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Elegant Park City Wedding

Plain and simple, I want to be this Bride’s best friend. Trust me, you will too after reading about her journey down the aisle. For when a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, she gifted them her wedding budget with a heart full of love. Using what funds remained, she enlisted passionate artistic vendors to do what they do best, and boy did they ever. Bella Cosa by D’Arcy Benincosa captured it all here.

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From the beautiful Bride… I had a wedding budget, and then a dear friend’s daughter got sick with cancer. I decided to give most of the money to her, rent out the venue, and see what I could have done with my wedding via trade. This taught me a profound experience about the people in my life.

First, the love that abounded around me as I planned my wedding wasn’t of this world, not even close. Second, the vendors… ok scratch that, passionate artists, who trusted and helped me with my vision deserve every bit of recognition and praise that I can possibly give them. If you were to ask me, statues should be erected in their honor. And Third, I want other girls out there to know that you can have the day of your dreams no matter the budget. Your wedding day can be uniquely yours by using your own two hands and a heart full of love. You don’t have to impress anyone. You can be yourself and it will be all the better.

We picked the Washington School House Hotel as the venue because we could all stay there and because it left us speechless. We had 36 guests because those 36 people were an integral part of our journeys. We had foxes on our invitations because my new last name was to be Fox and foxes are kickass. I didn’t have colors and I didn’t pick my bridesmaids dresses. I had vintage china because it reminded me of growing up in a Victorian home and I told my floral designer to have fun and to do whatever she wanted. I didn’t give my photographer a shot list and I told my hair and makeup artist to make me look like a babe. We had a plated dinner with gourmet delights from our favorite food truck and I told my DJ to create one epic party. My only instruction to everyone was to dress well, have a blast and be present with us for our wedding day. I wasn’t about micromanaging, I was about letting people do what they do best.

Photography: Bella Cosa by D'Arcy Benincosa | Florals: Jolley's Gift & Florals | Wedding Dress: Theia | Cake: Le Loup | Wedding Bands: Park City Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anthropologie | Catering: Lewis Brother's | Groom's Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Hotel: Washington School House | Fox Illustration & Design: Houseman Paper Co | Makeup & Hair: Bella Cosa Beauty | Tuxedo: Calvin Klein

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Organic Outdoor Mountain Wedding

It doesn’t take much for a wedding to be pretty when it takes place in Utah’s the naturally beautiful Deer Valley. But when you add a backless lace dress from Katie May, romantic florals from Tinge Floral, and the artistic genius behind Kate Osborne Photography, a wedding here is sure to be breathtaking. See all the reasons why in the gallery.

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From Ashley Beyer… Beth was such a great bride to work with. She works in events herself, so she knew exactly what she wanted; and she didn’t want any green spared! We focused on a variety of potted plants and ferns in eclectic vessels with a few small arrangements mixed in. For a mountain wedding it really helped bring the outdoors in.

Photography: Kate Osborne Photography | Floral Design: Ashley Beyer | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Deer Valley | Grooms Attire: Beckett & Robb | Wedding Venue: Deer Valley | Bride's Hair: Len Rawlings | Bride's Makeup: Denise Christensen

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Soft + Relaxed Bridal Boudoir Session

The ethereal feel of this boudoir shoot oozes romance. Photographed in the exclusive Washington Schoolhouse Hotel by Mallory Renee Photography in film, the essence of this shoot is all about softness and grace. If you’re thinking about a boudoir shoot yourself, you’ll want to take a peak at every look here!


From Mallory Renee PhotographyThis is a fine art bridal boudoir session shot at the picturesque Washington Schoolhouse Hotel in Park City, Utah. We were excited to be able to share these as the hotel is relatively exclusive when it comes to allowing photographers.

For this session, I wanted to focus on the things I feel femininity is made up of: softness, grace, elegance, curves, lace, delicate textures, natural light, etc. I especially loved the look that Flavia (HMUA) created on our model (Cortney). It’s a subtle smokey eye that leaves the main eyelid looking nude, perfect for boudoir! I also asked the florist to create a bouquet that had lots of movement and was reminiscent of spring.

