Two Minnesotans embraced the cool winter mountain wedding feels in this January destination wedding. The reception hall, however, was a warm, jewel-toned oasis for guests to eat, drink, and celebrate!
Jenna and Ray share a passion for snowy mountain peaks and fell in love with Della Terra, sight unseen. They opted to hire a wedding planner, since they had to plan their wedding from a distance. Hoping for a snowy ceremony and a cozy reception, they got exactly what they’d dreamed of when a countrywide snowstorm brought heaps of snow to the Rockies!
They knew guests would appreciate a short ceremony, since they would be married outside. A couple very close to Ray (who’ve been married 42 years!) performed a simple but heartfelt ceremony. They also included a branding unity ceremony, in which they branded a custom wood sign with their last name and wedding date. The sign now hangs in their home as a memory of their chilly Colorado ceremony.
While guests made for the warm reception hall for cocktails and appetizers, Jenna and Ray headed into Rocky Mountain National Park for a snowy photo session. With blue skies, flurries, and howling winds, these two were beaming with joy through it all. It’s photos like these that make any and all struggling through the cold worth it.
As guests walked through the reception doors, they were dazzled by the wonderfully composed decor. Jenna wanted everyone to feel warm and cozy with rustic pine decor, jewel-toned accents, and lots of candles. Their Polaroid guestbook was also a hit! Guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Bird’s Nest, a local restaurant. The banquet tables were adorned with long runners of greenery and added to the welcoming feel of the reception space. After they cut their gorgeous cake, Suit & Tie DJs cranked the music up and they danced the night way.
Congrats Jenna and Ray, on this beautiful winter wedding!