarine wedge.

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DURANGO SUNRISE

Morning after brunches are trendier than ever and the Durango Sunrise by Cutwater is just the signature cocktail your guests will want to sip on after dancing the night away the day before. Nothing like curing a minor hangover with tequila and orange juice. Be cautious though, this one has a little kick to it! INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Cutwater Mezcal 0.5 oz Ancho Chili Liqueur 1.5 oz Fresh Orange Juice 0.75 oz Lemon Juice 0.5 oz Simple Syrup RECIPE 1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. 2. Strain into an ice-filled glass. 3. Serve with a tajín rim and orange slice garnish. Cocktail Glass: 330ml Moser Whiskey Set Water Glass in Topaz | whitepeacockdenver.com


SPICY MARGARITA In our opinion, there is no bad time to drink a spicy margarita. From your bachelorette party and welcome party to your wedding reception, a spicy margarita is a signature cocktail made for a good time. INGREDIENTS 1 Lime Wedge 2 Jalapeño Coins 2 oz Cutwater Blanco Tequila 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur 1 oz Lime Juice 0.5 oz Agave Syrup RECIPE 1. Rub the rim of glass with a lime wedge and dip in salt. 2. Add jalapeño coins to shaker and gently muddle. Remove seeds for less spice! 3. Add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, agave syrup and ice to shaker. Shake until chilled. 4. Strain into glass with ice. 5. Garnish with jalepeño coins. Cocktail Glass: Optic Stemless Wine Glass in Oceanit by Moser | whitepeacockdenver.com

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ESPRESSO MARTINI An espresso martini is a popular drink to include on your cocktail menu. Whether you’re looking for a drink to serve with dessert at your rehearsal dinner or at the after party, it’s a great option to serve at the end of any celebratory night. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Marble Vodka 0.5 oz Kahlúa or Coffee Liqueur 1 oz Espresso, Freshly Brewed 0.5 oz Simple Syrup Coffee Beans RECIPE 1. Add vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into a chilled martini glass. 3. Garnish with 3 coffee beans. Cocktail Glass: Fluent Martini Glass in Clear by Moser whitepeacockdenver.com

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MARBLE MULE The Marble Mule is Marble Distillery’s take on the classic Moscow Mule. From cocktail hour on the wedding deck to dinnertime drinks, this luxurious and sweet cocktail is our pick for any springtime “I do.” INGREDIENTS 2 oz Marble Vodka 1 oz Gingercello 1 Lime Ginger Beer RECIPE 1. Add vodka, Gingercello and 1/2 a lime, squeezed to shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. 3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wheel. Cocktail Glass: Nancy Tumbler by Baccarat | whitepeacockdenver.com

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MOUNTAIN MAI TAI This bright cocktail is oh, so refreshing! Whether you’re getting married in Colorado or you are from there, this Breckenridge Distillery Mountain Mai Tai is the perfect way to tie in the location to your signature cocktails! Tip: A bottle of this Rum Cask Finish also makes a great groomsmen gift. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Breckenridge Rum Cask Finish 1.5 oz Orgeat 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur Mint Bouquet RECIPE 1. Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. 2. Strain into a double rocks glass with crushed ice. 3. Garnish with a mint bouquet. Cocktail Glass: Montaigne Optic by Baccarat whitepeacockdenver.com

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THE FLAMINGO The Flamingo, a drink crafted by awardwinning Liquid Chef Billie Keithley at Breckenridge Distillery, is a fun and vibrant cocktail that would be the talk of the town at any bridal shower or bachelorette party. Let your Maid of Honor take the reigns on making this drink or hire a bartender for the day to serve you and all your special ladies! INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Breckenridge Vodka 1 oz Strawberry & Hibiscus Simple Syrup Fever Tree Sparkling Grapefruit RECIPE 1. Add vodka and simple syrup to a glass with ice. 2. Top with sparkling grapefruit and stir to incorporate. 3. Garnish with strawberries and purple edible flowers. HOW TO MAKE THE STRAWBERRY & HIBISCUS SIMPLE SYRUP: 1. Over low-medium heat add 16 oz fresh strawberries, 3 tablespoons dried hibiscus, 2 cups water, 1/2 cup raw sugar and 1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener. 2. While heating, muddle and simmer for 10 minutes. 3. Let cool and strain. Cocktail Glass: 330ml Moser Whiskey Set Water Glass in Clear whitepeacockdenver.com

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HELL OF A THYME

Handcrafted with Northern New Mexico rye, aged bourbon and pure Taos mountain water from the Sangre de Cristos, Ponderosa Whiskey Co. - Sidewinder 4.2 is as smooth as the sunset and wild as the west! We can already picture your family and friends gathered around outside sipping on a “Hell of a Thyme” during cocktail hour making memories to last a lifetime while they celebrate your “I do.” INGREDIENTS 2 oz Ponderosa Whiskey Co. - Sidewinder 4.2 1 oz Lemon Maple Thyme Syrup RECIPE 1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. 2. Strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. 3. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.

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SELTZER WITH FRUIT GARNISH We get it. You’re here for a good time, not a long time! PRESS Seltzers are a light, refreshing and easy way to enjoy a good drink at your bachelorette party. Snag some fruit at the local market while getting groceries for your airbnb. You can use it to munch on and spruce up your canned cocktail. It’s simple! Pour the canned cocktail over ice, add in a few pieces of fruit and stir. Tip: A dressed up canned cocktail makes for the perfect Instagram Boomerang cheers. Cocktail Glass: 330ml Moser Whiskey Set Water Glass in Roslin | whitepeacockdenver.com

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PRETTY Litt le DETAILS Your wedding invitation is more than just a simple letter in the mail. Naturally, the stationery you choose is the first look at the aesthetic of your wedding and will set the mood for the entire event. P ​ ink Umbrella Designs created this invitation suite inspired by mountains and nature with a subtle modern-meets-simplicity feel. Revel & Roots Events curated this organic and earth-toned stationery inspired shoot, leaving a lasting impression while emphasizing the delicate details of calligraphy and paper goods.


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ESSENTIALS Pink Umbrella Designs recommends, “When you’re ordering invitations, make sure they reflect your wedding vision. Your guests should get the same feeling when walking into your reception as opening your invitation. Your invitation suite should represent you as a couple, right down to the wording. Your guests will notice and appreciate the thought put into them.” SAVE THE DATES A save the date is a precursor to your formal wedding invitations, feel free to have a little more fun and be creative when designing this particular piece. It is a casual notice asking guests to kindly hold your wedding date on their calendars. Save the dates should be sent six to eight months in advance and mention the city and state of your wedding, your wedding website; if you have one, and that a formal invitation will follow. THE INVITATION The wedding invitation lists all of the important details of the day such as the couple’s name, the date, the time, the name of the venue, and the city and state. Invitations should be sent to your guests at least six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. RESPONSE CARD The response card, or RSVP, is the card your guests will mail back their reply on. This card indicates who is attending as well as their meal choices or any dietary restrictions if applicable. RECEPTION CARD The reception card, often called the small enclosure, is sent with the wedding invitation to inform guests if the ceremony and reception are at different venue locations. LARGE ENCLOSURE This card can be used for any information you would like to share with your guests, and commonly used to highlight preferred accommodations, directions or a map, transportation and shuttle information, pre and post wedding activities or any other important details. BELLY BAND The belly band, or invitation wrapper is used to bundle the paper suite items. The band can be customized to match your details and color palette. THANK YOU CARDS Express your gratitude to guests for taking part in one of the most important days of your life with a thoughtful thank you card. Generally, thank you cards should be sent out within three weeks of receiving the gift, or a little later if you want to include photos from your wedding day.


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PLANNING Leave your wedding stationery to a design expert. Unlike other vendors, stationers can be involved throughout the entire duration of your engagement. From creating a completely original save the date card and bridal shower invitations to all the paper goods and signage for the special day itself including; ceremony programs, vow books, escort and place cards, there is no shortage of pretty paper when it comes to wedding planning. Working with a seasoned stationery designer will allow you to fine-tune your design aesthetic and bring your vision to life. Tailor-made invitations should encapsulate the ceremony and reception décor style, your personality as a couple and tell a story. CEREMONY PROGRAM Ceremony programs are a traditional piece of paper that lists out details of the wedding ceremony. It can be a helpful way for guests to follow along with the service and typically contains a wedding day timeline, order of the ceremony, names of the bridal party, readings, and musical selections. VOW BOOKS From pocket-sized options that won’t look out of place at the altar to large hardcover books you can style on the coffee table in your home, vow books serve as a special wedding keepsake for the years to come. ESCORT CARDS Escort cards are physical cards or items to be picked up by your guests to let them know which table they are assigned to for dinner. These displays are usually placed in a grouping right before the entrance to the reception area. PLACE CARDS A wedding place card is a piece of stationery that typically goes on your reception tables to let guests know which seat is theirs and can contain their dinner selection for catering to streamline service. TABLE NUMBERS An especially important detail if you’re having a large wedding reception. Table numbers help guests find their seats and provide an element of organization. When choosing the design of your table number, you’ll want to make sure that they are legible and easy for guests to notice. MENU CARDS Reception menu cards provide an overview of what will be served for the meal and when. They can also be presented as a finishing touch to your wedding décor details and tablescape design.

