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Love at 11,444 feet

Kaley & Zach  |  September 15th  |  Keystone, Colorado

From the bride:  Zach is originally from the East Coast and I am from the Midwest. We met in Colorado four years ago. Not only did we fall for one another, but we also fell in love with Colorado. Thus, it was important for us to have the wedding in Colorado. We wanted to share the place that we hold so dearly to our hearts with the most loved people in our lives, our guests. We chose to host a fall wedding, which is our favorite time of the year. The wedding date fell on the peak weekend of Colorado’s signature gold Aspen Tree foliage.

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 We had a neutral color scheme with accents of green and yellow to incorporate the earth tones of the mountain and Aspen trees.

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Before the ceremony, we had our first look and read our hand written vows to one another. This allowed for intimate moments that were sacred to us. In addition, we spent time taking pictures with just the two of us before the wedding party met us. The time together eased our nerves and alleviated pressure before the ceremony as we had time to be together to show our love and appreciation for one another and reflect on the meaning of the day.

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My cousins wrote and co-officiated the ceremony, which made it tremendously personal and meaningful for Zach and me. Our wedding readings were from our favorite book, The Alchemist.

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 The flower girls carried small boxwood wreaths.

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 An extra special moment was when our dear friend surprised us with the most unique 36” diameter Pin Oak wood slab monogrammed with our wedding logo. We used this as a focal creation for the décor of our reception.

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 Instead of doing the routine order of events, we decided to mix up the order of our reception. As soon as we were announced to the guests, we went to the middle of the dance floor and cut the cake and had our first dance. After the first chorus of our first dance, we invited all guests to the dance with us. It was a huge surrounding of love. After the first dance, we jumped right into the dancing for a few songs to start the night off on the right foot. The guests seemed to really like the mix-up events.

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 My advice: Every wedding is beautiful and there is no wrong or right way to do it. Be true to yourselves as a couple, be mindful of the meaning of the day instead of getting lost in the details, and absorb all the love.

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hotographer: Emilyanne Photography  //  Event Planner & Floral Design: Petal and Bean  //  Musicians: The Schwingers  //   Uplighting: Highlights Colorado  //   Wedding Gown: a & be bridal shop  //  Hair: Sarah Winter, Three Cutters on Pearl  //   Makeup: Michelle Knoebel, Clementine’s Boutique Salon  //  Videographer: Ampersand Family   //  Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Timber Ridge Lodge Keystone

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A Travel Themed Wedding in Keystone

Laura & Joe  |  July 11th  |  Keystone, Colorado

From the photographer, Katie Corinne Photography: What a beautiful day! Warm, 70 degrees, the sun shinning. Laura was filled with excitement while she and her girls got ready for the big day. Joe was cool and calm as he laced up his shoes thinking of the wonderful women he was about to marry. Yes, this was a beautiful day. A day that had been coming since their chance meeting on St Patrick’s day in 2009. Friends and Family gathered at the Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort. A place they described as very “Joe & Laura”. The ceremony site has a perfect mountain backdrop and the reception hall is a perfect mix of Colorado rustic and timeless charm.

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A globe served as their guest book, something that fit their travel theme to a T and will be a wonderful keepsake in their home.

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On the top tier of their magnificent mountain of a wedding cake sat Laura & Joe with their plane to take them on life’s adventures.

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 Rustic wood tables were covered with white crystal china and simple white & purple bouquets.

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Photographer:  Katie Corinne Photography  //  Floral Designer: Fleur de Liz   //  Venue, Caterer & Cake: Timber Ridge Lodge Keystone

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Mountain Magic in Keystone

Rachel & Aaron | July 03, 2011 | Keystone, Colorado

Photography by Selah Photography

From the bride:
Our guests had the opportunity to take a 40 minute gondola ride in order to get to the top of North Peak Mountain where our ceremony and reception were held. They sat outside on a wooden deck overlooking an incredible view of the surrounding Gore and Ten Mile Ranges.  Although it was close to 80 degrees, piles of snow could still be seen on the mountain tops.  Ironically enough, making for quite a bit of entertainment for the children, as they had a snowball fight in July! Our guests sipped water from our personalized water bottles and watched my Father use every ounce of energy to keep it together as he walked me down the aisle.  We chose to show our unity with a small tree. The peach tree was potted with soil from Colorado where we both now live and met.  We then had two glasses of dirt set aside, one filled with dirt from Aaron’s home state of Iowa and one from my home state of Wisconsin.  We then added the dirt to the pot to symbolize where we both come from and where we will plant our roots together. Our grand entrance before dinner was definitely memorable as each couple danced in with their respectable NFL team jersey on.  Being from Green Bay, Wisconsin the Packer fans dominated the room.  But Aaron, a die hard Bears fan, wore his jersey with pride!Timber Ridge is pure magic… with the serene view, tall wooded pillars, a two story fire place and dozens of twinkling lights, it was impossible not to be swept away in the moment.  Our escort cards were river rocks we had collected together.  Aaron made the moss mountain structure the rocks were placed on.As our guest danced the night away, we supplied loads of glow necklaces and bracelets, which only added to the glow of the room.  RECOMMENDED VENDORS
{Luxe Collection} Venue:  Timber Ridge – the setting was amazing the staff was WONDERFUL!
Photographer: Selah Photography  //  Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero – Nora

Honeymoon Location: We volunteered for 2 months in Cusco, Peru.  My husband was working construction and building a school while I worked with preschoolers in an impoverished area.

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