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A Garden-Inspired Mountain Wedding at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colorado

Turning to garden-inspired details, Elizabeth Schovee (25 and works in hotel development) and Matthew MacFarlane (24 and works as a trader) had a whim

Turning to garden-inspired details, Elizabeth Schovee (25 and works in hotel development) and Matthew MacFarlane (24 and works as a trader) had a whimsical mountain wedding full of colorful floral arrangements. They used yellow as their main color and accented it with shades of blush and orange for a summery palette. The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo Annabelle dresses in sterling gray for a softer, more neutral look. “The best part about the dress was that the girls could tie the sashes however they wanted,” Liz says. “So while everyone had the same dress, they could make it their own!” Liz and Matt exchanged vows at the Beaver Creek Chapel because they loved that it was on the mountainside, along the creek and among the aspens. Plus, it had always been a childhood dream for Liz, a Denver native. The reception at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colorado, was decorated with pastel floral arrangements, twinkling candlelight, ivy-covered chandeliers and hanging mercury glass vases for a romantic, ethereal garden aura. Liz and Matt danced to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for their first dance on the balcony terrace patio space that opened to string lights.

Simple, Chic Black and White Stationery With Yellow Accents
Yellow, Orange and White Wildflower-Inspired Bouquets
The groomsmen wore gray Vera Wang tuxedos with black ties and black suspenders.
Simple Single Yellow Rose Boutonniere
Wildflower-Filled Tall Gold Vase Altar Decor
Liz and Matt exchanged vows at the Beaver Creek Chapel. “The Beaver Creek Chapel is the most beautiful chapel,” Liz says. “It’s on the mountainside, alongside a creek and among the aspens. From the time I was young, I wanted to get married in that church.”
Neutral-Colored Flower Aisle Decor With Blush Ribbon
Liz wore a Christos by Amsale A-line wedding dress with crystal and lace detailing and an open back.
The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo Annabelle dresses in sterling gray. “The best part about the dress was that the girls could tie the sashes however they wanted,” Liz says. “So while everyone had the same dress, they could make it their own!”
The escort cards were displayed hanging from potted trees with champagne satin ribbons for a whimsical indoor garden feel.
The reception was decorated with draping ivy, hanging mercury glass floral arrangements and string lights for an ethereal garden feel.
Garden-Inspired Ivy-Decorated Black Iron Chandeliers
Wildflower-Filled Gold Vases Table Decor
The reception tables were numbered with simple folded paper table numbers decorated with white and yellow ribbon and finished with the couple’s monogram in gray calligraphy-style typography.
Ethereal Garden-Inspired Reception Centerpieces
The centerpieces included small mercury glass vases filled with leaves and roses along with small candles to create a whimsical, romantic garden feel.
The reception tables were covered in tall glass vases filled with wood and topped with roses, dahlias and peonies for a lush, garden feel.
Four-Tier White and Ivory Buttercream Wedding Cake
Liz and Matt danced to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” for their first dance.