This traditional wedding at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City Utah is full of rich and beautiful colors. This artful bride was inspired by the painting “Starry Night,” by Van Gogh, and incorporated deep navy, pale blue and accented with bright pops of orange. Guests dances and celebrated under a super moon and Logan Walker was on hand to capture every moment and detail.
Anne + Michael
August 9, 2014
Park City, Utah
Why did you choose the Mountains for your wedding?
Growing up in UT and then living in TX the mountains are something that I miss terribly- I want forever to keep mountains and the beauty of my home as part of our lives no matter where we live. The mountains are so incredible there was no better setting for us
Wedding Day Weather
Perfect / sunny but not too hot- a nice breeze and it cooled down nicely after the sun went down
Number of guests that attended
What was your theme for your wedding?
I was inspired by the Van Gogh painting Starry Night. I have always loved that painting and it fit with my desire to have a mountain wedding with the whimsical swirls and the beautiful colors from the paintingThe midnight blue (navy) blue For the bridesmaid were decided because it allowed for there to be a dynamic contrast with the white/ivory of my dress but allowed to have a perfect backdrop for flowers that followed some of the bright colors of the starry night of the famous paintings.
Where did you find your inspiration?
The ranch has such a rustic feel so we just accented what we were working with and included a lot of burlap for texture and the flowers again were loosely based on starry night painting. Lots if little twinkle lights to bring in the star theme. The venue is so beautiful it didn't take much decor- but what we did was fit a starry night theme into a rustic ranch. We worked to make it softer with lights and white linensDescribe your wedding flowers: A mix of greens, blue, orange and taupe- very garden look.
How did you choose to personalize your wedding?
An Irish blessing was put in with the favors, a slide show was put together of pics if Michael and I for the rehearsal dinner. We used the monogram CC on a lot of things be ayes both of our last names start with C. Other wedding party people: lots of out of town guests. Very humbling that so many people were willing to travel to celebrate with us. Our cousins from all over, and very importantly my uncle victor- who as a heart transplant recipient for the past twenty years was unfortunately having health complications and the wedding ended up being the last family celebration with him with all the family. Very special!!!!!!
Were there any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects?
My mom did most of the wedding DIY projects- she made all the chair covers for the reception out of burlap and twine. She also found a set of barn doors at a garage sell and used them for the guest table assignments. She painted the doors with blackboard paint and my aunt who is an artist wrote the seat assignments for the sit down dinner. She also put together the names on the place setting using little silver picture frames. She printed everyone's name on card stock then put them in the frames-also on the frames she put a colored star sticker on each frame which then coordinated to what meal type (fish, beef, chicken, veg, ) each guest had RSVPed as thier meal choice. My mom also put together the party favors with the nightlights, and an Irish blessing/ thank you card for each guest. Also- she and my aunt did large signage for the ranch indicating cocktail hour, dinner area, restrooms etc using blackboard paint and chalk- then they framed them.
What was your favorite part of the reception?
The super moon coming up over the mountain and of course all the dancing !
What are three things you're super glad you did?
- Hung out the night before with guest after the rehearsal dinner. So many of these friends and family we never see so I felt like I got a chance to catch up and have some quality time.
- Also live music and a full bar at the reception and in turn must do transportation so no drinking and driving.
- Also really glad we waited to go on our honeymoon. It gave us a chance to recover from the wedding and then gear up for Switzerland
What was the biggest challenge in planning your mountain wedding and how did you overcome it?
How did you find and choose your vendors?
Referrals from friends and family- many of the vendors my sister used for her wedding. What is your very best advice to other brides? Take mental snapshots throughout your day- the day goes so fast try and enjoy it and remember it.
What is your best piece of advice to other mountain brides who are planning their weddings?
- Start planning early.
- Enjoy the planning and don't get stressed over small stuff- limit your guest list so you actually get a chance to spend some time with every guest that attends
- Lastly, take it all in – the planning, the events with showers and golf tournaments and rehearsal and rehearsal dinner as well as ceremony and reception because it goes by so quickly
Park City Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photographer: Logan Walker Photography | Cinema and Video: David Perry Films | Floral Designer: Decoration Inc. | Wedding Cake Designer: Granite Bakery & Bridal Showcase | Band: Joe Muscolino Band | Wedding Planner: Elise Ruprecht Waldorf Astoria | Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Assumption | Event Venue: Waldorf Astoria Park City | Caterer: Waldorf Astoria Park City | Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff | Bridal gown: Alfred Angelo | Shoes: M by Marinelli | Makeup Artist: Waldorf Astoria PC | Ring designer: Verragio for Anne's wedding band and Tacori for Michael | Bridal Jewelry: Swarovski for bridal jewelry | Grooms Attire: Men's Warehouse | Wedding Invitations: Granite Bakery & Bridal Showcasee | Rehearsal dinner: Riverhorse on main in Park City | Wedding favors: Star Night Lites