Category Archives: Beaver Creek

Jennifer & Tom ~ married! Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek

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Jennifer & Tom ~ Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek Wedding

Congratulations, Jennifer & Tom!! These two tied the knot on a perfect Colorado day in Beaver Creek at the Westin Riverfront. Here’s a sneak peek of their incredible Colorado mountain wedding (with many many more to come!) beaver creek colorado mountain wedding first look bride and groom westin riverfrontThis top image is from their first look, a super secret location with absolutely breathtaking views of the valley. ♥

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Courtney & Mike ~ Beaver Creek Chapel & Saddle Ridge Wedding

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This sweet sentiment is at the heart of Courtney & Mike’s love story, which began at a freshman mixer with Courtney choosing a tie. A pink tie, to be precise. And to be more precise: Mikes pink tie. (and yes, the very same tie that he wore on their wedding day)  ♥

Courtney and Mike are kind and warm and an absolute delight. Their joy and laughter is infectious, and they light up around each other. It was such a delight to be their photographer. All the intricate details of their Colorado destination wedding were beautifully coordinated with precision by Rackel with Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events. A few favorites..

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Congratulations, Courtney & Mike ~ my warmest heartfelt wishes to you both!!

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Courtney & Mike ~ Married!

beaver creek chapel saddle ridge wedding colorado mountain bride and groom bwA quick peek at what’s on tap this week.. I can’t wait to share this beautiful Beaver Creek wedding!

Warmest congratulations, Courtney & Mike!

Stay tuned for all sorts of gorgeousness.. coming soon to a blog near you :)

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Meredith & John ~ Beaver Creek Wedding Deck

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A big sweeping Colorado sky, mountain fields dotted with wildflowers, a majestic panorama of peaks in the distance, and true love… life just doesn’t get much better than this.

I’ve been so excited to post part deux from Meredith & John’s Beaver Creek mountain wedding  (click here for part one: their rehearsal dinner picnic). Meredith & John got engaged during a hiking trip through the Swiss Alps, and they chose the breathtaking mountains that they call home as the backdrop for their wedding. Their ceremony atop the Beaver Creek wedding deck was simply lovely, with heartfelt vows and the incorporation of their beloved fur babies as integral members of the wedding party. These two are warm and kind, and it was an absolute joy to be their photographer.  A few favorites..

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Meredith & John, my warmest congratulations to you both. Wishing you a lifetime of adventure together!

Much gratitude and appreciation to the entire team of vendors who contributed their time and talents to this event:

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