Wedding Destinations: Springtime In The Rockies
Welcome to our series on wedding destinations. This month: the Rocky Mountains! Be sure to watch for the companion piece on our Karl’s Tuxedos website later this month.
If you’re considering a destination wedding in the spring, there are very few locations in the world that’ll provide you with the same type of magic and wonder as the Rocky Mountains.
We’re talking about destinations like Vail, Aspen, Boulder, Estes Park—any of them, and more.
If you want a stunning and unique location to exchange your vows, this may be a perfect idea.
The Rocky Mountains are characterized by their majestic peaks, crystal-clear lakes, breathtaking views, and incredible skyline scenery.
Plus, with so many beautiful venues located in and around the Rocky Mountain Range, you’ll get to choose from some awesome options for the ceremony.
From intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations, you’ll find destination wedding venue options to suit any style in the Rocky Mountains.
And in this article, we’re going to explore a few of the best reasons to consider making the Rocky Mountains, in all of their wondrous glory, your primary choice for a romantic, adventurous, and unforgettable wedding experience.
The Rocky Mountains: An Overview
Visiting the Rocky Mountains is really unlike anything else in the world. These incredible mountains span over 3,000 miles from Canada to New Mexico, and offer a diverse range of landscapes—from snow-capped peaks and lush forests, to beautiful crystal-clear lakes and rushing rivers.
In the spring, the mountain fields come alive with floral splendour. Further up in elevation are acres of pines and other evergreens, while the snowy mountaintops rise above all the rest. If you’re looking for truly striking wedding photos, you can’t go wrong with ‘Springtime in the Rockies’!
Best Places In The Rocky Mountains For Destination Weddings
So, there are a number of amazing cities, venues, and locations that would be perfect for a Rocky Mountain wedding.
You can view a great list here. But just to give you a few ideas:
- Copper Mountain Resort in Frisco, Co.
- Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Co.
- Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa in Tabernash, Co.
- Elk Camp in Snowmass Village, Co.
- Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village, Co.
- Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Co.
You’ll notice that a lot of these locations are in Colorado. Well, there’s a reason for that. Colorado really serves as one of the best places to experience the Rocky Mountains in true beautiful natural wonder, luxury, and comfort.
It’s also home to a majority of the tallest Rocky Mountain peaks!
Thus, there are a lot of awesome venues there.
What Should You Wear?
Obviously, you’re going to need to plan out your wedding dress far in advance—especially if you plan to travel from the Ozarks all the way to the Rocky Mountains for your big day.
To get fitted and order the perfect dress for your wedding, just can stop in or call us. We can walk you through the entire process.
But aside from your wedding dress, you’ll also need to consider what types of activities you’ll plan to engage in while away, and what types of clothing you’ll need in order to make the most of every opportunity for adventure.
Here’s a pretty standard list of items to consider bringing with you if you plan to experience the Rocky Mountains in their true, awesome glory:
- A sturdy pair of hiking boots
- A rain jacket
- Several clothing layers (for warm to cold weather)
- A day pack with a hydration container
- Some snacks and food for fuel
- A hat
- Plastic bags for trash and debris
- Some semi-formal clothing for dinners and pre-wedding events
- A bathing suit
- Some flip flops
- A pair of tennis shoes
- Snow pants, snow boots, and a water-resistant coat (for skiing and weathering cold weather)
Popular Themes To Consider In The Rocky Mountains
Ski lodge-themed weddings are extremely popular in the Rocky Mountains.
These types of weddings are generally characterized by themes like old-fashioned, traditional, and rustic. And yet, they carry a strong dose of elegance and luxury due to the beauty of the ski lodge venue.
But you can also hold modern weddings, outdoor weddings, traditional weddings, and even luxurious weddings at venues located in and around the Rocky Mountains.
Some people choose ranches for their wedding venues, and that also goes along with the Rocky Mountain theme.
So that’s a great thing to consider as well.
There you have it.
Everything you need to know about destination weddings in the Rocky Mountains.
Equipped with this information, you should be ready to schedule your Rocky Mountain destination wedding with ease.
Let us know if you need any help!