Picture a beautiful celebration nestled in the grand Telluride mountains, where every little detail captures the magic of a love story against nature’s stunning backdrop. Michela and Greco’s Telluride Ski Resort wedding was a mountain adventure and a tribute to happy memories with the bride’s godmother. The couple embraced the Wild West vibe and asked their loved ones to join in the fun by dressing up in cowboy hats and boots. With the help of their reliable vendors, the couple brought to life their dream wedding against breathtaking natural scenery.
With towering mountains as witnesses and flowers mirroring the changing trees, they kept things timeless and elegant, allowing nature to shine as the true star. As the celebration moved indoors for the reception, the tablescape came alive with delicate flowers and flickering candles. The space was adorned with scattered disco accents, adding a playful touch. Later, the party moved outdoors again, dancing under the enchanting glow of string lights, putting the perfect finishing touch on this picturesque celebration.
For an up-close view of all the beautiful details they crafted, scroll through these captivating photos captured by Mikayla Renee Photo. Each image is filled with inspiration that you can use to create your own romantic outdoor celebration in nature.
Michela and Greco
Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado, United States
The Meaningful Reason Why They Chose to Have a Telluride Ski Resort Wedding
It was super important to me to acknowledge our loved ones who were no longer with us, such as my godmother and our grandparents. I grew up traveling to Telluride with my godmother. She passed away unexpectedly in 2013. I knew immediately that it needed to be in Telluride if I ever got married one day. We also wanted to embrace the Western vibe and asked our guests to don “classy western wear,” including bolo ties, cowboy hats and boots, fringe, leather, and whatever felt Western. We also chose to embrace the mountains. The San Juans that surround Telluride are so spectacular and magnificent on their own that we didn’t want to do anything to distract from them. We chose flowers to compliment the changing aspen trees and added details to compliment the Western feel, like cowhide rugs, disco ski boots, and custom ski signs.
Cowgirl Meets Parent Trap Bridal Attire
I love the western, cowgirl vibe mixed in with a little classic Ralph Lauren. My dress from Rue de Seine gave me a Western feel with the hand-embroidered lace and the custom bolero. At our reception, I wore cowboy boots, turquoise jewelry, and a custom-shaped cowboy hat. After the reception, I wanted a western meets Parent Trap vibe and changed into a sleeker, more simple strapless dress, but accessorized with my black cowboy hat and cowboy boots for the night.
Appreciating Their Loved Ones Who Went the Distance (Literally) to Be at Their Wedding
I can’t pick one favorite moment because nothing will ever beat having all our favorite people in our favorite place to celebrate a huge moment. Most of our guests had to take two flights and then drive 1.5 hours to Telluride. Thinking that 80 people committed to that for us is mind-boggling, and it made us feel so loved and special. So I guess walking up to our ceremony spot, overlooking Telluride at 10,540 ft elevation, and seeing all of the people who showed up for us would be the most memorable moment of the day—that was pretty cool.
Advice: Stay True to Your Wedding Vision and Don’t Get Caught Up in Trends
It’s hard not to get caught up in what’s trending in the wedding world. There were times when I questioned my vision because of the current trends. But it’s essential for couples to stick with their vision because, truly, that is what makes your wedding so special. You should do whatever feels right for you and your partner on your wedding day. Couples should also be confident to trailblaze new wedding traditions without sticking to the traditional wedding script. I’m very proud of the team of vendors that I brought together to make our day so magical. All of our vendors were just really awesome, cool, kind, and genuinely good people.
How The Couple Personalized Their Celebration: From Hand-Painted Ornaments to Personal Welcome Notes
I am genuinely proud of all the tiny details I could incorporate and how these small details stayed so true to us–the hand-painted ornaments, personal handwritten welcome notes to each guest, my disco ski boots, having all three of our dogs, having custom cookies, and baking and decorating my own wedding cakes the morning of. These are all of the small things I am so proud of. We had a long 2.5-year engagement, so I had a lot of time, but I hand-painted a Christmas ornament for each guest to take home. Each ornament had different scenery from Telluride so our guests could remember the weekend!
Honoring Late Loved Ones on Their Telluride Ski Resort Wedding Day
It was super important to me to acknowledge our loved ones who were no longer with us, such as my godmother and our grandparents. We had open chairs for them at the ceremony to honor them and a memory table of pictures of them at the reception. I had my grandmother’s engagement ring reset so that I was able to wear it on my wedding day, and I had one of my godmother’s old western hats as well.
Their Unwavering Decision to Include Their Fur Children in Their Telluride Ski Resort Wedding
Having our dogs there was essential. We have three large dogs who we drove cross-country to get to Telluride for them to be a part of our wedding. They’re our children! It was never an option for them not to be a part of our day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mikayla Renee Photo
Event Planning – K2 Event Co
Ceremony Venue + Catering – Telluride Ski Resort
Reception Venue – The Peaks Resort and Spa
Floral Design – Flower Disco
Videography – Dustin Miles
Invitation Design – Haleigh Glynn
Makeup Artist – Erin Cain
Hair Styling – Kylie Brochers
Wedding Dress – Rue de Seine
Bridal Accessories – Van Crafted Studio
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Reformation
Groom’s Apparel + Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Marrow Fine
Rentals – Amend Collective
Transportation – Mountain Limo
Live Painter – Torregrossa Fine Art
Wedding Cookies – The Little Italian Baker
Donuts and Dosants – Baked in Telluride
Custom Bolero – Nova McLaren
Dog Handlers – Pups Plus One
Cowboy Hat – Crossbow Telluride
Cowprint Nails – Nail Bar Collective
Oxygen Bar – O2 Delivers
Cheers to Michela and Greco on their stylish disco Western Telluride Ski Resort wedding! A big thank you to Mikayla Renee Photo for beautifully capturing all the stunning details and meaningful moments.
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