Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail

Today's post is all about Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado with images courtesy of TMDexter Photography. The fall colors are in full effect right now, and if you are planning a fall wedding elopement, you can still have these kinds of photos on your big day. We're working with a couple right now, putting together an Independence Pass wedding for a family out of the Roaring Fork Valley and Aspen area. It's been a lot of fun seeing all the summer weddings, but there's just something about fall and the hillsides exploding with color. Wildflowers are just too small to see at a distance, unless you have big patches, in which case, they're spectacular. I've written posts before regarding wildflower hikes near Breck, so click here to check it out and make a plan for next summer.

Beaver Creek and Vail Weddings

We're also busy planning a winter wedding in the Beaver Creek area of the Vail Valley. It's quite the creative process to bring out each couple's personal style into an event that is unique to them. That's why this blog is here, to inspire you for your Colorado mountain wedding, and if you need help, we can put together some details that you don't need to waste time doing if you're spinning your wheels because you don't anything about the area. It also takes time to sort through all the various websites and screen vendors. We recommend only the people we think would do the best job for you. We know lots of vendors and venues, and if we have the answer to your problem, we're here to help you figure it out and create a custom wedding package that's everything you need and nothing you don't. Please contact us to learn more, and thanks for reading!

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Andrew and I met while both in Los Angeles: he, having formerly pursued the acting life, and I, busy dancing professionally. Our mutual artistic friend thought we should meet because we were both on the way to New York City: Andrew for graduate school, and I for my dreams of dancing on the Great White Way. We met on Andrew’s last day in LA at his going away party and clicked immediately. Not only were we coming from the same place and going to the same place, but we had also been attending the same mega-church for months! We definitely caught each other’s attention, and that was only the beginning... Nine months later…our engagement story took place in Washington D.C., where Andrew and I had gone for the weekend after nine months of dating in New York. When we first got out of the car, we came to a fountain where I made a secret wish that we would get engaged. He had planned a romantic day to commemorate our milestone: lunch on the harbor, kayaking on the river, and the fourth of July fireworks! After the fireworks, we arrived back at the hotel where champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries were waiting. I thought the special treatment was in celebration of our nine month occasion, but, before I knew it, he was on his knee telling me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. It was a dream—and a wish—come true!

I had always wanted an outdoor fall wedding in Colorado with the beautiful colors of the aspen trees turning. Since we had begun our romance in October and met for our first date by the pumpkins, I knew that I wanted to incorporate that into our theme. We arranged our wedding to be in the fall in the Rocky Mountains, and it could not have been more gorgeous! I decided to use individual mini pumpkins for each place setting and purchased a load of them, spray painting the tops gold to match our colors. As part of the centerpieces for our seven guest tables, I designed seven picture descriptions to match the different destinations from our love story: LA, New York, etc. As guests were assigned to seating at their respective cities (tables), they had a chance to see a picture of us in that specific place with words about how it played into our story as a couple. We also spent time designing our invitations and programs and cake to feature the aspen leaf, and the guest book, pen, and ring pillow I found tied into our theme of leaves and fall colors as well. Our cake had the letters A & M written in fondant to make a special stamp with our initials. Not only did everyone love the aesthetic design of our cake, but we chose a fall flavor of “Pumpkin Cardamom Cake with Caramel and Cream Cheese Frosting” that was enjoyed by all. Many were also touched by a slideshow that Andrew put together with the photos from our courtship that was played during at the end of the toasts. Finally, as finishing favor for our guests, I had assembled packages of s’more ingredients for “S’more love from the bride and groom” to take with them. Personalizing our wedding took some extra thought and time, but it was definitely worth the effort to make it our own—and all the more special.

My favorite part of the wedding was standing at the altar between the golden aspens and having the peace that we had finally arrived at our wedding day. As we stood, hand in hand, the pastor delivered his message and the sun streamed through the trees, perfectly shining God’s glory and illuminating the joy in our hearts to be together forever.

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Megan + Andrew: Fall Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: TMDexter Photography

Photographer:  TMDexter Photography//Caterer: Caterers of Vail//Design and Decor:Colorado Tents and Events//DJ:DJ D'Amico//Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion//Invitation Designer:Minted.com//Floral Designer: Petals & Pours//Hair Stylist:Posh Salon//Dress Store: RK Bridal//Dress Designer:Stella York//Cake Designer:Sugar Breck//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Vail, Colorado Chapel Wedding

Today's post is all about Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion with images courtesy of cmp studios. The Vail Interfaith Chapel is near the heart of Vail and was the location for the ceremony in this Vail Wedding. Trees and Mountains surround the chapel and a short distance away is the second stage for this gathering of family and friends. A drive down the frontage road and you'll find a park with the bike path nearby, a multi-purpose facility with a firepit and Gore Creek in the backyard. This is location for Donovan Pavilion.

