A Casual Mountain Wedding at Windy Point Group Campground in Dillon, Colorado

Sarah Kilzer (32 and an activities coordinator) and Greg Neumann (34 and a restaurant manager) wanted their wedding to be relaxed and casual without t

Sarah Kilzer (32 and an activities coordinator) and Greg Neumann (34 and a restaurant manager) wanted their wedding to be relaxed and casual without too much fuss. They chose Windy Point Group Campground in Dillon, Colorado, for its stunning views across the Dillon Reservoir and towards the Ten Mile Range. Getting married in the fall (late September) only made the views that much better with yellow aspen leaves decorating the site. Inspired by the leaves, the couple chose yellow as their main color and added rustic details such as aspen branches from the forest around them, river rock from the waterfront location and Colorado Beetle Kill wood. They added some ultra-local details with the microbrew beer from more than 20 Colorado breweries for their cocktail hour. One of the couple’s friends, and owner of Black Diamond Gourmet, catered the wedding with a fajita buffet, and, for dessert, they had an angel food cake and homemade cookies made by the couple’s sister-in-law. “Our focus of our special day was to provide a relaxed environment for our friends and family to come together and celebrate,” Sarah says. “We love having a good time, so we made sure our reception seemed like another backyard barbecue or campground party.”

Sarah and Greg Recessional at Windy Point in Colorado
Sarah and Greg enjoyed a one-tier angel food cake that was made by the couple’s sister-in-law.
Sarah and Greg First Dance in Dillon, Colorado
The bridesmaids wore casual strapless white dresses with brown belts and cowboy boots while the groomsmen wore khaki pants, white shirts and suspenders.
The reception tables were decorated with a wooden table runner topped with mason jars filled with river rocks and aspen branches from the surrounding forest, which were completed with yellow calla lilies.
The couple made a rustic wooden wedding sign to point guests in the right direction throughout the day.
“The campground offered wonderful views across the reservoir and towards the Ten Mile Range,” Sarah says. The couple exchanged vows under a rustic wooden arbor adorned with yellow flowers and leaves.
Sarah and Greg gave guests little burlap bags filled with seeds with various wildflowers. “Guests were able to take these home to plant in their gardens, reminding them of the wonderful time had at our celebration,” Sarah says.
The guest book was a painting of a Colorado aspen tree and guests stamped their yellow fingerprints onto the branches to match the wedding colors.
Grey proposed with a black-and-white geometric engagement ring with a round-cut diamond in the center.
Sarah and Greg at Windy Point Group Campground