From the bride, Jenna: We fell in love snowboarding in the mountains. We spent many vacations snowboarding in both California and Colorado! To get married in the snow just seemed like the perfect fit. We loved the idea of having as many people in the same place as possible and Devil’s Thumb Ranch could not have been more perfect. Almost all of our guests stayed on the Ranch, enjoyed everything from skiing, ice fishing, sleigh rides, sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, to massages and just lounging around. The venue and location provided something for everyone!
We had our ceremony in the restored Broad Axe Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. It took place in front of the fireplace with very simple cream and wood chairs, cream curtains, chandeliers and tons of candles lining the aisle. The space was crisp and intimate creating a dream-like feeling.
The seating chart was completely DIY. We glued each and every petal on each and every flower (24 petals for each flower), on both the escort card and the place cards. They turned out great, but were so time consuming.
Our décor was absolutely perfect. Simple, yet elegant and dreamlike. The cream curtains, with tons of candles and simple floral designs allowed the setting and our surroundings to shine through.
My advice:Do NOT try to make everyone else happy. You will fail. Be respectful to your family and friends, but when it comes down to difficult decisions, they are your decisions. Also, have fun with the process. Don’t stress out too much and enjoy the journey.
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Venue, Caterer, Cake & Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH // Photographer: Brinton Studios // Event Planning, Design & Florals: Love This Day Events // Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Location by Liz // Wedding Gown Designer: Galina Signature // Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August, sea of love // Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein // Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
Honeymoon Location: Bali! Secretly planned by Matt. I had no clue where they were going until we arrived at the airport in Taiwan and received my boarding pass!