Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is one of Colorado's hidden gems, tucked away in the magnificent red-rock canyons in Western Colorado. It's an elegant luxury resort, but with a casual feeling to it. It's the perfect spot for a large-scale wedding, a small elopement, or in this case, a bridal portrait session. 

Gateway Canyons Wedding at Mission Bell Amphitheater |

Gateway Canyons is a luxury resort nestled in the Red Rock Canyons of Western Colorado. The resort features plush guest rooms with every amenity, as well as private casitas. The property also boasts two luxurious pools including swim-up bar, full service spa, two restaurants, coffee shop, helicopter tours, luxury car rentals and collector's museum, horseback riding at Palisade Ranch, and gorgeous views... the list goes on. 

The wedding dresses are from Annelise Bridal Boutique in nearby Grand Junction. All floral design — including this one-of-a-kind floral headpiece — was designed by 3 Leaf Floral who designs flowers for weddings in Gateway, Aspen, Telluride, Vail and Grand Junction/Palisade wine country in Western Colorado.

Custom stationery designed by Stephanie Hall. 

Bespoke Cakery Co. creates custom, one-of-a-kind cakes for weddings and special occasions. This watercolor cake was no exception!

Brides can walk down the aisle to the Mission Bell Amphitheater with picturesque purple mountains and Aspen trees in the background. Or, ceremonies can be held on the Cottonwood Terrance lawn with full view of The Palisade Mountain. Guests can dine and dance in the Palisade Event Center Ballroom, the Paradox Grille Courtyard and Patio under the twinkling lights, or at the Mission Bell Amphitheater. 

Vendors: Flowers: 3 Leaf Floral / Allure Bridal Dresses: Annelise Bridal / Film: Jami Davis Films / Props: Stonewood Vintage Rentals & Design / Cake: Bespoke Cakery Co. /  Stationery: Stephanie Hall / Venue: Gateway Canyons Resort