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Cozy Mountain Chic in Beaver Creek

Tara & Daniel  |  September 13th  |  Beaver Creek, Colorado

From the bride: We absolutely love everything about the mountains – from skiing to mountain biking- so we knew our wedding had to be in the mountains. We wanted a location that was accessible for out of town guests and a place that had a lot to offer so they could make a vacation out of it! We fell in love with the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa the minute we got there.

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I wore a Robert Bullock gown from Little White Dress. The bridesmaids wore navy dresses from J. Crew.

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We truly made our ceremony unique to us. We had a family friend read top song lyrics from each year we have been together.

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The ceremony was the least planned portion of the day yet, one of my favorite parts.

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Cozy Mountain Chic Wedding in Beaver CreekOverall, the flowers were the most amazing part of the reception.

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Cozy Mountain Chic Wedding in Beaver Creek

For favors, we made s’mores.Cozy Mountain Chic Wedding in Beaver Creek

We took dance lessons and tried so hard, but come to find out my dress was too long to go backwards, which was what the whole dance was based on. We looked ridiculous, but had a great time!

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My advice:

1.  RELAX! It’s so much fun!

2.  Start the process with determining how many people you want to invite so you have an idea of what venues are even possible.

3. Tell your wedding party – no gum and have your bridesmaids hold their flowers down by their waist.

4.  If you want a dance party, people follow the bride so make sure you are on the dance floor!

5.  Give your flowers out at the end of the night to your friends.

6.  Make sure you eat before the ceremony.

Cozy Mountain Chic Wedding in Beaver Creek

Tara’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer:  Brinton Studios   /  Venue: The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain  /   Florist: Cori Cook Floral Design  /  Linens: Alpine Party Rental /  Wine Barrels: Vines at Vail Winery  /  Dessert: Batter Cupcakes / DJ: Yan Volodarsky, Elite DJ  /  Band: The Turntable Revue Duo  /  Day of Coordinator: Dana Cook, DC Design

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A Buttercup & Emerald Wedding in Canada

Kelsey & Daniel  |  August 3rd  |  Yoho National Park, Canada

From the bride: Getting married outside and connecting with nature in the country was important to us. The Rockies have this natural simplistic beauty that creates an enchanting environment it makes your day feel magical.

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Involving Daniel was really helpful. I chose the colours, professionals, and items I wanted to incorporate for our day. Daniel replied to all of the follow up emails and kept track of all our payments. Our wedding was a team effort. Ha ha, that being said, Daniel was kicked out of the decision making process when he asked if his friends were aloud to bring costumes and a fog machine to the wedding.

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Hint to future brides, if you think you will be emotional prior to going down the aisle, just wait to see how your dad is. My dad is a conservative, strong, kind man who rarely shows emotions, but he got emotional prior to walking down the aisle ‘happy tears’ he called them. I BARELY kept it together.

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 Getting in a canoe in my wedding dress and balancing on heels for a photo was terrifying and amazing. There were a lot of tourists around the area taking photos of us, I felt like a movie star.

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 For the recpetion, we rented chiavari chairs in white, white rose bud table runners, white pillars and yellow napkins.

A Buttercup & Emerald Wedding in Canada

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My advice: Things will go wrong, just expect it. The important thing is you love each other and you get to spend forever together. Also, you cannot make every guest or relative happy. Pick your dream wedding and limit the amount of advice you listen to. Hire an event planner to help with the entire event as it is very difficult to organize and have the day run smoothly.

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Kelsey’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue & Caterer: Emerald Lake Lodge //  Photographer: Nicole Modde, NC Photography //  Florist: Roxanne Neustaedter  //  Day of Coordinator: Val Unra //  Linens: Special Events Rentals //  Chairs and pillars: Special Events Rentals //  Cake: Courtney Thomas // Wedding Gown: Mori Lee

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Natural & Organic at Piney River Ranch

Emily & Cole |  June 27th  |  Piney River Ranch

From the bride: We love Colorado – in particular outdoor Colorado. So, we wanted the feel of our wedding to very natural and organic. Almost everything was recycled – from the fabric on the table runners, the wood used to make the signs, the mason jars, it was all found through thrift stores, treasure hunting and estate sales.

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Just about every aspect of our wedding was personally touched by us or someone we love. There were many nights spent laboring over details, constructing signs, painting, ironing, sewing, drafting programs. Everything was carefully planned and perfectly executed.

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For my bridesmaids, I wanted dresses the girls could wear again.  We found them at Anthropologie and they were only $50. I loved them so much, I got one for myself!

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Piney River Ranch is amazing! The backdrop to our ceremony was so majestic, and couldn’t have been more perfect. We had Cole’s Uncle Robert officiate our ceremony because we wanted someone who knew us the best and loved us dearly to be the one to unite us.

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We chose to write and share personal vows, and in honor of our athletic backgrounds, we asked Robert to flip a coin to see who would go first (to mimic a coin toss before a big game).

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 The table centerpiece boxes were made by Cole using reclaimed wood from an old fence.

A natural & organic handmade wedding at Piney River Ranch, Vail Colorado

The table runners were made using fabric found at an estate sale by Cole’s Grammie.

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The wedding favors were homemade peach jelly, complete with hand crafted thank you cards.  

A natural & organic handmade wedding at Piney River Ranch, Vail Colorado

We chose not to put too much décor throughout the reception, mainly because we did not want to take away from the natural beauty surrounding us. And I think our guests would agree – the scenery of Piney River Ranch is more than enough.

A natural & organic handmade wedding at Piney River Ranch, Vail Colorado A natural & organic handmade wedding at Piney River Ranch, Vail ColoradoMy advice: Enjoy the time you have to plan. If there is something you truly want, you can find a way to make it work. Be open to alternative ideas, and be creative!

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Emilyanne’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Mountain Venue & Caterer: PINEY RIVER RANCH {more info}.  Piney River Ranch was exactly what we were looking for, and all of our guests agreed. Open on 3 sides, the pavilion leaves you feeling connected to the fresh mountain air, yet protected from any unforeseen Colorado weather. The natural light throughout yields amazing photos, and the views throughout the evening are breathtaking.

Photographer: Chris McLaughlin, CMP Studios. Chris has shot two of my other friend’s weddings, and I had always told him ‘someday I will be calling you’. The night we met Chris for out consultation, he felt like a  longtime friend, and was so helpful in helping us create our wedding day vision.

Florist: 3 Leaf Floral. Kelly offers not only her services, but also a DIY route, in which she orders the florals for your vision, has them delivered to your venue, and sends along “recipes” on how to arrange them! It was perfect for our needs, and she is a delight to work with!

Cake: Mountain Flour.  Shawn came recommended from a friend, and his baked goods are some of the best I have had! He also has traveled the road to Piney many times, so he can safely maneuver the roads to deliver the cake unharmed.

Guest Lodging: Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. We were able to get an exceptional room rate for all of our guests, and the Vail Cascade is a little quiet oasis!

Musician: Blake Mundell

Honeymoon Location: Costa Rica!

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