We are totally believers of fate, and that you’re meant to cross paths with certain people in life. When we received an e-mail from Kari and Nick about their Granby Ranch Wedding next year in Granby, Colorado, we were so excited! We had the pleasure of having already met and worked with Kari at Jenny and Chris’s awesome wedding in 2017. With such a fun group of friends and family at that wedding, we were so thrilled to have Kari and Nick reach out to us, as we already knew they were great and we were in for an amazing day with them!
Their engagement shoot totally affirmed what we already knew…that they were a great couple totally made for each other! We are so thrilled to be a part of their wedding day next year. Thank you so much, Kari and Nick, and congratulations you two! We’re counting down the days to celebrate with you!
• How did you and two meet? “At a bar downtown. Nick was playing pool with his friends and my friend Sonja and I thought they were cute and so we asked if we could play them in the next game. WE SUCKED! But we had a great time.”
• Tell us about your first date! “We had a lot of dinners at my old apartment when we first started dating, but one of our first dates was a Rockies game. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other, we were young in our careers and pretty care-free. One of our first times hanging out Nick opened my car door. That was pretty memorable for me, because I had never been out with such a gentlemen and I was taken off guard, but also very excited.”
• When did you know you wanted to marry each other? “Nick and I had a somewhat long distance relationship for the first 2 or so years. He lived in Casper, WY for his job and I lived here in Denver. He had a 2 weeks on, 1 week off schedule, so he would drive down here every 2 weeks and stay with me. At that time I knew that Nick was a very determined and committed man. In the summer of the second year of us dating, my roommate informed me that she was going to be moving out. I couldn’t afford a place on my own and was contemplating what the next move would be. Although Nick was still technically living in WY, we knew we would live together once he could find work in Denver. Nick offered to co-sign and lease and pay half the rent in our first house in the Highlands in Denver. He gave up his apartment in Wyoming and moved in with a friend for a cheaper rent. He paid 2 rents just to make sure that I was taken care of!! I think I always knew Nick was “the one”, but that life move proved that Nick would do anything to support his family and to put me first and I felt the same about him. So, at that point it was just a matter of time 🙂 ”
• How did Nick propose? “My family takes an annual camping trip to Turquoise Lake in Leadville. We hangout, take walks, let Bridger swim in the lake and relax on the “beach”. We had just gotten up there, ate lunch and went down to the water to throw sticks for Bridger. We were reading magazines, drinking beer, just having fun. My sister, mom and dad were all there. I got up to throw a stick for Bridger and when I turned around Nick was on one knee with a beautiful ring. It was perfectly simple and totally us.”
• What has been the most fun element of wedding planning? “I actually think wedding planning has been kind of stressful…So much to do! For me though, picking out the venue with Nick was fun. Nick has to work long hours, so anything we get to do for the wedding together, instead of a part via text, has been the most fun for me.”
• What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day? “Having all of our family and friends together in one place.”
What more is there to love about these two than their adorable dog, amazing relationship, hilarious personalities, and genuine hearts? Let me tell you, from the first time we sat down to drinks with Holly and Ricky, we knew they were insanely awesome and that we wanted to be apart of their Colorado wedding next year at Deer Creek Valley Ranch. After nearly twelve years together, these two are tying the knot in 2017 and it was such a joy to hear their story about their love (especially in middle school), the move they made together and the life they’re building in Colorado, about their jobs, and especially about their dog, Sara! When Holly and Ricky answered some questions about their story for us, Mike and I were literally in tears from laughing so hard! I honestly don’t think I’ve laughed harder while reading our couples responses. Their conflicting (but oddly similar) storylines of how their relationship progressed from the 8th grade to their proposal to wedding planning, are perfect for these two. We are so thrilled and honored to get to be a part of their amazing day with them! Thank you two so much for sharing this time with us!
Mike and Tay
Holly: “We met in 8th grade! He tried to chat with me on AIM and I thought he was a different guy so I actually ignored him….eventually he came up to me and asked why I wouldn’t talk to him? It was so cute. He says we met in 7th grade science class, but I swear I would have remembered those 2000s frosted blonde tips anywhere!”
Ricky: “We DID meet in science class, I sat one row back from her! And we met in the quad and a friend said we should date because we were both tall. And she did also think I was a different Ricky, obviously I was the cool one.”
• Tell us about your first date!
Holly : “Oh geez, for our first date our parents had to drop us off! We met at the movies at the mall and watched Shrek 2. He wouldn’t hold my hand so I was pretty sure he didn’t like me.”
