As I like to say, I specialize in serving kindhearted couples at their elegant weddings with vibrant, in-the-moment photography. Well, the Sebastian Vail wedding of Caroline and John had elegance and vibrance in spades, and so many wonderful moments it’s hard to know where to begin. I suppose though that I should begin with our kindhearted couple, Caroline and John.
As I walked around Beaver Creek, down riverside trails and up mountain slopes, I took a few deep breaths and thought to myself ‘This is LIFE! I should get up here more often!’ I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking such things as friends and family gathered for Deirdre and DJ’s Beano’s Cabin Wedding. That cool, fresh mountain air and being surrounded by such majestic beauty is enough to make anyone consider a permanent change of address.
It didn’t dawn on me until just before Kathryn and David’s wedding that I’ve photographed so many weddings at the Beaver Creek Westin and Cordillera over the last few years that the Vail area is beginning to feel like home. But, surprisingly, it’s been six years since I’ve photographed a Vail wedding at the Donovan Pavilion and it was wonderful to return!
Kathryn and David have a second home in Vail making it very convenient for them to make a getaway to the mountains to enjoy the beauty and cool mountain air of Vail in Summer, or make a base camp in the winter for a weekend on the slopes. Their home made a great spot for an intimate wedding ceremony outside at a place very dear to their hearts.
It seems that every year I get the privilege of photographing at least one Cordillera wedding. The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera near Vail Colorado is an incredible wedding venue. The scenery is some of the best in Colorado. Add to that some fabulous wedding design and details by Alexan Events, a beautiful Bride and Groom, and a roomful of East Coast family and guests and you’ve got yourself a magnificent wedding!