Kat and Ben's September 2019 wedding at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort was the epitome of elegant-but-knows-how-to-party. These two were a total vibe on their wedding day. They each got dressed separately in the village at Keystone Resort before taking both gondolas to reach the venue. And can I just say, riding gondolas back DOWN the mountain in the pitch black darkness is SO FUN and also not for the faint of heart ;) When Kat saw the reception setup that Ebs at Distinctive Mountain Events had organized she was speechless. So let me love on this property just a bit more.
I have worked all three of Keystone Resort's wedding properties, including Ski Tip Lodge (check out one of my Ski Tip Lodge wedding videos!) and Keystone Ranch (where I did my first solo wedding after leaving the first wedding photography company I worked for in 2016). I first worked at Timber Ridge in October 2018 and fell in love with this rustic mountain lodge at 11,500 feet. Fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, and views of the Gore and Ten Mile mountain ranges in the distance... What's not to love?!
Now, back to Kat and Ben. They had hired one of my all time favorite officiants, Phil Gallagher, for their ceremony. Everyone laughed, cried, and secretly whipped out their phones to snap photos of the mountain peaks in the distance. After the ceremony guests were invited onto the deck for cold drinks and hot appetizers - a winning combo - while we took all of the family and wedding party group photos. When it was just Kat and Ben left for portraits, Ben scooped Kat up and twirled her around a la Sound of Music. It was all just so freakin' picturesque and made my job incredibly easy. Joy is what is photogenic!
At their reception, the wine flowed freely and there was even a palette cleanser between courses. I told you, elegant! After toasts, the groomsmen had prepared a choreographed dance for Kat that may have gotten a little Magic Mike. I told you, they know how to party! Guests celebrated as darkness fell around the venue. We were on a mountaintop under the stars, breathless and sweaty, euphoric and satisfied. It was a truly epic day.
Venue | Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort
Planner | Ebs at Distinctive Mountain Events
Florist | Petal and Bean
Caterer | Keystone Resort
Rentals and Decor | Colorado Wedding Draping
Kat's Attire | The Bridal Boutique
Hair & Make-Up | Divine Beauty Artists
Ben's Attire | Menguin
Officiant | Phil Gallagher
Rings | Jared and Brilliant Earth for Kat; Jude Ridge for Ben