Ricky : “I couldn’t believe a girl that pretty would want to go on a date with me, I was so shy that I was afraid to grab her hand until we were leaving.”
Ricky: “It was awesome! We were in Disneyland in Paris, I already had an idea that she knew it was coming (I mean we’d been together for 11 years at this point…) so I kept leading her to really romantic spots and pausing, only to ask her if she wanted to go get ice cream. I could see the anticipation building up inside of her so I finally took her down to an secluded spot next to the Castle and proposed to her there. She didn’t say yes! All she did was cry and nod, don’t let her tell you she said yes, it’s a lie.”
Holly : “We were in Europe on vacation and he had made it very clear nothing was going to happen, despite my probably annoying hints. Also, he let me pack all of the bags, even his backpack so I was pretty convinced it wasn’t going to happen. When it finally did on that stormy rainy day in Disneyland Paris, nothing could have been more perfect (and I DID say yes!)”
• When did you know you wanted to marry each other?
Holly : “I’ve always known I wanted to marry him, but I think when it finally felt real was when I told him I was going to law school anywhere in the country other than our home state and he said he would go anywhere in the world with me. It was the sweetest moment of true love and support for me.”
Ricky : “I don’t know how to answer this, I’ve just always known she was the one.”
As a couple, Mike and I are very adventurous spirits. On any given day you can find us pursuing some type of adventure on two wheels, two legs, four legs, four wheels, and with our dogs or other furry friends. Needless to say, our adventurous couples we have the honor of working with have our hearts! When we first met Carla and Nick for coffee in the fantastic mountain town of Ouray, Colorado, we immediately hit it off with them. Their love to adventure almost instantly got us swapping stories of our motorcycle road trips (they’ve got a seriously sweet record!), our love of hiking, Jeeping in the San Juans, making plans for our dogs happiness in hiking and food, and eventually, the amazing adventures of a wedding day.
These two are hard core Coloradans! Although they’re not natives, you’d be easily fooled. Their wedding next summer is set to take place at Top of the Pines in Ouray with their reception at the Secret Garden downtown. We were so excited just to plan their engagement shoot with them! Their suggestions for fun and adventurous places had us both totally giddy with excitement. When they decided they wanted to meet at Silver Jack Reservoir, we were stoked. Mike has explored that area quite a bit, but it’s very rare that we get folks who want to travel so far for their portraits. We’ll let images speak for themselves and allow Carla and Nick to share their story with y’all. Congratulations again you two! We are so stoked for your mountain wedding next summer!
Mike and Tay
• How did you two meet? “I (Carla) was working at a company in Tampa, Florida and Nick was brought in as a contractor to help out on one of our projects. We would grab coffee together almost every morning and we immediately hit it off. It wasn’t long before we started chatting after work hours even staying up until 5 in the morning sometimes!”
• Tell us about your first date! “Nick planned a day in Safety Harbor, Florida and kept it all a secret ahead of time. He took me to Philippe Park and then we grabbed dinner and drinks at this delicious place called Southern Fresh (southern food is one of my favorites). From there we grabbed ice cream and explored the city talking about any and everything.”
• When did you know you wanted to marry each other? “We both knew back when we were just friends. It was already a topic of discussion the first week of dating haha. When you know, you know!”
• How did Nick propose? “We recently started getting canvas prints of my pictures to decorate our house with and Nick said it would be awesome if we had some sunrise shots from Yankee Boy Basin, one of our favorite areas. That Saturday we woke up at 3:30am and Jeeped up to this amazing lookout spot to wait for the sun to rise while sipping on hot chocolates that Nick made. As soon as the sun peaked over the mountains, Nick said he wanted to get a self-timed picture of us. Once I started the timer and stepped in front of the camera, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Now we have an amazing picture of the moment that we plan to get printed.”
• What has been the most fun element of wedding planning? “Getting to do it together! Thankfully we both have the same taste with everything so brainstorming ideas together has been something we look forward to doing at the end of our work day.”
• What are you most looking forward to on your wedding day? “Marrying my best friend and getting our families together to celebrate!”
Since the very first time we met this couple, we knew they were super special. We met for coffee in Lakewood last winter and immediately hit it off. Rachelle’s daughter, Kenslie, is a total firecracker! The way she interacted with her mama and soon to be stepdad was simply amazing. Having said, watching Gene reciprocate the hilarious facial expressions and hearing them tell the story of how they got engaged (with Kenslie’s help) was truly heart warming. We just knew that their wedding day was going to be something spectacular.
