Lanie & Matt | Elegant Winter Wedding in Colorado

You’ve probably seen photos from Lanie and Matt’s gorgeous winter wedding around the interwebs, but I couldn’t help sharing it with you here. The couple lucked out with a beautiful January day in Colorado, full of incredible details from the talented Lisa Vorce (and stunning photos by Aaron Delesie).

Lanie had long sleeves added to her Vera Wang dress, perfect for a snowy winter wedding. Little welcome bags included a note from the couple, pure vanilla extract, and the recipe for Matt’s father’s pancake recipe.

A candy buffet included chocolates and caramels, which guests could take home in little paper bags. There were also small glass bottles of root beer milk, one of Matt’s favorite treats. Mindy Rice created uniquely beautiful centerpieces with cotton bolls, pine cones, and evergreens. Candles added a warm and cozy glow.



First Course: Olathe Corn Chowder with Lump Crab Croquettes / Second Course: Grilled Wild King Salmon with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Fingerling Potatoes, Haricots Verts and Chives or Ginger Soy Rack of Lamb with Sweet and Sour Eggplant, Bok Choy, Chili Beurre Blanc and Jasmine Rice


Vendor Credits

Photography: Aaron Delesie / Ceremony venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colorado / Reception venue: The Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado / Planning, design: Lisa Vorce / Bride's dress: Vera Wang / Bride's shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Groom's suit: Charles Tyrwhitt / Flowers: Mindy Rice / Stationery: Yellow Owl Workshop / Rentals: Barker Decor ServiceAlpine Party RentalsLa Tavola Linen

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  • Lauren says:

    Oh I just love this wedding! It is one of my absolute favorites!!

    Any idea where her gorgeous hair piece is from?

  • i’ve had such a crush on this wedding since i first saw it! tres gorgeous, thanks for sharing :)

  • I love this wedding! My dream wedding would also be in the winter time. This wedding will be my inspiration. The photos of the photographer on his blog are so amazing.


  • …the paper goods, the cotton arrangements, the candy bar and rootbeer milk covered in snow…so cozy it makes me crave the comforts of winter again :)

  • Wow, so amazing to see images of a stunning wedding in the snow now in the middle of summer. Images are so pretty

  • Laura in KC says:

    Actually, the milk was from a local Kansas City, MO dairy, not from Colorado! Please rectify this error! (I’m from KC and I’m a big Shatto milk fan!)

  • what an absolutely beautifully-themed wedding! i love that there were so many Colorado-centric pieces (candy treats, the root beer milk!). really, just a stunning wedding with such a gorgeous couple. lovely pictures. thank you for sharing!

  • This wedding blew me away. Quiet, perfect, simple- not a single off note. Loved seeing more of it here on Snippet. Thank you Kathryn!

  • Maya says:

    This wedding is pure eye-candy most certainly (and how photogenic can one couple be?!), but – coming from the UK – I am more intrigued in this “root beer milk”! I totally L.O.V.E root beer, and drink as much as is humanly possible when I am in the States, but never have I come across root beer milk! Please enlighten me – I’m sure I’d love it!

  • the photos are just beautiful! the couple looks so in love and the pictures really capture each moment’s atmosphere.

  • Alyson says:

    Oh boy – this is all so beautiful. One of the prettiest weddings I’ve seen on here! Not only is the bride just absolutely gorgeous, but that dress takes my breath away! And that cake…..!

    Lovely, all of it!

  • What a lovely post! You have such beautiful photos on your blog! I’m a huge fan of your work. You’re able to capture the moments and bright colors of events and that’s just amazing to me!

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  • I’m in awe over this one. Lovely wintery goodness at it’s finest. makes me feel all kinds of cozy! hope you’re doing well, kathryn!! xo, chrissy.

  • Oh my!! I am in love with this wedding! Every detail is beautiful and so well thought through!!!

  • Rosette says:

    This is the only (THE ONLY) winter wedding I have ever liked. And I don’t just like it – this is PHENOMENAL.

  • Lisa says:

    I check out Snippet and Ink almost daily and am always drawn to this wedding. It’s so lovely. I hope to have a wedding like this someday….and guess what! It’s snowing here in Colorado.

  • This wedding is certainly one of my all time favorites from these two talented ladies. Timeless perfection. Bravo Lisa & Mindy and Thanks Kathryn for posting. LOVE it.

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