Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was busier than ever with the bike race and other local events, but all eyes were on the couple up here.  After a gorgeous weekend celebrating two fabulous human beings, the staff at Bella Vista couldn’t think of the right way to sum up the event without leaving something out.  Kind of like the estate itself, we can never explain it in one go! This wedding was a memorable occasion, full of big family love and smiles.  It was such a treasure and honor to host them, we thought, how do we write this blog post?

So we turned to the mother of the bride, who chose a passage written by James Freeman.  If you ever visit us, you’ll think he wrote it sitting on the back deck–its that perfect:

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.

May you always need one another – not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults.

If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.

May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another’s presence – no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another.

And because we’re on the trend of borrowing words, we’d thought you’d like to hear what some others are saying about Bella Vista as a destination wedding venue.

I am a professional musician and band leader of DKO and we’ve played hundreds of weddings across Colorado–I’ve never seen a more stunning facility!

Thanks, Darren!  We cannot wait to hear y’all play some horns up here soon!

Bella Vista offers privacy, comfort, stunning views, and personal amenities.  I managed a wedding venue for 15 years, and now work for one of the largest wedding publications in the country, and I can tell you this place is unique.

So grateful for the support from Amy Wherry of Wedding Sites and Services