Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
August 13, 2011
BEFORE THE WEDDING
Occupations: Cable News Producers/Writers in New York City
How the couple met: We worked together (technically Hunter was Amber’s
Boss for a short time)
How he proposed: Surprised her on the deck of Stein Eriksen in Park
City (she had once mentioned how she would like to get married there,
so in February 2010 Hunter got her to take an “impromptu” tour of
wedding areas at Stein... but he had set it up beforehand... and had a
photographer hidden to capture the moment.
Ceremony Place: The Bridge at the Town Lift, Park City, Utah
The bride wore: Lace dress with lace jacket
The groom wore: Classic black tux, ivory tie, ivory vest
Reception Place: The High West Distillery!
Wedding music: ceremony and cocktail hour played by Lash Larue, the
High West house band. Then switched to DJ for dancing
Menu: Artisan comfort food, including grilled cheese sandwiches
served in shots of tomato soup, tri-tip and a mashed potato bar
Cake: No cake! Smores!
Colors: bridesmaids wore a deep purple, went perfectly with the
natural colors outside, the intense green of the evergreens and blue
Theme: cowboy cool
Décor elements: mason jars with candles, white lights, wildflowers...
and the overall awesomeness of the High West
Unique details: Dude, it was in the world’s only ski-in, ski-out
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Groom's answer: One of my favorites was while dancing I
looked up to see all of my bride’s friends dancing with my sister,
cousins, friends... and my fraternity brother/officiant talking to one
of my childhood friends... and thinking this is exactly what we wanted
for this party.
Place: Cabo San Lucas Mexico
A memorable moment of the honeymoon: Just relaxing, relaxing and
relaxing. And lots of good food.
Have the wedding YOU want, and don’t let anyone steer you away from
your vision. A lot of people will try to tell you to do things the
“traditional” way. If they persist ask them what the tradition
represents and why we do it... if they come up with a good answer then
maybe consider it, but it’s YOUR wedding do it YOUR way.
Work together as a couple... and get a wedding planner! Most will try
to highball you with a big price, have a budget and stick to it and
the right planner will help you stay on budget. We could not have
done it without our planner.
Rings: Alan Cohen Diamond, New York City
Rehearsal dinner: Amber’s Aunt Alicia’s cabin, Oakley Utah
Guest book: posterboard, with a copy of the program (made by the
groom’s parents) people signed around it, to be framed later.
Videography: Giuseppe Malpasso
Bridal gown: Romona Kaveza
Hair and Makeup: Nancy McNamara, professional hair & makeup artist
Groom's Tux/Suit: Jim’s formal wear
Flowers: Meredith Parsons, Bluebird Event Destination Management
Decorations and rentals: Meredith Parsons, Bluebird Event Destination Management
Catering: High West
Cake: Smores: High West
Venue: High West
Entertainment/Music: Lash Larue, & DJ Craig Chambers
Wedding favors: Water bottles with “I stayed hydrated at Amber &
Hunter’s Wedding” written on them (it is very dry in Park City, UT)
Wedding planner: Meredith Parsons, Bluebird Event Destination Management
Officiant: Reverend Patrick Day, Northminster Presbyterian Church
(Groom’s Fraternity Brother)
Guest lodging: Park city hotels, and condos