Kayla and Tom planned a winter wedding in Cordillera, Colorado, and I was honored to be their destination wedding photographer.

Kayla and her friends like to joke that everyone needs to pray for Tom, hence their wedding hashtag #prayfortom. See, Kayla is a former Marine and a professional dancer, and a straight up bad-you-know-what. C’mon, she’s fought in a war and she was a backup dancer for Lil’ Wayne. If anyone can handle this tiny package of awesome, it’s Tom. 

Beaver Creek VRBO Wedding Venue – Cordillera

Kayla and Tom were married at a private home in Cordillera, Colorado. If you’ve never heard of Cordillera, it’s because it is a township right near Avon and Eagle. It’s the perfect spot to stay if you are skiing at nearby Beaver Creek Ski Resort. This home was tucked away at the end of a gated community with access to trails and gorgeous views. 

Kayla was searching for a home on VRBO when she found this incredible home to host her downsized wedding. So she switched from her original venue of Donovan Pavilion in Vail, to this place where her family could stay and they could all be together and ski on their mini-moon.

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To pull off an intimate wedding like this in a private home rental, you need an excellent team of vendors. The great room was turned over three times in order to create space for the ceremony, reception dinner, and dancing.

April Marie Events executed this flawlessly with an incredible design team from Elite Events who was there to help flip the space in record time while the guests went downstairs to enjoy cocktail hour.

In between dinner and dancing, they flipped the room for a last time while the cake was being cut.  See below for all their vendors.


Planner: April Marie Events @aprilmarieevents

Photography: Andrea Stark Photography @andreastarkphoto

Venue: Private Home in Cordillera

Hair and Makeup: @allaboutlooksimage

Rentals: Elite Events of Grand Junction @eliteeventsgj

Catering: Gourmet Cowboy @gourmet_cowboy

Cake and Desserts: Sweet Kiwi @sweet_kiwi_bakery

DJ, lighting and sound: Griz Entertainment @griz_entertainment

Floral Design: An Exquisite Design @anexquisitedesignflorist

Transportation: Turtle Bus @turtlebuscolorado

Videographer: @14KMedia

Bridal Gown: Pronovias @pronovias