From the couple, Paul & Jamie: We decided to elope because we lived out of state (Minnesota) and this was our second marriage. We wanted a simple, yet personal wedding. We still wanted to have some traditional elements (dress, photographer, officiant), but more personal in that it was just the two of us saying our vows to each other in a beautiful location without a lot of extra opinions, fan fare and hoopla. It was a great decision!
Jamie’s dress was made out of a vintage tablecloth from Dame & Maiden.
While in route to Steamboat last year, we were detoured due to an accident and ended up driving by Twin Lakes. We realized it was no accident. We consider ourselves “Twin Flames,” so getting married in “Twin Lakes” seemed perfect. When we came back in October for our actual wedding, we went out to find the perfect spot in Twin Lakes. We drove through Red Rooster campground because we wanted the magical backdrop of both the mountains and the twin lakes. We came upon the perfect “tree” in the “praying angel” overlook parking lot of Twin Lakes. We knew we found our spot.
Figure out what’s most important to you and then spend the money on that. Don’t feel like you need to listen to what everyone else says. This is your day…. one day. You’re celebrating the union between the two of you and you alone know what is important on your special day. We wanted to spend the money on pictures and transportation to a beautiful scenic spot that was personal to us with a story behind it.
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From the photographer, Katie Corinne Photography: This photo shoot utilizes the clean cool grays of our space, an airplane hangar in Denver, while incorporating this year’s Pantone color of greenery for the floral table accents. Sleek black chairs, lanterns, plates and flatware frame the table and subtle copper and marble accents adorn the contemporary, industrial tablescape and invitations. Our lovely couple is styled in a modern boho look, our bride in a lovely Enzoani ivory beaded and embroidered lace dress finished with her hair in a braided faux -hawk. Our gentleman is wearing an Allure gray tux with sexy stubble and a coiffed man bun.
The Style Team
Photographer: Katie Corinne Photography | Location: The Hangar at Stanley | Event Designer: Quintessential Events | Event Planner: Sugar Magnolia Events | Invitation Designer: Pier 9 Graphic Design | Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes | Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Wedding Dress: The Bridal Collection Denver | Hair Stylist: Glam Team | Groom’s attire: Denver Tux | Models: Lakota Lefler and Madison Flowers
From the photographer, KC Kreit Photogaphy: This western ranch styled shoot is a shoutout to Montana. We had everything from horseback riding, a carriage, a styled dinner, and of course antique turquoise jewelry. The bride, Miss Montana 2015, wore Willowby’s Penelope gown and she paired it with hand-painted cowboy boots, a vintage Native American hair pin, and new and antique turquoise jewelry. The groom wore a cowboy hat along with a ranch style twist on a tux. Other aspects included floral tablescapes, vintage turquoise artwork, Montana made decor, calligraphy invitations and menus, an outdoor bar with cocktails, a styled cake table, and a fire pit to complete the Montana ranch feel.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: KC Kreit Photogaphy | Floral Designer: Habitat Floral Stuido and Events | Location: The Resort at Paws Up | Bride’s Gown: Belles & Lace Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Kaufmans Menswear | Invitations: Sweetgrass Paper Company
From the bride, Sarah: Jared and I are high school sweethearts and were together for 12 years before we got married, due to military life, we wanted to wait until he was done with training. We decided on a mountain wedding in North Carolina in the fall as all the leaves were changing.
I lost my mom in high school and everyone says I’m her spitting image so I knew it would be emotional when my dad saw me for the first time.
We held the ceremony outside in an open field with the Appalachian Mountains in the background.
Looking back, I really hated that we didn’t have enough time. Everyone tells you that the day goes by in the blink of and eye and it did!