From the couple, Sarah & Chris: Our wedding was focused on joining our families together, since we have kids from prior relationships, we wanted an intimate and personal ceremony. We wanted the day focused on our small family rather than trying to entertain guests.
We live in Colorado and wanted a setting that represented the beauty of Colorado. Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park had the mountain views we wanted. The National Park Service was very helpful and easy to work with. They were able to recommend times and dates and we highly recommend a National Park as a venue option.
Nathan with Dreamtime Images was an outstanding photographer. He knew the area very well and helped recommend best day of the week/time of day to avoid the spring showers and crowds. We are extremely glad we were able to book him and highly recommend him. We look back at our pictures and are able to remember a wonderful day as it happened.
We are glad we did the wedding we wanted instead of trying to meet other people’s expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the process of planning since we focused on what fit our personalities and what we wanted. It will be different for every couple, but we do think it is important to see your wedding as a celebration of your marriage and an enjoyable beginning rather than an event focused on guests.
From the photographer, Ellen Ashton Photography: This gorgeous setting on top of Mount Scott created the perfect atmosphere for a sweet, precious and romantic engagement session. It’s so easy to see through the photographs that Callie and Justin are totally in love. This session reminds me of the song that says, “ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley, ain’t no river wide enough baby”.
Brad proposed to Jennifer in the mountains of Colorado. The two immediately went to Vail, a town very special to them, to celebrate the grand occasion. When it came time to pick the location for their wedding, they could think of no better place to gather all of their friends and family than Vail, Colorado. They wanted a special place to celebrate with their loved ones that was accessible, but far enough to allow for a full weekend getaway. They chose a beautiful October weekend for their nuptials and celebration.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: True North Photography | Event Planner: I Do | Floral Designer: Petals & Pours | Invitation Designer: Four 13 Designs | Handmade Goods Designer: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Band: RoeHouse Entertainment | Reception: Sonnenalp Hotel | Ceremony: Vail Interfaith Chapel | Dress Designer: Ines di Santo | Bridesmaid Dresses: JLM Couture | Men’s Attire: Generation Tux
From the bride: We live in Los Angeles, but I’m from Colorado, and a mountain girl at heart. For our wedding, we wanted to be surrounded by the mountains and be able to smell the pine trees. We also wanted our day to be classy and elegant with a color palette of blush, cream, and rose gold.
Let Love Grow was a theme for the wedding. We want our love to always be growing, so we incorporated it in many ways throughout the wedding such as a tree planting ceremony within the ceremony and potted succulents for the escort cards.
I wanted a dress that was different and I loved the idea of having a light blush dress. I didn’t think I would like the style of my dress (I thought I’d go with a mermaid style), but the moment I tried it on, I knew it was the perfect combination of classic yet unique.
Get organized. Create a very detailed day-of schedule, stay on top of your guest list, finalize your seating chart and make escort cards. These things will make all the difference. You’ll be less stressed on the day and your guests will have a better time at your wedding. Hire a day-of coordinator so you can pass all this along and just enjoy your big day.
The Colorado Wedding Team
Photographer: Trystan Photography | Ceremony Decor: Newberry Brothers | Cake: Gateaux Bakery | Dress Store: Luv Bridal | Makeup Artist: Allison Beach | Hair Stylist: Brittani Estes Hair | Venue: Sanctuary Golf Course