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

Heartwarming Alta Lakes Observatory Micro Wedding *

Heartwarming Alta Lakes Observatory Micro Wedding *

With stunning mountain ranges, an intimate guest list, and a log cabin in the woods, Adriana and Scott opted for an Alta Lakes Observatory micro wedding. After hearing about the passing of the groom’s father—and COVID changing their original plan— this adventurous couple chose to self-solemnize their wedding and surround themselves with 12 close friends and family, and their cute dog.  

Junebug member K2 Event Co. helped this couple create a stunning outdoor lakeside ceremony and reception—complete with a bonfire and a canoe ride. Outdoor enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Keep scrolling to see this micro wedding captured by Nate Shepard.

The Couple:

Adriana and Scott

The Wedding:

Alta Lakes Observatory, Telluride, CO

Sunrise Hikes And First Looks

The most memorable part of our day was the sunrise hike and first look. It was always important for us to start our wedding day with some kind of adventure with just us. In many ways, it felt like we were married twice on the same day. The first, was after our first look when we held each other, exchanged quiet words, and took in the sunrise. The second was in the afternoon witnessed by family and friends. Both surreal and beautiful in their own ways and both equally vital. I think if you are able to create some time in your day that is just yours to share together, that is the greatest gift.

An Alta Lakes Observatory Micro Wedding

We really wanted to create an experience for our family and friends. Despite being limited by the number of people we could have with us, each person was there because they have given us so much and this was our way of giving back to them. It was important that we create a feeling of intimacy throughout the entire weekend. Not only for our guests to enjoy, but for Scott and I to be able to savor each and every moment with them.

Self Solemnized Wedding And Homage To Dad

When we first became engaged, Scott and I knew that we wanted his dad, RJ, to officiate our wedding. Unfortunately, he passed away in early March of this year and we struggled to think of anyone else who could take his place. We chose to self solemnize for this reason, but wanted to still include him as part of our ceremony. K2 Event Co. set up the most beautiful table with his photograph, a candle, and some florals so that we could have a moment of silence to honor his life and memory. As we went to light the candle, the wind began to blow and we think it was RJ there with us. That moment, along with so many others, solidified the magic that surrounded us that day.

Why Alta Lakes Observatory? 

On one of our visits to Telluride, we were hiking up the ridge-line on Black Iron bowl and I spotted a cabin surrounded by lakes. As Scott and I looked down, we both said that one day we had to go there. However, with COVID-19 limiting our hopes of having a larger celebration, we knew that this would be the perfect place to have our intimate October wedding. It feels like you’ve been transported somewhere beyond Colorado. Being there freezes time and forces you to slow down, recharge, and immerse yourself in nature. We are so grateful to Matty, the owner, for sharing this special place with us and others and look forward to returning soon.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nate Shepard 
Event Planning – Kristen Rosenbaum of K2 Event Co.
Venue – Alta Lakes Observatory
Floral Design – Bridal Veil Floral
Catering – Mountain Top Catering
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Erin Cain of Sunshine Hillbilly
Wedding Dress – Willowby by Watters
Groom’s Apparel – Hickey Freeman New York 
Rings – Sarah O Jewelry
Rentals – BBJ Linens, La Tavola Linens, & Premier Special Events

Congratulations to Adriana and Scott on their breathtaking Alta Lakes Observatory micro wedding. Huge shoutout to Junebug member K2 Event Co. for sharing this day with us. If you loved her work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding planners from around the world

And for adventurous couples looking for more inspiration, check out these wedding boots perfect for trekking the mountains.

 

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