Avid hikers, boaters, bikers and nature-lovers, Bernida and Adam knew they wanted a mountain wedding to start their life-long journey together. They got married on Crested Butte Mountain overlooking the Paradise Divide Mountain Range. With their seventy-five guests, they celebrated with an intimate dinner in Uleys Cabin and dancing in a lighted tent. Handcrafted bags of s’mores, along with handwritten recipes tied to cookie cutters were some of the rustic mountain wedding details . Bernida wore her grandmother’s pearls and Adam tucked his grandfather’s pocketknife into his jacket. The laughter between them was contagious, setting the mood. Madly in love, the two of them were adorable and lighthearted all day. Puffy clouds interspersed between rays of sun during the afternoon. The gold and oranges of the aspen trees sparkled in the wind. Love filled the room, as tears were shed while laughter erupted during dinner and toasts continued into the night. It was a perfect wedding. I never wanted it to end!
(Courtesy of Third Eye Photography)
Melissa and Steve are both in med school and found time in their busy lives to get hitched. They had their families travel to Crooked Willow Farms in Denver, a rustic red farmhouse that served as the perfect backdrop. Faye Gardenswartz was the wedding planner and made the reception looked like a wonderland. She brought the outdoors in, while still keeping it very chic. A live band played the reception.
(Courtesy of Kara Pearson Photography)
Jill & Derek met when they were 4 years old. Jill’s twin brother, Jordan, played mini mites together with Derek, though Jill and Derek did not officially become friends until senior year of high school. During a mountain bike ride at Centennial Cone in June 2013, the question was finally asked! Jill and Derek kept their reception and ceremony casual with multiple fun games to play after the “I Do’s.” Instead of a dance, the couple opted for board games and yard games. Just take a look at their personalized corn hole game!
Jill’s advice for couples getting married soon: “Give yourself enough time to do stuff. Get one thing done a week, then when the end comes, you get to have fun. Stick to a budget the best you can. It is amazing what you can do within it. Something is going to go wrong….it just will….so in the end, keep your eye on the prize being married to your best friend!”
(Courtesy of Libby Neder Photography)