Thursday, June 17, 2010

Deer Valley Wedding: Southern hospitality in the Wasatch Mountains

Designing a wedding is not an easy task over the phone and while this was not my first destination bride to have hired me over the phone, this Southern bride knew exactly what she wanted. She sent me photoshopped photos of her ideas for the ceremony "trees" that we built her and tracked down the exact name of the dahlias she spotted on the Style Me Pretty blog here. Since we didn't meet until 2 days before the wedding, the bride requested we replicate as closely as we could this Style Me Pretty wedding. Of course, this could present its challenges, but I really think we nailed it.

Check out those dahlias!! These Cafe Au Lait Dinnerplate dahlias were larger than my hand. Huge! With the soft hued garden roses, white hydrangea and magnolia (this was our Southern addition), this Stein Eriksen Lodge wedding was warm and classic.

In fact, warm was a key factor since my car read 38 degrees when I arrived to set up that morning. If rain on your wedding means luck, what does rain, snow, wind and fog mean? Ha! They had every intention to marry outside on the Flagstaff Deck overlooking the ski runs, but that chilly June frost forced an indoor wedding by the fireplace.