A Colorado Wedding With Rocky Mountain Views

Leia & Sam  |  Estes Park, Colorado


From the bride…

We knew we wanted a view of the mountains for our wedding so finding the Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse for the ceremony and reception was absolutely perfect. We didn’t need to do a lot of decorating because the amazing venues were already so naturally perfect.


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Wedding Kiss in the Mountains

Sweetheart table



Sam is a welder so when we got engaged, I knew that I wanted him to weld roses that would be our centerpieces. We decided to place the roses in growlers (since we love going to breweries and trying beers).



Welded roses in beer growlers



Our favorite part of our wedding day was spending time with friends and family, on and off the dance floor. I love going dancing, so having hours of dancing with your closest friends and family; nothing is better than that!


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I do kiss with a mountain backdrop



Photographer: Taylor Nicole Photography  / Second Photographer: 831 Photography
Ceremony Venue: Black Canyon Inn Weddings
Reception Venue:  Twin Owls Steak House
Floral Designer: A Florae
Dress Designer- Stella York from Dora Grace
Hair & Makeup: Cici at WedLocks Bridal Hair & Makeup



A Boho Mountain Wedding in Telluride

Matty & Alexis | June 21st


From the bride… We wanted our day to mimic the elements in Colorado. There were lots of wildflowers, lavender, dreamcatchers, and subtle earthy tones throughout.


Ski Resort Mountain Wedding in Telluride, Colorado



I found a kimono by Rish Atelier that became the inspiration for the entire day. I went with a simple dress by Alexandra Grecco to the compliment the beautiful Israeli lace. The bridesmaids chose their own dresses. Their color and fabrics all flowed together perfectly, one champagne, one navy, one pale blue with a mix of silk and lace.


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Prior to the ceremony, we shared our private vows on the beautiful valley floor Telluride we took pictures with our bridal party at the ceremony site beforehand to help facilitate moving right into enjoying cocktail hour with our friends and family immediately following the ceremony.



Private vows on the beautiful valley floor of Telluride, Colorado

The private vows witnessed by only the photographers and our dog Wall-E was a moment we will never forget. It was simply amazing.


Private vows on the beautiful valley floor of Telluride, Colorado


Matty’s brother officiated the ceremony and all three of us had a hand in writing a ceremony that was specifically unique to us as a couple. It was laid back, romantic, and fun.


Ski Resort Mountain Wedding in Telluride, Colorado



At the cocktail hour, we rode horses and the guests also took turns riding and taking photos with the horses. This was very special to see and experience in such a beautiful location.


Bride & Groom on horseback after the ceremony in Telluride, CO



Guests were guided to the tables by looking at their names written on tattered paper hanging on the handmade flowing dreamcatchers. Pendleton blankets were strewn about the deck for both looks and warmth at night.


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Our guestbook was a snowboard from Never Summer with artwork by the brother of the groom/officiant.


Custom made snowboard guestbook

Cake display by Fig & Bloom cakes, Telluride CO



Our band kept the entire party dancing well into the night. Everyone continues to compliment us on the beautiful and moving personally crafted ceremony, the horses, the food, and the music!


Evening kiss in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado


I highly recommend utilizing at least a day of planner.

While making decisions in the planning process it’s so important to remember there are no “rules” and whatever works for you and makes you and your partner feel excited and happy about the day is exactly how you should do it!

On the day of, take a moment to stop, breathe and take in all the love and beauty that’s surrounding you with your new partner, family, and friends.

Ski Resort Mountain Wedding in Telluride, Colorado




Photographer: Ben Eng Photography | Event Planner: Telluride Unveiled | Floral Designer: Dahlia floral | Venue & Caterer: Gorrono Ranch | Hair Stylist: Megan Keever Hair | Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco | Band: Jonny Mogambo Band | Cake Designer: Fig & Bloom Cakes

A Floral-Filled Farm Wedding in Asheville

Lacey & Torsten  |  July 14th


From the bride… Torsten and I chose to wed at a farm venue nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, NC. We selected this venue as a semi-destination wedding so that our friends and family from all over would have a fun place to travel to and experience together.


Flower bouquet from Flourish Flower Farm



I chose a beautifully detailed dress with floral-inspired lace appliques and a flowing tulle skirt. It was both romantic and whimsical to fit in with my overall vision.


