Elissa + Casey’s Timeless Western Wedding

Are you sitting down? Awesome, because this wedding is epic. Get your fingers ready, because you’re going to want to Pin the heck out of this wedding.

From Elissa and Casey’s photographer: Elissa and Casey truly celebrated Park City’s Old Western heritage by encouraging guests to dress up for their themed wedding. Friends & family came as mountain men, gypsy inspired women, hippies and the gorgeous bridemaids as Old West saloon girls. Elissa had a special request – would I shoot with film and old cameras, which I loved. There is something about film that is still quite timeless. These photographs are a mix of both digital and film. The ceremony took place at the Zen Garden/Yoga Shop in Old West fashion, a horse and buggy took the bride and groom up to a cute house behind Main Street where the celebration continued. Elissa is a natural, hippie beauty & Casey a free-spirited soul…what more could a photographer ask for?

DIY Details

Invitation: The bride designed her own invitations. It was a collage of art and photographs.
Flowers: Were assembled by the bridesmaids. The flowers were gathered on a hike they took the morning of the wedding.
Brides Dress, Shoes, Lace Cuffs, Hat: The bride’s Aunt Helen added more elements to her Lazaro gown. The morning of the wedding she sewed the lace cuffs around her wrists. The shoes were vintage & bought from ebay.
Cake: The cake was baked by a friend and decorated with flowers gathered by the bridesmaids.
Bridesmaid Corsets: The corset base was bought online & then customized by each bridesmaid (each one added different elements from flowers, feathers, ribbons & lace).
Reception: The couple rented a victorian house in Old Town, Park City to have their reception in. Friends made all the delicious food (picnic/bbq style), their friends were the band & played out of the garage (Dead Horse Anonymous)
Rings: Her father’s and his grandmother’s
Photography: Going with the Old West theme of the wedding, the bride asked if I would shoot with a mix of old vintage cameras along with digital.
Ceremony: They were married outside a friend’s yoga/meditation center and then rode a horse & buggy to the house where the reception took place
Favors: Jars of local jam made by friends

Couple: Casey + Elissa Martin

Date: August 7, 2010

Location: Park City, Utah

Photography: Sparkle Photography

Venue: Zen Center

Wedding Dress: Lazaro

Bridesmaids Dress: McGrew Studios

Cake: Mariposa Kitchen

Musicians: Dead Horse Anonymous

Transportation: Rocky Mountain Outfitters

1 comment
  1. Amazing!

    The rings are wohooo awesome! Her father’s and his grand mother’s rings. Good thing they gave those rings to the newly weds. I’m so inspired by their wedding that it didn’t really cost them so much yet they got married in such a fairy tale!

    I want my wedding to be like this one also. I one us, my future wife and I, would exert that kind of effort as we prepare for our own wedding!

    Woohoo! Thanks a lot for sharing this post. I’ll definitely visit your blog more often!

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