Pampas Grass in the Snow: A Rustic Winter Wedding in the Telluride Mountains

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Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

From a large winter wedding to an intimate ceremony in a Telluride blizzard- this wedding day is one for adventurers. Like most 2020 couples, Chandler + Andrew had to make a decision: postpone their wedding, or reduce guest list and find a totally new venue to host their day. With the help of K2 Event Co, they chose the latter, and it turned out to be one of the most magical Winter Wonderland weddings! They embraced the cozy and rustic vibes of their venue, Telluride Sleighs and Wagons, and brought in tons of exotic flowers to amp up the glam. C shares:

When we originally began planning our wedding we had no clue we would be impacted by Covid. 2020 had different plans but it turned out to be such a blessing. During a meeting to discuss potential plan B’s and C’s, our planner asked what our ultimate goal was. We of course said we just want to be married! Plan B and C included a significant drop in the guest count and a venue change. While it wasn’t our original plan, it turned out to be so much better! Our wedding day was so intimate and romantic.

Jason and Daris Photography braved the snow and turned out with some truly gorgeous shots. Let’s take a look!

Rustic Winter Wedding Details

calligraphy invitation

We’re loving the elegant vibes in this emerald, gold and black invitation suite from Yellow Rose Calligraphy.

wedding boot attire

What’s a rustic bride without her furry gloves and Marc Fisher boots??

A Bohemian Ceremony in the Snow

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Dahlia Floral Design wow’d with not one ceremony arch, but TWO! The first was tall and grand with loads of greenery, while the second featured curly willow branches and lots of fluffy pampas grass.

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Not sure if we’ve seen pampas in the snow before, but one thing’s for sure- we LOVE it!

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Telluride Horses transported guests via horse-drawn carriage and we are here for it!!

Andrew – first look, sleigh ride, I do’s!

Chandler – I loved all the moments we got to be alone together before the ceremony. Our first look was so special as was driving up to Telluride Sleighs and Wagons.

Ceremony in the Snow

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

If your love can weather Covid-19 AND a blizzard, it can weather anything!

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Winter Wedding Attire

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

A looked dashing in classic black Brooks Brothers attire.

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

See our picks for chic winter attire for a wedding in the snow here!

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

C looked like the perfect Winter bride in her Alon Livne gown from Mia Bridal Couture. She paired it with a bridal jacket from Elaine Kim, Two Skirts Telluride. Major applause to Moxie Loft hair and Erin Cain makeup for creating beauty looks that lasted through a Winter storm! How did C find such a perfect gown? It seems mom always knows best:

My mom, Matron of Honor, and a few other family members were there and were pulling things they wanted to see me in. I started trying on and they were beautiful but they weren’t quite “the one”. My mom came in with a dress and I was unsure but tried it anyway…mother’s intuitions are always right because that was the one! We went to our other appointments just to see, but I couldn’t get my mind off the Alon Livne. We went back that afternoon and purchased it!

Rustic Winter Wedding Reception Tent

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Processional: I Knew This Would Be Love by Imaginary Future

Recessional: You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates

First Dance: You Send Me by Sam Cooke

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

A whole vendor team came together to create this cozy setup for C + A! Colorado Party Rentals provided tabletop decor, Premier Special Events provided furniture, and BBJ Linen provided the table runners.

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

My only advice is sometimes you’ve just gotta roll with it and trust your planner and vendors. They were able to create something so amazing that we will cherish forever!

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

Fig and Bloom created a delicious spread of cake and desserts for all of C + A’s closest loved ones.

drip wedding cake

Colorado Wedding in a Blizzard

So much warmth and love, even in the middle of a snowstorm! Congratulations Chandler + Andrew! We know your ability to pivot your wedding plans and create a magical and memorable day will inspire so many other couples going through something similar. Wishing you all the best! -The GWS Team

photography: Jason and Daris // venue name: Telluride Sleighs and Wagons, Telluride, Colorado, USA // event design: K2 Event Co. & Dahlia Floral Design // planning: K2 Event Co. // florals: Dahlia Floral Design // wedding dress: Alon Livne // wedding dress boutique: Mia Bridal Couture // bride’s shoes: Marc Fisher // bride’s ring: Valobra Master Jewelers // hair stylist: Moxie Loft // makeup artist: Erin Cain // groom attire: Brooks Brothers // groom’s ring: Alter’s Gem Jewelry // videography: Jason and Daris // paper goods: Yellow Rose Calligraphy // catering: Telluride Sleighs and Wagons // cake: Fig and Bloom // desserts: Fig and Bloom // tabletop rentals: Colorado Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Premier Special Events // linen rentals: BBJ Linen // music: Telluride Strings // horse opertation: Telluride Horses // bride’s earrings: Mia Bridal Couture // bride’s jacket: Elaine Kim, Two Skirts Telluride


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