Oktoberfest Wedding at Snowbird

September 9, 2023

Robin and Kenny wedding at Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge was a blend of mountain majesty and festive Oktoberfest spirit. Their choice of venue was a nod to their adventurous spirits, a love of the mountains, and the desire to have all festivities and lodging in one place.  This Oktoberfest Wedding at Snowbird was a day to remember—filled with joy and unforgettable moments.


Ceremony Location: The Cliff Lodge – Magpie Terrace
Reception Location: The Cliff Lodge – Golden Cliff
Videographer: Tay Camille Lynne
Flower Designer: Brown Floral
Hair Stylist: Alyssa Heffield
Officiant: Pauli Payne
Music/Entertainment: DJ Cooper Brown
Caterer: The Cliff Lodge
Cake/Desserts: The Cliff Lodge
Invitations: Minted
Bride’s Dress Shop: The Bride Room
Dress Designer: Madi Lane Bridal
Groom’s Suit: The Scotland Shop
Additional Attire (ex: rings, veil, shoes, jewelry, etc.) Kate & Mari Jewelry


We asked the couple to share some of their memories from their beautiful wedding day. 


Why did you decide to get married at Snowbird?

A variety of things played in to our decision to have our wedding at Snowbird. We knew we wanted a venue that had lodging on sight and we wanted it to be in the mountains. The Cliff Lodge checked both of these boxes and was also perfect for our budget. Most other resort venues had food and beverage minimums that were too high for our 90 person guest list. We also love Oktoberfest so having it during Oktoberfest to share with our out of town family and friends was great.


What was your favorite moment of your Oktoberfest Wedding at Snowbird?

So hard to choose! I think my favorite moment was doing a victory lap through Oktoberfest with the wedding party after the ceremony. Either that or our semi private top vows… or our first dance!


Describe the overall mood or theme (ex: classic, color palette, modern, boho)

Moody jewel tone mountain wedding.


What were the highlights of your ceremony?

Having both of my parents walk me down the aisle was very special. We also loved having our close friend Pauli officiate with fun stories about us and our relationship. Since we did our vows semi-privately (just in front of family and wedding party) Pauli’s speech made the ceremony unique and interesting for all guests even if they didn’t get to hear our actual vows


What were the highlights of your reception?

As a dancer/performer, having choreographed father daughter and first dances was very important to me. My dad and Kenny both put in a ton of work did amazing! Performing the dances with them was one of my favorite moments of the wedding.


Were any ethnic, religious, cultural, or family traditions included in your day?

My Welsh grandmother who was unable to attend the wedding gave me a Welsh sixpence to wear in my shoe for good luck. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.


Any planning or wedding-day advice for future couples?

Start as early as possible and hire a team you can rely on. I felt at ease on my wedding day knowing I had such a reliable and professional team. Thanks Austen for being the best photographer ever!


How was the overall experience of your planning? Also, the highs and lows?

I was very organized and started planning immediately upon getting engaged which was 15 months in advance of the wedding so everything went very smoothly. I actually had so much fun planning my wedding and can’t think of any lows, I wish I could do it again!


Read Their 5-Star Wedding Photography Review:

“As climbers, Austen’s adventurous portfolio immediately caught our eye while searching for a wedding photographer and within seconds of our first call I knew that he was the right fit to be the photographer on our wedding day. Not only is Austen an extremely talented artist who has masterful knowledge of composition, light, and color, but he is also incredibly personable, funny, organized, and professional. When we first met him in person on the day of the wedding, interacting with him was so easy it felt like we were already old friends, which is exactly what you want in a person who is recording such an intimate event. On the wedding day, he worked hard to keep the timeline on track and was able to be flexible and roll with the punches when unforeseen schedule changes occurred. I was able to relax and enjoy myself on my wedding day knowing that Austen and the other members of my team were working hard to keep everything flowing seamlessly through the timeline. Prepared for any scenario, Austen also carries a Mary Poppin’s type emergency kit which came in handy several times- notably when the bustle exploded on my dress. Additionally, his wife, Kylie, was his assistant for the event and it was great to have them both on hand to capture the busy day.

During the planning stages, Austen provided sample timelines and offered sage advice on how to arrange the schedule for the day. Without his vast experience and knowledge, I would have ordered the events in a much less ideal configuration. He was also very easy to get a hold of and was readily available to hop on a call when I had questions or needed advice. My recommendation is to take his advice when it comes to the schedule. Because I did, the transitions were seamless, and I was actually able to attend my own cocktail hour—shocking I know!

After the wedding, he delivered preview images within days of the event which were fun to have and share while the memories from the day were fresh. We had an additional photoshoot booked with him after the wedding, and he was willing to be flexible with us on the schedule since the weather forecast was looking dire. This demonstrated that he truly cares about his clients and is passionate about getting the most out of every photoshoot.  After this photoshoot, he delivered the rest of our images from both the shoot and our wedding within the week which put us at ~4 weeks post wedding to get all of our images back—incredible! We are currently in the process of selecting images for our fine art album which is very exciting. Austen showed us examples of previous Fine Art albums he’s designed, and they are breathtakingly creative. We can’t wait to have one of our own!

Austen’s passion for his work shows. He didn’t take pictures; he captured the moments of the wedding day. While you pour through the beautiful and dynamic images, you feel transported back to the emotions of the day. I am delighted that I will have such a stunning portfolio of images to look back on fondly for the rest of my life. Thank you, Austen, for being the best photographer we could have ever dreamed of, we really appreciate all you did for us! Do yourself a favor and book Austen Diamond Weddings immediately for your upcoming wedding – you won’t regret it.” – Robin



Robin and Kenny’s Oktoberfest Wedding at Snowbird was a celebration that transcended the ordinary, blending love, tradition, and raucous fun. It was a day that not only celebrated their union but also acknowledged who they are as individuals coming together, their family histories, and their love for their friends. It was also a really great party.

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