Chelsea and Brett were a beautiful couple who knew they wanted an intimate wedding with about 30 of their closest family and friends. Brett proposed to Chelsea up at the top of Vail mountain and so they felt it was the perfect place to get married. With Chelsea from Michigan and Brett from Montana, they felt the Vail Wedding Deck and it’s spectacular views was a place that all of their family would love!
They chose early August hoping that a lot of the afternoon mountain showers would be over and they would have one of those spectacular late summer/fall days that Colorado is so known for. Unfortunately that Friday mother nature decided to unleash and it poured most of the day. As rehearsal time was nearing the rain did start to subside but we went ahead with the back up plan and were able to get up on the wedding deck as well. Under umbrellas we conducted a wet rehearsal. As if mother nature knew Chelsea and Brett were determined to do the wedding deck, the sun came out the next morning and with just a slight threat of a thundershower they were able to have their perfect wedding up on the Vail Wedding Deck with their family and friends! During their ceremony they incorporated a tree ceremony with a small sapling and both parents brought soil from both Michigan and Montana and the mothers combined the soils representing the bring together of the two families. The tree was then planted at their home in Denver.
Following the ceremony and family pictures the guests headed back down the mountain for cocktail hour at El Sabor at the foot of the gondola while Chelsea and Brett took additional photos up top. The evening was beautiful and everyone was able to enjoy the patio and beautiful views.
Chelsea and Brett finished up their photos and joined their cocktail hour for a while and then everyone headed to the shuttle bus to be whisked off to an intimate dinner at Mountain Standard in the Vail Village ending a beautiful wedding day in the Colorado Mountains!
A special thank you to Paige Eden at Paige Eden Photography for sharing these amazing photos! Thank you to all the wedding professionals involved in making Chelsea and Brett’s day one they will never forget!