A Mountain Top Wedding

Esther and Nicky hired Something Blue Colorado for their destination wedding in Vail, Colorado. After months and months of talking  to Esther and Nicky on the phone and having Skype meetings,  it was exciting to finally meet them in person a week before their wedding.

Vail Wedding

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Their wedding day was one of those beautiful sunny days in Vail, Colorado.

I met up with Esther where she was staying at The Four Seasons to drop off her flowers, and she was stunning in her white wedding dress. We then traveled up to the Gondola to head up to the top of Vail Resort for her ceremony. For those of you who do not know, a Gondola is an enclosed ski lift (not a boat, for my non ski or snowboard readers).

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Since it was a destination wedding they had a small gathering of close friends and family that traveled from  Texas to be with them on their special day. Nicky was in great spirits, laughing and joking with his best man while everyone was getting ready for the ceremony to start.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

They decided to have one of their closest friends be the Officiant for their wedding.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

They also had two wonderful guitarists playing music for the ceremony. The live music really helped set the tone for this mountain top wedding.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

When Esther start walking down the path with her father, I looked over at Nicky and noticed she brought tears of joy to his eyes.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

The ceremony was a short but intimate affair with the breathtaking mountains surrounding them.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

They wrote their own vows, and a few times I was worried that the paper the vows were written on were going to be blown away by the wind, but they kept a tight grip on them.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

After the wedding they took some great couple pictures and then drove away in a golf cart to head to the reception.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Their wedding may be smaller but they know how to have fun.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

They danced the night away with their close friends and family at the beautiful Sonnenlap Resort in the Ludwig’s Room.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

With Nicky and Esther’s help we created some fabulous unique touches. Their colors were blue, yellow and chocolate to match the blue skies and natural wilderness around us. Their theme was rustic elegance with a little bit of Texas thrown in. Here are some of our favorite touches:

Flowers:
We had big yellow sunflowers with little touches of blue in them.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers.

Menu:
Pocket fold napkins with custom menus that had sunflowers on them.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Cake:
Their favorite type of dessert was cheesecake, so they were thinking of having a cheesecake for their wedding but were torn since they wanted a traditional cake look. So, the fabulous baker at Sonnenlap made a hybrid wedding cheesecake with raspberry center. This cake literally melted in your mouth.

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Center Pieces:
They went with a variety of candle lanterns with yellow petals inside them and then sunflowers scattered around them.

Rustic Centerpieces

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Guest Book:
True to their Texas roots they had their guests sign a Texas long horn as their guest book.

Guest Book

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

Wedding Planner: Something Blue Colorado
Photographer: Brosphoto Wedding Photographers http://brosphoto.com/main_page.html
Ceremony Site: Vail Wedding Deck http://www.vail.com/groups/weddings/weddings.aspx
Reception and Catering: Ludwig’s at Sonnenlap Vail Resort http://www.sonnenalpweddings.com/vail-wedding-venues.html#
Baker: Sonnenlap Vail Resort http://www.sonnenalpweddings.com/vail-wedding-venues.html#
Florist: Parker Blooms http://www.parkerblooms.com/
DJ: Tiff’s Riff http://www.tiffsriffsdj.com/tiffsriffsdj/Home.html
Ceremony Music: Masterful Musicians http://www.masterfulmusicians.com/

Vail Wedding

Photo by Brosphoto Wedding Photographers

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A Love that Words Cannot Describe

Wes and Jennifer’s Wedding

When I arrived at the hotel you could feel the excitement in the air. Everyone was getting ready for Wes and Jennifer’s big day.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Jennifer looked angelic in her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle to her soul mate, Wes.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Jennifer and Wes’s wedding was at The Red Rocks on a beautiful, clear sunny fall day.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Their ceremony site was at the Trading Post, where they were surrounded by breath taking red rock formations.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Their ceremony was a traditional Christian ceremony.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Both couples are hearing impaired.  Their ceremony was very moving as they expressed their love for each other using sign language.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Their dog was a very cute flower girl.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

The reception was held in the Red Rock Room at The Red Rocks. The large rock formation in the room was stunning with several candles flickering across it.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

When working with Jennifer and Wes they discussed how they wanted their decor to blend in with the natural beauty of Red Rock in the fall.  They chose the colors of chocolate and gold with an Aspen themed wedding.   Aspen leaf touches are throughout the decor.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

 

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Below are some of my favorite personal touches;

Dessert: The dessert was the big hit of the night. The guests could not stop talking about the delicious mini pies.  The mini pies were placed on a cupcake stand and were surrounded by Aspen leaves that I went out and picked that morning.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Favors: Jennifer’s mom made homemade chocolate leaf lollipops.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Guest Book: their guest book contained their engagement pictures and was placed on a Chocolate table runner with aspen leaves scattered around the table.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Escort Cards: Aspen leaves hanging on a little tree.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Card Holder: A friend made a card holder that looked like the bark of a aspen tree.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Flowers: The flowers were gorgeous by Parker Blooms and contained fall colors with a lot of texture.

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Something Blue Colorado

Venue: Red Rocks http://www.redrocksonline.com/CONCERTSEVENTS/MeetingsandWeddings.aspx

Officiant: Josh Ratzlaff  www.coloradoweddingofficiant.webs.com

Photographer:  Mark Mortensen Photography http://www.markmortensen.com/

Florist: Parker Blooms http://www.parkerblooms.com/

Bakery: Indulge http://www.indulgebakery.com

Rentals: Something Blue Colorado

Hair and Makeup: Hair on Wheels http://www.haironwheels.net/

Accommodations: Hotel Residence Inn by Marriot in Golden, CO

Photo by Mark Mortensen Photography

I wish Jennifer and Wes a wonderful married life in their new home in Atlanta!

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Something Blue Colorado’s New Wedding Website and Blog

Hello and welcome to my brand new website and blog!

I first want to thank all the people who helped make my new website and blog come true. Thank you to my website guy, Chris with Studio 119 Degrees, who helped create this beautiful website and logo. Also thank you to all of the wonderful and talented photographers I have been luckily enough to work with, whose photos I have used on my new website including; Mahal Bella Photography, Charles Uniatowski, Mark Mortensen Photography, Brinton Studios, Christina Kiffney Photography, Broxton Art, Preston Utley, Brosphoto Wedding Photographers, Diana Sabreen Photography and Lindsay J. C. Lack Photojournalist.

I am also pleased to announce that Something Blue Colorado has won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award! This will be the second year in a row we have won the Bride’s Choice award! Thank you to all of our wonderful couples who made this possible. This means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds.

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2012 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners

If you would like to see some of our reviews from our wonderful couples you can find them here: http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/something-blue-colorado-denver/10f9551a220bac11.html

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-Marcea the Owner of Something Blue Colorado

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