Courtney & Ryan- Vail Wedding
It was an incredible day in the Vail Valley! Courtney and Ryan put together the most wonderful day to celebrate their love for one another. They were surrounded by friends and family and their day sparkled with amazing DIY touches. The amazing feather boutonnieres and Dexter’s (the dog) tux were made by Courtney’s mom . The invites and programs were made by Ryan’s sister. Two close friends stepped in- one as the officiant and the other as the DJ. The antique jars and dollies were Courtney’s Grandma’s. And the food was prepared by Courtney’s parents, her mom’s friends and their friend TK and it was served by her aunts. What an amazing group effort!
The day was full of laughter, smiles and tears of happiness. Courtney and Ryan beamed- and their love and enthusiasm was contagious. I loved (as Courtney said) how the day went from a beautiful wedding into a back yard BBQ with yard games and all. It created the most fun, relaxed atmosphere (the Red Bull and Vodka fountain helped too!). The day was complete with tear jerking toasts and great dancing by all. And I have to say…they might have had the most unique cake I have seen- a cheese cake. A cake made of actual cheese. And the best part was when they made the announcement “now it is time for Courtney & Ryan to cut the cheese!”
Courtney & Ryan I was so honored to be there to capture your beautiful wedding day for you. It was an incredible privilege. I wish you two a lifetime of love and smiles!
All the best, Rachel
A gigantic thank you to my incredible second shooter and good friend Steve Glass. You rock. I love how you see the world.
The finer details:
Wedding Coordinator/Event Planner: Denae Brennan Wedding & Events
Dress Designer: Sottero Midgley
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaid’s choice
Tuxes: Groomsmen’s choice
Photographer: Rachel Olsen Photography
Florist: Petal’s and Pours
Bakery: Sugar Bakeshop, Denver
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Shoff
Jewelry: Nordstrom & JCrew
Band/DJ: Matt Koenig, Friend of the Couple
Officiant: Greg Steen, Friend of the Couple
And just incase you didn’t get enough of the wedding through the images above…here is the slideshow. As I said to Courtney and Ryan- grab a drink, sit back and enjoy (it’s a long one!)