Layne and Vince
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Wanship. June 27
Photographs by Heather Nan Photography

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Vince, an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, met Layne, a real estate agent for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, while the two were in college at Miami of Ohio and became friends as fellow student-athletes. After graduation, the duo reconnected while Layne was living in New York City and Vince, who was working for the Minnesota Timberwolves at the time, was in town for a game. They had dinner together and stayed in touch, which led to the pair starting a long distance relationship.

Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding
Photo by Heather Nan Photography

ONE FINE MORNING
After the pair—who had been friends for a decade— had dated for four years, Vince decided it was time to pop the question. He surprised Layne with a trip to New York, where the duo spent the first half of the trip in the Hamptons seeing Layne’s favorite musician, Donavon Frankenreiter. Then, they headed to Manhattan, where they visited Layne’s friends and went to their favorite spots around the city. “He proposed in front of my old apartment in West Village, and then took me to eat breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Layne explains. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favorite movie, and I truly felt like Holly Golightly. It was the most magical week of my life.”

Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, wedding party, navy bridesmaids' dresses
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, blue and navy color scheme, bride's shoes and jewelry
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, blue and navy color scheme, groom's rings, cufflinks, and bowtie
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding
Photo by Heather Nan Photography

TIME AND PLACE
“We chose The Lodge at Blue Sky for our venue,” says Layne. “The day after we got engaged in NYC, we came back to Utah and the next morning we had breakfast at High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch. We started looking around the site and saw Blue Sky’s lodge. The moment we arrived, I fell in love with the venue.” In that moment, Layne realized this was the perfect place to host an intimate weekend with her closest friends and family. In keeping with Blue Sky’s color scheme, the pair chose sky blue and navy. According to Layne, “sky blue perfectly mirrored the beautiful, picturesque clouds and navy felt like such an elegant addition.”

The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, sky blue and navy color scheme, wedding table arrangement
Photo by Heather Nan Photography

EASY ELEGANCE
“For our wedding design, we went for laid back elegance,” says Layne. “The setting at Blue Sky is enough to take your breath away, so I wanted everything to feel pretty natural. We utilized the theme of the horseshoe throughout because they symbolize luck for my family; we have one in every room in our house, and I wear a pendant around my neck that Vince bought for me.” In addition to horseshoes, the pair included crystals as a spiritual touch. “Crystals were our way of bringing out our personalities,” says Layne. “It was so important that we incorporated things that are special to us.”

The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, sky blue and navy color scheme, signature cocktails, floral arrangement
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, sky blue and navy color scheme, wedding table arrangement, crystal table placements, wedding floral arrangements
Photo by Heather Nan Photography
The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, sky blue and navy color scheme, simple wedding cake, easy elegance
Photo by Heather Nan Photography

THE FIRST DANCE
“Our first dance was to ‘Shine’ by Donavon Frankenreiter because we saw him sing live in Montauk a few days before Vince proposed, and it just became our song,” says Layne. “I also had a mini bridal shower in Park City, where we got to see him sing last spring.”

Layne and Vince wedding, The Lodge at Blue Sky, June wedding, Utah wedding, sky blue and navy color scheme, first dance
Photo by Heather Nan Photography

Wedding Planner: Mara Mazdzer, Fuse Weddings and Events

Décor and Custom Signage: Fuse Weddings and Events

Day-Of Stationary: Fuse Weddings and Events

Photographer: Heather Nan Photography

Venue: The Lodge at Blue Sky

Lodging: Auberge

Florist: The Petal Coop

Rings: Tiffany & Co.

Cake: Tulie Bakery

Guest Favors: Chip Cookies

Bride’s Gown: Chantel Lauren

Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin and Loeffler Randall

Groom’s Suit: Bespoke Custom Clothing

Bridal Fashion Stylist: Styled by Sammy

Outdoor Rentals and Custom Neon: SceneMakers by Modern Display

Linens: Creative Coverings

Calligraphy: Made by Jen

Makeup: Jill Marie Peterson

Hair: Stephanie Brinkerhoff

Flower Girl Fashion: Chantel Lauren

Ceremony and Reception Talent: Greenlight Booking


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