Robyn & Jerai | October 1, 2017 | Durango, Colorado
From the bride: We chose a site that no one had used before at Purgatory, the meadow at the top of Lift One, where Paradise, 7th Heaven, and Upper Hades runs intersect. The clearing was still speckled with mountain daisies in October, and the views of Spud and Engineer Mountains were incredible.
Having our dog, Loki, as the ring bearer and present at our ceremony was so special to us. It would not have been complete without him.
October 1st was a cloudy day, with snow fall in the days leading up to it, and the tops of the mountains were covered in snow while the aspens were a stunning array of gold. We kept it small and chose to invite our family members and a few close friends. We felt very supported by the love surrounding us!
My favorite memory was riding the lift back down with my husband after it all was said and done, taking in the moment and being in the middle of the mountains on the most beautiful fall day.
Looking back, it really was the wedding of our dreams and it was more amazing than we could have ever anticipated. I have never had a happier day!
THE DURANGO WEDDING TEAM
Ceremony Site: Purgatory Resort. Carly, the wedding coordinator for the mountain, was an amazing person to work with!
Floral Designer: April’s Garden Weddings. Colleen has such an eye for and knowledge of flowers! She takes all factors into account to ensure beautiful and individually crafted bouquets and adornments.
Hair & Makeup: Hair Fusion. Great to work with so many talented stylists.
Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography
Reprinted from the 2018 issue