One of the best things about weddings is being able to gather together all of your favorite people in one place, at the same time. Even better if you can take them some place special to you, and you can really share your world with them. For Tara & Ben, that special place they shared with their favorite people is Estes Park, Colorado. And it nearly didn’t happen. Only a couple months before the wedding, their original venue burned down and they were left with the seemingly impossible task of finding a new venue to accommodate their guests who were almost all flying into the state for the destination wedding. Fortunately, they were able to book the recently constructed Pavilion at the Stanley Hotel! The Stanley is famous for it’s incredible views of Rocky Mountain National Park and for supposedly being haunted. Stephen King found his inspiration for The Shining after he and his wife spent a night as the hotel’s only guests. We’re happy to report that despite the challenges they faced leading up to the day, Tara and Ben’s wedding went off without a hitch. No ghosts, no creepy twins in the halls, just two beautiful people declaring their love to each other in the mountains with their closest friends & family. It was a very special weekend that we won’t soon forget.