A Scottish Party in the Mountains – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
From the bride, Gretchen: We wanted a Colorado casual, welcoming and fun wedding day! Our inspiration came from the groom’s Scottish roots and the wedding locations.
The weather was somehow perfectly glorious, like that moment with the sun rays in the beginning of the Lion King movie.
Everything about the day was personal. We deconstructed the traditional ceremony entirely and made our own. It felt very personal without being mushy. We wrote our vows together and said the same ones. I liked that because it felt traditional but personalized to us.
My favorite DIY detail from the wedding were the gold antler table settings and chandelier. The groom’s parents scored a huge lot of antlers in auction in Missouri and I spent many happy afternoons lovingly spray painting them gold. Everyone was skeptical but they looked AMAZING. We split them among the family after the wedding and they make great decorations at Christmas.
Looking back, we’ve never experienced anything like our wedding day—it is a cliché because it’s true. It was a day long adrenaline rush fueled by the biggest out pouring of love we’ve ever experienced. It rocked.
My advice: Hire a day-of wedding planner and have a clear budget.
Gretchen’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Mark Creery Photography // Event Planner & Floral Designer: One Fine Day Productions // Cake: Cupcake Mini Bar // Caterer: Marnos Custom Catering // Venue: Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp
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