An Apple a Day- Brittany and Michael’s Outdoor Mountain Wedding at Lionscrest Manor
Outdoor Mountain Wedding- Brittany and Michael met through friends and quickly found that they shared a mutual love for the outdoors. They spent many a date hiking, camping, and four wheeling. After dating for 5 years the couple headed out on their annual trip to Moab for some beautiful scenery and adventure. Little did Brittany know that Michael had planned for the beginning of a new adventure together. Mike proposed to Brittany under “Delicate Arch” in Aches National Park in Moab, UT. It was a total surprise and she “couldn’t believe how truly special that moment was”.
From the start of the planning process, the couple knew they wanted an Outdoor Mountain Wedding that had the natural serene views that had become a part of their journey together. “Choosing Lionscrest was so easy for us. It offered the amazing Colorado scenery and the elegance of an indoor reception”, stated Brittany.
More and more we are seeing brides and grooms choose a specific theme or “branding” if you will, for their event. A theme does not mean you have to have to deck your wedding out like you are going to Prom 2012. A theme can be subtle, tasteful and more than anything a glimpse into what makes you and your life adventure as a couple a unique story.
Brittany and Michael’s wedding for example incorporated green and apples into many different aspects of their ceremony and reception. According to mythology, apples and apple blossoms are ideal symbols of love, youth, beauty, and happiness. What could be more perfect for a wedding than that! Brittany told us, “I knew I wanted a summer wedding with the option of having bright, fun, popping colors. I also loved the idea of having colors that contrasted instead of complimented. I thought apple green was very bright and clean and blended well with the natural scenery outside. I decided to incorporate the apples for a couple of different reasons. One being they were the same color as the light green I choose for the color palate. I also felt like the apples acted as a gift to our guests, as well as a creative way to announce table settings. I then loved the idea that we could incorporate the apples in other ways throughout the wedding adding a special touch to the decorations instead of just flowers, and really just being able to tie everything in together”.
Working with the wedding vendors to carry out the theme visually was also translated into the buffet display presented by Christina Merrill with Greens Point Catering. “Brittany and Michael were just wonderful to work with and I loved their fun, creative design ideas! We incorporated the green apple theme of their place card favors into their buffet décor and served a delicious selection of carefully chosen menu items,” said Christina as she reflected on her experience with these nature-loving newlyweds. Their delectable reception began with…