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A Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding

From the bride, Carey: Paul and I really wanted our wedding day to be about us and our love for each other. We’re both very introverted and planning a wedding ourselves was very stressful at times. We wanted to share our big day with family and friends because they mean so much to us, but we had to keep reminding ourselves throughout the whole process that it wasn’t about them and it wasn’t about making anyone else happy but us.
A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

WHY OURAY, COLORADO
Ouray was a special spot for both of us separately before we even started dating – I liked the hot springs and Paul loves to ice climb. I said Ouray was one of my favorite spots in my Match.com profile and he totally picked up on that. It was one of our bonding moments. Since being together we have traveled to Ouray regularly and have decided we really want to move there someday. We are currently in the process of trying to figure out how to make that work, sooner rather than later. We almost instantly agreed that it’s where we should get married. It’s such a gorgeous little mountain town and we really wanted to share it with our family and friends.

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THE FIRST LOOK
The first look was so special and important for us. It allowed us to take a breath, recenter and refocus on each other, and have a really profound and beautiful moment just the two of us, before heading into the blissful revelry of the wedding.

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Driving away together as man and wife – best 25 minutes on the road ever!

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

MY ADVICE
Have fun and make it about YOU and nobody else. Don’t stress the small stuff, but do as much as you can upfront so you don’t have to run around like crazy people on the days leading up to the wedding.

A Fall Rocky Mountain Teepee Wedding in Ouray, Colorado

RECOMMENDED WEDDING VENDORS: Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography  //  Floral Designer: Dahlia Floral  //  Hair Stylist: Salon Envy  //  Venue: Secret Garden

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An Autumn Wedding in West Virginia

Danielle & Joshua  |  October 24th  |  Lansing, West Virginia

From the bride: In the beginning planning stages, I fell in love with so many different styles.  A few times during the early (and middle) stages of planning, I committed to styles I thought I wanted, mainly due to others influences. None of these styles “felt” right though and around the halfway mark, I finally decided to go back to the drawing board and go with my gut and chose a color palette of goldenrod, ecru and grey.

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I wanted to do something different with my flowers.  Silk flowers were an obvious no and real flowers are gone in a few days and I wanted my flowers to last longer.  I thought the Sola flowers were simply perfect and the Craspedia gave my wedding the modern edge I was looking for.  What’s really cool is that I still have my bouquet and Josh’s boutonniere today.  They’re in the same condition as the day we wed. 

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Our dog, Bingo (a Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix) was such a handsome boy in his bowtie and, while slightly neurotic during the ceremony, he was a shining star during the family photos!

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Our ceremony took place outside on the upper deck at Adventures on the Gorge. We had an amazing view of the New River from the mountaintop.

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I searched for hours to find quotes that would define our relationship and the love we have for one another.  I wanted depth and real meaning.  Not just a few fluffy words in a frame. 

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Looking back, truth be told, I would’ve eloped; on a remote island; Fiji perhaps.

An Autumn Wedding in West Virginia

Danielle’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
 Photographer: Melissa Perella Photography  //  Venue: Adventures on the Gorge

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Romance by the River

Deanne & Sean  |  May 30th  | Coloma, California

We adore the many details from this intimate destination wedding in the heart of the California Gold Country.  We especially love the soft gray and pale yellow color palette, the groom’s fly fishing boutonniere and the adorable pup with his bright white bowtie collar and paw cuffs.

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VENDORS
Photographer: Brianna Noelle Photography   //  Bakery: Ikedas   //  Floral Designer: Placerville Flowers on Main  //   Rentals: America’s Party Rental  //  Venue: Coloma Resort

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