Wedding Planning

Claire and Tyler’s Lakeside Colorado Wedding by Rachel Havel

Claire and Tyler’s Lakeside Colorado Wedding by Rachel Havel

This gorgeous, rustic wedding has beautiful indoor and outdoor details.

Tyler met Claire on a sunny afternoon in Denver on the patio of Wynkoop Brewery. He was meeting his friends for a beer and his co-worker happened to bring her roommate – Claire – along. They each remember the day a little differently (Tyler thought Claire was sassy and free-spirited, Claire immediately admired Tyler’s fun-loving personality) but neither realized the chance meeting would result in love.

Three years later, Tyler knew he wanted to propose and knew Grand Lake, a place that had become special to the couple throughout their relationship, was the best backdrop. One September morning, ring in hand, Tyler took Claire fly fishing in a favorite stream. As they neared the water, he asked Claire to help assemble his fly rod and pick out a fly, then handed over the fly box where he’d strategically hidden the ring. It took Claire a moment to realize she was looking at an engagement ring and not a fly, but she said yes and the pair set out to plan a rustic, elegant event in the mountains they love. Thanks to Rachel Havel for sharing these amazing photos from mywedding magazine!

Photography: Rachel Havel | Ceremony venue: Trinity Church in the Pines | Reception venue: Grand Lake Yacht Club | Event designer: Rachel Austin | Florals: Flower Power | Wedding dress: Augusta Jones | Bridal shop: Anna Be | Catering: Stone Creek Catering | Cake & desserts: Goldmine Cupcakes | Rentals: Event Rents | Music: A Music Plus