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CREATIVE TEAM Venue: Private Residence Planning: Revel & Roots Events | revelandrootsevents.com Photographer: Alicia D’Elia Photography | aliciadelia.com Florals: Eleven Blooms Floral Studio | elevenblooms.com Invites: Pink Umbrella Designs | pinkumbrelladesigns.com Calligraphy: SheLettering | shelettering.com Rentals: Hazel Grove Rentals | hazelgroverentals.com Styling Mats: Olive & Oak | oliveandoakmat.com


Photographer: Photos By Dre

Hyatt and Grand Hyatt names, designs and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2018 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

GRAND MEMORIES START HERE

G R A N D H YAT T VA I L —

Located at the base of Vail Mountain along the picturesque Gore Creek and walking distance to Vail Village, Grand Hyatt Vail offers 285 guest rooms, suites, private residences, and a variety of venues to perfectly complement your special day. Featuring naturally lit, newly renovated ballrooms with direct access to tranquil outdoor spaces, Grand Hyatt Vail is the ideal destination for weddings of all sizes. Our event specialists are here to assist you with every step of the planning process to ensure that we create the day you have been dreaming of. Our award-winning culinary team offers incredible dining options. Grand memories start here.

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secrets to a successful & stylish bridal party Once your best gals say “Yes” to your bridesmaid proposal, it’s time for the fun to begin! From the bridal shower to the bachelorette party, your Maid of Honor will take the reins, however, styling your bridesmaids for the big day is your vision. Let your wedding theme, color palette and season inspire the complete look. Flip through the following pages to influence your bridal party style.


Bridesmaids’

DRESS SHOPPING

TIPS 1. shop local If there is a boutique in your area that sells bridesmaid dresses, start with them before you endlessly scroll online! There is nothing like seeing colors and trying on dresses in person with a professional stylist. If you don't have a local bridesmaid dress boutique, consider a virtual appointment with one anywhere in the country! It can never hurt to start shopping with expert styling advice.

2. start shopping ahead of time You should start shopping at least eight to twelve months before your wedding. With longer lead times due to staffing and COVID it is very important to make your selections a little further in advance.

3. don’t wait to purchase Once you’ve decided on your bridesmaid dress style(s), don't wait to purchase! Even if the big day seems a ways away, circumstances can change overnight that might affect your desired dress(es).

4. talk openly about budgets Have the conversation with your bridal party about their budget. Tanya Hartman, owner of Gilded Social explains, we hear it all the time, "I don't want to ask my bridesmaids to pay too much.” Well, make sure you know what they think is too much! Assuming their budget without asking may limit your style options, and potentially lead to not getting the dress you really wanted.

5. help cover the costs If your girls do have a strict budget that is less than the style you're really wanting, consider contributing a little money toward their dress!

by: Tanya Hartman, Expert Bridesmaid Stylist and Owner, Gilded Social


Pastel SPRING

GLOW Long gone are the days of identical matching bridesmaid dresses. With so many perfect spring shades to choose from like coastal blue hues, shades of seafoam green, and dusty sage, pastel bridal party dresses are the epitome of happily ever after. Colorful yet subtle, these versatile tones can work for any wedding, from a charming countryside fête to a gorgeous garden soirée.

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DETAILS Gown Designer: Flutter by Blue Willow by Anne Barge | annebarge.com Jewelry: Bloom | jewelrybybloom.com Bridesmaids’ Attire: Dark Green Dress: Marchesa | marchesa.com Dark Blue & Light Blue Dresses: Hayley Paige | jlmcouture.com Light Green Dress: Amsale | amsale.com


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Soft and ethereal, the Flutter gown by Anne Barge features a contour sweetheart mermaid dress of all over 3D textured embroidered lace, making it a dreamy choice for your spring nuptials.

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There is no denying that summer is the most popular season to tie the knot. With warm weather, blooming florals, radiant colors, and airy fabrics, pink is a universal color to outfit your bridal party in for your summertime “I do.”

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It’s no secret that shades of pink complement each other for a mix and match palette. Combining colors like soft blush with darker tones like dusty rose will evoke an intentional touch of femininity and romantic bliss. To finish this utterly elegant look, have your leading ladies style their hair in a loosely done up bun with a few rogue pieces framing her face.

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DETAILS Gown Designer: Danielle by Nouvelle Amsale | amsale.com Jewelry: Nikki Nation | nikkinationjewelry.com Bridesmaids’ Attire: Clay Dress: Jenny Yoo | jennyyoo.com Light Pink, Dark Pink & Grey Dress: Marchesa | marchesa.com


Cozy FALL

HUES Earthy neutrals, especially in dark rich tones, fall perfectly into play with an autumn wedding. Take a cue from the glowing golden foliage and the rustic nature all around you to inspire your bridal party look. Pair the dresses with a wild bouquet of bright blooms and dried pieces to really make the aesthetic pop.

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TEXTURES AND TONES

This free-spirited and bohemian bridal party is the epitome of playful fall chic. Start by mixing stunning hues through patterns and fun textures to recreate this seasonal wardrobe. Top it off with brown wool fedora hats adorned with a leather band and pampas grass to add a trendy contrasting touch.

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DETAILS Gown Designer: Kai by Amsale Couture | amsale.com Jewelry: Nikki Nation | nikkinationjewelry.com Hats: Björkstam Hat Co. | bjorkstamhatco.com Bridesmaids’ Attire: Light Print & Dark Print Dress: Jenny Yoo | jennyyoo.com Burnt Orange Dress: Hayley Paige | jlmcouture.com Brown Dress: Nouvelle Amsale | amsale.com


Bold WINTER

VIBES A winter wedding has become one of the most unexpected trends in recent years. From winter white roses to bold colors, it’s the best time for black-tie attire. Discover cold-weather bridal party dresses that truly hit the mark for a December, January or February formal wedding.

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DETAILS Gown Designer: August by Amsale Couture | amsale.com Jewelry: Bloom | jewelrybybloom.com Bridesmaids’ Attire: Sparkly One-Shoulder Dress & High Neck Dress: Hayley Paige | jlmcouture.com One-Shoulder with Spaghetti Strap Dress: Amsale | amsale.com V-Neck Halter Dress: Jenny Yoo | jennyyoo.com


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Have your bridesmaids slip on a classic black evening gown to recreate this sleek and modern look. With flattering shapes and fashion-forward silhouettes there is an undeniable allure of a black bridal party dress. Whether you go for a satin sleeveless midi, a one-shoulder maxi, or a halter mermaid design, your leading ladies will be able to wear their dress time and time again. Complement the chic, moody shade with a crisp white wedding gown to capture a gorgeous contrast between the bridal party and the bride.

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CREATIVE TEAM Venue: The Oaks at Plum Creek | theoaks.com Planning: Keely AF Events | keelyafevents.com Photographer: Alex Mabrey Photography | alexmabreyphotography.com Bridal Boutique & Styling: Gilded Social | shopgildedsocial.com Makeup: Morgan Mcintosh with Megan Cary Artistry | megancaryartistry-co.com Hair: Elijah Cordova | elijahcordovacreative.com Bride’s Rings: A Brooke Designs | abrookedesigns.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Nikki Nation Jewelry | nikkinationjewelry.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Bloom Jewelry | jewelrybybloom.com Hats: Björkstam Hat Co. | bjorkstamhatco.com Florals: Palmer Flowers Loveland | palmerflowers.com Models: Hillary, Madison, Bailey, Kayla and Katie



CUSTOM HANDMADE WESTERN HATS www.bjorkstamhatco.com | @bjorkstamhatco Crested Butte, CO | (970) 784-6085 Steph and Taylor Photo



Real Weddings & Inspiration BY THE SEASON SPRING Inspiration ..................... 76 Real Weddings ............ 96

SUMMER Inspiration ..................... 126 Real Weddings ............ 134

FALL Inspiration ..................... 162 Real Weddings ............ 176

WINTER Inspiration ..................... 212 Real Weddings ............ 220

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SPRING

A WALK IN THE WILDFLOWERS Inspired by the lively and unruly mess of freshly grown Wyoming wildflowers touting their beauty in a quiet canyon, Greenwood Events created this ethereal wedding inspiration. Every spring, these blooming beauties paint the valley floor in vibrant reds, blues, yellows and purples. The invitation suite designed by West Pasture Studio showcases the aesthetic of the shoot with pretty floral illustrations.

