Category Archives: Vail, Colorado

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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Christa & Jacob ~ Four Seasons Vail Wedding

vail mountain wedding colorado four seasons vail ceremony vail golf clubHappy Monday! Sending out lots of love and warmest congratulations to Christa & Jacob! Their breathtaking Vail Colorado mountain wedding ceremony was held on the Island Green on the Vail Golf Club, followed by a fabulous wedding reception at the Four Seasons Vail. So excited to share a peek from their day.. with lots more loveliness to come. Stay tuned, my friends ♥

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Sara & Arun ~ Four Seasons Vail Wedding

vail colorado wedding first look bride and groom four seasons vail chapelSarah and Arun have the kind of love that is so precious. Their joy is palpable, and their delight contagious. Their families are warm and open and loving, and it was a tremendous honor to work with them. Their Colorado mountain wedding at the Four Seasons Vail was elegant and dreamy, with every flawless detail coordinated to perfection by John Tobey with John Tobey Event Design, and Geena and the entire staff at the Four Seasons.  A few favorites..

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Congratulations, Sarah & Arun! It has been such a pleasure being your photographer, and I wish you a world of happiness together. ♥

Much appreciation to the incredible team of event professionals who contributed their talents to this amazing wedding:

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Sarah & Arun ~ Four Seasons Vail Wedding

vail colorado mountain wedding first look bride and groom four seasons vail chapelCongratulations, Sarah & Arun!! ♥ Just a quick peek from Sarah & Arun’s first look – magic! These two are just incredible – I cannot wait to share this fabulous Four Seasons Vail wedding coordinated by John Tobey Events. So dreamy.. Full post to come soon, I promise.

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Caroline & Clayton ~ Donovan Pavilion Vail Wedding

 

vail donovan pavilion bride and groom first look bridge colorado mountain weddingCaroline & Clayton live life in a way that is vibrant and exuberant. They love biking and hiking and the great outdoors, they love their family and friends, and they deeply love each other. Their Vail mountain wedding at the Donovan Pavilion was incredible – full of laughter and joy, high-fives and late-night breakfast burrito delivery. These two make my heart sing. A few favorites from the day..

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