A Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding in Vail
From the bride, Jennifer: 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.
Natty Michelle Paperie created our custom hand drawn wedding maps.
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.
Looking out at our friends and family in the chapel. It was overwhelming and amazing all at once to feel their love and support.
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.
A few deer joined our outdoor cocktail hour, which was an unexpected, fun moment.
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.
Table décor included long seeded eucalyptus garlands interspersed with white florals, candles and antlers.
We named our tables named after Vail ski trails.
I can still picture our first dance and the father/daughter dance perfectly when I hear the songs played.
My advice: Enjoy every second – it flies by!
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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