Buena Vista is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. It’s no surprise that when world travelers Kat and Will were deciding where to have their mountain wedding, they ended up in Buena Vista, Colorado at the Barn at Sunset Ranch.
Q&A with the Bride and Groom:
Tell us about the proposal?
It was early October 2018 and we wanted to get one more hike in before winter and a chance to see the fall leaves one more time. We were leaving for our trip to The Netherlands that Sunday and I knew I didn’t want to travel with the ring in my pocket. We took our pup, Finney with us on the hike and went up Guenella Pass to find a good spot. The place I had in mind was a bit too snowy so we decided to get back in the car and look for a different area. We found a trail right off the road and started to head in. It was a beautiful aspen grove along a river. I started to scope out a good spot and saw a little opening by the river. I suggested we try and take a family photo and worked to set up my phone’s timer on my backpack, instead of setting the timer I turned the video on. Kat was standing by the river with Finney and I went over to join and instead got down on one knee. Kat said yes and I got the whole thing on video! We had a teary-eyed walk back to the car and saw a deer about 10 ft away which we took as a good omen. The best part was we got to go on vacation the next day and celebrate!
How did you guys choose to host your wedding at the Barn at Sunset Ranch?
We went for a drive up to Summit County to take a look around at a few places, none were quite fitting what we were looking for. We were feeling a bit defeated and remembered someone saying at a party we were at that their friends got married in Buena Vista at The Barn at Sunset Ranch. Kat decided to call and see if we could possibly stop by that day. Luckily, Jayme is such a sweetheart and said “of course! come on by!”. We drove from Breckenridge and as soon as we got to The Barn we were both grinning from ear to ear. We knew pretty quickly this was the spot for us.
What was the most fun part of wedding planning for you?
I really enjoyed putting the website, save the dates, and invitations together! I’m pretty good with technology and I love any chance to be creative so it was really fun to create themes, make it all look beautiful and then share it with our loved ones!
What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day?
At the end of our ceremony we had a trumpet player play our recessional and it was so fun to dance back down the aisle and know we were now married! It was time for the celebrations to begin and the pure joy of that moment filled our hearts.
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now?
Enjoy every moment of it! Use your resources for support and trust!