Real Weddings

Real Utah Wedding: David Hilton & Troy Thorpe at Snowbird Resort

A modern mountaintop gay wedding at Snowbird Resort by FUSE Weddings & Events, Kelli Bramble Photography, O.C. Tanner Jewelers, and more.

With twoolf March 8, 2017 Published in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Park City Magazine

LIVE IN The Avenues OCCUPATIONS Troy is a recruiter for a financial services company; David is the senior vice president of O.C. Tanner HOW THEY MET On Facebook. David appeared as a “friend you might know” for Troy, and Troy sent a friend request. David didn’t know him, so he messaged Troy back asking if they knew each other. While they were messaging, David was working remotely at the Coffee Garden and two minutes later Troy walked in. They chatted for about three hours and set up a date for the next day. HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Troy created a hard-bound book with pictures of dates and activities they’d done together, starting at the Coffee Garden and ending on a page with a picture of the ring. They were on a secluded island in the Bahamas when Troy pulled the book and ring out and asked David to marry him. WEDDING STYLE Classy, contemporary, stylish, and simple NUMBER OF GUESTS 162 SPLURGED On the venue, dinner, open bar, band, and a live painter who painted scenes from the wedding RELIGIOUS ELEMENT They were married by the bishop of the Episcopal Church, Carolyn Tanner Irish (Ret.) FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT They loved writing their own vows and how personal and spiritual the officiant made the ceremony FLOWERS White orchids MENU Grilled fillet béarnaise with Savoyard potatoes and steamed asparagus DESSERT Three-tier metallic-hued cake FIRST DANCE They both danced with their mothers to “Dancing in the Moonlight” FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENTS The toasts given by their brothers and best friends, and the music by New Soul Brigade (the hit of the night) ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES Hire our wedding planner THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Loving, grateful, perfect HONEYMOON Royal Caribbean Mediterranean Cruise

Troy and David desired a simple and modern design that felt masculine but also something that felt warm and inviting. —Mara Marian, FUSE Weddings & Events


Ceremony & Reception: The Summit at Snowbird Resort

Wedding Planner, Paper Goods, Rentals & Custom Cocktail Napkins: FUSE Weddings & Events

Photography: Kelli Bramble Photography

Officiant: The Right Reverend Carolyn Tanner Irish (Ret.)

Rings: O.C. Tanner Jewelers

Grooms’ Formal Wear: Suits by True Gentleman

Florist: Orchid Dynasty

Caterer & Cake: Snowbird Resort

Live Event Painter: Agnes Russo

Band: New Soul Brigade

Favors: Desk valets for the wedding party provided by O.C. Tanner

Hotel for Guests: The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Resort

Registry: Crate & Barrel, O.C. Tanner, REIWilliams-Sonoma