From the bride: We live in Los Angeles, but I’m from Colorado, and a mountain girl at heart. For our wedding, we wanted to be surrounded by the mountains and be able to smell the pine trees. We also wanted our day to be classy and elegant with a color palette of blush, cream, and rose gold.
Let Love Grow was a theme for the wedding. We want our love to always be growing, so we incorporated it in many ways throughout the wedding such as a tree planting ceremony within the ceremony and potted succulents for the escort cards.
I wanted a dress that was different and I loved the idea of having a light blush dress. I didn’t think I would like the style of my dress (I thought I’d go with a mermaid style), but the moment I tried it on, I knew it was the perfect combination of classic yet unique.
Get organized. Create a very detailed day-of schedule, stay on top of your guest list, finalize your seating chart and make escort cards. These things will make all the difference. You’ll be less stressed on the day and your guests will have a better time at your wedding. Hire a day-of coordinator so you can pass all this along and just enjoy your big day.
The Colorado Wedding Team
Photographer: Trystan Photography | Floral Designer: Newberry Brothers | Cake: Gateaux Bakery | Dress Store: Luv Bridal | Makeup Artist: Allison Beach | Hair Stylist: Brittani Estes Hair | Venue: Sanctuary Golf Course
From the bride: More than anything Joshua and I just wanted the day to be about us. We wanted to be focused and not stressed out about the tiny details that come with planning your traditional wedding. We wanted to savor every moment and be able to look back and remember our wedding like it was yesterday. I can honestly say that we can. It was perfect!
Elope! Take the money you would spend on a wedding and put it as a down payment on a house. Our family knew about our plans to elope so instead of inviting everyone to our wedding, we took pictures along the way (picking up our rental car, signing our marriage license, picking up our flowers, etc.) and posted them on Facebook so they could be a part of it.
Meghan Rolfe Photography. Meghan took care of all the details and her photography is phenomenal.
From the style team: Wilco Creative brought all the pieces of this beautiful day together by creating a wedding style that was classic and tailored. The inspiration came from the colors of a fig, the soft autumn weather, and a special vintage ring. To hail from Colorado calls for reckless abandon to embrace the fall season and celebrate marriage; one of the greatest events possible. There is something effortless and freeing about being able to traipse off wherever your heart leads you to share your vows and the mutual commitment of love. Surprisingly, one doesn’t need an officiant to get married in the beautiful state of Colorado. With the ease of performing your own ceremony, we still wanted to bring the touches of an important and tailored event. In fact, the simplicity of it all made our vision of creating a sophisticated fall garden wedding develop gracefully.
The bride’s dress was elegant with its simple lines and minimalistic embellishments. Her hair was effortless yet classic.
The bride’s ring is a vintage art deco engagement ring circa 1920 from Victor Barbone. The ring centers a box-set old European cut diamond that has a low profile that rounded out our theme with subtle elegance.
THE COLORADO STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Sarah Porter Photography | Design and Decor: Wilco Creative | Floral Designer: Bella Calla | Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield | Dress Store: Dora Grace | Hair Stylist: Monica at Cellar Door | Calligrapher: Oh Joyful Day | Cake Designer: Sam Keith Cake Design | Invitation Designer: Veronica Preston Design | Ring Designer: Victor Barbone Jewelry
From the bride, Monica: Our wedding was more on the nontraditional side. My wedding dress was black, which is what I had always wanted. I love the fall and the mountains so I wanted our wedding to have both. We also wanted our family to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
My parents are antique dealers, so my mom found brooches at estate sales and my dad made them all into bouquets.
My ring is a black diamond set in a halo of white diamonds, just perfect!
We tied the knot in Estes Park surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the fall colors.
Don’t let anyone influence your decisions with planning. Plan your day how you want it!
The dancing was so much fun. It was important to us that our wedding had a laid back feel so that our guests could enjoy themselves and it felt like we really captured that.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer: Erika Overholt Photography | Cake: The Dessert Stand | Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Marys Lake Lodge | DJ: The Music Man DJ Service | Wedding Gown Designer: Venus Bridal | Wedding Rings: Jay Feder Jewelers | Hair & Makeup: Hair by Gabrielle | Flowers: Ironwood Floral and Greenhouse | Honeymoon Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic