Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Rivers and Mountains and an Outdoor Ceremony

Today's post is all about Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho with images courtesy of Cimbalik Photography. We took a bit of a short break for Thanksgiving, and for mountain people who live in resort towns, that means working through the holiday and then taking your break AFTER the true holiday! So, we're a few days behind on posting this, but I'm sure you were busy with friends and family, and perhaps starting to talk about a destination wedding with an outdoor ceremony near mountains and rivers. You could choose Idaho, as this blog shows, and is a beautiful setting. And, that's why decided to share this one with you, because of its unique mountain setting.

Destination Weddings in the Mountains

You won't find a big red barn like this in Breck, so if this is your thing, then you better go with a destination event in Idaho. Otherwise, if the Colorado Rocky Mountains are your thing, then that's where we come in. We're actually getting contacted by quite a few couples right now, and some are asking if they can subtract or add some things from some of our advertised wedding packages. Yes, is the answer. We put those up as examples, and then we go in and figure out what works best for each couple. Please contact us to learn more, and thanks for stopping by and checking out this blog!

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

This beautiful riverside wedding took place on a pristine fall day in the beautiful, picturesque mountains of McCall, Idaho. The amount of love that was floating around was quite indescribable. There was so much love between Stephanie and Chris as well as everyone's love for the couple. It was one of those weddings that you simply felt honored to have a part in. Stephanie and Chris are such a great couple. They paid so much attention to every detail of their wedding. Kim Carley from Cypress Events did a wonderful job coordinating the event! From the emotional first look on the bridge, to the crazy dancing and divine late night munchies from Horsewood Catering, this wedding was everything you would want your wedding to be. Brimming with love, laughter and fun!

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Stephanie + Chris: Riverside Ranch Wedding in Idaho | Image: Cimbalik Photography

Photographer:  Cimbalik Photography//Event Venue: McCall Riverside Ranch//DJ: 5INGULAR ENTERTAINMENT//Event Planner: Cypress Events//Caterer: Horsewood Catering//Other: IDoWED//Other: IDoWED McCall//Hair Stylist: Shawna Hines//Bakery: Stevi Raff Cake Design//

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Alison + Aaron: Fall Breckenridge Wedding at the Lodge and Spa

Fall Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today's post is all about Alison + Aaron: Fall Breckenridge Wedding at the Lodge and Spa with images courtesy of Timothy Faust Photography. We have worked with Tim over the years when we owned Petal and Bean, and it's no surprise to find his images on our blog. He does great work, and we're happy to share these images with you. You won't be disappointed in your images if you get to work with Tim. And, he's a Breck local, so he knows the best spots to catch the light around town. That's the beauty of working with locals. But, any good photographer will be able to anticipate light and make the best of what situation and setting they're in. That's what makes them professional. Ask us about creating a package with Tim or another local Summit County photographer.

Destination Wedding Venue: Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge is found along the old railway, Boreas Pass, and overlooks the Blue River valley. It has one of the largest decks around, and it's perfect for outdoor ceremonies. And, if it's blustery out, you can always opt to have the ceremony inside. Panoramic views await you if you choose this spot as your venue. But, if this one is already booked, and you're looking for another, then please contact us to create a custom package, where we'll guide you on the best spot that will suit your wants and needs. Thanks for stopping by, and checking out our blog!

ALBUM STORY

I have known Alison for almost ten years. She had worked for the American Cancer Society which I volunteered to photograph their Hope on the Slopes Fundraiser in Breckenridge, Colorado for several years. I was delighted when she asked me to photographer her wedding this year. Alison and Aaron had a beautiful fall wedding on the back deck of the Lodge at Breckenridge overlooking the Ten Mile Range and Bald mountain. It was a gorgeous place for all the guests to watch the sunset from.

Photographer:  Timothy Faust Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Calvin Klein //Dress Designer:Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses//Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse//Bridesmaid Dresses:Nordstrom's //Bakery:City Market//Invitation Designer: Nina Skaggs Design//Dress Store:The Little White Dress Bridal Shop//DJ: Standing Room Only//Officiant: Summit Celebrant//Floral Designer:Whole Foods Market//Event Venue:The Lodge at Breckenridge//

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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//

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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!!"

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

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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Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Winter Wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado

Today's post is all about Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree with images courtesy of  Katie Keighin Photography. It's in the thick of the hottest days in Breck right now, and will be cooling off soon. In about one month is when the golden trees typically peak. The aspen trees brilliant color last for a few weeks and then make way for the white gold that the mountain resorts of Summit County are known for. Then, you can plan a romantic winter wedding, elopement or vow renewal with the magic of snow everywhere. The crisp air is a faint memory at this exact moment, as the garden flowers are still blooming and summer adventures are still being planned. But, time goes by fast, and if you need help, as you don't have enough time to do all the research, then we can set you up with a custom wedding package that will solve a lot of your problems. We'll even figure out if you need a full-fledged planner or day of coordinator on site. Some do, but not everyone does.