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Your rehearsal dinner is the first official party to kickoff your wedding celebrations, skip the typical downtown restaurant and do something a little more welcoming. Perched in the foothills of the Grand Tetons, this luxurious Western-style hotel and resort invites guests to experience the extraordinary ambience of Jackson Hole. Looking out over the Snake River Valley and snow-capped mountains through the floor-to-ceiling windows, Amangani’s redwood-panelled restaurant is open for special events.

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The bride takes our breath away in a modern yet traditional style gown by Daalarna. A unique embroidered lace top with puff sleeves and a flowy layered tulle skirt emphasizes sophistication and femininity while maintaining a sense of Wild West folklore. The groom looks strikingly handsome in a light gray, three-piece suit from Stitch & Tie.

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S E N S AT I O N A L C E R E M O N Y Say “I do” with the smoky blue tones of the Tetons towering over your ceremony as your guests soak in this picture-perfect setting. Tiny details of the day are captured by Laura Murray Photography, promising memorable moments of how your love story unfolds.

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DINNER WITH A VIEW

Embrace the idea of a free-range reception, rather than hosting your dinner affair indoors. Dine in the company of stunning scenery and the rich array of wildlife that call Wyoming home as the clouds float above the snow-capped mountains creating a moody backdrop. Solid wood cross-back chairs give the table a farmhouse feel paired with the navy and ivory thin striped linen.

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Say hello to bright, bold blooms and intricate detailing with a dessert that looks more like a crafted piece of art. For the occasion, Lindsey Johnson of Lady in the Wild West designed a three-tiered buttercream-painted cake featuring textured floral motifs against a white background with soft strokes of green.

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ALONE TOGETHER

Ready to unwind? Prepare for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation in Amangani’s heated outdoor pool with panoramic mountain views. Your romantic rendezvous awaits after months of wedding planning and preparation.

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creative team Venue: Amangani | aman.com Planning, Design & Florals: Greenwood Events | greenwood.events Photographer: Laura Murray Photography | lauramurrayphotography.com Videographer: Elysium Productions | elysiumproductions.com Invitations: West Pasture Studio | westpasturestudio.com Rentals: The TOP Rentals | thetop.rentals Rentals: Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Linens: Nüage Designs | nuagedesigns.com Sweets: Lady in the Wild West | ladyinthewildwest.com Gown Designer: Daalarna | daalarna.hu Bride’s Shoes: Prada | prada.com Bride’s Hat: Wild Life Tour Hat | jwbennett.com Beauty: Tanya Crocker | tanyacrocker.com Groom’s Wedding Attire: Stitch & Tie | stitchandtie.com Groom’s Rehearsal Attire: The Black Tux | theblacktux.com Models: Marikh and Ben


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Whether it’s a large, traditional ceremony, or a spur of the moment dream, escape to Alpine Falls Ranch and allow us to host your ceremony and functions. Our ranch manager works with couples and wedding planners to create custom experiences, both indoor and outdoor, with many available options. We can accommodate groups from 2 to 150, with luxurious lodgings for up to 32 overnight guests. And, when it’s all over, there is no more quiet and serene hideaway than our 250-acre private ranch. Alpine Falls Ranch is conveniently located just a short 45-minute drive from the Missoula Airport.

www.alpinefalls.com

superior, montana

jason@alpinefalls.com


Photo credit: Carissa & Ben Photography

ICONIC

Discover Rosewood Romance From intimate ceremonies in the Library to dinners prepared for royalty in the Wine Cellar. Discover the Inn’s modern, sophisticated aesthetic while still celebrating the Southwest spirit. Handcrafted furnishings, traditional wooden ceilings, and kiva fireplaces. 113 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501· (505) 988-3030

rose woodhotels.com


phoenix photos

Angel Fire Resort, nestled high in the breathtaking Sangre De Cristo Mountains of Southern Rockies, provides the ideal backdrop for your perfect wedding day. Book your dream New Mexico wedding in the Land of Enchantment from our selection of indoor and outdoor venues.

Stunning Ranch Weddings steamboat springs, colorado lajoyadulce.com 970-879-7021

| 575.377.4258 |

10 Miller Ln, Angel Fire, NM

devon k photography

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Samantha + Ryan G L A C I E R N AT I O N A L P A R K , M O N TA N A

Samantha and Ryan met while interning at Fresh Life Church in 2015. The two became fast friends as Ryan was the only boy in the program and Samantha was as high energy as they come. Their friendship continued over the course of five years before evolving into a friends-to-lovers romance. To propose, Ryan planned a hike at Herron Park in Kalispell, Montana, known as the gateway to Glacier National Park and one of Samantha’s favorite spots. She often spent time there to pray, and it was even a destination for the pair to talk through what a relationship might look like months earlier. As they made their way up the trailhead, snow fell from Montana’s big sky creating a beautiful and romantic backdrop. The couple arrived at the overlook where Ryan made an attempt to set up his phone to capture the surprise proposal, but couldn’t figure out how to. During his scramble of trying to take a photo and present the ring from his pocket, Samantha shared just how special this bench was situated at the top of the mountain. Without a moment’s hesitation, Ryan asked, “Can I make it even more special?” Ryan got down on one knee in the snow and asked Samantha to be his wife! The blurry picture came next. Samantha and Ryan planned a simplistic, boho elopement for March 6th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Remember that the whole process of getting married is a celebration! Make every step fun; especially the stressful parts! Lighten the mood, laugh it off, focus on each other, and remember that this is a sweet season for you to enjoy.”

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-VENDORSCeremony Location Glacier National Park | nps.gov/glac Photographer J. Vigil Photography | jvigilphotography.com Florist Reed + Rye | reedandrye.com Bridal Boutique J Scott Couture | jscottcouture.com Gown Designer Allure Bridals, Wilderly Bride Collection | allurebridals.com Bride’s Veil Passat | amazon.com Bride’s Jewelry Mejuri | mejuri.com Bride’s Shoes Sorel | sorel.com Ring Designer Coins and Carats | coinscarats.com Groom’s Attire ASOS | asos.com Groom’s Accessories Ties | ties.com Groom’s Shoes Goodfellow & Co. Officiant Chris Gwinn | freshlife.church Rehearsal Dinner Abruzzo | abruzzoitaliankitchen.com Honeymoon Hotel Xcaret Arte Mexico | hotelxcaretarte.com


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Chloe Moses + C H I L L I WA C K , B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A

Chloe and Moses were introduced through their mutual friends, but never actually met until a rainy day in September. The pair decided to meet in person at a darling coffee shop in White Rock, British Columbia, where the conversation naturally flowed. Hours went by and eventually the café closed, forcing them to leave. It was pouring rain outside, but that didn’t stop them from continuing their date. Chloe and Moses walked in the rain on the beach before parting ways. Six months into dating, Moses took Chloe on a beautiful hike one morning. They went back to Moses’ family cabin to get ready for the evening, Chloe recalls, Moses telling her to dress for a nice dinner. That night, they walked along the lake and were welcomed by a canoe adorned with a single rose, compliments of Moses. The couple hopped in and paddled across the lake where Moses set up a romantic candlelit picnic. He read a letter that he had written expressing his unconditional love. As they were about to leave in the canoe, Moses got down on one knee and proposed. Chloe and Moses planned a boho, mountain elopement for May 1st.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Do what’s best for your relationship, in the end it’s you and your spouse doing life together. Communicate and try to be on the same page.”

