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 + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Winter Engagement in Vail, Colorado

Today's post is all about Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village with images courtesy of amanda.matilda.photography. This Colorado couple call the Rocky Mountains home and wanted to have the backdrop of the European-inspired Vail Village. The pedestrian-friendly area sits near the base of the slopes and is easily accessed via I-70. So, if you're considering a romantic winter getaway to the high country, Vail is hard to beat. Beaver Creek is another beautiful place to spend some time while in the Vail Valley.

Snowy Colorado Weddings and Elopement Packages

Please contact us to find out how we can help you best, as we just secured two more packages recently, one for Independence Pass near Aspen, and another in Beaver Creek. We've been all over these mountains and towns and know the best venues and vendors, and we'll help you create a custom wedding or elopement package that's all you need, and nothing you don't. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Living in a nearby town, Laura and Sean visit Vail Village frequently. As we wandered the gorgeous, European-esque streets, it was fun to listen to the stories of their adventures there. They'll be getting married in the fall in the Midwest near family, but they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their home in the mountains and the love they've found here!

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Photographer:  amanda.matilda.photography//Other Location:Vail Village//

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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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Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Piney River Ranch Styled Shoot

Today's post is all about Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail with images courtesy of Elizabeth Cryan Photography. This story is part of a lot of people's childhood memories, so it's no surprise that it was finally turned into a theme for a styled shoot. And Piney River Ranch is a raw and wild place that fits perfectly for the story. I am so happy to share it with you, so if you enjoy it too, please share it with someone else who will get a kick out of seeing this as a wedding theme!

Vail, Colorado Wedding & Event Venue

Last week's post was a real wedding at this off-the-beaten-path event venue, so click here if you missed it. Summer is in full swing in the mountains, and that's when Piney can shine in all its glory. You see, if you're not familiar, this venue becomes inaccessible during the winter months. Please contact us to learn more about Piney and other possibilities for a destination wedding in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. And if small and intimate is more your style, we're helping a lot of couples elope to Breckenridge and Summit County for romantic getaways. We are the romance specialists for the Rocky Mountains, so please click here to let us know all about your ideas and how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Each season we discover unique clients that enjoy expressing themselves through their wedding day. As wedding professionals we often dream of how we would describe ourselves in a unique way to show future clients that we can work with them to get outside the typical wedding box. We love taking something seemingly so ordinary and turning it into an extraordinary experience. This is where our idea for a Where the Wild Things Are photoshoot began.

We wanted to take a childhood story we all know and love and find a way to turn it into a love story. One you could center your wedding on, pulling out layers of details that make the touching words and details of the book carry throughout.

We wanted to incorporate many of these scenes from the book, as well as pull in lines from the story to tuck into each scene. From Max’s bedroom growing into the world all around him, to him sailing to some far off land to find his wild thing.

Max is made king and makes his wild thing his queen. Their entire day is spent in the wilderness, embracing the beautiful scenery around them. Layering in details of leathers and fur, hinting that the wild things are close by.

From the wild picked florals to the hair and bark and feather details in our cake. We cared the beautiful and playful details throughout this wedding. Ending our day of extraordinary adventure with a wild rumpus. And as Max and his bride awake to find they have returned home, they realized they were where someone loved them the most.

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Photographer:  Elizabeth Cryan Photography//Dress Designer:D'Lola Couture//Cinema and Video: 4th Kind Entertainment//Invitation Designer: Anthologie Press//Jewelry: Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design//Floral Designer: Bella Calla//Apparel:Brackish Bowties //Model:Garrett Kidd//Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes//Event Planner: MAG Events//Model:Olivia Ritchie//Veils and headpieces: Opam inc//: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//Makeup Artist: The Parlour Fort Collins//

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Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Today's post is all about Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch with images courtesy of Kara Pearson Photography. I'd like to thank all our photographers who submitted via Two Bright Lights and those who've shared images from weddings we've worked on this past year. Thanks for being patient with us sharing them all. There's just not enough time during the week to get it all done! So, in the meantime, feel free to share relevant and helpful links to wedding planning resources for brides and grooms thinking of what they need for their destination wedding or elopement. Tag us on Facebook or send us a message via our business page. But, the best way to get started is to share some of your ideas with us and contact us to figure out if we are a good fit for what you're needing help with. We can suggest planners and day of coordinators that we've worked with in the past twenty years of doing weddings in Summit County, Colorado and the Vail Valley.

Vail Summer Wedding Venue: Piney River Ranch

Piney River Ranch is down a dusty dirt road that ends in a magnificent mountain valley that is rugged and picturesque. The lake is used by paddle boarders, canoe paddlers and fisherman. Hiking trails traverse the sides to high alpine valleys above. The basecamp for this wedding is in a set of Rustic lodges and cabins. Limited overnight availability means some of your more refined guests will return to Vail proper by evening's end to a hotel, home rental or whatever is more polished than the ranch's casual feel. A couple of tipis and cabins will do just fine for those wanting to look at a star-filled sky over the Gore Range where this venue sits. A fairytale setting for an adventurous couple wanting to get married off the beaten path. Ask us about the weddings we've worked here, and if this is too rustic for you, we know of a few other choice spots. Talk to you soon. Thanks for reading!

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda and Ryan chose Piney River Ranch as the setting of their wedding. The idyllic mountain setting with a lake smack dab in the middle is worth the bumpy dirt road drive. Friends helped them get the space, decor and flowers ready the morning of the ceremony. A bridesmaid did Amanda's hair and makeup.The first time Ryan saw Amanda was as she walked down the aisle. A friend married them in front of family and friends. Long picnic tables created a friendly dinner atmosphere before toasts and dancing started. The night ended with s'mores around a fire. This was truly a DIY wedding.

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Amanda + Ryan: Vail Wedding at Piney River Ranch | Image: Kara Pearson Photography

Photographer:  Kara Pearson Photography//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//

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Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Beaver Creek, Colorado Summer Wedding

Today's post is all about Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt with images courtesy of Photography by Jewels. If you would consider Vail is the classic, then Beaver Creek is the hidden gem. Nestled right next to mountain majestic, Vail is huge and a skier's paradise. Beaver Creek is one of my favorites because it has steeps and large aspen trees to ski through. Now, imagine these mountain meccas as a summer playground. The back bowls hold single track that crosses millions of wildflowers. Same for the Beav. A quiet hill, almost all to yourself, but with adventure still. choose to hike or bike and explore these mountains as a possible destination wedding location. Or, for your elopement or vow renewal.

Romantic Destinations in the Rocky Mountains

You see, Colorado mountain towns are built with lots of amenities for our worldly-travelers. We know and understand that it's a central spot for folks from both coasts to fly in from and travel to the mountains in under two hours from Denver International Airport (most days, peak travel times and holidays will always see longer travel times). You could probably figure it all out on your own, or you could hire a full-fledged planner to help you. Sometimes you don't want either of those choices, and that's where we come in. We help you a little or a lot, and you can start by checking out our packages as a starting point for a conversation. Then, we customize to your personal couple style and preferences. We know that one size does not fit all. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you plan the dream wedding you've been wanting.

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon & Dan met in the military and wanted a perfect Colorado mountain wedding. They got just that with perfect weather in Beaver Creek, a stunning backdrop for their day. The Park Hyatt was decorated and lit impeccably, and even though some of the details didn't go quite as they had planned, you would never know it by looking at the pictures. We took full advantage of the setting and lighting and the day ran so smoothly, you'd think it had been rehearsed for months.

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Shannon + Dan: Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding at the Park Hyatt| Image: Photography by Jewels

Photographer:  Photography by Jewels//DJ: Elite DJ Entertainment//Hair Stylist:Hair & Makeup by Jewels Gray//Reception Venue: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek//Floral Designer: Petals & Pours//Dress Store: The Bridal Collection//Ceremony Location:The Chapel at Beaver Creek//

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Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Mountain Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Today's post is titled, Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado with images courtesy of cmp studios. These pictures are great, but the experience is hard to capture in still images. From the downtown Vail area guests start their adventure wedding experience by traveling down a dirt road for quite a few miles. I forget exactly how many it is, but it's over five. That's ok, because the scenery and backcountry setting will calm your guests down as they begin to immerse themselves in nature.

When you finally arrive at the venue, it's a majestic mountain lake and rugged ridgeline create a wonderful natural backdrop. It really is a heaven on earth. Trails go around the lake and continue deep into the Gore Range, where Lord Gore led lavish hunting trips in search of local game. But, that's another story.

Piney River Ranch Ceremony and Reception Venue

You'll even find a few teepees and cabins for a select crew of guests, probably your bridal party and groomsmen, to stay the night. Guests needing modern amenities and services can board a return trip with arranged transportation. Cell service is hard to come by in the mountains, but that's ok, but your guests will want to savor every moment while in this private valley setting.

You might even find yourself returning to enjoy the activities at the Piney River Ranch sometime. You can Stand Up Paddleboard or canoe on the lake, ride horses and go hiking. Please contact us to learn more about planning a wedding in the Vail Valley area. Beaver Creek, Avon and Minturn are nearby local towns that should be included when spending time in the valley. Thanks for reading!

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie and Jesse were married on a fall day at the stunning Piney River Ranch outside Vail, Colorado.

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Julie + Jesse: Piney River Ranch Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Image: cmp studios

Photographer:  cmp studios//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//

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