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An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

From the bride, Jenna: For our wedding, we wanted the feel of the mountains with a touch of formality. Anthony and I spend almost every weekend up in Vail from November-April skiing, so the mountains have been a huge part of our relationship.
An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Anthony put a TON of work into the tandem bike that was at our wedding. It was originally his uncle’s bike….it has a 1950’s French motor on it and Anthony took it over, completely restored it. He painted it our wedding colors, put on new seats, handlebars, basket, etc. Bikes were a big focal point of our wedding. We had it standing outside of our ceremony

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We bought 75 pashminas for the guests in case the weather was chilly. We tied a cute burlap ribbon around them, put them in a wooden cart, and wrote “to have and to hold in case you get cold” on a chalkboard.

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Reading our vows to one another was amazing!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver CreekOur seating chart was map of vail. Each table was named after our favorite runs on the mountain.

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Each table setting had “we met our match” matches, a bicycle bottle opener that said “let the adventure begin”, and personalized M&Ms.

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RECEPTION DECOR
We wanted to go with an “eclectic” look…alternating between tall vs short; boxy vs round on each of the tables as far as the flowers and candles went. We didn’t want any of the table centerpieces to be the same and super matchy matchy. We set a romantic mood with dimmed lights and real candles, which was gorgeous.

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The floral “swings” above the tables were breathtaking!

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We had a Cuban cigar roller that hand rolled cigars for our guests. Our guest book was an old door we had people sign. We have since hung the door up in our new house and will have our favorite wedding photo blown up and put in the center.

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

The reception was SO. Much. Fun!!!! We had a live band, and they were absolutely incredible. The dance floor was packed the entire night!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

We had an ice cream bar with milkshakes, so yummy!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

Our late night snacks were sliders & truffle fries….such a big hit! An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

LOOKING BACK, I wish I would have spent the week leading up to the wedding really soaking it all in. I was so busy running errands and finalizing last minute details that I was a little stressed when people starting coming into town.

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

ADVICE: ENJOY THE PROCESS! It will be stressful at times, but soak it all in because it only happens once! Have date nights with your fiancé and really work together to make it the most amazing event!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Allie Gravel of Elevate Photography // Event Planner: Banks and Leaf  //  Event Design: Amora Group //  Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers // Venue, Lodging & Caterer: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek // Band: Raising Cain (PHENOMENAL!!!!!) // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Videographer: DaCosta Films // Wedding Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau – “Sailor” from Anna Bé // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Men’s Wear: Suit Supply, Cherry Creek // Hair & Makeup: Megan Cary Artistry

Honeymoon Location: Thailand for 15 days! (amazing!)

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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.

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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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.

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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. 

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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.

A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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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A Modern Mountain Wedding in Vail

Lindsay & Tim  |  September 6th  |  Vail, Colorado

From the bride:  Tim and I grew up skiing and snowboarding, hiking and camping in the mountains. We have always loved the mountains and knew we had to get married surrounded by the place that truly felt like home. The rustic, yet elegant feel that you get when you are in the Colorado Mountains is like nothing anyone can explain.

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We really  wanted our wedding to express our love for the mountains as well as our personalities.

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The sun was shining and there was not even a cloud in the sky when I walked down the aisle to “Here comes the Sun” by the Beatles. It was truly the most magical day to get married. 

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We truly felt like we were on top of the world!

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For the décor, we wanted the mountain modern feel expressed with touches of the clean white Aspens and bright yellow and grey patterns. We also thought that the mint green of the succulents brought out the little extra touch of modern that we loved!

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All of our signs were made from real aspen trees. We used a wood burner to personalize each detail including the bride and groom drinks, guest book, favors, and our “Mr. and Mrs.” Chair signs.

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The Jewish Horah was truly memorable and being tossed in chairs by our family and friends is something we both will never forget!

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We made our favors for each of our guests. We had a Lindsay spice and a Tim spice. Each one was personalized with a note with cooking ideas. They turned out wonderful and had a spice of love to them!

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One of my most memorable moments was sitting with our wedding party next to the fire pit realizing how lucky we are to be surrounded by the most amazing family and friends on a perfect day!

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My advice: Do not be afraid to make your dream wedding come true and always remember the reason why you are getting married.

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 Lindsay’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Event Planner: Revel + BloomI can’t really say enough wonderful things about Ashley and continue to rant and rave about her to everyone! We were so lucky to find Ashley who helped us bring our vision for our perfect wedding to life. Working with someone who loves their job and loves working with you will always make the experience enjoyable. Ashley and the whole team and R+B made the day everything it could be and more for us!

Photographer: Brinton Studios. CR and Tiffany are truly amazing photographers and people. From the moment we met them we wanted to be their best friends and you can tell they are good people inside and out. The photos they captured of our wedding are beyond beautiful and represent the moments we will remember for the rest of our lives. We would recommend Brinton Studios to everyone and anyone!

Florist: Sweet Pea Flowers. I was always one of those girls who knew flowers were going to be important for my wedding. Sweet Pea Flowers captured every little detail that we wanted for our flowers and more. Lizzie and Lisa are such genuine and sweet people to work with and the flowers were beyond beautiful. They brought our floral visions to life with love and passion and they continued to always exceed our expectations.

Ceremony Site: Vail Wedding Deck  //  Reception Site: Donovan Pavilion  //  Event Design: Pink Monkey Solutions  // Caterer: Footers Catering //  Cake: The Bundt Shoppe  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Justin Alexander  from The Bridal Collection //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm  //  Men’s Wear: Ralph Lauren  //  Band: Jonny Mogambo Band  //  Videographer: Pure Cinematography //  Photo Booth: Shutterbooth //  Guest Lodging: The Arrabelle at Vail // Invitations: Minted

Honeymoon Location: Thailand

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