Whistler Wedding

When guests first arrived to the hotel lodge and checked into their rooms, they were greeted with these custom gift bags full of goodies. The couple chose a compass as one of their wedding motifs, so we included that on the bag itself and on two reusable water bottles. There was also some hot cocoa mix, a knit beer “cozy”, a “just in case kit”, and two custom room signs. Instead of a typical hotel sign, we used the ski mountain rating system – a green circle meant guests were out of the room, and a double black diamond meant they were home and likely recuperating!
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

The couple was wed in front of a wall of tall glass windows, hung with clear jars of white flowers and candles. The bride carried an all white bouquet of orchids to go with her bountiful white princess dress. With the white aisle lined with cream tulips, and snow dusting the trees outside, we brought the winter wonderland from outside into the intimate ceremony space.
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

At cocktail hour, we continued with the ski mountain theme by creating wooden menu boards complete with four drink options. And of course, you can’t go to a ski resort without trying a hot toddy, so we had to offer those as well!
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

To circle back to the compass theme again, we utilized this symbol in our escort card display. We used actual mini compasses, calligraphed with guests’ names and tables, and hung these from a pine tree. It was like a secular, wedding Christmas tree bedecked with ornaments!
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

Dinner was awash in warm reds and the tables were lined with festive winter garlands of pine, pinecones and white tulips. Each place setting had a pine sprig tied with brown ribbon around a white linen napkin, and a festive silver charger that reminded us of a snowflake!
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

After dinner during the dance hour, small hot chocolates with mini donuts and custom compass stirrers were passed to keep guests going throughout the evening! We love having late night snacks – necessary sustenance for party animals, helps to cure any potential looming hangovers, and who doesn’t love a mini donut?!
Black Rock Racing; Lestor Prairie, MN

To top it all off – a gorgeous, snowy sunset outside the lodge… Winter weddings are something else!

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