Christa & David’s Alpine Resort, Park City Ceremony

Christa & David

Park City Ski Resort 

September 12th

Photos by Perrywinkle Photography


When a friend of David’s met Christa at a party, he knew she and David would be perfect for each other. Initially, Christa wasn’t as sure, so David got creative. He told Christa, who had just gotten her real estate license, that he was looking to buy a home. David was a little more interested in his realtor than the real estate and after their third date, the feeling was more than mutual. 

After two years together, David surprised Christa with a trip somewhere very close to his heart, Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. The two hiked to a lookout spot where Christa stood in awe of the view and David set up a GoPro, claiming he wanted to take a picture of the two against the iconic turquoise lakes. When Christa turned around, David was on one knee.

Soon after, David and Christa had the rustic elegant wedding of their dreams. 


Our ceremony was held in the Alpine Meadow at Park City Resort and our reception was in his parents’ backyard in Park City,” Christa explains. From the awe-inspiring elegance of their open-air mountain wedding to the effortlessly romantic outdoor reception at David’s parents’ Park City home, David and Christa expressed themselves and what makes their love so special to family and friends. “We both love to ski and snowboard and the resort where we first skied together was Park City Resort.” 

With a color palate of navy, wine, and dusty blue, punctuated by elaborate green and white floral arrangements provided by L Floral Studio, David and Christa looked radiant against the sprawling Park City landscape. At the alter with them as officiant was Christa’s brother-in-law, who took his own unique approach to marriage counseling and mentored the couple at a mindfulness and meditation workshop the month before their nuptials. 


For dinner, Christa and David chose Wallaby’s Smokehouse. Local to Utah, Wallaby’s Smokehouse prides itself on its bold flavors and fresh ingredients. To kick off the meal, guests were served fresh garden salads with rolls and cinnamon butter. Vegan guests then enjoyed jack fruit salads and baked beans while other guests chose between hand-pulled honey pork, tri-tip steak, and lemon chicken, with sides of mac-and-cheese, and coleslaw. To top it all off, Sweet Cravings by Marcia made their wedding cake as playful as it was delicious, with a bottom layer of red velvet, a middle layer of Cinnabon, and the top made of caramel apple crunch. 


From the engagement to the wedding, Christa and David made sure to include their families in every step. Before even asking Christa to be his wife, David asked Christa’s father and each of her siblings for their blessing. So, it’s no surprise that the wedding party was composed of siblings, cousins, and long-time friends. The duo threw a family-oriented, fun-filled event that delighted guests from all walks of life. 


Once the ceremony had ended, Christa changed out of her elegant Netta BenShabu wedding dress and into an all white, strapless jumpsuit that would allow her to dance the night away with her new husband and their guests. From games provided by Utah Wedding Games, to a full-sized donut wall, Christa and David hosted a night of laughs, dance moves, and the limbo.  


The pair chose “More than Life” by Whitley as their first dance song because of the special place it holds in their hearts. Christa had loved the song for a long time but never mentioned it to David until one day, early on in the relationship, when he picked up his guitar and played it for Christa. From that point on, the two considered it “their song” and the wedding wouldn’t have been complete without it. 


Photographer:  Perrywinkle Photography | @perrywinklephoto

Videographer:  Luke Porter Films | @lukeporterfilms

DJ:  DJ Alive | @_djalive_

Wedding Dress:  Netta BenShabu | @nettabenshabu.official

Wedding Veil:  Toni Federici | @tonifederici

Wedding Ring:  Shane Co. | @shanecompany

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Bill Levkoff | @billlevkoff

Mother of the Bride Dress:  Macy’s | @macys

Groom and Groomsmen Suits:  The Black Tux | @theblacktux

Venue:  Park City Ski Resort | @pcski

Wedding Ceremony Arch:  Harvest Moon Events | @harvestmoonevents

Bagpipers:  Michael Gibbs  

Cake:  Sweet Cravings by Marcia | @sweetcravings12

Cake Topper:  Called and Chosen | @calledandchosencrafts

Donuts for Donut Wall:  Fresh Market Park City | @freshmarketparkcity

Flowers:  L Floral Studio | @lfloralstudio

Food:  Wallaby’s Smokehouse | @wallabyssmokehouse

Dinner Hosts and Bus Service:  501 on Main | @501main

Party Favors:  Eagle Eye Promotions | @eagle_eye_promotions

Games:  Utah Wedding Games | @utahweddinggames

Bridal Party Hotel:  Marriott’s Mountainside | @marriotthotels

Hair and Makeup Artist:  Shawny Bate | @beautybyshawnyb

Bride’s Nails:  The Kura Door | @thekuradoor

Getting Ready Robes:  Pretty Robes@pretty_robes

Wedding Night Hotel:  Montage Deer Valley | @montagedeervalley

Grand Exit Car:  Antique Limo of Utah | @antiquelimoofutah

Wedding Invitations:  Beautiful Wedding Announcements | @beautifulweddingannouncements

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