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A Scottish Party in the Mountains

Gretchen & Duncan  |  September 6th  |  Steamboat Springs, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted a Colorado casual, welcoming and fun wedding day!  Our inspiration came from the groom’s Scottish roots and the wedding locations.

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The weather was somehow perfectly glorious, like that moment with the sun rays in the beginning of the Lion King movie.

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Everything about the day was personal. We deconstructed the traditional ceremony entirely and made our own. It felt very personal without being mushy. We wrote our vows together and said the same ones. I liked that because it felt traditional but personalized to us.

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My favorite DIY detail from the wedding were the gold antler table settings and chandelier. The groom’s parents scored a huge lot of antlers in auction in Missouri and I spent many happy afternoons lovingly spray painting them gold. Everyone was skeptical but they looked AMAZING. We split them among the family after the wedding and they make great decorations at Christmas.

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Looking back, we’ve never experienced anything like our wedding day—it is a cliché because it’s true. It was a day long adrenaline rush fueled by the biggest out pouring of love we’ve ever experienced. It rocked.

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My advice: Hire a day-of wedding planner and have a clear budget.

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Photographer: Mark Creery Photography  //  Event Planner & Floral Designer: One Fine Day Productions  //  Cake: Cupcake Mini Bar  //  Caterer: Marnos Custom Catering  //  Venue: Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp

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A Spring Destination Wedding in Steamboat

Jen & Pascal  |  June 17th  |  Steamboat Springs, Colorado

From the bride:
Pascal & I met and fell in love in Steamboat so we could not think of a better place to get married.
We both love the winter and went back and forth about getting married in the snow. We thought a winter wedding might be too risky for our out of town guests so we chose June 17th! To our pleasant surprise, there was a foot of snow on top of Mt. Werner on our wedding day. We got the best of both worlds, a beautiful spring ceremony with a touch of winter at our reception!
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I loved our flowers! The vibrant colors made the day so bright and colorful. Luxe Mountain Weddings Luxe Mountain Weddings Luxe Mountain WeddingsThe day of our wedding it was raining on and off all morning. At about 4:30pm when we were supposed to get on the gondola to head up the ski mountain, the wind was too wild to go up.  As we were the first wedding of the season, they had to get the buses out and do a trial bus ride up the mountain. With ample snow, it was touch and go if the buses could even make it up the mountain! To our relief, we were able to be bussed up to the reception site.  It was a wild ride and added to the little things that made our day so memorable and perfect!

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For our guest favors, my mom and I made 100 mini jars of blackberry jam.

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My advice: Enjoy planning and when your wedding day comes, let the day play out, enjoy every minute…even if things don’t go as planned.

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Photographer:  April O’Hare Photography  //  Reception Site & Caterer: Steamboat Ski Resort  //  Flowers: Alpine Floral   //  Harpist: Teri Rose  //  Bride’s Gown: La Sposa from Blue Bridal  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay  //  Hair Stylist: Rocky Mountain Day Spa

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  • April O'Hare March 7, 2014 12:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing Jen & Pascal's Wedding on your blog! I loved all of the bright colors they used on their wedding day:)
Romance in the Snow

Angela & Sandy |  January 2nd  |  Steamboat Springs, Colorado

From the bride, Angela:
We decided the best place for us to get married is one where we are the happiest.  That is, on holiday, in the snow, with our wonderful friends. We traveled from Australia to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to get married.  We decided to keep our wedding a surprise from our family and friends. The tutu was my real inspiration with a tiny bit of romantic fantasy. We were married standing in the beautiful snow in sub zero temperatures.  The sun was shining and it was snowing! There were tears, there was an abundance of joy and it was magical. AB04We wanted everyone to enjoy a sleigh ride together – it was fun and will never be forgotten, but we couldn’t feel our feet or our faces, it was sooo cold.

Snow makes everything look beautiful. Our mountain destination wedding was snowy, picturesque and romantic. I will forever be reminded of it when I return to Steamboat, and whenever I go skiing.

My advice: Take the time to talk about your dreams and expectations for your wedding day, and for your future.  Try to do what you want for your big day, not what everyone else wants.


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Photographer:  Andy Barnhart Photography.  Andy & Emily really helped to create the magic without trying to orchestrate it. They were there to capture every emotion and moment without any of us really noticing. And they even allowed us some creative input!

Planner + Florist: One Fine Day Productions,  Lindsey was instrumental in putting the entire day together. She booked everything and finalized every detail. She was so easy to collaborate with. Lindsey was brilliant, so accommodating and so competent.

Ceremony Site: Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse  //   Reception Site: Sevens Restaurant, Sheraton  // Vintage Tutu Wedding Skirt: Mirela Olariu

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