A Rustic Mountain Wedding at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah

“Our relationship, early on, was built on adventure,” Jen Hudak says of her bond with Chris Moore. “It was how we met, it was how we fell in love, and

“Our relationship, early on, was built on adventure,” Jen Hudak says of her bond with Chris Moore. “It was how we met, it was how we fell in love, and it will be how we stay in love.” The two crossed paths on a mountain bike trail when they were on separate soul-searching trips. The adventurous couple later chose to wed at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah. “Tying in adventure to our wedding was an obvious choice, but I didn't want an 'Indiana Jones'-style wedding,” Jen says. “I still wanted soft, natural, earthy and romantic elements.” Guests took a ski lift to the outdoor ceremony, where the couple exchanged vows within a circle of locally foraged grasses. Then everyone took an alpine slide to the indoor reception, where florist Amber Reverie helped highlight the natural beauty. “We pulled in a ton of greenery and wild roses and used candles and votives to up the romantic factor,” Jen says. Tables were topped with either Aspen leaf garlands or full bouquets of wild roses and peonies. In another adventuresome touch, friends and family signed vintage skis instead of a guest book. The entire day was imbued with even deeper emotions, since Jen's father was not in attendance—he had died a year earlier. "Planning the wedding, in many respects, was harder than going through the wedding day," Jen says. "Anticipating what I would feel, how to handle the father-daughter dance and who would walk me down the aisle was much more difficult than doing it. On my wedding day, I felt closer to my father than I had since he passed away. No part of that day would have happened if he hadn't been my father. Having all his brothers and his sister there brought him back to life in ways I couldn't have imagined." —Carolyn Meers

Wedding Paper Divas crafted Jen and Chris's romantic, outdoorsy invitation suite.
Jen's dress was a romantic illusion neckline design by Sottero and Midgley.
The bridal party wore subtly floral dresses in complementary styles, and the groomsmen donned khakis with suspenders.
Amber Reverie florals designed lush, greenery-rich bouquets for Jen's bridesmaids. Each included loose ribbons and wild ivory roses.
Jen and Chris (and all their guests) took a breathtaking ski lift ride up to the ceremony site at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah.
After guests took a ski lift at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, a handcrafted wooden sign directed them to the ceremony site.
Jen and Chris exchanged vows against a stunning mountainous backdrop. Guests were given parasols to ward off any excessive brightness.
Jen and Chris exchanged vows against a stunning mountain backdrop at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah.
Natural sunlight, high ceilings and pale woods helped bring an open, airy feel to the indoor reception at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah.
Instead of a guest book, Jen and Chris honored their love of sports and adventure by having their guests sign a pair of vintage skis, which they later mounted in their home.
Centerpieces at the reception were either aspen leaf garlands or softly gathered peony and rose arrangements.
The rough-frosted wedding cake by Granite Bakery and Bridal Showcase was decorated with fresh, blush pink rosebuds. A golden cake topper read: "And so the adventure begins."
Though Jen's father was not present for the wedding—he had died the year before—many elements honored his memory. "On my wedding day, I felt closer to my father than I had since he passed away," Jen says. "No part of that day would have happened if he hadn't been my father. Having all his brothers and his sister there brought him back to life in ways that I couldn't have imagined."