Bachelor Gulch Wedding by Smitten Photography + Frosted Pink Weddings
December 19, 2011

My love for Colorado weddings is never-ending... and this stunner of a Rocky Mountain soiree by Smitten Photography is just the reason why.  With a beyond breathtaking Beaver Creek setting, the rustic meets traditional stylings of Frosted Pink Weddings and one of the most gorgeous gowns I have ever seen (WOW), falling head over heels for this destination affair was pretty much a guarantee.  Luckily, there's an entire morning, noon and night ahead of me, because I think I need to spend every second of the day wrapped up in this pretty.  Join me in the gallery for even more.

Bachelor Gultch







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From the Bride... Being married, although I have only been married for just a short time, is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. Our wedding day could not have been a more perfect start to our marriage. I am from a small town in Tennessee, my husband is from Kansas City, and we met in Dallas, Texas. I have always known I wanted a smaller destination wedding, and luckily my husband and I were on the same page. Picking a place to get married was easy for us. We both love the mountains, and we could not think of a more beautiful representation of God’s creation to be the setting for our wedding. We decided on an outdoor ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. After the venue decision, all the other details fell right into place.

I feel our wedding was a true representation of both my husband and me. Everything was clean, simple, and traditional. It was hard for me to not be married in a church, so my first decision was to try to make our outdoor ceremony feel as spiritual as a church would. I decided to use a large cross, made out of Aspen bark, draped in beautiful soft all white flowers, and to be set at the end of the aisle. My vision for the cross and flowers played into every other detail of the wedding. The wedding day itself was full of anxiety and stress. We woke up to rain, cold temperatures, and even some hail. The ceremony location changed three times throughout the day. Miraculously, about an hour before our scheduled ceremony time, the clouds were moved away and the sun came shining down on us to have everything just as planned. The sunshine moved right in to the reception where our band put on a fabulous show!!!! Everyone danced the night away!

Overall, our wedding weekend was exactly what Neil and I had pictured. All of our guests traveled from far distances to see us commit our lives to one another. It was incredibly special to have all of our friends and family in one place. A big thanks to my talented and fabulous photographer Sharon. She captured every memory! Thank you to all of our loving and caring family and friends for making our wedding possible!

Wedding Photography: Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography / Floral Design: Vintage Magnolia / Event Design + Planning: Frosted Pink Weddings / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August / Wedding Cake: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch / Band: Soul X / Hair + Make-up: Tricia Coble