The day began with blue skies and big, white, fluffy clouds… Tucked away at Saddleridge in Avon, Colorado, there was no shortage of gorgeous mountain views or lush greenery. Planned by Snapdragon Celebrations, the wedding day of Sydni + Charlie was made to feel intimate + reflect the spirit of the mountains and surrounding area. June Photography captured all the magic and the sweet, intimate moments shared between S + C.
The couple shares We wanted a smaller wedding with only close family and friends in attendance to make it feel more intimate. Charlie and I come from such different backgrounds (he was raised in the Northeast by a conservative, Episcopalian family and I was raised in South Florida by a more liberal, Jewish family) so it was important to us that we didn’t lean one way or the other and just made it about us. Somewhere along the way of us planning, we heard a piece of advice that really stuck out, “just make it fun and memorable for everyone.” So as we went into choosing key elements of our day, we decided to stray from tradition and just have fun with it.
Ready to head to the mountains for this wedding? Let’s go!
How moody + GORGEOUS are these florals by Petals & Pours?
Sydni encouraged each of her bridesmaids to find a dress of their choice that they would be able to wear again + again. (LOVE THAT!)
Charlie looks so HANDSOME in his suit jacket by Ralph Lauren.
We’re MAJORLY crushing on Sydni’s gown by Christos Costarellos.
The whole day was a blur, but I think our first look was my favorite part. Being able to see each other before the ceremony was important to us so that we were more relaxed and present during the ceremony. For our first look we had our dog/ring bearer, Oliver, with us and found the most beautiful scenic overlook for photos.
Processional: Flute Tunes by Leon Joseph Littlebird and Jim Capik
Recessional: Flute Tunes by Leon Joseph Littlebird and Jim Capik
First Dance: Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
Love. Love. Love.
Lil’ pup!! We love when couples incorporate their darling dog into their wedding day.
The Apothecary Bee made sweet + delicate escort cards for each table.
Such a cool interior!
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Susan Colbert at W Salon created such pretty + wavy tresses that lasted throughout the day, and complemented Sydni’s natural beauty with light makeup + lush lashes.
I went into the planning process telling myself not to stress out or try to micromanage every detail and vendor. A destination wedding is really tough to plan, but you have to trust that the people you are working with know what they are doing and want you to have the most beautiful day ever, so just plant the seed of your vision and let them run with it.
A huge congrats to the two of you, S + C!
photography: June Photography // venue name: Saddleridge, Avon, Colorado, USA // planning: Snapdragon Celebrations // florals: Petals & Pours // wedding dress: Christos Costarellos // wedding dress boutique: The Find Bridal // bridesmaid dresses: All different; their choice // hair stylist: W Salon, Susan Colbert // makeup artist: W Salon, Susan Colbert // groom attire: Dinner Jacket: Ralph Lauren Black Label // videography: Sherri Innis Love Story Films // paper goods: Minted (Grace Cobb) // desserts: Mountain Flour // music: Dueling Pianos Roadshow // officiant: Leon Joseph Littlebird