Come along on an enchanting journey looking back on an exquisite luxury wedding weekend that unfolded at the remarkable Relais + Chateaux resort of Dunton Hot Springs and Dunton River Camp nestled in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Southwest Colorado. Get lost in a tale of love, glamour, and the harmonious blend of nature and opulence.
After an intimate private ceremony with family, Allison and Alex set their sights on an extraordinary weekend full of wedding celebrations with friends from all over the country. Their vision was to craft an experience that defied convention and left their guests in awe, which is why they chose to host a weekend for the books at Dunton Hot Springs and Dunton River Camp.
To end a long day of travel, guests journeyed through a gorgeous mountain valley along the winding Dolores River and turned into the evening glow of Dunton River Camp’s impeccably decorated Farmhouse. This first night began with a casual barbecue welcome dinner, embracing the western country surroundings of the majestic San Juan Mountains with horses grazing in the pasture surrounding the Farmhouse. The atmosphere hummed with anticipation for their wedding day as laughter and bluegrass music echoed through the valley. The sounds of folk melodies from a live five-piece band and the tantalizing aroma of mouthwatering barbecue filled the air, setting the stage for a beautifully designed weekend ahead.
The second day, a dear friend joined them in union with a majestic mountain backdrop worthy of a timeless portrait. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the magic of nightfall ushered in an entirely different ambiance. Allison and Alex's wedding reception immersed guests in a world reminiscent of a Flemish Renaissance masterpiece intertwined with the enchantment of an overgrown English countryside manor. The couple longed for a captivating banquet scene drenched in candlelight, moody hues, and lush greenery.
Stepping into the reception, guests found themselves transported to an ethereal world. Vintage candelabras cast an alluring glow, while live plants artfully adorned the tablescape, adding an element of whimsy to the scene. Timeless antiques sourced from European markets just for their wedding beckoned guests to indulge in the opulence of the moment. The crowning jewel? A DJ booth backdrop that breathed life into history—an exquisite 16th-century door. The meticulous attention to detail and the fusion of elegance and nature created an atmosphere that whispered of romance and left an indelible imprint on the hearts of all who attended.
With two unforgettable nights behind them, Allison and Alex embarked on a grand finale that would etch their luxury wedding weekend into the archives of extraordinary celebrations. The couple conclude their wedding journey with a night of revelry, joy, and unapologetic indulgence that changed the face of Dunton Hot Springs once more into a Monte Carlo casino for the evening. Their final night included unforgettable features including blackjack and roulette tables, a tintype photo booth, tarot readings, mezcal tastings, oysters shucked to order, and a hookah lounge fit for royalty. The stage was set for an unforgettable evening under the stars and Dunton Hot Springs provided the perfect backdrop with mountain peaks silhouetted against a sky strewn with diamonds. Every corner of the venue shimmered with sophistication and celebration.
Their luxury wedding weekend at Dunton Hot Springs, epitomizing the essence of a full-service wedding planning experience, left a mark on all who were fortunate enough to be part of it. Allison and Alex's celebration transcended the ordinary, weaving together the rugged beauty of the Southwest Colorado landscapes with the elegance and opulence that define luxury weddings.
For couples seeking a destination wedding that embraces grandeur, impeccable service, and breathtaking surroundings, Dunton Hot Springs beckons. Let us craft your dream wedding, where each night unfurls a new chapter.
“The ceremony felt like it was - almost as much a celebration of the last nine years we’ve been together as it was about the future. There was so much love in the air. And it was so beautiful too – a clear blue sky and it felt like we were floating in between the mountains.”
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Venue | Dunton Hot Springs + Dunton River Camp
Venue Coordinator | Rare Bird Collective
Event Planner | Easton Events
Event Design | Eclectic Hive
Photography | Dos Mas En La Mesa
Videography | Sculpting with Time
Floral Design | Sarah Winward
Cake | Something Cute Co
Lighting | Jacob Co Creative
Tenting | Skyline Tent Company
Linens | BBJ La Tavola
Paper | TPD Design House
Ceremony Music | Élan Artists
Band | Dart Collective
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