I love Telluride weddings - especially during the summer because there are so many fun activities to do in the area making it an ideal destination wedding! There are also several picturesque venues in the area and finding the perfect ones for Catharine and Alex’s festivities was so much fun!
The couple wanted to exchange nuptials outside with a mountain view but also wanted to incorporate a traditional church wedding ceremony. So, a two-part ceremony was born!
A more intimate church prayer ceremony was held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in downtown Telluride. Immediate family and close friends were invited to witness the two exchange vows that were officiated by Catharine’s grandfather.
The following day an outdoor ceremony was held at the San Sophia Overlook accessed by the town’s gondola transportation system, this extraordinary mountain-top ceremony site overlooks the Town of Telluride while surrounded by 13k and 14k foot mountain peaks. A short hike connects the gondola station to the ceremony site. San Sophia Overlook offers a wooden deck for the wedding party, placed perfectly on the ridge, and a grass amphitheater that can accommodate seating for up to 250 guests. The beauty and majesty of the Overlook cannot be put into words, but it never fails to fill the hearts of wedding guests from around the world.
PS- how cute is their pup Kyla, she was the perfect Dog of Honor!
One of my favorite details was their letterpress invitation suite- they included a map of the Telluride areas that their wedding would be hosted at, as well as a beautiful details card. They also had custom handmade paper vow books tied with a beautiful blue ribbon (to match their color choice). The menu cards also mirrored the invitations, to complete the paper suite wonderfully! Paper details really don’t get enough credit for helping to create cohesive designs!
The wedding reception at Peaks Resort and Spa was refined rustic. All of the details were elegant and sophisticated, with a touch of the mountains (- wood textures and iconic landscape elements). The centerpieces held a hint of geometric detail to mirror the mountains and had a beautiful summer wildflower look. Fun fact - Alex made each of these wooden centerpieces which brought even more personalization to the wedding details.