Telluride Mountaintop Real Wedding


April 14, 2021
Words by Hope O'Brien
Photos courtesy of Lisa Marie Wright Photography

Childhood memories often last a lifetime and the places where they are made last even longer. For Pamela, she became a part of those lifelong memories when she married William in the town where he spent every summer and winter as a child; Telluride, Colorado. 

When the two chose to marry in Telluride, Pamela knew just how meaningful the destination was from her husband’s memories of the town.

“He always spoke to me of how magical it was and all the special memories he had created there,” the bride says.

With both the bride and groom being avid travelers, they knew that a destination wedding was the way they wanted to go. Though the ceremony was smaller than it would have been in their home city, the intimate size became a stress reliever as the pandemic forced the couple’s original plans to change.

“Given the pandemic, we had to reschedule our original wedding,” the bride says. “But we loved being able to have an intimate, fun and safe wedding and we do not think that this would have been possible if we have had it at home.”

The pandemic didn’t take away any of the fun as friends and family traveled to Colorado to celebrate Pamela and William’s love. Even with the smaller than planned group, Pamela knew that their wedding was filled with the people that loved them most.

“One of the advantages of having a destination wedding is that the people that really want to attend the wedding will make any effort to be there on your special day, no matter the distance or difficulties,” the bride says

The ceremony was everything the couple could’ve wished for with a wooden outdoor patio that served as a spacious way for everyone to gather without the fear of being huddled too close. On a hill decorated with simple and elegant white roses, the two shared vows in front of the mystical backdrop of Colorado’s famous Rocky Mountains.

Through every planning hardship and the rapid changes caused by the pandemic, the couple stayed positive and showed that love prevails even in the craziest of times. And as the two wed in the Rocky Mountain town, their marriage became a new love-filled memory to add to William’s home-away-from-home, Telluride.

Photography: Lisa Marie Wright Photography; Event Planing: K2 Event Co.; Design and Decor: K2 Event CO; Ceremony Venue: Telluride Ski Resort (San Sophia Overlook); Reception Venue: 221 South Oak; Floral Designer: 3 Leaf Floral; DJ: DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment; Stationery: Old 27 Designs; Cake Designer: Fig & Bloom Cakes; Hair & Makeup: Bere Maldonado & Gaby Teran; Gown Designers: Versace & Vera Wang; Bride’s Jewelry: Lusso Jewelry; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Tom Ford; Cinema and Video: Aurelie Slegers; Musicians: Telluride Strings;  Oxygen Bar: Oxygen Delivers; Photobooth: Go Poze Photo Booth; Brunch: The National; Transportation: Mountain Limo

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