Utah Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Summertime Soiree at Stein Eriksen Lodge

On a warm July day filled with sunshine, Erica Buie and Erik Adolfsson said their “I do’s” with the mountain flair that comes with Stein Eriksen Lodge weddings.

Photographs by Carla Boecklin

THE COUPLE

San Francisco Bay Area couple Erica Buie and Erik Adolfsson met on a blind date. Six years later, Erik proposed to Erica at her favorite winery in Napa Valley.

THE WEDDING

“We wanted a wedding away from the Bay Area, in a beautiful outdoor venue with moderate weather,” Erik explains. After considering other mountain or desert locations for their destination wedding, Erica and Erik selected Deer Valley. “Erica’s childhood connection to Deer Valley and our love of skiing made Stein’s the perfect choice,” Erik says. Erica’s parents celebrated their honeymoon at Stein Eriksen Lodge 34 years ago, so it was nice having that shared connection.”

THE MOOD

“Since most of our wedding guests traveled from out-of-town and many had never been to Utah, we wanted them to enjoy the natural beauty of Park City. With that being said, we put a lot of emphasis into the floral displays and greenery bringing the outdoors inside for the ceremony and reception,” Erica says.

“Our theme combined natural greenery with rustic and modern elements. The floral arch was a major centerpiece for the ceremony.” Lush boxwood stems made a creative solution as a stair-railing cover, and an oversized flower trellis hung over the dance floor. Guests enjoyed a donut station, a whiskey bar and cozy sitting areas in the ballroom.

THE CUISINE

“Erik’s father is from Sweden and my family is vegan, so we wanted to have food that catered to both sides,” the bride says. “Our favorite food was the lemon, blackberry and poppyseed vegan wedding cake. Most of our guests said it was the best cake they’d ever eaten, and they had no idea it was vegan.”

THE TUNES

The band No Limits brought the party to the dance floor after Erik and Erica danced to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hit “Can’t Take My Eyes off You.”

Vendors

Venue: Stein Eriksen Lodge  | @steinlodge

Planner and designer: Bluebird Event Destination Management | @

Florist: Decoration Inc.  | @decorationinc

Photographer: Carla Boecklin | @carlaboecklin

Videographer: Ryan Hinman | @ryanhinmanfilms

Officiant: Reverend Anita Gordon | @revanitagordon

Audio Visual: Wasatch Audio Visual | @wasatchav

Event Rentals: Vault Event Rentals; Tavolo Rentals | @vaulteventrentals; @tavolorental

Ceremony Music: Nylon and Steel, Greenlight Booking  | @greenlightbooking

Reception Entertainment: No Limits, Greenlight Booking

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Stein Eriksen Residences | @steinresidences

Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment: Hush, Greenlight Booking

Transportation: Snow Country Limousine | @snowcountrylimo

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.

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