Living in Colorado, Emily and Peter are constantly surrounded by natural beauty, so an outdoor ceremony felt like a given. With its vast mountain views, Vail Wedding Deck in Colorado was the perfect location to say “I do.” After the ceremony, the couple joined family and friends at Donovan Pavilion for a memorable reception. Calluna Events designed a gorgeous setting full of elegant tableware and rustic touches. Photographer Jennifer Ballard captured the special day perfectly!
Emily and Peter
Vail Wedding Deck, Vail, Colorado
From the bride: Our ceremony was held in the afternoon at the top of Vail Mountain in Colorado. Anyone who knows Colorado summers knows that rain was a definite possibility. Sure enough, it was raining when 3pm came, but we decided to move forward with having the ceremony on time. Like magic, the rain started to let up a little more as each bridesmaid, then the flower girl, made her way down the aisle. When it was my turn to walk with my dad, the rain had stopped. By the time I reached Peter, the clouds had broken, and the sun had burst through. There was never any doubt, but it sure felt like a sign that we were exactly where we were meant to be.
Processional: Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
Recessional: You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
First Dance: Tenerife Sea Ed Sheeran
From the bride: My mom and I had a great time dreaming up the little details that brought our wedding to life. She did so much by hand—from sewing lace table runners to building a huge seating display out of wood, chicken wire, and clothespins. We got a lot of great ideas on Pinterest and then added our own unique touch. I could hardly believe how beautifully it all came together.
Photography – Jennifer Ballard
Event Planning – Calluna Events
Ceremony Venue – Vail Wedding Deck
Reception Venue – Donovan Pavilion
Floral Design – Liz of Cori Cook Floral Design
Catering – Blackbelly
Cake – Megan Joy Cakes
DJ – Fred of Greatime DJs
Hair Styling – Eileen Kantor of Twig Salon
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Rentals – Tents & Events
A special thanks to Calluna Events for giving us a glimpse into Emily and Peter’s beautiful mountain wedding at Vail Wedding Deck. Looking for outdoor wedding inspiration? Head over to this stunning Banff elopement in the Tunnel Mountain Reservoir!