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Peacock Elegance in the Rocky Mountains

Stephanie & Dennis  |  July 6th  |  Edwards, Colorado

From the bride: We chose Cordillera because we wanted an outdoor ceremony on a mountaintop with breathtaking views, beautiful weather and pleasant temperatures.  I love jewel tones and peacocks so that became our theme.

My favorite ceremony memory was walking down the aisle to find all of my loved ones and closest friends.

We had ivory chiffon draping and lighting in sapphire blue hues. The table linens were sapphire with diamond table runners. Tall clear vases filled with white hydrangeas, roses, orchids, hanging crystals and peacock feathers adorned the tables.

Our cake table display was stunning! 

Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Mountain Tent Rental: PINK MONKEY SOLUTIONS {more info | website}

Venue, Caterer & Lodging: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera. We rented the entire lodge for a private wedding weekend  //  Event Planner: Classic Creations  //  Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography  //  Bride’s Gown: Maggie Sottero  // Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy //  Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup in Motion  // Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals  //  Cake: Intricate Icings

Honeymoon Location: ST LUCIA

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You Are My Sunshine

Beverly & Raymond  |  September 14th  |  Cashiers, North Carolina

From the bride:
My mom had been vacationing in Cashiers for 20+ years. My mom passed away suddenly from cancer three years ago and I wanted to feel close to her spirit.  There is nothing prettier than the vistas and backdrops of being in the mountains.  Just being outside in the mountains with God’s creation puts me in a good mood.

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In lieu of bridesmaids (other than my two daughters), I elected to have my seven closest friends “randomly” stand up from their seats and recite the LOVE verses from I Cor 13.  It brought the audience into the ceremony and felt like my friends were speaking words of scripture directly to us.

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Ray and I decided not only would I walk down, but we would leave as husband and wife, to “You Are My Sunshine” – a song my mom sang to my girls when they were babies and we discovered Ray’s mom had done the same with him.

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I loved that Ray and I, with my girls, led the procession of our guests from the ceremony site along a streamer lined gravel path to the barn, where the reception was held.

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My advice: ENJOY this time as an engaged couple and planning of the wedding together, as a couple. Then choose a well experienced and local wedding planning to coordinate your ideas.

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Beverly & Raymond’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley. The best natural setting around the area.

Event Planner/Designer:  Elizabeth Fletcher, I DO Events Atlanta.  She is so much more than your typical wedding coordinator…..she is a creative planner that can help you bring all your ideas into a singular event.  Plus, having the been in so many aspects of wedding planning, she has a myriad of contacts for absolutely anything you may need.

Photographer:  Marisu Wehrenberg and Shannah Montgomery of Zoomworks Photography. They were fantastic to work with…..loved having two there the entire day, as they got great angles.

Band: The Boomers. Vaughn and David rocked, literally, and even lent their Christian song writing and acoustic voices for our ceremony.

Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting. Dave Watson was fabulous.

Florist: Rooms in Bloom Flowers.  Paul was beyond wonderful to work with, and I just loved the finished product.

Wedding Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillieradored my dress…..best splurge ever!

Hair Stylist: Joel Jacovino, Salon Muse.

Honeymoon Location: Oia, Santorini, Greece…..BEST location for a honeymoon….so romantic.

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Lake Tahoe Winter Soiree

Kaleolani & Jose | January 4th  | Lake Tahoe

From the bride:
I knew I wanted a mountainous winter wedding.  After checking out a few venues in Northern California, I decided to stop in Tahoe to see a few more. I immediately fell in love with everything. The view, the hotels, the skiing, the activities, the lake, the location to the airport, everything!

BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain WeddingsI chose a color palette of the dark greens of a forest or mountain, the white of the ski runs, and the golden glitter when the sun sets over the lake. I wanted the mountain cabin feel but at the 5 star resort level. BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings

 Our ceremony was short and sweet and perfect. BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings

We nailed a wooden wine box shut. The box had a bottle of wine, love letters to each other, and advice cards from all the guests inside. The box is not to be opened for 10 years.

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I hated how fast the night went by! And how Jose and I hardly had a moment to sit back and enjoy! Everyone wanted to take a picture, talk to us, sit with us, dance with us, drink with us! I wish it could have lasted longer.

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Jose and I had been practicing a Viennese Waltz for almost a year. We were excited to finally perform! It was perfect and a surprise for most of the guests.  BTW Photography | Luxe Mountain Weddings

My advice: Hire a wedding planner. My planner made my day perfect.

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: BTW Photography  //   Venue, Caterer, LodgingHyatt Regency Incline Village  //  Event Planner: Blue Sky Events  //  Band: The Mixx   //  Flowers & Linens: Thrans Flowers   //   Lighting:  Celadon Events   // Officiant: Dave Beronio  //  Favors: Howe House, custom Christmas bulbs   //  Hair & Makeup: Studio 89 Salon

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