Bearcat Stables Wedding | Edwards
Leave Your Colorado Mountain Wedding on a Horse!
Wedding Day Details:
We love non traditional weddings in unique venue locations! We got into Avon and picked up Shaun for a drive up to the top of Cordillera Point. It is a gated Beaver Creek community you can drive up to the top of. Soon home will likely fill in the space but for now the space is open and the view is great. Sarah met us up at the top for a first look and some photos of the two of them. She was followed by immediate family who got some quick photos in without blowing away.
The ceremony was down at Bearcat Stables in a newly erected shelter. Wedding guests trickled in for a pre-ceremony kick off to cocktail hour. The ceremony was co-officiated by the fathers. They alternated between the 20 pages of notes on hand bringing much laugher, tears, and stories of times past. From this you learn of Shaun’s ‘Hey Dad’ travels and stories from Sarah’s upbringing. It was great how the highly personalized vows were read by each father. Riding off on a white Stallion didn’t happen but non the less they both did saddle up. For those who think ‘Did she ride side saddle?’ be shocked that she saddled up full on like a pro.
The evening continued on with Moe’s Barbecue being served as 3 Golden Retrievers sat patiently waiting first in line as the food was finished. As expected Atlas was at the front of the line. Bocce Ball and Corn hole was played out on the grass. Beer and locally made wine were consumed as the evening rolled in kicked off with Sarah and Shaun’s first dance (ever). The bonfire was in full gear once the night stars came out. Sitting around a campfire, laughing, singing, drinking, and smoking cigars had a beautiful serenity.
Bearcat Stables Review:
Bearcat Stables is a smaller venue space Sarah used to work at as a Wrangler. They are most known for their horseback rides and sleigh rides but they also do weddings. It seems they continue to make property improvements as they had added a shelter in which the ceremony was performed. In the fall you have the backdrop of yellow Aspen trees and Squaw Creek running through the space. While it is ideal for smaller sized weddings you could use the grounds for a larger group though you would likely need to bring in some rentals.
It has a rustic character to it and is great for anyone who loves horses and who considers sitting around a campfire laughing and drinking beer with friend to be an ideal night. Due to being in the valley the sun will be behind the hill side almost 3 hours before the official sunset. At night the stars are clearly seen. Everything there was rather laid back, low stress, and accommodating. Thanks to Jill for getting them the horses to ride off on! If you might include some horses on your wedding day and would like some additional inspiration here are some other shoots with horses.