A Colorado destination wedding is a dream come true for many couples. Some would even dodge the idea of a big wedding with a long list of guests only to travel to a distant city or country and say their I do’s there. This photo of the newlyweds shows why it is easy to throw a big and grand wedding out of the window for a more intimate yet amazing wedding where you can have pictures like this.
Isn’t the mountain background just lovely? And the scene right here with the groom kissing his bride’s forehead as they ride fearlessly in a cable car with their wedding attires on is just more than enough reason to ditch an ordinary wedding.
Another noticeable observation is how the other chairs are empty, with only the newlyweds riding. That makes the photo more beautiful because the focus of the image is on the couple and no one else. No other eyes watching them or other faces taking the attention away from the bride and groom.
We can only imagine the wedding photographer marveling at this site as she clicks the shutter and capture this amazing image. This is truly a winning moment not only for the couple, but for the artist behind the image as well.
The story of the bride, groom, and their wedding day ... Not only was this one of my favorite weddings of all time (and my biggest of the year), but this couple truly stole my heart. How much do I adore Regan and Jack? Let me count the ways...First, they met on a blind date. Thanks to the proximity of their families being friends and the intuition of Jack's younger sister Morgan, it all began over brunch in New York City. And even though they were living on opposite sides of the country at the time (Regan in NY and Jack in SD), well, love knows no distance. Their wedding was a black tie Colorado mountain fairy tale. Fulfilling their dream to get married on a mountaintop, they exchanged their vows amid the breathtaking views of the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck while tugging at everyone's hearts. Accompanied by her dapper groom, Regan was an absolutely stunning bride. The color palette of corals, creams and green was playful and perfectly transitioned into a lovely reception at Beano's Cabin. The abundance of natural birch, candlelight, roses and hydrangea made for stunning tablescapes and a warm atmosphere. Love and laughter filled the room from the bottom up.
Their first dance song was "Smile" by Uncle Kracker, the song that reminded them of each other at the beginning of their long-distance love story. "There was something about the other person that just made us SO happy, and even from 3,000 miles away, we could put a smile on each other's face," said Regan.
Her dad was quite the hit during the reception, too. From playing Neil Young on the guitar during dinner to a surprise father-daughter dance number to busting out a little "Mustang Sally" later on, he was just the best.
I don't think anyone stopped smiling or grooving during this grand party. Between Funkiphino's energy and paper lanterns a plenty, the mood was magical.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jack and Regan for including me in this special occasion. Your friends and families are amazing and you truly made me feel like one of yours. Major props to Emily from Bella Design and Planning, who I can only hope to work with again. And to all the other vendors who helped make this day as perfect as it was, bravo to you all!
Florals: Bloom Flower Shop
Desserts: Sugar Bakery
Makeup: Christy Ogden
Video: James Michael Film
Venue Contact: Kim Salani
Location: 15 W Thomas Pl.
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