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It would be our pleasure to host your wedding and reception. With amazing venues to suit your style, spectacular views and world-class food and service, your day will be the one you’ve always dreamed of.

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Contents Wedding Album

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10 Romantic Proposal Settings

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Kelsey Mueller & Casey Roach

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Do's and Don'ts of Dress Shopping

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Going Green: 6 Ways to Plan an Eco-friendly Wedding

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5 Color Palettes for Any Season

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Tips from a Wedding Planner

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Personal Touches: Uniquely Steamboat

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Steamboat Signature Events

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Getting to Steamboat

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Wedding Resource Directory

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Special Thanks

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2022 Volume 12 www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com Published by Ski Town Media, Inc. Christina Freeman Dan Greeson Rachel Miller Deborah Olsen John Sherwood Melissa VanArsdale

Steamboat Wedding Day is published annually by Ski Town Media, Inc. For advertising rates, write: Ski Town Media, Inc., P.O. Box 880616, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488. Phone: (970) 871-9413. Website: www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com. No portion of the contents of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the publisher. © 2022 Ski Town Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Cover Bride Sofia Cortopassi stands atop Thunderhead Peak, where she married Jason Inzana on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. Pink Diamond Events planned the wedding, Wild Hare Floral Co. designed the bride's bouquet, and Waterside Day Spa did the bride's hair and makeup. Photograph by Forest Picture Company, www.ForestPicture.co.

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Celebrate with us!

Located on the Yampa River, we are your one stop wedding venue! From the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, to the reception, we’ve got the unique space to host it all! Not to mention the best fine dining in town...call our in-house event coordinator today to schedule the wedding of your dreams in Steamboat Springs! www.E3ChophouseSteamboat.com

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Alisa Koenigsberg & Brandon Cassagnol Nathan Hindman Photography www.NathanHindman.com

Flying Diamond Ranch

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Carly Brooks Chason & John Wesley Thompson Faulkner Steve Stanton Photography www.SteveStantonPhotography.com

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Grace Miles & Brad Babich Jessica Cooke Photography www.JessCookePhotography.com

Lucky 8 Ranch

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Hannah Goldberg & Ross Barman Catherine Lea Photography www.CatherineLeaPhotography.com

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Jaclyn Wenaas & Chris Azqueta Lindsey Boluyt Photography www.LindseyBoluytPhotog.com

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DJ Wallace proposes to Courtney Zimmerman on the bridge at the base of Fish Creek Falls.

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Romantic Proposal Settings in Steamboat Springs Popping the big question is almost as important as the wedding day itself. Whether you are looking for an epic mountain backdrop or an intimate dinner, these romantic settings are perfect for your Steamboat proposal. Fish Creek Falls This 280-foot waterfall is one of the most popular destinations in Steamboat Springs. Offering breathtaking views after just a ¼-mile hike, Fish Creek Falls is the perfect location for abundant scenery year-round. Strawberry Park Hot Springs Tucked in the mountains just 20 minutes from town are natural hot springs with beautiful views. Relax in the springs, spend the night in a rustic cabin and pop the question while in a high-country oasis.

The Lakes of North Routt Ask the big question while surrounded by natural beauty at one of North Routt County’s lakes. Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake and Hahns Peak Lake offer remarkable Rocky Mountain views and incredible scenery that’s accessible year-round.

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Western Barns Nothing quite captures the Western lifestyle more than Steamboat’s iconic barns. Both the More and Arnold barns offer picturesque views of Mount Werner for your memorable moment.

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Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Bald Eagle Lake What’s a better backdrop than 20+ hot air balloons soaring overhead? Held in July, the iconic Hot Air Balloon Rodeo would be a quintessential summer proposal in Steamboat. Flash of Gold, Buffalo Pass Bask in the autumn scenery while hiking or biking on Buffalo Pass. Weave through beautiful alpine meadows and bright aspen groves on the Flash of Gold Trail. Living up to its name with bright foliage in the fall, this trail is a perfect location to propose.

