Meg & Ben | September 15th | Vail, Colorado
From the photographer, Tara Low:
At first, this might look like a destination wedding, but for Vail Valley couple Meg and Ben, it was an elegant local celebration filled with personal details, and showcasing the work of talented area vendors. The day was one of those warm, bluebird, absolutely PERFECT early fall days in the Vail Valley, when the aspens were just barely changing. The color palette of navy, white, pale greens, and pale peaches was a lovely complement to the stunning backdrop and rustic venues. This bride and groom – and their family and friends – were a joy to photograph. Unique, personal details were incorporated throughout the day; gifts of handkerchiefs embroidered with lace from the bride’s Alvina Valenta dress, Meg’s baby bonnet carried with her bouquet, and the dinner of locally raised beef provided by family friends. One of my favorite touches was the favors, their bulldog pup’s very own brand of Honeymoon Hot Sauce, with Jim himself on the label with a grass skirt and lei! Guests were entertained through the cocktail hour and reception by local bluegrass tunes. In true Colorado Style, bride Meg switched out her sapphire Badgley Mischka heels for a pair of Colorado cowboy boots for cocktails and dancing.
Meg’s advice: Step back for a moment on your wedding day and observe the love around you. That precious memory is priceless.
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Photographer: Tara Low Photography. Her gorgeous work speaks for itself, but you have to meet Tara to know what’s its like to have a photographer who puts everyone at ease.
Event Planner: The Soiree Studio // Ceremony Site: Beaver Creek Chapel // Reception Site: Donovan Pavilion // Flowers: Petals & Pours // Caterer: Gourmet Cowboy // Guest Lodging: The Vail Cascade Resort and Spa // Hair & Makeup: Emily Parker
Honeymoon Location: Maui!