Elegant & Fun Mountain Wedding // Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort


Man holds woman in his arms as she cheers in mountain meadow at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

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.



VENDORS

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
























The bridal party rides the gondola at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

The bridal party rides the gondola at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort


The bridal party exits the gondolas at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

The bridal party pose in front of the gondolas at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort





Reception area at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Bride admires the wedding cake at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort










Ceremony set up at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Ceremony set up at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Mountains in the background at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Wedding officiant waits at the altar at at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort



The bride and her father walk down the aisle at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort



The bride and her father walk down the aisle at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Groom gets emotional watching the bride walk down the aisle at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort



Bridesmaids watch the bride and groom at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort


Bride and groom hold hands at the altar at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Guests watch the bride and groom exchange vows at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Bride and groom hold hands at the altar at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

The bride laughs as she reads her vows at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort




The bride and groom smile at each other at the altar

The bride and groom share their first kiss at the altar at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Bride and groom walk down the aisle together at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort



The wedding party poses in front of the altar at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort


The bride and groom pose in a mountain meadow at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

The bride and groom laugh in a mountain meadow at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Bride and groom pose in a mountain meadow at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort















Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

Decorated reception area at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort

White wedding cake with pink flowers at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort



Bride and groom smile at each other in front of mountain backdrop at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort


Bride and groom kiss as the sun sets at Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort