An Elegant Ivory Fall Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, CO

Emily Liff, 27, a legislative director for Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Chris Hauber, 28, a mortgage loan originator love fall. With this in mind, the

Emily Liff, 27, a legislative director for Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Chris Hauber, 28, a mortgage loan originator love fall. With this in mind, the college sweethearts chose September 27th for their wedding in the hopes that they'd have some serious fall foliage as the backdrop for their Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch wedding. Luckily for them (and us) their wish was granted! A color palette of ivory and champagne, allowed their rustic ceremony setting to shine and transitioned seamlessly for their elegant ballroom reception. The result was the perfect mix of Colorado charm and timeless elegance.

Emily and Chris were married beneath an elegant wedding arch decorated with white and ivory blooms and accents of greenery.
Emily's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own rose bouquet wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon.
Emily carried a loose mushroom-shaped arrangement of white garden roses, creme vendela roses, ivory and champagne branch roses with antique ivory quicksand roses.
Some of the reception tables were topped with low centerpieces of ivory hydrangeas and amber votives.
The flavors of the couple's classic, four-tiered wedding cake alternated between carrot (their favorite) and chocolate with fresh raspberry filling. And the cake floral arch above it? Repurposed from the ceremony!
A gilded antler added a rustic touch to the tables at Emily and Chris' cocktail hour.
A unique alternative to a traditional escort card display, guests found their names and table assignments calligraphed on 120 acrylic escort cards hanging from the ceiling on white satin ribbons. The display was made into an arch so guests could walk underneath it and cut down their names. Bonus: they could take their cards home to use as a paper weight!
Emily and Chris had their invitations printed on classic ivory and mounted onto a thick black card stock and bound the suite together with an ivory ribbon.
Chris stood out from the rest of his groomsmen in an ivory bow tie.  To honor his favorite sports team, the Denver Broncos, all of the groomsmen wore matching orange and blue, Broncos themed argyle socks.
Emily and Chris enhanced the existing beauty of Skier Bridge with lush garden roses and a wooden walkway as an aisle runner.
Although Chris is Catholic, it was important for Emily to have a somewhat traditional Jewish ceremony, including being married by a rabbi under a huppah (symbolized by the floral arch).
Emily gave her eight bridesmaids the choice between two necklines for their champagne floor-length LulaKate gowns.
Emily and Chris has their first dance to an amazing song written just for them as a test caption
Guests signed a mounted photo of the wedding venue.
The calligraphy on the place cards matched the escort cards perfectly.
Chris got his own baseball themed groom's cake, complete with red stitching!
Emily and Chris' reception chairs stood out from the crowd thanks to billowy tufts of raw tulle.
Emily and Chris used a mix of tall and short centerpieces to maximize the ballroom's vertical space. For the tall centerpieces, rounded arrangements of white hydrangea, garden roses and hanging tea lights were set atop pillar stands covered with winding curly willow.