Jaw-Dropping Colorado Mountain Top Wedding *

Jaw-Dropping Colorado Mountain Top Wedding *

When two nature lovers tie the knot, you know the day is going to be full of incredible views and outdoor activities. Jessica and Jeff’s Colorado mountain top wedding was that and then some. After falling in love with Telluride, the two knew they wanted to have a nontraditional summer camp style affair that celebrated their love for one another and the centennial state.

After welcoming 90 of their closest friends and family members at a cowboy-themed welcome party–complete with a saloon and cowboy hats–the pair said “I do” in a colorful and chic ceremony. With the help of planner and Junebug member K2 Event Co and florist Remi & Gold, the ski resort was transformed into a floral wonderland. The location was perfect for the summer.

As if that wasn’t enough, their reception was complete with a barn, dancing under the night sky, hot chocolate chip cookies instead of a wedding cake, and a mini firework exit. We’re so thankful that Jason & Daris were there to capture every whimsical detail. Get those Pinterest boards ready because you are not going to want to forget this one.

The Couple:

Jessica and Jeff

The Wedding:

Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, Colorado

Three Different Bridal Looks

I wore a bohemian bridal look for the cowboy-themed welcome party. I took inspiration from a western bridal photoshoot created by Quigley Goode of ‘Officially Quigley’. I fashioned my mother’s 39-year-old wedding dress and turned it into the coolest fitted jumpsuit for our rehearsal dinner. It was so special to wear part of my mom’s gown! And my wedding dress was the most fun, incredible dress I have ever worn. It is a modern Berta gown custom-made in Israel. It had a nine month production time and when I received it I still loved it every bit as much as when I first ordered it.

A Three Day Wedding Celebration

We wanted our wedding to feel like a retreat for our guests–three days of activities so that we had plenty of quality time with everyone, plus themed events to help everyone totally let loose and engage with each other. We also had all of our guests stay in the same hotel so that we could have breakfast together to enjoy each other’s company every moment. It truly felt like a beautiful, playful, all-planned-out summer camp!

An Unexpected Health Scare Before The Big Day

My dad was unexpectedly in the hospital one week before the wedding–across the country, too. It looked like he might not be able to make it to the wedding in person, which would have been heartbreaking. Family members were trying to console me with the idea of doing a second ceremony later with him rather than postponing. I just couldn’t imagine not having him there, so it was extra special to walk down the aisle beside him after that health scare.

A Cowboy Themed Welcome Party & Elegant Wedding

Telluride has a great western and cowboy energy so we chose to capitalize on that with an authentic cowboy chic welcome party at the Last Dollar Saloon. With the photobooth, cowboy hats, bolo ties, saloon-style bar, and my bohemian bridal look, our dream was achieved. For the wedding day, the vibe was much different–with the most delicate and whimsical florals sprinkled in front of the grand, breathtaking mountain views. We had all of the guests ride the ski gondola up to our mountain-top ceremony. Jeff and I love to ski together and I always wanted to have our guests ride up in the gondola for our ceremony. To me, there is no view more spiritual than the mountains. It was just breathtaking!


Skipping Traditions At The Mountain Top Wedding

I am proud that Jeff and I did not spend any time on traditional things that we felt were unnecessary for us. We did warm chocolate chip cookies instead of a cake, so we didn’t need to take time to make a production of cutting the cake. We didn’t do any floral on the tables, wedding favors, or an awkward garter-belt event. We each picked our ‘splurge’ items with our wedding budget in mind and then tried to keep everything else minimal.


The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jason & Daris
Event Planning – K2 Event Co
Ceremony Venue – Telluride Ski Resort
Floral Design – Remi & Gold
Live Music – Moments Notice Band
Invitation Design – Paper Daisies Stationery
Wedding Dress – Berta
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo


Congratulations again to Jessica and Jeff on their Colorado mountain top wedding! We’re so thankful that Junebug member K2 Event Co helped the newlyweds plan their special day. And a big thank you to Jason & Daris for capturing every well-executed detail

Intimate Telluride Wedding With Simplicity and Class *

Intimate Telluride Wedding With Simplicity and Class *

After drooling over San Sophia Overlook for years, Dee got the day of her dreams when she married Joe at their intimate Telluride wedding. With the help of planner Elevation Weddings and Events, the couple hosted a romantic ceremony with sweeping mountain views and minimal decor. They moved the party inside for a cozy reception featuring greenery and floral arrangements from Dahlia Floral Design and four different wedding cakes from Fig and Bloom Cakes. Now that’s our favorite kind of party!

Not only did photographers Jason and Daris capture the elegant day beautifully, but we also love what they had to say about the couple.

Jason and Daris Photocinema Love This Couple

At first impression, you might think Dee and Joe are an unlikely pair, but when you get to know them, you find they are a perfect match. Dee is such a lively person who easily connects with all kinds of people. Joe is super observant, insightful, and will catch you off guard with a well-timed joke. They are both incredibly kind, caring, and empathetic people. Anyone can tell right away that they are meant for each other.

Their wedding day was one for the books! Anticipation and excitement were in the air, especially as we drove off-road up to the top of the mountain with Dee egging us on while we bounced off the switchbacks! The ceremony at the top of San Sophia Overlook was perfect in every way, as they said their vows above Telluride.

The Couple:

Dee and Joe

The Wedding:

San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

The Pronovias Gown

I always knew I wanted a lace dress. My dream designer was Pronovias but I didn’t want to pay an outrageous amount for a dress. Never in a million years did I think I would find my exact dress during a random sample sale with my mother-in-law. I went to Emma & Grace after work and tried on three dresses–not knowing my third option was a Pronovias dress. The first one was a hard no, and the second one could have easily been my wedding gown. Then, I tried on the last one and the rest is history. It was the perfect fit, design, and style. When I saw the label and price I couldn’t believe it. I’d found my dress.

Intimate Telluride Wedding Vibes

I wanted an intimate feel with a touch of class. Generally, I prefer simplicity versus trendy. As for the design, I relied heavily on the vendors for their opinions. I trusted my wedding planner, florist, and event coordinator to finalize my dream wedding. I’ve been in love with San Sophia Overlook since 2015 when I saw it on Instagram. I’m a huge fan of mountain top weddings. And, our first date was a 14er, so this was full circle for us.

A Wedding Surprise For The Bride

I had no idea where San Sophia was located. We paid our deposit without ever seeing the location. We were pleasantly surprised to find out Telluride was six hours from Denver. Given that I was a new transplant, I had no idea and thought it was only a short two hours away. However, I wouldn’t change a thing. The scenic drive was worth it.

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – Jason and Daris Photocinema
Event Planning – Elevation Weddings and Events
Ceremony Venue – Telluride Ski Resort
Reception Venue – Tomboy Tavern
Floral Design – Dahlia Floral Design
Cake – Fig and Bloom Cakes
Invitation Design – With Joy
Makeup Artist – Tatiana Artistry
Hair Styling – Hollewood Hair
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Azazie
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Favors – Mile Hi Popcorn

Congratulations again to Dee and Joe on their intimate Telluride wedding! We’re so glad that Jason and Daris Photocinema shared their special day with us. If you’re planning your own fall affair–and you love Dee’s long-sleeve Pronovias gown as much as we do–check out our favorite long-sleeve wedding dresses that are perfect for fall or winter!


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