From the bride, Carey: Paul and I really wanted our wedding day to be about us and our love for each other. We’re both very introverted and planning a wedding ourselves was very stressful at times. We wanted to share our big day with family and friends because they mean so much to us, but we had to keep reminding ourselves throughout the whole process that it wasn’t about them and it wasn’t about making anyone else happy but us.
A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

WHY OURAY, COLORADO
Ouray was a special spot for both of us separately before we even started dating – I liked the hot springs and Paul loves to ice climb. I said Ouray was one of my favorite spots in my Match.com profile and he totally picked up on that. It was one of our bonding moments. Since being together we have traveled to Ouray regularly and have decided we really want to move there someday. We are currently in the process of trying to figure out how to make that work, sooner rather than later. We almost instantly agreed that it’s where we should get married. It’s such a gorgeous little mountain town and we really wanted to share it with our family and friends.

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

THE FIRST LOOK
The first look was so special and important for us. It allowed us to take a breath, recenter and refocus on each other, and have a really profound and beautiful moment just the two of us, before heading into the blissful revelry of the wedding.

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, ColoradoA Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Driving away together as man and wife – best 25 minutes on the road ever!

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

MY ADVICE
Have fun and make it about YOU and nobody else. Don’t stress the small stuff, but do as much as you can upfront so you don’t have to run around like crazy people on the days leading up to the wedding.

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

RECOMMENDED WEDDING VENDORS: Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography  //  Floral Designer: Dahlia Floral  //  Hair Stylist: Salon Envy  //  Venue: Secret Garden

Save

Save

Save

Save

From the bride, Ingrid: We always dreamed of a wedding in the outdoors in a majestic setting. We wanted the overall look to be simple, modern, organic, elegant and relaxed. We wanted our wedding colors to match the surroundings, the aspens leaves were the inspiration for the green, the mountain lodge for the brown and my dress for the ivory.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Deer Valley means a lot to us since my husband worked there as a ski instructor and I learned how to ski on the slopes of Deer Valley. We chose the Silver Lake Lodge the first day we went looking for venues. We fell in love with the lodge and the surroundings!

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

We did photos before the ceremony and it was one of the best decisions we made since we didn’t miss a minute of the reception and we got one of my favorite pictures at the top of the mountain in the chairlift.  

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

My favorite moment of the day was walking down the aisle after we got married, it was magical!

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

We danced a choreographed Tango as our first dance.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

My advice: Invest in a good dance floor! Don’t buy expensive shoes, they ‘ll get ruined. Plan the photos you want to take before hand. Stick to the timelines and try to get a good rest the night before.

Simple, Modern, Relaxed & Organic Wedding at Deer Valley Resort, Utah

THE VENDOR TEAM
Luxe Mountain Venue, Catering, and Cake: Silver Lake Lodge at DEER VALLEY RESORT {more info}  // Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography  //  Floral Designer: Roots  //  Linens and Coverings: Wildflower Linens 

Save

From the bride, Mia:
We are from the city and LOVE everything about Flagstaff. Having the mountains and snow as the backdrop for our dream wedding was more then we could have asked for. Our wedding day was by far the most beautiful setting we could have ever imagined.
TangledLilac03 TangledLilac04 TangledLilac05 TangledLilac06 TangledLilac07

TangledLilac01 TangledLilac08 TangledLilac09 TangledLilac10 TangledLilac12 TangledLilac13 TangledLilac14 TangledLilac15 TangledLilac16My advice: Hire a wedding planner!  Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. Our planner handled everything!

TangledLilac17

Mia’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Event Planner: Kim Duncan, KD Event Designs  //  Photographer: Tangled Lilac Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Course  //  Floral Designer: Bliss Extraordinary Floral  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Alita Graham //  Makeup Artist: Northern AZ Glam Squad

Save

Save