August 19th, 2006
We are so excited that after a two year engagement, we'll be exchanging our vows under the pine trees at the Wild Horse Inn. The Inn is located 67 miles from Denver and 15 minutes from the town of Winter Park. Its location at the foot of the Continental Divide in the Ranch Creek Valley provides seclusion, spectacular scenery, and many activities including mountain biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, hot springs and an alpine slide (wheeee!).
Because Wild Horse is about two hours from the Denver International airport and over Berthoud Pass (elev. 11,315), we recommend that people plan to arrive in the mountains on Friday afternoon/evening. Otherwise, you would have a long drive in the morning, and I'm not sure how strong the DIA coffee is. We are investigating options for a group barbecue or dinner on Friday evening. Most hotels that we have listed under the lodging category are within a 10 to 20 minutes drive of Wild Horse.
Our Wedding Weekend Program:
Friday, August 18th:
Most people will be arriving on Friday, August 18th and making their way up into the mountains.
Welcome BBQ, hosted by the McLeans, at the Wild Horse Inn. Bring your appetite!
Saturday, August 19th:
Our wedding ceremony is on Saturday morning at 11:30am, with a brunch reception to follow. To give time to assemble, plan on showing up at the Wild Horse Inn at 11am. This will be a small and casual wedding, so creative, comfortable attire is welcomed. Our ceremony site is a short walk over level ground in to the woods, but squishy grass as it is, heels aren't recommended
Appetizers and brunch cocktails will be followed by a brunch reception
Explore, take some free time! Or find your own activity like mountain biking, rafting, or competitive napping.
For those interested, meet at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort for a soak and swim (bring your swimming suit). Or picnic, go fishing, and wander the grounds of the resort
a liberal interpretation of 7:30
If you'd like to join us for drinks later on Saturday night, head over to the Riverside Hotel for drinks and/ or dinner.
Sunday, August 20th:
Here's a list of breakfast recommendations for Fraser/ Winter Park
Hike with the newlyweds. If you've got the time on Sunday, meet us at the Wild Horse Inn to caravan to the trailhead for a hike. An out-and-back up the Jim Creek trail, across from the Winter Park Resort on US Hwy 40.
... and finally...
The Colorado mountains are beautiful in summer– we hope the setting of our wedding will make for a great weekend vacation. We can't wait to see all of you!
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