When their big day finally came, there was excitement and love everywhere! During their first look, Gene and Rachelle opted to have an intimate moment together near Genesee mountain. The first time Gene saw Rachelle in her dress was magical. The two held each other, cracked jokes, and really took in the moment that they were experiencing together. With tears of joy, laughter, and stress seemingly melting away, they headed off to their ceremony at the Pines at Genesee. Orchestrated by Keith Horstman, their vows were powerful, the glances they stole from each other were precious, and the moment Gene gave Kenslie a necklace to symbolize his heartfelt thanks of her acceptance of him into their family was just perfectly them.
Mr. & Mrs. Taylor, we can’t thank you enough for having had us be a part of your amazing engagement season and wedding day. Thank you so much for inviting us into your lives! You are so loved!
Mike and Tay
• How did the two of you meet? “What a long story ours is…..so we originally met in 2007. Gene met my friend Whitney (who is also one of my bridesmaids) out downtown one night and they started dating. I met him a few weeks later and we became friends, as obviously he was dating my friend. Whitney and Gene didn’t date too long, but still remained in close contact. Gene went to Afghanistan to work for a year in 2008-2009 and when he came back, I was dating Kenslie’s dad. He and I broke up when she was 1. Right about the time that Kenslie’s dad and I broke up, it just happened that I was spending more time with some good friends, and Gene always happened to be there. We were playing kickball that summer (2012) and they always put on a “flip-flop ball” and we all decided to go. Gene told me that night about his feelings for me and I was shocked, as I had never thought of him as anything more than a friend. But, after he told me, and after I spoke with Whitney to get the ok, he and I started dating. We dated on and off as the timing was never great. But, at Whitney’s wedding in June 2015, we were both there, the timing was perfect, and we definitely knew that we were meant to be 🙂 SO that’s a very long answer to the “how we met” question! But its all important info.”
• How did Gene propose? “Gene proposed on a casual Sunday. We were watching the Broncos game at home (the one where they beat the Patriots to go to the Super Bowl, and Gene hates the Broncos too by the way, so this was a painful game for him to watch) and Kenslie kept saying that she was bored and wanted a brother or sister to play with. Gene then said “well, your mom and I need to get married first before you can have a brother or sister”. She goes “well, yeah…” in her true sassy-ness! He then asked her to go back in to our room and they talked about if it was ok to get married, and then they both came out and she was the one who handed me the ring. She goes “here mom” and gene got down on one knee. It was really sweet and perfect for us.”
• What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day? “Gene said the most memorable moment for him was our first look. Rachelle said the most memorable for her was standing at the ceremony site, holding Genes hand and looking out to see all our friends and family who came to support us.”
• Having done a first look, what did you love most about it? Would you do it again? “We would definitely have done it again! We loved being able to have a quiet moment for just the two of us and loved being able to see each other before the ceremony. It was a very special moment for us.”
• What are you most looking forward to in your marriage? “Gene said it is waking up everyday with his new wife 🙂 Rachelle said it is knowing that my best friend is always by my side.”
• How did you choose the Pines at Genesee for your wedding day? “We had looked at a few other places prior to the Pines at Genesee but when we both walked inside, it felt perfect. We loved the intimate feeling of the ceremony site and the banquet area was really open and inviting. We also loved the views of the mountains and of the city and felt it was the right place for us.”
• If you could pick one word to describe your ceremony what would it be? “Personal! We really tried to include our guests and make the ceremony about our love story. So many of our guests came to us after the ceremony and said they really enjoyed how personal it was and how they felt like they knew us better.”
I. Love. This. Family! Seriously, I can’t tell you enough how much I love this family. When we bought our first home in Conifer, Colorado in 2013, we had no idea we were going to make some of our best friends during that move. I was scared moving to the mountains, but quickly fell in love with life at 9,000 feet and the neighbors surrounding us: including the Paul family. These guys are the parents you look up to and the kids you hope to have one day. Needless to say, when we made the move earlier this year to our ranch, leaving them was one of the hardest parts of the move. However, our friendships have only gotten closer and stronger!
