Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Fall Wedding in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Today's post is all about Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge with images courtesy of Frances Photography. There are a few wildflowers out there, but they're quickly going to fade and there's a definite crisp in the air. We actually had snow a week ago, up high on the peaks. The green aspen leaves are starting to turn yellow on the tips. Fall is an absolutely gorgeous time of year to get married. Summer crowds are gone and kids are back in school. And, thunderstorms and rain are typically less threatening at this time, but we're in a bit of rainy stretch this year. It's ok, it helps with all the wildfire danger out there in Colorado.

Saddle Ridge Wedding Reception

This unique wedding venue near Vail, Saddle Ridge is in Beaver Creek, and is a stunning inside with lots of wood, historic memorabilia and large chandeliers that create a grand atmosphere to celebrate in style. And, the Beav is definitely the most stylie of all the mountain towns, if I do say so. Escalators bring skiers to the slopes during the winter, where warm cookies await you when you return. It's "not exactly roughing it" and that was the tagline they used for years too because it works. Ask us how we can help you plan an elopement, destination wedding or some other combination of vendors and services in a custom wedding package that we put together especially for you. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

From the bride Laura:Everything went exactly as Sam and I envisioned. the weather was perfect, and being able to have my wedding in beaver creek where I grew up vacationing with my family all my life was magical and held a lot of sentiment. Saddle Ridge has a great elegance and rustic western ambiance which is exactly how i have always envisioned my wedding. All the vendors we worked with were amazing and brought my visions to life.As many do these days, a lot of inspiration was found on pinterest. DIY projects I did were name cards and table cards (which was a lot of fun!) Frances has pictures of those... Also the actual ceremony was very personal as sam and i picked out readings used, songs used, etc and Sam's sister-in-law conducted the ceremony. Sam and I come from interfaith families so having the ceremony outside was very spiritual for us. Aside from all the excellent work and commitment my mother, father, sister and all the vendors put forth to make our wedding day so spectacular, to this day, nothing makes my heart glow more than hearing my new husband say "THAT WAS THE BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE!!"

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Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Laura + Sam: Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at Saddle Ridge | Image: Frances Photography

Photographer:  Frances Photography//DJ: A Great Time DJ//Event Planner: Artisan Events//Makeup Artist: Cos Bar Riverwalk//Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew//Event Venue: Saddle Ridge//Cake Designer: Sugar//Floral Designer: Vintage Magnolia//

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{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

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Most brides come to the Vail Valley or Summit County for a destination wedding in the mountains. For Meg and Ben, this was a local celebration practically in their back yard. Local vendors were very much apart of making their wedding have that local appeal filled with personal details for Vail Valley residents Meg and Ben. The ceremony at The Chapel at Beaver Creek and reception at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail were coordinated beautifully by local wedding planner Christine Ashburn of The Soiree Studio. Other local vendors included Petals & Pours for floral design, Emily Roman for hair, and Ali Cypcar for cupcakes.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

The color palette of navy, white, pale greens, and pale peaches was a lovely complement to the stunning backdrop and rustic venues.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Unique, personal details were incorporated throughout the day; gifts of handkerchiefs embroidered with lace from the bride's Alvina Valenta dress, Meg's baby bonnet carried with her bouquet, and more.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben Beaver Creek Chapel Wedding and Donovan Pavilion Reception in Vail, Colorado

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Even the main course had a local flavor. The dinner of locally raised beef provided by family friends. One of the best personal touches I've seen was the wedding favors, their bulldog's very own brand of Honeymoon Hot Sauce, with Jim (the bulldog) himself on the label with a grass skirt and lei!

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Guests were entertained through the cocktail hour and reception by local bluegrass tunes.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

In true Colorado Style, bride Meg switched out her sapphire Badgley Mischka heels for a pair of Colorado cowboy boots for cocktails and dancing.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Meg + Ben at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Overall, a true Colorado celebration. Congratulations Ben and Meg!

// VENDORS

Photographer:  Tara Low Photography//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion//Caterer:Gourmet Cowboy//Floral Designer: Petals & Pours//Ceremony Location:The Chapel at Beaver Creek//Event Planner: The Soirée Studio// Submitted via Two Bright Lights