Janet and Benjamin both love to ski and chose Park City for their wedding because they’ve spent a lot of time there as a couple. “We truly love both the summer and the winter and it embodies so much of what we love to do and what we love in each other,” says Janet. They had their first look on Ruby peak at Deer Valley, where Janet walked up behind Ben as he was facing the view. They exchanged vows at Cushings Cabin where beautiful birch posts covered in orange roses and greenery framed them before the stunning mountain backdrop. Shades of blush, orange, periwinkle, and rich navy blue built upon the beautiful colors of the summer and the wild flowers of the area. Pepper Nix Photography is behind the lens.
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
We met in Austin. Ben was a 1st year MBA student at the time and I was visiting a good friend and classmate of his. It was actually their MBA prom at the W hotel. At the time I was dating someone else but we just couldn’t stop talking. While we each went our own separate ways that evening we kept in touch. When Ben came to SF we hung out and eventually went on our “first date” nearly 9 months later on January 7th.
The Proposal Story:
Ben proposed on my birthday. He planned this about a month in advance. His mother gave him a ring of sapphires and small diamonds as a stand-in ring while they would work on designing a ring together. The location was Cavallo Point, in between Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. We had champagne on the terrace of a place called Murphy’s Circle first. He wanted to propose there but there was a family sitting next to us. After that we went inside and sat at a table that was setup alone in a room next to the fire place. While we were finishing the bottle of champagne and opening a bottle of red wine after we had ordered a multi course dinner, he gave me the ring.
Favorite ceremony memory?
Do I really have to pick just one? We honestly loved every moment – we wish we could relive it again. There were so many incredibly special things. From the toast in Cushings Cabin before the ceremony, to the absolutely beautiful service given by Ashley, Ben’s cousin, to the chair ride up and down, and then to the incredible dinner and dancing with all of the people we love the most in our lives.
We had lift tickets for seat markers, and ski mountains as our tables. Antique wood skis were our wedding guest book.
We had a beautiful white cake with raspberry in the filling and a white icing. We had an orange ribbon tied around it. Dessert was incredible beyond this, with a selection of artisanal cheese made at Deer Valley, and carrot cake and lemon tart.
Old, new, borrowed, blue – Blue sapphire earrings, engagement ring with sapphires, new bracelet from Janet’s mom, and borrowed antique diamond watch from Ben’s mom.
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography / Dress Store: Amy Kuschel / Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel San Francisco / Fashion Designer: Amy Kuschel San Francisco / Shoes: Gold peep toe Jimmy Choo / Jewelry: David Yurman / Event Venue + Caterer: Deer Valley Resort / Cake Designer: Deer Valley Snow Park Bakery / Floral Designer: Shelly Huynh for Orchid Dynasty/ Makeup Artist: Paula J. Dahlberg / Band: Salamander Music / Event Planner: Kristin Spears of Soiree Productions / Invitations: Nellie Barker from WoahNelliePress / Submitted via Two Bright Lights