Abby wanted to balance rustic warmth with an overall elegant feeling for her intimate wedding. What better way to do that than have the ceremony on top of Beaver Creek Mountain with the beautiful fall foliage in the background then move to the modern but elegant private room at 8100 restaurant in the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek?
The top of the mountain set the scene for a true Colorado wedding ceremony. We brought in fall colors to compliment the trees with large florals from Plum Sage and lined the aisle with fall leaves. Instead of having the adorable flower girl drop rose petals, she dropped brightly colored fall leaves as she came down the path. Abby’s brother-in-law officiated the ceremony as two close family friends sang for the processional. Instead of doing a traditional unity candle ceremony, we wanted to bring in a unique rustic idea. Abby and Rocky burned their initials into an aspen box which held letters that they wrote to each other. They will read the letters on their one year anniversary and their bucket list so they never forget their dreams.
Unique wood signs lined the paths for guests as they made their way down the chairlift to cocktail hour and reception at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. We brought in elegant luxury with fabulous linens, including a textured rosette linen for the head table. Pink Monkey Solutions transformed the reception space from a modern room to a romantic oasis with the use of fabric, lighting, white furniture and a touch of crystals. Plum Sage Flowers went above and beyond when it came to the floral design for this celebration. They built an eight foot tall wooden cross for the ceremony site, wrapped vases in aspen birch, and burned the couples initials into wood pieces that hung from mason jars. Abby and Rocky’s love and dedication could be found in every component of their wedding!
Most of Abby and Rocky’s guests were from out of town so we wanted to send them home with a touch of Colorado. We had apple pie jam made right here in Colorado from Plum Daisy, and then had specialty labels and a creative crate made for a fabulous favor display. Abby wrote a list of all the things that she loved about Rocky and had them printed on a sign that said “He” and Rocky did the same for her on a sign that said “She”, we watched as guests read the signs and became teary eyed throughout the night.
One of my favorite elements was an aspen arch that we designed for the lounge. We knew the lounge would have clean lines, white couches and an amber glow but we needed a bit of rustic charm. We had Plum Sage create an aspen tree “arch” which we placed against the wall. Hanging from the arch was a sign that said “Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite” and had engagement pictures hung with twine and ribbon beneath the sign. This wall was an absolute hit at the wedding!
The Park Hyatt provided a wonderful four course Colorado-inspired meal for guests who then enjoyed the lovely designer cake from Intricate Icings.
As I said before, I could go on and on about this wedding and wonderful family but I think the pictures will speak for themselves.
Thank you to Abby, her mom and her sister for letting me play such a big role in this very important day. I loved working with you and love even more that we have formed a friendship that will last for ages.
Vendor Professional Team:
Ceremony Venue:: Beaver Creek Wedding Deck
Reception Venue:: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek 8100
Photography:: Paige Elizabeth
Cinematography:: Rising Moon
Floral:: Plum Sage Flowers
Decor:: Pink Monkey Solutions
Rentals:: Event Rents
Custom Stationery:: Sweet Zion Paperie
Jam:: Plum Daisy
Stationery:: Cloud 9 Papers
Cake:: Intricate Icings
DJ:: Great Time DJ
Hair and Makeup:: Lady Charm Artistry
Planning & Design:: Save the Date Events