This adventurous couple wanted to personalize their mountain wedding by incorporating things they love to do in the mountains into the theme of their wedding. The result is a homespun, picnic and bicycle themed wedding with happy yellow details. Leah McEachern Photography spent plenty of time in the mountains capturing gorgeous portraits that this couple will cherish for years!
Lindsey + Chacier
Why did you choose the Mountains for your wedding?
My husband and I always wanted to incorporate the great outdoors to our special day. Our bonding time and dates where either going on mountain bike rides, snowboarding or just hiking a 14er. We love each other and we love being outside so it just made sense to have a mountain wedding! Both of us are originally from St. Louis MO so claiming Colorado as our new home, we just wanted our big day to be represented here!
Wedding Day Weather
Partly cloudy with some sun
Number of guests that attended
What was your theme for your wedding?
Our theme was picnic/camping and just odds and ends of what made us, us.
Where did you find your inspiration?
Pinterest is always a good place to find inspiration but just being outdoors and camping, hiking and biking being a big part of our lives was a big inspiration to our wedding day!
My dress !
Food and DJ
How did you choose to personalize your wedding?
Throwing in bits that people may have not recognized. My husband and I always joke how we are going to be the old couple with matching sweatsuits and so we decided to match our shoes! (me having the more tomboy style of course ) Our favors to our guest were little metal bikes that are bottle openers, for our passion for mountain biking that had a flag attached to it that said ” let the adventure begin !
What was your favorite part of the reception?
I have two; Getting to do our first dance, that we did not practice for it so it was pretty funny it still makes me laugh, apparently my husband can not do slow dances lol.
My second one is my big brothers speech, it just meant so much to me.
What are three things you’re super glad you did?
- I am really glad we decided to do the first look by our selfs it was just a time completely to ourselves out of the crazy day!
- I’m glad we switched catering at the last minute, at first it was a bridezilla moment but in the end it was for the best.
- Picking our location just seemed to work out for all our family and friends from out of town it catered to everyone.
What was the biggest challenge in planning your mountain wedding and how did you overcome it?
Biggest challenge was just putting all of the pieces together and just having an idea of what it would look like or be like.
How did you find and choose your vendors?
We just researched a lot online for mountain vendors within our budget and then went and check them out.
What is your best piece of advice to other mountain brides who are planning their weddings?
I suggest a wedding planner it would have been worth it and maybe going back to the venue a couple of times to really get a visual of what you want and how you want everything planned out.
Wedding Photographer: Leah McEachern Photography | Wedding Venue: Silverthorne Pavillian | Catering: Of the Vine events and catering | Wedding Cupcakes: Mermaid Cupcakes (Downtown Denver) | Wedding Flowers: DIY | Wedding Gown: Little White Dress