Posts Tagged ‘natural weddings’

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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Aug
04
Briana + Dan: A Simple Blue Spring South Dakota Lodge Wedding By Cadey Reisner Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Cadey Reisner WeddingsVenue: State Game LodgeDress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Sanda RoseShoes: TomsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Tip Top TuxBridesmaid Dresses: TevolioHair Stylist: Allison Stemper; Makeup Artist: Kelli VanVuuren; Floral Designer: Anna Lynne Claire; Officiant: Rick Pridey; Ceremony Musicians: Aubrey Bohl and Aaron and Kelli VanVuuren

Briana and Dan were married at State Park Lodge in Custer, S.D. on May 31. ”Neither Dan nor I were ever picky about decorations or the look we were hoping to capture,” Briana said. “We wanted everything about the day to focus on our commitment and love for God.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with an illusion neckline, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls and a pair of “something blue” wedges, while the groom wore a light gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid white tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray taffeta dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of calla lilies. ”We had a dark, rainy day before the wedding and another dark rainy day after the wedding,” she said. “But as my groom promised for months, our day was 70 and sunny.” Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign, which served double duty as the the program. During the ceremony, the couple performed a foot washing. A towel was customized with “And the two shall become one.” The newlyweds’ best advice? ”Enjoy your months of hard work and celebrate what you have created together with your love,” she said. “If you are anxious or worried, everyone around you will be as well. Take a deep breathe, relax, and others around you will pick up on your calmness too.” Dinner and dancing was held underneath a pavilion. ”Although the lace and pearls were beautiful, they were the perfect balance of casual and romantic, allowing nature to the the main decoration,” Briana said. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, and nephews got first priority seating. ”We chose an acoustic version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego,’” she said. See the full board here.

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