Lindsay and Ryan
Copper Moose Farm, Park City
A coffee shop wedding performed on New Year’s Eve by the former Park City Mayor Dana Williams (who is a barista at the coffee shop) certainly differs from a conventional ceremony. Fortunately for couples planning their big day, there are no longer definitive rules to follow and every wedding has the potential to be as unique as the couple being united. That was especially true for Lindsay and Ryan who had two weddings: one in that Park City coffee shop and a second rustic wedding that included their new bundle of joy.
Lindsay and Ryan celebrated the birth of their son Ford in the midst of planning their formal wedding at Copper Moose Farm in Park City. Instead of making the day about just the two of them, they designed the event around their family of three. Four-month-old Ford wore a suit matching his dad’s and, following the wedding ceremony, was baptized by the officiant before the same guests who gathered for the wedding.
Having a rustic chic wedding on a farm was “a direct reflection of the bride,” says Sarah Berry of Fresh Events. “Lindsay wanted to honor the beautiful setting and space. The goal was to have a sophisticated, chic and sustainable wedding.”
This harvest-abundant farm is rich with familial metaphors—nurture, sprout, grow—and provided an ideal backdrop for Lindsay and Ryan’s casual party. “Dinner was served family-style on long farm tables,” Lindsay says. “We used ingredients that were fresh, local and sustainable including flowers that were harvested from the farm.” Blossoms graced the centerpieces on tables set beneath a white tent pitched inside the 3-acre farm at 7,000-feet elevation.
“Everything we selected to incorporate into the wedding was authentic,” says the bride. “It truly represented who we are.” Lindsay—a triplet—walked down the aisle with her two brothers, a touching nod to the passing of their father. Ryan, a former professional musician, took to the stage to play first with his new wife and then with the band “that brought the house down,” says photographer Carla Boecklin.
Lindsay’s advice to couples planning a wedding: “Make sure your wedding reflects who you are. Find a venue and size that feels right,” she says. “And most importantly, find an amazing photographer who captures all the special moments so you can relive them over and over again for generations.”
Photography: Carla Boecklin Photography
Planning: Fresh Events
Flowers: Green Dahlia
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Stationary: Tabula Rasa
Gown: Anne Barge, Alta Moda Bridal
Hair and MUA: Golden Door Spa
Cake: Country Corner
Venue: Copper Moose Farm
Entertainment: The Number Ones
Lighting: K2 Creative
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