There is something to be said for a keeping your wedding celebration small and intimate, and that’s just what Jennifer and Scott decided to do. They were joined by the bride’s two sisters and the groom’s parents at their April nuptials at the St. Regis Deer Valley…

Says Jennifer: “Scott’s dad surprised us with a poem he had written. This is a wonderful family tradition on their side. He has written several poems over the years for important family occasions, including both of Scott’s sister’s weddings and they are always a highlight of the day. Right after we had exchanged our vows and were toasting with a glass of champagne, Scott’s dad gathered us around to begin his poem. It was a wonderful moment and truly touched us!”

The fireside ceremony was followed by dinner at the St. Regis.

Small wedding? How about a cake for each guest?!

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Scott and I both wanted an outdoor wedding surrounded by nature, and we love the mountains. We wanted a location that was beautiful and felt intimate. The St. Regis in Deer Valley was perfect! Not only is it a beautiful property, but also offers a very warm feel.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  It was important to both of us to have a small and intimate wedding. We wanted the day to be a true celebration of the start of our marriage and to be about us as a couple. We decided to focus on family, delicious food and a beautiful backdrop. For us, the day was not a blur. Instead, we have so many wonderful memories shared with those closest to us.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  My only advice would be not to let financial pressure from the wedding cause stress in your relationship. We decided early on that we would not begin our marriage financially stressed, so we made a budget for the wedding and stuck to it. Also, having a very small wedding helped! We were able to do things that were really important to us because it was on a much smaller scale. We were able to spend more money on things we loved.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Our favorite moment of the day was during our “first look” photo session. Erin took us off the beaten path for some pictures and those moments stand out in our memory.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I received as a bride was to enjoy every minute of the day! My sisters both told me to not let any small glitches upset me, because my wedding day was all about marrying a wonderful man and nothing else mattered! My advice would be the same! Don’t get caught up in the technicalities of the day, but rather enjoy the meaning behind what the day represents.



Photographer: Erin Kate Photography / Venue, catering: St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah / Bride’s dress: Caroline DeVillo / Fascinator: Sara Gabriel / Crystal pin, shrug: Premiere Couture / Hair, makeup: Signature Brides / Groom’s suit: Joseph & Feiss / Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas / Flowers: Artisan Bloom / Music: Michael Lucarelli / Cakes: Carrie’s Cakes

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This wedding Fairhope, Alabama wedding from Kelly Hornberger is just full of Southern charm!


Photography: Kelly Hornberger / Ceremony venue: St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Alabama / Bride’s dress: La Sposa / Bridesmaid dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Flowers: Jubilee Flowers


This wedding submitted via Two Bright Lights.

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Isn’t Karen and Richard’s English seaside wedding so charming – I mean, what’s more romantic than a sweethearts’ boat ride from the ceremony to the reception?!

Karen and Richard were married at the same church as the bride’s parents and grandparents.

Says Karen: “Our plan to transport our guests to the reception by boat was totally weather dependent. We had lots of rain in the days leading up to the wedding and even on the morning, things were looking dubious. Then, while we were in the church the sun magically came out so the boat trip turned out to be an extra special part of the day for everyone.”

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  It is where Karen grew up and just a few miles from Richard’s home town. Karen’s family has run a boat building business on the same spot since 1922. We also wanted our wedding to showcase the harbour which is very special to both of us.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  The novelist Daphne du Maurier was a big inspiration. She was married in the same church and traveled by boat to and from her wedding. Also her first novel, The Loving Spirit is written about a boatbuilding family and was based on Karen’s family’s boatyard. Karen also drew a lot of inspiration from American wedding blogs – Snippet and Ink was a daily read!

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice we were given was to organize the party of our lives. We took that very much to heart and it was the driving force in our plans. I would also tell other brides to savor the planning process. It does get stressful at times but it is such a special experience to plan your wedding that you should savor every moment. Also, make sure you look after your guests. Our wedding venue was quite isolated and we organized all the travel arrangements so our guests didn’t have to think about them. The fact that no one had to worry about getting from A to B helped create the relaxed atmosphere that was so much a characteristic of our wedding.



Photography: Green Photographic / Bride’s dress: Ann’s Couture / Groom’s suit: Suit Supply / Tie, pocket square: Dessy


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