Walton Peak Rabbit Ears Pass Pop the question in pristine powder at Walton Peak. Ask the locals how to get to this hidden area alongside U.S. 40. Walton Peak is a peaceful, secluded spot to get down on one knee. 14 | Steamboat Wedding Day 2022

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Picnic on Broadway, Steamboat Ski Area Hit the slopes with your significant other and make it a day to remember at the Steamboat Ski Area. Pack a lunch and stop at the picnic table off Broadway Run – an easy green run with panoramic views of the Yampa Valley.

A July proposal can be timed to coincide with an early morning sunrise and a sky full of colorful hot air balloons.


Hahns Peak Lake is a beautiful setting for a proposal after hiking, paddleboarding or picnicking along the shore.

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Sunset Happy Hour at the top of Thunderhead is a spectacular setting for proposals.

Haymaker Sleigh Ride Dinner Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride while taking in spectacular views of the Yampa Valley, followed by a three-course dinner. After the sun fades past the edge of the winter landscape, celebrate a night to remember under the evening sky.

Sunset Happy Hour, Steamboat Ski Area A jaw-dropping sunset, endless views of the Yampa Valley, live music and drinks to celebrate – what better way to pop the question in Steamboat Springs?

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A space as unique as you. Welcome Parties

Ceremonies

Receptions

After Parties

We know that not all brides, nor venues, are the same. Let us help you highlight your one-of-a-kind wedding with a space as unique as you. No matter your budget, party size or style, we have the perfect venue for you.

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A triangular arch with dried flowers from Wild Hare Floral Co. frames Kelsey and Casey's ceremony.

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Wedding story

Kelsey Mueller & Casey Roach Saturday, September 25, 2021 Cali Frankovic Photography www.CaliFrankovic.com

Gorgeous weather and stunning, vibrant fall colors added to the organic, rustic charm of Steamboat Springs locals Kelsey Mueller and Casey Roach’s wedding day. Western Welcome The couple threw a warm Westernthemed welcome dinner for guests arriving early to town for their wedding weekend. Dressed in Western attire and custom-made hats from Steamboat Hatter, Casey and Kelsey brought in local caterer Routt Wild Harvest for a sustainable menu designed specifically from Routt County farms.

Flowers Wild Hare Floral Co. brought to life Kelsey's vision of dried, recycled bouquets and floral arrangements. A mixture of fresh blooms and dried flowers was used to complement the pastel color palette. Coordinating with One Fine Day Productions to create the stunning, triangular arch, the couple added flower statements for an extra boho touch.

Rehearsal Dinner The wedding party gathered the night before at the loft banquet room in the historic Ore House at the Pine Grove Restaurant for an intimate rehearsal dinner. Adding to the wedding’s Western theme, the space – once a hay loft – offers a full-service bar, dance floor and private bathrooms.

Attire Kelsey wore a bohemian lace gown with a one-of-a-kind cape veil from designer Beloved Unconditionally Yours by Casablanca Bridal. “I had a vision of what I wanted, but I made sure to try on options that were completely different styles,” she says. Dried flower crowns and pastel bridesmaids’ dresses added subtle color on the already-vibrant day. Casey complemented the eclectic look with a slate gray Enzo-designed suit from Allen’s, dress shoes from Steamboat Shoe Company and cufflinks passed down from his grandfather for a personal touch. Groomsmen looked sleek and neutral in light gray suits and silver ties.

Ceremony Kelsey and Casey tied the knot at the Steamboat Ski Area’s Thunderhead Lawn, which provided panoramic views of the valley for the perfect mountaintop wedding. With the help of planning by Steamboat Resort’s Rachel Radetsky and day-of coordinator Jess Feinerman of JC Productions, the couple said their vows with a view of fall colors across the Steamboat landscape.

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Autumn colors create a beautiful setting for Kelsey and Casey's wedding.

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reception venue. Having frequented Strings Music Festival many times for live music events, the couple chose to have their reception at the world-renowned music venue. A traditional, sit-down dinner fully catered by Steamboat Meat & Seafood began the night, and local band Buffalo Commons – who are also close friends with the couple – performed for an unforgettable night of live music and dancing. Dessert The couple sweetened the night with an arrangement of goodies at the dessert table. Offering options for every type of sweet tooth, the focal point of the delicacies was the beautiful three-tiered mountain landscape wedding cake designed by Sweet Dreams Steamboat. Live Wedding Painting Kelsey and Casey wanted a piece of their wedding night to have with them forever, so they hired local artist Carol Jean to capture the highlights of their wedding night with an easel and a paintbrush. Incorporating the core elements of their wedding – fall colors, Mount Werner, music and dancing – the beautiful art piece now hangs in the home of the newlyweds.

