Katrina Brodsky & Thomas Reese
Saturday, August 31, 2019
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – “Black-tie ranch” was the theme of the wedding of Katrina Brodsky and Tom Reese. All of the men were asked to wear black, while the ladies were all in white – guests and bridesmaids included.
Katrina is in an influencer on Instagram. Posting under the handle @keller_rose, she has close to 200,000 followers. In search of the perfect backdrop to provide lots of photos, the future Mr. and Mrs. agreed on a ranch as the venue for their big day. "Steamboat was just the place for it," Katrina says. “Flying Diamond Ranch was the perfect venue."
"Steamboat has always had a big place in my heart. My family had a mountain home there when I was growing up," she says. "We spend every Christmas there, and we're there all summer. We both love the mountains, and we go to Steamboat as often as we can."
Born in St. Louis, this Midwestern girl relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for fashion, and that's where she found Tom. "I thought he was handsome, hard-working and talented, and those are things that are extremely important to me," Katrina says. “We have a lot of the same interests."
Tom asked her out, and the couple headed to Malibu, where he took her to her favorite kind of bar: a dive bar. Eight years later, he proposed in a hotel next door to that same bar.
Tom and Katrina continued to bond over new experiences. "He enjoyed surfing, until I introduced him to snowboarding – which he fell hard for,” Katrina says. “He rarely surfs anymore, and we find ourselves in the mountains as often as possible."
The couple held their rehearsal dinner at their favorite local restaurant, Truffle Pig. Wedding planner Lindsey Grannis of One Fine Day Productions helped them to execute the wedding of their dreams at Flying Diamond Ranch. "I love horses; I grew up with them,” Katrina says. “Flying Diamond is a working cattle ranch, with cattle grazing right outside on the pasture. I asked the owner if it was possible to replace the cattle with horses. She was able to move all the horses up and move the cattle to another pasture. Horses were grazing outside of the tent. I felt that was the most magical part of the wedding."
"You don't really see a lot of black-tie on a ranch," Katrina adds. "It was extremely majestic. The wedding was set in an aspen grove, and it was perfect. People came from all over, and many of them didn't even know what aspen trees are."
"The wind starting to blow the moment my dad and I started down the aisle was a pinnacle of the celebration," Katrina says. "People flying from all over to attend was extremely magical. We felt so much love."
Photographer: Valorie Darling Photography
Wedding Planner: One Fine Day Productions
Catering: Marno's Custom Catering
Cake: Steamboat Baker
Transportation: GO Alpine
Rehearsal Dinner: Truffle Pig