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-VENDORSPhotographer Indy Hunjan Photography | indyhunjan.ca Bridal Boutique Union Bridal | unionbridal.com


Elena Mit + B I G S K Y, M O N TA N A

Elena and Mit met through an online dating app. Their first date took place on a sweltering July evening in Atlanta, Georgia. As Elena recollects, “Despite the heat, it was a perfect first date with fried chicken, live Jazz music and frozé.” The two instantly bonded over a mutual love of travel, camping and the great outdoors. While Elena completed her medical school rotations and Mit navigated his busy work schedule, it became clear that they were building something extraordinary. Two years into dating, Mit prepared a lovely dinner at home followed by an evening walk. He then suggested making a pit-stop at the very same restaurant where the couple had their first date over frozé. As they walked home, Mit got down on one knee and proposed. Elena was so surprised, she asked if the proposal was a joke. Mit chuckled and responded, “Is that a yes?” Elena, of course, said “Yes!” Elena and Mit planned a classic, relaxed wedding for May 29th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Hire a wedding planner! After you’ve done that, don’t sweat the small stuff. Following such a challenging year, it was even sweeter to celebrate our marriage with all of the people we love most in such a beautiful place. It truly was the best day of our lives.”

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-VENDORSVenue, Catering & Rehearsal Dinner Rainbow Ranch Lodge | rainbowranchbigsky.com Planning & Florist Katalin Green Designs | katalingreen.com Photographer Nicole Wild | nicolewildimagery.com Music & Entertainment The Tiny Band | thetinyband.com Bridal Boutique The Sentimentalist | thesentimentalistatl.com Gown Designer & Veil Carol Hannah | carol-hannah.com Bride’s Shoes Gianvito Rossi | gianvitorossi.com Bride’s Jewelry Tiffany & Co. | tiffany.com Bride’s Hair Accessories Untamed Petals | untamedpetals.com Hair Alexis Wandler | @alexis_wandler Makeup Jessika Hobart | @glowbyjessika Bridesmaids’ Dresses Fame & Partners | fameandpartners.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Ana Luisa | analuisa.com Groom’s Attire Suitsupply | suitsupply.com Transportation Big Sky Shuttle | bigskyshuttle.net Lodging Rainbow Ranch Lodge | rainbowranchbigsky.com The Wilson Hotel | thewilsonhotel.com Beer Burro Big Sky Burro | bigskyburro.net



Delainey + Zack L A K E C O U N T R Y, B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A

Delainey and Zack met in their hometown at a junior high dance. When Zack, a seventh grader, asked eighth grade Delainey to dance, she declined, but ultimately told him to find her near the end of the evening. As the night came to a close, Delainey saw Zack leaving with his friends and shouted, “Hey Zack! Do you want my number?” He, of course, said, “Yes.” Five years into dating, Delainey and Zack were visiting his family’s acreage, a special spot where the couple made plans to build their home and grow a family. Little did they know three months later, Delainey would be pregnant with their son, Cassius. Zack asked Delainey to marry him right where their future home would be. After the intimate proposal, Zack walked Delainey through the property, telling her about his grandparents and where their house used to be on the very same land. Delainey and Zack planned a modern and natural wedding for June 1st.

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“The highlight of the wedding ceremony was definitely that my dream of having my grandfather walk me down the aisle came true. My grandfather, Keith Babb, will always be my absolute favorite person, and the first love of my life. That day I was so nervous, yet walking down the stairs to meet him before going to the ceremony was all I needed to feel calm. Right before we started walking, he looked at me and said, ‘It’s not too late for me to gas up the car and get you out of here if you want’. We laughed and he started singing to me on the way down the aisle. He always made me feel so supported and that was just enough to change my whole vibe and shake off the stress.”

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-VENDORSCeremony Location Private Residence Venue 50th Parallel Estate Winery | 50thparallel.com Wedding Planner Sorelle Weddings & Events | thepaperandscriptcompany.com Photographer Katch Studios | katchstudios.com Videographer Pixel Pro Productions | pixelpro.ca Florist Crocus Floral Design | crocusfloraldesign.com Invites Minted | minted.com Rentals Féte Event Rentals | feteeventrentals.com Sweets Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate | sandrinepastry.com Bridal Boutique The Bridal Boutique Calgary | thebridalboutique.ca Bridal Reflections NYC | bridalreflections.com Gown Designer Galia Lahav | galialahav.com Bride’s Shoes Valentino | valentino.com Bride’s Ring Designer Birks | maisonbirks.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Shona Joy | shonajoy.com Hair Casey Parnett | @headcasehairdesigns Makeup Glam Artistry | glamartistryinc.com Groom’s Attire Harry Rosen | harryrosen.com Groom’s Accessories Gucci | gucci.com Groom’s Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo | ferragamo.com Groomsmen Attire Hugo Boss | hugoboss.com Officiant Erick Rivas | newlifela.com Honeymoon Rosewood Hotel Georgia | rosewoodhotels.com


ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Stop to take a second, breathe and look around at what you have created. This moment will pass you by, but the life you are creating will last you a lifetime.”

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Amanda +

Mat thew S TA N L E Y, I D A H O

Amanda and Matthew met online through a mutual friend. They started dating a year later and the rest is history! After almost three years together and amidst all the challenges of the past year, Amanda and Matthew knew they wanted to get married. During the pandemic they spent more time with each other than ever before. This closeness strengthened their relationship helping them grow as a couple, so, without further ado they decided it was time for the next chapter of their lives. Amanda and Matthew planned an intimate and neutral toned wedding for June 3rd.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Make time together a priority, communicate with your partner’s love language in mind, cook together and support each other.”

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-VENDORSCeremony Location Stanley Chapel | stanleychapel.com Photographer Ruthie Crofts | ruthiecrofts.com Florist Floret Design Studio | floretdesignstudio.com Invitations Zola | zola.com Paper & Calligraphy M.H. Calligraphy | etsy.com Vintage Postage Stamps Little Postage House | littlepostagehouse.com Rentals Wildflower Events and Rentals | idahowildflowerevents.com Sweets Hank & Sylvie’s | hankandsylvies.com Bridal Boutique Danese Creations | danesecreations.com Gown Designer Willowby by Watters | watters.com Gown Customizations Danese Creations | danesecreations.com Bride’s Veil ABusyMother | etsy.com Bride’s Shoes Sam Edelman | samedelman.com Bride’s Jewelry Mother of the Bride’s Bride’s Ring Designer Family Heirloom Bride’s Wedding Band Shane Co. | shaneco.com Groom’s Attire, Accessories & Shoes Nick’s Menswear | nicksmenswear.com Officiant Friend of the Groom Lodging Sawtooth Vista Rentals | sawtoothvista.com Bride’s Getting Ready Robe & Ring Box Hundred Hearts | @hundredheartsdesigns


Ashley +Jay TA O S , N E W M E X I C O Ashley, a nurse, and Jay, a medical intern, met while working at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Four years into dating, the couple traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, for Ashley’s 30th birthday along with her family. During an ordinary game of Pictionary, it was Jay’s turn when he began drawing a couple. Someone eventually guessed, “a couple getting engaged.” Jay then dropped to one knee and asked Ashley to marry him surrounded by her loved ones. Ashley and Jay planned a whimsical, desert wedding for June 19th.

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Ashley and Jay worked with Elsa Jagniecki, owner and creative director of Heirlooms Design, to elevate the natural, earthy-organic, and rustic style of The Stakeout while still making their celebration feel chic and elegant. Playing off the inherent environmental color palette of dusty sage, terracotta, and white-washed adobe, they incorporated local ceramics by Logan Wannamaker, along with shimmering copper elements to balance the venue’s fixtures. For the floral design, Floriography Flowers created a beautiful blend of muted desert tones and fresh June blooms with a hint of greenery.

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Meadow Muse

Straddling the Rockies to the west and the Foothills to the east, the Sheep River flows through Southwestern Alberta. From the rolling lush meadows with gentle slopes and cliffside paths overlooking the river valley to the backdrop of Mount Burns, dwell in the beauty of seclusion with your soon-to-be spouse. Drawing inspiration from the serene landscape, Social+Co. Design curated an elopement that illustrates a thoughtfully composed symphony. Allow yourself to be transported to the opening scene from ‘The Sound of Music’, where Julie Andrews sings on a scenic alpine meadow.

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a touch of whimsy Whimsical colors of blush and delicate hues of lilac complement the grassy meadow, cotton candy clouds, and crisp outline of mountains against the sky. The bride dances in her ruffled Chantilly lace gown with a gathered tulle tiered skirt from Stesha Ho, as the sun melts in the sky, slowly fading behind the uneven peaks, the dress as her melody.

