Ski Resort Wedding

25 Feb

Back in early November I had the honor of creating the wedding florals for Ashley and Scotty at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort in Idaho.  I have only done two destination weddings, and although this one was only five hours away, I learned more about preparing for destination weddings, specifically bringing the right clothes!  Next time I do a destination wedding at a ski resort, I will make note of packing snow boots!

The groom made a beautiful arch for the ceremony as well as a lovely bench and table.  Guests wrote meaningful messages on the table, creating a unique keepsake to last a lifetime for the bride and groom.  We were able to turn a ski resort cafeteria into a romantic candle lit room complete with a lantern chandelier!  



A unique color pallet of dusty lavender, blush, peach, and white created a soft vintage look.  For the brides bouquet I made soldered charms which had pictures of family members who had passed away and attached them to the bouquet.  The groom wore a corsage made with succulents, yellow hypericum berries, millet and smoke bush.

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Lanterns placed on moss and surrounded by small clusters of flowers and moss were placed on wood discs provided by the groom.   The bridesmaids placed their bouquets in wood vases after the ceremony.




One of the most surprising things about this wedding was that more than a month after, the couple did a second photo session with their photographer and the bride saved her original bouquet.   Although a little dry, it really didn’t look too bad considering.  This is one of the photos taken during the second photo shoot.  Although this is something I wouldn’t recommend, I am still surprised that it didn’t look as bad as I would have expected.


It was a great day to celebrate and I thank Ashley and Scotty for letting me be a part of it.   Photography provided by Joshua Veldstra Photography as well as my friend Allison McClure.

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