Lindsay and Tim were married on the Vail Wedding Deck where the sun, breeze, and mountain view created an on-top-of-the-world experience. These two, who have known each other since high school, have had many adventures together and knew instantly when they visited this venue it was the one for them. They chose yellow and silvery gray colors indicative of the aspens around them, and included beautiful modern, yet nature-inspired details in their reception décor – with wood slices, yellow roses, and succulents. Guests also signed a vintage pair of wooden skis – one of the coolest alternative guest book ideas we’ve ever seen! We wish these two a life of happiness, and thank Brinton Studios for sharing these inspiring images.
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
Tim and I have known each other since High School as friends. We were reconnected though my best friend and Maid of Honor in college as they lived across the hall from each other in the dorms and I was going to school out of state. We became close friends and the rest is history!
The Proposal Story:
The big proposal! Tim and I love taking photos as we try to document every moment of our lives, however we are definitely not professional photographers. On our 7th anniversary of dating I came home from work exhausted. We had told each other that we would cook a fancy meal and enjoy each other’s company at home. The big promise was that we would not exchange gifts. Well he lied (like every good man should)! When I arrived home Tim had flowers, a card and of course a wrapped up present waiting for me on the table. The present consisted of a beautiful photo album of all our journeys together. Each page represented a memory, trip, our sweet puppy Rylee or a holiday we had shared together. The very last page was a letter he had written expressing how much he loved me and asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Before I could look at him he was on his knee asking me to be his wife for the rest of my life! I was beside myself and of course crying! (I did say “yes” in there somewhere, too). It was everything I could have wanted and more! 8 and half years later we are finally married and it is still perfect.
Details/inspiration for the Wedding:
We knew we always wanted to get married in the mountains and the Vail Wedding Deck in Vail knocked the wind out of us literally when we walked on to the wedding deck. We knew that we had to get married there the minute we saw the view. The sun was shining and there was not even a cloud in the sky when I walked down the aisle, it was beyond beautiful and perfect! We wanted the mountain modern feel expressed with touches of the clean white Aspens and bright yellow and grey patterns. We also thought that the mint green of the succulents brought out the little extra touch of modern that we loved! We wanted a bold statement lighting that everyone would just ooh and ahh over but would also blend everything together. The vine ball lighting did just that!
Most memorable moment/s:
Sitting with our bridal party next to the fire pit realizing how lucky we are to be surrounded by the most amazing family and friends on a perfect day!
Advice to couples in the planning process:
My best advice is to not be afraid of making your dream wedding come true and always remember the reason why you are getting married.
Photographer: Brinton Studios / Ceremony Site: Vail Wedding Deck / Reception Site: Donovan Pavilion, Vail Colorado / Event Planner: Ashley at Revel + Bloom / Event Design: Pink Monkey / Florist: Sweet Pea Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Lauren Perkins / Wedding Gown Designer: Justin Alexander / Gown purchased from: The Bridal Collection / Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Toms / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Men’s Wear: Ralph Lauren from Kaufman’s Tall and Big / Caterer: Footers Catering / Cake: The Bundt Shoppe / Officiant: Judge Herb Galchinsky / Band+Musicians: Jonny Mogabmo Band / Videographer: Chris Orwat with Pure Cinematography / Honeymoon Location: Thailand