A Mountaintop Ceremony with Stunning Views

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.

 

Bride and dog on Durango Mountain, Pugatory Resort, Durango CO

 

 

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.

 

Gorgeous bridal bouquet on Durango Mountain, Pugatory Resort, Durango CO Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado

THE CEREMONY

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!

 

Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Ceremony at the top of lift one at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado Bride, groom and dog at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado

 

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.

 

Birde and groom riding the chairift at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado

 

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!

 

Birde and groom riding the chairift at Purgatory Resort, Durango, Colorado


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

 


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