Arapahoe Basin Summer Wedding | Louise and Linton

bride and groom in trees at base of mountain at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Frisco wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Louise and Linton had an absolutely gorgeous day for their Arapahoe Basin Summer Wedding.  The weather on this mountain can change rapidly and in the weeks leading up to the wedding we were very worried about summer rains.  We created back up plan after back up plan for photos if the weather was stormy.  But in the end, we didn’t need them. Yay!

Louise got ready in the ski school at the base of the mountain, while Linton and his groomsmen hung out in the restaurant bar.  Louise was super relaxed during prep and that energy carried over to her bridesmaids as well.  Soon enough it was time for Louise to put on her gorgeous embroidered wedding dress.  After a few finishing touches, we headed to a first look with Linton in the trees.

Louise and Linton have a relaxed energy about them and they are incredibly tender towards each other. I love that they prioritized some time together for photos before moving on to bridal party photos.   We found the most perfect pocket of light for bridal party and family photos, and then it was time to start shuttling guests up the mountain for the ceremony!

The ceremony at Arapahoe Basin is at the top of the mountain and the bridal party takes the chair lift up right before they walk down the aisle.  So in a sense, the chair lift is the first part of the aisle. And then once you disembark, you walk down a path to the ceremony spot on the deck.

Louise and Linton created their aspen ceremony arch from trees in Louise’s parent’s yard. I love when couple’s choose sentimental details that highlight part of their past as they join together for their future. After the ceremony, the two walked back down the aisle to a shower of rose petals.

Their reception at Black Mountain Lodge highlighted their love of trees and the outdoors, as well as their preference for pie over cake. Their family and friends roasted them with some hilarious toasts that had the whole reception hall laughing.  And to top it off, we were treated to the most magical alpenglow out the window during these toasts.

Finally, once the food had been eaten and the pie had been cut, it was time to hit the dance floor for some evening fun.

It was such a joy to celebrate with Louise and Linton for their Arapahoe Basin Summer Wedding.  Some of my favorite images are below!

*NOTE: This wedding was photographed under a now defunct company, Daylene + Co.

mountain inspired wedding details at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride puts on floral crown at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom get ready at base of Arapahoe Basin mountain at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom embrace after first look in trees at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

groom in olive suit in evergreen trees before first look at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride in unique floral chiffon wedding dress in sunlight in trees at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Frisco wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom in stick teepee at base of Arapahoe Basin at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

intimate portrait of bride and groom at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Frisco wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom embrace on mountains of Loveland Pass at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Rocky Mountain Wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

bride in unique boho floral dress and bridesmaids in green dresses at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Rocky Mountain Wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

bridesmaids in green chiffon dresses and groomsmen in grey suite at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Rocky Mountain Wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

bridal party on slopes of mountain at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Arapahoe Basin wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

braided half up half down wedding hair at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Arapahoe Basin wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

mountain wedding invitation and aspen tree ceremony arch on deck of Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Black Mountain Lodge wedding photographer

groom watching bride walk down aisle on outdoor deck of Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Arapahoe Basin wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

bride and groom outdoor ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Black Mountain Lodge wedding photographer

bride and groom make promises to each other during wedding ceremony on Black Mountain Lodge deck at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Black Mountain Lodge wedding photographer

bride and groom leave ceremony in shower of flower petals at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

bride and groom ride chair lift after wedding ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge by at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

bride and groom outdoors at top of Arapahoe Basin at sunset alpenglow at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

bride and groom sunset portrait at top of black mountain lodge at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

alpenglow Arapahoe Basin sunset at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

wedding rustic centerpieces at Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer

sister of bride reads toast during sunset at Black Mountain lodge wedding by Keystone wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

bride and groom get roasted during wedding reception at Black Mountain lodge wedding by Keystone wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

dance party at Black Mountain lodge wedding by Keystone wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

groom dancing at wedding reception at Black Mountain lodge wedding by Keystone wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

bride and groom first dance at Black Mountain lodge wedding by Keystone wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

Black Mountain Lodge and Arapahoe Basin is one of favorite wedding venues and I’d love to celebrate with you there. Let’s chat!

And be sure to check out these tips for Getting Married at Altitude in Colorado!

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