When you have two high school sweethearts who love the mountains, you know you are going to have a gorgeous mountain wedding. Ashley and Joesy had the perfect summertime ranch wedding at Winding River Ranch captured by Sarah Goff Photography. Relatively close to the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River, this ranch offers spectacular views of the Never Summer Mountains, creating a beautiful backdrop for this couple’s big day. Filled to the brim with rustic details and handmade flowers (all DIY’d by the bride herself), this wedding is the perfect inspiration for a laid back couple.
From the bride and groom:
Why a Mountain Wedding?
Our favorite place is the mountains, so there was no better place to say I Do! We also wanted people to be able to camp if they wanted, stay in a cabin or hotel, or bring a camper. We had a variety of all of these, and it was perfect!
What are three things you’re glad you did?
I am glad we had an outdoor ceremony- despite the rain, the pictures were amazing! I am also glad we had all of our immediate family be a part of the wedding in some way- despite a few gems, most friends come and go, but family is forever. I am also glad we booked a venue without a bunch of crazy restrictions (guest limits, noise limits, shut down times…etc). The staff at the Winding River Ranch were so laid back and accommodating, it was amazing!! I’m also glad we did a morning-after potluck brunch. It was so fun to see everyone the next day and share stories and memories from the wedding.
What are 3 things you wished you hadn’t done or hadn’t worried about?
There are honestly not many things I regret about our wedding, it was pretty perfect!
What’s your biggest piece of advice for other couples planning a mountain wedding?
If you are planning a mountain wedding, plan for ALL types of weather, regardless of the season. The mountains are so unpredictable and anything can happen. As long as you are prepared and laid back, nothing can ruin your day!
Colorado Mountain Wedding Vendors
Photography: Sarah Goff Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Winding River Ranch | Reception Venue: The Winding River Ranch | DJ: C-Squared Media | Wedding Cake: Amanda’s Cakes N’ Things (bride’s sister) | Stationery: DIY by bride | Makeup: Candice Bay (Bride’s Sister) | Floral: I made my own flowers and put them into arrangements myself | Hair: Candice Bay (Bride’s Sister) | Wedding Dress: David Tutera | Bridal Salon: Abeille Bridal | Veil: Abeille Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Each bridesmaid picked thier own! | Submitted via: Matchology