What Daddy's Will Do For Their Little Girls. Arches Handmade With Love.

Happy 4th of July!  The parade and airshow just wrapped up, but there's still plenty going on around town.  Make sure to visit the local sites for our mountain towns to see all the different options!  Today's blog is about highlighting what fathers have been making for their daughters at some of  the recent mountain weddings.  In the last 2 weeks we have seen an arch made of Pine Beatle wood with a matching cupcake stand, and another lodge pole arch that was more rustic.  Both were beautiful.

With the arch already constructed by dear old Dad, Dina attaches flowers to create custom floral decor for the outdoor ceremony at the family's home.  This remodeled home overlooks the Green Mountain Reservoir, which is north of Silverthorne. The reception was then held at the Raven Golf Club.  

In the image below, you can see the other arch that was made, and definitely seems more rustic.  What do you think?  Some venues have arches and / or designated outdoor ceremony locations, while others allow you to customize the setting.  Certain venues have gorgeous flower beds, trees or hanging baskets that can look just fine with nothing else, but custom florals and decor will help the branding of the event, and will further carry your color palette throughout the event.

Did your Dad make your arch?  If another family member is building or making something custom, we'd love to share it with our readers!  Please submit your handmade wedding item photos with any sweet words and descriptions.  We would love to hear your story.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado

There's a patriotic buzz in the air this week, and so it's fitting that I've chosen to share this Keystone, Colorado wedding with you.  This group of Marines celebrated in the base area of Keystone Resort called River Run Village.  Photos are courtesy of Studio Kiva, and is headed up by longtime locals Katie and Victor Girtman.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The little ones are an important part of the family and are great to incorporate into your wedding ceremony.  These two youngsters are doing a great job!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

A flower decorated arch was placed in the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre, and according to the Warren Station website, " is located to the south of the WS. This permanent outdoor facility hosts weddings, children's theatre, and the occasional concert or reception site during the summer months. The Quaking Aspen seats 180 maximum and can host 210 standing. It has minimal electrical capacities."

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The bridesmaids carried red, orange and green bouquets that made for a unified bold look as the couple exchanged their vows.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

The arch was also decorated with red and orange colors to carry the theme and color palette selected for this Rocky Mountain wedding.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

There are many bridges with trees and mountains as backdrops in Summit County, so much that capturing dramatic mountain wedding imagery is pretty easy.  It's making sure you have the right person using the right equipment to ensure the highest quality prints possible.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

Love this one!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

Decorating the cake to match the flowers and decor is a great way to personalize your event.  But, the real question is, are you going to have a cake, cupcakes, or dessert table?

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Carrie + Korey // A Military Wedding at Keystone, Colorado  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]  Studio Kiva Photography  Copyright Katie Girtman  Keystone Wedding Photography

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Photography:  Studio Kiva Wedding          >> Click here to see this vendor's listing

Venue:  Keystone Neighbourhood Company