Lindsay & Matthew | October 2015 | The Montage

A blog from the bride – Hello friends! Kasey asked that I share my experience from a bride’s perspective.  Let me first introduce myself; My name is Lindsay, formerly Clarke / presently Aucunas, and I work as an Event Designer & Planner for Harvest Moon Events. What an eye-opener to finally walk in the shoes of ‘bride’! I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had the support of such a great team while dealing with the angst and excitement of planning my own wedding… I still get goosebumps just thinking about it.

We’re calling our wedding style “Vintage Vagabond” 🙂 … in other words, earthy & wild with retro undertones. Our colors were a mix greenery & blush, with rich accents of burgundy & dark blue. We wanted the decor to feel organic, while also bold & fun. HME truly couldn’t have done a better job of bringing the vision to life and I cannot wait to share the rest of these images with you. Is it acceptable to do a quick shout out to the bouquets?!? Holy smokes! Exceeded my wildest dreams… I am inspired by these talented people everyday.
For the ceremony, we chose a circular style seating to create a more intimate setting with there being 170 guests in attendance. And let me tell you – The feeling of having all our closest friends & family surrounding us during the ceremony was the absolute best. Important to us as well was showcasing the natural beauty of Park City, where we met & fell in love. A few fun ways we incorporated this; the flower girls tossed leaves in place of petals, our arbor was made from fallen wood out of the Uinta National Forest, and we gave wood-burned ‘Park City, UT’ coasters as wedding favors. Velvet dark blue linens, lots of candlelight & loose flowy greenery helped set the mood for reception + The hanging greens over the head table made for a stunning, yet simple, statement piece that brought the whole room together.
In place of a cake, the Montage culinary team made us an array of delicious pies which we elevated on wood stumps & slices. Almost too beautiful to eat!
One of our favorite ‘take aways’ from the wedding day was having our guests write us a ‘Bucket List’ in place of a guest book – The results were absolutely hysterical & over-the-top. A list that will keep us highly entertained for the rest of our lives… Cannot wait to start checking it off!
Matt and I are SO grateful to all the amazing people in our lives that helped us pull off this celebration. The Montage & HME team took care of everything so that we could be fully present and savor every moment. Still living in the afterglow of this incredible day. It was perfect.
Florist, Decor, Planning & Day-Of Coordination | Harvest Moon Events
Photographer | Angie, Bacio Photography
Ceremony Music | Terence Hansen
Entertainment | DJ Dolph
Venue & Dining | The Montage at Deer Valley
Arbor | Hand Crafted Charm (floral by Harvest Moon)
Wedding Favors | The Wooden Pinecone

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