Arapahoe Basin | Black Mountain Lodge Wedding Photography
Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue
Ski Resort Wedding | Summit County Wedding
Arapahoe Basin is one of my favorite wedding venues in Colorado.
The mountains are incredibly stunning–so rugged and steep. Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge in Keystone, CO is tucked right up in them creating the most scenic backdrop. Besides the mountain scenery, the wedding and event staff at the Black Mountain Lodge is incrediblt. The team is super laid-back and un-stressed, yet they are on top of everything and provide the best customer service.
Kari and Dave got married on a beautiful summer day. They chose to do a first look, which was held just outside of the lodge. After, we walked into a grove of pine trees to take additional photos. (Wedding couples beware: even in July, the ground was a bit muddy from snowmelt and rainstorms, so be mentally prepared for this possibility and plan accordingly.)
After guests were seated for this outdoor wedding, the bridal party and family used the chairlift as part of the processional. After the ceremony, the wedding couple went for a private chairlift ride to enjoy a few moments together as newlyweds.
The cocktail hour took place on the deck of Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge, with wedding guests chatting and admiring the mountain views of this Colorado wedding venue.
The reception took place inside of the Black Mountain Lodge. The head table was at the front of the room, with a huge window behind the bridal party that emphasized the rugged mountain views. Kari and Dave had an ice cream bar instead of a wedding cake, and all of the guests enjoyed it.
The wedding couple and their parents did a shot-ski once the party got going, which was a lot of fun to witness.
As always, I feel so lucky to have the chance provide wedding photos for this awesome couple and to have worked with the great staff at this scenic mountain wedding venue.
One more thing! View photos of their Coal Creek Canyon engagement session here.