A Contemporary Mountain Wedding at Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado

When Margaret Price (28) and Ryan Walstrom (27 and a physical education teacher) began planning their wedding, they quickly decided on Colorado in the

When Margaret Price (28) and Ryan Walstrom (27 and a physical education teacher) began planning their wedding, they quickly decided on Colorado in the fall. “We are both Colorado natives and love the beauty of our mountains,” says Margaret, who chose Telluride for its intense natural beauty and personal connection—her family has been coming to the region for many years. In true Telluride fashion, the couple (clad in cowboy boots) took a gondola to the mountaintop ceremony on San Sophia Overlook, then held their reception for 80 guests at the nearby Peaks Resort and Spa. As for the theme, Margaret and Ryan wanted a vibrant, unexpected palette. “We used violet, navy and antique gold with accents of cranberry and greenery. The colors really popped against the aspens and added a bit of variety and dimension.” Margaret, who had Pink Diamond Events of Fort Collins, Colorado, plan the day, emphasizes the importance of hiring a professional. “I knew this was the only time I would be getting married, and I wanted to focus on the experience and our guests, not the other stuff,” Margaret says. “I also didn’t want to put that pressure on family members or friends. Hire a professional.” —Carolyn Meers

The Fancy Envelope helped create Margaret and Ryan's mountain-themed invitation suite. "We wanted the invitations to have a Colorado feel. We had the outline of the mountains on the band that went around the invites. The navy and gold invitations were a great introduction to the theme and wedding colors," Margaret says.
To complement the day's vibrant fall-inspired palette, bridesmaids wore deep purple strapless gowns and carried deep crimson and lavender-hued bouquets. "Bouquets were lush, nontraditional fall colors. We loved the look of fluffy flowers and a variety of textures," Margaret says.
Staying true to the rustic Colorado location, Margaret and her bridesmaids donned cowboy boots with their rich purple gowns.
Groomsmen sported deep navy suits with striped ties and boutonnieres made with vibrant pink blossoms.
Vibrant floral arrangements with lots of greenery and crimson and pink blossoms followed a less expected palette for this fall mountain wedding.
For their mountaintop ceremony at San Sophia Overlook, Margaret and Ryan decorated minimally, using only a few floral aisle arrangements and some scattered petals.
The fall-inspired palette—violet, navy, cranberry and green—bridesmaids wore dark purple strapless gowns while groomsmen sported deep navy suits with striped ties.
Guests located their names on a deep blue sign, which took subtle design cues from lodge blueprints.
After the ceremony at San Sophia Overlook, guests mingled and enjoyed cocktails as they took in the epic view.
Centerpieces were a medley of colorful hydrangeas and greens set in gold metal boxes. “We used violet, navy and antique gold with accents of cranberry and greenery," Margaret says. "The colors really popped against the aspens and added a bit of variety and dimension.”
Each reception table was outfitted with textured navy pin-tuck tablecloths, which were accented by deep purple linens and mountain-stamped place cards.
At the indoor reception at Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado, guests sat at long banquet tables
The cake, by Sweet Creation in Telluride, was topped with a pair of penguins, honoring the newlyweds' nicknames for each other.
Local beers were served at the reception and during cocktail hour at Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado.
"We were in arguably the most beautiful place on earth," Margaret says of her mountaintop ceremony on San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado.