So you’re an adventurer, but you just can’t imagine not having your family & friends there on your big day, therefore eloping isn’t an option. What’s the compromise? Abby & Jon can tell you in three words.
Piney. River. Ranch.
Abby and Jon started adventuring together almost from the beginning of their relationship. After their first kiss, they were already making arrangements for a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters together, which is still (to date) their favorite getaway as a couple. Well, maybe that’s changed after their wedding? It was pretty epic, after all.
When it came time for Abby & Jon to start planning their wedding, they really wanted to find a place that would encompass their passion for the mountains, adventure, and all things “outdoors”. BUT they also wanted that special place to be able to accommodate their family and friends, bringing them into their world for a little while. Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado checked all the boxes- with a pristine alpine lake and the incredible Gore Range in the distance, moose bathing in the water by reception hall, the crisp cool air found even in the summers at altitude, and the wildflowers that bloom late in the year once all the snow has melted. Not to mention they were able to actually get out on a canoe and paddle into the sunset, watching the mountains change colors in the alpine glow, and share a few moments all to themselves while their guests enjoyed the reception.
Here’s what Abby had to say about their relationship and why a mountain wedding was perfect for them :
“We would say the biggest defining factor of our relationship is our LOVE for all things adventure and outdoors! We’re big fans of hiking, biking, fly fishing, camping, cross country skiing, yoga, snowboarding/skiing (i.e. ‘skoarding’ in our terms), golf, etc…..Part of why we chose the Rocky Mountains for our wedding spot 🙂 Couple goal is to be the first Olympic competitors in the sport of hiking – Longshot, but we’ll be ready!!!….We also love exploring new places – whether it be a new city, or new restaurants within our own city – anything that gives us a chance to try something new and be surrounded by positive vibes is a win in our book!”
Take a peek at this magic- I wish I could do this day a million times over!
One of Abby & Jon’s favorite songs : Perfect – Ed Sheeran
DJ : DJ D’amico
Florist : Petals of Provence
Wedding Planner : Eventique Productions
Venue & Caterer : Piney River Ranch