Weddings July 7, 2021

Emily +  Douglas

Sun Valley nuptials and a memorable day of love and family

Emily and Douglas Manchester said “I do” on a picture-perfect summer day at Trail Creek Cabin, an intimate affair shared with their family and closest friends.

The pair first met at Whiskey Jacques’ more than a decade ago before reconnecting later down the road and beginning a romance. Originally from La Jolla, California, Douglas proposed to Emily, a Mercer Island, Washington, native, on a sunset hike in their Park City, Utah, home in December 2019. But their nuptials would be held in their favorite place: Sun Valley.

Emily and Doug began their next chapter together during an outdoor affair planned by Utah-based Silver Summit Events, made all the lovelier by stunning florals and greenery and elegant décor.

Artisan Bloom created the whimsical floral arrangements with pops of ivory, peach and blue and a mix of greenery that complimented the scenic landscape at Trail Creek. “I wanted the flowers to enhance the natural beauty of the setting and look like wildflowers, and they did just that!” Emily says.

Adding their own personal touches, the ceremony included their two Labradors, Luna and Hutch, and Emily walked down the aisle in her striking Anne Barge gown to “Main Title Theme (Billy)” by Bob Dylan. Douglas’ wedding ring also featured the coordinates of where they first fell in love engraved inside, one of Emily’s favorite details.

After the ceremony, guests dined on food from Sun Valley Company, while Ryan Innes performed during dinner.

Emily and Douglas said what made their day memorable was being with family in their favorite place, made even more special by the attendance of Emily’s sister Kelley, who passed away in early 2021.

“We are so grateful to have celebrated our love with our family and closest friends, especially my beautiful sister Kelley, who is now looking over us from heaven,” says Emily. ï


Venue and Catering – Sun Valley Resort
Planner – Silver Summit Events
Florist – Artisan Bloom
Makeup – Ash Hurley
Hair – Danielle Anspach
Dress – Anne Barge
Shoes – Valentino
Entertainment – Ryan Innes
Furniture Rentals – That’s Entertainment


This article appears in the Issue of Sun Valley Magazine.