Ooooh la la, these Regal French wedding ideas are fit for royalty at the Alta Peruvian Lodge in Utah. The stunning mountain backdrop sets a romantic scene that embodies the look and feel of the French alps. Betsy Couture and a incredibly talented team of vendors brought all the romance to life in shades of blue with French inspired dessert, a stunning table scape and a romantic vintage getaway car for two.
The Utah mountains are calling and you must have your wedding here. Not convinced? Then keep scrolling to read more about this stylish day. We also have a full gallery of images beautifully captured by the General Manager himself, Todd Collins. Enjoy!
the beauty of utah
From Betsy Couture: The majestic Wasatch Mountains in Utah are naturally grand and beckon magnificence, opulence and grandeur to stand alongside their beauty. The unique style and allure of Château de Versailles in the Île-de-France with its refined elegance and grand perspective provide the perfect partnership for the splendor, enormity and intimacy that the mountains provide. To offset the simple grandeur of the mountains, we chose ornate, lush, sumptuous styles.
One gown, two ways to wear itThe bride’s silk and lace peplum ball gown is dignified and royal, while still being whisper soft and feminine. This unique gown can be worn two ways. The sweeping silk champagne gown, with side pockets, is perfect for the ceremony. But when the party begins, to bring her into the 21st Century, the separate ball gown skirt is removed to reveal a sassy-short pencil dress. As a final detail, we adorned her edgy hair with a matching pillbox hat and she became ready to party under the stars. Our groom donned an exquisite tuxedo with a change of ties and vests to match his bride.
Classical french majesty
The ostentatious display of royal power in classical French majesty was our inspiration for the table décor. The towering floral arrangements amid taper-filled candelabras and cascading greens echoed both the sweetness and opulence of the formal gardens. Napkins folded in the traditional fleur-de-lis shape stood atop the French china, Aux Caille (Golden Quail) by Haviland, Limoges.
Traditional French delicacies graced the golden menu. The mahogany table and chairs, gold damask embroidered seat cushions, fine linens topped with multiple mats and chargers, gold ware and gold scripted place cards embody French royalty drama. Todd Collins captured all of this in stunning photos that embody the amazing splendor of French royalty in the majesty of the mountains.
Beautiful mountain backdrop
From Todd Collins, Photographer and GM of the lodge: The Alta Peruvian Lodge is a ski area hotel during the Alta ski season, and from June through September it is available for spectacular mountain wedding ceremonies and receptions. The magnificent rise of nearby Mount Superior is the backdrop for our incredible outdoor ceremonies, with the Dining Room and Alf Engen Room as the rustic settings for catered dinners and dancing.