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Vendors: Ceremony Venue: Thunderhead Lawn at Steamboat Ski Area @steamboatresort Reception Venue: Strings Music Festival @stringsmusicfestival Day-of Coordinator: Jess Feinerman, JC Productions @jc.productions.events Flowers: Wild Hare Floral Co. @wildharefloralco Arch: One Fine Day Productions @onefinedaysteamboat Suit: Allen’s Clothing Band: Buffalo Commons @buffalo_commons Reception Catering: Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. @steamboatseafood Western Welcome Caterer: Routt Wild Harvest @routtwildharvest Cake: Sweet Dreams Cakes and Event Decoration Hats: Steamboat Hatter @steamboathatter Western Attire: F.M. Light & Sons @fmlightandsons Photographer: Cali Frankovic @califrankovicphoto Rehearsal Dinner: Ore House at Pine Grove @orehousesteamboat Live Artist Painting: Carol Jean

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Kelsey's flower crown and gorgeous pastel bouquet tie together her boho look for the wedding day.

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Do's and Don’ts of Dress Shopping Get the most out of your wedding dress shopping experience

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One of the most exciting elements of the wedding planning process is dress shopping for the big day. Whether you’ve done your research and know your style or are keeping an open mind, there are a few things you should know before stepping into your first bridal boutique.

Creative signs add a fun twist to the dress-selection process.

Do make an appointment Some boutiques allow for walk-ins, but most bridal shops are by appointment only. Making an appointment ensures you’ll have a consultant to help fit you and find the style you’re looking for.

Do have a budget Don’t let the price tags scare you – there is a dress for every budget. Letting your consultant know your budget from the beginning helps you find your dream dress quicker.

Do bring people you trust Having those closest to you there for honest input can help the decision process.

Don’t try on dresses you can’t afford There’s no sense in falling in love with a wedding gown you can’t afford. Set your standards and be realistic about your budget.

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Do wear comfortable undergarments You’ll be trying on a lot of dresses, which means you’ll be in your underwear


quite a while, so wear comfortable undergarments to eliminate underlines and help ease the fitting process. Don’t wear a lot of makeup Wedding dresses are expensive – and white. Wear minimal makeup so you don’t make the mistake of smudging makeup on a pricey wedding gown and having to pay for it later. Do try on all styles A-lines, ball gowns, strapless and fit-and-flares – keeping an open mind to various styles can lead to surprises. Don’t knock it until you try it You may enter your appointment set on a specific style. The only way you’ll know if you like something – or don’t – is if you try it on. Do the accessories Found a dress you really like but it’s missing something? Add a glittery gemstone belt to bring definition to

your waist. Put on a floor-length veil and dangly earrings for the full bridal effect. Don’t overload yourself Try on as many gowns as you can, but don’t overdo it. Two appointments should be your max in one day. Try narrowing it down to one or two dresses at each stop. Do take pictures Pictures always look different than what you’re seeing in the mirror. Take tons of pictures of yourself in the gowns to make sure the dress looks the way you want – from every angle. Don’t feel pressured to say yes to the dress Don’t feel obligated to pick a dress the day-of. Remember: you want to be comfortable doing every activity on your wedding day. Take a lot of pictures, revisit them later and just focus on having fun in the moment.

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Routt Wild Harvest caters a Western welcome dinner locally sourced from the Yampa Valley. Instagram: @routtwildharvest

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3 Pretty Dead Flowers, a side project of Wild Hare Floral Co., repurposes all leftover wedding flowers to create dried bouquets, crowns and boutonnieres. Instagram: @wildharefloralco

