Updated: Oct 12, 2018
Fall is Colorado’s most magical season! As the Aspen trees turn yellow, and the bright red and orange leaves begin to pop, there is no better time to be in the Rocky Mountains. With the combination of natural color and crisp air, Colorado provides a spectacular backdrop for weddings which is why fall is the most popular time of the year to get married!
In an effort to enhance these stunning colors, photographer Nisha Louise, of Nisha Louise Photography, and event planner Marguerite McEvoy, owner of Events by Marguerite, put together a gold, pink, and jewel-toned color palate for this stylized shoot. Desiring a unique touch, they used gemstones and glass rectangles for the place settings which enhanced the vintage goblets and the mix-and-match plates.
Rancho del Rio, located in between Vail and Steamboat Springs, is a popular campground and river entrance for rafters, kayakers, and tubers. Recently renovated for weddings and events, Rancho is a hidden gem that won’t stay hidden for long. It resides right on the Colorado River and features an abundance of natural beauty making the possibilities for photos and event space endless within the 20-acre landscape.
Keeping it local was a major focus for this shoot. The Dahlias in the florals were grown locally, the Aspen tree leaves were from the florist’s backyard, and all vendors were from the Vail Valley.
Fall is apple, pear and beet season, and vendors did not disappoint using the best of the Colorado fruits in the design. How adorable is this custom cake?! Local Colorado pears were dyed to match the color palate and painted gold by the amazing pastry chef at Hovey & Harrison. The delicious macaroons accent all the gold details perfectly.
Jewel tones with customized details, beautiful backdrops, premier local vendors, and gorgeous mountains and rivers…that is what fall in the Rockies is all about!
The Talented Team:
Photography – Nisha Louise Photography
Event Planning and Design – Events by Marguerite
Florals – Fancy Pansy Vail
Venue – Rancho del Rio
Cake & Macaroons – Hovey & Harrison
Appetizers – Rustic Farm to Fork
Rentals & Linens – Alpine Party Rentals
Special thanks to Molly and John for being fantastic models!
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