The Most Important Detail for a Perfect Mountain Wedding

Real Winter Wedding in Colorado

red boutonnière and red and wedding bridal bouquet

Nadia  + Carl
December 31, 2012
Dillon, Colorado

Wow! This is the type of wedding that helps you refocus on the most important details. For this wedding, the most important details are the bride and groom and a smal handful of their closest friends and family. For this wedding, the most important detail is love, and lots of it!

Here's what's NOT important in this wedding: Ceremony flowers, guest favors, Chiavari chairs, “personalized details,”professionally done hair and make up, a swoon-worthy wedding cake, signature drinks, or a guest photo booth. I mean look at it. The wedding dress is not even important in this wedding. The bride is wearing jeans and a yellow peacoat!

Now I won't be disingenuous about the pictures here. They're GORGEOUS! This wedding is published here in part because of the beautiful photography. While the photography is lovely, that's not the reason why this wedding is a wedding. Nor is it the reason why this is a perfect wedding. The reason why this is a perfect wedding is the love. It's the love between Nadia and Carl, and the love among friends and family. And it's the keen focus on that love and commitment that is the loveliest detail of all.

And don't start fretting if you're buried in cute little DIY projects that will “personalize your wedding.” I'm cut from the same clothe, sister. Go with it. Just remember that the hand-stamped muslin favor bags are not going to make or break your wedding.

colorado bride and groom wrapp themselves in a red flanel blanket Colorado bride in a bright yellow pea coat holding a colorful bouquet Colorado couple look out at a mountain vista
Dad walks Colorado bride down a snowy path wedding ring exchange in front of Sapphire point Colorado groom places ring on brides finger Colorado wedding ceremony first kiss Mountain wedding guests open champagne colorado bride and groom take a moment to kiss on a foot bridge Colorado bride and groom in front of a winter lodge Bride and groom embrace on main street in Dillion Colorado

From the Photographer

This military couple met through mutual friends. Nadia grew up visiting these mountains as a child, and loved the idea of a winter wedding. Not knowing where they would be stationed next year, these two decided to plan a small, intimate wedding with close friends and family (a total of 10 guests).

They held the ceremony on the morning of New Year's Eve, giving them plenty to celebrate that day! She found an amazing spot overlooking Lake Dillon, called Sapphire Point.

Nadia went with a more casual look with a yellow pea coat and scarf, with bouquet to match. Very appropriate for this 10 degree wedding!

Just after the ceremony, Carl, Nadia and I spent some time taking pictures in more of an engagement style. We took advantage of all the great spots around us, from Sapphire Point to Main Street in Frisco.

This wedding shows that destination weddings can take the form of anything, especially a Colorado Mountain wedding. It was beautiful and simple all at the same time.

Team Wedding