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Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Winter Weddings Tips and Ideas, Part II

We’re back with more winter wedding tips and ideas in part two of our “Cold Hands, Warm Hearts” series. This week we’re sharing one very cool way to make a grand entrance, and tasty ideas for reception eats and treats.

4. Make an Entrance
Getting hitched at Deer Valley Resort’s Empire Canyon Lodge? Surprise your guests by arriving on a horse-drawn sleigh operated by Boulder Mountain Ranch. After your big moment, guests can bundle up in blankets and take a ride through the snow. Sleighs can accommodate six to twelve passengers depending on your request.

5. First-Class First Course
Soup shooters are totally satisfying starters (check out the Food & Drink feature in our new issue for delish suggestions), but there are plenty of other tasty ways to warm up your guests. Done To Your Taste Catering and Events offers the following tray-passed morsels as part of their winter appetizer menu:

  • Utah cherry-braised tenderloin of beef crostini
  • Barbecue pulled pork petite chili corn muffins with High West Whiskey barbecue sauce
  • Grilled brie and pear petite sandwiches
  • Fish and chips served in paper cones
  • Sweet potato yam fritters with black bean salsa
  • Hot chocolate shots with house-made cookies

6. Light a Fire
Shop for a reception venue with a fireplace. The flames help create a cozy atmosphere and come in handy when it’s time for dessert—need we say s’more ? We like to get toasty at Montage Deer Valley, where s’mores are served around the fire pit on the resort’s Vista Patio. Choose from freshly made marshmallows in flavors like cinnamon, peppermint, vanilla, caramel, and pumpkin spice. The resort also provides vegan, gelatin-free varieties upon request.

Missed blurbs 1-3 of our “Cold Hands, Warm Hearts” series? You can read them here.

Next week, in part three of our series, we’ll be sharing fashion tips for winter bridesmaids and fresh decor ideas perfect for cold weather celebrations!

{Images: 1 Pepper Nix Photography; 2 Pinterest; 3 Two Peas and Their Pod}