A Vintage-Inspired Mountain Wedding at Cliff Lodge and Spa in Snowbird, Utah


                    With breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains and canyons in Snowbird, Utah, the Cliff Lodge and Spa is a stunning resort

With breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains and canyons in Snowbird, Utah, the Cliff Lodge and Spa is a stunning resort wedding destination for outdoor enthusiasts Miranda Ruiter (23 and a nurse) and Eric Ruiter (26 and in business development). They said “I do” on a balcony surrounded by their 150 guests and a rugged mountain backdrop, where their officiant, Roxanne Hunt, led a personalized ceremony she drafted just for Miranda and Eric based on a series of interviews. Their reception followed indoors, but not without a view: “The thing that I loved about our reception location was all the windows that showed the beautiful mountains,” Miranda says of the oversize windows surrounding the resort’s ballroom. The couple’s florist, Every Blooming Thing, added twigs to Miranda’s bouquet and plenty of wooden details to evoke the natural setting. The wedding was filled with vintage touches, from Miranda’s lace Justin Alexander dress to the pearls draped around her bouquet and even lace table overlays. Paired with a blush and mint palette, they created a timeless atmosphere. The wedding cake, created by the bakery at Cliff Lodge and Spa, combined the natural and vintage themes in a whimsical, four-tier confection, complete with fresh flowers and edible fondant lace appliques. See all the pretty details below, captured by Amber Shaw Photography.

Miranda wore her hair in a romantic bridal updo with a vintage-inspired diamond headband instead of a veil for a beautiful boho touch.
Miranda's bouquet consisted of succulents, zinnias, stock, silver brunia, hypericum berries and spray roses. She added twigs to tie in the natural theme and pearls to go with her vintage style.
Miranda's bridesmaids' mint dresses added a delicate pop of color to the natural mountain setting. They chose different styles of a floor-length dress and carried white and green bouquets.
Miranda chose a Justin Alexander mermaid-style lace dress with delicate cap sleeves that was perfect for her vintage wedding inspiration. She added a keyhole back and a magnolia diamond belt for extra sparkle.
Miranda and Eric said "I do" outdoors with a stunning mountain backdrop. Their officiant customized their ceremony after a series of interviews together and apart, and prepared a wine box for Miranda and Eric to save letters to each other, which they will open on their 10th anniversary.
The gray chevron escort cards were displayed in miniature wooden holders that fit the natural wedding theme. Each card indicated the guest's meal of choice. Also at every place setting was a container of custom "Miranda & Eric" M&M's for guests to take home as wedding favors.
Miranda and Eric shared their first dance to "I Got You" by Jack Johnson. At their reception, they had a slide show of pictures, from their childhoods till their wedding day, playing in the backdrop.
Miranda and Eric's four-tier wedding cake beautifully represented their natural style. It had smooth, modern details, ruffles, vintage lace appliques and even pearls draped across the top tier, with a brooch and flowers to accent.
Miranda and Eric grew up hiking and snowboarding in the mountains, so a wedding at a ski resort made sense. Their wedding took place outdoors in September on a beautiful sunny day in Snowbird, Utah.