Wedding Planning Tips

April 14, 2023

Why have a Mountain Wedding?

Congratulations, you are newly engaged! You and your fiancé are over the moon and want to share the good news with everyone you see! If your wedding day dreams are about breathtaking views, fresh air, and the sounds of nature, then a mountain wedding might be the right decision for you. There’s something beautiful and romantic about the mountains that attract couples to celebrate their big day high in the mountain tops, but there might be other advantages you’ve never considered. Here are just a few of the fun options mountain weddings have to offer:

Bride and Groom exchanging rings, Last Dollar Road, Telluride, Colorado wedding


This may seem like a pretty obvious statement, but what is the ultimate reason most couples head to the mountains to get married? For the views, of course! Getting married in the mountains comes with the most stunning views that nature has to offer, and there are so many backdrops to choose from, whether you are looking for a grove of Aspen trees, a high mountain backdrop, a beautiful alpine lake, a giant waterfall, or a grassy meadow, the mountains have it all! Every season comes with its own beautiful backdrop, and the experience of saying “I Do” with the one you love will be an experience no one will forget.

Bride on her horse, Telluride, Colorado wedding Aldasaro Ranch


Perhaps you dream of an amazing weekend wedding getaway with your friends and family. There are so many things to see and do in the mountains that it truly is a destination getaway. Do you want to rent a mountain home or a cabin with your family? How about camping in the wilderness with your friends? Canoeing? Kayaking? Hiking? Fishing? Every day can be a new adventure topped with your wedding day!


Maybe I am biased, but think of the amazing photos of your wedding day in the mountains?! Memories that will be cherished forever! No matter where you choose to have your wedding, the backdrop of the mountains will look breathtaking! Imagine having a wedding album full of gorgeous mountain photos of you, your spouse, and your family.

Bride and Groom at Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride, Colorado wedding, elopement


There is something so calming and relaxing about being a part of nature. Marrying the one you love in the very heartbeat of nature already starts your union out on a positive and upbeat note. The calmness of the river flowing, the birds singing through the trees, the sunshine over the mountain peaks. It is good for the soul.


There are many mountainous locations to have a wedding. Choosing local vendors to the area you have decided to say “I Do” will save you a lot of time, stress, and wedding planning headaches. Local vendors know the location, mountain venues, and planning process in that area better than anyone. In Telluride, we have multiple vendors from event planners, wedding photographers, designer flowers, a variety of mountain venues, and so many more available at just the click of a button. They know weddings inside and out, especially in the Telluride area. They are willing to help you with Telluride pricing and your budget for your wedding, including helping you pick a mountain venue or location.

Bride and groom with rainbow in Telluride, Colorado Aldasaro Ranch wedding venue

Hi, I am Alicia of Alicia Pfaff Photography. I am a Telluride-based award-winning wedding photographer who passionately cherishes photographing couples and their families on their wedding day. I bring a high level of professionalism, a long-lasting friendship, and unique natural and colorful images that stand the test of time. I will showcase your story and your precious moments. I will be there to help you every step of the way, direct you and take the lead to help create those timeless images, but also move back to capture and document your love story throughout the day. With me, you get a genuine, personal, and detailed experience every step of the way. 

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