Sarah & John's Mountaintop Vail Wedding Deck Celebration

Oh my gosh guys.

I’m having THE hardest time picking out all my favorites from Sarah & John’s wedding. There are so many beautiful moments I’m just going to have to spam your eyes with a ton of them!

The day started out like most Colorado summer days—gorgeous! Sarah and John got ready in their separate suites at Antlers in Vail. Then like most summer days in Colorado, Mother Nature decided to pull some rain pranks on us. Thankfully, the rain cleared for their adorable first look by the creek but a thunderstorm rolled in as we ran for cover in Vail Village while we waiting for the gondola to open back up. No worries though because despite the rain, there was still some gorgeous light to be found in the village!

Once we finally managed to get on a running gondola and make it to the top we had a blast taking photos! Sarah and John are so sweet with each other and were down for anything if it meant beautiful photos! Plus, Vail is nothing short of stunning. And with multiple bands of storms coming through, it was quite fun (and funny!) alternating dogdging the bands versus utilizing their dramatic beauty in the backdrops of the photos. Sarah and John made everyone’s life easy by taking everything in stride with a smile and adapting as we would run inside and go back out. Major kudos to them!

Thankfully, the rain cleared after their traditional tea ceremony just in time for their ceremony on the wedding deck. (And really…I dare you to find a prettier spot than the wedding deck at Vail!) The ceremony kicked off with two adorably stylish ring bearers and the most adorable flower girls carrying unicorn bubble guns (GENIUS!) and was filled with smiles, laughter, and love throughout.

Rain came (yes, again) after their ceremony during their cocktail hour but the universe had a gift for us. In the middle of their first dance a MASSIVE double rainbow appeared right on the mountain top. It was stunning! Sarah and John asked if we could go out and take photos and I was skeptical. Usually rainbows are extremely fleeting and very hard to photograph. Bright skies behind tend to wash out the colors. But, like any person with a brain I said “if we hurry, we can try!”

We ended up bolting down the stairs. And I mean bolting. Sarah deserves Bride of the Century as she not only ran down the stairs and outside but also down the mountainside in her high heels chasing these rainbows!

To my amazement, they were still there and still going strong. PLUS, the storm was sitting behind in the background keeping the sky darker so the colors were still insanely vibrant and amazing. We got in a bunch of photos and then we decided to chase it further down the mountain to get a view without chair lifts as well. STILL the rainbow was going strong. It was truly something special.

To top it all off, the stars were amazing that night and we were able to create an amazing Milky Way photo to end the evening.

What a truly blessed day!

Check out the rest of their photos below and leave some love in the comments!

Vendor Role Call:

Vail Wedding Deck - coordinator Courtney

Hair and Makeup - Bel Viso

Florist - Bec’s Blossoms

Cake - Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections

Music - On Cue Entertainment, Spinphony

DJ & Photobooth - All Star DJs

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