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Inspired by Nature

Elizabeth & Parker | June 29th | Grand Lake, Colorado

From the bride:
We absolutely love the outdoors and that was a priority of ours- finding a venue that reflected that desire, as well as displayed the grandeur of Jesus. The town of Grand Lake is so quaint and there is so much at your fingertips for your guests to experience.

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With the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake encompassing us, our wedding ceremony took place outdoors. There was such a lovely feeling of rustic elegance in our natural surroundings.

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The flowers were a spectacular assortment of ivory, coral and eucalyptus green combined with the contrast of birch bark and aspen branches.

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Elizabeth & Parker’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Event Planner: Jessica Adler, JA Special Events.  Jessica’s experience, connections, insight, and flexibility made our nine-month engagement move so flawlessly into our special day.
Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Grand Lake Lodge  //  Photographer: Durling Photography  //   Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop  //   Florist: Statice Floral   //   Personalize Stationary, Wedding & Announcement Invitations and Personalized Thank You Gifts: The Perfect Paperie   //  Bride’s Gown: Lea Ann Belter from Felice Bridal Salon  //  Hair & Makeup: Kut Above Salon  //  DJ: Elite DJ Entertainment  //   Videographer: One Fine Day Productions – view the film

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  • Alize April 2, 2014 9:06 pm

    I love a pink wedding, it is so romantic.
  • Mark April 3, 2014 9:01 pm

    Gorgeous post! The location looks absolutely stunning.
Fall in the Mountains at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Carole & Jeff  |  October 5th  |  Devil’s Thumb Ranch {more info | website}

From the bride:
We moved to Colorado last year and immediately knew that wanted to have a mountain wedding. We fell in love with the scenery and the facilities at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and thought it would be a good welcome for our friends and family to the Colorado mountains.

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We created a wedding reflective of our personalities – maintaining a formal wedding feel while incorporating naturalistic and rustic elements. We chose a color palette of midnight blue with fall colors (burgundy, orange, and yellow).

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We hoped to have the ceremony outdoors, but an early fall cold front and snow storm moved us indoors to the Timber House. Brinton Studios 0115 Brinton Studios 0116

 We did a wine box ceremony where we wrote letters to one another and had our parents write letters to us with their most important pieces of marital advice.  We sealed the letters in a wine box with a bottle of wine by nailing the wine box shut, to open in celebration of 5yrs of marriage.

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With such a beautiful barn and backdrop, we didn’t really feel like we needed a ton of decorations.  We hung a chandelier and lanterns from the barn beams.  We had a mix of tall and short floral centerpieces — tall vases with eucalyptus leaves to mimic aspens and short vases wrapped in birch bark.

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The most memorable moment of the night was our first dance (rumba) to Queen, “You’re my Best Friend.”

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My advice: Enjoy the process and remember it is supposed to be fun!  No one else will notice if things don’t turn out 100% the way you wanted them to.

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Carole & Jeff’s
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Luxe Mountain Venue, Caterer & Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH {more info | website}
Event Planner: Touch of Bliss  //  Photographer: Brinton Studios  //  Floral Designer: Swank Stems  //  DJ: Elite DJ  //  Bride’s Gown: Modern Trousseau  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale

Honeymoon Location: Thailand

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You Are My Sunshine

Beverly & Raymond  |  September 14th  |  Cashiers, North Carolina

From the bride:
My mom had been vacationing in Cashiers for 20+ years. My mom passed away suddenly from cancer three years ago and I wanted to feel close to her spirit.  There is nothing prettier than the vistas and backdrops of being in the mountains.  Just being outside in the mountains with God’s creation puts me in a good mood.

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In lieu of bridesmaids (other than my two daughters), I elected to have my seven closest friends “randomly” stand up from their seats and recite the LOVE verses from I Cor 13.  It brought the audience into the ceremony and felt like my friends were speaking words of scripture directly to us.

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Ray and I decided not only would I walk down, but we would leave as husband and wife, to “You Are My Sunshine” – a song my mom sang to my girls when they were babies and we discovered Ray’s mom had done the same with him.

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I loved that Ray and I, with my girls, led the procession of our guests from the ceremony site along a streamer lined gravel path to the barn, where the reception was held.

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My advice: ENJOY this time as an engaged couple and planning of the wedding together, as a couple. Then choose a well experienced and local wedding planning to coordinate your ideas.

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Beverly & Raymond’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley. The best natural setting around the area.

Event Planner/Designer:  Elizabeth Fletcher, I DO Events Atlanta.  She is so much more than your typical wedding coordinator…..she is a creative planner that can help you bring all your ideas into a singular event.  Plus, having the been in so many aspects of wedding planning, she has a myriad of contacts for absolutely anything you may need.

Photographer:  Marisu Wehrenberg and Shannah Montgomery of Zoomworks Photography. They were fantastic to work with…..loved having two there the entire day, as they got great angles.

Band: The Boomers. Vaughn and David rocked, literally, and even lent their Christian song writing and acoustic voices for our ceremony.

Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting. Dave Watson was fabulous.

Florist: Rooms in Bloom Flowers.  Paul was beyond wonderful to work with, and I just loved the finished product.

Wedding Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillieradored my dress…..best splurge ever!

Hair Stylist: Joel Jacovino, Salon Muse.

Honeymoon Location: Oia, Santorini, Greece…..BEST location for a honeymoon….so romantic.

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