East-Meets-West Celebration: Allison Long & Spencer Pettine

Real Utah Wedding | June 30, 2012 | Photos by Pepper Nix Photography

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NAMES Allison Long and Spencer Pettine LIVE IN Solana Beach, California OCCUPATIONS She works in venture capital; he works in medical device marketing HOW THEY MET They became friends in 2005 while working together for a venture capital firm in New York; eventually, she came to her senses and realized he had been the one all along WHERE HE PROPOSED On a hike to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon during a surprise trip to Utah; afterwards, they had drinks at High West Distillery and Saloon, where both families were waiting to surprise the bride WEDDING WEATHER Sunny, clear, and warm NUMBER OF GUESTS 185 THEME East Meets West FAMILY ELEMENT Adrian Pei, the bride’s brother-in-law, officiated the ceremony CULTURAL ELEMENTS They had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony during the cocktail hour and a lion dance performance during the reception; dozens of white Chinese lanterns decorated the setting Wedding style Black tie Colors White, red, pewter Wardrobe details The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier gown and a traditional red dress made in Shanghai; the groom wore a black tuxedo and a traditional Chinese jacket ALL TIED UP Twenty minutes before showtime, the groom and his groomsmen realized no one knew how to tie a bow tie RECEPTION MENU FAVORITES Duo of beef tenderloin and herb-crusted sea bass, and a signature cocktail created by the couple DESSERT Wedding cake and a candy bar with the couple’s favorite treats FIRST DANCE SONG  “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENTS The speeches and dancing with friends to DJ Michael Antonia FAVORS FOR GUESTS Pashminas for gals, personalized water bottles for guys THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Joyous, blessed, fun HONEYMOON TBD

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Local Vendor List

Ceremony Mountain Life Church in Park City
Reception and Catering St. Regis Deer Valley Resort
Wedding Planner and Designer Meredith Parsons, Bluebird Event Destination Management
Photography Pepper Nix Photography
Videography David Perry Films
Invitations Ann Elizabeth Custom Graphic Design and Printing Studio
Gown Monique Lhuillier at Alta Moda Bridal
Bridesmaids Jenny Yoo at Gateway Bridal
Groom’s Formal Wear Hugo Boss at Nordstrom
Flowers Decoration Inc
Ceremony Music Molly Langr, harpist; Michael Stewart, pianist
Cocktail Hour Music Strings of Elegance
Cake Deer Valley Resort
Rentals RSVP Party Rentals
Transportation All Resort Transportation
Rehearsal Dinner High West Distillery and Saloon
Rehearsal Dinner Band Lash LaRue