Updated: Apr 30, 2022
Ever wondered what a Scottish/Jewish/Rustic Wedding in the mountains would look like? Well, I'm about to show you!
Our couple had many traditions that they wanted to represent at their wedding. They wanted a rustic vibe with a mountain backdrop to set the tone. Mountain View Ranch wedding venue by Wedgewood Weddings in Pine, Colorado sits at an elevation of 8,000 ft, and is surrounded by Lion's Head Peak, Elk Creek, and nearby ponds. If you are looking for the quintessential ranch vibe, you have found it here. The Brides getting-ready room is spacious and light. The Groom's room is connected on the other side of the building, which allowed them to be close, but not within view of each other. A short walk (or complimentary golf cart ride) will take you down to the reception space. Just below that is a large grass area with a stunning view of the mountains. To date, it is still one of my favorite backdrops to a ceremony.
Our Bride and Groom had their First Look with Lion's Head Peak in the background, which really made the moment stand out. Moving into their ceremony, they shared equal parts from their heritages with a traditional Jewish Wedding Ceremony, as well as a Scottish one. Drinks were shared under the altar, bagpipes played, glass was broken, and bubbles lined their path. The ceremony was warm, funny, touching, and full of love.
The reception, thanks to DJ Maestro had the best throwbacks to 90's music I have ever heard. Our Bride and Groom entered their reception to Ginuwine's Pony and the crowd went wild! (I'll do another post on Entrances, because they really can pump up your crowd if done right.) The whole night was a celebration of the Scottish and Jewish culture perfectly. Lots of Scotch, and lots of chairs held high above the crowd.
The evening even ended on a high note. Fans of the movie The Breakfast Club, our Bride and Groom lined their Exit with glow sticks, walking to "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, throwing their fists in the air for a final goodbye to their party. Gotta love a good exit.
Photography by Blue Canoe Photography www.bluecanoeweddings.com
Venue: Mountain View Ranch https://www.wedgewoodweddings.com/venues/colorado/mountain-view-ranch
DJ Maestro http://www.djmaestro.com/
Cake and Donuts by The Dessert Stand https://thedessertstand.com/
Bride's Dress by Wtoo by Watters (Miles is the name of the dress) at Blue Bridal Boutique https://www.bluegowns.com/ @bluebridal
Brides Shoes by Kate Spade x Keds
Bridemaid's Dresses by Jenny Yoo https://www.jennyyoo.com/
Groom's Suit by Indochino https://www.indochino.com/
Bride's Hair and Make-up by Katie Lehman- Hair- http://www.katielehmanhair.com/
Tiffany McCray- Makeup http://www.blushartistryandcompany.com/ @tiffanymccrayskincare
Officiant- Rabbi Jodie Gordon
Ketubah Artist - Naomi Shiek
Invitations by Woodland Papercuts (Etsy)
And a special thank you to second photographer Ayla Maisey, you can find more of her work at https://www.aylamaisey.com/