An Incredible Mountain Wedding With 12 Guests
September 21, 2016
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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!