To further highlight the soft vibe, this session was shot in film.

Photography: Mallory Renee Photography | Styling: Mallory Renee Photography | Floral Design: Poppy & Ivy Floral | Hair & Makeup: Versa Artistry | Lingerie: BHLDN | Location: Washington Schoolhouse Hotel

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A Gorgeous Cake to Make at Home

Want to up your cake making game? Whether a birthday party, dinner with friends or a last minute celebration, this dessert is just the thing to make. It comes packed with layers of rosemary infused vanilla cake and blackberry compote plus gobs of buttercream all crafted by Le Loup and Bella Cosa Photography. Click here for even more and find the step by step below!

From stylist and photographer, D’Arcy Benincosa… The inspiration from this shoot was to bring together pieces I’ve collected from all over the world and use them in a natural light kitchen. From blue laced fine bone china plates from Gien, France, to silver forks picked up from a trunk sale in England. The spoons have been picked up along my travels and work in Spain, Ireland, New York City, and little shops here in Park City, Utah. All this paired with white dishes from Crate & Barrel. It’s a dream kitchen and a dream cake! Baking should be about good food, good memories, and pretty things.

 

Rosemary + Fresh Blackberry Cake

Pull out your favorite, go-to vanilla cake recipe. Before filling up your pans, fold in 2 tablespoons of finely minced fresh rosemary! After baking let your cake cool completely and get ready to assemble.

Things you’ll need:

  • Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Blackberry Compote
  • Cream Cheese Buttercream

Simple Syrup:

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

Throw these all into a pot and let boil—leave the sprigs of rosemary whole. As it heats the rosemary will infuse the simple syrup.

Blackberry Compote:

  • 2 c. fresh blackberries
  • ½ c. sugar

Cut the blackberries into small pieces., but don’t emulsify, and add the sugar and letsit.

Cream Cheese Buttercream:

  • 1 c. cream chesse
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Mexican Vanilla
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream

Whip together cream cheese and unsalted butter. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once it’s all incorporated, add in the vanilla. Finally, slowly drizzle in the heavy cream, and vigorously whip the buttercream until light and airy – about one minute.

To Assemble:

  1. Halved Cake Layer
  2. Rosemary Simple Syrup
  3. Buttercream
  4. Blackberry Compote
  5.  Repeat

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From the baker, Tess Comrie I have always had a love for food, especially when it comes to unique flavor combinations. I believe that a cake should taste as good as it looks–maybe even better.

My design aesthetic is rustic and simple. Growing up in a design-based family, I have always had a passion for beauty. I believe that the most beautiful things are organic and never overworked. All of my cakes are custom made with only the freshest ingredients, just like the flowers that top them.

Photography: Bella Cosa Photography | Styling: Bella Cosa Weddings | Cake: Le Loup | White Dishes: Crate And Barrel

Rustic Ranch Welcome Dinner BBQ

Wide open spaces and delectable BBQ dinners are just a few of my favorite things, so it’s no surprise that this warm welcome has lassoed my heart. Guests gathered mountainside for a reception filled with sweet treats and wildflower Honey Of A Thousand Flowers to kick off one special weekend, and with Leo Patrone behind the lens every detail is country chic. Stay tuned for their wedding, up next!

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From Honey Of A Thousand FlowersAndrew and Lindsay had a destination wedding in the mountains of Utah, and had each of their wedding’s events held at different mountain locations throughout Deer Valley so their guests really had a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Their welcome dinner was held mountainside and was complete with BBQ, a ski lift ride to the top of the mountain for see the views, a country western band, and tables filled with wild flowers. It was a wonderful way to kick off their special weekend!

Photography: Leo Patrone | Floral Design: Honey Of A Thousand Flowers | Chalkboard Design: Debra Smith For Bluebird Events | Dinner Venue: Emipre Lodge At Deer Valley Resort | Event Planning And Design: Bluebird Events