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Timeless Vail Wedding at Sonnenalp Hotel

May 27, 2021
Timeless Vail Wedding at Sonnenalp Hotel

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The Couple

Michelle + George

George and I met in college, and had been dating for seven years before he popped the question on July 4, 2019. We were in Breckenridge with my family for the July 4th holiday. We attended the in-town parade that morning, then headed to Lake Dillon for an easy hike since we had young nieces and nephews with us. George somehow managed to convince me to separate from the group, then he got down on one knee and popped the question at Sapphire Point on Lake Dillon! After I wiped away the tears and collected my emotions, we kept walking down the trail to find not only my family that we got separated from, but his family surprised me for the celebration! I’ve always dreamed about getting married in the Fall in Colorado, so a Colorado engagement further encouraged me to plan a Colorado wedding! After researching various venues around Summit County, I fell in love with the Vail Chapel and the Sonnenalp Hotel and signed the contracts for September 19, 2020 immediately. Well then 2020 comes along and COVID hits! Early on in quarantine, we decided we were going to move forward with our wedding whether it was all of our guests or just our family. We dated for seven years, engaged for a year and two months, were not going to keep pushing the big day any longer. We were ready to make it official! Despite the challenges and hurdles we had to overcome, uninviting guests, new safety guidelines every week, we were able to enjoy our wedding day surrounded by those who love us. It was the best day of our lives and we couldn’t imagine the day looking any differently! The Sonnenalp team was amazing in guiding us through the different guidelines and helping to ensure all of our guests were safe. Despite the craziness of 2020, we are so thankful to officially be married the support we have received from family and loved ones!

– Bride, Michelle

Planner: The Styled Soirée Photographer: Rachel Schrepel Florist: Bloom Flower Shop Ceremony: Vail Interfaith Chapel Reception Venue: Sonnenalp Hotel Bridal Boutique: Ivory Bridal Atelier Gown Designer: Anne Barge Hair: Chelsea Garcia Beauty Makeup: Beauty Mark By Kacie Music + Entertainment: Raising Cain Band Invitations : HH Design House Day-of Stationary : Half Moon Lettering Cake: Mountain Flour Lighting: Elite Entertainment Linens: Event Rents Transportation: Vail Pedicab
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