Enchanting May Elopement at Taharaa Mountain Lodge

In the picturesque month of May 2023, love soared to new heights as Yvette and Craig united in a heartwarming elopement style ceremony at out outdoor wedding pergola and intimate enclosed deck space. This enchanting event is featured below through the lens of Sharee Davenport Photography, capturing the couple’s special day. From the serendipitous beginnings of their relationship to the heartfelt ceremony and splendid surroundings, Yvette and Craig’s wedding story is one of love, family, and the beauty of Colorado’s majestic mountains.

 The story of Yvette and Craig’s love story began with an unexpected connection. Alex, Yvette’s son-in-law, and Craig shared a family bond that blossomed into a yearly tradition of hunting trips to the beautiful landscapes of Colorado. Recognizing a potential match, Alex introduced Yvette and Craig, setting the stage for a love that would thrive against the backdrop of the Colorado mountains.

The couple’s journey took a monumental turn during a cherished family celebration. As they gathered to celebrate their granddaughter’s birthday, Craig orchestrated a heartwarming surprise. Guided by their grandson, Beau, Yvette was led to the living room, where she found Craig on one knee, holding the engagement ring. Amidst the joyous festivities and surrounded by loved ones, Yvette and Craig embraced their future together.

The allure of the Colorado mountains held a special place in Craig’s heart, and together with Yvette’s love for travel and nature, they chose the exquisite Estes Park as the backdrop for their wedding. Their shared passion for exploring national parks made Taharaa Mountain Lodge the perfect destination to exchange their vows, creating not only a memorable wedding but also an unforgettable family vacation.

With their hearts set on a small, intimate mountain wedding, Yvette and Craig embarked on a quest to find the perfect venue. The moment they discovered Taharaa Mountain Lodge and our enclosed deck space, they knew they had found their dream location. The enclosed deck offers the picturesque outdoor setting that aligned perfectly with their vision. Yvette’s remote wedding planning journey unfolded seamlessly, thanks to the cooperative and accommodating event staff.

The pinnacle of Yvette and Craig’s wedding day was their heartfelt ceremony. Guided by the officiant, Mary, the couple exchanged vows amidst numerous poignant moments. The sight of a bird soaring above as the ceremony commenced became a symbol of the love and unity shared by the couple and their families.

Caley, the couple’s wonderful wedding coordinator, orchestrated the day with finesse. The venue adorned with exquisite flowers and decorations added a touch of elegance to the celebration. Sharee Davenport Photography captured every natural and candid moment, skillfully including their four young grandchildren, a feat that highlighted the joy and love present throughout the day.

 The culinary experience at Twin Owls Steakhouse was a highlight that lingered in the hearts and taste buds of the couple and their guests. From delectable appetizers to mouthwatering entrees, the food was a delightful reflection of the couple’s celebration of love and family. So delightful, in fact, that Yvette and Craig revisited Twin Owls Steakhouse for one last dinner before departing Colorado, cementing their cherished memories.

Yvette and Craig’s wedding at Taharaa Mountain Lodge stands as a testament to the power of love, family, and the beauty of nature. From their serendipitous introduction to their heartfelt ceremony and the stunning Colorado mountains, every element of their wedding radiated warmth and joy.  Yvette and Craig’s love story will forever be a source of inspiration for those who believe in the magic of love and the beauty of the mountains.

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Our venue allows for you to have your wedding indoors or outdoors, so no matter the weather, your wedding will be beautiful! Whether you are looking to plan a sunny summer wedding or a winter wonderland wedding, we are happy to make your dream wedding day a reality! Get in touch today and tell us more about your plans for your upcoming wedding day!

Photography: Sharee Davenport
Planning: Fanciful Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Bella Capelli Salon

A Wedding Weekend at Taharaa Mountain Lodge

Estes Park was the optimal destination and allowed for their guests to enjoy a complete wedding weekend. Here at Taharaa Mountain Lodge, you can have your guests stay right on-site to make their stay easy and enjoyable! We have 18 rooms, and each accommodates 2 adults. We do require a three-night stay, but this will let your guests really enjoy Estes Park and our amenities at the Lodge. On-site we have an outdoor Hot Tub, and our restaurant, Twin Owls Steakhouse, has an award-winning chef!
Our location also allows guests to be able to choose various activities to enjoy during their time here, which will truly make their trip to the wedding even more memorable! We are currently booking for 2022 and 2023, so reach out today to see how Taharaa Mountain Lodge can make your wedding dreams come true!

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