My “Best of 2016″ Colorado Wedding Ceremony Vendors

My 2016 top wedding vendors are in! Once again I have chosen my favorite vendors from last season in three different categories – wedding photographer, wedding planner, and wedding venue. These people were an inspiration to me and a joy to get to know and work with. My vendor choices are JoAnn Moore of Mountains and Meadows Weddings and Events (Colorado and California Wedding Planner), Preston Utley Photography (Colorado Wedding Photographer), and The River Bend (Lyons, Colorado Wedding Ceremony Venue). Congratulations!

Mountains and Meadows Weddings and Events
Award Winning Event Specialist serving Colorado, California and beyond

What I Loved:
Wouldn’t it be fun if your best friend was also your expert wedding planner? How about if your wedding planner turned into one of your best friends? JoAnn was so easy to work with. She is very efficient, but for her it wasn’t just about getting things done. JoAnn is also genuine and personable and I could tell that she loves her job. She was great at taking the lead and communicating with me while also being flexible and accommodating for us in every way.

Preston Utley
Colorado Wedding Photographer

What I Loved:
Preston Utley captures moments that are so lovely that they seem like they must have been carefully staged, but I’ve seen him in action and it’s all genuine, in the moment, breathtaking reality. These amazing photos are enough to win Preston a top place in my vendors this year but he’s also just a great guy and fun to be around. He and his team move around the event so quietly that you don’t notice they are there, but they also seem to be everywhere at once, capturing each and every unique moment.







The River Bend
Colorado Wedding Venue

What I Loved:
The River Bend is a charming wedding venue in an idyllic setting that highlights the extraordinary beauty of Colorado’s great outdoors, and yet it’s only a 30 minute drive from Boulder. This beautiful property is private and quiet, graced with mature trees and an expansive tidy lawn. The best part is the dramatic redstone cliffs and St. Vrain River that run behind the ceremony site. The staff was wonderful and helpful and they seem to offer just about everything one would need for a beautiful country wedding.

My “Best of 2014” Colorado Wedding Vendors

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Another wonderful year has gone by and I want to take a moment to recognize and thank my top vendor picks of 2014. This year’s top vendors are Gemini Event Planning, Steve Tinetti Photography, and Della Terra Mountain Chateau. Congratulations for doing such a wonderful job! You are all amazing and it was such a pleasure to work with you this year!

Gemini Event Planning
Colorado Wedding and Event Planner

What I Loved:
– Meg Stepanek is warm and friendly and easy to work with
– Meg responds clearly and promptly to all communication
– Meg and her team seem to be everywhere at once on the wedding day, and it runs like clockwork
– Meg is extremely organized, but she is also very flexible and stays positive when the unexpected happens
– Meg and her experienced team are amazing at designing weddings that fit the bride’s personality and dream, from country Western to posh elegance and everything in between
– The following pictures speak for Meg’s style and creativity

Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning

Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning
Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning
Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning

Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning

Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning

Colorado wedding ceremony planned by Gemini Event Planning

Steve Tinetti Photography
Colorado Wedding Photographer

What I Loved:
– Steve Tinetti is wonderfully creative and isn’t afraid to experiment to get that perfect shot
– Steve is a great person and easy to work with
– Steve is very responsive to communications
– Steve worked on the day of the wedding with organized efficiency and yet stayed unobtrusively in the background as he captured his perfect shots
– Simply put, Steve’s pictures are amazing! Check them out below.

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer
Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer
Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer Steve Tinetti, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Colorado Wedding Venue and Luxury Boutique Inn

What I Loved:
– Location, location, location – Della Terra is located conveniently in Estes Park in an amazing mountain setting
– The lodge and grounds are stunning
– Multiple wedding ceremony locations are available across the property
– The Lodge provides luxurious and comfortable accommodations in a setting full of natural beauty and wildlife
– The staff is helpful and accommodating

Della Terra Chateau, Estes Park Della Terra Chateau, Estes Park
Della Terra Chateau, Estes Park