Double Tree Wedding Reception Venue in Breck

Just a short walk or even shorter drive from downtown Breck, the DoubleTree is on the lower slopes of Peak 9. The Beaver Run chairlift is across the street, as well as the Quiksilver six pack. Peak 10 is right there, and during the summer you have access to the ski area road and Burro Trail. Not many venues in Breckenridge can provide this kind of location, nestled right in between the ski area and historic district that is filled with shops and restaurants. This venue has a shuttle that transports guests around, but it is walkable. The church is in the historic area too, so it's all pretty close together. It still helps to have someone on hand with the bigger parties, as in this feature. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you best. Thanks for stopping by!

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Kelsey and Matt met at an ugly sweater Christmas party in 2011. Kelsey is from Nashville, TN and Matt is from Ann Arbor, MI. In 2011, Kelsey was living in Birmingham, AL working at her first job out of college. During that time, Matt was working on his PHD at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While studying at Vanderbilt, Matt joined a baseball league and met one of Kelsey's good friends. Christmas of 2011, Kelsey traveled home to Nashville and was invited that friends ugly sweater Christmas party. Kelsey and Matt met at this party and became instant friends.

At one point in the evening Matt borrowed Kelsey's phone and recorded over 2 hours of funny videos. Kelsey and Matt went on to be friends for almost a year, when Kelsey moved back home to Nashville for a different job. A group of friends invited both Matt and Kelsey on a group camping trip at a local lake and they hit it off. Later that month, they had their first kiss at a bar on Music Row in Nashville and have basically been together ever since. One of the guys that hosted the party where they met was a groomsmen in their wedding.

Two years later Kelsey and Matt had purchased a house in Nashville and had two dogs, a maltipoo that Kelsey had since college and a retriever mix they rescued together. Kelsey was out running errands early on a Sunday and when she came home, their dogs came running down the staircase with little signs around their necks. One of them said "will you marry dad" and the other said "say yes".

When Kelsey got to the top of the staircase, Matt was down on one knee. He asked Kelsey if she would marry him and of course, she said yes. Matt was so nervous that he couldn't stand back up and Kelsey had to kneel down herself to help him get the ring on her finger. Matt and Kelsey now have three dogs and recently relocated from Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO.

Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography
Kelsey + Matt: Breckenridge Winter Wedding at the Double Tree | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Photographer:  Katie Keighin Photography //Dress Designer:Allure//Event Planner: As You Wish Events//Shoes: Badgley Mischka//Etsy Designer:BetterOffWed- Cake Toppers//Veils and headpieces:BlancaVeils//Cake Designer: Blue Moon Bakery//Invitation Designer: Darby Cards//Event Venue:DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge //Ceremony Location:Father Dyer United Methodist Church//Musicians:Happy Couple Duo//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Kenneth Cole//Beauty: Majestic Mountain Beauty//Dress Designer:Mori Lee//Floral Designer: Petal and Bean//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Tie Bar//

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Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Fall Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in the Vail Valley

Today's post is all about Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club with images by Katie Keighin Photography. The weather gods cooperated with beautiful weather before a clear tent awaited at the venue. You never know what's going to happen, so I'm glad to see that the day went smooth, and I'm able to share them with you today. It looks simple enough, but you know that there was plenty of thought and effort going into those moments on the hillside. From the chairs to the hair, there are details that take time. And, how much time do you have? Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you work with vendors you find on our blog and help you find those that you'll be needing later on.

Vail Racquet Club Colorado Wedding Reception

Big venues are absolutely great for convenience and packages that include room, food and lodging. Vail and Beaver Creek have lots of options for upscale lodging and venues, and we've planned destination weddings for those areas, and we love the Vail Valley. Most know Vail for its back bowls and epic skiing, but it's an absolute summer paradise that's filled with wildflowers, creeks and trails begging to be explored. Take the gondola up and ride or walk down. Or, ride it back down and head to the village to explore the shops and have a nice lunch in one of the many restaurants. We appreciate all the photographers sharing their images with us, and we look forward to sharing more soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

We met as clueless college kids working at a local bar on campus. We were friends for a while at first, and we didn't really hit it off until we went on a Halloween party bus with all of our coworkers. Shaun told his buddy he was going to marry Kat after that party bus.Fast forward a few years of graduations, long distance, and steady dating and we moved in together in a tiny studio in Denver Colorado. It was our first time living together and apart from all of our family and friends. After 3 years of dating, Shaun made the decision to move their relationship forward. He planned an engagement and an engagement party with Kat's friends while keeping it all a secret from her. Shaun proposed to Kat while on a hike in Golden Colorado, and completely took her by surprise. A few weeks later all of our friends came out for an engagement ski party in Vail and we had the most amazing time celebrating with our favorite people. We couldn't imagine getting married without our closest friends and family standing there with us, which is how we ended up with 12 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen. We may have had the largest wedding party in the world, but it was well worth it. Our wedding day was honestly the greatest day of our lives, and we couldn't be more grateful for this adventure we've been on for the last 4+ years together.

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Katherine + Shaun: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Racquet Club | Image: Katie Keighin Photography

Photographer:  Katie Keighin Photography //DJ:A Great Time DJs, Inc.//Equipment Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals//Cinema and Video:Ampersand Family //Dress Store: Blue Bridal Boutique//Bakery:DBar//Bakery:DBar//Bridesmaid Dresses:Donna Morgan//Second Shooter:Jessica Alventosa Photography //Ring Designer:John Atencio//Jewelry:Josephs Jewelers//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men's Warehouse//Apparel:Pretty Plum Sugar//Reception Venue: Vail Racquet Club//

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Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Winter Park, Colorado Destination Wedding

Today's post is all about Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot with images courtesy of Corrie B Photography LLC, submitted via Two Bright Lights. Most of you probably have heard of having a destination wedding in Breckenridge or Vail, but Winter Park is another great choice for mountain resort nuptials. It's an awesome mountain to explore during the winter, and an exciting location for Rocky Mountain romance.

Colorado Mountain Towns and Ski Resorts

Some weddings happen in the valley or base areas of the ski resorts. Other times, couples can choose to have guests transported via gondola or chairlift to a mid-mountain or top of mountain venue or location. Just be aware of potential weather impacts on that transportation. What I mean is that the Breckenridge gondola and chairlifts will stop running when lightning is present. Discuss the different scenarios of delays and anything that could affect a timeline you create. With enough foresight and planning, contingency plans will be on standby, ready for action if need be. That's where having a day-of coordinator or full-on wedding planner on hand. We know individuals and companies with experience and integrity, so if you need pairing with one of those, we can create a custom wedding package that includes whatever kind of wedding planning help you'll need. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana and Derrick picked the most beautiful spot for their Winter Park weekend wedding last summer. The air was cool up on the mountain for the morning, but warmer down below. By the time the ceremony began, the sun was out warming the guests and creating a most delightful experience. The Lodge at Sunspot is not only a warm safe haven in the winter to grab a cup of hot cocoa after a long skiing run, but it turns out to be an amazing wedding venue in the summer as well.I had the honor of playing with Juliana and Derrick all day long. They decided on a “First Look” which made for a fun and relaxed day where we could get all the shots they wanted, and then some!

That’s every photographer’s dream. We rode the ski lift up to the beautiful landing earlier in the day for some special moments and alone time for Juliana and Derrick. It was so fun to see all the decorations and details before everyone got up there. These two clearly enjoy life. They had smiles all day long!When we got to the top of the mountain, Juliana and Derrick began to explore all their hard work set up and ready for the ceremony. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Juliana’s Grandmother made their Chuppah and Derrick made the stand.

Inside the Lodge at Sunspot, every detail was covered by the amazing staff. I had the honor of working with Laura Pearson the day of the wedding. I, hands down, would recommend her in a heartbeat for any bride wanting to enjoy their day and have not a care in the world. Laura had everything under control and was by far the most helpful person to my and my assistant the entire day.

These two love birds brought their dogs to join in on the photos who were dressed to the nines. They loving pups cuddled right into their mama, which she didn’t blink to having them sit with her and her dress. That’s what I love about Juliana and Derrick. Easy going.The Ketubah that Juliana and Derrick signed was absolutely beautiful. I have a particular affinity to this artwork. Trees have always been a piece of my life, and this couple is so lucky to have this stunning piece of art hang in their home. I also love Juliana's unique wedding band. It was made by Derrick's father, which I think is so sweet and special.

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Juliana + Derrick: Winter Park Wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot | Image: Corrie B Photography LLC

Photographer:  Corrie B Photography LLC//Dress Designer:Essense of Australia//Event Venue: The Lodge at Sunspot, Winter Park Resort//Floral Designer: Wisteria Flower Shop//

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