0838When Heather and Brian started planning their wedding from New York, they envisioned a mountain destination where guests would gather for the weekend, revel in beautiful surroundings, laugh and relax together, and celebrate in style. Heather’s thoughtful attention to detail paired with Brian’s natural hospitality brought that vision to life in Beaver Creek where guests were welcomed with gift bags full of the couples’ favorites—Cape Cod chips, bakery fresh cookies, personalized Minnesota drink koozies, colorful striped socks for the dance floor, and s’mores kits for evenings by the mountainside fire pit at Park Hyatt.

A wax seal stamped with Heather & Brian’s custom crest adorned ceremony programs held by friends and family on the slopeside deck of Allie’s Cabin where Heather’s father officiated the beautiful nuptials. Scarlett, the couple’s adorable dog, acted as flower girl with the help of a few treats and some gentle coaxing down the aisle.

Inside the cabin, tall arrangements of orchids, roses, and calla lilies from Pink Posey Design elevated the elegance of the room while table runners of greenery accented with flowers complimented the natural setting. The team at Allie’s cabin were top notch in service and food, an absolute pleasure to work with. Matt with Elite DJ not only brought the party to life, he invited (by special arrangement) Brian to dance with Heather’s grandmother, the first dance in her life and a touching experience to witness.  David Lynn Photography captured the day in their soulful style and the photos couldn’t be more poignant as they recount a weekend of special moments and thoughtful touches, a weekend we were truly honored to be part of.

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Allie’s Cabin | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Floral Design:  Pink Posey Design | DJ:  Elite DJ | Ceremony Music:  Songs from the Heart | Cake:  Elegant Bakery | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Lodging:  Park Hyatt | Rehearsal Dinner:  Metropolitan | Brunch:  CBar | Hair:  Hair Artistry by Hilary | Makeup:  Pink Lashes


It’s said that an invitation sets the tone for an event, building expectation and excitement with hints of style.  Erin and Dan’s wedding invitation was full of thoughtful details, contemporary style, a romantic pair of lovebirds, and a little booklet featuring the destination’s history; a perfect preview of the intimate fall mountain wedding celebration so beautifully captured by Elizabeth Ann Photography.

On the wedding day, guests arrived early to discover bird adorned name signs on each room of the charming historic Outlook Lodge and it’s adjacent contemporary Little Beaver Inn.  Bottles of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and richly textured rug bags full of goodies welcomed an intimate gathering of twenty eight guests to relax and settle in before meandering over to enjoy a cocktail on the Victorian porch.

Golden aspen leaves danced in the breeze through cottage windows as a string trio played Marry Me and the sunroom became a sanctuary for tying the knot (literally).

Intricately embroidered gemstones shimmered in elegant curves as Erin stepped from the sunlit Victorian porch into the gaze of her beloved. The rustle of guests rising from their seats met a delicate whisper of sequined tulle on luxurious folds of Chantilly lace, sweeping over the intimate aisle with breathless grace.

A living room of damp eyes watched Erin & Dan express their profound love for each other and then for twins Danny & Grace with special custom bracelets as Erin joined their family.

Claret Cobbler, a house recipe signature drink (featured in the invitation’s history booklet), filled mason jar mugs monogrammed with blush lovebirds.  The clean contemporary look of cocktail tables dressed in white linen adorned with white freesia blooms in smooth white vases was accented in a romantic touch of soft pink candles and a pair of white lovebirds.  As guests moved from the front porch rocking chairs and wicker settee to the back yard patio for dinner from Cravings Catering, a basket of pink pashminas and Adirondack chairs around a cozy firepit offered warmth in the crisp September air.

Inside, ceremony chairs were cleared from the living room and guests danced by the fireplace between bites of truffles and Boston Cream Pie for dessert.  Candlelit lanterns lined the stone steps down to Little Beaver Inn as guests ended the evening warm with the glow of wine and friendship.

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The Creative Team

Design:  Erin (O’Brien) Cernich (bride) | Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Outlook Lodge | Photography:  Elizabeth Ann Photography | Catering:  Cravings Catering | Flowers:  Twigs & Posies | DJ:  Laser Sound | Ceremony Music:  Aspen Strings | Rentals:  Event Rents | Hair & Make-up:  Jessica Davis | Bride’s Dress:  Yirsa by Atelier Pronovias from The Bridal Collection

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