Tiffany and Daniel at altar with two white floral trees

Glam Wedding in the Colorado Rockies at Grand Hyatt Vail


March 13, 2024
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Nathan George Photography

Daniel and Tiffany met in Miami a month before COVID-19 hit, but instead of putting things on pause, they took the quarantine time as an opportunity to spend lots of uninterrupted time together. This only strengthened their initial bond and expedited their relationship, sending them on their way toward the wedding aisle at Grand Hyatt Vail.  

dessert with florals, welcome signs, couple on road with Aspens

“When we were getting to know each other,” Tiffany says, “we learned that we both grew up skiing and it was something we continued to do every winter.”

When the world began opening up again, the couple went on their first ski trip with Tiffany’s family to Vail, Colorado, and realized they were each others’ “forever.” It only felt natural that, after getting engaged in the Dominican Republic, they’d return to the place they fell head-over-heels for each other. 

white florals, stationery, couple with bridal party in woods

Once Daniel and Tiffany locked in their destination, the couple flew over to check out some venues and immediately fell in love with the Grand Hyatt Vail. 

“The resort had an extensive amount of event space options,” the couple says, “which we found ideal for our guests because they wouldn’t have to worry about transportation around the town.” 

bridal party collage

Shortly after, Emily Mournian from Milk Glass Productions entered the picture and began planning Tiffany’s dream wedding vision with a “Miami Glam” theme. The neutral color palette of white, ivory, and champagne with pops of green offered the perfect base to flavor with bling and gold metals. 

“We wanted to look back at the pictures and not have any regrets of doing something too trendy,” the bride says.

white floral trees, bride walks aisle with dad, couple stand at altar

When the wedding day came, the two couldn’t have been more prepared to face one of the most important days of their lives. The focal point of the ceremony was the stunning floral arrangements adorning two nine-foot trees, meticulously crafted by Myisha from Newberry Brothers. Covered in roses, larkspur, delphinium, and faux white flowering branches, these floral masterpieces added an ethereal touch to the natural landscape, enhancing the beauty of the ceremony grounds without detracting from their inherent charm. But it wasn’t just the aesthetics that made the ceremony special; it was the personal touches woven throughout.

couple at ceremony framed by two white floral trees

“The ceremony itself felt very intimate, personal, and full of love,” Tiffany says. Our officiant asked our groomsmen and bridesmaids questions about us at the ceremony rehearsal the day before, and shared the questions and answers with everyone during the ceremony.”

couple kiss at altar, leave and take a photo in front of hotel

The couple also made sure to hold a moment of silence for Daniel’s mother who passed away in 2017. “It truly felt like she was with us in that moment,” the couple says. 

Following the heartfelt ceremony, guests were invited to continue the celebration at the Grand Hyatt Vail, where the Cascade Ballroom had been transformed into a scene straight out of a fairytale. 

reception white and green collage

Guests were treated to a culinary journey curated by the talented chefs at the Grand Hyatt Vail, with a menu featuring local flavors and seasonal ingredients.  But the highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the hora loca, a lively tradition that brought the spirit of Miami to the mountains. As the clock struck nine, the lights dimmed, and the room erupted into a riot of color, noise, and laughter. Disco ball headbands, light-up cowboy hats, and confetti cannons transformed the Cascade Ballroom into a lively dance floor.

reception with chandeliers

Throughout the evening, the love and laughter flowed freely, creating memories that would last a lifetime. From heartfelt toasts to spontaneous dance-offs, every moment was a testament to the bond shared by Tiffany and Daniel and the love that surrounded them on their special day.

reception table setup, laughing at wedding party speech

“If your head and your heart are telling you to have a destination wedding, DO IT,” the couple advises. “We would also recommend getting a planner from your destination to be your eyes and ears on the ground when you are not there.”

couple share first dance, guests emkpy donner around tables

Vendors: Wedding Planner: Milk Glass Productions; Photographer: Nathan George Photography; Hair: Mal Porter Hair; Makeup: Lindsay Reyes Makeup; Florals: Newberry Brothers & Myisha Event Designer; Venue: Grand Hyatt Vail; Rentals: House of Wilde Events, Colorado Party Rentals, Charming Chairs & BBJ La Tavola; Dress: Pronovias; DJ: DJ Ray Rock; Stationery: Creative Wedding & Paper Girl Creative; Calligraphy: Monstera Gold; Lighting: Little Branch Lighting; Video: Tia Lorae Storytelling; Cake: Kelly Leigh Cakes; Photo Booth: Social Light Colorado; Bridesmaids: Azazie

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