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Tasha + Kaelan VA I L , C O L O R A D O

Tasha and Kaelan met in high school on a business club trip to New York City. The relationship between the two Colorado natives blossomed. Four years later on a trip to Italy, Kaelan planned a momentous proposal. It was the couple’s first stop in Positano, a cliffside village on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast with turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea where Kaelan suggested taking photos on the beach. Tasha recollects, “As I was looking out at the ocean, I turned around to find Kaelan on one knee asking to spend the rest of his life with me.” Kaelen enlisted help to capture Tasha’s “Yes!” with a surprise photoshoot. After the proposal, the pair ran around town taking photos to relive the romantic moment for decades to come. Tasha and Kaelan planned a modern, classic wedding for June 26th.

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“We wanted a wedding that was very timeless and elegant, a lot of times you see the same florals and design concept done again and again so, we wanted to make it unique and ours while still keeping it classic. Heather from Table 6 Productions was all ears for hearing our wants and needs while suggesting some new ideas that never occurred to us. The team at Design Works was one of the most professional vendors we had the pleasure of working with, the lengths they went to transform the venue space into our own little romantic world was nothing short of perfection.”

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Not everything is going to go exactly as planned, but it will happen how it’s supposed to. At the end of the day, it’s about the two of you and your love for one another.”

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Sara + Patrick S A N TA R O S A , N E W M E X I C O

Sara and Patrick met while attending Military Boarding School in New Mexico. One day, while Sara’s mother was visiting her at school, she offered to give Patrick a ride to the airport. On the way they experienced a tire blowout while traveling in the heavy snow. Patrick graciously changed the tire as Sara and her mom kept warm inside the car. As the years passed, Sara’s feelings towards Patrick flourished and their friendship became more intimate. After almost a year and a half together, Patrick proposed in the couple’s home right as they were leaving for their weekly date night. The couple celebrated their engagement with a romantic Italian dinner. Sara and Patrick planned a modern wedding featuring bright pops of color for June 26th.

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-VENDORSVenue Private Residence Photographer AlleeJ Photo | alleej.com Videographer Emily Brown Media | emilybrownmedia.co Month-of Coordination Drunk on Decor | @drunkondecor Florist Manmade & Sage | @manmade_and_sage Catering Mila’s Mesa | milasmesa.com Paper & Calligraphy Postl Press | @postlpress Rentals Simply Decor & Events | simplydecorandevents.com Drunk on Decor | @drunkondecor Music & Entertainment Desert Disco | desertdiscomusic.com Bridal Boutique Lovely Bride | lovelybride.com Gown Designer Vagabond Bridal | vagabondbridal.com Bride’s Veil Toni Federici | tonifederici.com Bride’s Shoes Golden Goose | goldengoose.com Bride’s Jewelry SiiZU | siizu.com Bride’s Ring Designer Brilliant Earth | brilliantearth.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Express | express.com Beauty Something Ginger | somethingginger.com Groom’s Attire Suitsupply | suitsupply.com Groomsmen Attire Nick’s Menswear | nicksmenswear.com Officiant Brother of the Bride Honeymoon Casa Koora


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Julia + Rory K A N A N A S K I S , A L B E RTA

It was a crowded pub that brought Julia and Rory together. The pair exchanged numbers that night and met for a first date only a few days later. Fast forward seven years, Julia and Rory decided they were ready for an engagement, and met with a jeweler in London, England to design Julia’s dream ring. To propose, Rory planned a surprise proposal at the couple’s home on a quiet Saturday morning while sipping coffee in bed. Julia and Rory wanted to capture a feeling of Hygge on their wedding day; a Danish concept of comfortable conviviality and coziness. The bride and groom said, “I do” at Julia’s grandparents’ cabin on July 26th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “When planning your wedding, remember that it’s your day. Focus on doing what you feel comfortable with and excited about rather than what you feel you ‘should’ do.”

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-VENDORSCeremony Location Private Residence Wedding Planner & Design Julianne Young Weddings | julianneyoungweddings.com Photographer Willow & Wolf | willowandwolf.co Catering Personal Friend Florist Fall for Florals | fallforflorals.com Bridal Boutique Angelica Bridal | angelicabridal.co.uk Gown Designer Liz Martinez | lizmartinez.co.il Bride’s Veil Martina Liana Bridal Designs | essensedesigns.com Bride’s Ring Designer Phoebe Coleman | phoebecoleman.com Beauty Top Knot Brides | topknotbrides.com Groom’s Attire Cad & The Dandy | cadandthedandy.com Officiant Jerry Stilson | jerrystilson.ca Lodging Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge | lodgeatkananaskis.com Transportation Banff Airporter | banffairporter.com


Jordan + Corey JACKSON, WYOMING

Jordan and Corey’s siblings played a significant part in their introduction. Through the marriage of Jordan’s sister to Corey’s brother, a relationship began. After five years of dating, the couple was on the first leg of a nine month trip around the world together. While they were visiting New Zealand, Corey was fly fishing in the backcountry when Jordan stopped by the river to see him. Fully dressed in waders, Corey got down on one knee and proposed! Jordan and Corey planned an organic and romantic wedding for August 14th.

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mixing old and new Jordan donned a princess-esque wedding gown down the aisle designed by Vera Wang. The romantic gown in soft tulle featured a semi-transparent corset bodice shaped with hand draping and covered bones alluding to sensuality and youthful sophistication. To complement the dress without taking away from the exquisite details, Jordan wore a pair of one-of-a-kind vintage Yves Saint Laurent heels from one of her favorite shops located in her hometown.

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joint effort “I loved having friends and family come help with the small touches and DIY projects. I hand picked all of the grasses from my yard and we tied them with a bow for each table setting. My dad and stepdad hung up the lanterns over the dance floor while my bridesmaids helped make the flower arrangements for our rehearsal dinner. I really just loved how much of a group effort it was in the end.”

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-VENDORSVenue Private Residence Wedding Planner Simply Grand Event | simplygrandevent.com Photographer Maggie Grace Photography | maggiegracephotography.com Videographer Luna Bay Films | lunabayfilms.com Catering Genevieve Catering | genevievecateringjh.com Sweets Seven Confections | sevenconfections.com Florist Fleur de V | fleurdevevents.com Invitations August + White | augustandwhite.com Rentals Colorado Party Rentals | cpartyrentals.com Music & Entertainment Jackson Hole DJ | jacksonholedj.com Gown Designer Vera Wang | verawang.com Bride’s Veil Cassandra Silvestro | etsy.com Bride’s Shoes Vintage Yves Saint Laurent | thefineartofdesign.com Bride’s Ring Designer Justine Hazelrigg Hair Hair By Gabi Lopez | @gabilopezhair Makeup Maja Janjic | @maja_janjic Groom’s Attire Ralph Lauren | ralphlauren.com Transportation Mountain Resort Chauffeured Transportation | mountain-resort-services.com Rehearsal Dinner Suda Izakaya | sudajh.com Welcome Drinks The Cloudveil | thecloudveil.com Brunch Sweet Cheeks Meats | sweetcheeksmeats.com


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Rocky Mountain High As one of the best-kept secrets of the Rockies, the San Juan Range located in the southern part of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, possesses earth-shattering views. The mountains are made up of jagged volcanic summits, home to meadows of wildflowers in the summer, pristine alpine lakes, magical waterfalls, and plenty of trails for the adventure enthusiast. Among these snow-capped mountains is Wilson Peak located just outside of Telluride, a quiet hideaway making it the perfect base for couples longing to elope. The same sawtooth-like Wilson Peak that rises to a massive 14,023 feet, the signature symbol for Coors Light cans, beautifully sits as the backdrop of your event at Sleighs & Wagons’ lower golden ledge.

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slow down After saying “I do,” get swept away in the arms of your lover. To capture the essence of an outdoor elopement, pose with the picturesque background as the two of you get playful and take a moment to slow down as newlyweds. Photographer, Cat Galletti, is intentional with every snap. Perfectly portraying the bride and groom’s love story.

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Telluride Unveiled designed an intimate atmosphere. Dine amid expansive vistas that slowly transform into vivid yellows, golds and oranges as fall sets in. Half-dipped stoneware vases line the tables, filled with bright blooms by New Leaf Design. A natural textured linen lays over the table, topped with white chargers, brown matte plates and gold flatware accompanied by clear acrylic chairs adding a rustic yet luxe feel to the tablescape presentation.

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When you’re ready to call it a night, the first as a married couple, you will want to lay your head somewhere comfortable and convenient. Choose from unforgettable accommodations offered at the Auberge Resorts Collection. When’s the last time you and your partner had a lazy morning since wedding planning? Cuddle under the covers and order breakfast in bed followed with a glass of champagne. Toast to your unwavering love and new beginnings.

