From the bride, Jole: Our wedding was beyond my wildest dreams. Everything felt like it was sprinkled with glitter, completely magical & unreal. Like my fairy godmother waved her wand and all my dreams came true- it sounds so cheesy but it’s true!

We made the cutest unicorn headbands for the flower girls.

I had so many favorite moments, but I will never forget walking through the meadow with my precious dad and feeling the love all around us.

Stephen had a similar favorite memory, “Seeing Jole for the first time in her dress as she was walking down the aisle with her dad is something I will never forget. Jole was literally the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.”

Stephen was the most precious, handsome, happiest, brightest, shining light waiting for me at the end of the aisle. I couldn’t wait to squeeze him and tell him I loved him and to say “YES”!!

My grandpa married us!

For each place setting, my dad made cutting boards.

The Wedding Team

Photographer: Dev Khalsa Photography  |  Venue: Galena Lodge  |  Floral Designer: Tara Bella Flowers

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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.

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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.  

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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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From the bride, Meghan: We knew we wanted to be married in the mountains of Colorado.  When we were trying to decide where in the mountains to get married, we thought about how much we loved the dinner we had the previous winter at Beano’s Cabin. We wanted to recreate one of our best dining experiences for our family and friends so, we chose Beano’s as our wedding venue. It was perfect!

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Wildflowers were the only thing of color that I really wanted people to remember. I didn’t want people to leave and say, “Oh, that was a nice pink wedding.”  I made a point to use natural materials and mostly neutral colors for everything, but the flowers.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade DetailsI handmade hangers for my bridesmaids so they would be surprised to see their dresses.  A special day, a special dress, a special hanger!

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

My bridesmaids ended up wearing blush, lavender, and porcelain blue. I let them choose their own dresses and those were the colors they desired. After the girls chose their dress colors, I decided to accent the groomsmen with coordinating colors.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade DetailsI gifted my nice with her first pearl necklace. She wore this during the ceremony and will get lots of use out of it dressing up in the future. I also had a handkerchief made for her with a sentimental message to mark the memory of her being my flower girl.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

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Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I made individual tissues in a bag stamped “Happy Tears” to place used tissues in during the ceremony. I also created a crossword puzzle with details of our relationship. I printed this on the back of the ceremony program for people to have something to do before the ceremony started.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I think my favorite memory was when I reached the aisle with my dad and I looked at James for the first time. When I saw him I just collapsed in a wave of emotion. What a powerful thing to be standing at the end of an aisle, looking at the man who has asked you to be his wife.

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I made the table numbers out of wine bottles. I used photos from our many travels to customize the bottles and provided a story detailing why that location is important to us.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I had conversation cards on every table. This was special to us because we used these conversation cards on our second date and we also answer one card every morning over breakfast. We also thought it would help get the conversation going among the dinner tables.

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At the end of the night, everyone took an assortment of blank greeting cards home with them. My mother made the 300 cards using her own artwork.

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Meghan’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: IN Photography  //  Venue: Beano’s Cabin   //  Day of Coordinator: Love This Day Events  //  Florist: Bouquets Denver  //  Cake: Mountain Flour  //  Bride’s Gown: Katy May from a & be bridal  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor

Honeymoon Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This was a surprise destination for me. My husband planned the whole thing and simply told me to pack for warm weather. What a great surprise!

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From the bride, Carley:
We choose a mountain wedding because Jared and I both grew up in Colorado and have a strong connection to the outdoors. Passion for the mountains has been a part of both our lives from a young age and we couldn’t think of a better place to join our two lives together.

Becky Young Photography BeckyYoung0102 BeckyYoung0103 BeckyYoung0104The iris was my grandfather’s favorite flower and passion- he had an entire yard of them so we included purple iris in all of the bouquets and table arrangements. I felt like a piece of him was with me as I walked down the aisle.

Details-1167We played non-traditional ceremony music, blue grass! We wanted to make sure the ceremony reflected us, and blue grass was a great representation of that.  We also did a stone blessing: we placed a stone that we had collected form our favorite locations on everyone’s chair during the ceremony and asked them to give a blessing or wish to use. We collected them at the end and now have a beautiful glass container in our home with the stones. 

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BeckyYoung0105 BeckyYoung0110Looking back, I couldn’t imagine a better day- we were surrounded by our closest friends and family all gathered to celebrate this monumental life event! I have never felt so much love in one room, I felt truly blessed. 

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Carly & Jared‘s
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Venue & Caterer: Timber Ridge, Keystone Resort  //  Photographer: Becky Young Photography  //  Flowers: Petal and Bean  //  DJ: Great Time DJ’s  //  Videographer: Larisa Graham Videography  //  Hair & Makeup: Weemala Hair and Makeup

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