Holly & JP | October 3rd | Beaver Creek, Colorado
From the bride:
It was so fun having a mountain destination wedding because we got to spend so some much more time with our guests. Having our ceremony outside, atop a mountain during fall when the leaves were changing, was absolutely breathtaking!
Photography by Dreamtime Images
My grandmother was too ill to come to the wedding so I added small details of her things so a part of her could be there. I attached my grandmothers antique gold and pearl pin to my bouquet and wrapped one of her antique handkerchiefs around it. The alter had two aspen tree trunks filled with beautiful white and green flowers.The ceremony was very intimate, with only 50 of our closest family and friends, out on the deck of Allie’s Cabin overlooking Beaver Creek mountain. The aspens had just turned and were the perfect golden shade. My mom named each of our guests tables after a restaurant that we loved in our hometown of Austin, TX. It was a fun surprise arriving to our table and seeing ours was named the restaurant were we got engaged.We placed orchids and candles all over to give the rustic cabin some warmth. The fireplace was stunning with two large cylinders filled with mossy tree branches with floating candles hanging off the branches. For favors, we gave out personalized mini mason jars filled with candy.Our first dance was to “ That’s How Strong My Love is” by Otis Redding.Our cake completely fell apart coming up the mountain! My mother had to piece it back together, re ice it and then place flowers all over it so you couldn’t tell. It looked like the leaning tower of Pisa! It wasn’t very funny at the time, but looking back it makes me laugh.We ran through an archway of sparklers, we had to get special permission to have sparklers up on the mountain but it was worth it.My advice is to have fun with the planning and don’t over stress. Something will go wrong but looking back it will most likely be funny and add character to the wedding.
Photographer: Dreamtime Images // Event Planner: I Do Wedding Services // Venue: Allie’s Cabin // Gown: Vera Wang // Florist: A Secret Garden // Invitations: Personally Yours // Programs: Pink Hearts Paperie // Guest Lodging: Sonnenalp Resort // Honeymoon Lodging: The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch