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A wedding over the pool at the Four Seasons Vail
Kedzie and Ed and their crew came from New York to the Vail Valley, where they tied the knot after Kedzie walked down an aisle in the center of the pool at the Four Seasons Vail. It was just jaw dropping.
I headed up to Vail for their celebration with my wife Rannveig, an incredible photographer and my second shooter for the day.
While she hung out shooting the guys as they got ready, I headed up to the bridal suite to photograph the girls doing their final prep before Kedzie and Ed had a first look at Mid Vail, atop Gondola One just below The 10th restaurant.
Everything went pretty smoothly, though Kedzie got a little hot while attempting an in-dress wrinkle removal with a steam wand (see below).
You always have to be careful when organizing a first look — can’t have anyone seeing each other beforehand!
For this one, I went up first with Kedzie and hung out at the 10th for a little bit, while Ed came up a few minutes later. I saw him walking toward the restaurant, intercepted him, and took him down the hill a little bit to a scenic lookout for the reveal.
Once positions, Kedzie knew the drill and came up to surprise him.
Their wedding ceremony was utterly spectacular. They had a wedding aisle built down the center of the pool at the Four Seasons in Vail, and the bride walked down it in front of a huge wall of ivy and cool plates that served as the seating chart.
The bride’s brothers walked down their mom and shared an emotional moment before the ring bearer, bridesmaids, and groom himself all had emotional moments of their own.
The guests cocktailed at the pool for a while and then everyone headed inside for a beautiful evening in the Four Season’s ballroom.
Such a fun wedding to shoot!
The Wedding Vendors
Here are the great vendors who helped make this day possible
Wedding Day Inspiration
My work is photojournalistic and moment-based, but I always shoot the “standard” shots like details and family or bridal party pictures. Here are a few from this wedding, along with links to inspiration galleries from other weddings so you can get some fresh ideas.
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Kedzie and Ed had a pretty big wedding party, and we were able to shoot their portraits in a number of locations around Vail Village.
I know a bunch of really pretty areas that are a close walk to the Four Seasons: a few gorgeous gardens, an area near Vail Creek, and of course the main pedestrian walkway with the Gore Range in the background.
Ed sported the coolest cuff links I’ve ever seen.
I used to be a huge watch nerd, and Ed blinged it up with cufflinks that look like the inside of a watch.
Like a gentleman!