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intimate endings

Located in Telluride’s Mountain Village, experience a new tier of luxury steeped in nature at the Madeline Hotel. Discover Madeline’s complete transformation that boasts a refreshed palette of earthen hues and artful details inspired by the surrounding Colorado landscape infused with contemporary elegance. Cozy up with your honey at this modern mountain escape, from an endless array of outdoor activities to intimate endings at the Timber Room, your stay will be one to remember.

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creative team Venue: Telluride Sleighs & Wagons | telluridesleighs.com Day-after Location: Madeline Telluride | aubergeresorts.com/madeline Event Production & Design: Telluride Unveiled | tellurideunveiled.com Photography: Cat Galletti | catgalletti.com Floral & Design: New Leaf Floral & Design | newleafdesign.net Paper: Knapp Design Co. | knappdesignco.com Dress: The Bridal Collection | thebridalcollection.com Hair: Nomadic Beauty | @nomadic_beauty_ Makeup: Sonder Beauty Collective | @sonder_beauty_collective Bride’s Ring: Kellie Stonger | kelliestonger.com Groom’s Attire: SuitShop | suitshop.com Groom’s Ring: Hitched | tryhitched.com Rentals: a.studio | astudiocollection.com Flowers provided by: FiftyFlowers | fiftyflowers.com Linens: Nüage Designs | nuagedesigns.com Candles: Chandlerie | chandlerie.com Models: Kellyn and Cody


Rachell + Nick L O V E L A N D PA S S , C O L O R A D O

Rachell and Nick met nearly six years ago while on campus at their alma mater, Montclair State University in New Jersey. Rachell was on the campus shuttle when Nick, sitting a few rows ahead, caught her eye. An introverted Rachell uncharacteristically said, “hello” first which led to a brief conversation. Fast forward a few months, the two found themselves in a class together. This time, Nick approached Rachell first and the rest is history! Native to the east coast, Nick proposed to Rachell in New York City, New York. The evening was planned under the guise of modeling for Nick’s best friend who is an aspiring photographer. The shoot ensured that the couple looked their best without raising any suspicion of the surprise that was to come. The three friends headed to The Edge, an outdoor sky deck that sits 100 floors above the city streets of Manhattan. When they arrived at their destination, the skies were flashing with lightning and of course the skyscraper was closed. With the unexpected change of plans Nick and his friend quickly reverted to a new game plan. They began taking photos in front of an extraordinary structure called, The Vessel. After a few successful shots Nick retrieved the ring box that was tucked away in the camera bag. Rachell turned around to see Nick on one knee, ring box in hand. Despite forgetting to open the ring box, Rachell of course, said “Yes!”

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Tessa + Riley L A N G L E Y, B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A

Tessa and Riley met early on in high school through a mutual friend. But because of external circumstances, a relationship was not feasible. Like many love stories, sometimes wrong timing just takes, well, time. A few years passed when the pair found themselves single at the same time. What once kept them apart had been lifted. Seven years later, Riley proposed on the couple’s seventh anniversary. It was a crisp autumn day at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, with stunning shades of red, orange and yellow leaves falling from the tree branches. Tessa recalls, “The proposal was super intimate and personal, although I had my suspicions as he was acting a little different the days leading up to this day. He secretly talked to my parents the night before to ask permission to propose.” Tessa and Riley planned a backyard boho wedding for September 5th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Our advice to future couples would be that you can make the best out of any situation for your wedding. We went ahead and had a COVID wedding instead of waiting for the possibility of the pandemic ending. We shortened our guest list, but by doing that we were able to have a more personal wedding. Everyone was best friends by the end of the night and was everyone’s highlight of the summer. So many laughs and memories were made with our absolute closest friends.”

-VENDORSCeremony Location Campbell Valley Park Venue Private Residence Photographer Miranda Anderson Photography | mirandanderson.com Videographer Novel Productions | novelproductions.ca Florist Golden August | goldenaugust.com Invites Etsy | etsy.com Catering Dutchman Catering | dutchmanscaterers.com Sweets Sister of the Groom Rentals The Little Wedding Shoppe | thelittleweddingshoppe.com Bridal Boutique BHLDN | bhldn.com Bride’s Veil Ruffled Rose Veils | ruffledroseveils.com Bride’s Ring Designer Spence Diamonds | spencediamonds.com Hair Victoria | @vic.beautyco Makeup Beaumont Beauty | beaumontbeauty.ca Groom’s Attire Moores | mooresclothing.ca Officiant Sister of the Bride


Brooks +Devyn D O N N E L LY , I D A H O

Brooks and Devyn met in the early months of their freshman year at the University of Idaho. When December rolled around, Brooks asked Devyn to the Kappa Christmas Date Dinner and the two of them never looked back. Four and a half years later, Brooks and Devyn’s families were visiting with the couple in Seattle, Washington for the Fourth of July holiday. On the shores of Lake Union opposite downtown Seattle, Devyn popped the question in Gas Works Park while on a walk with their families. It was on this exact day four years earlier that Brooks told Devyn she loved him for the first time. Brooks and Devyn planned an old Hollywood glam wedding for September 18th.

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DESIGNED TO PERFECTION “I am actually an interior designer, so all of the design aspects were so much fun to work through. Courtney with Ivory & Sage Events helped us source décor and tablescape elements to bring our vision to life.”

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-VENDORSVenue, Catering & Lodging Tamarack Resort | tamarackidaho.com Planning Ivory and Sage Events | ivoryandsageevents.com Photographer Quincy’s Photos | quincysphotos.com Videographer Luke Barrett Visuals | lukebarrettvisuals.com Sweets Dulcerella | dulcerellacakes.com Florist Petal Works Design Studio | petalworksidaho.com Invitations Minted | minted.com Rentals Flying China | flyingchinaevents.com McCall Party Rentals | mccallpartyrentals.com Linens BBJ La Tavola | latavolalinen.com Music & Entertainment Sound Wave Events | soundwaveevents.com Bridal Boutique a&bé | aandbebridalshop.com Gown Designer Anais Anette | anaisanette.com Bride’s Veil Untamed Petals | untamedpetals.com Bride’s Shoes Kailee P | kaileep.com Steve Madden | stevemadden.com Bride’s Jewelry Patricia Ann Bridal | patriciaannbridal.com.au Ring Designer Joseph Jewelry | josephjewelry.com Hair & Makeup TSG Artistry | tsg-artistry.com Bridesmaids’ Dresses Esther & Co. | estherandco.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Mint & Lily | mintandlily.com Groom’s Attire Suitsupply | suitsupply.com Groom’s Accessories Gucci | gucci.com Groom’s Shoes Thomas & Vine | thomasandvine.com Steve Madden | stevemadden.com Groomsmen Attire Generation Tux | generationtux.com Rehearsal Dinner DeLish Catering | delishcatering.com Honeymoon Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | hyatt.com


Kayla +Dylan B O U L D E R , U TA H

Some might call Kayla and Dylan twenty-first century soulmates after meeting through Tinder. Five years into dating, the couple decided that marriage was the next step. Exactly one year before the wedding, Kayla and Dylan escaped to the charming, small town of Boulder, Utah, the place where they fell more in love with each other and found the perfect spot for an elopement. On September 19th, Kayla and Dylan said, “I do,” in an intimate and earthy setting.

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ADVICE FROM A WEDDING PROFESSIONAL Kayla, bride and founder of Kayla Bertagnolli Photography, says that just because you skip the big ceremony and reception, doesn’t mean you can’t include traditional wedding elements into your elopement. While not all elopements have aisles, there’s no reason you cannot walk down a designated aisle. Kayla explains how impactful it was to forgo a first look and stick with the tradition of not seeing each other until she entered the ceremony location. “The highlight of our ceremony was watching Dylan’s reaction as I walked down the cliff side, this is something we’ll remember forever.” Tucked away among scenic beauty and rocky formations, Kayla and Dylan exchanged personal vows to one another on a cliff overlooking their favorite place in front of immediate family, followed by an intimate dinner. “Dylan and I wanted two things on our wedding day: to exchange vows and have dinner at our favorite restaurant. After quietly planning for one year, let’s just say we were thrilled to see everything come together,” Kayla recalls. The couple prioritized using local vendors and vendors that were important to them. “Our photographer, Kali, is a good friend of mine, she has captured all of our special photo sessions leading up to the wedding. Ryan, a fellow photographer, has a unique aesthetic and documented moments in polaroid film, and the florist, Alexa, is so personable and someone who I recommend to my couple’s getting married.” Kayla says.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “If you are planning to get married outdoors, consider doing it in a location that means a lot to you. The overall wedding will be that much more meaningful. We highly recommend writing your own vows for each other, even if it’s really hard.”

