A Simple & Intimate Mountain Ceremony

Cassie & Ryan  |  August 3rd

 

From the bride…

I always envisioned a mountain backdrop for my wedding. I also wanted it to be an intimate, low-key event celebrating with the people I loved most.

 

First Look in the forest

 

THE VENUE

 

We chose a beautiful wooded outdoor site at Purgatory Ski Resort. This incorporated the mountain backdrop and provided convenient access for our families.

 

Ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango Colorado

 

THE VOWS

The ceremony site was a peaceful aspen and evergreen grove at Purgatory Ski Resort. We opted for no additional décor, just the natural beauty. It was a quiet, intimate location for a perfect ceremony.

 

 

Ceremony at Purgatory Resort, Durango Colorado

 

When I arrived at the alter, our officiant joked about how quickly I walked down the aisle. I can’t walk anywhere slowly!

 

 

Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains

THE RECEPTION

 

We returned to our Air BnB with our families for dinner catered by Zia Taqueria. Music was playing from a playlist I had prepared. We ate and drank together as a newly joined family. There was no pressure to be the center of attention, and we just enjoyed one another’s company.

 

Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains

ADVICE

 

This is YOUR day; include the personalized details that make it YOUR wedding, and don’t sacrifice them to make someone else happy.

 

Bride & Groom in San Juan Mountains

VENDORS

Venue: Purgatory Ski Resort  //  Officiant: Chessa Gill  //  Caterer: Zia Taqueria  //  Hair & Makeup: Bree Kelly  //  Photographer: Julie Haider

1 Comment

  1. Mimi on August 18, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Beautiful ❤️



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