A Rocky Mountain Wedding Filled with Handmade Details
From the bride, Meghan: We knew we wanted to be married in the mountains of Colorado. When we were trying to decide where in the mountains to get married, we thought about how much we loved the dinner we had the previous winter at Beano’s Cabin. We wanted to recreate one of our best dining experiences for our family and friends so, we chose Beano’s as our wedding venue. It was perfect!
Wildflowers were the only thing of color that I really wanted people to remember. I didn’t want people to leave and say, “Oh, that was a nice pink wedding.” I made a point to use natural materials and mostly neutral colors for everything, but the flowers.
I handmade hangers for my bridesmaids so they would be surprised to see their dresses. A special day, a special dress, a special hanger!
My bridesmaids ended up wearing blush, lavender, and porcelain blue. I let them choose their own dresses and those were the colors they desired. After the girls chose their dress colors, I decided to accent the groomsmen with coordinating colors.
I gifted my nice with her first pearl necklace. She wore this during the ceremony and will get lots of use out of it dressing up in the future. I also had a handkerchief made for her with a sentimental message to mark the memory of her being my flower girl.
I made individual tissues in a bag stamped “Happy Tears” to place used tissues in during the ceremony. I also created a crossword puzzle with details of our relationship. I printed this on the back of the ceremony program for people to have something to do before the ceremony started.
I think my favorite memory was when I reached the aisle with my dad and I looked at James for the first time. When I saw him I just collapsed in a wave of emotion. What a powerful thing to be standing at the end of an aisle, looking at the man who has asked you to be his wife.
I made the table numbers out of wine bottles. I used photos from our many travels to customize the bottles and provided a story detailing why that location is important to us.
I had conversation cards on every table. This was special to us because we used these conversation cards on our second date and we also answer one card every morning over breakfast. We also thought it would help get the conversation going among the dinner tables.
At the end of the night, everyone took an assortment of blank greeting cards home with them. My mother made the 300 cards using her own artwork.
Meghan’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: IN Photography // Venue: Beano’s Cabin // Day of Coordinator: Love This Day Events // Florist: Bouquets Denver // Cake: Mountain Flour // Bride’s Gown: Katy May from a & be bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor
Honeymoon Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This was a surprise destination for me. My husband planned the whole thing and simply told me to pack for warm weather. What a great surprise!
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