Victorian Mansion Vows

April 2, 2011 / 0 Comments

Photography by Frances Photography

We are loving this floral filled Denver, Colorado celebration with a sky blue, soft peach, subtle cream and light pink color palette that complements the Victorian decor of this beautiful mansion.

Pink & Lime & Full of Love

April 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Photography by IlluminArts Photography

From the bride, Emily:
Morning showers burned off just in time for our outdoor ceremony.  It turned into the perfect summer day with pristine blue skies and puffy white clouds. We located our cocktail hour on the lawn, just steps away from the ceremony site.  It was a gorgeous setting with tables draped in billowy tablecloths that softly blew in the wind.  Guests moved inside the event center to find their tables for dinner.  An elaborate buffet wrapped around the porch.  After dinner, the dancing began and didn’t stop ‘til long after we left.

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Our escort cards were attached to bike wheels with pink and green ribbon.  We hung our DIY bike wheels from trees on the edge of the cocktail area.


Photographer:  IlluminArts Photography //  Venue: Ridgewood Event Center //  DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound

Eco-Friendly at Fesch Ranch

April 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Photography by Megan Newton Photography

From the bride, Shannon:
Our ceremony was held at Fesch Ranch in Steamboat Springs. The weather was beautiful and you could see the mountains in the background.  We held the reception on the ranch under a large white tent.  We ate amazing  food and danced to everything from the Beatles to The Hood Internet, and lived out the best party we could have ever imagined!
GREEN TOUCHES we used 100% compostable/recyclable products for EVERYTHING except alcohol, which was in mason jars.  We also tried to use as many local Steamboat vendors (to support local business), as possible.  After the ceremony, the bridesmaids fed their wildflower bouquets to the goats and horses (much to their delight).

THE FAVORS Aluminum water bottles to encourage people to not waste plastic ones and a donation to charity:water, which helps bring clean drinking water to people in Africa.  We also listed charity:water on our registry so our guests could donate in lieu of gifts.

DESSERT we had gigantic chocolate chip cookies instead of a wedding cake.

THE EXIT “Hey, Jude” by the Beatles was the last song we danced to, at which point all of our guests converged on us in the center of the dance floor to shout the na-na-na’s together.


Photographer:  Megan Newton Photography //  Florist: One Fine Day Productions, Steamboat

An Intimate Escape in Telluride

April 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Photography by IlluminArts Photography

From the bride, Becky:
We wanted our guests to have a big Telluride vacation, rather than just travel out for our wedding. We wanted our day to be casual, comfortable and simple!  We actually did not know exactly where we were going to have the ceremony or reception until the day before the wedding. We really wanted it to be outside, but the weather was questionable. Fortunately, my sister owns a property management company in Telluride and she had quite a few options for us.  We were shown a 12,000 square foot property on Hood Park in Mountain Village and fell in love with it. There was room outside to have the wedding and the perfect set up for a reception inside. At nearly 10,000 feet, the views were outstanding!

On our wedding day it was drizzling and very cool outside. Everybody was shivering and very happy to go inside to warm up to 8 different fireplaces! That made the atmosphere quite cozy. We ate, cut the cake, took some pictures, had a toast, and just enjoyed one-another’s company for the afternoon/evening.

We decided we wanted to have a second reception back home in Nebraska, a month after our wedding in Telluride. That was tough as we basically had to do everything, except the ceremony, all over again!

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