Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Rainy Day Wedding at the Keystone Ranch

As with marriage and any relationship, there are more challenging days than others, but that didn't hold back the love in today's post, Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch, with images courtesy of Susannah Storch Photography. The venue set up chairs, guests even had umbrellas, but there comes a time that the cold rain makes it uncomfortable to be outside. Well, if that's the case, make sure you all know when the cut off time will be, who will make the call, and don't hesitate. It takes time to reset the chairs, so you might as well get started sooner rather than later.

Colorado Mountain Wedding Planning

Some venues have on site managers, but they're not day of coordinators, so make sure you have secured a wedding planner, or a lead point bridesmaid and groomsmen that can communicate as the day unfolds. I recommend a planner or day of coordinator at the very least, to not overly stress your bridal party who could be distracted in numerous other ways. The day goes by really fast, and someone needs to be on the ball for making these kinds of calls. As you can see, the decision was made, and the party went off without a hitch. Smiles were had, love was shared and two people were married in the mountains. Rain or shine, the love must go on. Please contact us to learn more.

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

ALBUM STORY

Jason and Katelyn got married at Keystone Ranch in Summit County. Originally, they were going to get hitched at the Ski Tip Lodge (both are wedding venues operated by Keystone Resort), but due to some cold weather/scenery issues, Keystone Resorts did an AMAZING job relocating the wedding at the last minute. AMAZING! And although it rained on the wedding day (no outside first look or wedding ceremony), again, Keystone Resorts did an AMAZING job accommodating last minute changes.

The couple met through the bride's brother. He did not initially want his friend dating his sister, but once the bride and groom met, the brother could not stand in the way!

The couple relocated to San Diego, but held their wedding in Colorado, where they met and fell in love.

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

Katelyn + Jason: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Keystone Ranch | Image: Susannah Storch Photography

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Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Keystone Resort Wedding

The wedding day starts off with a gondola ride so folks can be there for Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort, images courtesy of Black Forest Photography. Once at the top of the mountain, the guests walk to the Keytop Overlook, for an outside ceremony with views of Mt. Baldy, Mt. Guyot, the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the Ten Mile Range and the Continental Divide. Guests may need supplemental oxygen at this point, because if the dramatic mountain ceremony doesn't take their breath away, the lack of oxygen at 11,000 feet just might. Just kidding! Actually, acute altitude sickness is a real thing. Please seek help immediately if someone in your party is experiencing difficulties breathing or doesn't feel right. Health and safety is priority #1.

Alpenglow Stube Reception Dinner

After dinner, and probably before, the guests might be consuming alcohol. I recommend matching one glass of water for every glass of wine, beer, or shot you consume. That, and some good food, and you're ready to party all night. The chefs at the Alpenglow Stube put on a tremendous dinner experience, and a nice touch to end the evening is to send guests home with a blanket, LED glow stick of some kind, as the gondolas are not illuminated. Most cell phones have lights too, so that's always an option.

Thanks for reading, and please contact us if you need help and aren't sure if a planner is needed (if you do, we know the best ones), as some couples just know what they want and don't need a lot of fuss. That's where we come in.

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

ALBUM STORY

Keystone has a very special meaning to Carrie and Mike so they chose it to say their vows. It was a very special family affair with their children as their wedding party. Many tears of joy were shed. What a magnificent setting for a wonderful couple.

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Carrie + Mike: Alpenglow Stube Wedding at the Keystone Ski Resort | Image: Black Forest Photography

Photographer:  Black Forest Photography//Reception Venue:Alpenglow Stube//Event Planner: Distinctive Mountain Events//Musicians:Drew Reges//Floral Designer:Florist-fleur de Liz//Cake Designer: Keystone Resort//Ceremony Location:Keytop Overlook, Keystone Resort//

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Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Keystone Weddings

A classic set of images await you in today's post about Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube, courtesy of Erin L. Taylor Photography. You can sense the experience created by using the gondola twice, once to get to the overlook to be used in the ceremony, and then again to travel to the reception dinner location on North Peak. The Keystone Ski Resort is made up of three mountains, and has numerous venues and locations that are available for weddings.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Colorado

As longtime locals in Summit County, we absolutely understand the attraction of the ski resorts and their on-mountain facilities. Take into consideration that some outdoor locations can be an adventure, as it likes to rain during  the afternoon hours. And, with that rain comes lightning. Talk to venue managers about back up plans for outdoor ceremonies, and I'll be the first one to tell you that it will probably rain at some point during the day. Unless it's a downpour,  I say extend cocktail hour and have your outside ceremony. Otherwise, deal with it, have an indoor ceremony and then sneak outside for some peaks with the awesome clouds that come with those storms. Contact us to learn more.

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Liz (originally from Colorado) and Scott, living in Austin, TX, chose to have their wedding in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado after attending a friends wedding here. They visited several ski resorts looking for the perfect place for their ceremony and reception, but in the WINTER, when it's crazy cold and snowy and leaving them only their imagination as to what it would look like in July. They chose Keystone Ski Resort, which with the jaw dropping views of 3 mountains (Dercum Mountain, North Peak, the Outback), a base of 9,280 feet in elevation and a summit of 12,408 feet, they truly picked the right place to give their Texas guests a taste of what Colorado is all about. Guests took their first gondola to the Keytop Overlook, where the ceremony was held to a backdrop of stellar mountain slope views and then took their 2nd gondola ride to the Alpenglow Stube on top of North Peak at 11,444 feet for a feast by award winning chefs of local ingredients that are found along the Rocky Mountains and to kick off the party.

Fitting right in with the Colorado vibe, Liz and Scott did not want to have a lot of waste and chose to do an eco friendly wedding. They used no paper during their wedding planning or wedding day, the guests received their seating/favors on little packets of herbs that were to be sprinkled on their salads, the table numbers were on potted herbs that were going to be taken home and used by guests of the bride and groom. Liz chose to buy a GORGEOUS repurposed wedding gown which she plans to resell, the bridesmaids and groomsmen wore their own dresses and shoes. The flowers were local DIY bouquets made by the bride, in the bridal bouquet she memorialized her father with a photo of him and tied her parents rings to it (her mother walked her down the aisle)  The Alpenglow Stube restaurant provided dinner, dessert and wedding cake, which was all out of this world!

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Elizabeth + Scott: Keystone Wedding at the Alpenglow Stube | Image: Erin L. Taylor Photography

Photographer:  Erin L. Taylor Photography//Reception Venue:Alpenglow Stube//Caterer:Keystone Resort//Cake Designer: Keystone Resort//Ceremony Location:Keytop Overlook, Keystone Resort//

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