A Whimsical-Yet-Rustic Pink-and-White Wedding at Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, New York
Skylar and Brian love hiking and the outdoors, so it was only natural that they celebrate their wedding in the mountains at at Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, New York. The couple's whimsical-yet-rustic wedding was anchored by a cheerful color palette of pink, red and white with wood accents to round out the decor. "Our wedding was outdoors, at the top of the ski hill at Holimont Ski Resort. And then the reception was at the lodge at the bottom of the hill," shares Skylar. "Our guests had the unique experience of riding the chairlift up to the ceremony which was fun! The theme of our wedding was a romantic mountain wedding. I wanted our wedding to feel light and romantic while still incorporating the natural mountain vibe. The inspiration came from meshing my husband and my love for the mountains and Vermont, with sparkles and vibrant colors. The color scheme was different shades of pinks, fuchsia, ivory, gold and green."
The couple didn't wait until the wedding day to introduce their festive mountain theme—they gave guests a peek at what was to come with both their save-the-dates and wedding invitations. The save-the-dates included wood accents while the invitations showcased an elegant mountain illustration. The mountain motif continued with the couple's day-of signage—both their wood welcome sign and seating chart display reinforced the rustic mountain vibe. To add a whimsical, elegant feel to the otherwise bucolic event, Skylar and Brian layered in soft, feminine pink moments—from lush peony-centric flower arrangements to a rosy dessert table.
"My favorite part of our wedding besides the florals was our dessert table," says Skylar. "I said going into our wedding that I didn't care about anything else more than I care about the dessert. Since I love dessert so much, I wanted our guests to have lots of different options. And being from Pennsylvania, I also wanted to play off the idea of an elevated Pittsburgh cookie table. I still dream about our cookie cake. Even now almost a year later, I have guests telling me how amazing the desserts were at the wedding!"