Moab, UT and Denver, CO
Years ago when our bride Lauren finished veterinarian school, she headed West for some much needed decompression time and landed in Moab, UT. An outdoors adventurer by nature, Lauren fell in love with the beautiful rock formations in Arches National Park and decided that when it came time for her to get married, this would be the place. And indeed it was, as Brian and Lauren chose this very location for the site of their incredible destination wedding. The guests received their first preview of the adventure to come with their travel postcard style Save the Dates and then corresponding wedding invitations showcasing the beautiful landscapes, all designed by Significantly Said; Invitations by Significant Events. A small group of family and closest friends traveled to our ceremony location in Moab, UT for the multi-day celebration. They were welcomed at their hotel with a branded Welcome Box full of treats and outdoor adventure essentials. On the day of the wedding, guests were picked up by bus and taken around Arches National Park on a guided tour of the lovely landscape before their final stop at Double Arch, the majestic site of Brian and Lauren’s unforgettable wedding ceremony. Following the ceremony, the guests were transported to the Colorado River where they enjoyed a guided sunset boat cruise, complete with drinks and hors d’oeurves. The next stop was dinner atop a cliff with the best views in all of Moab. Guests sat at a long table with beautiful succulent centerpieces, copper chargers, and our custom designed menus. After dinner, we took the guests to their hotel for the night: an incredible “glamping” experience under the Utah sky with luxury tent accommodations. But, before bed, it was time for our campfire which included S’mores, mini pies, and mini Pop Tarts which could all be roasted over the fire accompanied by cold and hot beverages. Guests had the best time celebrating the newlyweds in this truly once-in-a-lifetime fashion.
After giving guests a few days to explore the area, we held our reception for a larger group of family and friends at a beautiful downtown Denver hotel. The ballroom reflected our Moab sunset design with mountain lighting designs on the wall, amber uplighting, Southwestern style furniture, and more of our mountain and desert inspired floral. Our dinner stations each reflected a location where Brian and Lauren have lived – Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado – and featured food particular to each region. We even had a Utah dessert station as a nod to their recent nuptials. Guests were treated to a slideshow of the stunning photos from their Moab ceremony. Their wedding cake was designed to reflect the outdoors setting we had created for the entire week as well. Guests enjoyed connecting with old friends, toasting the couple, and dancing before ending the night with Texas Pecans as their parting gift. It was truly a wedding we will never forget!
Photographer The Willinghams Photography
The tents and the facilities were awesome! Everyone loved the campfire idea and the poptarts were definitely the hit!…The colors and overall feel of the ceremony site perfectly with the flowers. The pieces were exactly what I wanted even when I didn’t know that’s what I wanted!….Our photographers were the best part of planning our wedding. Meredith did an amazing job finding and recommending them to us. They were a perfect fit to capture us as a couple and we are blown away by the photos we have seen. The slideshow they were able to put together so quickly meant a lot to us to be able to show our friends and family…..….….Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the food and the meaning behind the stations at the reception.…Everyone loved our save the dates and the coordination/theme of the papers for the guests attending the ceremony in Utah was very well put together….Meredith was amazing and kept us on track and up to date with all contracts. She was incredible in helping us to coordinate such a unique event with some many moving pieces in two different states (not even in Texas!) If there were any problems, we never knew about it because she had them solved so quickly. Thank you again for helping us pull this off. I still can't believe how smoothly everything went!!