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Alicia & Hilario: A Winter Wedding in Beaver Creek, CO

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Alicia & Hilario in Beaver Creek, CO
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Alicia carried a mostly white bouquet of cymbidium orchids, garden roses, and lisianthus buds.
Alexan Events, Denver, CO
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Hilario wore a single cymbidium orchid on his lapel to match Alicia’s bouquet.
Alexan Events, Denver, CO
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The bridesmaid dresses were custom-made. Alicia bought heavy chocolate brown satin, each girl chose a style she liked, and a seamstress made the dresses. Cashmere shawls, which Alicia found at Saks, kept the girls warm.
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Alicia’s planner transformed a beaded throw pillow she had bought at a Nordstrom’s outlet store into a ring pillow by threading ivory ribbon through the middle.
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Alicia and Hilario were married in the Beaver Creek Chapel, in front of its large windows that face out and overlook the snow-covered mountains.
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Wreaths of baby’s breath were tied with ribbon to decorate the first few pews at the chapel.
Alexan Events, Denver, CO
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Rectangular escort cards hung by ribbon from two Manzanita trees decorated with orchids.
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The couple rented champagne-hued napkins to coordinate with the hotel’s brown linens and chairs. Floral-patterned uplighting decorated the ceiling.
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The tables were decorated with elaborate white floral centerpieces hung with crystals. On every table was also a charcuterie and cheese board, for guests to enjoy upon finding their seats.
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Alicia and Hilario ordered labels with their names and wedding date to customize all of their favors. They added the labels to take-home water bottles at the reception.
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Fresh flowers topped off the couple’s three-tiered, fondant wedding cake.
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The couple incorporated their love for skiing into the groom’s cake (a bittersweet chocolate mousse-covered confection). The catering staff at the Westin found the topper, a bride and groom with skis, online.
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Alicia filled bags from Target with heart-shaped Etch-a-Sketches, coloring books, crayons, animal flash cards, stickers, and glow-in-the-dark toys to give out to the little ones at the wedding.
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A mariachi group surprised everyone at the end of the night with entertainment to wrap up the dancing.
Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, Denver, CO

Alicia & Hilario in Beaver Creek, CO

Hilario was working toward his MBA in Spain when he decided to spend one semester abroad in the United States -- and it’s a good thing he did. He met Alicia at a mutual friend’s dinner party, and after their first date, Alicia knew they’d get married. The Bride Alicia, 31, financial adviser The Groom Hilario, 34, financial analyst The Date February 7 The two dated long-distance for five-and-a-half years until Hilario proposed while the two were standing at the highest point of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The couple decided a winter destination wedding was a perfect fit, because their families live in countries apart and as a nod to their shared love of skiing.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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  • Alexan Events, Denver, CO
  • Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, Denver, CO

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