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Contents About The Cover

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Wedding Album

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Wedding Stories Nicki Thee & Jake Ehrlich Beth Toeniskoetter & Tim Bock Katie Ball & Shanon Mobley

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Trends

2021 Volume 11 – 2022 Preview www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com Published by Ski Town Media, Inc. Christina Freeman Dan Greeson Rachel Miller Deborah Olsen John Sherwood Denton Turner Melissa VanArsdale

Wedding trends we saw in 2020 31 Wedding trends we predict for 2022 32

Getting to Steamboat

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Calendar Of Events

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Wedding Resource Directory

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Special Thanks

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The Steamboat Springs Wedding Guide 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. © 2021 Ski Town Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

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he element that photographer Brooke Welch likes most about the wedding of Krista Leigh Halsnes and Tanner Coulter is its Old West ambiance, with the groom in a Western vest and cowboy hat and the bride in a lacy dress, wearing a Southwestern turquoise ring on her right hand. “I love this iconic Steamboat wedding,” Brooke says. “It tells such a story of who we are. I remember thinking, ‘How can I capture that?’” The opportunity to tell the visual story of such a classic Steamboat event goes to the heart of what Brooke hopes to achieve through her photography. “If you can capture it for this generation, then 100 years from now, it will still be around. It gives me goosebumps – there’s just something about Steamboat Springs that’s special.” The bride and groom are both longtime Northwest Colorado residents. Brooke, who does freelance photography for Schaefer Outfitter, had worked with the couple before their wedding when they modeled for the Texas-based company’s Western wear catalog. “They can’t take a bad picture,” Brooke says. “And they’re just as beautiful inside.” The couple was married on private land near Fish Creek Falls last fall. Guests sat on hay bales, the wedding arch was made of antlers, and the couple nailed a horseshoe onto a board together as part of the ceremony – a horseshoe mounted with the opening toward the sky, so that it can be filled with good luck. The bride’s father escorted her to the wedding on horseback, and the couple’s son, along

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with their two horses and their dogs, also attended the event. An added bonus for Brooke was the cloudy weather that day. It was overcast, which makes ideal lighting conditions with no harsh shadows. She took detail shots after the ceremony, something that wedding photographers don’t always have the chance to do. Based at least in part on her experience at Krista Leigh and Tanner’s wedding, Brooke has a tip for couples in search of a wedding photographer. “Find someone you can relate to, so you feel like you have a friend,” she says. “It should be someone who understands your vision.” She also suggests that couples arrange at least one pre-wedding session with their photographer of choice. “It makes both parties feel at ease on the wedding day.” For Brooke, it’s not just about capturing special moments at a ceremony, it’s also about preserving a page of Steamboat’s history, a goal that the staff of Steamboat Springs Wedding Guide is honored to share with the cover image of this special 2022 Preview Edition. Learn more about Brooke Welch Photography at www.BWPhotographyStudio.com. l

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Steamboat Brianna Garrett & Alexander Baker Kate Ivy Photography www.KateIvyPhotography.com

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Wedding album Jessica Sweeney Sonya K Photography www.SonjaKPhotography.com

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Wedding album Dani Beacom Greening Drake & Co. Photography www.DrakeAndCoPhoto.com

La Joya Dulce

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Nicki and Jake gathered their closest friends and family for their wedding at Bella Vista.

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Wedding stories

Nicki Thee & Jake Ehrlich Saturday, September 1, 2020 Nate Shepard Photography www.nateshepard.com

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to do was just pick from teamboat Springs them.” locals Nicki Thee Nicki and Jake chose and Jake Ehrlich got Timber & Torch, engaged in quite located at the base of the Steamboat Ski possibly the most Area, for the rehearsal quintessentially dinner. The couple had Steamboat way – at originally planned to the top of Chute 1 invite 150 guests to their at the Steamboat wedding, but trimmed that number to 90 Ski Area. The avidly due to the pandemic. outdoorsy couple “We were OK with had spent that The couple's dog, Ryder, wears a downsizing – the group morning exploring wreath at the ceremony. was small enough at the rehearsal dinner that the backcountry we could all sit at the on snowmobiles, base with plenty of room,” Nicki says. which they followed up with Jake’s The week before the wedding, Nicki proposal at the top of the iconic and Jake drove up to Buffalo Pass just Steamboat ski run. outside of Steamboat to collect aspen

Nicki, originally from Pennsylvania, and Jake, from Greeley, met during their studies at the University of Utah. Leading up to their fall 2020 wedding, they settled on Pink Diamond Events as the wedding planners and began working out the details with owner/principal planner Casey Muller. Due to the pandemic, the couple had to postpone their wedding from June 12 to Sept. 1, but Nicki says Casey made the months of constant adjustments stress-free. “We had a lot of changes due to COVID, but she presented a lot of options,” Nicki says. “It was nice having Casey because she talked to all the vendors and gave us options, so all we had

branches that had fallen in a recent wind storm. The following week, Jake constructed an arch out of the branches, which Linden Co. Floristry decorated with flowers for the ceremony. The day of the wedding, Brio Salon met with Nicki and her bridesmaids to take care of hair and makeup leading up to the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. Nate Sheperd snapped photos as the day went on and the party made its way to Bella Vista, where the couple and their guests celebrated with a cocktail hour on the back porch. The ceremony was officiated by a lifelong friend of Jake’s who grew up skiing with him in Steamboat – a fitting www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 13


Nicki's wedding dress train fans out onto the lawn.

choice, as the couple shared many friends during the nine years they dated leading up to the wedding. “It was amazing having all of our friends and family together in Steamboat,” Nicki says. One of the couple’s favorite moments was when Nicki’s mother walked their dog Ryder down the aisle. A family style dinner, put together by chef Lulu Cox of Amuse Bouche, consisted of salmon, steak and locally sourced fare. At the end of the night, the whole wedding party made use of the perfect September weather and jumped into the Bella Vista pool. While fires and smoke were a concern in fall of 2020, Nicki says that the conditions cleared up just in time for their wedding celebration. While COVID put a damper on Nicki and Jake’s original plan for

The intimate size of Nicki and Jake's wedding allowed them to spend quality time with their friends, including the wedding party.

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Jake and Nicki stand at the Bella Vista overlook, with the valley spread out below them.

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Jake and his groomsmen jump for joy at Bella Vista.

a honeymoon ski trip to Japan, they turned the situation into a positive and followed up the wedding with a paddleboarding trip down the Colorado River with a group of friends. Nicki and Jake live in Steamboat, with Nicki currently in nursing school at Colorado Mountain College and Jake working toward starting his own bike suspension company.

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Tim and Beth say "I do" on Thunderhead Peak, with Storm Mountain in the background.

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Beth Toeniskoetter & Tim Bock Saturday, September 26, 2020 Kelsey Huffer – Poppy & Co. Photography www.PoppyAndCo.Photography

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ountains form the backdrop of the relationship between Beth Toeniskoetter and Tim Bock. They live in the foothills at the edge of Denver and they spend much of their free time in the Colorado mountains.

One of the most famous alpine settings in the world will forever hold a meaningful place in their memories: Tim and Beth became engaged during a ski vacation to Zermatt, Switzerland. They went there because they had IKON ski passes, which are valid at 45 resorts around the world – including both Steamboat and Zermatt. “It was a calm night,” Beth recalls. “It was just beautiful.” Because the couple had enjoyed their Steamboat experiences in the past, it was a natural choice for their wedding. “We liked the little lower elevation (than other Colorado mountain towns), and the airport made it easy to get to.” The couple had originally planned to host 150 people more than they were eventually allowed to invite, due to COVID restrictions, but Beth and Tim came to appreciate the intimate gathering. “Honestly, we had time to spend with friends and family. We were lucky to be able to have a wedding at all,” Beth says. COVID added to the stress of planning the weekend, but that was in part alleviated by the support of wedding planner Alaina Johnson of Root & Gather, Rachel Radetsky of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp, and the other vendors. “I’m sure you count on them in normal times, but with the COVID regulations changing all the time, they were just in it with us. It was hard emotionally, but they were really communicative. It was a beautiful weekend because of their help,” Beth says. www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 19


Beth and Tim load onto the Steamboat Ski Area gondola.

The first look turned out to be one of Beth’s most memorable moments. Then the ceremony began, and it was totally stress-free, she recalls, after all the COVID concerns and fall weather worries. “The wind calmed down,” she says, and it was an idyllic fall afternoon, with temperatures around 65°, blue skies and the tail end of fall colors. One of the bride’s favorite moments was walking down the aisle with her father. “It was so fun to see all of these people I love so much,” Beth says. Beth wore a strapless gown by Anne Barge. The top had a fitted corset, while buttons adorned the back. “I love it so much,” Beth says. “It was fun to wear, and it was pretty comfortable for a really fitted dress.” The veil made for a lighthearted moment (and perfect photo opp) when the breeze sent it flying into a guest’s face.

Following the mountaintop ceremony, guests returned to Gondola Square, where the reception kicked off with cocktails at Timber & Torch. After dinner, the bride and groom had their traditional first dance, followed by the groom/ mother, and bride/father dance. Other than that, no dancing was allowed, due to restrictions on social gatherings. The newly married couple spent the rest of the weekend in Steamboat with their guests before heading out on their honeymoon, which included stops in Aspen, the Crested Butte area and Telluride. “Weddings are all about bringing people together – your most cherished family and friends – to help celebrate one of the most wonderful days. And it was exactly that for Tim and me – and even more so in the fall of 2020. We planned and re-planned, then adjusted again – but

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The Steamboat Ski Area forms a scenic backdrop for the bridal party photo session.

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Beth and Tim chose Steamboat for their wedding because of fond memories of previous visits.

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as the weekend approached, it became exactly what we had pictured all along. All of us gathered together with the leaves changing around us, blue Colorado skies, at the top of Steamboat surrounded by the love of our immediate family and closest friends.” Autumn colors fill the bridesmaids' bouquets.

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Family and friends gather beneath a dramatic winter sky for Katie and Shanon's nuptials.

Wedding stories

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atie Ball and Shanon Mobley are your typical Denver Broncos fan couple who met at a Broncos bar – except that the bar was in Atlanta, Georgia.

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“My girlfriends convinced me to stop just watching Broncos games at my house,” Katie explains. “So, I went to this bar by myself and one of the managers said there was a group of Broncos fans there and that I should go meet them.” Michelle, the head of the group, wasn’t there that week and Shanon was in the role of welcoming people and introducing himself. “If Michelle had been there, he probably wouldn’t have talked to me,” Katie says. Katie and Shanon hit it off immediately. Despite both living in Atlanta, the couple’s Broncos fandom came from mutual long-standing connections to Colorado. With Katie’s older brother going to the Airforce Academy, she fell in love with the state at age 12 on family trips, while Shanon’s best friend grew up in Castle Rock. Shanon popped the question in Estes Park. “I’m a huge animal person, so I was like, ‘We have to go see the elk bugling in Estes,’” Katie says. While there with one of their best friends, Shanon got down on one knee during a photo opp. It didn’t take long for the couple to pick Steamboat Springs for their wedding location. “We knew we wanted a ski town, and we wanted people from the southeast to enjoy a lot of winter snow. Steamboat is such our vibe – casual and comfortable. We felt at home there,” Katie says.

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Picking the venue also turned out to be an easy decision for Katie and Shanon. “When we went to La Joya Dulce, Shanon said, ‘This is where we’re getting married.’ It felt like home. The view at La Joya is to die for,” Katie says. After selecting La Joya Dulce, Katie began working with the venue’s wedding planner, Mandy Crabb. “I’m very much a control freak,” Katie says. “And Mandy was very good about keeping things on task. When I couldn’t get a hold of people or get what I needed, she would go to bat for me. She even came out to Colorado

Springs one weekend to plan things out. She was amazing.” As plans changed constantly due to the coronavirus, Katie recalls that both Mandy Crabb and photographer Callie Riesling helped her de-stress. “I could just call them and they would talk me off the ledge,” Katie says. “We had to go through so many hurdles, but the fact that I had Callie and Mandy on my side at all times helped so much.” Leading up to the wedding, the couple had their rehearsal dinner buffet-style at La Joya Dulce, catered by Lawrence

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Jaconetta of Local Flavor Catering. “Lawrence is really an artist with his food,” Katie says. Katie recalls that the moment that stood out the most from the wedding day was the first look. “I was anxious, but as soon as I saw Shanon, I was fine,” she says. A snowstorm a few days prior had carpeted La Joya Dulce in fresh snow, and Katie arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn sleigh driven by her father. Katie and Shanon had to make last-minute changes to the ceremony due to an ever-shifting guest list – two of the groomsmen took one for the team and stepped in as “flower dudes.” Michelle, head of the Broncos group where the couple met, officiated the wedding.

Katie's father escorts her to the ceremony on a horse-drawn sleigh.

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The setting sun creates a magical moment for Shanon and Katie.

Following the ceremony, Katie and Shanon were given a moment alone. “It was Mandy’s idea,” Katie says. “We got to spend time alone in the arena for 15-20 minutes, had some snacks and drinks while everyone else was at cocktail hour. It was a great idea.” When they were ready, Katie and Shanon reunited with the rest of the group for the reception. “Everyone truly had a wonderful time,” Katie says. “Brandon Harrington from Suit & Tie DJs was fantastic; he got people out on the dance floor.” But before the reception was over, one final curveball was thrown Katie’s way – red wine was spilled all over Katie’s dress immediately before the bouquet toss. “With the

greatest bridesmaids, and lot of soda water and blotting, we finally got it out,” Katie laughs. Katie and Shanon’s La Joya Dulce wedding will always hold a special place in their memories. “We would literally live in Steamboat if we could – we love it there,” Katie says.

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Trends

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Kelly Weicks and Dexter Benda's elopement at Fish Creek Falls


Looking Back and Moving Forward Lessons Learned from 2020 and Trends to Look For in 2022

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ven COVID had silver linings. While many weddings were postponed in 2020, others opted for minimalism and simplicity. As we leave the coronavirus in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to look back at what we learned that can be useful moving forward.

• Despite “postponed” being one of the most common words in recent years, love itself is not cancelled. Many couples were engaged last year, some had small weddings or eloped, and others have simply had longer to build up excitement for their big day. • While social distancing and self-isolation were the name of the game during COVID, a greater emphasis on video calls and more time to reevaluate our lives rekindled many long-distance relationships, and many upcoming weddings – and their guest lists – will benefit from that.

Wedding trends we saw in 2020:

• Minimalist and micro weddings – Many couples took a simple, barebones approach to their weddings. This was especially true for many weddings postponed from early 2020 to late 2020. Betrothed couples opted for small-scale celebrations due to safety reasons, adding a deeper level of intimacy to each ceremony.

• Greater emphasis on sanitization and hygiene – Cleanliness was pushed to the forefront of everyone’s minds this past year, as all but the most carefree among us are still given pause by large group gatherings.

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• Elopements – For many couples, this was the only option during the height of social distancing.

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Wedding trends we predict for 2022:

Large wedding parties were the norm when Jenna Knoll and Hugh Cullman married in 2017.

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– as reserved and minimalistic as 2020 was, 2022 will swing back in the direction of lavish, large-scale weddings. • Delayed receptions – The elopements and micro weddings of 2020 will be followed by large receptions, reuniting loved ones and making up for lost time.

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Wedding season is year-round in Steamboat Springs. Winter weddings are growing in popularity. Katie Ball and Shanon Mobley married in January before a gathering of family and friends at La Joya Dulce.

Larger winter weddings – While winter is usually reserved for smaller weddings, look for a change to this trend.


