Their Story: "Todd and I met in Atlanta (we're both from the South) and have always wanted to move to Colorado, We like to camp, hike, and mountain bike, and have a little rescue dog and a cat named Fred. We have access to a free vacation house near Winter Park. I could probably plan the wedding myself, but I work full-time and its sooner soon, and on the wedding day, I don't want to be responsible for setting everything up and managing all the vendors."
Wedding Planning: Susan and Todd decided to marry at a friend's vacation house in Winter Park, Colorado. So, the venue was taken care of when she contacted us at about two months out. Though we have benches that couples can add-on for guest seating, they decided to have a small intimate standing wedding among the trees with 20 guests.
Micro-Wedding Day: Initially, Susan and Todd were thinking of hiring a personal chef to cook at the vacation house. But after giving it some thought, they realized that going to a nearby restaurant would be an easier option. So, We developed timing and sequencing to include:
Tips and Ideas: Picture this: a gentle breeze rustling through the palm trees, the soft sound of waves crashing in the distance, and the love of your life waiting for you at an idyllic vacation house overlooking the ocean. Planning a dream wedding at your very own vacation house is more than just a possibility – it's a truly magical experience. In this ultimate guide, we will show you how to turn your vacation home into the wedding venue of your dreams. From unique ideas to unforgettable experiences, get ready to say "I Do" in paradise with these five tips for planning the perfect vacation house wedding.
If you're dreaming of a magical, intimate wedding celebration that captures the essence of your love and personality, consider renting a vacation home as your wedding venue. Colorado vacation homes come in all shapes and sizes and offer a unique and personal alternative to traditional wedding venues. But before you book your dream vacation home for your special day, there are several factors to consider. To help you plan your perfect vacation house micro-wedding, reach out to Wendee to keep it simple and easy.
Remember that not all vacation homes are suitable for a complete wedding experience. Some vacation homes may offer more flexibility, allowing for the entire wedding to be held on the property. Others might offer indoor space for the ceremony and only outdoor space for the reception. Be realistic about what your vacation home can offer and work with your planner to create the most magical experience.
Planning your wedding in a vacation home is an exciting and unique way to celebrate your special day. With careful planning, a clear vision and the right team, you can create a magical and intimate wedding that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime. The possibilities are endless. So go ahead, make your dreams come true!
Mother, teacher, planner, gardener, mountain biker, entrepreneur, librarian, hiker, snowboarder, reader, dork, chocoholic, trail runner and creative. Wendee has been planning weddings in Colorado since 1995. In 2012, she decided to "go small" and only plans micro-weddings & elopements with 35 or fewer guests. Contact Wendee to get started planning your intimate small Colorado wedding.
I've been planning weddings since 1995 when I moved to Colorado from Iowa. I cut my teeth at Keystone Resort in their wedding department, then then ventured on to planning corporate meetings. But, I kept helping friends and their friends with weddings starting my first full-service company in 2002 (yes - planned the big overwhelming ones). In 2012 with the birth of my son, values shifted and I decided to go small, intimate and meaningful. Please connect with me to make your dreamy, simple mountain wedding come true!
Behind the Scenes
Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes of a micro-wedding day? Jaime L. Barba, one of our talented professional photographers, captured me at work from one of our May 2023 weddings in Boulder, Colorado. Enjoy! .... and yes, she does wedding-day content creation (a great alternative if you cannot afford videography) for couples as well as photography.
What is a wedding day content creator? It’s someone who is there on your wedding day taking pictures on a cell phone (or in Jaime's case, her professional equipement), documenting behind-the-scenes moments, capturing and telling stories, and delivering short-form media content of your wedding day in real-time. Checkout one from our September 2023 weddings ⬇️.