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Two Happy Colorado Campers

Christy &  Will  |  September 1st   Larkspur, Colorado

From the bride: We both love camping and first said, “I Love You” around a camp fire, and Will proposed to me while we were camping. We thought it was a fun theme and spoke to what we wanted to have, a nice getaway of an event for everyone to have fun!

Spruce Mountain Ranch Fall Wedding

I chose a color palette of mustard yellow, teal and turquoise.

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I was mesmerized when I walked into our reception. Spruce Mountain Ranch Fall Wedding

I loved the mixture of bottles and mason jars with the tall vases filled with yellow aspens. It looked lush and elegant like you were walking through the forest with bunches of flowers on the side of the path.

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During the reception, we decided it would be fun to have a conga line and pass out feather boas, glow sticks, hats, crazy glasses and turn the fun up a notch. 

Spruce Mountain Ranch Fall Wedding

Looking back, I wish I would have made the time to talk to all our guests.

Spruce Mountain Ranch Fall Wedding

My advice: People will tell you it’s just a day and don’t worry about the details and that you are working too hard and blah, blah, blah. If you want to dig into the details and make stuff that you will only have for a day – do it. It is what makes the journey to your wedding day. Remind yourself that nothing else matters but being married at the end of the day. You get to marry your best friend and that’s all that matters.

Spruce Mountain Ranch Fall Wedding

Christy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Amy Caroline Photography. Amy and her husband were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were easy, care free and incredibly talented. I still keep in touch and recommend her to everyone I can. She will continue to be there during our monumental moments in life.

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch  //  Event Design & Planner: Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design  //  Florist: Hillside Consultants Inc.  //  Cake: Dream Pastries  //  DJ: Affinity for Music  //  Linens: Event Rents  //  Caterer: Tony Rosacci’s Fine Catering

Honeymoon Location: The Westin, Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

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A Perfect Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Kellie & Randy  |  May 6th  |  Highlands, North Carolina

From the wedding planner, Verge Events:
Kellie and Randy wanted a comfortable lunch reception for their guests who traveled from all over. We chose a palette of red and dark teal to accentuate the gardens of The Farm at Old Edwards. Teal is a special color for Kellie, a gynecologic oncologist, as it is the ovarian cancer awareness color. The beautiful ceremony gardens are beautiful on their own so we chose to accent specific key areas.

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Hung down the aisle were sweet canning jars filled with a spectrum of red flowers and tied with teal ribbon.

A Perfect Wedding Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands North Carolina

Canning jars with red flowers were hung with teal ribbon at various lengths from the pergola. A Perfect Wedding Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands North CarolinaThis wedding was not just the joining of Kellie and Randy in marriage but the uniting of a family. Kellie and her 2 year old son Luke walked to meet Randy who was waiting halfway down the aisle before walking the rest of the way to the altar as a family.

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 We placed 5 bottles of wine on a table that guests were instructed to sign and the new couple will drink on their next five anniversaries.

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The reception took place in The Pavilion, a beautiful glass and beam structure which had a mix of round and square tables that were accented by various mercury glass containers filled with red flowers, a waterfall teal napkin and mini potted succulent favors.

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We made teal and red felt flower pillows for the benches along the terrace to invite guests to utilize both the inside and outside spaces. A Perfect Wedding Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands North CarolinaTheir cake featured a cascade of vibrant red flowers and teal ribbon. Kellie LOVES ice cream so we had an ice cream bar in addition to cake where guests could build their own sundaes.

A Perfect Wedding Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands North Carolina

Kellie & Randy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
From the bride…
Photography: Katy Cook Photography. We loved Katy, she is a fabulous photographer.
Venue, Catering & Lodging: The Farm at Old Edwards. Old Edwards is a magical place to get married. We had a billion compliments on the food and all of our guests enjoyed taking advantage of the resort and spa.
Wedding Design and Planning: Verge Events Brittany was spectacular. I am very busy with work and being a mom so she took my very raw ideas and perfected them.
Flowers: Oakleaf Flower & Garden. Our flowers were gorgeous.
Cake: Creative Pastries by Sid  //  Wedding Dress:  Bianca by Ulla Maija

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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 //  Flowers: The Flower House

Honeymoon Location: ST LUCIA

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