From the moment you’re welcomed by friendly gatekeepers at the flag-lined vista drive, you feel like the people of Beaver creek are happy you’ve come and that they intend to show you a good time with top-notch service. Combined with the aspen forests, the mountain grandeur, and the lodge of another era complete with winding staircase and tucked away alcoves, Saddle Ridge fully delivers an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Golden bears, elk, moose, and mouse table numbers, gilded candles on a bed of wood chips, emerald green homemade jalapeno jelly favors, an eclectic mix of old wooden chairs, heirloom photos surrounding a dahlia-adorned cake, and a mix of white roses, baby’s breath, and chamomile in rustic wooden boxes (artfully arranged by the groom’s mother)…the rich details of Colin & Deidre’s mountain lodge wedding were beautifully captured by the fun and talented duo, Jason + Gina Photography
Envelopes of fresh rose petals were sealed in gold and burgundy wax and offered for guests to shower on the newly married couple. We love how this little detail compliments the historic feel of the lodge and gives a sense of timeless romance.
Colin and Deidre’s families were very involved in the décor for this western lodge celebration. They were very creative in the use of wildlife figures, sprayed in gold and displayed on dark wooden stands to hold up the table numbers. Gold-flecked candles on a bed of wood chips in their glass containers interspersed with wooden boxes of flowers all adorned the various wooden tables.
Favor jars of homemade jalapeno jelly (a favorite of the couple) and lace runners added the perfect touch of vintage elegance to the rustic lodge setting.
Saddle Ridge lays claim to “the largest collection of American western antique furnishings and artifacts outside of a museum”. They even include these mismatched wooden chairs, rich in character and so perfect for the setting.
We were thrilled at this wedding to re-connect with a sweet couple whose wedding we had coordinated last summer and who were kind enough to refer us to Deidre and Colin. They now have an adorable little baby boy. It’s so fun to stay connected with our couples as they continue life’s journey post-wedding. And being able to meet new couples through referrals from previous clients is, to us, such a compliment.
Honoring a heritage of strong family ties, Colin & Deidre proudly displayed these vintage family wedding photos on their cake table. We complimented the photos with some western antique furnishings and artifacts (mentioned above) and, later in the evening, some mini-pies and desserts.
Congratulations, Colin & Deidre, on beautifully celebrating your family of two while honoring the richness of your heritage, tastefully complimenting the lodge and mountain setting with your décor, and, true to the Beaver Creek welcome, showing everyone a great time!
Hat’s off to the Vendor Team:
Coordination: JA Special Events | Photography: Jason + Gina Photography | Venue: Saddle Ridge | Flowers: Groom’s Mother | DJ & Lighting: Pure Energy Events | Cake & Desserts: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Wedding Dress: Little White Dress
Deidre + Collin | Beautiful Beaver Creek Wedding was featured on the Rocky Mountain Bride blog!