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Bridesmaids | A Floral-Filled Farm Wedding in Asheville


From the moment we stepped on the property we fell in love with The Farm. The mountains, horses, beautiful rows of flowers, combined with a rustic-elegant feel made this the perfect venue for us. We loved that the farm specialized in farm-to-table cuisine using the freshest ingredients from their gardens and local farmers. Our beverages were from a curated list of local craft beers and ciders from Asheville otherwise known as “beer city.”

A Floral-Filled Farm Wedding in Asheville


We kept our decor fairly simple and incorporated a lot of florals into our overall design. One of my favorite pieces of the day was the custom Mountain Laurel archway created by Flourish Flower Farm to frame the aisle of our ceremony. The archway was draped with the most beautiful flowers- it took my breath away! Many of our guests enjoyed taking photos under the archway.


Ceremony with Mountain laurel arch

Crying with Dad before walking down the asile


Like most little girls, I have always dreamed of the day my Dad would walk me down the aisle. My dad was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2015. Prior to the wedding, we had to have the hard discussion of what we would do if my Dad was unable to walk me. I am blessed to say that my Dad walked me down the aisle to hand me off to my wonderful husband. This was by far the most special moment of my wedding day that I will never stop reliving.


Walking with dad down the aisle


We centered our wedding ceremony around our Christian faith and included a rustic barn wood cross in the backdrop. My first cousin once removed served as our wedding officiant, just as she did for my Mom and Dad’s wedding! It was so special to have her be a part of our wedding day.


Ceremony vows at the Farm, Asheville, NC

Just married at the Farm, Asheville, NC


We made DIY lavender filled bags for guests to shower on us as we made our way down the aisle after the ceremony.  The meaning of lavender is love and devotion, and when given as a gift, represents luck and the promise of a new adventure. I can think of no other greater adventure than marriage!


A Floral-Filled Farm Wedding in Asheville


One of my favorite things about our wedding was that there was something for every personality to enjoy. Our guests played corn-hole, giant Jenga, enjoyed the farm animals, sat outside under the stars, and danced the night away with the band.




A Floral-Filled Farm Wedding in Asheville


Allow yourself to go with the flow and be okay with the fact that things won’t go exactly as planned. Most of all, take a deep breath, and enjoy your magical day surrounded by your closest family and friends!


Farm fresh flower bouquet & cake


Photographer: Jessi Nichols Photography | Venue: The Farm | Floral Designer: Flourish Flower Farm  |  Dress Store: Bridals by Jodi | Musicians: Sam Hill Entertainment |  Hair & Makeup: Rose Glow Beauty


An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Telluride

Maggie & Brett |  September 22nd


From the couple: We looked at a lot of places all over Colorado… but when we saw the Schmid Ranch, we immediately fell in love with it! The views at the upper ranch are breathtaking and on top of that, you can see the 14er in the distance where the proposal was! But not only was it great views, the ranch offered what really no other venues we visited could… a lot of time and flexibility with what we wanted to do! We really wanted to be able to camp with our friends and family and truly be able to celebrate without feeling rushed — the ranch allowed us to spend an entire weekend with our friends and family, not just a handful of hours like most places.

The flip side to having a wide-open ranch with endless possibilities is that there is a good amount of planning needed, so that was all us… who are we kidding, Maggie was the master planner! If it was cool and had a unique vibe, we wanted to make it happen.


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We wrote our own vows and Maggie was thinking about saying them for months before and thought about them nearly all day before the ceremony. Brett also thought endlessly about the vows… all day before the ceremony too… the only difference is Maggie was the smart one who wrote them down!



The main venue tent was clear so you could see the full moon and stars at night and the DJ lights rocked to the wee hours! We also set up an area were anyone who wanted to rough the elements and camp with us could, but we also had glamping tents and shower tents set up to keep a touch of those modern comforts. Our flowers were potted flowers friends and family grew for our wedding day.



First, get married in a place that you will look forward to going back to on your anniversary, it should be a special place you want to go back to. Second, have fun at your wedding… do a quick math exercise… the number of minutes you have at your venue… minus all the time you are just with your bridal party… and divide that by the number of guests you have… you only get a handful of minutes with everyone if you are lucky! Eat quick and say a quick hello and thank you, then go enjoy the day! And third, spend money for a good photographer! Weddings are expensive and there are a lot of ways to get creative with costs, but don’t do it here!



