Brianne & Rob’s wedding day was such an authentic reflection of who they are as a couple. Their intimate minimalist wedding included personal touches and allowed their guests to be involved in their special moments. Rather than a traditional ceremony, the couple opted for a vow exchange encircled by their closest family and friends in a mountain meadow. Being fans of live music, they hired a band they listen to at their favorite local bar for their reception. From start to finish, the day was completely authentic to them. In this blog post, we’ll give details on the perfect minimalist wedding decor, how to plan a wedding that reflects you as a couple, and an overview on this stunning Utah mountain wedding location.
This minimalist wedding is the perfect example of how keeping it simple can make a major impact. Brianne and Rob kept their color palette neutral with some hints of fall wedding colors like pale yellow, copper and dark pink. For their wedding table decor, they chose simple greenery runners paired with effortless white plates and gold flatware. The bride’s long sleeve classic wedding dress was the epitome of simple and chic. The couple wanted their day to feel natural, intimate, and stress-free which is exactly what their wedding decor choices reflected.
Rob and Brianne’s love story started with a classic summer romance. After meeting in Maine where they were both spending the summer, they soon found out that they grew up in the same small town in Utah. Talk about fate! For their wedding day, they knew that a traditional ceremony processional was not their style. Instead, they opted for an intimate ceremony in a private meadow in Big Cottonwood Canyon. They wrote their vows in a beautiful leather journal where they plan to record stories of their marriage and hope to pass along someday as a family heirloom.
The reception also included lots of personal touches. Their lavender and cardamom minimalist wedding cake was made by a close friend and they also sourced a bunch of yummy desserts from local Utah bakeries. For music, they wanted an option that all their guests could enjoy. They had a live band that they often go to their local bar to listen to. For those who weren’t hitting the dance floor, they had the option to stay cozy by the fireplace in the lounge they created with comfy furniture and pillows.
No matter what your wedding style, there are so many ways to add personal touches that showcase who you are as a couple and enhance your guest experience. In the words of our beautiful bride Brianne, “figure out what will make your day truly special for you and your partner, and focus on that.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
Looking for the perfect location for a unique minimalist wedding in the mountains? Big Cottonwood Canyon is a 15 mile stretch of scenic mountain range just southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brianne and Rob had their ceremony at Spruce Campground in the middle of the canyon. It was ideal for their ceremony where they asked their guests to encircle them. It also served as a stunning backdrop for their bride and groom portraits in the forest. For their reception, they chose a rustic yet chic space at Solitude Mountain Resort. The room featured vintage furniture surrounding a roaring fireplace. They also had long tables so everyone was seated together to enjoy a family style dinner. Both locations allowed their vision of a minimalist wedding with personal details to come to life perfectly.
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TEAM OF VENDORS
Wedding Planner & Florist: Rachael Ellen Events
Ceremony Venue: Spruces Campground Big Cottonwood Canyon
Reception Venue: Solitude Mountain Resort
Photographer: Megan Robinson Photography
Invitations: Ink & Press Co.
Live Music: Lake Effect Band