What do you say we get a little cozy this Friday morning with Ashton + Jordan’s wedding weekend at a cabin in the mountains in Park City, Utah! The most important things to them when they were planning was the day 1) be intimate and 2) be in the mountains. From there, they decided to focus on what was important (like one another and the commitment they were making) and not get caught up in thousands of little details that wouldn’t matter much years from now.
Ashton says, Our relationship was built having adventures together in nature so we chose to get married in the middle of an Aspen grove up in the mountains that Jordan had passed one day after fishing. It was secluded, private and absolutely beautiful. We also knew we didn’t want to spend the day talking with 200 people but instead we wanted a weekend surrounded by people we are closest with. So we decided to simplify and only have our immediate families there (with the exception of Jordan’s childhood best friend who surprised him at our rehearsal dinner). There was a sense of serenity that was over me throughout the entire day because of it. Everything about our wedding was exactly what we envisioned: Simple. Natural. Intimate.
Thanks so much to the lovely Bethany Jeffery for these gorgeous images and big congrats to A + J!
Just because you’re getting married in nature doesn’t mean you can’t wear a beautiful dress! Ashton’s gown by Watters was perfect; not too fussy, but with pretty pleating + details.
Ashton’s sister owns a fair trade flower shop called Where Flowers Are Fair and brought gorgeous blooms in from Texas to use for Ashton’s flower crown and bouquet.
The most memorable moment of our wedding day was hearing my husband read his vows. We wrote our vows and getting to hear him vow his life to me and mine to his, was one of the best moments in my life. I will never forget standing at the alter with him.
Looking for a sweet addition to your ceremony? We love that Ashton + Jordan put a special keepsakes inside a wooden box and nailed it shut during their ceremony. They then buried in the ground to dig up sometime in the far-off future!
For a wedding where just a few are present, we think a group shot is totally mandatory! :)
Want to see more?! Watch the film below by Adam Schreyer:
Most importantly, remember that you are planning for a marriage and secondly, a wedding. This will help keep perspective while planning. To start, the guest list may be the hardest part and as hard as it may be, do NOT get caught up in what everyone else wants for your wedding day. I would also say to have a quick engaged. It is not impossible to plan a wedding in three months. Lastly, choose what is most important to you and put your money there. I wanted a good photographer and videographer since that is what i will keep forever. I am so thankful I saved money other places and spent money there. The day is about you and your husband becoming one, it is not about seeing everyone else or about how cute your gift table can be. Try not to get caught up in the production and all the details that come along with it (It is only one day of your life and marriage is a lifetime, focus on your husband). Remember to relax and enjoy the day, let your helpers worry about the details.
photography: Bethany Jeffery Photography // venue name: An aspen grove up in the mountains and reception at a cabin near Solitude Ski Resort, Utah // event design: Bride, Meagan Lissner (sister) and Paige McGuffey (Mother) // florals: Meagan Lissner and Paige McGuffey - Owners of Moss "Where Flowers Are Fair" // wedding dress: Watters // bride's shoes: Target // hair stylist: Kathleen Miller (Friend) // makeup artist: Kathleen Miller (Friend) // groom attire: J.Crew // videography: Adam Schreyer // paper goods: Paige and Patrick McGuffey - Owners of East Texas Business Printing // catering: Patrick McGuffey (my stepdad) // cake: Brianna Carter // music: Ipod // event planner: Bride // flower crown: Meagan Lissner