Weddings July 3, 2018

Annie and Derek

A Toast to Marriage

Although Annie Shafran has lived all over the world, from New York and Hong Kong to now Austin, ask her where she considers home, and she’ll reply, “Sun Valley.” Derek Klomhaus —a California native—met Annie in college at the University of California, Berkeley. He surprised Annie with a proposal while she was visiting her family in Sun Valley for a summer trip. Amid the lush family garden, she said, “Yes!”

The couple celebrated their nuptials in Sun Valley last September on a spectacular early fall day. Friends and family joined Derek and Annie from all over the world, making the event all the more special. The bridesmaids wore navy dresses and carried gorgeous white bouquets. A particularly touching detail, Annie carried a stunning bouquet of white calla lilies to honor her late mother.

Guests dined on fondue, toasted with champagne, and danced the night away. Annie and Derek placed wine bottles on each table and guests penned notes of advice on the bottles for each year of their marriage.

“We will get to be surprised by reading the notes every year on our anniversary up until we are 50 years old, as we share an amazing bottle of wine to celebrate another year of marriage,” Annie says.

The Team

Hillary Maybery

Wedding Planner
Lisa Gorjestani

Sue Bridgman Florist

Sun Valley Resort

Carolina Herrera

Mane Muse

Britt Davis

Willow Papery




This article appears in the Issue of Sun Valley Magazine.