I’m not sure there are enough words to express how much I love this woodsy wedding celebration captured by MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in the gallery.

MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in
Sundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort weddingSundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding

From the bride, Nicki: Ty and I both adore the mountains in the fall, so we couldn’t think of a more ideal setting for our wedding than mid October at the Sundance Resort in Utah. We actually had our first kiss on a night we went on a date at Sundance, and that is also where Ty proposed, so Sundance holds a special place in our relationship; it’s only fitting we had our wedding celebration there as well.

MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in
Sundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort weddingSundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding

We wanted our guests to feel cozy, comfortable and welcome at the event, so we focused on a relaxed rustic mountain feel that kept things from getting too stuffy. The groomsmen wore jeans, button-up shirts and vests. Bridesmaids wore a relaxed, long-sleeve printed dress to add to the rustic vibe. And our invitation encouraged classy casual dress for our guests. We also kept the decorations personal, minimal and rustic.

MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in
Sundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort weddingSundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding

For vendors, we mostly used friends and relatives of friends. Ty and I really loved the idea of employing people we know and love for our wedding, rather than strangers, so we did so at every opportunity we could. As a graphic designer, I designed our invitations, then we had them printed by our good friend Leland Rowley at Rowley Press. My dear friend Julia Smith did all of our flowers. A bridesmaid, Anna Habben, made our simple mock-cake. Erin Rupp, a sister of a friend, made the macaroons we served as dessert. Our amazing photographer, MegRuth Stay, is a dear friend. Our rings were made by a jeweler friend of Ty’s. And both family and the wedding party pitched in to decorate the venue.

MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in
Sundance Resort weddingSundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding
Sundance Resort wedding

If I were to offer advice to other brides out there, I would say start early and plan just a little bit at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed. And make everything simple so on the day-of you can just enjoy without having to stress over the details. As far as budget goes, use your money where it will have the most impact; minimal effort, maximum impact, that’s my motto!
MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in
Sundance Resort wedding

MegRuth Photo+Video. The invitations suit the day perfectly, and the bride and groom are totally sweet as pie in their matching reception shoes! Check out all of the images from this stunner in View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Utah):

Ceremony Venue: Draper, UT LDS Temple / Reception and Catering: Sundance Resort / Wedding Photographer: MegRuth Photo+Video / Invitations: Designed by bride, printed by Rowley Press / Flowers: The Bloom Co. / Engagement Photographer: Clark Goldsberry / Wedding dress: Bespoke by Cheryl MacArthur / Groom’s Suit: Joseph Abboud / Groom’s and Bride’s (second pair) shoes: Allen Edmonds / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vero Moda from ASOS / Groomsmen’s vests: Forever 21 / Ring: Antoinette’s Antique Jewelry / Macaroons: Dolce Bella

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