December 19, 2017

Eagle Vail Wedding : Emily & Dante

Posted in: Wedding

Can you believe that 2017 is coming to a close already?? I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year has flown by! I have been so blessed to work with so many amazing clients this year. Photographing Emily and Dante’s romantic mountain wedding was the perfect way to end my 2017 wedding season.

My favorite thing about Dante and Emily’s story is that they first met at their best friends’ wedding. Dante was the Best Man and Emily the Maid of Honor. After the wedding, the two hit it off and the rest is history. Sounds like the premise for a good romantic comedy doesn’t it?

Their wedding took place in the picturesque Eagle Vail valley. The sun shone and glittery white snow blanketed the ground. You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect winter day. Friends and family from as far as North Carolina, Wyoming and California gathered to celebrate this special day with them. It was so clear that these two are dearly loved. Every last detail from the rich burgundy tones in her bouquet and bridesmaids dresses to the soft grey suits, to crystals on her jewelry and shoes was sophisticated and added a touch of romance to the day.

After spending most of their engagement apart, it was so special to see Emily and Dante finally in the same place. While I have known Emily for several years, this was my first time meeting Dante, and I can confidently say that I couldn’t have picked a better man for her.Emily and Dante, thank you so much for allowing me to share this special day with you. I wish you the best and hope that your first Christmas together as husband and wife is so sweet and memorable!

I hope that you enjoy some of my favorite images from their romantic wedding day!


Bride's crystal studded shoes, earrings and floral invitations are nicely arranged on a wood floor

Bride and Groom's white gold diamond earrings arranged in a line on a pastel floral invitation

bottles of pink and white nail polish in glittery gold boxes

Elegant beaded sheath style wedding dress hangs from a wooden door

closeup of the Princess neckline of a beaded lace wedding dress

Mother of the bride buttons the back of the bride's dress

Mother of the Bride kisses bride on the cheek

Maid of Honor adjusts the back of the Bride's romantic beaded lace wedding dress

Bride prays with her sister before the ceremony

Bridesmaids in burgundy dresses pray over bride before ceremony

Groom adjusts his tie and collar before the ceremony


Groom laughs with groomsmen while getting ready

bouquet of pink and burgundy garden roses, dahlias, and calla lillies from Vintage Magnolia Florist


Bride and groom stand back to back holding hands before first look

Bride covers groom's eyes during first look

Bride giggles as she covers groom's eyes during first look

Groom smiles and holds bride's hands as he sees her for the first time on wedding day

Bride and groom smile and embrace on front porch during their first look

bride wraps her arms around groom's neck while kissing him

bride holds her dad's arm as she walks down the aisle

groom smiles as bride and her father walk down the aisle

closeup of bride and groom holding hands at the altar

view of the ceremony from the back of the church

bride smiles as groom places ring on her finger

bride laughs as she places ring on groom's finger

bride reads her vows to the groom

guests watch bride and groom during ceremony

bride and groom tie strand of three chord together during ceremony

bride and groom rests foreheads together as they pray during ceremony

bride and groom embrace and kiss at end of ceremony

bride and groom smile as they walk down the aisle

wedding party gaze down at bride and groom from church balcony

bride and groom rests their foreheads together and smile

diamond halo ring sit on a burgundy dahlia in bride's bouquet made by Vintage Magnolia Florist

bride looks over her shoulder and grasps edges of veil as she stands in the snow

bride and groom embrace each other in the snow

bride caresses groom's head and kisses him

bride laughs with her bridesmaids in the snow

bride is surrounded by her bridesmaids in the snow

closeup of bride's and bridemaids' burgundy and pink bouquets filled with Dahlias and garden roses

groom laughs with groomsmen

wedding party in burgundy and grey stand in the snow

wedding party in burgundy dresses and grey suits gather around couple

couple walks through the snow with their wedding party

reception table decorated with white table cloth, burgundy napkins and a peach floral arrangement

bride and groom smile during first dance

Bride laughs as groom twirls her

bottles of Liberty Creek Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

bride and groom smile as they cut their cake

bride smiles during the Newlywed Game at reception

A huge thanks you to all of the amazing Vendors that made this day happen:

Ceremony Location: Eagle River Presbyterian Church

Reception Location: Eagle Vail Pavilion

Bakery: Columbine Bakery

Florist: Vintage Magnolia

Dress Boutique: Luv Bridal

  1. […] in the morning on the day after their gorgeous wedding, I met Emily & Dante on the empty streets of Vail Village. To say that it was a cold morning […]

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