Kaiya, who is one of the sweetest girls we’ve ever met, has a passion for anything crafty and a newfound love for photography (melts my heart). We had a blast running around the ranch taking photos of family members and the pups while they were visiting us this fall. In the last couple of years, Cameron has developed a serious love for dirt biking (making Mike super excited to have another buddy to ride with) and was able to bring his bike out to the ranch. Mike taught him how to pop a wheelie and he was off like a rocket for hours riding around the property! Quade and Emi have one of the strongest marriages we’ve witnessed in our friends and it’s truly an honor to watching them parent (and take lots of notes)! We can’t say enough about this amazing family and are so glad that we met them! Love you guys!
Watching our families grow every year is one of my favorite things about my job as a photographer! After our move to our ranch near Salida, Colorado, we were so excited to have some of our favorite people out to see us and experience our life at the ranch. It was such a joy when Suzanne contacted me about coming from Denver for a visit! I just love this family and have had the pure joy of watching them grow in numbers, age, and personality. Hayden, who is now 6, was just barely two years old when I met her. Her vivacious personality paired with her “oldest sister” heart make her just a joy to be around! I had the honor of visiting Kirk and Suzanne in the hospital the day Carter was born…needless to say, watching him grow up has been so exciting! And Miss Harper, well she’s just the sweetest thing whom I got to meet as a newborn for her first photo shoot. It’s truly been so incredible watching this family I adore grow up! Love you guys!
You know those kids who say things like, “Grandma and Grandpa have been married for 120 years and they flipped a coin to see where they should elope!” Yep, Alex and Alissa are going to be those grandparents! This wonderful couple reconnected this past summer as they were graduating Weapon School. Within days they knew they wanted to marry each other and wasted no time getting to where they wanted to be!
On a road trip from Las Vegas, Nevada to Texas, Alissa and Alex decided to flip a coin to see where they’d elope. Heads=Colorado…tails=Texas. As luck would have it, the coin landed on “tails” and these two headed off to get married in the great state of Texas, before heading to meet Alex’s family for the first time! After everything was finalized, the began planning their Colorado wedding ceremony and reception at Willow Vale Events. The love that surrounded these two on their special day was astounding and so overwhelmingly beautiful! We are so thankful that Mr. and Mrs. Arbuckle chose to share their wedding day with us. Congratulations you two!
Mike and Tay
• How did the two of you meet? “Alex and I met briefly at Moody AFB in GA a couple years ago but didn’t stay in touch. We remet at the Nellis AFB officers club while we were both attending weapons school. His friend pointed us out to each other.”
• Tell us about your first date! From Alissa : “Our first date is somewhat debatable. It may have been Alex teaching me to play Black Jack after we’d gone out for sushi with a group of friends. I could never decide if you should always or never hit on a 9, but Alex was adamant that you should always double down. The real first date was technically after a long day at work when we went to Buffalo Wild Wings at 4am. They were playing crazy mariachi music which was pretty entertaining. We were going to go for a sunrise hike later that morning but realized we’d only get 3 hrs of sleep going into another long work day so we postponed that.”
From Alex : “Our first date is super debatable. Maybe it was the blackjack night, maybe it was Buffalo Wild Wings at 0400…. But I’d say our first real date as a couple was at a café in Flagstaff, Arizona. We had just officially started dating (this was 2 days before our first wedding in Texas)- and we were driving from Vegas to Houston together. We stopped in Flagstaff and chose between a “Subway Café” or a small diner next door. We opted for the diner, and had a great time just enjoying our first one on one time outside of Vegas and the crazy stress of Weapons School. It was awesome.”
• How did Alex propose? “The first time? After a few to many drinks down on one knee with no ring haha. The second time was after we were already married on our back porch watching a great thunderstorm in the pouring rain at night. He had a list of the 21 reasons we should be wed and my ring.”
• Having done a first look, what did you love most about it? Would you do it again? From Alissa : “I loved Alex getting to see me before anybody else. We shared some champagne in our toasting Moscow mule mugs and just got to hang out and enjoy each others company for a while before the festivities. We would absolutely do it again!”
From Alex : “I agree with Alissa on the first look- I thought it was private and awesome and probably one of the most memorable portions of the whole night. Alissa was stunningly gorgeous and it was great to have her all to myself before the ceremony. Not to mention the pictures were amazing.”
• If you could pick one word to describe your ceremony what would it be? “Our ceremony was perfect!”
• What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day? From Alissa : “Our nephew Eli was the ring bearer and took off running at a dead sprint across a little bridge and down the aisle – shirt tails and sleeves flapping as he ran with the ring box outstretched in his hand to Alex.”
From Alex : “My favorite part was our vows- reading my vows that I had written, that were very personal to me, in front of our friends and family and then hearing hers for the first time was, in my opinion, the whole purpose of the night, and was exactly how I hoped it would be.”
• How did you choose Willow Vale for your wedding destination? From the couple : “We were looking for a venue that was beautiful and casual where we could have a great party and have a beautiful outdoor ceremony. We think we nailed it! Willow Vale was close enough to town to be convenient, but set out far enough to give us the rustic wedding we were looking for. It had a really neat historical charm, and we loved that.”
• What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now? From Alissa : ”
We would advise other couples to have a good wedding coordinator so that you don’t miss any little details and you can plan your great ideas pretty stress free.”
From Alex : “For wedding planning, I recommend marrying a woman whose sister is a professional wedding planner. That worked great for me.”
• What are you most looking forward to in marriage? From Alissa : “We’re most looking forward to living out our adventures together. We have so much fun together in everything we do, we know life can be a challenge but we’re excited to go through it together as best friends and partners in crime!”
From Alex : “Not to sound cliché, but the part I’m most looking forward to in our marriage is spending every day with my best friend. I feel like every day is a blessing, getting to come home to her. We’ll have some great adventures together.”
Venue :: Willow Vale Events, Hillside, CO
Planning :: Cari Frink, Fort Collins, CO
Flowers :: Garden Wall Floral, Penrose, CO
Catering and Cakes :: Kalamata Pit, Salida, CO
Rentals :: Settings Event Rental, Salida, CO
Hair and makeup :: Bride’s friend Megan
What if your own wedding was the first one you ever attended? For Kyle and Hanna, this was true! I met Hanna in high school and was totally elated when her mother, Terra, called me this past winter and said that her and her husband were surprising Hanna and Kyle by gifting them their wedding photography. We were honored and thrilled to be apart of this exciting time for the Haggerty and Conway families.
After chatting with Hanna and Kyle over FaceTime for the first time, I learned that their wedding was the first either would attend in their adult lives. How flipping incredible is that?! These two moved from West Virginia to Porland, Oregon together to pursue their careers and love of the outdoors, and their wedding day mimicked all of their wonderful personality traits. Needless to say, I felt right at home when John Denver’s “Country Roads” came on and I realized that nearly everyone at the wedding was a MOUNTAINEER from WVU! Their emotional ceremony at Postelwaits in Canby, Oregon was followed by a wonderful reception party at the barn!
Mr. & Mrs. Conway, thank you so much for having us be a part of your amazing wedding day! You are truly a special and amazing couple and we couldn’t be more excited for your journey into marriage. Love you guys!
Mike and Tay
Watching families grow and change is one of my favorite things! When I met the Iturbe family at Brian and Alexei’s wedding last year I was so excited about their family dynamics. Mama Joanna was dancing behind me to get her girls to look at the camera and giggle while Daniel, the calm papa was laughing at his wife as well. Since their last family shoot in 2015, little miss Maya has hair and her little personality is just blossoming! Danica remembered me and put some of her best facial expressions in her back pocket for her “model shoot”. It was such treat to spend the morning with this lovely family exploring our ranch as the girls gathered walking sticks, tickled each other, and enjoyed being their free spirited selves. Thank you so much to this sweet family who has allowed me to follow them in their amazing life together, documenting these moments!
Travis and Chelsea Coe | The Chapel at Beaver Creek and The Donovan Pavillion Vail Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer
We are just so excited to share this amazing wedding with you guys! From the beginning our our relationship, Chelsea and Travis have been two of the most endearing, charming, and sweet couples. The first time we met them was for beers in downtown Denver. Travis walked in on crutches and as we chatted, we learned he had just broken his leg mountain biking in Moab (one of our favorite places). The way Chelsea looked at him and how they talked about the other, we knew immediately that we not only wanted to be a part of their wonderful mountain wedding in Vail, Colorado, but that they were two people we wanted to be friends with!
Their mountain wedding this fall was nothing short of amazing. It was only fitting that they return to the town that Travis proposed to Chelsea just the year before. The aspens had peaked when they had their emotional ceremony at the Chapel at Beaver Creek and their reception at the Donovan Pavillon. These two were game for doing anything, including walking along the river and cuddling by the campfire <3 We are so excited to have been a part of this amazing adventure with you two! Thank you so much for having us there with you and a huge congratulations as you enter into marriage! Love you guys!
Mike and Tay
- How did the two of you meet? “Freshman year of high school – we had a civics class together. We got to know each other as classmates and our friendship grew from there.”
