We had such an incredible time working with Emily and her mom to plan a destination wedding in Crested Butte, Colorado. Crested Butte is tucked away in southwest Colorado and is a true gem of a mountain town. When Emily and her mom came out to tour venues, it was very snowy and cold. We actually did our venues tours on snowmobiles! It was one of the most fun planning days that I have ever had. The logistics of this wedding were challenging because of the location of Crested Butte which is approximately a five hour drive from Denver plus the location of the ceremony on one part of the mountain with the reception location on a different part of Crested Butte mountain. The coordination of vendor transportation and logistics along with the guest transportation, shuttles and logistics were very involved and detailed. We had a great time working through all the details and logistics to pull off an incredible day for Emily, Jim, their families and guests.
Emily, Jim and their families live in Louisiana and wanted to bring in a bit of New Orleans flair to the wedding day. We incorporated a New Orleans inspired menu, had a second line grand entrance, hired a New Orleans jazz band for the ceremony and cocktail hour and brought in Emily and Jim’s favorite petit fours from a New Orleans bakery.
The Uley’s Cabin site is a stunning location with one of the best mountain views in Colorado. With the help of Crested Butte Resort, we had a tent installed next to the cabin. Guests could either ride the chair lift or take a shuttle to the ceremony site. The ceremony took place near the top of the Red Lady chair lift with cocktail hour following on the deck of Uley’s Cabin. Guests enjoyed a casual buffet dinner while listening to Queen City Jazz Band and mingling between the tent and cabin. Once dinner was complete, Soul School Band took the stage inside the tent and kept guests dancing all night.
We worked with custom stationery designer JS Design Custom to create a fabulous invitation suite inspired by a ski lift ticket. Emily and Jim commissioned a local baker to create a wedding cake that looked just like their wonderful pet bulldog Gus.
It was truly an honor to work with such an incredible couple and their families. You can check out their adorable winter Crested Butte engagement photos and also their stunning Crested Butte wedding video highlights below.
Site: Uley’s Cabin with the ceremony at the top of the Red Lady chair lift
Floral: Misty Mountain Floral
Hair: Elevation Salon
Makeup Artist: Anthony Arts
Photography: Studio JK
Guest Transportation: Alpine Express
Video Productions: Lupher Arts
Ski Lift Invitations & Stationery: JS Design Custom
Planning & Design: Debbie at Save the Date Events