Brown. It’s the (mountain) black.

Here in Summit County we pride ourselves on showing the world what it means to be casual, laid back and friendly. Our idea of “formal” usually involves wearing some sort of khaki on your lower half instead of jeans.

Blair and I have found it’s that aspect of our mountain venue that is appealing to our brides and guests. The serene mountain setting (we’re bordered to the west by Buffalo Mountain and to the east by the Blue River) and our self-termed “rustic elegant” facility combine to offer brides a wealth of opportunity to either dress the room with lavish chair covers, or to keep it simple and allow the wood floors, exposed trusses, and hand-crafted leather chandeliers to create the atmosphere they desire.

The Silverthorne Pavilion features rustic features like hand-crafted leather chandeliers.
Hand-crafted leather and iron chandeliers like this one contribute to the Pavilion's "rustic elegant" ambiance.

For those brides who desire to bring the “outdoors in” by relying on the Pavilion’s rustic decor, we often see lots of non-traditional summer colors…Forest greens, rust reds, golden yellows, and browns. And, as it turns out, brown is the new “it” color for weddings regardless of the time of year.

So for all you summer brides hosting a mountain wedding who know in your heart of hearts that brown is the color that will help you create your dream wedding, but are hesitant because it’s not the standard fruity color of summer, check out this collection on the Wedding Channel.

They’ve posted a picture gallery of everything from cakes to invitations all done with brown as the central color – and that have done it in a way to convey class and elegance without it seeming heavy or fall-ish. In fact, the phrase they use to describe the gallery is “sumptuous brown.” If that doesn’t make you crave a rich, dark chocolate and convince you that it’s a color worth considering – particularly if you’re hosting your wedding at a venue surrounded by evergreen trees – I don’t know what will!


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