Woodland Park is one of my favorite areas near Colorado Springs. It has more mountains and less traffic, and while it has more of a mountain town feel, you’re really not too far from Trader Joes. So when Taylor contacted me about her wedding and said it would be at her grandparent’s cabin in Woodland Park, I knew it would be beautiful.
When I pulled up to the cabin, it took my breath away. There, nestled among aspen and huge pine trees was not the tiny building I’d been picturing, but a beautiful 3 story home. An arch with chairs and benches was being set up in preparation for the ceremony. The inside was just as beautiful with huge picture windows and a classy, rustic mountain vibe. While Taylor finished getting ready, I met the rest of the family and guests that would be attending their intimate wedding.
Taylor’s grandma told me that her husband (Taylor’s grandfather) had built the whole cabin by hand. They had just finished the addition to it and were so excited that their granddaughter would be getting married there.
As the ceremony time drew closer, it looked as if it might rain, but in true Colorado fashion after just a few drops, the clouds cleared and the sun came back out. The ceremony, officiated by Taylor’s grandfather, was personal and beautiful. After the ceremony, family photos, and bride and groom portraits, everyone headed inside for cocktail hour and dinner. The whole thing was catered by Chef Brando, a personal chef who specializes in dinner parties and professional athletes (he often cooks for the Denver Broncos!).
The couple were toasted by their friends and family as they enjoyed a dinner of ribs, baked beans, and potato salad (which everyone agreed was the best they’d ever had). As the sun started to go down the candles and fairly lights around the cabin added a touch of magic. Seth and Taylor cut their cake and started their marriage on a sweet note.