Our September Bride of the Month is Brittany Kahn-Shifrin. We’re so excited to share her elegant destination wedding at the beautiful St. Regis Deer Valley. This month is extra special because Brittany and Adam are celebrating their one-year anniversary! We are so honored to feature them and all the talented vendors like Meredith Parsons and Pepper Nix that played such a big part in creating their perfect wedding.
Bekka: Brittany, you're getting ready to celebrate your one-year anniversary. What has your first year of marriage been like?
Brittany: It’s been great!! Adam and I dated for almost 7 years before getting married and we already lived together, so it didn’t feel like too much changed after we got married.
Bekka: You were married at The St. Regis Deer Valley. Does this place have a special meaning to you or did you just love how gorgeous it is?
Brittany: Park City in general is a special place to me. My family has been coming to Park City since I was little, and I have so many amazing memories there! Adam and I loved being able to share this place with all of our wedding guests especially since most had never been to Utah before. The St. Regis Deer Valley is so beautiful and has amazing views that I knew would be wonderful for all of our wedding photos!
Bekka: Where did you get your inspiration from and how did you decide on what your invitations would look like?
Brittany: I knew I wanted something a little more fun for our save the date. Adam actually found something online and we shared it with Ann Elizabeth and Ruth as our inspiration, and they took it from there.
For our formal invitations I wanted something classic and simple, but I wasn’t exactly sure what that would be. After meeting and talking with Ruth several times, she helped me come up with some amazing ideas for our invitations. We ended up going with a grey thermography print on a white and grey duplex invitation. Ann Elizabeth and Ruth suggested adding the grey duplex backer to our invitation, which I loved!! It added a nice touch while giving the invitations a sturdier feel. The additional pieces all worked together so nicely, and I was so happy how they turned out. Ann Elizabeth and Ruth were great to work with! They were so patient and provided so many great ideas to choose from.
Bekka: After your invitations were designed and mailed out did you feel they expressed to your guests the tone for your big day!
Brittany: Yes, I did. They were simple, classic, and elegant.
Bekka: From your experience do you have any advice for brides who are looking to gather inspiration for their wedding invitations and were there any lesson you learned through your creative process?
Brittany: It really helps to look at sample invitations online and in the studio. I didn’t know specifically what I wanted at first and going on Pinterest for inspiration was very helpful in communicating what I liked with Ann Elizabeth & Ruth.
Bekka: You hired the fabulous Meredith Parsons as your wedding planner, which we feel if you have the budget for… do it! How was your experience having someone to take care of all the details!
Brittany: It was great!! Having someone help out with all the small details, recommend vendors and help your vision come to life is amazing!! She had me create a Pinterest board to pin things I liked and she added to it as well. It resulted in more than we could have asked for!!
Bekka: Your photography really tells a story and beautifully captures every precious moment. Tell us about your amazing photographer Pepper Nix and why you chose her.
Brittany: I came across Pepper’s photos when I was first at the St. Regis touring the venue. I immediately fell in love with her sunset photos and couldn’t wait to work with her. She has such a fun and laid-back attitude and working with her on our wedding day was amazing! She kept Adam and I relaxed and made the whole process so easy.
Bekka: How would you describe your wedding day from start to finish?
Brittany: Perfection!! It was a wonderful day and a day that we will never forget!! It snowed the day before our wedding, which was nerve racking since our ceremony was supposed to be outside. Luckily the day of our wedding, it warmed up and it was a beautiful bluebird day so we kept the ceremony outside!!
Bekka: Looking back was there anything you would have changed?
Brittany: I think there are small things that I would consider changing, because I am a perfectionist. However, those are things that I don’t think anyone else would have noticed. So the best advice I could give someone else is to not sweat the small stuff, because you are probably the only one who even realized it.
Bekka: Brittany, we are just thrilled to have you as our September bride and thank you for share the details of your wedding. Congratulations on celebrating your one-year anniversary!
Shifs last roll // Wedding film // St. Regis // 2013 from Jared Wortley on Vimeo.
See something above that you've absolutely got to have for your wedding? We're making it easy for you. Below is a list of Brittany's vendors:
Wedding Planner: Bluebird Event Destination Management Meredith Parsons
Photographer: Pepper Nix
Venue: St. Regis Deer Valley
Catering/Cake: St. Regis
Flowers: Amanda Hansen at Decoration, Inc
Invitations: Ann Elizabeth
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang Chicago
Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Giorgio Armani
Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August
Ceremony Music: Maywood String Quartet
Band: Party Crashers Green Light Booking
Videographer: Jared Wortley
Officiant: Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman