Category Archives: Vail Wedding Deck

Carolyn & Doyle ~ Vail Mountain Wedding

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Hello blog, it’s been a while.. I’m in the midst of wrapping up my 12th (!) wedding season, and I have lots of catching up to do, so brace yourselves for an infusion of eye candy heading your way.. starting with a few highlights from Carolyn & Doyle’s beautiful Colorado mountain wedding.

These two love travel and adventure – they met while studying in Bologna, Italy (which, coincidentally, was my old stomping grounds!) and they now live in South Africa, but Vail, Colorado was the spot they chose to begin this next chapter of their adventure together.

The entire day was infused with such infectious joy, beginning with the wedding ceremony atop Vail mountain on the Vail Wedding Deck, followed by their reception at Game Creek Restaurant, which is located in the Game Creek bowl, halfway down a Vail ski slope. Breathtaking.

a few of the shiny details
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breathtaking view at 10,000 feet
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Vail Wedding ~ Laura & Bryan at the Arrabelle & Vail Wedding Deck

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“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy.” ~ Paulo Coelho

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck.. and so  mother nature decided to grace Laura & Bryan with a downpour of luck right during their wedding ceremony on the Vail Wedding Deck. Laura & Bryan exchanged vows atop the mountain underneath stormy skies in a heartfelt and emotional ceremony officiated by Laura’s father. It was beautiful. Personal. And perfect. My history with this family dates back several years.. back to 2008 when I was the photographer for Jarrett & Sloan’s wedding at the Denver Country Club. Bryan and Jarrett are brothers, so I was beyond thrilled when Laura contacted me with news of their engagement. I am always profoundly grateful to work with such amazing people, and it was especially sweet to have the honor of working with their family again and being a part of capturing this magnificent day. A few favorites..

the day was flawlessly coordinated by one of Sapphire Celebrations.. and here are some of the beautiful details during the bridal prep at The Arrabelle (including the drop-dead gorgeous Pronovias wedding gown <swoon>)

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bride and groom in gondola vail colorado mountain weddingTheir reception continued into the wee hours of the evening at The Arrabelle – the ballroom so romantic and elegant, sparkling with candlelight.

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heartfelt toasts from the father of the bride, Bryan’s best men, and Laura’s maid of honor

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Congratulations, Laura & Bryan – it has been such a pleasure being your photographer. My warmest wishes to you both!

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Vail Mountain Wedding ~ Laura & Bryan

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A glimpse of gorgeousness ~ Laura & Bryan’s Colorado mountain wedding at the Vail Wedding Deck and the Arrabelle..

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