STYLE, Wedding


It’s the allure of the vast, open spaces, however, that draws couples to these ranches, the connection to the natural beauty that is only enhanced by the rustic structures.  Many guests find that once they’re ensconced in the serene expanse of the ranch, there’s really no reason to leave. Perched at more than 10,000 feet above the ordinary world, it seems as if this space is what wedding dreams are made of. It’s summertime in the Vail Valley. Every day brings some new opportunity to appreciate this stunning setting from a blazing sunrise to the rainbows that pop up after an afternoon shower. It’s no wonder that so many couples choose to tie the knot in this idyllic location, whether it’s a local couple, former residents or long-time visitors. Each ceremony is unique, ranging from over-the-top opulence to intimate elegance but no matter what the theme, many couples are choosing to […]

Featured Stories, Wedding

Winter Wonderland Weddings

Many people might be surprised to see a bride – veil flowing, bouquet in hand, bridegroom in his tuxedo at her side – skiing down a mountain in the middle of winter. But in Colorado, it’s commonplace. Perhaps it’s the memories of vacationing here with the family or having met the ideal mate on a lift on the perfect, only-in-Colorado azure blue-sky snow day – the lure of the mountain calls. Alas, the winter wedding. And what could be more romantic than an impromptu light snowfall in the midst of the celebration? “It’s the magic of winter that lures couples to have a winter wedding,” says wedding planner, JoAnn Moore, of Mountains and Meadows. “It’s bringing your guests to the mountains, not just for a wedding, but to a winter wonderland and an amazing experience. It’s bringing people to the mountains for the adventure.”   Meg Stepanek, of Gemini Event […]

Activities, Vail, Wedding

Getting Married in the Vail Valley – Wedding Gifts

July used to be the hottest month to get married (pun intended). But now more and more brides – and presumably their grooms – are saying their ‘I do’s’ in October. The golden leaves lighting the hillside on fire adds to the glory of the day. Slifer Designs offers a bounty of special gifts for the couple, but one of our favorites is Simon Pearce handmade glassware. In 1971 Simon Pearce opened his first glassblowing studio in Ireland. Ten years later he relocated his operation to Quechee, Vermont, where his designs are timeless, classic and sought after. Slifer Designs is proud to carry this line, and is the only Simon Pearce dealer in the area. Come December, we will be hosting a trunk show with some company favorites.