A Serene Rustic Mountain Wedding Shoot

The Piney River Ranch served as a romantic mountain wedding venue for this rustic Colorado wedding concept. The bride and groom models are a real couple getting married in Mexico this month! This wedding is a daydream brought to life, and Aldabella Photography captured each magical detail below.

Colorado Wedding by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Elegant Rustic Invitations

Rustic style can still be so elegant! The understated elegance of this wedding invitation provided a clear preview of the wedding day to come. From the bright purple watercolor flowers to the hand-lettered details, the elements used in the invitation shone bright on the big day!

rustic purple wedding invitation suite by Aldabella Photography || @KateAspen Blog

Vibrant Purple Color Palette

The bright purple palette used in the bride’s bouquet complemented the lush green surroundings. Rich burgundy tones were offset by lilac, bold fuschia, romantic ivory roses and bright greenery for a truly unique look.

Planning Tip: Ask you florist what’s in season before planning your color palette. You can save on flowers by keeping seasonality in mind!

Rich Purple bouquet by Aldabella Photography |@KateAspen Blog

Formal Bridal Party Style

The juxtaposition of formal wear against the natural outdoor surroundings gives these bridal party portraits a surreal and editorial feel! The groom sported a sleek black tux and richly colored boutonniere.

groom photo by Aldabella Photography | | @KateAspen Blog

The bride wore her hair in an elegant updo, showcasing the delicate illusion neckline of her lace sheath wedding dress.

Elegant Colorado Bride in a lace dress with illusion neckline by Aldabella Photography | | @KateAspen Blog

The maid of honor shimmered in a cap sleeve gold sequin dress that complemented the bride’s gown beautifully! Her fishtail braid adds a nice rustic edge. For a unique alternative to a bouquet, she carried a lantern draped in greenery.

Style Tip: Let the bridesmaids bring the light! Imagine each maid carrying a glowing lantern to set at the ceremony site. This would create a romantic glow for an intimate outdoor ceremony.

Gold Sequin Bridesmaid Dress and stylish fishtail braid by Aldabella Photography | | @KateAspen Blog

An Intimate First Look

The Piney River Ranch property offered breathtaking views at every angle. This rustic boardwalk set the scene for an intimate first look between the bride and groom.

Colorado Mountain Wedding by Aldabella Photography |@KateAspen Blog

Colorado Wedding by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Elegant Rustic Mountain Wedding Bridal Party by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

A Stunning Landscape

Take advantage of the beauty of your surroundings and natural light to capture gorgeous wedding photos in the great outdoors. This beautiful piece of paradise, tucked away in Vail, Colorado, offered stunning views of the Rockies.

beautiful rustic colorado wedding by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Planning Tip: If you’re planning a wedding on a resort property, invite guests to stay and explore! This resort offered cabin and teepee accommodations for guests to stay in during the wedding weekend.

Wedding with tee pees by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Outdoor Wedding Perfection

This outdoor reception offered a view like no other! Guests could dine and dance as the sun set over the sparkling lake.

rustic bridal party table by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

An organic centerpiece and gold place settings add a romantic feel to the rustic wood tables.

Rustic Gold Wedding Table by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Rustic Naked Wedding Cake

Naked cakes are a wedding trend we love, and there are so many unique ways to dress them up. This cake perfectly captures the style of this wedding with rosemary and lavender adornments, a light dusting of snow-like sugar and a pine cone on top!

Naked Wedding Cake by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

A Starry Night

After the sun set, guests could gather around a campfire. In this setting, it’s fair to call it “glamping” under the stars!

Wedding Fire Pit by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

Starry Sky Wedding Picture by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog

A Picturesque Exit

If you’re staying on the resort property, it doesn’t mean you have to skip a formal exit! Have quests send you off in a candle-lit canoe across the lake for a fairy tale ending to a perfect day.

Canoe wedding exit by Aldabella Photography | @KateAspen Blog


Photographer: Aldabella Photography | Makeup Artist: Megan Cary Artistry | Floral Designer: A florae | Equipment Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals | Dresses & Tux: Dora Grace Bridal | Cake Designer: La Momo Maes Bakery | Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC | Event Planner: Platinum Weddings and Events | Stationery: Sage Paper Co.

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