Megan and Jonny, two East Coast New Yorkers, moved to Denver together when Megan began her graduate work. Megan said, “one of our first winter trips, we stopped in Vail for lunch and it was nothing short of enchanting. It looked like a European village and the walkability factor majorly appealed to us as former New Yorkers!” They decided Vail would be the backdrop to their wedding day after falling in-love with the village. With concerns around accommodating their “low-altitude” friends and family, they found Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse rather than being on a mountain top. The venue provides a sense of elevated mountain rustic, with the towering, wooden beam ceilings, massive mountain-facing views, the quiet wedding island, and aspens groves leading into the ceremony.
The ceremony consisted of Jewish traditions from Jonny’s side of the family, and then Megan’s love of poetry. They signed the Jewish marriage agreement called a Ketubah right before the ceremony. Their Ketubah was unique in that it was hand created in watercolor. There was a chuppah adorned with tapestries from both sides of their families, along with jewel-toned florals. Poems were read by family and friends throughout the ceremony. It was a blend of personal and family traditions coming together.
The reception was full of florals that scattered the tables, with berries that people could enjoy while mingling. They wanted a reflection of the laid-back, outdoor experience of Colorado. There was so much thought that went into every part of the day to make sure that family and friends felt welcomed to Vail, included and accepted just as they are, and very loved from the wedding couple.
– Colorado Wedding Photographer, Red Aspen Photography