Vintage vibes and Old Hollywood weddings are certainly affairs to swoon over, especially with beautiful snowcapped mountains and a love story to capture your heart. Hilary and Ron's wedding is just one of those dream days that occurred on New Year's Eve. Ringing in the new in a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown surrounded by friends and family with the beauty of Utah for the backdrop, it simply doesn't get much better. Told through the lens of Logan Walker Photographer who captured the celebration and all the beautiful winter details for brides looking for just the right inspiration.
Old Hollywood Glamour
Hilary and Ron share a passion for sports, specifically football. They met at a well-known sports bar that happens to be owned by their best man in New York. Together they love to take long road trips. Driving from Ogden, Utah to Park City where Ron grew up. Thus, the desire to be married on New Year's in Park City for a destination wedding. Hilary yearned to have a glamorous affair with a vintage feel of Old Hollywood. She wore Maggie Sottero's "Brandy" gown from Kleinsfelds out of New York with Badgley Mischka shoes while her eight bridesmaids wore Hayley Paige Occasions dresses in black with fabulous fur stoles.
Their winter wonderland scene boasted pine garlands, a silver aisle runner with silver lanterns and pinecones to emphasize the winter ambience. The Stein Eriksen Lodge gave them the perfect view as they exchanged their "I Do's." Their wedding actually had the same look and feel as their Manhattan apartment, blending the two styles of rustic with modern elegance. Earth tones and silver accents were the primary focus for the décor as to not take away from the venues natural scenery, but to compliment the gorgeous surroundings. Special touches of birch branches and antlers were used to create the rustic vibe. Invitations, table cardholders, menus and signage all incorporated the use of antlers. Neither Hilary or Ron are hunters, but they fell in love with the elegance in which the antler represents. Hilary's cousins were paid 10 cents a pinecone for the collection that was gathered from Washington to Utah, while the birch branches came from Ron's father's own backyard. Jimmy's Flower Shop gave the tables a unique and unexpected twist with florals and candles to heighten the romantic ambience and give it the modern elegance she desired.
What Not To Do Advice
Not all weddings go exactly as a bride envisions. While Hilary's dream day was one that captures a winter fantasy, we love the "what not do" advice she offers brides. Number one being: hire a wedding coordinator. There was one specific moment that Hilary will cry about for years to come and it was the fact that her DJ was intoxicated. He cut off the entrance song and essentially played everything they requested him not to play. An hour into the reception he could not even stand. It is her biggest regret. "Recommended vendors are recommended by the venue for a reason," says Hilary. In addition, she says she couldn't "get out of her own way" throughout the day trying to pay attention to every detail and this one mishap. A wedding coordinator, even if for the day of, would have helped avoid some of these issues. But at the end of the day, Hilary married her prince charming and that was what the day was meant for - celebrating under the fireworks that she will always think of when looking back on her magical moment.