Fresh wildflower blooms and the rustic, natural beauty of the mountain setting at the Catamount Ranch & Club helped create this quintessential Colorado wedding. Homemade touches, such as the bride's gown which was made by her mother, added a warm, close feel to the day. "I originally fell in love with a designer gown, but had sticker shock when I found out how much it cost," says Abby. "My mom is a talented seamstress—she made all of my childhood dance costumes—so we decided we could make a similar gown ourselves."

Abby and Benj in Steamboat Springs, CO

The rustic summertime Colorado setting provides a backdrop of beauty

Fresh wildflower blooms and the rustic, natural beauty of the mountain setting at the Catamount Ranch & Club helped create this quintessential Colorado wedding. Homemade touches, such as the bride's gown which was made by her mother, added a warm, close feel to the day. "I originally fell in love with a designer gown, but had sticker shock when I found out how much it cost," says Abby. "My mom is a talented seamstress—she made all of my childhood dance costumes—so we decided we could make a similar gown ourselves."

The couple’s 200 guests looked on as Abby and Benj recited their self-written vows against a stunning backdrop of mountains and aspen groves.