From the bride, Jacque: We both have large families so our wedding turned into a wonderful 4-day crazy event of celebrations. While it was chaotic running around everywhere, it was really special to have quality time with each of our guests who had traveled so far to celebrate with us. This also made the actual wedding day more personal for Sean and I. Since we had already spent 3 days celebrating and thanking our wonderful guests, we were really able to just focus on each other at the wedding ceremony and reception, as opposed to feeling rushed to quickly hit every table and say a hasty hello to everyone. We were more relaxed and able to enjoy the day.
The three themes we were going for at our wedding were vintage, travel, and community.
My advice: Try not to get so caught up in the little details to the point that if something goes wrong (which it undoubtedly will), it ruins the day for you. For us, the hardest part was the guest list. Once we finally decided the 2 things we have no control over are 1. how many people we invite actually come and 2. the weather (especially Telluride in May!) and booked a venue that could accommodate all of our guests if every single person we invited showed up, as well as, an indoor back up option in case it was a blizzard outside- the rest was a fun piece of cake.
The actual wedding day will fly by and things will run behind schedule (even after all your months of planning:). If certain aspects are important to you (i.e. having that group extended family photo taken during cocktail hour) then do it. Don’t get stressed or feel pressured to forget certain things that are important to you last minute just because it will take an extra 5 minutes or you feel like it might be a pain/inconvenience-people are there to celebrate with you and are happy to participate in whatever shenanigans your heart desires…. you’ll never get this time again so make sure to get out of it what you intended.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Floral Designer: Willowcreek Floral // Photographer: Lori Kennedy Photography // Event Planner: Soiree Telluride // Ceremony Location: San Sophia Overlook // Reception Venue: The Peaks Resort // Linens and Coverings: Viking Rentals // Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Heather Wilson
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