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-VENDORSPhotographers Kali Poulsen Photography | kalipoulsen.com Ryan Johnson Photographer | ryanjohnsonphotography.com Florist Lilly and Iris | lillyandiris.co Paper & Calligraphy Letterpress Made | letterpressmade.com Bridal Boutique Alta Moda Bridal | altamodabridal.com Gown Designer Rue De Seine | ruedeseine.com Bride’s Jewelry & Groom’s Accessories Moonlight Gemstones | moonlightgemstones.com Bride’s Ring Designer Heidi Gibson | heidigibson.com Groom’s Attire Tailor Cooperative | tailorcooperative.com Reception Dinner Hell’s Backbone Grill | hellsbackbonegrill.com Lodging Boulder Mountain Lodge | bouldermountainlodge.com


Jaylin + Parker P R O V O , U TA H

Jaylin and Parker met in the seventh grade, but it was their senior year of high school when a relationship flourished. Fast forward to four years later, the couple spent a summer day on the water, wakesurfing, one all-time favorite activity of theirs. Before Jaylin had her chance to surf the wave, they made their way back to the dock to pick up her sister. That’s when Jaylin saw a large gathering of people on the dock holding a sign that read, “Jay, will you marry me?” Parker got down on one knee aboard the rocking boat and proposed. Once back on land, the pair was greeted by friends and family. Jaylin and Parker planned an outdoor, boho wedding for September 19th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Don’t stress about the little details, sometimes the messy things are the most beautiful things.”


-VENDORSVenue Big Springs Park | provo.org Photographer Jessa E Photographs | jessaephotographs.com Videographer Jarom and Shanessa | @jaromandshanessa Florist Flower Imagination | flowerimagination.com Invites Wildflower Estudio | wildflowerestudio.com Sweets Penguin Brothers | thepenguinbrothers.com Bridal Boutique The Bride’s Shop | thebridesshop.net Gown Designer Lillian West | justinalexander.com Bride’s Ring Designer Wilson Diamonds | wilsondiamonds.com Hair Kaitlin Knuth Hair | @kaitlinknuthhair Makeup Marisa Rose | marisarosemph.com Groom’s Attire ASOS | asos.com Honeymoon Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa | marriott.com


Bella + Ryan ASPEN, COLORADO

Bella and Ryan met during their last semester of undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The two college students were both in a Soil Science class when they were paired as lab partners and the rest is history! When Ryan was ready to propose, he first asked Bella’s father for his blessing to marry his daughter. One evening, the couple returned home to their Dallas apartment, both having an especially terrible day, and proceeded to vent to one another resulting in a new positive perspective. Coincidentally, Ryan picked up the engagement ring from the jewelers hours earlier and proceeded to retrieve it from his backpack and present it to Bella. The newly engaged couple celebrated the happy occasion with a bottle of champagne and homemade pizzas, just the two of them. Bella and Ryan planned a modern, fall wedding for October 16th.

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PLANNING “What we thought was going to be one wedding turned into two separate weddings! We had originally started planning for this wedding, but once the pandemic began in 2020, we decided to have an intimate ceremony with just our families at my parents’ home in Aspen. Exactly one year later, we had what we called our ‘wedding reenactment’ which was our original dream wedding.”

-VENDORSVenue Bride’s Family’s Residence Planning Gold Leaf Events | goldleafevent.com Catering European Catering | eurocataspen.com Florist Carolyn’s Flowers | carolynsaspen.com Photographer Jenna Wren Photography | jennawrenphotography.com Videographer Merge Social | social.merge-studios.com Welcome Bags Bundles Gifts Co. | bundlesgiftco.com Welcome Dinner Dress Reformation | thereformation.com


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W E D D I N G D AY “We had a very close family friend officiate our wedding ceremony. Having someone that knows us so well as a couple made the ceremony even more special. Because we come from different religious backgrounds, we wanted to include a little of both into the day. Together, we stomped on glass to honor Bella’s Jewish traditions, and included Celtic prayers for Ryan and his family.”

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“After our wedding ceremony, we were able to have about 30 minutes alone together away from everyone else! We sipped on champagne, practiced our first dance, and reflected on our ceremony. It was so nice to have a quiet moment together.”

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Make sure you are obsessed with your wedding planner. It’s so important for him or her to completely understand your taste and keep your goals in mind.”

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-VENDORSVenue T-Lazy-7 Ranch | tlazy7.com Wedding Planner Gold Leaf Events | goldleafevent.com Photographer Valorie Darling | valoriedarling.com Videographer Merge Social | social.merge-studios.com Florist Mindy Rice Design | mindyrice.com Invites Paper Birch Designs | paperbirchdesigns.com Paper & Calligraphy Emily Baird Design | emilybaird.com Calligraphy Jessica McSweeney | jessica-mcsweeney.com Rentals Town & Country Event Rentals | tacer.biz Catering & Lodging The Little Nell | thelittlenell.com Sweets d’Elissious Cake Studio | delissiouscakestudio.com Bridal Boutique Stanley Korshak | stanleykorshak.com Gown Designer Romona Keveža | romonakeveza.com Bride’s Shoes Stuart Weitzman | stuartweitzman.com Bride’s Jewelry Arrow & Anchor | @arrowandanchorantiques Bride’s Ring Designer Brooke Worthington | @brookeworthingtonjewelry Groom’s Attire Ted Baker | tedbaker.com Groom’s Accessories Tom Ford | tomford.com Groom’s Shoes George Cleverly | georgecleverley.com Beauty G.R. Hair and Makeup | grhairandmakeup.com Music & Entertainment Aragon Artists | aragonartists.com Alex Golden Beats | alexgoldenbeats.com Afterparty Dress Bronx and Banco | bronxandbanco.com Photo Booth Social Light | sociallightphoto.com Espresso Bar Goodhart Coffee | goodhartcoffee.com


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WINTER

WIDE OPEN SPACES Nestled in the north fork of Provo Canyon, the understated elegance of Sundance Mountain Resort is graced by 5,000 acres of protected wilderness at the base of Mount Timpanogos. Founded by Robert Redford in 1969, the wide open spaces radiate the art of untouched nature. Today, Sundance offers an atmosphere steeped in cultural heritage. Begin the most important day of your life among the towering pines, crisp air, snowy scenery, and how cozy it feels to be gathered together with friends and family.

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P R I S T I N E PA I R Taking inspiration from the wintery landscape and the visual contrasts of the season, Britt Warnick Designs echoes organic and luxurious elements to create a contemporary twist for this wedding shoot. The bride is luminescent in the Octavia gown from Reev Bridal made of sleek satin with hypnotic pleats and a statement wing-sleeve. While the groom dons a classic hue of navy blue. This tailored tux is adorned with black lapels and a black bow tie giving him a modern, polished look.

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L A I D - B A C K A F FA I R Intimate and rustic by design, elevate your reception space at the Sundance Mountain Resort with a tablescape that evokes cozy opulence. Solid ceramic dishware and natural velvet napkins are set atop a silk table linen accompanied by an old farm style bench dressed in faux fur. For a statement piece, Blumes Floral designed a delicate floral installation against the real wood wall panels offering a sense of whimsy. Start cocktail hour by serving an assorted appetizer board from Magleby’s Catering made with a combination of soft and hard cheeses, artisan crisps, fresh berries and sweet dates.

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Tara + Ryan F O O T H I L L S , A L B E RTA

As many modern love stories go, Tara and Ryan met online. They decided to meet in person over coffee for the first time where the conversation was effortless and genuine. Tara and Ryan left the café agreeing to spend more time together and started seeing each other frequently. Tara remembers, “Whatever it was we were doing, we were learning, listening, loving and laughing. Life with Ryan was vivacious and wholesome.” Fast forward to May of 2019, Tara and Ryan traveled to Canmore, Alberta, on a dreary Spring weekend. The couple was eager to escape to the mountains and spend quality time together at some of their favorite breweries. Little did Tara know that Ryan had planned to propose on a bike ride the following day. When the rain wouldn’t let up and a bike ride seemed much too cold and somber, Ryan quickly adapted, suggesting a hike at Grassi Lakes. Given the weather, it was secluded and peaceful; a perfect time to trek the trailhead with your loved one. They made their way through the forest up to two sparkling turquoise lakes when Ryan got down on one knee and asked Tara to marry him. The next day, Ryan arranged for both sets of parents to meet the newly engaged couple for dinner in Bragg Creek, Alberta, to celebrate. Tara and Ryan planned an elegant, romantic and vintage wedding for October 16th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Trust in the magic of new beginnings.”