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• Continued emphasis on sanitization and hygiene – These elements were pushed to the forefront of our minds in 2020, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. • Going digital – COVID bolstered the techsavviness of even the most technologically challenged among us (we all have grandparents or older relatives who learned how to use Zoom) and invitations are no exception. Be on the lookout for digital invitations to replace the traditionally mailed paper versions.

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Sweet tooths, rejoice – Along with the return of big weddings comes the return of big, tiered wedding cakes.

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Glamorous décor – Everything from table settings to porta-potties and hand-sanitizing stations will be given the royal treatment. Extravagant flower arrangements will make great centerpieces, with large bouquets and hanging arrangements providing a lush, organic setting.

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An extravagant floral arrangement is the focal point when displayed with classic white linens and silver accent settings.

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s The pampered groom – Grooms will be more involved in wedding

planning, adding more of their own personalized touches. For guys looking to include their one-of-a-kind flair in groomsmen style and gifts, try out local options like Steamboat Whiskey Company and Steamboat Hatter.

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Tim Bock shared one-of-a-kind labeled single malt and rye whiskeys, plus memorable steel flasks and belt buckles with his groomsmen.

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Nature-focused weddings – Many of us reconnected with nature during the pandemic, and this connection will be evident in 2022 weddings – especially with beautiful outdoor vistas surrounding Steamboat Springs. Newlyweds Alyssa Lehn and William Bixby stand in the forest near the Vista Overlook at the Steamboat Ski Area. The couple worked with SoulSpark Events and Steamboat wedding specialists to organize their perfect day.


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Vintage lace table cloth with tall, thin brass candle holders and mason jars add a bohemian style to the bride and groom's table.

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Vintage inspirations – Trends like wicker and rattan will make a big comeback in 2022, along with other old-school accents that add a personalized, bohemian touch to the festivities. What trends do you foresee for 2022? What lessons did you learn from the rollercoaster that was 2020? Let us know by sending your ideas to editor Dan Greeson: l Dan@SteamboatMagazine.com.

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Getting to Steamboat Sunset view from Rocky Peak.

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Steamboat Springs Mileage Chart

Zach Taylor

Denver Colorado Springs Fort Collins Dallas Chicago New York City Salt Lake City Los Angeles Seattle Miami Grand Junction

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• The drive from Denver International Airport takes about 3 1/2 hours. • Yampa Valley Regional Airport, 25 miles from Steamboat, is served year-round by United Express. Winter jet service includes nonstop flights from several cities on 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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2022 Steamboat Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 5-10

The MusicFest Six days, 50+ bands. 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 closes for winter season. www.steamboat.com

Sunday, June 5

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

A balloon touches down on Bald Eagle Lake during the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo.

Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10

Hot Air Balloon Rodeo (tentative dates) 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.steamboatsummer.com

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Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day Festivities Celebrate Labor Day and cap off your summer at the at the Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Farmers Market and End of Summer Jam. www.steamboatsummer.com


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he Steamboat Springs Wedding Guide business directory has Inclusions Bakery and Dessert Bar everything you'll need for your 970-286-1120 Steamboat Springs wedding. www.InclusionsSteamboat.com Creating a sweet end to your wonderful day including dessert bars, cakes and favors customized for YOU!

Activities

Dine-in/Take-out

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Sign up your wedding party for activites and glassblowing classes to create a unique favor celebrating your wedding day.

Babysitting

The Corner Slice 635 Lincoln Ave., Downtown, 970-871-0005 www.thecornersliceco.com

NY style pizza, mountain town vibe. Local craft beers, cocktails and live music. Bring the party to us or let us cater to you.

Flowers / Hairstylists / Makeup Artist / Spa

Steamboat Babysitting 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.

Cakes & Cupcakes

Steamboat Baker 970-343-9911 www.steamboatbaker.com

Steamboat Baker specializes in creating memorable desserts – our wedding cakes, cupcakes, dessert tables and favors are deliciously handcrafted and beautiful.

