A Park City, Utah destination wedding was the clearest choice for our featured bride and groom’s nuptials as the gorgeous resort town holds many of their cherished memories. Photographer Pepper Nix captured the most stunning images that tell the tale of this summer dream day at the St. Regis Deer Valley celebrating Kylie and David’s love for one another.
Kylie and David met at a friend’s birthday party. She was there as an actual date of David’s friends. While a connection was made that night, it wasn’t until a few months later when they both were single that they bumped into each other and fate took its course.
Choice for a Destination Wedding
Park City has been a special place to vacation for not only the couple, but also her family and their friends for many years. Kylie’s parents have owned a home for more than 10 years there and it is a place where David and she love to travel during ski season with their friends and family. Because of these winter escapes, they were more than excited to see what Park City had to offer during the summer. An additional perk to this being a destination wedding choice was that their home states of Texas and Oklahoma are hot during the summer months. The idea of cooler temperatures made Park City very appealing as 99% of their guests traveled to attend their wedding.
Wedding Day Inspiration
Kylie drew inspiration for her Park City wedding vision from a photo she had pulled from a magazine years prior of a pink and gold china pattern. She loved the way that it photographed and that it was feminine with a pop of gold. Once she chose her favorite blooms, Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York designed an illustrated wedding invitation. She used this to carry her theme and inspire the additional décor aspects of the wedding day.
She chose an Oscar de la Renta gown with a Chantilly lace bodice framed by a sweetheart neckline and paired with a tiered tulle trumpet skirt. To compliment her look, Kylie wore a Mantilla veil with Chantilly lace made by Homa. Her nine bridesmaids wore Amsale Bridesmaids’ floral prints that were part of the designer’s new collection. She hadn’t seen them in any other weddings and her best friends loved the mix and match style which were harmonized in the same color motif. Kylie’s bridal bouquet featured dahlias, garden roses, tea roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas and beautiful draping jasmine vines created by Artisan Bloom. Nestled in her bouquet was a hatpin worn by her great grandmother and carried by her mother in her wedding bouquet.
Unexpected Weather During the Ceremony
Kylie and David initially wanted a church ceremony, however the town lacked a traditional Episcopal church that could handle the capacity of their 184 guests. They chose to have a short pre-wedding blessing by their priest in Old Town Park City, prior to the ceremony. This is also where they shared their “First Look” and captured pre-wedding photos. A few hours later, the ceremony was held mountainside on the great lawn at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Everyone was able to enjoy a gorgeous mountain view during the ceremony and some unexpected weather. Already a cooler than normal summer day with intermittent sprinkles of rain, ominous thunderclouds rolled in while guests took their seats. The couple decided to move forward and much to the bride’s dismay the sound of thunder and lightning struck around the area while they exchanged their vows. This definitely added some intensity to the occasion!
Vivid Color Palette
Kylie and her wedding planner Soiree Productions along with florist Artisan Bloom used blush, peach, coral, and pink blooms that were full, soft and loose in construction. Round tables were highlighted by a tall and large centerpiece bouquet of café au lait dahlias, blush and coral garden roses, coral dahlias, coral tulips, wisteria vines, kiwi vines accompanied by summer foliage and peppered with smaller bouquets at the base. Her rectangular tables featured a long low floral “table runner” that were accented by gold lamps to create a warm glow. Pulling everything together and not missing a touch, the bride and groom’s chairs were draped with floral garlands made up of coordinating blooms.
Floral Garland Cake
The newly Mr. and Mrs. had a unique show-stopping 5-tier wedding cake that alternated layers of cream cheese cake with raspberry filling and almond cake with butter cream filling created by Carrie’s Cakes. Each tier had a lace detail and was separated from the next tier with a floral garland made up of green hydrangeas and peach, pink and coral garden roses and ranunculus. The groom’s cake was a 3-tier chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing and a top layer of chocolate cake filled with cashew caramel icing. The cake featuring a golf scene with a fondant golfer represented the groom who played golf for Princeton University.
Kylie holds dear the memory of her husband and father’s faces as they sabered bottles of champagne together to kick off their reception. The looks of joy, excitement and a touch of mischievousness still make her laugh as she reflects on the photos. The entire day was a dream and exactly what the couple wished for a reflection of the bride and groom’s personalities, love for one another and ultimate celebration with family and friends.
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography
Venue: St. Regis Deer Valley
Wedding Invitation Suite: Ceci New York
Wedding Planner: Soiree Productions
Floral Artist: Artisan Bloom
Cake Designer: Carrie’s Cakes
Caterer: St. Regis Deer Valley
Dress Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale Bridesmaids
Hair Stylist: Carla Ahlberg
Makeup Artist: Rebecka Gautney
Ring designer: B.C. Clark, Oklahoma City OK
Videographer: David Perry
Band: Joe Muscolino Band
Rentals: Diamond Rentals, RSVP Party Rentals
Submitted by Two Bright Lights