Today’s gorgeous real wedding is brought to us by super talented Sasha Coben Photography. This Squaw Valley Stables stunner captures everything our gorgeous backyard has to offer: a bright blue sky, tall swaying grass, beautiful mountains, and drop dead gorgeous views!
From the Bride ~
John and I met at the Sweater Party at Le Chamoix in Squaw Valley on January 6th, 2005. We were inseparable after that and fell in love skiing powder over the next couple of months. We were engaged on a backpacking trip outside of Crested Butte, CO in September of the year prior to the wedding. After enjoying a morning after brunch with our family and friends we left for a honeymoon to Sayulita, Mexico.
The backdrop of Squaw with golden grasses in the foreground is what inspired us. We wanted an open space with no size constraints and were planning on a rustic country theme so the Squaw Valley Stables were a natural fit.
The clear top tent was a huge hit, it allowed us to stay warm and out of the stiff wind but provided unobstructed views of the entire valley and sunset. The catering was awesome; from the private champagne service we got while the guests were seating, to a server helping unbustle my dress, to the horseradish variety on the buffet, to the dual flavored cake, they did an amazing job. I thought that I’d be noticing every little thing, like someone’s wine glass not being full, and would not be able to enjoy the big day, but that could not be further from the truth. D’Lish Catering orchestrated the event beautifully and I didn’t have to do anything but enjoy!
The horses were for sure a big highlight. I grew up riding horses, but it had easily been 15 years since I’d been on one. My husband was the same story. We contacted Alpine Meadows Stables and they were ready and willing to take part. On the day of the wedding Alpine Meadows Stables brought the horses over, they were clean and wearing their best saddle pads and bridles. John’s horse went first into the ceremony site and in the distance I heard the crowd erupt when they saw him come around the bend. As we both walked toward the site, the horses started whinnying back and forth to each other; it was magical and a moment I’ll never forget!
Venue | Squaw Valley Stables
Catering | D’Lish
Cake | D’Lish
Rentals | Camelot Party Rentals
Florist | Shanda Kenyon
Photography | Sasha Coben Photography
Videography | Doxa Studios
Hair & Makeup | Studio 89, Alexandra Gonzales
Music | North Shore Entertainment and Durango Bones
Dress | Blue Garter Bridal
Tuxes | Selix
Horses | Alpine Meadows Stables