I loved Erin and Travis’s ceremony. It was held on top of Steamboat Resort, after a rainstorm and double rainbow, with amazing light softly touching the rolling mountains for miles in every direction. No, the breathtaking view and ambiance weren’t why I fell for their ceremony. I loved their ceremony for how they managed to incorporate their rich religious tradition and their love of the Colorado countryside. Leon Joseph LittleBird and a more traditional minister performed the ceremony together in a joyful, reverent way. With the ski slope in the background, they also paid homage to Travis’s love of skiing. He grew up racing in Vail and it was a perfect fit for their wedding day to be on the slopes. Leon even added a prayer for good snow this fall to the spirits. I hope they heard him.
Steamboat Springs is definitely on list of Colorado towns we would happily live in. Summer days in Steamboat are warm, with afternoon sunsets that bake the sky orange. The Yampa River delivers some of the State’s best fly fishing water (even right through town). I’ve backpacked deep into the Flattops Wilderness Area a few times near Steamboat for many glorious days in the Colorado back country. The cool, crisp, Summer evenings feature weekly professional rodeos and the roar of laughter and good times on rooftop bars on main street. Winters in Steamboat are epic. The ‘Champagne Powder’ lives up to its name on Mount Werner after a good storm. Dozens of Olympians have trained in Steamboat. Yep. Gina and I would love one of our second homes to be in Steamboat.
Erin, a Steamboat girl, and Travis, a passionate skier raised in Vail, had a fantastic wedding in this perfect Colorado town. After the afternoon rain, and double rainbow, their wedding at the Champagne Powder Room lawn was stunningly beautiful. Thank you to Lindsay with One Fine Day Productions for orchestrating an excellent wedding.