A Mountain Wedding in the Vail Valley
Carly & James | Eagle, Colorado
From the couple: From the very first time we visited and soaked in the idyllic scenery, we knew the Vail Valley was where we wanted to get married someday. We could not have dreamed up a place that would give our guests a taste of the Colorado Mountains.
Our mountain boho luxe style was fluid, authentically Colorado and perfectly resonanted with the venue. We chose a large color palette with burgundies, coral, peach, off whites, and navy.
James gave each of his groomsmen personalized cufflinks that fit each groomsman’s personality and interests.
The ceremony was held at The Chapel at Beaver Creek. The colors, ambiance, and intimate nature of the venue made for the most cozy and love-filled room. It was early enough that all the light poured in through the windows perfectly and the cloud cover was minimal. Outside we were surrounded by golden to red aspen, sunshine and fall.
The whole Chapel radiated with joy and we felt blessed to be surrounded with our fabulous friends and family. The Priest sent us off with the most beautiful messages and took us by surprise with his thoughtfulness.
After the ceremony, we had the opportunity to have a little one on one time. We somehow broke into dance, our first dance. I sang to James and we whirled and twirled. It was an incredible moment that allowed us to step back and enjoy our day just as the two of us. It was perfect.
THE GUEST BOOK
Our guest book was a hand-painted tree that now hangs in our livingroom.
We had delicious mountain food, cozy details like blankets for the s’more bar (outside!), a family history wall, cascading florals and just the right amount of white and formal.
We had 3 long farm tables at the front of the room surrounded by circular tables. The head tables had a long Eucalyptus runner and lanterns with flowing flowers. The flower arrangements were ethereal and cascading: a mix of peach roses, white dahlias, burgundy ranuculus, blushing bride portea, pieris japonica, hanging pepper berry, astrania, seeded eucalyptus and burgundy amaranthus. Each accent table had a selection of small vases and varied fall flowers.
Our favorite detail was the custom-labeled beer (The Priestley Pilsner and I Do Brew) we had as our parting favors for guests from Tommyknocker Brewing Co, complete with hand-dipped wax caps!
Take time to be really thoughtful about how you want your day to be. Think of your 5 most important priorities, how you want guests to feel, and what the overarching theme of your wedding is—it can be a loose theme, but have a picture in mind. Secondly, be a bit selfish. Do a few things every month leading up to your wedding for the two of you. Take time to appreciate the process and definitely take time ON your wedding day to enjoy yourself and your company. This moment will never happen again, do regret not being perfectly present. Similarly, don’t get caught up in any drama, actions of others, things that go wrong or the unexpected. Put blinders on and keep the end goal in mind: you are one step closer to spending the rest of your life with the love of your world!
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer: Elevate Photography | Floral Designer: Petals of Provence | Linens, dance floor and chairs: Alpine Party Rentals | Wedding Gown: Daughters of Simone from Anna Bé | DJ/Photo Booth: Hampton Entertainment | Venue: Frost Creek Golf Course
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