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A Mountain Destination Wedding at the Silverthorne Pavilion

From the bride, Heidi:

WHY COLORADO: I spent a lot of time in the Silverthorne area growing up during ski season and in Breckenridge in the summers. Mac took a trip to the area with friends in college and it’s where he fell in love with mountains. It was great to find a location that had sentimental meaning for both of us.A Mountain Destination Wedding at the Silverthorne Pavilion

THE STYLE: I wanted to compliment the beauty of Colorado and the mountains with a lot of natural colors and tons of plant greenery because I love plants. I also just wanted a timeless look; something that would be beautiful for years and years.

A Mountain Destination Wedding at the Silverthorne Pavilion

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: I really loved our first look. It was exciting and also calming to see Mac for the first time. I feel like it broke the ice and allowed me to just relax and enjoy the whole day.

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THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was held in a field with the gorgeous Rocky Mountains as our backdrop, big open sky, and lots of trees; the location really felt secluded.  The aisles were decorated with tree rounds cut to various heights with lanterns on top. Mac’s dad married us and gave a wonderful message. Every part of the ceremony just felt so personal.  

A Mountain Destination Wedding at the Silverthorne Pavilion

FUN MEMORY: On our walk down the aisle as a newly married couple Mac stopped and kissed me and then carried me the rest of the way. That was pretty cute and got a nice crowd reaction.

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THE RECEPTION: We had the reception was at the Silverthorne Pavilion, which is already beautiful. All we did was decorate each guest table with ivory tablecloths, trailing greenery, lanterns, and  candles.

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THE CAKEI loved our cake, which was decorated with a mountain and tree outline. It tasted SO good! I had my brother bring me a few extra pieces after we’d made our exit because I wanted to eat more!

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ADVICE: It’s possible to have a really amazing and perfect day with a short period of planning. We got engaged in February and married in July and we were able to get everything done and set up in a relatively short period of time. We were just so excited about being married and the wedding is only one day. Don’t get me wrong it’s the BEST day, but I think it’s just as important to plan and get excited for the marriage as it is for the wedding.

Also, I recommend having a social time prior to the wedding, especially if you have a lot of out-of-town guests (or you yourself are coming from out of town). We opened a period of time after our rehearsal dinner to invite anyone who was around to come hang out. It just took a lot of the stress off the wedding day because people already had some time to mingle with us. Mac and I didn’t feel like we were being bombarded with people at the wedding.

A Mountain Destination Wedding at the Silverthorne Pavilion

RECOMMENDED VENDORS: 
Rockstar Venue: Silverthorne Pavilion {more info}  //  Photographer: Danna Frost Photography  //  Cake: Blue Moon Bakery  //  Floral Design: The Little Flower Shop

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A Fall Wedding Turns into a Winter Wonderland

At this gorgeous October wedding in Vail, an unexpected blizzard transformed the brilliant colors of autumn into a snow covered winter wonderland.

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The Wedding Vendors:  Photographer: Blume Photography LLC   //   Floral Designer: Vintage Magnolia  //  Cake: Whole Foods Market  //  Venue: Vail Cascade

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A Spring Wedding at Evergreen Lake House

From the photographer, Chris McLaughlin:  It rained and rained and then finally let up moments before the ceremony started. The bride, Mandy, had her heart set on an outside ceremony so we rushed a few chairs outside, had the guests gather around, and pulled off a last minute miracle!

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VENDORS:  Rockstar Venue: Evergreen Lake House {more info}  //  Photographer:  Chris McLaughlin Photography

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