will + lily
four seasons vail mountain wedding, vail, colorado
will and lily are two of the kindest, most elegant and welcoming people i’ve ever met. we’re lucky enough to know them both outside of their wedding day, and we felt honored to be asked to photograph their wedding at vail mountain resorts this summer. i say “we” because my handsome second shooter was with me, which was the absolute best. will and lily had a welcome party at the bar at the four seasons the night before their wedding day, allowing their guests to mingle and giving everyone the opportunity to meet each other. the vibe was filled with love and excitement, and everyone had nothing but the best things to say about the happy couple. i love when couples have the time to welcome everyone to their weekend. it sets the tone for the celebration to come, plus you get to spend even more time with all the important people in your lives.
the next day felt relaxed, and i always take that as a sure sign that this was all meant to be. i loved all of the thoughtful, gorgeous details they included. lily’s gorgeous drop earrings (a beautiful gift from her parents), her elegant dress that fit her perfectly, will’s custom cuff links, the thought they put into the dinner they’d serve their guests. i could go on and on! i’ll let the photos speak for themselves for now, but when you’re married on top of a mountain and then end the evening with the best food, an incredible band, and a sparkler exit, your marriage is destined to be filled with more of the same – adventure, laughter, and the best people. cheers to you two!
their advice for couples planning weddings:
“Don’t be afraid to take your time, choose your venue not solely based on the venue itself, but the staff that work there, you will be working closely with them, so make sure you can make a good team together. At the very least, get a day-of coordinator, so you can spend more time enjoying your wedding rather than organizing it. Take some dance lessons. Do your best to say hello to everyone, and don’t forget to eat.”
ceremony venue: vail wedding deck
reception venue: four seasons vail
wedding coordinator: curate events + design
wedding entertainment: mannequin the band
florist: the ruffly rose
HMUA: beauty bee salon
photobooth: colorado magic photobooth