{Real Weddings} Kelli & Brian's Elegant Vail, Colorado Wedding

Happy Thursday!  We have a truly fabulous and elegant wedding to share with you today!  It is a must see that was submitted to us via Two Bright Lights by Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels.  The location is heavenly, being set in Vail, Colorado, the ceremony and reception venues are spectacular, and the couple is quite stunning! There is so much gorgeousness to behold throughout the entire wedding, you don't want to miss it!

First. a note from the photogs at Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels:
From the first moment Kelli walked into our showroom, I knew we were going to be friends! Not only drop-dead gorgeous, Kelli is a sweetheart to the core. When she and Brian chose us to photograph their wedding in Vail, we were stoked. Beautiful, Vail Village wedding? Yes, please! Kelli & Brian were introduced by a mutual friend and it was game over after the first date! 

The proposal was so precious that Kelli's son and Brian's parents were "in on it". They all made it absolutely perfect for Kelli in that when they returned from dinner one night, she walked into a candle filled entry with the words "Marry Me?" were spelled out on the floor at her feet. The very next morning, Brian whisked his new fiancee away to Napa for the weekend to celebrate their engagement! 

For the wedding, they chose The Vail Interfaith Chapel and Cucina Rustica at the Lodge at Vail, which is considered Vail’s most cherished setting for the perfect wedding day. The entire event was filled with elegance and warmth, and Kelli & Brian looked stunning. After the ceremony, everyone was escorted from the chapel to the reception by a bagpiper - it was quite a site to see and a great way to keep everyone together! 

Dinner and the events following were all met with the same classiness and poise as the times leading up to then. We were (and still are), completely honored that they chose us to be a part of it! I'm sure Mr. & Mrs. McConnell look back on their day was a reflection of their tastes and a fulfillment of their personal wishes and dreams. Their love radiates from the photos - we hope you enjoy looking at them... Kelli says, "From the beginning, Jeff and Jewels photos rocked. They captured everything in our wedding, from our invitations to details to guests dancing and in love. I love how big Jewels dreams for your wedding and truly invests herself into making your day eveything you ever wanted. They were efficient, kind and very professional."

I love the proposal story! What a great guy to get Kelli's family, even her son, involved in the big question! 

Without further ado, I present to you Kelli & Brian's elegant wedding, beautifully captured by Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels.


I don't know where to begin really, but I must say Kelli is one of the most beautiful brides I've seen! Her and Brian make a breathtaking duo.  The images of the pair shot around the chapel and in Vail Village are just beautiful.  

This wedding is the first we've had the pleasure to share with an all black color palette.  Everything is so classic and elegant with the all black theme.  I love the bridesmaid gowns being all black, they can surely wear those gowns again!

And how about the bagpiper?  I love this idea!  It reminds me of something one would see in Europe, escorting all from the church to the reception venue, meandering through the little village of Vail.  

One of the touches I really thought was special and endearing are the little picture charms seen on the bouquet. What a great way to incorporate the special people in our lives, living or not, to be included as you walk down the aisle!

Many thanks to Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels for submitting your gorgeous work with our blog! 

Photographer: Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels, Denver, Colorado
Floral Designer: A Secret Garden, Vail, Colorado
Musicians: Colorado Bag Piper - Scott Beach, Denver, Colorado
Invitation Designer: Kiwi Cards, Orange County, California
Dress Store: Blue Bridal Boutique, Denver, Colorado
DJ: Great Time DJ's, Vail, Colorado
Ceremony Location: Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail, Colorado
Makeup Artist: Michele McKamie MUA, Vail, Colorado
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Al's Formalwear, Denver, Colorado
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom Wedding Shop
Restaurant: La Cucina at The Lodge at Vail, Vail, Colorado


  1. What an amazing and wonderful wedding.Bouquet is delicate and the bridal dress is so stunning and elegant.Love the shoots!Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Landy, thanks for stopping by. I couldn't agree more, the bouquet is so pretty, and the gown is exquisite!


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