Take a second to put yourself in this setting: Crisp Alpine mountain air, lush green meadows and pine trees reaching towards the sky. A quiet calm, very few noises except far away laughter and beautiful bird songs. This was Stephanie & Dan’s wedding day! And it was AMAZING!
Nestled in the Alpine meadow of Kirkwood Resort in California, the wedding activities and guests pretty much had the whole place to themselves. Walking through the outdoor area between buildings, you could see family and friends hanging out at the picnic tables or looking at the views from their balconies. It was so relaxing!
The morning was full of calm and laughter. Stephanie and her bridesmaids got ready together in the bridal suite and helped her slip into her spectacular Grace Loves Lace wedding dress. She looked like a fairy!
Meanwhile, the boys got ready together in their special kind of way as well. You know… boys! :)
Dan was placed facing the stunning mountains, waiting for his soon-to-be-bride for their first look. They got to spend a little time together here before the ceremony, enjoy each other and allowing us to capture the beauty of their love and the spectacular landscape that surrounded them!
Nestled in a beautiful meadow, the ceremony was pure joy. Decorated with an altar constructed just for them that morning from beautiful wooden logs, and dozens of majestic handmade Dream Catchers to set the scene. Stephanie & Dan had both beautifully written their vows to each other, and Stephanie even said some vows to Dan’s son, which was so incredibly special! The moments were filled with tears of happiness, lots of love and laughter, and a lot of celebration!
Finally, it was time to party! A wonderful first dance kicked off the celebrations that included heartfelt speeches from amazing friends and family. Then the dancing commenced and lasted all night long!
Stephanie & Dan,
Congratulations, you two! I am so inspired by the love you two have for each other and I cannot thank you enough for allowing Rachel and I to be a part of your wonderful celebration! I can’t wait to see you two continue to build your lives together! Here’s to you two and your forever love!
Wonderful Vendors that made their day possible:
Venue: Kirkwood Resorts
Second Photographer: Rachel Garcia - Cactus & Lace Weddings
Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace