There is nothing more timeless than a black-tie wedding, especially when the party is surrounded by Park City and Deer Valley’s summertime mountainside. How did Rachel Affleck of Rachel Ellen Events design and execute this memorable St. Regis Deer Valley wedding? Take a look.
—written by Val Rasmussen
—photos by Pepper Nix
When planning the wedding, the bride wanted to stray from any sort of theme or color palette. I loved the challenge to create something timeless and classic while staying true to her personal chic aesthetic. We opted for a classic black, white and silver palette that allowed for the beauty of the mountains to stand out.
I loved the escort cards which were personalized notes from the bride and groom to every guest. They made their guests feel so important and loved.
I can’t forget to mention the 22 hanging floral installations in their clear tent complete with orchids and roses. We opted for hanging pieces to allow the tables to be primarily covered in candles so the dinner would have an intimate glow to it. It was a lovely night for a wonderful couple.
As far as the design goes, my favorite element has to be the black cake with white sugar flowers. Cassidy of Flour & Flourish created the most impeccable white orchids, ranunculus, tulips and garden roses to adorn this classic cake with a modern twist. The black felt unexpected yet totally timeless, which I loved.
Photo: Pepper Nix, @peppernix
Design + Planning + Floral: Rachael Ellen Events, @rachaelellenevents
HMUA: Quai, @queen_quai_
Dress: Amsale, @amsale
Venue: St. Regis DV, @stregisdv
Band: Changing Lanes, @changinglanesband
Paper Goods: Ink & Press Co., @inkandpressco
Rentals: Diamond Rental, @diamond_rental_events
Cake: Flour & Flourish, @flourandflourish
Need more black and white wedding ideas? Don’t miss this Washington School House fashion shoot or this minimalist Real Wedding.