I have been looking forward to David and Xinya’s Colorado ski resort wedding all year. Not only are they two of the nicest people that I’ve ever met but they got married at one of my favorite winter playgrounds, Arapahoe Basin.

While I was with Xinya and the ladies at a cute cabin rental in Silverthorne, Michael drove up to A Basin to meet David where they were getting ready. Before too long we headed up to Loveland Pass for their first look. David’s reaction was priceless and I’m sure it helped convince Xinya that her trek up a steep slope in heels was all worth it.

Their ceremony and reception took place at A Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge. We all rode the lift to mid-mountain for a picture perfect ceremony below the resort’s East Wall. I absolutely love this location because the mountains are so close. It simply feels different than so many other Colorado wedding venues.

The vendor team was a blast to work with on this one. Danielle with Muse Events was the point person from the very get go. She helped David and Xinya plan the wedding and not only catered to their ideas but was the foundation of a great vendor team. Tony from Soundmaster Entertainment was one of the most professional and talented DJs that I’ve seen. Finally, Meredith Smith from Arapahoe Basin is hands down the best venue coordinator that I’ve worked with. She was open to ideas and adapted easily as the timeline changed during the day. I always tell couples to hire professionals and then let them do their jobs. This vendor team worked together so well to create a great experience for David, Xinya and all their guests.

Xinya has her makeup done in a cabin in Silverthorne before her wedding
Xinya checks out her makeup in a mirror on her wedding day
bridesmaids steam their dresses
David gets dressed with his groomsmen outside at Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin on his wedding day
David has his pocket aquare adjusted at A Basin
Xinya and David's first look on the top of Loveland Pass before their mountain wedding at Arapahoe Basin
David reacts to seeing Xinya during their first look at Loveland Pass
David and Xinya walk together on Loveland Pass during their wedding day
The newlyweds walk together on Loveland Pass
David kisses Xinya atop Loveland Pass on their wedding day
Xinya rides the Black Mountain Express chair lift with her father to the ceremony at Arapahoe Basin
The bride and her father walk to the ceremony at A Basin
Xinya walks down the aisle with her father
David watches his bride walk down the aisle
Xinya hugs her father during the wedding ceremony
Guests laugh during the ceremony
A view of David and Xinya's Arapahoe Basin wedding ceremony at Black Mountain Lodge in Colorado
Xinya and David's wedding ceremony at Arapahoe Basin's Black Mountain Lodge deck
The newlyweds share a kiss during their A Basin wedding ceremony
A couple ride the Black Mountain Express chairlift at A Basin on their wedding day
David and Xinya walks together in the field near the East Wall at A Basin during their wedding
Grand entrance at A Basin
Mother of the bride gives a toast at A Basin
The bride and groom toast his father
A couple share a moment together as alpenglow hits the East Wall at Arapahoe Basin on their wedding day
First dance at A basin for David and Xinya
First dance at A basin for David and Xinya
Wedding guests dance at A Basin
Wedding guests dance at A Basin
Wedding guests dance at A Basin
Wedding guests dance at A Basin
A wedding guest wears a panda mask while dancing at A Basin
The bride dances with bridesmaids at A Basin
Bridesmaids dance together at A Basin
The bride and groom roast marshmellow for smores at A Basin