Utah and mountain weddings go hand-in-hand. The Beehive State is set with magical backdrops, varying weather and resort-side venues. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, Deer Valley Resort tops our list for mountain elegance. And lucky for us, the Utah Bride & Groom team capitalized on Deer Valley’s luxe surroundings last summer by staging this fashion shoot on their lush grounds.
What exactly epitomizes a wedding steeped with mountain luxury? The event team at Deer Valley knows and today, they share their top tips for achieving a wedding weekend that screams resort elegance.
Surround Yourself with Nature
Inside and out, a resort lodge sets an easy stage for a classic outdoor event. “Outdoor-loving guests fall fast for rustically vaulted ceilings, huge tree pillars, stone fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows with sensational views of the natural beauty of the mountains and lawns,” says Deer Valley’s Banquet and Catering Manager Karen Gibbs.
Treat guests to the ride of their life. Ride Deer Valley’s Ruby lift to Cushing’s Cabin which rests atop the resort’s highest point. At 9,100 feet above sea level, the view flaunts 360-degrees of the Timpanogos and Wasatch Range.
Trust the Pros
By hiring seasoned pros, you can be guaranteed your wedding weekend runs smooth. Instead of you running around with a massive to-do list on your wedding day, let the professionals do it. “We are truly dedicated to fulfilling our couple’s vision of their perfect mountain wedding,” Gibbs says. “Attention to detail is key.”
Plan a Feast
By tradition, weddings are about two families becoming one and what better way to celebrate than with a customized gourmet meal. “Our skilled chefs (many of whom have been with us for years) recommend choosing a wedding menu designed around locally grown and raised ingredients,” says Gibbs who adds that food presentation also elevates the luxe vibe.
Sit Back and Relax
Enjoy the big day knowing you and your guests are pampered from sun up to sundown. “Chose a venue known for first-rate mountain hospitality,” Gibbs suggests. “It’s important to have a friendly banquet staff who welcomes wedding guests warmly and treats them like family, with a sincere willingness to please.”
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