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Rustic Glam in Colorado

Lindsey & Adel  |  April 4th  |  Devil’s Thumb Ranch

From the bride: Growing up, every year my family would take a ski trip to Colorado. I fell in love with Colorado and the mountains at an early age. Adel and I spent several vacations in Estes Park and made lasting memories that forever impacted our relationship. It was only natural that we would chose to get married in the town we loved and shared such strong memories.

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

I never was a big fan of uniform Bridesmaid dresses. I gave my bridesmaids a color palette (blush/taupe/metallic) and encouraged them to choose dresses that fit their personalities. There is nothing worse than having to buy and wear a dress you do not love. I wanted each bridesmaids to look and feel her best.

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

Each bridesmaid was given a fur collar to pair with their dress to wear on the big day- It ended up looking amazing!Rustic Glam Wedding in Colorado

We couldn’t have gotten married without our dog, Micky being a part of the day! Rustic Glam Wedding in Colorado

I wore a Nicole Miller gown from Nordstrom.

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We placed a big focus on neutrals colors and flowers with pine cone and greenery elements.  Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in ColoradoWe incorporated Native American elements into the ceremony, many of which my husband picked out himself.

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

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Looking back, I never imagined I would be so stress free and relaxed the day of my wedding. I enjoyed taking in every moment of the big day! Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

We had a blast creating custom wedding gift bags for our guests!

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 For the centerpieces, we incorporated pieces of my personal milk glass collection. I have collected hundreds of pieces over the years that I am a little obsessed with.

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

My advice: Hire a wedding planner! Having a great wedding planner allows you to be able to relax and enjoy your big day. You shouldn’t have to worry about anything except getting married and having an amazing time!

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

Lindsey & Adel’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch {more info}. This is by far the most unique, upscale resort and venue in Winter Park. Service, people, and venue are 5 star and absolutely top notch. We were treated like royalty the entire week. I would highly recommend getting married at Devils Thumb Ranch!

Photographer: Brinton Studios. CR and Tiff are a gorgeous, fun, professional husband and wife photography team. I highly, highly recommend them! Their photos speak volumes about their work, but this couple is so much more than just Amazing photography. They made the entire process so easy and comfortable for us.

Event Design & Planning, Flowers: Kara Delay, Love This Day Events. I don’t think I can say it enough- Kara Delay is Amazing!! She did such a fantastic job and was an absolute joy to work with. Not only was she fantastic as a wedding planner, but this girl has such a fun personality and is so much fun to be around that you instantly want to be best friends with her. Her passion for everything wedding is so contagious- it has even caused me to rethink my career and what I want in life. She is an inspiration and a perfect example of “Do what you love, and love what you do.”

 

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  • Brinton Studios » We love Luxe Mountain Weddings Blog June 11, 2014 11:28 am

    [...] yet rustic wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and we are so happy that it was featured today on Luxe Mountain Wedding’s Blog. Take a [...]
  • Olivia Fischer June 13, 2014 4:46 am

    Beautiful location; Love the photography !
Rustic Comfort on the Ranch

Danielle & CJ | August 24th | Laramie, WY

From the bride: We handmade just about everything from the arbor for the ceremony to the dance floor and bars. We also decorated every inch of the space.
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My favorite homemade item was the lemonade stand that my uncle made for the flavored water.

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The backdrop of lush green trees and a beautiful arbor (built by CJ & his Dad) required minimal décor to make a perfect location for the ceremony.

 A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding

Watching the ring bearer and flower girl hold hands as they walked down the aisle calmed my nerves prior to making that same walk with my father.

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Right as we were exchanging vows it began to rain, we got nervous and cut the ceremony reading. When we were announced husband and wife the rain stopped and the rest of the night was full of perfect weather and beautiful skies.

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The reception was just a minutes’ walk away from the ceremony. We had the guests walk through a small opening in the bushes over a bridge into the vast opening at the lawn to see the spread of two tents, a dance floor, appetizer tables, bars, a fire pit, kids table, and lawn games.

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The doilies on all the tables were collected from family and friends. 

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For favors, we had homemade S’mores bags.  A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding   A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding

We had two large homemade pie tables, one under each tent, for dessert. Myself and a ton of family and friends all came together to make our dessert table a reality. Every pie just looked and tasted divine!

 A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding

Looking back, there was nothing I would have changed. Except that we never cut the cake… we got too busy having fun and dancing with everyone and it just never happened.

 A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding

 A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch Wedding

My advice: Schedule everything out. I was told multiple times that I was the most specific and organized bride. I gave everyone in the family and bridal party a detailed timeline for the week/weekend so they knew where to be and when. There was no cell phone service at the location so it all needed to be planned ahead of time. Once the day came I knew I could relax because every single person knew where they needed to be, what needed to be done, and when. Because of that – I was able to truly relax and enjoy every moment of the wedding week. Also, get a good photographer. You only get to experience the day itself once, but with good pictures you get to see so many things all over again. I am so thankful for my photographer. I wouldn’t have asked for anything else from her. One final piece of advice – check with all your vendors about methods of payment that they accept – we had a little shocker with the rental company not accepting the type of credit card we were going to pay with (when we were there picking things up!)

 A Rustic & Handmade Wyoming Ranch WeddingDanielle & CJ’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Melissa Del Vecchio with Plum Pretty Photography – THE BEST!
Venue: Vee Bar Guest Ranch   //  Tent, Linens & Rentals: All Events Tent and Party Rental   //  Caterer: Caterings of Laramie  // Bride’s Bouquet, Corsages, and Boutonnieres:  Poppy’s Flowers

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  • Christine June 1, 2014 12:12 pm

    simple yet elegant and classic. Very nice set up!
Modern Rocky Mountain Elegance

Sara & Ralph | August 31st | Beaver Creek, Colorado

From the event planner, Classic Creations:
Ralph and Sara love the outdoors, horses, and have a great modern style. We made sure we brought a bit of all of that to their elegant, rustic mountain wedding.

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Sara and Ralph work for the Five Guys franchise, we played some of the theme off of that with our “One Guy + One Gal” theme and signature drink.

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One of our fave details was the custom bar with a photo of the couples horses.  Sara said that it was one of the only times the horses ever ran together, luckily the photographer captured it during their engagement photo session.

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We took the big ballroom and divided it up in to a lounge and bar section, a dinner and dancing section, and a wow this is the focal point of the room cake section!  We placed a sheer curtain at the back of the room with trees and tons of candles behind it to add to that outdoor romantic feeling, pulling back the curtain to reveal the absolutely stunning cake! I loved hearing the ooohs and ahhs as the guests walked in!

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Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek ColoradoThe cake was just stunning, and believe it or not ….fake! With the exception of one small round at the back for Sara and Ralph to cut. 

Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek Colorado

The cake design matched Sara’s gown.

Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek Colorado

Of course our “One Guy + One Gal” had to pay homage to Five Guys for bringing them together. A macaroon hamburger ice cream sandwich and churros fries in paper cones were served as a late night snack.

Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek Colorado

THE VENDOR TEAM

{Luxe Partner} Decor & Rentals: PINK MONKEY SOLUTIONS {more info | website}

Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography  //  Event Planner: Classic Creations Wedding Planners & Designers  // Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch  //  Cake: Intricate Icings  //  Flowers: The Flower House

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