Vail Wedding Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion

Huge windows face the southern slopes in the Vail Valley, but large trees provide shade and you have an outdoor space out the backdoor that is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Provided it doesn't rain, of course. Which, in the mountains, happens quite often. I'll be the first to tell you that afternoon showers are pretty regular in late afternoon, usually right around the time for ceremonies and pre-dinner cocktails. So, delay it if you can, or go for it and dry off by dancing with your closest loved ones. Ask us how we can help you plan an elopement or destination wedding in Vail, Beaver Creek or the Eagle-Vail region.

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Ryan and Sarah were married in the Vail Interfaith Chapel in the Mountains of Colorado. Living in DC now, this was their dream destination wedding.

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Sarah + Ryan: Vail, Colorado Wedding at Donovan Pavilion | Image: cmp studios

Photographer:  cmp studios//Event Venue: Vail Interfaith Chapel//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Vail, Colorado Wedding

Today's post is all about Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado with images courtesy of Danna Frost Photography. A mountaintop first-look created stunning photos as the wind blew the veil behind the bride. The couple then descended to the valley floor to hold an outdoor ceremony on the west end of Vail, at Donovan Pavilion. These images were submitted via Two Bright Lights, and we thank everyone who has submitted thus far. We are well into next year's content calendar as of right now, and love when you use the hashtag #breckweddings on Instagram and tag us.

Donovan Pavilion - Vail Valley Wedding Venue

There's a bike path and Gore Creek that runs behind this unique location. A kid's park is right next door and it's a pretty quiet section of town, compared to the hustle and bustle of the village base area. If you're planning a summer gathering, you can hike, bike and explore the Vail Valley and surrounding area during the week. Ask us how we can help you make the most of your time and money with a custom wedding package with quality vendors and services that are just right for you. If you're not sure if you need a planner, then please contact us to discuss. We know the best in the business and can help you decide whether you really need one or not. Thanks for stopping by!

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne and Ryan got married in Vail, CO at the Donovan Pavilion. Before the ceremony we did a first look and all the pictures at the top of Vail. It felt as if we were on top of the world.

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Marianne + Ryan: Donovan Pavilion Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: Danna Frost Photography

Photographer:  Danna Frost Photography//Event Planner: A Touch of Bliss Events//Other: Colorado Party Rentals//DJ:DJ D'Amico//Hair Stylist: Model Mayham//Bakery:Mountain Cupcakes//Caterer: Taste 5 Catering//Floral Designer: Vintage Magnolia//Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

Let me explain to you a little about the two Vail Valley wedding venues used in the celebration for Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado, with images courtesy of  Tara Low Photography, submitted via Two Bright Lights (we are an editorial partner with 2BL). Just west of Vail is the Town of Avon, and the home of the Beaver Creek Ski Resort. There you can find the Beaver Creek Chapel, where the wedding ceremony was held. Then, guests took and a short drive and headed back to Vail's Donovan Pavilion for the reception. Thre's also the Vail Interfaith Chapel, but these locations book quickly on weekends, so please contact us if you're trying to put together a destination wedding experience from afar.

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

At first this might look like a destination wedding, but for Vail Valley couple Meg and Ben, it was an elegant local celebration filled with personal details, and showcasing the work of talented area vendors. 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. The day was one of those warm, bluebird, absolutely PERFECT early fall days in the Vail Valley, when the aspens were just barely changing. The color palette of navy, white, pale greens, and pale peaches was a lovely complement to the stunning backdrop and rustic venues. This bride and groom - and their family and friends - were a joy to photograph. 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 the dinner of locally raised beef provided by family friends. One of my favorite touches was the favors, their bulldog pup's very own brand of Honeymoon Hot Sauce, with Jim himself on the label with a grass skirt and lei! Guests were entertained through the cocktail hour and reception by local bluegrass tunes. In true Colorado Style, bride Meg switched out her sapphire Badgley Mischka heels for a pair of Colorado cowboy boots for cocktails and dancing. Overall, a true Colorado celebration. Congratulations Ben and Meg! Cheers to livin' the good life!

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

Meg + Ben at Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado | Tara Low Photography

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

{ 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

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Michelle + Tripp at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

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Today we have a wedding from Carrie Butler Photography in gorgeous Vail, Colorado. Michelle and Tripp's wedding day was just at the peak of golden Fall colors in Vail at the Donovan Pavilion, a gorgeous and public venue next to a river and a park.

The bridal party stayed at the Vail Cascade where they relaxed, enjoyed the bar and got ready for their event. Most of the first look and portraits were taken at the hotel before the wedding ceremony and reception which were held within walking distance of the wedding venue.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Look at that gorgeous golden backdrop! There is no place like Colorado in the fall! The Aspen trees just glow.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Who doesn't love bundt cake? Especially MINI bundt cakes!

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

 // VENDORS

Photographer: Carrie Butler Photography

Second Shooter: Elevation Photography

Floral Design: The Garden Path Co.

Event Venue: Vail Cascade Hotel

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

>>Click here to get photographer Carrie Butler's take of the wedding

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