Real Wedding: Claudia + Michael’s Rustic Lake Wedding

This beautiful wedding was captured by the talented James Christian AND Julie Afflerbaugh. Claudia and Michael, who live in Miami, have spent quite a bit of time in Colorado, and Vail has become one of their favorite locals for a little rest and relaxation. Now they have some amazing memories of a perfect wedding involving their love, a moose, a canoe and so much more. Their ceremony was right on Piney Lake, about a 45 minute drive from Vail…such a gorgeous location! After the ceremony they had a picnic lunch at an old camp right on the water. Love the decor here! Then the guests went back to Vail for a nap or hike or whatever while the bride and groom took portraits. In the evening, everyone reconvened for a black tie reception dinner and dancing at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail.

I fell in love with this wedding when I saw the pics of them in the canoes – so romantic! Congrats to the happy couple and be sure to check more photos of this wedding on James’ Blog and Julie’s Blog.


mountain cermony



bride and groom


brown flower cake