Documenting Jordan + Josh’s stunning Vail Mountain Wedding Deck photos was a dream come true. Every single one of their guests, and the couple themselves flew out to Colorado from New York, Illinois, and other various destinations in the United States. You know a couple is special when all of their family and friends are willing to fly across the country to celebrate their love. To be honest, after meeting them, I would totally do the same thing. If Jordan + Josh got married every single day of the year I would be there to document it, it was such a magical day.
Backstory, they met on a train platform when Josh lived in New York and Jordan lived in Chicago. She was lost, asked him for directions and they ended up riding the train together. He even proposed to her in that same exact spot. If you don’t have goosebumps, you’re not even real, because that is the sweetest meet cute love story ever!
Both Jordan and Josh got ready at the Lodge at Lionshead, had a sweet first look next to the river in Vail Village, then we rode a gondola up to the top of the mountain. I actually didn’t know this prior to Jordan + Josh’s wedding day, but it is actually traditional in a Jewish Wedding to have a “first look” of sorts prior to the wedding ceremony – this is where the bride and groom sign both a Ketubah and their marriage license. Their Katubah was extremely special, as the bride wrote the words herself with help from the groom and they had it printed on a beautiful illustration of mountains by a close friend and guest at the wedding. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room during the signing, it was so so sweet.
Their ceremony took place on the Vail Mountain Wedding Deck which has a stunning view of the mountains. Their ring bearer, Spencer, made a hilarious entrance to the ceremony (see below), but the rest of it went off without a hitch. The couple partook in so many awesome traditions that I have never had the chance to see or document as a wedding photographer before, so that was really special for me! Some of my favorites were; rather than having a wedding party, a huppah was carried down the aisle for the bride and groom to be married under, the bride and groom also circled each other during the wedding ceremony before reading their vows and finally they broke the glass before sharing their first kiss as husband and wife! Woohoo!
The reception was just as beautiful and emotional as the beginning part of the day. It started off with a blessing over bread and wine done by the bride’s grandfather. Then, after an awesome buffet the couple’s brothers and fathers gave awesome, funny, emotional and heart-felt toasts, then the couple danced well in to the afternoon with all of their guests. They even did the traditional Hora dance which is where the guests circle the bride + groom before lifting them up in chairs. They did this for the couple, their mothers, fathers and even the ring bearer. It was so much fun!
I feel so lucky that I was able to document such an incredible couple and their beautiful wedding day – mozel tov and YAY to the newlyweds! 🙂
Getting Ready: Lodge at Lionshead
Ketubah Signing: Eagle’s Nest
Ceremony: Vail Mountain Wedding Deck
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Custom Designed by
Such a beautiful wedding, the couple looked so sweet and happy! Vail Wedding Deck is such an incredible mountain ceremony site, and you photographed it so well. I love all of the photos of the couple together on the top of the mountain, but my favorite was the photo taken from the gondola!
What a gorgeous Colorado wedding! You captured so many beautiful details, moments, and expressions. That ringbearer is just priceless!! Vail looks like an amazing place.
Sharee, you did it again! Such a stunning wedding photographer, these are gorgeous! Their ceremony is so unique!
They are so precious! I love the background during their ceremony. It’s so perfect! Gorgeous job capturing their day!
Those mountain views in Vail are totally worth the cross-country trip! You nailed it again, capturing the gorgeous scenery and the joy of everyone involved. Beautiful work!
The couple looks so wonderfully happy! Great captures! The mountaintop portraits were definitely my favorite! Vail is the best.
These photographs of this Vail Mountain wedding are gorgeous! I just love the one at the top of the mountain with the prism >> so pretty!
My goodness, Sharee you never fail to make my JAW drop. You are such a talented Denver, wedding photographer. I am loving this sweet Vail wedding that you documented. Look at all those emotions and happiness you captured. <3
From meeting at a train platform to marrying on top of a Colorado mountain is quite a story! Your beautiful wedding photography complements their story perfectly.
The shots of them looking at eachother in front of the mountain and the moms on the chairs are my favorites! How fun! Everything was perfect.
God these are gorgeous as always! Loving this venue so much! You rocked it girl!
SO beautiful Sharee!! I love how intimate & raw their couples portraits & moments are. Can’t ask for a better backdrop than Vail for your wedding!
Vail has my heart forever; there is no place like it! Such a beautiful wedding at such a beautiful location!
What a beautiful wedding – you really caught the essence of the couple and their day in every single photo! Great work!
Beautiful set of moments! Gorgeous work!
Holy cow these are so beautiful
These are great! I love Jewish ceremonies — so much symbolism and family involvement (and broken glass!). Love it!!!
Gorgeous wedding! I love their choopah, and that location is TO DIE FOR!
Love the photos of them signing! You captured the emotion and atmosphere really well.
The way you used that location is just stellar! I love these!
This is such a amazing wedding!! I would love to book one of these 7 dang the food just made me super hungry! haha
Tones, colors, photos, everything is on point. So amazing girl!
You did an amazing job! I’ve always wanted to go to Vail! Love the mountain views!
Sharee! These are just beautiful images! The backdrop for their ceremony and portraits is just breathtaking, I’ve never seen that in Vail! Beautiful job on the editing as well, girl!
Wow, absolutely gorgeous wedding photos (as always), Sharee! And Vail Wedding Deck never fails to impress!
What a lovely Vail wedding! Love those mountains in the background!
How dreamy!! These are gorgeous!
This looks like the most fun wedding ever! Vail mountain deck is so gorgeous and I love these!
What a lovely wedding and I love the bride and groom portraits! 🙂
Sharee, beautiful as always! You really captured the emotions and beauty of this wedding! You are one of the best photographers I know based in Colorado!
What an amazing proposal story!! I love that they accidentally bumped into each other and now they’re married <3 Love stories like that are the best (seriously, it sounds like their story should be a movie!). Beautiful work, as always, Sharee!
Mozel tov Jordan and Josh! Wow this Vail Mountain Wedding Deck is spectacular! Sharee captured your wedding day so beautifully!
I love all the traditions you captured! And those vail views make these stunning wedding photos!!
Oh I am so in love with all of these! You are my favorite Vail Colorado Wedding Photographer and you always do an amazing job!
Ah these are so Stunning! Anyone looking for a Vail Colorado Wedding photographer should call you immediately Sharee! Love your work and that Hora dance was awesome!
seriously amazing!!! As always you captured beautiful wedding portraits! Ive never seen Vail Mountain Wedding Deck captured so well but these Photos perfectly tell the story of their day!
Gorgeous work! I never knew Colorado could be this stunning. Congratulations on that beautiful couple, and to you for creating such amazing pictures!
Such a beautiful wedding.
These are absolutely stunning! You always have the most beautiful couples in the most incredible location in Vail Colorado! You’re an amazing wedding photographer!
I love the film look to your images, and such a beautiful way of having told their story. <3
If I were getting married again, I would a million percent choose you. I love your style so much and the emotion you create in your images! You feel like you’re there. And especially if I needed a bail wedding photographer- wow! Such a stunning place!