4 1. Go Paperless Minimize waste by nixing traditional wedding stationery and opting for digital save-thedates and wedding invitations. If physical invites are a must, go sustainable and choose a company that uses recycled paper. 2. Get Hitched Outdoors Cut down on the energy used by tying the knot in the great outdoors. Have a stunning Colorado backdrop and natural lighting for photos all while reducing energy usage on your wedding day. 3. Source from Local Farmers Look for caterers who source their food locally for an organic and sustainable wedding menu. Buy your booze from local breweries, distilleries and wineries. The less distance your food and liquor must travel, the smaller the carbon footprint. 4. Choose Recycled or Dried Flowers Flowers are a focal point to any wedding, but freshly cut plants aren’t the best for the environment. Easy fix: consider a florist that uses recycled or dried flowers for your floral arrangements. www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 27


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5. Ditch the Confetti Be environmentally conscious when planning ways for guests to celebrate during your recessional. As appealing as tossing paper confetti may seem, it’s not environmentally friendly or easy to clean up. Think plant-based and biodegradable when planning your big send-off. 6. Rent, Reuse + Recycle Anything that is single-use is harmful to the planet. Eliminate carbon emissions – and save your groomsmen some money – by renting tuxes. Go green and swap plastics with rented dinnerware, glassware and wedding décor to reduce waste destined for the landfill. 6

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5 Color Palettes for Any Season From pretty pastels and shades of blue to blush pink tones and sage greens, these wedding color palettes look beautiful no matter the time of year. Pastels The ever-popular pastel palette is not just for spring and summer – the collection of soft shades works for the cooler months, too. This pastel color combination is chic and romantic, no matter what time of the year you’re getting married.

Blush Tones Combine different shades of pink to create your dream wedding palette regardless of the season. A timeless color, hues of pink and blush tones add a touch of feminine effect throughout your decor. Pop accent colors into wedding floral arrangements to complement the season.

Neutral Shades The neutral color combination of creamy beiges, warm tans and pearly whites create a natural, earthy setting for your Steamboat wedding day. Whether you’re planning an outdoor barn wedding at a local ranch or a winter-themed celebration on the mountain, these colors are adaptable for any time of the year.

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Natural Greens For those who are one with nature, this green color palette is ideal. Sage greens, grayed jades and olive tones give off an earthy rustic mood. Incorporate natural, harvested greenery for an organic outdoor setting year-round – even if you’re getting married indoors.

Dusty Blues A popular wedding color, dusty blue is a dreamy, soft, romantic hue that works well with every season. Pairing the dusty blues with fresh greenery and complementing accent colors – like rose gold or gray undertones – creates a beautiful wedding palette for any season.

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Dusty blues work for all seasons. Hilary Tuel and Bryce Daniels' wedding features dusty blues and autumn foliage at Priest Creek Ranch.

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Tips from a Wedding Planner Steamboat Wedding Day asked Alex Mathisen of SoulSpark Events to provide insight on wedding planning’s frequently asked questions. What should couples prioritize in planning their wedding? Couples should stay true to themselves, and ask each other what is most important. I always ask them to think about their “Why.” Why are they getting married? Once they have figured out their “Why,” choosing a venue and prioritizing everything is much easier.

How should couples decide their wedding date or season? I ask them what they love most about each season, and why they love that season in Steamboat. If you hate being cold, then a winter wedding isn't for you. If you love fall colors, then September is the season for you. It also ties back to their “Why.”

How do you suggest couples choose their venue? I encourage couples to figure out their anticipated guest list and plan on around a 15% attrition rate. In our experience, most guests say yes as they like to come to Steamboat. Once you have a guest count, you can figure out how big a venue you need. Then I ask them to think about the budget and how much they want to spend on their wedding day. This helps keep the planning process realistic and ensures we can match couples with the right venue for them. Then we talk about the style of venue they want and talk about different options – ranch, formal, casual, etc.

How do you guide couples to select a color palette? Choosing the venue is the first thing to do. The palette needs to work with the venue – not against it. I encourage couples to spend some time playing with color – looking around at what colors are in their house and what colors are in their wardrobes. I encourage them to think about colors they are drawn to in nature. I also encourage couples to go to the paint store and get a whole bunch of paint color cards and play with them. Some couples like to choose bridesmaids’ dresses first and then base the palette from the dresses. If flowers are really important to the couple, then we talk

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Jason Inzana kisses Sofia Cortopassi at the top of Thunderhead at the Steamboat Ski Area.

about what flowers are in season and this will determine color. Do you have any tips for selecting the menu for the wedding reception? I tie everything back to their “Why,” and the food is no exception. If you want a casual, fun vibe, then a three-course

seated meal is not for you, but maybe food trucks or a pig roast are the way to go. For weddings that last a couple of days and include a welcome dinner and brunch, we try to vary the food over the course of the weekend so that guests are not eating the same food at each event.

