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Aug
12
Andrea + Brian: A Natural Mountainside Summer Colorado Garden Wedding By Christina Kiffney Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Christina Kiffney PhotographyVenue: SaddleRidge Beaver CreekJewelry: Farah JewelryDress Designer: Sarah Seven from Lovely BrideGroom’s Attire: J.CrewFloral Designer: A Secret GardenHair Stylist: W SalonBridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from NordstromCeremony Musician: The FeverRentals: Alpine Party RentalsCake: Mountain Flour

Andrea and Brian were married at SaddleRidge Beaver Creek in Avon, Colo. on September 14. “We love the mountains and the surrounding nature was our inspiration,” Andrea said. “We found a venue that evoked the rustic elegance we were looking for and didn’t require much additional decor other than candles and a few flowers. We focused on the natural scenery as our theme and inspiration!” The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with lace appliques, accessorized with a pair of sparkly peep-toe platform pumps, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore long teal chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses wrapped in burlap. Even each groomsmen received sports-themed cufflinks such as the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers. “The infamous Boulder floods caused major delays for guests, who experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic and detours from Denver airport to the mountains,” she said. “A trip that should have taken just two hours, took some people up to eight hours! However, we lucked out with beautiful weather anyways.” Hence, why a chalkboard sign greeted them with, “rain or shine it’s party time.” Nestled in the garden, Brian’s father officiated the ceremony in front of a close-knit of 85. The reception was held inside the resort’s restaurant. Tables were decorated with birch bark centerpieces, mercury glass votive candles, and picture frame numbers. Specialty wines were served from Dave Matthew’s The Dreaming Tree winery too! The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Better Than Love” by Griffith House, and in lieu of a traditional cake, Ukranian bread, called a koroval, was cut. The favors? Bags of assorted nuts. “It was one large party. I wish I could relive the night every year,” Andrea said. See the full board here.

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