Danielle Kasirer & Jaime Schwartz – 7.3.16
Jaime (a plastic surgeon) and Danielle (a preschool teacher) met on a blind date. The Los Angelenos dated for seven months before Jaime popped the question over the Fourth of July weekend. He proposed to Danielle with Champagne and roses in the same spot they subsequently were married a year later: The St. Regis Deer Valley.
“Deer Valley holds a special place in my heart,” says Danielle. “My family has been going there for over 20 years.” Danielle and Jaime hosted a welcome dinner at St. Regis’ Deer Crest Club on Friday. On Saturday, all guests attended the Deer Valley Music Festival (featuring the Utah Symphony) and after the concert, everyone enjoyed drinks, dessert and dancing at The Spur on Park City’s Main Street. Sunday’s ceremony included religious articles that belonged to their grandfathers. “We had two talitot that belonged to both of my late grandfathers to adorn the top of the chuppah,” Danielle says. “And we used Jaime’s late grandfather’s tallit to be wrapped in.”
“We wanted an elegant rustic theme,” Danielle explains. Dahlias, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus and blushing brides decorated centerpieces and bouquets. Five crystal chandeliers dangled from the rafters of a clear-sided tent, and candle-filled hurricanes flickered on the tops of long farm tables.
The wedding night menu offered elegant kosher-style cuisine including entree selections of Koosharem Valley Utah trout, seared tofu and mushroom ravioli.
Danielle’s three-year-old son Oliver played a large part in the festivities. “Jaime and I considered the wedding to be about the three of us becoming a family,” Danielle says. “Because of that, Oliver had a part in our first dance and he was lifted up on a chair during the horah. That was his favorite part.” The Party Crashers, a local band, performed live. Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road” introduced the newlyweds’ first dance.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
“The first look,” Jaime describes. “I didn’t realize how emotional it would be.”
Photography: Logan Walker, SLC
Wedding planner: Soirée Productions, Park City
Catering and venue: The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City
Flowers: Artisan Bloom, Draper
Rentals: Soirée Productions, Park City
Cake: Carrie’s Cakes, Sandy
Videography: Ryan Hinman, Draper
Dress: Ines Di Santo, Lovella Bridal, Glendale, California
Rings: XIV Beverly Hills, California
Invitations: JAM Invitations, Beverly Hills, California
Entertainment: The Party Crashers via Green Light Booking, Pleasant Grove