An Elegant Mountain Wedding at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado

Jennifer Meacham (25 and a consultant) and Andrews Bryant (26 and a landman) met at a college alumni happy hour in Houston, where they both moved for

Jennifer Meacham (25 and a consultant) and Andrews Bryant (26 and a landman) met at a college alumni happy hour in Houston, where they both moved for work after graduation. A few years later, Andrews proposed on their anniversary. "We went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and I was taking my time on the tower of gelato they brought out for dessert," Jennifer says. "I could tell Andrews was getting impatient, but I didn't realize we had a group of friends and family waiting on us while I was savoring every last bite of this gelato. (In my defense, it was awesome). Afterwards, we went home and he asked if I wanted to come up to the deck with him. It was on the roof, and you have to climb a ladder up. About halfway there I saw a ton of candles, rose petals and a bottle of champagne. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of the Houston skyline and I said, 'Yes!'" The couple knew they wanted to get married outside, but their home states, Oklahoma and Texas, would be pretty unbearable in July. So, they decided to exchange vows in their favorite place to visit: Colorado. They fell in love with Cordillera's beautiful, intimate setting for their guests to have a weekend away. The ceremony was on the Overlook Lawn with undisturbed views of the mountains. Masterful Musicians, a string trio, added a little live romance to the festivities. Afterwards, they moved to a clear tent with the panels pulled back for the reception. They decorated with simple, neutral floral arrangements and evergreen accents by Cori Cook Floral Design. Felicia from Cornerstone Chocolates made the amazing half tiramisu with espresso infusion and half almond cake with almond buttercream. The ended the evening dancing to their band, Syndicate, the only way they knew how. "We are terrible dancers and do not enjoy having attention on us so we were both super nervous about these two minutes of the big day," Jennifer says. "We took dance lessons to prepare, but there is only so much they could do for us. We tried to walk through our choreography to Van Morrison's 'Into the Mystic,' but pretty much gave up and laughed our way through the dance. We had total a blast, and hopefully the video never makes it on YouTube."

The bridesmaids wore Lela Rose light peach floor-length chiffon dresses. “We loved these because they were natural, comfortable, simple and looked awesome on everyone,” Jennifer says.
The bride carried garden roses, scabiosa, hydrangea and greenery in her bouquet. The bridesmaids’ bouquets complemented the bride’s bouquet with peach and white garden roses.
The groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with black bow ties and cummerbunds.
The groom and groomsmen wore simple succulent boutonnieres tied with burlap twine for a rustic twist on the classic wedding.
Cori Cook Floral Design constructed a wedding arch out of aspen trees, leaves and garden roses. “It framed us yet blended perfectly with the mountain landscape behind us,” Jennifer says.
Chalkboard and Flavored Water Ceremony Welcome
The couple lined their ceremony aisle with white rose petals, small gold lanterns and candles for a romantic flair.
Jennifer and Andrews exchanged vows at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado. “The Cordillera offered a beautiful, intimate setting where all of the guests could stay and get to know each other over the weekend,” Jennifer says. “When I saw the Overlook Lawn, with its undisturbed views of the beautiful mountains around us, I knew that it was the perfect place for Andrews and I to say our vows.”
Jennifer wore a modified A-line lace wedding dress with cap sleeves. “It was exactly what I was looking for, elegant, refined, feminine, yet understated,” she says. She made some alterations with lowering the back and adding buttons.
Jennifer and Andrews at The Lodge & Spa
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera Wedding Venue
Cordillera Lodge Wedding Venue
Chalkboard-Inspired Elegant Escort Card Board
Chalkboard-Inspired Escort Card Board
Simple White Cocktail Hour Tables
The reception was in a clear tent on the lawn overlooking the mountains. "We had a seated dinner at long, community wooden tables and kept the tent panels open so that guests could see the view," Jennifer says.
A Simple, Elegant Reception at The Lodge in Colorado
Simple Gold Calligraphy Table Numbers
Fresh Fruit Centerpieces
The reception tables were decorated with hydrangeas, garden roses and scabiosa for lush, romantic centerpieces.
Evergreen Place Setting Decorations
White and Gold Wedding Cake with Cascading Flowers
"We are terrible dancers and do not enjoy having attention on us so we were both super nervous about these two minutes of the big day," Jennifer says. "We took dance lessons to prepare, but there is only so much they could do for us. We tried to walk through our choreography to Van Morrison's 'Into the Mystic,' but pretty much gave up and laughed our way through the dance. We had total a blast, and hopefully the video never makes it on YouTube."