Posts Tagged ‘colorado weddings’

Sep
15
Channing + Kellan: Rustic Colorado Military Mountain Wedding by Joshua McDonald Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Joshua McDonald Photography; Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Park; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Bridesmaids Inc.; Hair: Salon Foushee and Spa; Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse; Bridal Gown: Watters from Madison Town & Country Bridal Shoppe; Floral Design: Hearts in Bloom; Ceremony Music: Luke Mossman; Officiant: Rev. Mary Beth Taylor; Reception Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals; Catering: Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q; Reception Music: Americana Highway; Cake: The Village Patisserie 

Channing and Kellan were married at The Barn at Evergreen Park in Evergreen, Co. on June 7. The bride stunned in a lace gown with a portrait neckline. She wore her hair in a simple updo and carried a bouquet of pink, green, and white blooms and berries. Her bridesmaids donned short champagne-colored dresses and carried bouquets with the same blooms. The groom wore traditional military attire, while his men wore black suits and matching bow ties. “When we started planning, we immediately loved the idea of a mountain wedding,” Channing said. “We wanted a location with lots of natural beauty that didn’t need a lot of decorating.” The bride and groomed tied the knot in front of a small group of 75 friends and family members in a traditional ceremony. Afterwards, guests made their way to the rustic barn, where they sat at wooden banquet tables with floral center pieces. Guests dined on BBQ pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket. Dinner was followed by toasts, a three-tiered cake adorned with flowers, and of course dancing. Channing and Kellan realized there were certain reception elements they simply could not do without. “We decided we had to have good food, good beer, and a great band at the reception.” At the end of the night the guests formed a tunnel of sparklers for the newlyweds to run through and begin their life as husband and wife. Channing’s best advice? “Things don’t always go as planned,” she said. “Expect that things will change and bounce back when something unexpected happens.” See the full board here.

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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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Mar
13
Sarah + Matt: A Purple Succulent-Themed Spring Colorado Wedding By Kara Pearson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Kara Pearson PhotographyVenue: Cielo at Castle PinesFloral Designer: The Perfect PetalDress Designer: La Sposa from Blue Bridal BoutiqueShoes: TOMSBridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from NordstromOfficiant: Rebecca Clark Siever; Ceremony Musician: Benjamin Welch; Caterer: Catering by Design

Sarah and Matt first met while attending Colorado State University in 2008. Go Rams! And they were married at Cielo at Castle Pines in Castle Rock, Col. on May 11. ”Our wedding day felt simple yet utterly special,” Sarah said. “After a rehearsal the day prior in the pouring rain, we were pleasantly surprised to have beautiful sunny skies for our outdoor ceremony.” The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit. The shoes? TOMS! ”One special inspiration we had came from our love for succulents,” she said. Sarah’s classic white bouquet featured roses, dahlias, and hydrangeas, whereas bridesmaids’ bouquets featured peonies and succulents. ”We love our families dearly and wanted to incorporate them in any way we could,” she said. “Our ceremony was officiated by the bride’s best friend’s sister. . . The tears were flowing nonstop!. . .Our parents read the Apache wedding blessing.” At the end of the ceremony, Matt broke the glass. Did you notice Sarah’s facial expression? Priceless. Guests were asked to leave their thumbprint on a tree branch along with their signatures during the reception, so the new Mr. and Mrs. could frame it, and mason jars were engraved with the Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” song, which also doubled as favors. See the full board here.

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Oct
02
Ashley + Iain: An Elegant Pink Colorado Hotel Wedding By Chris Loring Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Chris Loring Photography

Since Ashley is from California and Iain is from Scotland, they wanted an easy-going, stress-free wedding just like their personalities. The bride wore a ruched satin wedding gown with long loose curls sideswept on her shoulder whereas the groom wore a plaid kilt to pay homage to his country. Iain even gave his groomsmen a traditional gift with an American twist — daggers and bow ties. Bridesmaids wore mix and matched pink dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias, peonies, and greenery. A bagpiper led the ceremony’s processional as Ashley’s mom walked her down the aisle. At the reception, table numbers were combined to represent the year of the wedding. How clever! See the full board here.

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