Photographer: Ben Eng Photography |  Apparel: The Bespoke Edge  |  Tent: Colorado Party Rentals  | Caterer: La Cocina de Luz  |  DJ: Colorado Wedding Productions |  Venue: Schmid Family Ranch


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A Perfect Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding

Meredith & Kirby  |  October 14, 2017


From the bride: Kirby and I met in Boone, NC while we attended Appalachian State University. He worked at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club while in college and I fell in love with the venue when we attended another friend’s wedding at the Club. When it came time to plan our wedding, we knew the Blue Ridge Mountain Club would be the perfect location for us.


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All the flowers and my beautiful bouquet.


Ceremony aisle - Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding, North Carolina


We had floral arragements set on wood stick pedestals and two large wooden wine barrels with lush floral arrangements that framed the mountain backdrop.


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The weather had been foggy all week, but just before our 4:30 pm ceremony, the fog rolled out and we were left with a beautiful brightly colored backdrop of fall mountain leaves and flowers.



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My favorite memory was my husband making me laugh right as I said, “I do” when he gave me his “do you really though?” face that he always gives me.


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We had koozies with our wedding hashtag was #HerMcDreamyIsAMcSherry because I love Grey’s Anatomy just a little too much.


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I am originally from New Orleans so I did a traditional cake pull with my bridesmaids and a few friends.


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Don’t let people talk you out of what you really want for your big day.


A Perfect Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding



Photographer: Jean Moree Photography  |  Venue: Blue Ridge Mountain Club (Watson Gap Pavilion)  |  Event Design, Flowers, Caterer, Rentals & Linens: Grouse Moor Catering | Cake: Hallmark Cakes | Wedding Gown Designer: WTOO Agatha by Watters | Hair: Kasey Touchon | Makeup: Beautiful Brides | DJ: Pete Welter Entertainment | Guest Lodging: Green Park Inn | Officiant: Michael Gragg | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Men’s Wear: New York Bride and Groom



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A Romantic Destination Wedding in Estes Park

Erin & Adam  |  Estes Park, Colorado


From the bride: It was the second marriage for both of us so we wanted a destination wedding. We didn’t want to do the typical beach wedding and since my husband is outdoorsy we decided a mountain wedding would be perfect. I looked up locations and fell in love the Estes Park, Colorado.



My style is very classic and Adam’s is more rustic.  We chose a color palette of rose gold, blush, soft peach and mint/sage green and added lace and natural elements.


The Rocky Mountain views is why we picked the Black Canyon Inn. My favorite ceremony memory was walking down the aisle and seeing my husband standing there.




Our first dance, outside in the rain.



My favorite detail was our cake topper, You’re my Person.


Enjoy the day, it goes by so fast.


Ceremony Site & Lodging: Black Canyon Inn  |  Reception Site: Bristlecone Inn  |  Photographer: Ashley Rae Photography  |  Flowers: A Florae  |  Caterer: Jubilee Catering  |  Officiant: Wed for Good  |  Hair & Makeup: 5280 Divine Beauty





A Celestial Inspired Mountain Wedding in Vail

From the Magazine:  Chelsea & Wyn

It was written in the stars. This pretty mountain wedding combines Chelsea’s background in astrophysics and all things stars with Wyn’s love for distilling. Details included a constellation themed seating chart and table numbers, custom star chart chargers, and a telescope hour after dinner to view Saturn.



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Photographer: Ali & Garrett
Event Planner: Kelly Karli Events
Flowers: Eden Flowers Vail
Cake: The Noshery
Venue: Piney River Ranch
Wedding Gown Designer: Romona Keveza from Felice Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup & Hair

A Fun Colorado Wedding at Evergreen Lake House

From the bride, Mahala: We met at a mutual friend’s Halloween party. Then we met again at Vail closing day and started dating shortly after. Zach proposed in Portugal. We hiked and rock climbed down to a private beach. We had a little picnic and Zach got down on one knee and popped the question!

My dad and I walked down the aisle to “Fool in Love” by Lord Huron because we love the song and it was April Fool’s Day.

We loved having our dog with us for photos.

The Wedding Team

Venue: Evergreen Lake House. Beautiful and convenient mountain location!
Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography. Amazing! The pictures turned out perfect.
Caterer: Fresh Tracks Catering  |  Wedding Gown Designer: Calle Blanche |  Groom’s Attire: J.Crew  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang