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!!"

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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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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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Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding

The mountain town of Avon is the location for today's post, Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge, with  images courtesy of Urban Safari Photography, Ltd. There are a few towns in the Vail Valley, Vail being the most obvious, but Avon is the town that might be better known as the home of the Beaver Creek Ski Area, a Vail Resorts property. There are a few ski clubs tucked in on the mountain that host weddings, but this venue was located at the base of the ski area. And, for the majority of your guests who have never visited a ski area, Beaver Creek is a high-end experience that puts on a pretty good show during the summer too.

Elope or Plan a Destination Wedding in the Vail Valley

Planning a wedding in these smaller mountain towns isn't easy, so if you'd like some help, then you should check out our custom wedding packages that help you elope to Colorado in the winter, or can go full-service, matching you with a planner and day of coordinator, if requested. You can spend time surfing the web for all of these vendors, or you can work with longtime locals in the Colorado Rockies that have over 1,000 weddings and 20 years of experience. That's why we built this blog, to help you save time and money, while showing off all the fun places in and around the Breckenridge area. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you. Thanks for reading!

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett were married in Avon, Colorado, at the Beaver Creek Lodge this past September. They started their day getting ready in two spacious suites at the lodge. Ashley and her girls sipped on champagne while the Oklahoma football game played on in the background (Ashley is a huge Sooners fan).

Brett, meanwhile, spent the day with his groomsmen playing golf and gifted them classy watches as their groomsmen gifts. Once everyone was ready to roll, we headed up the ski lift to do the first look at the top of a mountain amidst a sparkling grove of aspen trees.

The ceremony, officiated by Big Ed Culver, a very close + dear family friend, took place at a bridge (which doubles as a ski bridge in the winter, which Ashley and Brett thought was a neat tie into their personalities as they are both big skiers) at the base of the mountain on the Beaver Creek Lodge property.

Hanging lanterns dazzled overhead the guests (who were also greeted with champagne and wine) and baby’s breath lined the monogrammed burlap aisle. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect; just a touch of clouds that provided for soft, diffused light.Guests then headed to the cocktail reception, which was followed by a smores bar near the open fire pit on the patio of the Beaver Creek Lodge.

Ashley and Brett went for a soft pink theme for their table décor, accented by hydrangeas, Kiera blush garden roses and more baby’s breath. Small tea light candles lined the tables.The Beaver Creek Lodge, known for its modern art gallery in its building, was transformed with silver drapery. For their reception entertainment, the bride and groom chose a favorite local band, the Foxfield Four to rock out for the guests. At one point, Ashley even took over for their drummer for a portion of a song.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Ashley + Brett: Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Beaver Creek Lodge | Images: Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.

Photographer:  Urban Safari Photography, Ltd.//Cinema and Video:Flat Face Films//Floral Designer:Floretta//Band:Fox Field Four//Caterer: The Beaver Creek Lodge//Dress Designer:Ulla-Maija Couture//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Reception Venue: Beaver Creek Lodge//Makeup Artist: Cassandra Garza Makeup Artist//Cake Designer: Indulge Bakery, Inc.//Event Planner: MAG Events//Hair Stylist:Studio 3//Equipment Rentals: Tablescapes By Design//Invitation Designer:Wedding Paper Divas//

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Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Winter Wedding in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Today's blog post is all about Kate + AJ, a Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin, with images courtesy of Brinton Studios. This is one magical place that arranges transportation for vendors and guests via snowcat and sled. Starry skies in the air, and the crisp crunch of snow underfoot created the atmosphere for guests attending this winter wedding. The ride to the venue alone will have guests talking for months. It's an exclusive ski club on Beaver Creek Mountain, if you're unfamiliar with Beano's.

Vail Valley Elopement, Engagement and Vow Renewals

Ski resorts are really nice for Summer weddings, but the heart of mountain people opt for the adventure wedding. Winter brings on a whole set of planning factors that can be worked out, so let us know if you need help from Colorado mountain locals who can help you plan a fun elopement, engagement, vow renewal or destination wedding in the mountain towns of the Vail Valley. That really includes the areas surrounding too, as this Colorado wedding blog is designed to cover the hard-to-find-info places like huts, yurts, ranches and more. It all takes time, so don't waste any and contact us to learn how we can help you best!

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Wow did we luck out! You never know what personalities will come out on a wedding day, but Kate and AJ were the most laid back and fun couples we have been around in a long time. We hope we can remain friends with these guys for life. Now, if only they lived in Colorado. For now, we will have to settle for drinks after a Rockies and Diamondbacks’ game. Kara with Love this day events and Caitlin with Vintage Magnolia wowed us yet again with their design details. This was the first time we had the pleasure of shooting a candlelit entrance to a evening church ceremony. Absolutely stunning and great idea Kara. As usual, Beano’s Cabin spoiled everyone with a great backdrop and amazing food and Scott, John and Michael from the Scott Rednor band kept everyone dancing all night long. We couldn’t be happier to have been a part of this festive event with such great people and we look forward to seeing the video from the ever fabulous K Hodge Films.

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Kate + AJ: Beaver Creek Wedding at Beano's Cabin | Images: Brinton Studios

Photographer:  Brinton Studios//Reception Venue: Beano's Cabin//Event Designer:Love This Day Events//Floral Designer: Vintage Magnolia//

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Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Beaver Creek, Colorado Lodge and Wedding Venue

If you're into mountainside settings, you're going to love today's post about Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado with images courtesy of JoPhoto. The Vail Valley is full of beautiful lodges and spots that are perfect for mountain nuptials, and Avon and Beaver Creek has its own feel and is different from the scene in Vail Village. You might say that some are fancier than some of the settings in Summit County, and for the right couple, it's the right place.

Vail Valley Wedding Package

If you're looking into the Breckenridge area for your destination wedding, then I strongly urge you to take a few minutes and explore the Vail Valley options. If you're not sure where to even start, but love what you see, then please contact us to learn how we can help you put together a package that works for you. We've been to many of the lodges and venues and know lots of vendors that service these mountain set ups. Ask me about setting you up with a winter getaway where you ski the trees on Grouse Mountain before hopping around the towns and seeing the options. Make your wedding planning fun. Thanks for reading.

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

ALBUM STORY

This is a Colorado wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch! This Beaver Creek wedding in the Colorado mountains is full of natural details and a gorgeous mountain backdrop. Erika and Chris got married on Sept. 6, 2014, on the Skier Bridge Lawn. During the winter, Skier Bridge is covered in snow and thousands of skiers float across it. During the summer and early fall, it serves as a beautiful Beaver Creek wedding ceremony site.

Erik and Chris live in Alabama, and Chris’s family has a winter home in Beaver Creek. This sweet couple often visited Beaver Creek while they were dating, so the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch was the perfect venue for their destination mountain wedding in Colorado!

Erika’s wedding gown was from Neiman-Marcus, hair makeup was by W Salon, and flowers were by Sweet Pea Designs. Calligraphy was by Debi-Lynn and invitations were by Paper Paraphernalia in Knoxville, TN. The live band Raising Cain rocked the reception!

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Erika + Chris: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding at Beaver Creek, Colorado | Image: JoPhoto

Photographer:  JoPhoto//Dress Store: Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon//Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton//Floral Designer: Sweet Pea Designs, Inc.//Event Venue:The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch//Hair Stylist:W Salon//

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{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com Yellow aspen trees, cowboy hats and cowboy boots are all part of this real mountain wedding, featuring Kelly and Ryan's wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Vail and Beaver Creek are two famous ski resorts that offer amazing opportunities for Vail Mountain Weddings in the Vail Valley.

Traditional venues are a great choice in venues that offer varieties of group services and amenities. Reserve a block of rooms at a slopeside lodge and enjoy the best that the mountains have to offer. Be sure to ask about peak season dates and when they might be offering specials or discounted rates.

You can walk the hillsides and see the last wildflowers, while finding the first colors of Fall. Rain showers turn into dustings of snow on the highest peaks and imaginations turn back to winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Ask the locals who work in the hotel where they like to go hiking, and you should be able to find some adventures for the week.

We appreciate all the photographers that have submitted their Colorado Wedding Photography for us to share. If you're a vendor, venue or service provider, click here to see how you can help support this local wedding blog and be a part of the original wedding blog for Summit County. Please contact us to learn more about creating a package that includes everything you need and nothing you don't. Or, if you just need a wedding buddy, we offer by the hour planning services with our vendor partner, Petal and Bean.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

My God. How awesome are those golden aspens?!? I have had many a lunch on the patio at the Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch (for those who are confused, Bachelor Gulch is a connected mountain to the Beaver Creek ski area… it’s part of the same thing) while skiing the bumps, but I regret to say I have never been there in the Summer or Autumn. To see this amazing hotel without it’s customary layer of thick snow and apre skiers was stunning. Anyway… the hotel is completely different in the warm months, and I adore it for weddings. It’s a very large hotel, but it still feels quite intimate and private, somehow. I think “cozy” is the appropriate word. But posh-cozy. It is The Ritz, after all. Let’s not lose sight of that! ; ) But like all good mountain luxury spots, while it may be The Ritz, there’s still a certain laid-back chill to the place. I think it’s just part of the mountain culture as a whole, at least it was when I was a boy growing up in the high country, skiing my weekends away. I don’t care how fancy you think you are, when you’re in the mountains, you just chill a bit. It’s required. Kelly and Ryan’s wedding took full advantage of all these aspects. It was incredibly polished and posh in the details, the ambiance, the style and the planning, but the vibe was definitely one of pure love, joy and celebration. I mean, it was a cowboy wedding, after all. And we all know that cowboys and cowgirls know how to party. And boy howdy, did they ever.

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Kelly + Ryan: Ritz-Carlton at Beaver Creek, Colorado b| Images courtesy of Trystan Photography www.trystanphotograpy.com

Photographer:  Trystan Photography//Event Venue: The Ritz-Carlton//Event Planner: Bella Design & Planning//DJ: Great Time //

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Wedding deck at Beaver Creek, Colorado

After a short chairlift ride up the side of a mountain, your guests will walk a short distance to this sign, where they will follow the signs to an overlook in the Vail Valley that is unmatched for mountain top weddings. Wedding deck at Beaver Creek