Real Wedding: Michelle & Mark

Metropolitan meets the mountains for Michelle and Mark’s ski-inspired soiree.

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The two New Yorkers met through their mothers’ mutual friends. After some missed communication attempts, Michelle and Mark finally set up a first date: watching the Super Bowl with Mark’s buddies. “Michelle was thrilled to be on a date with a guy she didn’t know and three of his friends,” Mark jokes. “It goes without saying though, that day was a good one. The Giants won, the Patriots lost, and Michelle and I each found the person we want to spend our life with.” Two years later, Mark proposed during a Napa Valley trip.

Mark’s work in finance often brings him to Park City, so Michelle, a nursing student at Columbia University, started joining him. “We immediately fell in love with everything about the Park City area,” she says. “The beautiful mountains, the fantastic skiing, the great restaurants, shops and art galleries along Main Street, and the many luxurious mountain resorts.” The winter-loving upstate New Yorkers chose Stein Erikson Lodge to host their wedding. “None of our guests had visited Utah prior to our wedding, and many still comment about how much Utah surprised them.”


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Photography: Patricia Lyons Photography

Photography assistant: Lori Miles of Sweet Pea Photography

Wedding planner: Michelle Leo Events

Venue, catering and cakes: Stein Erikson Lodge

Flowers: Blooms and Blossoms

Rentals: Diamond Rental

Birch ring boxes: Ryan The Woodsman

Paper goods: Antiquaria

Bride’s gown: Vera Wang

Groom’s tuxedo: Michael Andrews Bespoke

Bridesmaids’ gowns: Monique Lhuiller; Bella Bridesmaids

Ceremony music: String Love

Reception entertainment: Metro Music Club

Dinner music: Steve Lippia

Videography: Kale Fitch Films

Officiant: Anita Gordon

Hair and makeup: Hair and Makeup by Steph

Rehearsal dinner site: Riverhorse on Main

Wedding painting artist: Karen Margulis Fine Art

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