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Kelsey Mueller and Casey Roach added old family buttons and other personal touches to their custom hats by Steamboat Hatter.

Personal Touches: Uniquely Steamboat While your wedding day is already a special celebration, add a personal touch from Steamboat Springs to make your wedding one-of-a-kind. Custom Handmade Hats Add a touch of personal Western flair to your wedding day with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted hat from Steamboat Hatter. Instagram: @steamboathatter DIY Flower Crowns Get your bridesmaids together for a night of crafting with DIY flower crown making kits from Wild Hare Floral Co. Using repurposed, dried flowers, these kits are a fun way to add personal flair to your wedding day. Instagram: @wildharefloralco Live Wedding Painting Designated as a Certified Colorado Creative District, Steamboat Springs is full of talented artists. Hire a live painter to capture your wedding day and take a piece home to remember your special day for years to come. 36 | Steamboat Wedding Day 2022

Personalized Liquor Labels Local spirits, beer and wine make for great wedding favors and party gifts. Add a personal touch with a customized bottle label from Steamboat Whiskey Company to toast your big day. Instagram: @steamboatwhiskeyco Western Wear Cowboy boots, hats, Western apparel and more – style your wedding outfit with a piece of the West from Steamboat’s historic F.M. Light and Sons. Instagram: @fmlightandsons High-Quality Leather Accessories Personalized leather goods from Coleman’s Haberdashery make for distinctive gifts that will forever remind your groomsmen of the Rocky Mountains. Instagram: @steamboat_leather


Wedding Favors Whether you want T-shirts, tank tops, embroidered hats or other apparel options tailored to your wedding day, Ohana offers custom designs on a wide range of items. Instagram: @mtnohana

Steamboat artist Carol Jean captured a wedding performance by the band Buffalo Commons.

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Coleman’s Haberdashery creates personalized bison leather koozies and coasters for groomsmen.

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2022 Steamboat Signature Events Looking to give your wedding guests the quintessential Steamboat Springs experience? Plan your wedding with these events in mind.

Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 5-10 The MusicFest Six days, 50+ bands in the Texas/ Red Dirt genre. www.TheMusicFest.com

Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 9-13 Winter Carnival 109th Winter Carnival celebrates Steamboat's Western heritage and long-standing tradition of winter sports. www.SSWSC.org

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 25-27 WinterWonderGrass Festival Colorado's Premier Winter Bluegrass Festival. www.WinterWonderGrass.com/Steamboat/

Sunday, April 10 Steamboat Ski Area closing day www.Steamboat.com

Saturday-Monday, July 2-4 119th Cowboys' Roundup Days Get patriotic with special events at the Pro Rodeo and the Fourth of July Parade on Lincoln Avenue. www.SteamboatSummer.com

Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10 Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park View a cloud of hot air balloons taking flight at Bald Eagle Lake, then take a short drive to peruse the creations of artists, listen to live entertainment and enjoy food and drink. www.HotAirBalloonRodeo.com, www.SteamboatCreates.org

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Steamboat Marathon, full and half-marathon, plus 10K. www.SteamboatMarathon.com

A wedding party and their guests can enjoy the colorful reflection of hot air balloons on Bald Eagle Lake.

at the Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Farmers Market and End of Summer Jam. www.SteamboatSummer.com

Saturday, Sept. 10 OktoberWest A weekend celebration of beer, food and autumn in Steamboat Springs. www.SteamboatOktoberWest.com

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Steamboat Food & Wine Festival Culinary experience featuring curated dinners, wine tastings, seminars and demos. www.SteamboatFoodAndWine.com


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• The drive from Denver International Airport takes about 3 1/2 hours. • Yampa Valley Regional Airport, 25 miles from Steamboat, now offers direct flights to 16 locations across the country on 6 major airlines. Summer service is growing rapidly. • Shuttle services run daily from DIA, or go by limo, car service or rental car. • Bus service within the city is free. Lodges offer shuttles, and taxis are available.

