Vail Interfaith Chapel Wedding Ceremony | Kelsey and Paul

Vail Mountain wedding day photo by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Like many of my couples, Kelsey and Paul have been together over a decade. They met their freshman year of college and starting dating when they were sophomores.  Both admit that they knew early on that they loved each other and that their relationship was worth investing in for the long haul.  Fast forward to July of 2019 and they brought their favorite people together to celebrate with them.

Kelsey and Paul decided on a summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding–one of my favorite venues in Vail! The first time I visited, I fell in love with the European charm, the open hair reception area, and the proximity to the creek.

They started the day getting ready in separate suites at the Sonnenalp.  Both were slightly nervous, but had the best support team around them as they put the finishing touches on their looks.  Then it was time to meet for a first look by the creek.

Kelsey and Paul absolutely love Vail and wanted to make the trek up Vail Mountain for photos with views, so after the first look we swiftly boarded the gondola to ride to the top.  We were short on time, but we knew we’d only have one chance for wedding photos at the top of the mountain.  So we walked quickly to take in the variety of views and make the most of our time up top.

Once we made it back down the mountain, we went straight to the Vail Interfaith Chapel where the ceremony started promptly.

Kelsey and Paul exchanged emotional vows and invited their family to take part in the ceremony.

Before we knew it, they were walking back down the aisle as husband and wife!

After the ceremony, the weather changed. We managed to get most of our bridal party photos done outdoors, before a downpour forced their cocktail hour indoors.  Luckily, the Sonnenlap reception space features retractable roof and windows.  Which meant that we were able to maintain the illusion of being outdoors, even though we were covered.

After dinner, we took advantage of some sunset light for a few last relaxed minute portraits. Then it was time to boogie down on the dance floor!  Our coverage ended shortly after dancing started.  But not before both Kelsey and Paul had been bounced in the air by their friends!

I wish nothing but the best future for you two–congratulations!!

Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail Wedding

family wedding heirloom necklace and note by at Sonnenalp Hotel by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride getting ready at Sonnenalp Hotel by Breckenridge wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Bride getting dressed by window at Sonnenalp Hotel by Eagle wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Bride getting dressed with bridesmaid help at Sonnenalp Hotel by Avon wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Bride getting dressed at Sonnenalp Hotel by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride by window with colorful summer wildflower bouquet at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Vail Mountain wedding party photo

bride and groom walking at top of Vail Mountain by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom at top of Vail Mountain with summer wildflower by Vail Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate

Vail Mountain Wedding photo by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom walking at summer Vail Mountain wedding by Avon wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Vail Interfaith Chapel wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate

groom crying Vail Interfaith Chapel wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Vail Interfaith Chapel Wedding by Colorado mountain wedding photographer Jennie Crate

first kiss Vail Interfaith Chapel summer wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom just married in Vail Interfaith Chapel by Colorado wedding photographer Jennie Crate

emotional couple after Vail Interfaith Chapel Wedding ceremony by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

summer Vail Interfaith Chapel wedding photo by Sonnenalp wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Groom and Groomsmen outdoor Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Bridal party at Vail Interfaith Chapel by Avon wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom at sunset at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

joyful bride and groom at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Avon wedding photographer Jennie Crate

bride and groom group dancing at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Eagle wedding photographer Jennie Crate

toasts at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

first dance indoor/ outdoor reception at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Copper Mountain wedding photographer Jennie Crate

guest dancing at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Beaver Creek wedding photographer Jennie Crate

groom in sunglasses on dance floor at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Bride being lifted at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by mountain wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Groom being held up in dance at Summer Sonnenalp Hotel Vail wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Vendors who made this day wonderful:

Photography: Jennie Crate, Photographer
2nd photographer: Candice Benjamin
Planning: Hourglass Productions
Venue: Sonnenalp Hotel
Ceremony: Vail Interfaith Chapel
Flowers: A Secret Garden
Bakery: Sonnenalp
Bridal Shop: D’Anelli Bridal
Tux: The Black Tux
Hair and Make-up: Beauty on Location Studio

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