Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Winter Wonderland Wedding

In an effort to spread the love (because I may or may not have intentionally ignored Valentine's Day yesterday) today I bring you what I believe to be the perfect winter wedding!  I've always thought of myself as a late summer/early fall wedding kinda gal but these enchanting Beaver Creek nuptials have me seriously reconsidering.  Wedding planner extraordinaire Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming! thoughtfully crafted every last detail turning the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch into a charming winter wonderland.
Maybe I only want a winter wedding so I can wear a glamorous fur stole...who knows?!
But doesn't the bride look stunning?
Muslin welcome bags, printed with two owls, were filled with a bottle of vanilla extract and the secret ingredient in the groom's father's pancake recipe (also included).
Jugs of the grooms favorite root-beer milk are chilled by a pile of snow and the favor bags are filled with beautiful rock candy.  The bridesmaids carried bouquets of fir, wild pine and berries.
Escort cards bearing a crest with the couple's initials were nailed to a stack of firewood and cotton-boll wreaths were hung to mimick the snow outside.
Lisa enhanced the rustic vibe of the Ritz ballroom by adding real pine trees.
Centerpieces were made from cotton bolls, pinecones, evergreen sprigs, and flickering candles.
Even the dessert table carried on the rustic theme, metal pots filled with chocolate and caramel treats were grouped around the pièce de résistance—A faux bois cake sitting on a log pedestal cut by a local lumberjack.
So, can you feel the love?!?  What about a winter wedding?


  1. This wedding was photographed by my wedding photographer, Aaron Delesie. Hes so fab! And so this is wedding. So gorgeous.

  2. I am totally smitten by the look and feel of this wedding! I've been to Colorado a few times before to ski, and have always loved its natural, rustic beauty. This wedding truly captures not only the love between the couple, but the beauty that lies in the state as well. And that cake! Simply divine.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Although, if we're talking Aaron Delesie, this wedding in Somerset, England takes the cake (Link: