A Weekend Wedding in Durango
Kayla & Tomas | September 21st
From the bride…
THE VISION & VIBE
Our focus was less on the day and more on the whole weekend experience. I wanted to emphasize the natural surroundings. We were in a stunning location and I wanted that to be the highlight. I also wanted the day to feel easy and chill (even if the weeks leading up to it were totally frazzled and unorganized!) It was also important to us to make the guest experience super easy – just show up and enjoy yourselves for the next few days. Staying at the Silverpick Lodge for 3 nights made it super easy to achieve those things.
I knew I wanted to create an easy and enjoyable guest experience. I really trusted my vendors to be the experts and I picked them because I enjoyed their style.
When we toured the Silverpick Lodge and met the owner Chris Wing, we immediately knew this was our venue. He was so relaxed, and the Lodge provided the right amount of comfortable mountain charm with a little luxury. The views from the lodge are stunning, and we wanted our guests to enjoy their experience in the mountains. Chris made all of our choices so easy and never pressured us. If we wanted to do everything ourselves and bring in our own vendors, great! If we wanted to have the lodge do everything, that was great too! We loved the autonomy we had to create the weekend we wanted; doing some things ourselves with outside caterers and lots of family help to having the lodge take care of cocktail hour and dinner on the wedding day. Knowing they could do whatever we needed really freed us up to enjoy the day of our wedding. I could go on and on, the venue and working with Chris really made the wedding for us. Oh, and it was dog-friendly! Having our dog with us over the weekend was really important, and I’m so happy we could bring him to the lodge.
We held the ceremony in the meadow behind Silverpick Lodge. It was really important for us to be outside and in nature. We used rustic seating on log benches provided by the lodge, and our arbor was decorated with flowers and greenery. Seeing all of our friends and family, walking down the aisle with my parents, was all so special.
The dinner for the reception was held upstairs in the lodge at the Sow’s Ear. The food was amazing, and Chris helped us put together a great menu that accommodated guests’ dietary restrictions. The room was decorated with yellow Aspen leaves and candles. The real highlight was the beautiful mountain views.
The weekend felt so personal because everywhere we went in the lodge, you saw people you know and love. I love that we actually got to hang out with our guests – which is not true of all weddings.
Accept help from your friends and family. People want to help, and I am so grateful to everyone who helped out to make the day so special.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Silverpick Lodge
Wedding Dress: Occasions Bridal
Photographer: Eppich Photography
Floral Designer: Linnaea Design
Transportation: Buck Horn Limousine
Day-of Coordinator: Brittney Cunningham
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