A Mountain Chic Wedding at Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek in Avon, Colorado

Tara Donovan (28) and Danny Gallagher (28) met at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Danny proposed on the Fourth of July weekend at Devil’s Thumb

Tara Donovan (28) and Danny Gallagher (28) met at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Danny proposed on the Fourth of July weekend at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.The couple chose the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek because of their love for the mountains. They knew they wanted to get married outside and wanted their friends and family to enjoy their favorite place. Inspired by the contemporary but rustic atmosphere of their venue, they decorated with rustic accents such as wine barrels, burlap and lanterns. They used navy, burgundy and ivory in their color palette and worked with Cori Cook Floral Design to create lush bouquets of orchids, dahlias and roses. Tara and Danny exchanged vows overlooking their beloved mountains before heading inside for their reception. They enjoyed various cupcakes, whoopie pies, cake pops, cookie pops and oreo bites by Batter Cupcakes along with a one-tier white cake for the newlyweds. Then they danced into the night to Elite DJ & Production. The best part was the delicious menu! From the Bride: “We served a Moscow Mule as the signature cocktail. We served bacon-wrapped scallops, lamb lollipops and Thai chili shrimp appetizers. For the reception, we served a choice of crispy chicken with brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes and a short-rib with mushrooms and polenta.”

Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, Simple Band
Tara wore a strapless lace wedding gown with a beaded champagne belt. rn
Tara carried orchids, dahlias, ranunculuses, roses and berries in her lush burgundy, red and orange bouquet.
The bridesmaids wore navy J. Crew cocktail dresses with nude shoes. rn
Lush Burgundy, Red Bouquets
DIY Chalkboard Welcome Wedding Sign
Navy and White Ceremony Programs
An Outdoor Ceremony in Avon, Colorado
Lantern, Orchid, Rose Aisle Decor
A Wedding at Westin Riverfront Resort
Floral arrangements including hydrangeas, orchids and roses decorated wine barrels at the alter.
The groomsmen wore three-piece charcoal suits with navy ties and white and navy pocket squares. The groom’s tie was blue and white polka dots to differentiate himself.rn
“We chose the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek because we absolutely love the mountains,” Tara says. “We love to be outdoors and wanted all of our family and friends to enjoy our favorite place.”
Tara and Danny Recessional
“We described the wedding style as mountain chic,” Tara says. “We were really inspired by the beautiful contemporary yet rustic atmosphere of the resort and its surroundings.”
Tara and Danny Wedding Reception at Westin Riverfront Resort
Rustic lanterns, pink orchids and orange roses decorated the reception tables. rn
Tara and Danny enjoyed a one-tier white wedding cake for themselves and served cupcakes to guests.
“The dessert table was a hit and all bite-size treats from cupcakes, whoopie pies, cake pops, cookie pops and oreo bites,” Tara says.
Tara and Danny First Dance