A Classic Mountaintop Wedding at Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado
Nature lovers Sydney Bailey (23 and a pharmacy student) and Todd Sowell (23 and an insurance agent) knew they wanted to get married in Grand Lake, Colorado, since it's so special to them. "After visiting a few venues, we went to the Grand Lake Lodge and it was absolutely everything we could ever want," Sydney says. "It has the most amazing views, and we loved that the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception were all at the lodge." Not afraid of a little adventure, the couple even hiked to their ceremony location overlooking the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. "To get down to the ceremony site you had to walk down 50 steep stairs and then you had to hike down the rest of the way," Sydney says. "It wasn't easy getting down there in heels!" The gorgeous, rustic soiree included shades of gray, white and purple combined with plenty of wood, chalkboards and baby's breath. There's so much to love about this classic mountaintop fete—see all our favorite parts, beautifully captured by CMP Studios, below.