Elegant Alpine Lake Wedding | Grace and Kevin

couple at Colorado mountains on pier with canoes at Elegant Piney River Ranch wedding by Piney River Ranch wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer

I made several trips into the Vail mountains this year to photograph awesome couples at one of my favorite venues, Piney River Ranch.  And this wedding, 2nd shot with Candice Benjamin, was one for the books.

Elegant Alpine Lake Wedding at Piney River Ranch

Kevin and Grace were the kindest couple and made everyone, including their vendor team, fell included and appreciated.

Their day started with blue skies as Candice and I hitched a ride with Grace and her bridesmaids in their shuttle.  The vibe in the car was excited and relaxed and this feeling carried Grace and Kevin throughout their day.

When we arrived at Piney River Ranch Kevin and Grace put their wedding attire on, then  met by the creek for an emotional first look.

The blue skies persisted the rest of the day and the views of the mountain during the ceremony were spectacular across Piney Lake.  Grace and Kevin were beautifully emotional throughout their ceremony.

After the ceremony, Grace and Kevin immediately integrated with their guests and relaxed into their reception.  I love the photo below of Grace chilling on the steps, dress pulled up to her knees, with their dog cuddled up beside her.  It’s the picture perfect mountain wedding moment.

Later in the reception, we snuck out for sunset photos and captured an amazing pink alpenglow on the mountain peaks.

The biggest of congratulations to you two. Favorites below!

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Photographerbride and groom in aspens at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographersunset photos by lake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerintimate sunset bride and groom portrait with alpenglow at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom on lake in vail colorado at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerromantic sunset photo at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographersunset photos on dock at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom kiss in canoe at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, PhotographerLuv Boat canoe sunset wedding photos at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographeralpenglow sunset portraits on dock at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom walk on dock during sunset alpenglow at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom hold hands at head table at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographernothing bundt cakes wedding cake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerfirst dance with colorado mountains in background at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerguests dancing during Colorado wedding reception at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom laughing at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom first dance at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographerbride and groom first dance aat Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate, PhotographerPiney River Ranch is one of my absolute favorite venues for elegant and intimate mountain weddings..  I’d love to talk about how we can make your wedding there unique and special!

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