Meghan & Conor
Telluride Colorado: Meghan & Conor's Wedding
I was floored when I found out I would be coordinating Meghan and Conor’s wedding, not only because they were such a fun loving couple but because it gave me an opportunity to travel to Telluride, Colorado for the first time. All I can say is the scenic mountain town lived up to all the hype.
Everyone stayed in Mountain Village, including Wanda and I, just one quick Gondola ride from the town of Telluride. In between the two towns perched on top of a mountain was Meghan and Conor’s breathtaking ceremony location, the San Sophia Overlook! What made it even more spectacular was the fact that the view was completely hidden until you reached the site. We drove up the mountain to see it for the first time, and didn’t even realize we had reached the location until we were overwhelmed by the sight of the mountains and Telluride below.
The ceremony went off without a hitch, with the bride wearing a gorgeous Pronovias gown, and the bridesmaids in oyster dresses from Nordstrom (understated by gorgeous). The men were wearing dark grey suits, a nice change from the more common black. The camaraderie between the wedding party members was obvious, and you could tell everyone was elated for the couple.
The ceremony site may have been unbelievable, but just as fun was the reception venue. Gorrono Ranch is situated on the mountain side just below the ceremony site, and it is the epitome of quaint. Just north of the main building is a shack-turned-whisky bar that echoed something straight out of a western movie. Lucky for the wedding party, this was their staging area before they entered the reception.
The centerpieces were created by New Leaf Telluride and were simply gorgeous. There was an incredible arrangement on the escort card table, with the cards held in tiny bulbs with one flower in each. The centerpieces were varied heights and perfectly complimented the dinner space, which was upstairs at the Ranch. Flowers and greenery were also scattered along the chandelier and dessert tables.
Rather than opting for a traditional cake, Meghan and Conor had a vast assortment of delicious cheesecakes for dessert, surrounded by bowls of candies. Guests loved the change in pace, and the fact that they had so many flavors to choose from didn’t hurt either. I tried the caramel, and I can say I didn’t miss the wedding cake at all.
Throughout the night, as I learned is common in Telluride, we had a few scattered rain storms. They were timed perfectly though, stopping during the ceremony and cocktail hour. By the end of the night, raining had ceased again and guests were able to head outside and enjoy the firepit and countless pillows and throws that the bride and groom had provided. It made for a very cozy feel.
The bride forewent her first dance with the groom because she “doesn’t like to dance” though her moves later on in the night suggested otherwise! The whole crowd seemed to let loose on the dance floor, jamming along to anything from Journey to Flo Rida. Young and old, guests were bustin’ a move and celebrating the couple, with the help of Ryan Griz Entertainment.
By the end of the night, everyone was feeling good *wink wink*, but they managed to get themselves together to send the couple off with a sparkler line. The photos and the feelings will last Meghan and Conor a lifetime. I had an absolute blast at this wedding, and wish the couple all the best!
About the Author
Design has been Kaitlin’s passion since first grade, eventually deciding to major in art and art history in college. After getting engaged, she realized she loved every part of wedding planning and put those artistic skills to great use. She interned with Blue Linden, took courses through ‘Planner’s Lounge,’ and consulted at Felice Bridal. Now that she’s graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder, she’s Wanda’s full-time assistant. When she’s not turning bride's dreams into reality, she lives with her husband and two dogs, bakes (and sometimes burns) sweet treats, and reads murder mysteries.