Liz and Brian
March 20, 2010
It was a perfect weekend for a winter wedding in the mountains. After a Friday storm, the sun came out on Saturday to reveal a fresh coat of snow decorating the Vail landscape. Liz and Brian got married at the Vail Interfaith Chapel and celebrated with a lively reception at Donovan Pavilion. It was a destination wedding, with guests traveling in from all over the country, including a large group from Texas. Liz and Brian really showed them the best of Colorado.
My good friend Tamera Goldsmith photographed the wedding with me. The two of us had such a fun weekend!
Brian and his friends began the afternoon at the bar at the Vail Cascade Resort. (Photo Tamera)
Liz wore gorgeous purple Kate Spade shoes!
The ladies got ready in a suite at the Vail Cascade Resort.
Liz and her mom
It was the flower girl’s fifth time in a wedding, so she was very helpful with all that experience. (Photo by Tamera)
They used antique skis as a guestbook — a perfect touch for a winter wedding.
(Photo by Tamera)
With Liz’s parents
Brian’s engraved champagne glass, during the toasts
After the maid of honor toast
Brian’s 13-year-old brother gave an eloquent and entertaining best man speech.(Photo by Tamera)
Father-daughter dance (Photo by Tamera)
Brian’s fraternity brothers serenaded Liz to “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling.”
This was one of the sweetest wedding moments I’ve seen. At the end of the anniversary dance, it was revealed that Liz’s grandparents had been married longer than anyone else in the room. Next the DJ played the song from their wedding first dance 53 years ago.
We were all crying.
I cried so hard that I lost a contact lens. I went to the restroom to put in a new one, and found this guest calling her own grandparents, still crying.
Bride and groom preparation: Vail Cascade Resort
Ceremony venue: Vail Interfaith Chapel
Reception venue: Donovan Pavilion
Wedding coordinators: Mindy, Courtney, and JoAnn of Mountains and Meadows
DJ: Randy Waters
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.