rustic ranch wedding | STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

Working with Lara & Ryan planning their Colorado rustic ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs was a dream.  Not only are they both warm, genuine, and fun people, but it was clear to see their mutual admiration for each other (love that!), and they were consistently upbeat, enjoying the planning process every step of the way! 

We invite you to check out the beauty of the day captured in the best possible way by the talented Ryan Olsen Photographer!


With a special place in their hearts for Steamboat, ultimately The Orton Family Ranch proved to be the perfect setting for "I do".  This private ranch features beautiful mountain views, a menagerie of friendly, adorable animals, and even the loveliest little chapel right on property!  With plenty of room for a beautiful event tent, lawn games, and a photo booth with a real tractor backdrop, this was the ideal spot to begin happily ever after!  


Since Lara & Ryan were engaged on a romantic hot air balloon ride, we incorporated balloons into our signage, decor, and photos.  Bright, bold colors, and lots of happy yellow sunflowers and succulents reflected the couple's lively personalities and were the perfect complement to the navy accents, bridal party attire, and natural rustic charm of the setting.  

Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres while playing lawn games before sitting down to an elaborate station-style menu complete with a variety of cuisine ranging from a whole pig roast, to a seafood raw bar with sushi, to street tacos- all nods to the couples cultural backgrounds, and favorite foods.  Following dinner, we skipped the cake, opting for non-traditional delish desserts like mini seasonal pies, and cinnamon rolls (the bride's favorite!) from local bakeries.  After friends and family boogied in their boots 'til the early morning,  they were treated to a late night snack of warm breakfast burritos to enjoy on the ride home all thanks to Steamboat Meat & Seafood.  

Fritz the donkey was a welcomed wedding guest!

All weekend we enjoyed beautiful Colorado weather, and so much fun!  It was the most wonderful mountain wedding celebration and we feel oh-so- grateful to have been a part of it!  

So thankful for our amazing team of vendor partners that made this event such a great success! 

Accommodations:  Steamboat Grand

Bakery:  Humble Pie & Winona's Restaurant

Catering:  Steamboat Meat & Seafood

Ceremony & Reception Venue:  Orton Ranch

DJ:  Rock Candy DJ

Event Design & Planning:  Lindsey Dienstbach

Florals:  Crystal in the Garden

Hair: Brio Salon & Spa

Luxury Portable Restrooms:  Aces High & Royal Flush 

Makeup:  Spa Ooh La La

Paper:  MK Mint

Photography / Photo booth:  Ryan Olsen Photography

Tent & Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals

Transportation:  Go Alpine

L&R- thank you for letting me play a small part in your big day!  It was an absolute pleasure working with you every step of the way!  I love our memories and all the fun we shared in Steamboat, & I LOVE your wedding.  Could not be happier for you two!