Yellow aspen trees, cowboy hats and cowboy boots are all part of this real mountain wedding, featuring Kelly and Ryan's wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Vail and Beaver Creek are two famous ski resorts that offer amazing opportunities for Vail Mountain Weddings in the Vail Valley.
Traditional venues are a great choice in venues that offer varieties of group services and amenities. Reserve a block of rooms at a slopeside lodge and enjoy the best that the mountains have to offer. Be sure to ask about peak season dates and when they might be offering specials or discounted rates.
You can walk the hillsides and see the last wildflowers, while finding the first colors of Fall. Rain showers turn into dustings of snow on the highest peaks and imaginations turn back to winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Ask the locals who work in the hotel where they like to go hiking, and you should be able to find some adventures for the week.
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My God. How awesome are those golden aspens?!? I have had many a lunch on the patio at the Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch (for those who are confused, Bachelor Gulch is a connected mountain to the Beaver Creek ski area… it’s part of the same thing) while skiing the bumps, but I regret to say I have never been there in the Summer or Autumn. To see this amazing hotel without it’s customary layer of thick snow and apre skiers was stunning. Anyway… the hotel is completely different in the warm months, and I adore it for weddings. It’s a very large hotel, but it still feels quite intimate and private, somehow. I think “cozy” is the appropriate word. But posh-cozy. It is The Ritz, after all. Let’s not lose sight of that! ; ) But like all good mountain luxury spots, while it may be The Ritz, there’s still a certain laid-back chill to the place. I think it’s just part of the mountain culture as a whole, at least it was when I was a boy growing up in the high country, skiing my weekends away. I don’t care how fancy you think you are, when you’re in the mountains, you just chill a bit. It’s required. Kelly and Ryan’s wedding took full advantage of all these aspects. It was incredibly polished and posh in the details, the ambiance, the style and the planning, but the vibe was definitely one of pure love, joy and celebration. I mean, it was a cowboy wedding, after all. And we all know that cowboys and cowgirls know how to party. And boy howdy, did they ever.