Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding

The mountain town of Avon is the location for today's post, Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge, with  images courtesy of Urban Safari Photography, Ltd. There are a few towns in the Vail Valley, Vail being the most obvious, but Avon is the town that might be better known as the home of the Beaver Creek Ski Area, a Vail Resorts property. There are a few ski clubs tucked in on the mountain that host weddings, but this venue was located at the base of the ski area. And, for the majority of your guests who have never visited a ski area, Beaver Creek is a high-end experience that puts on a pretty good show during the summer too.

Elope or Plan a Destination Wedding in the Vail Valley

Planning a wedding in these smaller mountain towns isn't easy, so if you'd like some help, then you should check out our custom wedding packages that help you elope to Colorado in the winter, or can go full-service, matching you with a planner and day of coordinator, if requested. You can spend time surfing the web for all of these vendors, or you can work with longtime locals in the Colorado Rockies that have over 1,000 weddings and 20 years of experience. That's why we built this blog, to help you save time and money, while showing off all the fun places in and around the Breckenridge area. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you. Thanks for reading!

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett were married in Avon, Colorado, at the Beaver Creek Lodge this past September. They started their day getting ready in two spacious suites at the lodge. Ashley and her girls sipped on champagne while the Oklahoma football game played on in the background (Ashley is a huge Sooners fan).

Brett, meanwhile, spent the day with his groomsmen playing golf and gifted them classy watches as their groomsmen gifts. Once everyone was ready to roll, we headed up the ski lift to do the first look at the top of a mountain amidst a sparkling grove of aspen trees.

The ceremony, officiated by Big Ed Culver, a very close + dear family friend, took place at a bridge (which doubles as a ski bridge in the winter, which Ashley and Brett thought was a neat tie into their personalities as they are both big skiers) at the base of the mountain on the Beaver Creek Lodge property.

Hanging lanterns dazzled overhead the guests (who were also greeted with champagne and wine) and baby’s breath lined the monogrammed burlap aisle. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect; just a touch of clouds that provided for soft, diffused light.Guests then headed to the cocktail reception, which was followed by a smores bar near the open fire pit on the patio of the Beaver Creek Lodge.

Ashley and Brett went for a soft pink theme for their table décor, accented by hydrangeas, Kiera blush garden roses and more baby’s breath. Small tea light candles lined the tables.The Beaver Creek Lodge, known for its modern art gallery in its building, was transformed with silver drapery. For their reception entertainment, the bride and groom chose a favorite local band, the Foxfield Four to rock out for the guests. At one point, Ashley even took over for their drummer for a portion of a song.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Photographer:  Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.//Cinema and Video:Flat Face Films//Floral Designer:Floretta//Band:Fox Field Four//Caterer: The Beaver Creek Lodge//Dress Designer:Ulla-Maija Couture//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Reception Venue: Beaver Creek Lodge//Makeup Artist: Cassandra Garza Makeup Artist//Cake Designer: Indulge Bakery, Inc.//Event Planner: MAG Events//Hair Stylist:Studio 3//Equipment Rentals: Tablescapes By Design//Invitation Designer:Wedding Paper Divas//

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Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Beaver Creek, Colorado Lodge and Wedding Venue

If you're into mountainside settings, you're going to love today's post about Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado with images courtesy of JoPhoto. The Vail Valley is full of beautiful lodges and spots that are perfect for mountain nuptials, and Avon and Beaver Creek has its own feel and is different from the scene in Vail Village. You might say that some are fancier than some of the settings in Summit County, and for the right couple, it's the right place.

Vail Valley Wedding Package

If you're looking into the Breckenridge area for your destination wedding, then I strongly urge you to take a few minutes and explore the Vail Valley options. If you're not sure where to even start, but love what you see, then please contact us to learn how we can help you put together a package that works for you. We've been to many of the lodges and venues and know lots of vendors that service these mountain set ups. Ask me about setting you up with a winter getaway where you ski the trees on Grouse Mountain before hopping around the towns and seeing the options. Make your wedding planning fun. Thanks for reading.

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

ALBUM STORY

This is a Colorado wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch! This Beaver Creek wedding in the Colorado mountains is full of natural details and a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Erika and Chris got married on Sept. 6, 2014, on the Skier Bridge Lawn. During the winter, Skier Bridge is covered in snow and thousands of skiers float across it. During the summer and early fall, it serves as a beautiful Beaver Creek wedding ceremony site.

Erik and Chris live in Alabama, and Chris’s family has a winter home in Beaver Creek. This sweet couple often visited Beaver Creek while they were dating, so the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch was the perfect venue for their destination mountain wedding in Colorado!

Erika’s wedding gown was from Neiman-Marcus, hair makeup was by W Salon, and flowers were by Sweet Pea Designs. Calligraphy was by Debi-Lynn and invitations were by Paper Paraphernalia in Knoxville, TN. The live band Raising Cain rocked the reception!

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Photographer:  JoPhoto//Dress Store: Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon//Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton//Floral Designer: Sweet Pea Designs, Inc.//Event Venue:The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch//Hair Stylist:W Salon//

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Colorado Wedding Venues: Avon & EagleVail Pavilions

Harry A. Nottingham Park Pavilion

Colorado Wedding Venues: Avon & EagleVail Pavilions

Vail Valley Wedding Package

We are always finding out about different options for Summit County and Vail Valley, and that includes Colorado Wedding Venues, the Town of Avon's Harry A. Nottingham Park Pavilion and the EagleVail Pavilion. Just west of Vail proper are a string of smaller villages and towns that stretch along for a few more miles. Warmer temps are usually found in the lower elevation, as well as alternative venues like these are hard to find.

Ask us how we can help connect the dots on all your wedding details, from venue to planner, photographers, DJ's and more. Find packages and vendors. Live your dreams. Sometimes a traditional venue isn't for you, and if that's the case, let us know if we can work in these locations into your custom wedding package.