beaver creek i do’s

Sorry we’re one day late on this Wedding Wednesday post, but after you see this serious wedding eye-candy, you will forgive us.

I was lucky enough to work this gorgeous wedding with my boss ~ the Meg Stepanek of Gemini Event Planning.

Julie and Steven, the beautiful, young couple met at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, he proposed at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and they were married at {you guessed it}…the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.

From Julie {the bride}…We wanted our wedding day to be intimate, elegant and in line with the beautiful Bachelor Gulch environment that we had as our backdrop.  I really wanted the wedding to feel sophisticated, but also romantic. It was very important to me that the beautiful colors of the area during the summer (the lush green trees, the bright, playful wildflowers, etc.) all had a role during the wedding day. 

I also wanted the guests to feel like they were celebrating with our families – who had also developed a close relationship with each other in these same mountains. Steven and I met each other in Colorado {both our families have homes in the area}, and we developed a shared love for the area and the Ritz throughout the years.  It is our second home, which made it very special for us to get to become engaged and married in this place that feels so comfortable to both of us!

The bride was truly a sight to see with her Reem Acra gown and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Julie and Steven’s wedding day was a beautiful, blue-sky summer day. The two were overjoyed to see one another for the first time on the skiers bridge at the Ritz before they said I do in front of 200 family and friends.

The white tent set-up for the ceremony at the base of the Bachelor Gulch mountain was absolutely breathtaking. Guests savored every moment under the draped tent as Julie walked down the long, carpeted aisle, escorted by her mom and dad to meet her groom under the hand-made huppah.

Guests sipped on “pear”-fect martini’s during cocktail hour on the Ritz patio.

A transformed ballroom awaited guests inside the Ritz and It’s gonna be a good night, by the Black Eyed Peas, set the tone for the fun celebration as the bride and groom were announced as husband and wife. 

Crystals hung from the chandeliers for that perfect sparkle, the tall and short arrangements of hydrangeas, roses, calla lilies, larkspur, orchids, fern shoots, tea roses and hanging amaranthus in a palette of eggplant, purple, champagne and chartreuse were absolutely gorgeous, the candlelight was so romantic and the band – WOW. I became a groupie of the phenomenal L.A.based band, L.A. All Stars, in just one night. 🙂

And, the party didn’t end there – the couple hosted an after party in another transformed ballroom that resembled a chic, trendy night club. Guests sipped on cocktails, danced and conversed with Julie and Steven in comfortable lounge areas and enjoyed “late night” snacks.

Fabulous Vendors
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Florist: Rose Petals
Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions
Band: L.A. All Stars
Planner: Meg Stepanek, Gemini Event Planning

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