May 14, 2013
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Sarah & Shea | September 22nd | Aspen, Colorado
From the bride, Sarah:
We were married in Aspen because we met in Denver 2.5 years earlier and while we dated we spent many weekends in the Aspen Valley. We wanted our friends and family to experience the village and be able to run into each other around town while enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
We wanted our wedding to be comfortable, fun and classic. We wanted our laid back personalities to come through during the day and tried to concentrate on the little things that we really cared about.
Because September 22nd was the peak of the Aspen leaves turning colors we didn’t want to distract or compete with nature so we went all Black and White. The flowers were all white with slight sage green accents, the flower girls wore silver dresses with black sashes.
During the ceremony a bird flew off of a nearby tree and circled over our heads while the Pastor remembered our Grandparents who are no longer with us.
My advice: Don’t forget to look at your husband-to-be while you are walking down the aisle. It is tempting to look at all the guests, but don’t, because looking at your man will calm your nerves and you’ll want to remember the look on his face.
We live in the East Bay of San Francisco and spend lots of time in Napa learning about wine. We collected wine corks from the day we got engaged and then used them as table numbers for our guests.
We chose every song the band played (all fun and they even learned Georgia on My Mind and Chicken Fried for us).
After the wedding we took the Gondola down the mountain. It was a detail that I hadn’t thought about before it happened. It was just the two of us leaving the reception with our friends all cheering and then we got into the cab and it took off over the mountain. We had 16 minutes all to ourselves. As mentioned the weather was perfect and so the night sky was pitch black with a million stars and it was absolutely silent. My new husband and I sat together awestruck from the day and soaking up the landscape.
Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamee Photography // Ceremony Site: Aspen Mountain Wedding Deck // Reception Site & Caterer: Aspen Mountain Club // Event Planner: Jane Floyd & Associates // Band: Heartbeat by Starkey Productions // Cake: D’Elissious // Florist: Harrington Smith // Guest Lodging: Aspen Square Hotel // Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau from Anna Be
May 08, 2013
| Breckenridge | 0 comments
Rachel & Nathan | March 9th | Breckenridge, Colorado
From the photographer, Sarah Joelle:
Rachel and Nathan planned an intimate March wedding hoping for snow… and they got their wish! It snowed ALL day creating a winter wonderland for the backdrop! Their wedding took place at a private family residence surrounded by snow-capped evergreens. Gold and silver hues were consistent though out the decor and styling with sparkly details and shimmering metallics. In their relationship Rachel is the “song bird” and Nathan is an “owl” so there were bird details as well… including the birdcage and decorative twig balls symbolic of birds nests. The day was filled with joy and happy tears…it was clear that this couple was loved well by their friends and family! And as the sun was setting everyone sat down at a candle lit table with a beautiful spread of gourmet cheeses, olives, and Spanish wines with dinner to follow.
From the bride, Rachel:
Our winter wonderland of a wedding was an intimate affair. Every decision, from the food, to my hair clip, had meaning.
Before the ceremony started, I gave Nathan a journal of my thoughts and prayers that I’ve been collecting since I was a child, praying for my future spouse.
We loved playing outside in the snow snapping our pictures. It was a blast!
The reception was aglow with warmth from the candles and love that was felt by all.
My advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s mostly all small.
Rachel’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographers: Sarah Joelle Photography with Laura Lee Anderson Photography. Sarah captured exactly what we wanted! She has a great, artistic eye, and is very creative.
Flowers: Petal and Bean // Rentals: Colorado Tents and Events
May 03, 2013
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Tracie & Micah | August 5th | Breckenridge, Colorado
From the bride, Tracie:
I grew up in Colorado and wanted to get married in the mountains. We have friends and family from all over the country and having our wedding in Colorado provided our guests with a mini vacation.
I loved my dress it! I wish I could justify wearing it all the time!
My dad married us which was incredibly special for me. He did a great job of weaving our two cultures, Christian & Jewish, into the short but meaningful vows. I felt like we were in our own world yet with all our friends and family watching. It was very surreal for me, quiet, beautiful and magical.
Our centerpieces were a brilliant mix of colors that just reminds you of a spectacular summer garden. Our reception had that feeling of a casual dinner in a backyard garden with good friends, good food and good wine.
Our first dance was really fun. We danced to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” . We whispered in each others ears and laughed together the entire song, it might have been my favorite part of the night.
Tracie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Lindsay J. C. Lack // Venue: The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge // Caterer: Black Diamond Gourmet // Wedding Gown: Allure purchased from Encore Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: White House Black Market // DJ: Top Hat Entertainment