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A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding

Jennifer & Peter  |  August 1st  |  Vail, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted the wedding to feel upscale while keeping in touch with the Colorado mountain setting.  We created a mountain logo that incorporated our initials, which was used on our welcome bags, cocktail napkins, the reception dinner menu, escort cards, etc. We also customized the menu to utilize as much local food as possible to keep with the Colorado feel. We chose a color palette of white, peach and grey.

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Natty Michelle Paperie created our custom hand drawn wedding maps.

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A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

We lit a unity candle during our ceremony.  We enjoyed the symbolism of our two families coming together.  My parents used the same candle on their wedding day, which made it even more special.

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Looking out at our friends and family in the chapel.  It was overwhelming and amazing all at once to feel their love and support.

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My favorite detail was our signature cocktail, the “Southside.”  This is our favorite drink to share in the groom’s hometown of Oyster Bay, NY and it brought a little bit of the east coast to the mountains.

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 A few deer joined our outdoor cocktail hour, which was an unexpected, fun moment.

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My mom and I created the escort cards.  They were in the shape of lift tickets with our mountain logo. We hung them from metal tags on a chic yet rustic wooden board. 

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A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Table décor included long seeded eucalyptus garlands interspersed with white florals, candles and antlers.  

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We named our tables named after Vail ski trails. A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

I can still picture our first dance and the father/daughter dance perfectly when I hear the songs played.

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My advice: Enjoy every second – it flies by! A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Jennifer’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Brinton Studios  //  Event Planner: Kelly Karli Weddings  //  Floral Designer: A Secret Garden  // Wedding Gown Designer: Rivini from Kleinfeld  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo   //  Hair: Jill Suarez, About Hair  //  Makeup Artist: Laura Anzalone, Soul Spa Studio //  Band: Tunisia  //   Cake: Mountain Cupcakes   //   Guest Lodging: The Sonnenalp   //  Venue: The 10th

Honeymoon Location: French Polynesia

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Romance by the River

Deanne & Sean  |  May 30th  | Coloma, California

We adore the many details from this intimate destination wedding in the heart of the California Gold Country.  We especially love the soft gray and pale yellow color palette, the groom’s fly fishing boutonniere and the adorable pup with his bright white bowtie collar and paw cuffs.

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Photographer: Brianna Noelle Photography   //  Bakery: Ikedas   //  Floral Designer: Placerville Flowers on Main  //   Rentals: America’s Party Rental  //  Venue: Coloma Resort

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A Destination Wedding in Park City

Amelia & Tommy   |   July 27th

From the bride: For us, this was a destination wedding, but it was also a destination wedding for all of our guests, most of whom had never even visited Utah before. That being said, we wanted our wedding to feel like not only celebrating our love,  but also be an experience for everyone. A chance to really get to fall in love with the mountains, much the same that we had. Having delicious food and drink offerings was also really important to us, and the Canyons truly practice the farm-to-table concept that we love.

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We had a full Catholic mass for our ceremony at St. Mary’s Old Town Chapel.

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Our guests took a private gondola from the base of the mountain, while sipping champagne, up to 8,000 feet.  All while traveling through the peaks of the mountains to get to the reception.

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 We had our dinner under a tent and then had bistro lights hung in the middle of the grassy-space so that we could dance the night away under the stars in the mountains.

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Looking back, not only was the setting a dream, but getting to have our family and the best of friends was one of the most powerful feelings I am sure we will ever experience.

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Amelia’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Logan Walker Photography , a Pepper Nix Photographer  //  Event Planner: Harvest Moon Events  //  Reception Venue & Caterer: Red Pines Lodge, The Canyons Resort  //  Floral Designer: Every Blooming Thing  //   Ceremony: St. Mary’s Old Town Chapel  //  Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka  //  Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J. Crew //  Hair and Makeup: Lunatic Fringe

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