-VENDORSVenue, Catering & Lodging Azuridge Estate Hotel | azuridgehotel.com Photographer Katelyn Anne Photography | katelynanne.com Videographer Juan & Angie Photo & Video | juanandangie.com Sweets Crave Cupcakes | cravecupcakes.ca Florist Blumery Floral | blumeryfloral.ca Paper & Calligraphy Debbie Wong Design | debbiewongdesign.com Rentals Modern Rentals | modernrentals.ca Music & Entertainment Dos Music | dosmusic.ca Bridal Boutique Blush & Raven | blushandraven.com Gown Designer Vagabond Bridal | vagabondbridal.com Bride’s Veil Daphne Newman Design | daphnenewmandesign.com Bride’s Shoes Kate Spade | katespade.com Bride’s Jewelry Joanna Bisley Designs | joannabisleydesigns.com Bride’s Ring Designer Executive Diamond Services | executivediamonds.ca Bridesmaids’ Attire Park & Fifth Clothing Co | parkandfifthco.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Pandora | pandora.net Groom’s Attire & Accessories Supreme Men’s Wear | sfconline.ca Groom’s Shoes Luca del Forte | brownsshoes.com Hair Glamaway Beauty | glamaway.ca Makeup Blush & Coco | blushandcoco.com Officiant Threshold Ceremonies | @thresholdceremonies Honeymoon Fairmont Banff Springs | fairmont.com/banff-springs Emerald Lake Lodge | crmr.com/resorts/emerald-lake


Vienna + Austin I S L A N D PA R K , I D A H O

Shortly after having moved to Idaho, Vienna and Austin met through a mutual friend. A few days passed when Austin asked if the two of them could study together, and have been inseparable ever since. Vienna remembers, “We were both skeptical about quick engagements, until we weren’t. We were excited to start our life together as husband and wife and didn’t want to wait.” The couple talked extensively about marriage and what their future would look like, Vienna knew a proposal would happen and was anticipating the event. While planning a trip to Fall Creek Falls with her roommates, Austin included, Vienna began to wonder if this was the opportunity for a proposal. Sadly, the night before, Austin informed Vienna that he had to attend a Biology class lecture and wouldn’t be able to make the trip. Vienna tried to convince herself that Austin would be waiting for her at the waterfall, but finally accepted he was in fact, in the lecture. So, together with her roommates, the girls walked down to a cave behind the waterfall and there was Austin. He got down on one knee on a cute rug that he had bought at a country store along the way and asked her to marry him! Surrounded by evergreen trees dusted in Idaho’s first snowfall of the season, Vienna and Austin exchanged vows on November 13th.

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES “Your wedding is your day, make sure that you don’t get so caught up in the planning and making other people happy and comfortable that you don’t savor every minute! Today is all about you and your lover, don’t lose focus of that!”

-VENDORSPhotographer Kimberly Captures Photography | kimcaptures.com Beauty Caitlin James Florals Rows of Roses Dress The Circle of Love | mycircleoflove.com Flower Crown EllisOriginals501 | etsy.com Groom’s Attire Paisley & Gray | paisleyandgray.com Officiant Courtney James


the morning after After your night of celebration, it can be hard to wind down, which is why a morning after brunch is perfect! Sit back and relax while you reminisce before heart-felt goodbyes. Morning after brunches typically only last a couple hours and can consist of all of your guests or just your closest family and friends. The following pages are filled with inspiration for hosting the perfect farewell brunch.

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A GARDEN TEA PARTY Imagine how delightful it would be to have a room full of well-dressed guests sipping from elegant china while indulging in towers of fluffy scones and flavorful sandwiches. Make this vision a reality by hosting an afternoon tea party brunch the day after your wedding nuptials with White Table Catering & Events. The Greenhouse in Abbotsford, British Columbia sets the scene. Nestled in a flower garden next to a babbling brook on Sumas Mountain, this whimsical and intimate venue will transport you to the English countryside. The glass ceiling allows for plenty of natural light and the white wood alcove offers a modern, farmhouse aesthetic.

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As any tea party menu should, of course, involve tea. Serve a selection of fine teas, signature blends, and fun flavors in loose tea, tea sachets, and convenient tea bags for everyone to enjoy. Add an additional element of charm with a lovely vintage tea cart featuring an assortment of milk, cream, sugar, and honey.

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something blue The blue and ivory color palette is carried throughout the tablescape, from the two-toned striped linens to the ginger jars, guests will notice that the theme seamlessly blends from beginning to end. Crisp white roses paired with cascading gorgeous greenery line the center of the table and sit at the base creating a stunning focal point. Stoneware dinner plates atop glass chargers with black accents and modern flatware bring a balanced approach to the His and Hers high tea brunch. A contemporary menu includes tartines; a fancy French openfaced sandwich topped with a poached egg and asparagus ribbons, homemade buttery biscuits, and petite personal yogurts to name a few.

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Remember scrumptious sweet treats cannot go overlooked during tea parties. Ditch the idea of cutting and plating slices of cake with individual dessert options. Custom handpainted cookies, bite-sized berry tarts and dainty macarons make pretty alternatives.

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creative team Venue: The Greenhouse Venue | woodpeckertables.com/greenhouse Creative Direction: Carlyanne Pruger, White Table Catering and Events | whitetablecatering.com Photography: Brooklyn D Photography | brooklyndphotography.com Catering & Production: White Table Catering and Events | whitetablecatering.com Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Andria | cookiesbyandria.com Florals: Niche Boutique Florals | nicheboutiqueflorals.com Stationery: Emily Cuthbert Designs | emilycuthbert.com Rentals: Props, Chairs, Chargers, Flatware, Linen Napkins: Bespoke Decor | bespokedecor.ca Rentals: Glassware, Tea Samovars, Plates: Pedersens Event Rentals | vancouver.pedersens.com Linens: Perspective Event Design | perspectiveeventdesign.com


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HOME SWEET HOME Gather your nearest and dearest for one last wedding celebration. A sophisticated farewell brunch is a modern take on post-wedding tradition and perfect for food-loving guests. White Table Catering & Events created a casual in-home atmosphere for the newly married couple. With the fireplace at the forefront of the room, Bloom Assembly designed an exquisite floral install on the mantle complemented with simple centerpieces along the table. Soft neutral tones are consistent in the overall style and design of the décor. Blush pink hues can be seen in the blooms and glassware while a shade of sage in the plateware adds a refreshing earthy statement. Crochet napkins paired with glistening gold flatware finish the look of this warm and welcoming tablescape.

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Make the most of every minute and reconnect with your bridal party to recap on the unforgettable wedding weekend before they have to travel back home. Instead of a formal sit-down meal, consider a family-style dining experience over elevated brunch favorites. Passed plates such as waffles topped with stone fruit, candied pistachios and Chantilly cream as well as a smoked salmon and veggie breakfast quiche are all a crowd-pleaser. To ensure guests are hydrated from last night’s festivities, offer an interactive drink station with San Pellegrino. Boozy adult sips can follow like grapefruit seltzers adorned with fresh citrus wedges. Last, but certainly not least, your post-nuptial attire should leave an impression. The bride wears a relaxed midi dress with a fitted bodice, square neckline, and textured metallic floral brocade. Have your groom sport a light tan suit and ivory sweater to go with the white-washed natural color scheme.

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creative team Venue: Private Residence Creative Direction: Carlyanne Pruger, White Table Catering and Events | whitetablecatering.com Photographer: Brooklyn D Photography | brooklyndphotography.com Catering: White Table Catering & Events | whitetablecatering.com Cake Pops: Bee Bop Sweetshop | beebopsweetshop.com Cake: The Cake and The Giraffe | tcandtg.com Florist: Bloom Assembly | bloomassembly.com Paper & Calligraphy: Liza Child Calligraphy + Design | lizachild.com Bridal Boutique: BHLDN by Anthropologie | Anthropologie.com Bride’s Shoes: Zara | zara.com Groom’s Attire: H&M | hm.com Rentals: Plates, Glassware: Pedersens Rentals | pedersens.com Rentals: Candles, Chairs, Flatware, Linen Napkins: Bespoke Decor | bespokedecor.ca Rentals: Pink Drinking Glasses: Winstons Table Curation | winstonsevents.com Rentals: Votives: The Little Wedding Shoppe | thelittleweddingshoppe.com Linens: Perspective Events | perspectiveeventdesign.com


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