Today I am taking you to Maine for the truly gorgeous wedding of Amanda and...
Happy Monday everyone. I do hope you all had a good weekend? Mine sped by as ever, how was yours? I have a great wedding to start the week off with, this gorgeous wedding all the way from Utah, which has been sent into me by the lovely Pepper Nix Photography. With the amazing mountain backdrop as the setting for their outdoor ceremony this wedding is just beautiful. As is this gorgeous couple. Kristin is the most beautiful red-headed bride, wouldn’t you agree, so gorgeous, and those bouquets, just lovely.
Kristin and Bryce were married on 1st September at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah ‘I love, love aspen trees and the Stein Eriksen’s new ballroom is so romantic. I wanted a woodsy, magical feel to the whole location and the Stein was the best choice for a combination of class, but also a rustic mountain feel. My favourite moment of the ceremony is when it started raining during our vows. It was magical… straight out of a movie. We had 150 guests in total’
How they met
We grew up together
Bryce proposed in the perfect way. He built a set that looked like an enchanted forest on a stage and then got a snow machine that started snowing as soon as we walked out onto the stage and all the lights came on. When we first started dating I told him I wanted something special to happen while the song “Dancing in the Moonlight” was playing, and sure enough, that’s the song that starts playing as the snow falls and he gets down on one knee.
The Suit and Bridesmaids
The 8 bridesmaid dresses were from Joanna August
Theme or Colour Scheme
Rustic mountain inspired. The new ballroom at the Stein is so beautiful with its glass windows and huge fireplaces that I wanted to keep things simple.
Kellie at Artisan Bloom created the most beautiful flower arrangements. The colors and combination of flowers were perfect. I wanted something that looked like it could have been picked right out of the wild—not too manicured. We also had an amazing arch that we stood under
We had a BBQ for all wedding guests as a friend’s home in Deer Valley. It was catered by Utah Celebrations and they brought the best sliders, sweet potato fries and gelato. A huge hit!
I’m not a fan of fondant so the Stein created a great textured frosting with cascading flowers.
DJ – Craig Chambers. He kept the part going ALL night.
Buy or DIY your Stationery
I actually ended up designing the wedding programmes the week before the wedding. One of those last-minute details that got forgotten about until the end. Luckily we had great photos from our photographer’s engagement shoot to pick from.
Personal or Handmade Touches
We used a bible as our guest book. It has been so fun to go through and see which verses people have highlighted for us.
Both of our families are big on affirmations. During the rehearsal dinner (which included all wedding guests) we had a time where all guests were able to affirm us as a couple. It was encouraging to hear the hope people had for our relationship. We felt so surrounded by love and support. We did a First Look and it was the BEST decision! It was intimate and a perfect time to get lots of pictures before the chaos began. It also got a few of the nerves out of the way before the ceremony. We had amazing toasts. I think they got the whole room crying. And the dance with my dad was very special. He suffered from a severe stroke just a year prior so it was such a blessing that he was not only able to walk, but dance with me for the whole song.
Advice to other couples
Focus and invest in the relationships more than the details. That’s what you’ll remember more about the wedding day: the people you are surrounded by. For any couples getting married on a mountain. The scenery is so beautiful you really don’t need to worry too much about excess decorations—they can just take away from the natural beauty! And if you see a 7-day straight thunder storm forecast do not freak out. It’s a good chance it will not rain on your wedding day.
When my veil got caught on the railing as I started my walk down the aisle. Just got to laugh it off and continue.