Mike and Sam’s Winter Elopement

When our Brides want to find a perfect place for their winter wedding, there are few places that are as magical as Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley.  When Sam and Mike decided that they wanted a winter elopement with just a few close family members and friends they reached out to us at Table 6 and we were determined to find them the perfect venue.

Coming from Florida, there is nothing more dramatic than the view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  After learning of Sam’s love of horses and the mountains we designed a once in a lifetime winter wedding at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera and Bearcat Stables.

The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera sits atop a mountain with amazing views of the New York Mountains.  It was the perfect place to stage an amazing “first look” photo.  After some amazing photography opportunities, Sam and Mike headed to Bearcat Stables for a romantic sleigh ride to enjoy some time together prior to their ceremony complete with champagne, because really, is there anything more romantic than a horse drawn sleigh through freshly fallen snow, champagne and the one you love?

After heading back to the hotel for some family photos, the entire wedding party headed to the stables for a pre ceremony sleigh ride.  The Colorado alpenglow did not disappoint and cast an unbelievable pink and silver glow that can only be seen during the winter evenings in the mountains.  The ceremony was framed with gold manzilla trees dripping with burgundy orchids.

After a customized intimate ceremony the guests were invited into the original cabin that was transformed into a garden of lush eucalyptus, olive leaf and fresh bay leaf garland with burgundy garden roses and orchids.  The deep jewel tone flowers and the greens of the leaf were perfectly illuminated by silver mercury votives.  After a fantastic dinner, the guests were treated to custom snowflake decorated cupcakes and a starry sky that can only be found on the cool crisp winter nights in Colorado.

Enjoy these fabulous images from Gillespie Photography!


Photography: Gillespie Photography

Florist: Vintage Magnolia

Hair and Make Up: Weemala

Officiant: James Oefelein

Venue: Bearcat Stables

Lodging: Lodge and Spa at Cordillera