An Incredible Mountain Wedding With 12 Guests
A cozy destination wedding in the Colorado Mountains with just 12 guests. The couple wanted a truly intimate wedding and made sure every detail was filled with meaning.
There are a million reasons to want a wedding in the mountains, but for McKenzie & Brandon it came down to a celebratory escape with 12 of their nearest and dearest. Nestled in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, they crafted a truly intimate affair with Heather Payne behind the lens. We're obsessed with the end results and if you have yet to check out their rehearsal dinner, what are you waiting for?
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From Heather Payne... McKenzie & Brandon celebrated their destination wedding weekend in the hills of Telluride, Colorado surrounded by 12 of their closest family members at the most quaint venue tucked into the San Juan Mountains called the Observatory at Alta Lakes. The panoramic views were absolutely magical…a photographer’s dream!

The couple pulled together an incredible team to create and execute the intimate event, including Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers who was designer and florist. Brown Linen custom-designed all of the paper goods for the event, including a hand drawn picture of the venue and a watercolor pamphlet outlining the weekend's events. Kelly designed incredible custom pieces including a custom crest (inspired by the crest on their invitations) & bridal bouquet with fragrant white and green creation of garden roses, ranunculas, tulips, local sweet peas, tuberose, pieris, bay, and dusty miller.

Each and every detail included in the wedding held special meaning to the couple. My favorite being an Italian veil that was worn by both the groom's grandmother and mother at their own weddings. It was my honor to photograph this event and it will be one I will never forget!
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Heather Payne
Event Planning, Floral Design
Philosophy Flowers
Wedding Dress
Claire Pettibone
Bride's Shoes
Christian Louboutin
Dimalta Gioielli
Bridesmaids Dresses
Stationery + Calligraphy
Brown Linen Design
Groom's Suit
The Observatory at Alta Lakes
Catering & Cake
221 South Oak
Diamond Rental
Jacob McCoy Burton
Groom's Shoes
Groom's Tie
Tom Ford
Viking Rental