Canyons Wedding: Park City Wedding Photography

October 28th, 2013

SHANNON AND MATTOccupations: Bride: Pediatric Nurse, Groom: Insurance Underwriter, NYC 


How the couple met: At a mutual friends birthday party

How he proposed: On a snowy night in January, after dinner at the St. Regis in Deer Valley, just the two of us standing on the outside patio facing snow covered mountains, a glowing swimming pool with steam rising, and fire pits lit all around us


Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: Bridal Shower: a cuban restaurant with a view of NYC.  Bachelorette party: referred to as a "BEACH-elorette party" - weekend beach house in Long Beach Island, NJ

 
Bachelor party: A night out on the town in New York City, starting with dinner at Keane's Steakhouse

WEDDING
Ceremony Place: The Red Pine Bridge at Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah
The bride wore: Jim Hjelm
The groom wore: Men's Warehouse, Brook's Brothers Tie
RECEPTION
Reception Place: The Red Pine Lodge at Canyons Resort
Wedding music: DJ Jake Russell
Wedding song: "Hold On" Michael Buble'
Menu: Mixed green salad w/pears and walnuts, prime rib carving station,
Cake: Carrie's Cakes, raspberry marble with white fondant and sugar hydrangea flowers
Colors: Periwinkle Blue 
Theme: Romantic & Rustic
Flowers: Hydrangea's and blush roses
D├ęcor elements: Lanterns and candles
Unique details: Each table was named after a ski slope in Park City thatt we have skied together. 

Each table was decorated uniquely, with the only consistency being hydrangea's, lanterns, and candles. 
The centerpieces were low to the table. 
The music played during dinner was a playlist of our guest's wedding songs. 
The place cards for the guests were hung on willow branches stemming from a beautiful vase of hydrangea's.
Our guest book was a compilation of photos of us throughout our relationship.
We had a cigar table set up for our guest to enjoy.
Our guest enjoyed a beautiful gondola ride up to our ceremony and receptions site, with a glass of campaign personalized with a note from us tied to the base of the flute.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Bride's answer: The five minutes we shared together immediately after walking down the isle to take in our ceremony and vows.
Groom's answer: The Moose that showed up for the cake cutting!

HONEYMOON
Place: Maui & Kauai, Hawaii
A memorable moment of the honeymoon:  A beautiful restaurant in Maui, table for two on a cliff, enjoying sushi with the ocean to our right and a waterfall to our left

WEDDING ADVICE
Know that you've been planning this event for a LONG time, and it only lasts a few hours, so enjoy every single second.  Take a few moments during the night with just your new spouse and soak it all in.

 
VENDORS
Rings: Blue Nile, brides wedding band: Darcy Hammerman, NYC
Invitations: Designed by Rachel Richards NYC, printed by Village Invites NYC
Rehearsal dinner: Groom's Parent house for a BBQ, Park City Utah
Guest book: Created by the bride & groom on Kodak gallery - personalized book of our pictures 
Photography: Opiefoto
Videography: Doug, Pointedigital, Salt Lake City
Bridal gown: Jim Hjelm, Something Special, Wyckoff NJ
Alterations: Something Special, Wyckoff, NJ
Hair and Makeup: Whitney Lewis, Park City
Bridesmaids' dresses: JCrew
Groom's Tux/Suit: Men's Warehouse, ties from Brook's Brothers
Flowers: Every Blooming Thing, SLC
Decorations and rentals: Every Blooming Thing, Etsy.com
Catering: The Canyons
Cake: Carrie's Cakes
Venue: Red Pine Lodge, Canyons Resort, Park City
Entertainment/Music: Maywood String Quartet for ceremony, DJ Jake Russell for reception
Wedding favors: Donation to American Cancer Society, box of Hershey kisses: Danielle Grillo, NYC
Wedding planner:
Officiant: Dr. Bob Skloss
Transportation: Flight of the Gondola
Guest lodging: Canyons Resort
Bridesmaids Jewlery: Little Grasshopper Designs - etsy.com
Canyons Director of Romance:
Brooke Hafets

by Opie Janzer


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