- Tell us about your first date! “Our first official date was a Tim McGraw concert – fancy, I know! The summer Travis and I started hanging out as “more than friends,” we really bonded over a love for country music. We’d spend almost every day together and with our group of friends, blasting country music and drinking beers by a local pond. We realized that Tim was a mutually favorite artist and when he came to Denver that summer, Travis bought tickets for just the two of us. We especially loved the song “Felt Good on My Lips” and sang and danced our hearts out through the whole show. When Travis purchased my engagement ring, that very song started playing over the jeweler’s speakers as he walked out the door. He swears it was a sign.”
- When did you know you wanted to marry each other? “I knew I wanted to marry Travis when I could look back on the various life stages we’d been through together. I think it’s so important to be able to grow together and when love remains through those stages, you know it’s true. From high school friends, to college sweethearts and young, engaged professionals, we always encouraged each other to grow and learn and become the people we are meant to be. My feelings never changed about him and I realized that I didn’t want to continue through life without him. When I studied abroad in Australia, I spent six months on opposite side of the earth as Chelsea, experiencing new cultures, people and worlds. It’s really eye-opening to travel that way. And while I was grateful for those experiences, it made me realize how much I needed her and that I couldn’t be without her. Everything I saw, I wish she was seeing it with me.”
- If you could pick one word to describe your ceremony what would it be? “Full. I know that sounds kind of strange, but those 45 minutes where so full of anticipation, excitement, love, happiness and some laughter. There was a charge to it, an energy. That church was full of love from friends and family that traveled to see us and surround us in it.”
- How did Travis propose? “We’d been dating for four years and planned a weekend getaway to Vail to celebrate. The week before, Travis had lunch with my dad and asked for his blessing. With my dad’s approval, he purchased the ring he’d been eyeing and packed it in his suitcase.Travis insisted that we make it to the top of Vail Mountain before dinner and we rode the gondola up. It was COLD and I’d been rushed out of a nap, so I wasn’t exactly pleased with his insistence on finding “the perfect spot” to sit and open a “surprise.” I was slightly suspicious but he gave in to telling me that he’d brought up one of my favorite beers – Cherry Kriek by Strange Brewing Co. in Denver – that he wanted to open in celebration of our weekend.
He made me turn around and I thought he was pouring drinks, but when I looked over my shoulder, he was down on one knee. He delivered the sweetest speech and I didn’t hear a single word of it, my mind was racing too fast and I was in complete disbelief. He even had to prompt me to say yes, since I couldn’t get the words out. I cried quite a bit – I was caught very emotionally off-guard! – and he was a little teary too. I made him repeat his speech so I could actually appreciate what he’d prepared.”
- What is a fun quirk you love about the other?
Chelsea : “Travis is SO chatty in the morning. That’s definitely when he has the most energy. He’s like a little kid, just bouncing off the walls, ready to start the day. He can be so goofy and I love it.”
Travis : “When Chelsea eats something that she really enjoys, she will do two things: a happy dance while eating and tell you how happy she is. Nothing puts Chelsea in a great mood like some good food.”
- How did you choose the Donovan Pavilion for your wedding? “I have a really large, Catholic Irish family. Like, REALLY big. And we had a good idea that most people would travel to help us celebrate, so we wanted a reception venue that would comfortably accommodate all those people and still reflect who Travis and I are and how we love to spend our time. I will admit, I wanted to show off our state a little. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year and the Donovan is the perfect resemblance of a mountain lodge. It was just the right fit for us.”
- What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now? “You put so much time and effort into planning a wedding and then it’s over in a blink of an eye. You’re left with a marriage that lasts forever. Focus less on the little details and more about what you’re going to end up with. The health of your relationship is the most important part!”
- What are you most looking forward to in your marriage? “Experiencing the joys and even the sorrows of life with my very best friend.”
Ceremony Venue :: The Chapel at Beaver Creek | Avon, Colorado
Reception Venue :: The Donovan Pavillon | Vail, Colorado
Florist :: Sara Mica
Hair and Makeup :: Jade Darrough, Jaded Beauty
Caterer :: Taste 5 Catering
Rental Company :: Alpine Party Rentals
Cake / Dessert :: Three Tomatoes
DJ :: A Music Plus
Wedding Planner :: Promise Event Planners
Officiant :: Father Tomasz Strezbonski
Bride’s Dress :: Emma & Grace Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses :: Bella Bridesmaids