It’s no secret that I love TOMS shoes. For every pair I buy they donate a pair to a child in need (which is a great reason to buy dozens of pairs, right?). They are like socially acceptable slippers and are comfortable after 10 hours on my feet. My sparkly black Toms are my go-to for wedding days. With a winter storm warning brewing on Katie and Chip’s wedding day, I knew I needed to bring along something a little more oomph. Enter my adorable Sorel Slimpack Riding Tall Boots. These boots are perfect for a snowy day and thankfully, Jason carried these boots around for me until we ventured outside! After Katie and Chip’s first look under the bridge, we explored the nearby Betty Ford Park. I was able to trek anywhere I needed and felt like a rockstar as I climbed through knee-deep snow to shoot through trees while Jason and the videographers stuck to the path. Yep. Score one for team Gina.
*Winter Storm Warning* – That’s all I thought about the day before Katie and Chip’s wedding. Those three words are music to my ears the day before a snowboarding trip. The feeling of gliding down a powder run at Vail is like nothing else. Those three words, the day before a wedding, are hugely anxiety provoking for me. We didn’t take any chances with our ability to drive to Vail on the wedding day. Rather, we booked a last minute stay at the Osprey in Beaver Creek the night before the wedding. We woke up, the morning of the wedding, to blue skies and the sound of ski lifts churning. The high winds and heavy snow forecast for the day never arrived in Vail (they did close I-70 however… I’m so glad we drove up the night before!). Katie braved the cold in her fur boots and enjoyed her amazing wedding day with class and a tangible passion for family and friends.
Thank you to the incredible team that created a flawless wedding day:
Wedding Designer: Caroline Moorman, Weddings of Vail
Florist: Vintage Magnolia
DJ: Great Time DJ
Catering/Reception: The 10th
Ceremony: Vail Chapel