It was a perfect day, I wouldn't change a thing. The 12 months of planning and organizing payed off and everyone had the best time. I love looking at all of the photos and seeing what a wonderful time all of our guests are having. It truly was an amazing day.
We decided to rent an SUV for the bridal party last minute (instead of using the shuttle we had scheduled for guests) Green Limosine was very accomodating, after the driver dropped the bridal party off he said he still had 45 minutes left on the contract and was happy to pick guests up at the hotel to supplement the shuttle!
Gourmet Fine Catering is by far one of the best catering options in Colorado. Their food is amazing both in presentation and taste. We went with stations at our reception which provided our guests with lots of options. People are still telling us how fantastic the food was. Their staff is efficient and professional.
Fleur De Liz is an amazing florist located in Evergreen. We met with many florists in the Vail area and were unimpressed with what they had to offer, they seemed overpriced (several had a $4,000 minimum for a Vail wedding!!) Liz was fantastic, she worked with our modest budget and we ended up with more beautiful flowers than I could have imagined!
We had a difficult time finding an officiant, it was one of the last vendors we booked. When I first found Lyssabeth's online I had my doubts but once we spoke to Maureen I knew she would match us with a wonderful person who would listen to us and give us the ceremony we dreamed of! We met Megan and knew immediately that she was 'the one'. She worked with us to create a unique and memorable cermony that reflected the two of us and the coming together of our families. We've had many comments since our wedding that it was the most sincere and original ceremonies guests had ever seen.
This was the best money we spent! Kay was fantastic. She took the most beautiful photos of our wedding from all the little details to the big moments. She has a talent for capturing personalities - we will treasure these photos forever. Kay is also AMAZING to work with, she was the one vendor that would contact me before I contacted her. She was always one step ahead of me making sure everything was perfect. She was so excited to be a part of our day and it shows in every photo she took.
Donovan Pavilion is a beautiful place to hold a wedding. Our ceremony was on the patio and after waking up to a cloudy rainy day the clouds parted and the sun came out just in time. It was gorgeous! The staff is very nice and they are willing to help you on a limited basis. They will not do layouts for you and if you have a caterer who is not familiar with the venue be prepared to do them yourself. They are also very stingy with the time and adding additional hours is pricey. It's an expensive venue, but it does include chairs & tables and you can bring in your own liquor which is a great way to save money if you are planning an open bar.
The Cascade is a very nice hotel. We had a small block of rooms and we didn't hold any functions at the hotel, but they still treated us like VIP's. They upgraded the brides parents to a suite and upgraded our room to a presidental suite the night of our wedding. Staff was very friendly and ready to help.
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