With burgundy being the color of choice, this wedding was both bold and beautiful. Jessica and Tim had their romantic wedding in the beautiful valleys of Utah and the event was so effortlessly captured by Pepper Nix Photography, with styling by A Divine-Occasion.

Deer Valley Resort wedding with a burgundy gown - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

From the bride, Jessica: I never wanted to look like a “bride” with the big white dress – it’s just not me. Instead I wanted to go for a look that could have walked down the red carpet with the best of them. I looked at dress after dress and didn’t even want to try them on until my bridal consultant asked if I thought about wearing color? After that everything just fell into place. She pulled out three dress: red, blue, and green. I tried on the red and didn’t want to take it off. It was the first and last dress I tried on. The rest was easy. The dress was such a statement that it needed next to nothing in terms of accessories. The color was enough!

red wedding dress - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

red wedding dress - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

ivory wedding bouquet - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

The wedding weekend was designed to celebrate Park City and its amazing landscape. Mountain Elegance might be the best way to describe our theme. We had this big plan to get married outside on the side of the mountain and let the landscape be our backdrop but then it rained. This wasn’t a few showers here and there, this was inches of rain from dawn until dust. We quickly moved to plan B and set the ceremony inside in a perfect loft space over the reception. Our florist did an amazing job bringing the outside in by using aspen, moss, local flowers, natural wood benches and much more to our intimate space. The aisle was lit with oversized lanterns and small flower arrangements that set the perfect tone and complimented the soft rain on the windows.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

ceremony decor - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

ceremony recessional - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

seating chart - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

Silver Lake Ski Lodge at Deer Valley was transformed (by Tulips and Thyme) into a country chic dining area with dark wooden farm tables and crisscross chairs. Reclaimed wooden chandeliers were suspended at various heights and were dressed with a multitude of candles and greenery which helped to light the room and create a soft romantic environment. The tables were decorated in shades of ivory and taupe with stunning burnt gold glass chargers, white dinner china accented with soft purple linen napkins. Each table was uniquely designed with the colors of fall – deep scarlet, reds, oranges and gold – all representing flowers and foliage celebrating the season. Included in the variety of floral arrangements were locally harvested flowers as well as garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosa pods, privet berries, cabbages and small succulents in earthen pots. Tulips and Thyme designed amazing flowers to extend over the length of the tables and cascade down the side. It was just beautiful.

glam wedding reception - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

red wedding flowers - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

eucalyptus table runner - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

wedding reception - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

Deer Valley Resort wedding with a burgundy gown - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Push for what you and your future husband want in your wedding. Opinions are always welcome but stick to your guns and make it happen. It’s worth it! I’m glad we had a small wedding and created that intimate feeling where everyone feels very much a part of every moment. I’m thrilled that our families and friends were willing to travel to Park City, UT and put up with that stress for the festivities. I’m also glad that Tim and I came in one day early and left one day later to relax just the two of us.

glam burgundy reception - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

burgundy place setting - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

Deer Valley Resort wedding with a burgundy gown - photo by Pepper Nix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/deer-valley-resort-wedding-with-a-burgundy-gown

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Just Breathe,” Pearl Jam

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Pepper Nix Photography

Event Design + Planning

Divine-Occasion

Florist

Tulips and Thyme

Venue

Deer Valley Resort

Wedding Dress

Vera Wang

Wedding Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo

Makeup

Bratislava at Salon Seven

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

Tom Ford

Wedding Cake

Snow Park Bakery

Wedding Band

Green Light Booking

Equipment Rentals

Alpine Event Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Milkfed Press

2 comments
  • Pepper Nix

    Ahhh!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful wedding day!! It is an honor to have my work featured on your wonderful blog!!! XOXO!!

  • Victoria | Milkfed Press

    Wow! This looks and feels just like a dream. Just beautiful.
    Thank you for the kind mention! I loved working with Jessica, Tim and Kathy.
    xo Victoria