In December 2009, Peter Shanley popped the question to Pauline Montupet on a trip to the slopes of Idaho's Sun Valley Resort. So when it came to choosing a wedding location, Sun Valley made perfect sense.
"We loved it before we loved each other," says Peter. Finding a venue proved just as easy. The duo envisioned an alfresco affair, and Pauline proposed Trail Creek Cabin, an idyllic, woodsy spot she'd first visited for a Lyle Lovett concert at age 12 and had adored ever since. Peter was immediately onboard: "I'd only seen it under snow, but I trusted her."
Presented as a helpful packet, the stationery suite features separate cards supplying details about the welcome dinner and transportation options. Touches like the invites' faux-bois borders, kraft-paper-colored extras, and Wild West-style engraver's font (later repeated on the place cards and cake topper) set the scene for the alpine fete.
Pauline's grandmother lent her a 200-year-old tortoiseshell comb from her prized collection. Her mom had borrowed another, smaller design for her own wedding 38 years earlier.
After their "I dos," the two gleefully skipped back up the aisle during their recessional to "Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. "There was something so sweet and authentic about it," says photographer Kirsten Shultz. "It moved me to tears."
Photography: Kirsten Shultz
Location, Catering and Cake: Trail Creek Cabin at Sun Valley Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Seaward of Absolute Weddings
Flowers: Kurt McAuley of Botanica (208-720-1170)
Stationery: Paper Source
Calligraphy: Pomodoro Papers Calligraphy
Rentals: That’s Entertainment
Bride's Gown: Marchesa
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Mr. Larkin
Groom's Suit: Dolce & Gabbana
Bride's Shoes: Prada
Bride's Bracelets: Alexis Bittar
Groom's Shoes: John Varvatos
Men's Ties: Original Penguin
Groomsmen's Jackets: J.Crew
Rings: Cartier "Love"
Hair and Makeup: Preston Nesbit
Lighting: Jay Cutler of Jay Event Services
Officiant: The Very Reverend Ward Ewing
Guest Book: Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History, amazon.com
Wood Centerpieces and Cake Topper: Luke Bartels
Transportation: Sun Valley Company