NAMES Sara Kolettis and Matthew Hansen LIVE IN Tacoma, Washington but they love Utah’s mountains OCCUPATIONS She works in marketing; he is an army intelligence officer WHERE THEY MET Ghana, West Africa; she was interning for a women’s organization and he and a group from West Point went to work with the same organization WHERE HE PROPOSED New york City’s Central Park on a beautiful winter day WEDDING WEATHER Rain and more rain NECESSARY SPLURGE They spent more than they planned for their destination, outdoor wedding because of last-minute arrangements due to the rain NUMBER OF GUESTS 100 WEDDING THEME Fall Elegance, inspired by the rich colors and textures of the season DÉCOR DETAILS They wanted the day to feel formal, romantic, and ethereal. They dressed up the rustic venue with gold and lace accents, calligraphy paper goods, and cascading floral arrangements and chandeliers COLORS Plum, aubergine, gold, wheat, blush, and peach BRIDAL ATTIRE A custom gown by Samuelle Couture made with layers of champagne fabric and a purple underskirt; the dress inspired much of the wedding’s decor NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENT The bride asked her best guy friend to be a “brosmaid” RECEPTION MENU Seasonal, locally sourced dishes including center-cut filets with forest mushroom ragu and thyme over herbed creamy barley and grilled mountain red trout with grilled peach relish with mustard seed pecan crumble DESSERT Glazed cider donuts stuffed with peaches, hot apple cider, and a four-tier pumpkin cake with lavender-hued cream-cheese frosting, gold-foil flowers, and fresh roses UNEXPECTED MOMENTS On paper, the wedding had the potential to be a disaster: torrential rain, inches of mud and water that ruined everyone’s shoes and destroyed the bride’s dress, and a national air-travel incident that caused delayed flights and absent guests. But in the end, they had an amazing time and were thankful to celebrate and laugh with friends and family THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Wet, dreamy, magical

"As my dad said, if how we weathered the challenges of our wedding day was any indication of how we would weather our marriage, Matt and I were in for a long and happy life together." —Sara

Vendor List


CEREMONY AND RECEPTION High Star Ranch

WEDDING DESIGNER, WELCOME BAGS, AND FAVORS Michelle Cousins of Michelle Leo Events

WEDDING PLANNER Shauna Nemelka of Michelle Leo Events

PHOTOGRAPHER Alixann Loosle Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY Chris McClain Productions

INVITATIONS House of Moira

OFFICIANT Rev. Kamrin Carver

BRIDAL GOWN Samuelle Couture

BRIDAL JEWELRY AND HAIR PIECE BHLDN

BRIDAL MAKEUP Enizio

GROOM'S FORMAL WEAR Made-to-measure suit from Suit Supply

GROOMSMEN'S FORMAL WEAR Tuxedo Junction

FLOWERS Urban Chateau Floral

CATERER Culinary Crafts

CAKE One Sweet Slice

MUSIC Joe Muscolino Band

PHOTOBOOTH Smile Now Photobooths

RENTALS Diamond Rental

TRANSPORTATION All Resorts Travel

HOTEL FOR GUESTS Marriott Park City on Main Street

REHEARSAL DINNER Grub Steak Restaurant

REGISTRY ChefsCatalog.com and Williams- Sonoma