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Getting to Steamboat


Directory Steamboat Wedding Day has everything you'll need for your Steamboat wedding.

Babysitting

Floral Design

Steamboat Babysitting

The Glacier Lily

509-432-6312 – Jaiya, Owner www.steamboatbabysitting.com

We provide professional, fun, reliable childcare for your wedding, large event or party. Services available on-site or in your hotel, condo or home.

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Book a private consultation to discuss customized flowers for your event. Offering a complimentary glass of champagne for up to 3 guests.

Cakes & Cupcakes

Inclusions Bakery and Dessert Bar

Unbound Floral Design

970-286-1120 www.InclusionsSteamboat.com

732-754-6089 www.unboundfloraldesign.com

Creating a sweet end to your wonderful day including dessert bars, cakes and favors customized for YOU!

Custom floral designs as unique and beautiful as you are. We look forward to creating with you!

Catering

Marno’s Custom Catering 970-879-4214 www.marnoscustomcatering.com

Whatever the occasion, at Marno’s Custom Catering we ensure you the very best quality and service.

Dog Concierge

Wild Hare Floral Co. 970-213-5668 www.wildharefloralco.com

For the wild at heart. Styling your dream day with love, care and flowers.

Hairstylists / Makeup Artist

Snow or Shine Pet Care

Angela Gayle Makeup Artistry

970-457-4414 www.snoworshine.com

808-292-5565 www.angelagaylemakeupartist.com

We handle everything for your dog leading up to, during, and after your wedding. Full service concierge for your pets!

With over 17 years experience we offer onlocation makeup and hairstyling services. Weddings are our specialty!

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Lodging Nomadness 888-472-5777 www.nomadnessrentals.com

At Nomadness we do our best to keep things simple, so you have an enjoyable, hassle-free experience in your vacation home.

Heavenly Days Events 603-770-5803, angie@heavenlydaysevents.com www.heavenlydaysevents.com

Custom packages for your wedding or elopement. We take care of the details, so you can relax and have fun!

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. 970-871-5162 www.steamboat.com/weddings

Breathtaking views of emerald mountains in the summer or sparkling snow-covered terrain in the winter. Many venues to choose from for the perfect setting.

The Main Event 970-879-9020 / 303-570-6570 www.themaineventcolorado.com

Steamboat's premier wedding planning company for 19 years! Full-service wedding planning, event design, and day-of coordination. Specializing in destination weddings.

Photography

Walker & Son Photography Steamboat 719-963-3983, Denver 970-846-0026 www.walkerandsonphotography.com

From the simple to the majestic, wedding and engagement photos done with passion, creativity and professionalism.

Pink Diamond Events 970-692-1645, weddings@apinkdiamondevent.com www.apinkdiamondevent.com

Pink Diamond Events offers boutique style wedding planning and is the local resource to make your Colorado destination wedding come to life.

Planners

Morgan Ashley Cox

SoulSpark Events

970-846-7815, morgan@morganashleycox.com www.morganashleycox.com

Alexandra Mathisen, 970-819-3360 www.soulsparkevents.com

Event coordination, styling and design. Bringing one-of-a-kind celebratory affairs to life, from beginning to end.

SoulSpark Events is Steamboat’s premier event and wedding planner. We bring dreams to life. Let us plan your next unforgettable moment. www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 41


Directory Portable Restrooms / Trash Service

Specialty Items

Twin Enviro Services 970-879-6985 www.twinenviro.com

VIP porto Johns, trash service and sustainability waste options. Allow us to take care of you during your special occasion.

Rehearsal Dinners

8th Street Steakhouse 50 Eighth St., Downtown, 970-879-3131 www.8thstreetsteakhouse.com

Fun & unique rehearsal dinner venue perfect for this special occasion. Up to 150 people and able to fit any budget this spot is not to be missed!

JRsDesignsDen Facebook @JRsDesignsDen www.jrsdesignsdenver.com

One-of-a-kind ski and snowboard furniture, wine/ liquor racks, games, shot-skis and more. Created here in Steamboat. Custom orders available.

