From the photographer, Stella Kelsie Photography: There’s just somethin’ ’bout a cowboy. We wanted a western themed couple, but not the typical modern western bride and groom we see so often here in Montana. Instead, we drew inspiration from the past, with a groom that looked like he was straight out of an old west movie, a horse, and a ghost town that once was home to real life vigilantes. Our bride had enough of a modern touch to appeal to today’s brides, but not lacking in old west glam. Her bouquet was a reflection of the sunset, that one that every good cowboy rides into at the end of the day.
Our handsome cowboy stole his beautiful bride’s heart, and we all enjoyed the evening’s spectacular sunset over the sagebrush of the wild west.
The Style Team
Photographer: Stella Kelsie Photography | Event Planner: Events by Autumn | Floral Designer: Earth Within | Dress Store: Velvet Bride | Makeup Artist: Shear Art Salon | Groom’s Attire: Jones Leather and Livestock | Location: Bannack Ghost Town
From Jaclyn Watson Events: In the midst of winter in Vermont, and with Kirsty Mitchell’s Daughter of Narnia in mind, a storybook design came together. The White Queen bride amongst the snowy birch in her stunning caped Alexandra Grecco gown. The grandiose feasts featured in A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin created this image of an over-the-top feast for a Queen and her King. The warmer temperatures allowed for glimpses of the soft browns and muted golds hiding beneath the white blanket of snow. The unexpected colors played off the tones hidden in our centerpieces, beautifully created by Apotheca Flowers, and the pops of color from the extravagant feast laid out by Let’s Pretend Catering. Our clean and crisp, woodsy cake was a perfect touch to this come to life adventure. Be Our Guest included unique china pieces that embodied the story while Ferro Jewelers included beautiful vintage estate pieces that matched the era.
The Style Team
Photographer: J. Harper Photography | Event Planner & Designer: Jaclyn Watson Events | Floral Designer: Apotheca Flower Shoppe | Linens: Be Our Guest Linen & Party Equipment Rental | Caterer: Let’s Pretend Catering | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven from Everthine Bridal Boutique | Venue: Trapp Family Lodge | Cake Designer: Cakes By Ashia | Jewelry: Ferro Jewlery | Video: todd stoilov Video
From the Magazine: Anne & Derek
Derek and I both live and work a considerable distance from many of our friends and family and extended relatives. We were concerned with “playing favorites” and decided to go with a neutral location that was secluded enough to be considered a real vacation. Telluride was the perfect mix of an exciting adventure and relaxing destination vacation in a place that is truly a piece of heaven on earth…
The Wedding Team
Event Planner: by Sutton
Flowers: 3 Leaf Floral
Ceremony Site: San Sophia Overlook
Reception Site & Caterer: The Peaks Resort and Spa
Cake: The Golden Crumb
Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias Barcelona
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Hair & Makeup: Leilani Drum Makeup Artistry
From the photographer, Haley Morgan Photography: Imagine experiencing the best moment of your life in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Being fully present with no distractions. Seeing your beautiful bride or your handsome groom for the first time, where time knows no limit. That is what Shannon & Addison dreamed of doing and we made it happen! Too often, the time you have with your beloved alone on your wedding day can be strained by time. Which is why Shannon & Addison decided they wanted to experience seeing each other before their wedding, so that they could truly soak up every minute of being together for the first time as husband and wife.
Shannon & Addison have such an adventurous spirit. They actually met while rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains. Their love for the Colorado Mountains is what inspired us to use the breathtaking backdrop of Brainard Lake in Ward, Colorado to display their love for each other. Shannon & Addison will be married in the stunning winter season of Colorado – the time of year when everyone is in the holiday spirit!
Our goal was to create a romantic atmosphere that would magnify their adventurous spirit while truly honoring the beauty of Colorado in this season. Winter is especially magical in Colorado, when the trees glitter and the foliage embraces the chill in the air. We captured this feeling with touches of gold, forest green, and warm reds.
THE STYLE TEAM