Angela Gayle Makeup Artist 808-292-5565 www.angelagaylemakeupartist.com

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

hop rabbit flowers Hop Rabbit Flowers 970.213.5668 www.hoprabbitflowers.com

Whimsical and wild, for you and yours. Helping you style your dream day with love, care and flowers!

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Photography

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

Cheerful and charming, Waterside Day Spa & Salon offerings include massages, corrective skin care, nail care, hair styling, and salt therapy.

Lodging

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.

Planners

Residence Inn 970-879-1298 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sbsri-residenceinn-steamboat-springs/

Steamboat's newest hotel. 110 full suite extended stay. Complimentary breakfast, bar/restaurant, pool, hot tub, fitness center, BBQ firepit. Located on bus route.

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.

Morgan Ashley Cox 970.846.7815, morgan@morganashleycox.com www.morganashleycox.com

Curating to connect. We provide individualized event planning, styling + design curated to your story and your roots.

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.

Music

Buffalo Commons

SoulSpark Events

704-942-8802, contact@buffalocommonsband.com www.buffalocommonsband.com

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

Soul grass from the Yampa Valley. Popular Colorado band with great energy that moves the souls of all in the room.

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


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Rehearsal Dinners

Carl’s Tavern 700 Yampa Ave, #103, 970-761-2060 www.carlstavern.com

Perfect for hosting parties from 15 to 150, Carl’s provides your guests genuine “Steamboat Hospitality” and from-scratch cooking in a comfortable and spacious setting.

Tan

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

Specialty Market & Eatery truffle pig

Truffle Pig 2250 Aprés Ski Way, Mountain, 970-879-7470 www.trufflepigrestaurant.com

American Alpine cuisine crafted from the finest ingredients. Creative, diverse menu for any occasion. Complement each item with wines or cocktails.

Retail / Specialty Items

The Wild Plum 2525 Village Dr. #1A, on mountain, 970-879-1981 www.wildplumgrocer.com

Grocery essentials and epicurean treats. Over 700 varieties of wine, beer and spirits. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patio with mountain views.

Transportation Go Alpine – Airport Shuttle,

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.

Charter, and Taxi Service

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.

Venues

Steamboat Hatter

Day Off Ranch

111 11th St., 970-291-1380 www.steamboathatter.com

www.dayoffranch.com

One of a kind custom handmade hats. We can work with you to design almost anything for your special occasion.

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

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la joya dulce La Joya Dulce 970-879-7021 www.lajoyadulce.com

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

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

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.

Lucky 8 Ranch

Steamboat Art Museum

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

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

807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755 steamboatartmuseum.org

Beautiful, unique setting in one of downtown Steamboat's historic buildings. Perfect for smaller weddings and pre-wedding events.

Strings Music Pavilion 970-879-5056, ext. 111 StringsMusicFestival.com/pavilion

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

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

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

SteamboatWeddingDay.com 970-871-9413 @steamboatweddingday

Visit our newly designed website or follow us on Instagram to see some of the most beautiful weddings in and around Steamboat Springs. www.SteamboatWeddingDay.com | 43


Special Thanks

W

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

Nate and Jenny Weddings www.NateAndJennyWeddings.com

Andy Barnhart Photography www.AndyBarnhart.com

Nate Shepard Photography www.NateShepard.com

Brooke Welch Photography

Poppy & Co. Photography

www.BWPhotographyStudio.com

www.PoppyAndCo.Photography

Callie Riesling Photography

Sonja K Photography

www.CallieRieslingPhotography.com

www.SonjaKPhotography.com

Drake & Co. Photography

Walker & Son Photography

www.DrakeAndCoPhoto.com

www.WalkerAndSonPhotography.com

Kate Ivy Photography

Yoshi Yonekawa Photography

www.KateIvyPhotography.com

www.KPAproductions.com

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unforgettable ranch weddings

Steamboat’s only barn venue Rolling hills Extraordinary views Private ranch

la joya dulce

Photo by Kristen Hennke Photography

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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

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