The dignified nature of Park City’s alpine backdrop is enough to elevate any wedding to grandiose majesty. But when combined with the minds of skilled planners from the Bluebird Event Destination Management team, the mountain venue Goldener Hirsch is transformed into an avant-garde locale. As seen in our 2021 issue, this contemporary inspiration shoot highlights the best in local blooms, organic textures and dramatic scapes. Take a look at these never-before-seen images that prove why alpine ceremonies reign supreme for Utah brides.
The Goldener Hirsch provides multiple opportunities for stunning photo ops. The Austrian-inspired ski chalet offers both historic charm and clean backdrops ideal for creative scene makers. “We took one look at Goldener Hirsch’s expanded space, and knew we had to highlight the modern design elements of the renovation while honoring the tradition of the hotel, as it’s a real Park City staple,” says Meredith Parsons, founder of Bluebird Event Destination Management. The team took full advantage of the venue’s scenery, particularly the rooftop which offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Silver Lake Village.
The creative team hyper-focused on locally and sustainably sourced design elements, including dried flower arrangements placed throughout the venue. Floral designer Sarah Winward incorporated wild tumbleweeds and natural foliage to make a connection with the outdoors. The golden sheen of each stem reflects the natural light flooding the reception areas, and the feather-like texture offers an ethereal glow.
The bold and angular architectural elements are softened with multicolored floral arrangements and modern candle ware. Dark moody hues provide a dramatic backdrop for bridals before or after the ceremony.
The table setting continues the use of staw-coloured flowers and dried blooms, including a large installation hanging above. For tableware, Parsons chose masculine colors and shapes that compliment Goldener Hirsch’s surrounding architecture while contrasting with lighter elements. “The dark blown-glass candlesticks prop up neutral candles, while the glossy black table finds its counterpart in the fluffy, airy clematis performing as the table’s star florals,” she says.
Ann Elizabeth Print Studio created elegant stationery combining dark blue-gray tones with watercolor details. The artistic renderings of pine trees and mountain scapes offer a glimpse into the ceremony that will follow.
Photographer: Heather Nan
Rentals: Vault Event Rentals
Floral: Sarah Winward
Gown: Bitsy Bridal
Gown Designer: Kelly Faetanini
Makeup: Liz Copene, Shades of Radiance Beauty,
Hair: Tenesha Nicole Hair
Jewelry: J. Brooks Jewelers
Paper Goods: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio
Models: Oserami Williams and Del Ellington
You can find the original print feature here.