Katie and Chris had a special love for all things German–including beer, Oktoberfest, lederhosen, and alpine skiing. The couple had their ceremony and reception at 11,000 ft at the Summit of Snowbird Resort–the perfect alpine setting to incorporate German traditions.
What better way to nod to Germany and beer than hops, which was (rarely) seasonally available during their September wedding (hops is normally in season through August). The ceremony arch was dripping in it, as were the focal wreaths hanging above the head table.
The bride’s bouquet included real antlers–it was so heavy we had to use duct tape to bind it (as opposed to usual floral tape). However its weight didn’t seem to bother Katie one bit; she didn’t complain once about it, but rather was a great sport in shlepping it around property for photos.
Katie provided us with vintage alpine ski boots that we used on a third of the tables as centerpieces, which we arranged with hops and floral in the wedding colors of cranberry, golden yellow, burnt orange and shades of green). Katie’s mom handmade all the favors; beautiful scarves for each guest, set atop a wooden charger plate with a a note for each guest.
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