Tanning

Steamboat Glow – Spray Tan 1885 Elk River Plz., Ste. 202 (above Storm Peak Brewery) 970-800-2796, www.steamboatglow.com

We are Steamboat's only automated sunless tan booth. #SteamboatGlow #GetAGlazeWithoutTheRays

Transportation E3 Chophouse 970-879-7167 www.E3ChophouseSteamboat.com

Celebrate with us! Located on the Yampa River, we are your one stop wedding venue!

Go Alpine 970-879-2800 www.GOAlpine.com

Steamboat’s one stop for wedding transportation: In- and out-of-town shuttles, rehearsal dinners and parties, and airport shuttle service.

Salon / Spa

Venues

Waterside Day Spa

Colorado Mountain College

1110 Yampa St. #110, Downtown, 970-875-0271 info@watersidedayspa.com

970-870-4444, www.coloradomtn.edu/campuses/ steamboat-springs/meeting-rooms

Cheerful and charming, Waterside Day Spa & Located above downtown Steamboat with Salon offerings include massages, corrective skin beautiful views of the Yampa Valley. It’s the care, nail care, hair styling and salt therapy. perfect spot to hold your wedding and reception. 42 | Steamboat Wedding Day 2022


Day Off Ranch

970-457-0611 www.dayoffranch.com

Events and accommodations featuring panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain western slope, forty miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat Creates / Depot Art Center 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008 www.SteamboatCreates.org/depot-art-facility-rental

Charming historic train station with elegance of an art gallery in iconic Steamboat location surrounded by parks and the river.

Glen Eden Resort 970-879-3907 www.glenedenresort.com

Glen Eden Resort is the ideal place, where nature provides an incomparable setting with on-site catering and comfy accommodations.

la joya dulce

La Joya Dulce

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. 970-871-5162 www.steamboat.com/weddings

For a day you’ll remember forever, choose a place you’ll never forget. We have many venues to choose from and a staff that will take care of every detail.

970-879-7021 www.lajoyadulce.com

Dedicated to making your experience as incredible as our views. Rolling hills, secluded glens and valley vistas for miles. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO

Strings Music Pavilion Lucky 8 Ranch 970-846-3682 www.lucky8ranchco.com

Provides a unique outdoor wedding venue with endless panoramic views, rolling hills, vast hay meadows and Trout Creek.

Snow Bowl

970-879-5056, ext. 111 www.StringsMusicFestival.com/pavilion

Beautiful indoor reception venue (up to 500 seats) & outdoor park located on the mountain in Steamboat Springs. Limited availability June-September.

Yampa River Botanic Park

2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, 970-879-9840 www.snowbowlsteamboat.com

970-846-5172 www.yampariverbotanicpark.org

Bowling, dining, live music, movies, dog friendly and more! The perfect destination for your special event.

A perfect setting for your wedding among the flowers, ponds, trees and natural beauty of Steamboat’s Yampa River Botanic Park. www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 43


Special Thanks

W

e would like to thank all of our 2022 Steamboat Wedding Day featured photographers. Their stunning photography captures the beautiful settings in and around Steamboat Springs, and we are honored to share it with our readers.

Catherine Lea Photography www.CatherineLeaPhotography.com

Lindsey Boluyt Photography

Cassie Rosch Photography

www.LindseyBoluytPhotog.com

www.CassieRosch.com

Rachel Case Photography

Seedhouse Photography

www.RachelCasePhotography.com

www.SeedhousePhotography.com

Jessica Cooke Photography www.JessCookePhotography.com

Forest Picture Company www.ForestPicture.co

Cali Frankovic Photography www.CaliFrankovic.com

Nathan Hindman Photography www.NathanHindman.com

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Steve Stanton Photography www.SteveStantonPhotography.com

Walker & Son Photography www.WalkerAndSonPhotography.com

We, The Light Photography www.WeTheLightPhotography.com

Brooke Welch Photography www.BWPhotographyStudio.com



unforgettable ranch weddings

- Steamboat’s only barn venue - Intimate mountain views - Private ranch

la joya dulce www.lajoyadulce.com 970-879-7021

Limited event schedule - book now | Weddings - receptions - special events 2020 The Knot Best of Weddings and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice

Photo by Rachel Case Photography / www.RachelCasePhotography.com Sarah Jane Moerbe & Ross Bryant • 8/14/2021