Tihsreed Lodge Colorado Private Mountain Home Wedding - Ellen & Ryan

Ellen and Ryan met on Craigslist.

We don’t hear that one every day, but there is something to be said for it!

They have an incredible connection, and their wedding day was a beautiful example of the love they share not only with each other, but with their family.

Ellen & Ryan chose to keep things intimate with a smaller guest list of less than 80 people. This smaller crowd was perfect for their private mountain home venue, the Tihsreed Lodge in Florissant, CO.

These two love to snowboard, hike, and play kick ball, so an outdoor venue was a perfect choice for them.

The Tihsreed Lodge is amazing because it’s a completely private property, tucked into the pines with beautiful mountain views. There are several rooms for friends and family to stay the night, and you can rent the entire property for a full weekend or longer.


Ellen walked down the aisle to the Jurassic Park Theme Song!

(Admit it, it’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it? It’s a catchy tune!)

They said their vows looking out towards incredible mountain views, with a few simple tulle chair sashes to move with the wind and add elegance.

Guests were able to warm up by the fire while catching up and enjoying the beautiful property.

These shimmery, green sequin gowns from Rent the Runway were a perfect and unexpected accent to Ellen & Ryan’s wedding.

I love the upscale, formal feel of this in front of natural views and pine forest. The green color beautifully honored the landscape, too.

Ryan had proposed to Ellen on a camping trip in Washington, so it was only fitting that their wedding day also reflected their love of the mountains, the outdoors, and nature.

They wore converse sneakers, which are not only comfy but made a GREAT personal touch!

Hair flowers, waves, and a simple braid looked beautiful on Ellen with her romantic lace wedding gown.

Ellen's mom catered the entire wedding (except the sweets).

She cooked everything at her home in Kansas, froze it, and transported it to Colorado.

That takes dedication and love, and it made the reception that much more intimate and special.

In keeping with the celebration of love, family, and nature we kept the centerpieces simple.

All of the flowers were from Whole Foods, and Ellen’s sister made the centerpieces. I love the loose, organic feel of the flowers, and how well they accented the romantic and rustic feel of the venue.

A simple sprig on each napkin invited guests to sit down and enjoy a delicious, truly home-cooked meal!

Donuts are always a huge hit at weddings. They are budget-friendly, fun on display, easy to grab and awesome to eat!

The dessert table included cake and pie as well, giving guests plenty of choice for sweets.

The band, called Rabbit Wilde, is from Washington. Ellen & Ryan actually flew them into Colorado to perform at their wedding! The band was at the top of their vendor list and they loved having them celebrate this day with them.

I loved planning this beautiful Private Mountain Home wedding and would love to help you plan your quintessential Colorado wedding. Now booking for 2020 and beyond!

Wanda Bonner