St. Patrick's & Allred’s Wedding

Brittany grew up visiting Telluride with her family for holidays and vacations, and it's always been special to her. Andrew knew it would be the perfect place to propose, so he did while they were snowshoeing in Mountain Village on New Year's Eve. When they were considering a special place to bring both families together for their wedding that coming summer, Telluride was the only place on their list.

Brittany and Andrew and their families share strong religious values, and celebrated their marriage with a traditional Catholic Mass at St. Patricks Church in downtown Telluride. 

St. Patricks Church Telluride wedding | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com
Outside of St. Patricks Church in Telluride | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

After Mass, we walked around Telluride to make wedding portraits in this couple's favorite mountain town. I loved the reactions of passersby when Brittany walked down the street. 

Telluride Wedding Photography | Stroll Downtown | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Brittany and Andrew are completely adorable. They are both gentle souls—so kind and sweet to one another, and to me. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with them. 

Bride and groom sitting on bench with flowers | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Brittany's beautiful, traditional lace dress was so elegant, and I simply couldn't get enough photos of the intricate lace detail. Her lovely bouquet is by New Leaf Floral in Telluride. 

Bride and groom wedding day portrait | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Since we were downtown, we walked over to Town Park for a few portraits in the greenery and walking bridge. 

Wedding couple on bridge at Town Park in Telluride | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

When getting married in downtown Telluride, a bride and groom must have portraits in town with Bridal Veil Falls in the background!

Groom kissing bride at Bridal Veil Falls | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com
Bride and groom at Ski Patrol Lodge | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Known for its breathtaking scenery, these intimate and romantic portraits were taken at San Sophia Overlook, along the See Forever ski run. 

Wedding couple at San Sophia Overlook | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com
Bride with bridesmaids at San Sophia Overlook | Bridesmaids with Navy Blue Dresses | www.catmayerstudio.com

Brittany's sisters Samantha and Tori were her dual maids of honor, and along with her bridesmaids, were smiling all day. 

The wedding continued to the reception at Allred's Restaurant at Telluride Ski Resort. Flowers by New Leaf Floral. 

Wedding reception at Allred's Telluride Ski Resort | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Allred's has expansive views of the mountains and Telluride below, and is both rustic and elegant in its decor. The staff at Allred's takes care of every need and makes guests feel at home, while the fireplace crackles and the candles flicker. It's a romantic space. 

The semi-naked cake was by Mulberries Cake Shop in Denver. 

Wedding Champagne Toast | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com
Wedding Couple's First Dance | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com
Bride and groom laughing at Allred's Telluride wedding reception | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Brittany and Andrew rode the gondola into the sunset for their honeymoon in Iceland & Switzerland. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Bride and Groom Telluride Wedding Gondola Ride | Cat Mayer Studio | www.catmayerstudio.com

Vendors: Photography by Cat Mayer Studio / Venue: St. Patrick's Catholic Church with officiants Abbot James Liprie & Father Carl Werton / Ceremony musicians: Bob Israel & Christine Simpson / Florist: New Leaf Floral / Pastry Chef: Mulberries / Planner: Sarah Faulkner / DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound / Portrait Venue & Reception: San Sophia Overlook and Allred's at Telluride Ski Resort