Piney River Ranch wedding | Vail, CO | Becky and Brian

Becky gets her makeup done at The Lodge at Vail.
Brian adjusts his bow tie at The Lodge at Vail before his wedding.
Vail village serves as a backdrop as Becky has her makeup done at The Lodge at Vail.
Brian adjusts his bow tie at The Lodge at Vail before his wedding.
Brian shares a toast with his groomsmen before the wedding in Vail, Colorado.
Becky puts her two-piece wedding dress on at Piney River Ranch.
Becky's sisters and mother get their first look of the bride at Piney River Ranch.
Becky adjusts her earrings and flower crown at Piney River Ranch.
Becky walks towards Brian before their first look as the aspen trees are full of color at Piney River Ranch.
Becky and Brian share a moment during their first look at Piney River Ranch in front of the Gore mountain range.
Becky and Brian kiss in front of the Gore Mountain Range outside of Vail.
The bride and groom walk along the hiking path at Piney River Ranch with the Gore mountain range in the background near Vail, Colorado.
Becky and Brian are surrounded by yellow aspen leaves in September at Piney River Ranch for a portrait.
The groom sees his bride walk down the aisle.
Becky and her father walk down the aisle at Piney River Ranch outside of Vail, Colorado.
The wedding ceremony takes place on the deck at Piney River Ranch in September 2016 outside of Vail, Colorado with the Gore mountain range in the background.
Becky and Brian share a laugh together during their ceremony on the deck at Piney River Ranch.
On the deck at Piney River Ranch, Becky and Brian share a first kiss in front of friends and family as white flowers cover the pergula near Vail, Colorado.
Becky and Brian are surrounded by bubbles from guests after their wedding at Piney River Ranch.
Becky and Brian are intruduced to guests during their reception.
The sister of the bride gives a speech during the reception.
The best man toasts to the bride and groom during the reception.
The Father of the bride gives a speech during the reception at Piney River Ranch.
The Bride and groom share their first dance surrounded by glass globes at the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
The Bride and groom share their first dance surrounded by glass globes at the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
The Bride and groom share their first dance surrounded by glass globes at the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
Becky and Brian share a kiss in a canoe on Piney lake as the Gore mountain range are lit by the evening sun during their September wedding.
Becky and Brian row in a canoe on Piney Lake during their wedding in September outside of Vail, Colorado.
Becky and Brian share a moment together as the sunset lights up the sky above the Gore mountain range at Piney River Ranch in September outside of Vail, Colorado.
Guests dance during the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
Guests dance during the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
Guests dance during the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
Guests dance during the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.
Guests dance during the reception at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado.

Last week after photographing the Denver Broncos season opener I made the drive west up I-70 with Travis to Vail for Becky and Brian’s Piney River Ranch wedding. The next morning Mother Nature greeted us with blue skies on our walk through Vail Village over to The Lodge at Vail where both wedding parties were getting ready. The ladies had a great view of the mountain while they did hair and makeup. Travis was with the guys a floor below for most of the morning but called me down to help give a bow tie lesson since they were having some trouble.

Piney River Ranch is almost an hour up a bumpy dirt road from the village but thankfully the view doesn’t disappoint. Our state has some gorgeous views, especially as the aspens change color in the fall. When we arrived at the ranch Becky and the ladies finished getting dressed while Brian hiked out towards the Gore range with Travis for their first look. When they finally got to see each other for the first time Brian’s body language said it all. It was a wonderful moment to witness with such a gorgeous backdrop behind them.

The ceremony was equally as beautiful from the deck at the ranch. They had many friends and family travel from around the country to be there and they were treated to one of the most scenic wedding ceremony locations in all of Colorado.

The views just don’t quit up there so after dinner, speeches and first dances they snuck out into a canoe for a moment together on the lake as the sunset illuminated the Gore mountain range behind them. The temperature drops quickly when the sun goes down so before long they paddled back in and joined the party. The band, HomeSlice, kept the part rocking and dance floor full all night long.

We’ve been talking about their amazing day for a week straight and are so grateful to have met their families and documented everything that happened. I can’t wait to get back to Vail for another Piney River Ranch wedding soon.