If you and your significant other are about to tie the knot and you have a passion for snowboarding, then you may consider giving your favorite sport a starring role in your wedding. Winter can be an intimidating time for an Idaho wedding; cold weather and snowy conditions do not necessarily lend well to lace, chiffon, tulle and silk. But you can use the Rocky Mountain snowy landscape to your advantage by incorporating a snowboarding-inspired theme into your wedding.
As is apparent at Idaho bridals shows, themed weddings are on the rise. A themed wedding releases the ties of tradition and allows you to incorporate creative and personal touches to every aspect of your special day. Classic invitations are always acceptable but with a snowboarding theme on your mind, you may choose for something a little more imaginative, such as, invitations designed to resemble lift tickets, a ski resort brochure, a ski mountain map or invitations in the shape of a snowboard.
There’s no place better to host a snowboarding-themed wedding than at an actual ski resort. Idaho’s snowy winters and high elevation means there are an abundance of ski resorts to choose from and many offer wedding planning services, which can help an Idaho bride to relax and enjoy her big day. Pick a resort that also offers premiere skiing and snowboarding – such as, Sun Valley, Grand Targhee and Schweitzer – so that the wedding party and guests can make the most out of their festive stay.
No need to make your guests freeze by holding the reception at the foot – or the top – of a mountain; instead, turn the reception room into an elegant winter wonderland. The devil is in the details; consider adding touches like icy white and blue lights, GOBO lighting to project images of snowy mountains on the walls and hand-carved ice sculptures throughout the reception room. Incorporate delicate white flowers with bouquets of white branches for centerpieces. Silver tablecloths with white and silver place settings, adorned with crystal and silver accents, offer a stylish touch. Attend an Idaho wedding show for more decorating ideas.
The Final Touches
A snowboarding theme can be incorporated into just about every aspect of your wedding. The escort table, for example, can be decorated with a table-scape of mountains, trees and fake snow. Use trail names for the tables rather than numbers. Ditch the traditional sign-in book and instead have guests write their names and notes to you on a snowboard. Design the cake to look like a snowy mountain with trails, complete with a snowboarding bride and groom cake topper.