I Do! Gunthner & Horowitz
St. Louis native Carolyn Gunthner and her husband, Taylor Horowitz, decided the blue skies and majestic mountains of Colorado would make the ideal backdrop for their May wedding. They enjoy outdoor activities together and wanted a venue where they could exchange vows in the open air, Carolyn says.
The couple met through a mutual friend and got engaged in 2016 during a cross-country ski trip to Tabernash, Colorado. “Taylor had a diamond from my late grandmother’s ring to use in a custom setting, so I knew he was going to propose at some point,” Carolyn says. “I thought it might be on that trip, but he still tried to throw me off so it would be a surprise! He suggested canceling the getaway because it was early in the ski season and the weather wouldn’t be ideal.” But they went after all, and Taylor stopped in the middle of a trail to ask for her hand. The couple took pictures together and then returned to the lodge to call friends and family. “We enjoyed a nice dinner that evening and a spa visit the next morning,” Carolyn says.
The two held their wedding and reception at TenMile Station, a rustic restaurant and event venue in Breckenridge. The ceremony took place on a picturesque patio overlooking the mountains before guests moved indoors for the party. “We got very lucky with the weather,” Carolyn says. “It was unseasonably warm and sunny, but it easily could have been snowing at that time of year.” Out-of-town guests came in force to celebrate with them, including Taylor’s relatives from California and Carolyn’s from St. Louis. She carried a special embroidered handkerchief in memory of her late sister.
“It was such a fun reception,” recalls Carolyn, a St. Joseph’s Academy grad. “I’m Catholic, but my husband is Jewish, so we did a hora dance where the newlyweds and their parents are lifted up in chairs. A lot of our guests had never seen a hora before! My parents didn’t realize it was happening, so we got great photos of them looking surprised.” The couple kept the celebratory spirit going with a honeymoon trip to Belize. They live in Denver.
ceremony & reception | TenMile Station in Breckenridge
gown | Alessandra Rinaudo
cake | The Noshery
florist | Cathy Santos
music | Mannequin the Band
honeymoon | Belize
maids of honor | Katherine Hessel, Rachel Barnes
bridesmaids | Macy Holtzman, Ashton Wray, Taylor Reiser, Ainsley Gourlay
best men | Joss Hollingworth, Mathew Lucas
groomsmen | Brett Lawson, Kody Riley, Mathew Wray, Ojan Mirhashemi
bride’s parents | Robert & Marilyn Gunthner of St. Louis
groom’s parents | Randy & Candis Horowitz of Upland, California
wedding date | May 27, 2018