2015: An Amazing Year in Review

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What a year 2015 was! We had 20 weddings between April and December, and had the absolute pleasure of celebrating with couples from across the country. We had the honor of planning the first same-sex wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel, sent a bride down an aisle built over the Four Seasons pool, and even made it down to Denver for a gorgeous celebration at the Botanic Gardens. We couldn’t keep all the love (or the gorgeous details!) to ourselves, so join us for a trip down memory lane!

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We kicked off the season with Franchesca and Augustin’s wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, where the couple wed on the patio at Spago before heading into the ballroom for a killer dance party.

Photography: Jeff Brummett Visuals || Venue, Catering & Cake: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch || Invitations: Vera Wang || Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Ceremony Music: Madison King || Reception Entertainment: Greatime DJs

In June, Laura and Michael had a beautifully classic wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel and Country Club of the Rockies. We loved the mountain-modern combination of white blooms and metallic accents!

Photography: Cara Leonard Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek || Reception Venue & Catering: Country Club of the Rockies || Invitations: Embossed Graphics || Hair: cKaceeGo || Makeup: Glo Makeup || Florist: Vintage Magnolia || Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Groove Nation

For Courtney and Bryan, we transformed the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton into a glamorous champagne-hued bash for an intimate crowd. The only thing that shone more than the glow of candlelight? Courtney’s jaw-dropping gown!

Photography: The Carrs Photography || Venue & Catering: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Hair: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Makeup: Facade || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Cake: Indulge Bakery || Ceremony Music: Columbine Entertainment || Reception Music: Greatime DJs || Decor & Rentals: Design Works

 

The next day, Kirin and Will gathered friends and family at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. The punchy colors and relaxed vibe were perfect for their on-mountain wedding. 

Photography: Newell Jones and Jones || Venue: Breckenridge Nordic Center || Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors ||Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Catering: Ridge Street Kitchen || Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Kinetix

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For Amanda and Blaine’s July 4th wedding, half of our team took over TenMile Station. A little rain couldn’t stop the festivities, which incorporated elements of Blaine’s Native American heritage, all capped off by Breck’s annual firework show!

Photography: From the Hip Photo || Venue & Catering: TenMile Station || Hair & Makeup: The Parlour || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop |Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Greatime DJs

Meanwhile, the rest of our team was in Vail for Jennifer and Ryan’s celebration at Cucina Rustica. The cozy restaurant atmosphere was perfect for the intimate crowd, who headed out onto Vail Mountain to catch the fireworks once dancing was done.

Photography: Marianne Brown Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Vail Interfaith Chapel || Reception Venue & Catering: Cucina Rustica || Florist: Eden Flowers || Cake: The Lodge at Vail || Entertainment: Jonny Mogambo Band

In July, we headed up Gondola One in Vail to The Tenth for Katie and Brett’s gorgeous contemporary wedding. Their floral altar perfectly framed the mountain views, and the evening was capped off with an absolutely mouthwatering dessert table.

Photography: Kara Pearson Photography || Venue & Catering: The Tenth || Invitations: Engage Paperie || Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Greatime DJs || Videography: Larisa Graham

For Jennifer and Drew, the call of the mountains was hard to resist, so up to TenMile station we went! They incorporated traditions from around the world, putting a truly personal spin on their celebration.

Photography: Jason+Gina || Venue & Catering: TenMile Station |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair |Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Cake: Blue Moon Bakery || Ceremony Musician: Michael Lancaster |Entertainment: Greatime DJs || Videography: Elegant Productions

We love having the chance to work with locals, especially when the bride and groom’s love story is anchored here in Summit County. Tiana and Jared wed at the bride’s family’s home (after pictures where they had their first date and got engaged!).

Photography: Sarah Gudeman for La Brisa Photography ||  Hair & Makeup: Chopping Block || Florist: Petal & Bean || Rentals: Colorado Tents and Events || Catering & Cake: Gilchrist Catering || Entertainment: Rocky Mountain Mobile Music

Shelley and Michael kept their wedding close to home, with a ceremony in their backyard followed by a reception at a local favorite, Twist. We loved being a part of this sweet family affair!

