Now that we have discussed the decor and cake, we need some music. Above is the Prelude music from my wedding, used while everyone is arriving and getting settled. Below is the music I used from the processional: “Marry Me” & “Reign of Love”; Ceremony: “Wedding Song”; Exit: “Say Hey”; Couple Announcement: “How Sweet It Is”; First Dance: “Cheek to Cheek”; Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish”; Garter Toss: “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”; Bouquet Toss: “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”; and Memorable Song From the Night: “Ring of Fire”.
For my Fall wedding weekend, since it was a destination, we decided to make a weekend full of events out of it for our family and friends.
Starting with the Rehearsal dinner on Thursday evening, a Welcome BBQ on Friday, Wedding on Saturday, and finishing with a Farewell Brunch on Sunday, this weekend was one to never forget!
Welcome to the Yurt! My in-law’s vacation home amongst Aspens.
Gifts for two of the most important people in our Bridal party!
Welcome to the Barn and Stables!
Some horseback riding for both adults and children!
Statue of an Elk and a beautiful Signature plate made by close family friend!
Name tags and Welcome Board!
Ring Bearer doing his job and Flower Girl trying to shoo away the dog from eating our BBQ.
Walking down the aisle.
Married amongst the trees!
Two very important things at a wedding: Disney and a Marriage Certificate!
Wine and Dinner Menu!
Pictures of the guests and an uninvited guest!
Gift bags and customized gift cards (made by the sister-in-law) for guests!
Everyone had so much fun!
Brunch on the slopes!
Overall, the wedding was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for anything more! It was so much fun with family and friends out in the woods and in beautiful Park City, Utah!
Fall Wedding Decor:
Here are some of the photos from my wedding last September out in Park City, Utah. These images will focus on the decor, color palette, and flowers that helped create this beautiful Fall setting out in an Aspen forest. I was lucky enough to have a great mother, mother-in-law, and family friend, Peggy, to create this beautiful event.
Here is a listing of some of the flowers used throughout the wedding and reception.
Cockscomb Scabiosa Pods
Yellow Kangaroo Paw Celosia Plume Yellow
Craspedia (Billy Balls) Curly Willow Green
Hydrangea Antique Amaranthus Upright Bronze
Pompon Flowers Moss (All types)
For center pieces, I used what was naturally around the property. There were plenty of fallen Aspens so we created center pieces perched on slices of Aspen tree trunks and also name labels.
We used a wood burner for all the labels. You can easily buy this at Wal-Mart.
You can also see the incorporation of other natural aspects such as stones and fire from the candles.
Here I created table numbers using moss from the 99cent Store and dry floral foam from Michael’s. I cut out the numbers in the foam then ripped and cut rough pieces from different types of moss to glue onto the foam number using a glue gun.
We even used small pieces of Aspen as photo stands to display images from our Engagement photo shoot.
Again, using the natural surroundings we picked up fallen aspen leaves to use in place of rice or flowers to throw as we exited the reception.
For the head table, we created our initials in a moss foam mold and draped twinkling lights in wicker balls over the table.
Here is the table in full use!
For the men’s boutineers we incorporated some of the same flowers.
For the flower girl we had the same florist who created the boutineers, The Silver Cricket, to create this beautiful wispy crown to go with the wild theme.
Each bouquet was and also created by The Silver Cricket in Park City, Utah.
For the Rehearsal Dinner we used the same arrangements we were going to use for the reception but decorated them a little differently. We used patches of moss as the bottom piece (placemat) and additional decor from my mother-in-law’s home (metal birds).
Also, adding in a few mason jars with loose flowers created a more rustic feel.
Everything turned out beautifully at our wedding between the lighting, flowers, friends, and family!
All images taken by Kate Jeppson from Jeppson Studios.
You have had your wild Bachelorette party now it is time to settle on wedding details.
Wedding Cakes can be extremely complex or overly simple. It is up to your tastes and budget on what you want to have. One-tiered, two-tiered, three-tiered, or more? Deconstructed tierd cake or cupcakes? There are so many options for presentation. Also, to put a topper on or not? Cheesy Disney figurine (like myself) or simple flowers? What flavor? My favorites are chocolate, champagne, and blueberry with lemon frosting.
Here are some images that I have found to provide some inspiration along with my own cake, pictured above. My own cake was created by Jania at A Frosted Creation near Park City, Utah. She was extremely easy to work with and very accomodating to our tastes and schedule. Her phone number is 801-867-6300 and email address is email@example.com
Image from my friend Chrissy’s beautiful Southern California January wedding!
Above are three Triple Berry Shortcakes from Sweet Lady Jane in Los Angeles
This is a great example of a “deconstructed” three-tier cake. The cakes take over the entire table, along with some extra decor, and Chrissy did a great job displaying them on different levels.
Image from PinkCakeBox.com
Above is a more traditional take on the three-tier cake from the Pink Cake Box in New Jersey.
If you are on a budget and need to enlist some friends to help you make the cake, then here is a helpful guide from Betty Crocker.
Here are 2 more DIY wedding cakes from MarthaStewart.com
Another alternative to the traditional wedding cake is a tower of cupcakes. This can easily be a DIY cake or you can still order this from cupcake bakeries like Sprinkles in numerous locations across the USA.