“Once in awhile, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. Mandy and Sean sure filled the world with sunshine on their wedding day, as they celebrated their love among the mountaintops. Getting ready at Hotel Frisco in Frisco, Colorado was a special time between Mandy’s friends and family. Mandy had looked forward to getting ready with “the girls,” and from her floral silk robe to her long lace bridal gown and flower crown, she looked flawless the entire day. She and Sean opened gifts and notes from friends and family to prepare themselves for the big day. Then, it was finally time for the ceremony. Everyone’s hearts were aflutter as the couple released butterflies at the mountainside ceremony, to signify the evolution of their relationship. The mere sight of it was nothing short of a fairy tale. The butterflies swarmed around the wedding party and gently landed on people’s hands, creating a uniquely sweet wedding memory for everyone around. Naturally, they were especially drawn to Mandy’s bouquet, which made for some gorgeous detail shots. Add bubble blowing and a pop of champagne, and Mandy and Sean’s ceremony was a real treat to see and be a part of. All of this took place at the beautiful Sapphire Point Overlook in Dillon, a small ceremony venue on the edge of a mountain. Sapphire Point is surrounded by the pines of the White River National Forest, and offers incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and the Dillon Reservoir. It made the absolute perfect backdrop for couple photos of the bride and groom, bathed in sunlight and happiness. After the ceremony, everyone headed to Bagalis Restaurant in Frisco to cap off the gorgeous evening. Overall, Mandy and Sean’s wedding was an unforgettable wedding experience for everyone involved.” –From the Hip Photo
What is your favorite wedding day memory?
The best memory was exchanging our vows. We wrote our own and Sean’s dad was the officiant, so the ceremony was deeply personal and intimate.
What did you DIY for your wedding?
We hired a wedding coordinator who helped us DIY + get our ideas off the ground. Since we didn’t have a traditional wedding, we were able to incorporate little details that were special to us in one way or another. We brought some items from our home as decorations and had a butterfly release, which was really cool.
What was your something old, new, borrowed and blue?
I wore my grandmother’s necklace and used her handkerchief as my borrowed and old, new was my dress, and I had a blue silk ribbon on my bouquet.
Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?
Don’t stress, everything will fall into place and even if it’s not exactly how you imagined it, it will be perfect. -Mandy, the Bride
Photographer: From the Hip Photo // Ceremony Venue: Sapphire Point // Reception Venue: Bagalis Frisco // Wedding Planner: AW Events // Florist: Petal and Bean // Cake: Azucar Bakery // Engagement Ring: Blue Nile // Bride's Attire: David's Bridal // Hair + Make-up: Leeda Beauty