Photography: Meigan Canfield Photography || Reception Venue: Twist || Hair: Roots Hair Studio || Makeup: Blush |Florist: Bloom Flower Shop |Cake: Sugar || Ceremony Musician: David Thomas Bailey

We had a blast with Kedzie and Ed, creating a formal, dramatic celebration that all started with the aisle Pink Monkey installed over the Four Seasons pool.

Photography: Dreamtime Images || Venue, Catering & Cake: Four Seasons Vail || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook ||Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair ||Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals || Entertainment: Greatime DJs

Kyndal and Daniel had a beautiful ceremony at Beaver Creek Chapel before heading up to Beano’s Cabin for the reception. Mountain elegance filled the space, and a dance party in a mountain-modern tent on the lawn was the perfect way to cap off the night!

Photography: Studio JK Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek || Reception Venue & Catering: Beano’s Cabin || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals |Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: The Social

Tucked away north of Vail is Piney River Ranch, a perfectly rustic venue with serious mountain charm. Kaitlin and Abe brought us along for the fun, and we loved bringing her relaxed vision to life.

Photography: Chris McLaughlin Photography || Venue & Catering: Piney River Ranch || Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Location by Liz |Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Cake: Mountain Flour || Entertainment: Trout Steak Revival

In early September, we headed down to Denver for Kimi and Chris’s wedding at the Botanic Gardens. A vibrant, rustic theme (and Moscow Mules!) were perfect for their warm summer celebration.

Photography: Kara Pearson Photography || Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens ||Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor & Rentals: Design Works || Rentals: Event Rents || Catering: Catering By Design

Jennifer and Courtney’s wedding was an absolute joy to plan. The first same-sex wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel, we loved spending the day with these two women, which they capped off with an intimate reception at 8100 at the Park Hyatt.

Photography: IN Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek || Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: 8100 at the Park Hyatt || Hair & Makeup: Allegria Spa || Florist: Rose Petals || Reception Entertainment: The Steve Manshel Band || Videography: K Hodge Films

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Sarah and Kevin’s Keystone Ranch wedding was such a sweet way to continue our September. It was soft, feminine, and full of warmth and love.

Photography: Alea Lovely || Venue, Catering & Cake: Keystone Ranch |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Entertainment: The Radio Band 

With just 25 guests in tow, Kristina and Patrick headed to Aspen for a mountain-top ceremony. The Gallery at Element 47 was the perfect spot for an intimate, indulgent wedding reception.

Photography: Cat Mayer || Ceremony Venue: Aspen Wedding Deck at The Little Nell || Reception Venue & Catering: The Gallery at Element 47 at The Little Nell || Officiant: Leon Littlebird || Hair & Makeup: Full Circle || Florist: Aspen Branch || Rentals: Premier Party Rental

Alice and Corey’s Ten Mile Station wedding was the epitome of fall in the mountains. Beautiful colors, glowing sunshine, and a cozy lodge celebration.

Photography: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer || Venue & Catering: TenMile Station || Officiant: Leon Littlebird |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions |Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Soul School

We made our way back to Vail for Erin and Kyle’s October wedding at Vail Chapel, followed by a reception at the Four Seasons. Burgundy blooms put a seasonal twist on their classically elegant celebration.

Photography: Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer || Ceremony Venue: The Vail Interfaith Chapel || Reception Venue, Catering & CakeFour Seasons Vail || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Entertainment: Soul-X || Videography: Lupher Arts

For Marianne and Mark’s Beaver Creek wedding, we had the pleasure of working with a dear friend of ours, photographer John Cain Sargent. These two Texans had the mountain wedding of their dreams, including softly falling snow!

Photography: John Cain Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek || Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch || Hair & Makeup: Maitee Miles || Florist: Vintage Magnolia || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Entertainment: Atlanta Showstoppers 

We closed out our season with Cori and Chance, who had a winter wonderland wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel and Saddleridge. They ran with the wintery theme, with silver-painted greenery on the tables and ornaments at each guest’s seat.

Photography: Marianne Brown Photography || Ceremony Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek || Reception Venue & Catering: Saddleridge || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook |Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Cake: Sugar || Entertainment: Greatime DJs

We are so thrilled that these couples chose us to help bring their weddings to life. We love getting to know our amazing brides and grooms, telling their stories, and celebrating the beginning of their lives together! Thank you so much to our incredible couples and the spectacular vendors and partners who make up our wedding family.

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