Briana & Trent | October 1, 2017
This fall destination wedding in Colorado incorporated a Scottish theme with a rich purple and navy blue color palette. Briana’s favorite part was finding her wedding dress and the reaction it gave her dad. Trent enjoyed finding Scottish aspects to include in the wedding. Brianna arrived to the ceremony via horse-drawn carriage. According to the couple, “The most memorable part of the wedding was the ceremony, specifically the words of affirmation.” After the vows, a bagpipe band led the guests from the ceremony to the reception where everyone celebrated with a Scottish dance party.
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The Wedding Team
Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography | Design and Decor: Prive Events | Venue: The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms | Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale | Musicians: Queen City Pipe Band | Cake Designer: Cathy Leavitt Custom Creations | Hair Stylist: Kim J Beauty | Caterer: Biscuits and Berries
Caroline & David | June 17th | Sun Valley, Idaho
From the bride: My parents have a vacation home in Sun Valley, so it has been a second home for both of us. My family has tons of memories growing up in Sun Valley, so it is a really special place to all of us. Dave and I share a huge love for the mountains and outdoors, so it was an easy decision when choosing our wedding location, as Sun Valley offers just about every outdoor activity around (hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, skiing, etc.)
We wanted the feel of our wedding to be western, natural and rustic. Trail Creek has an old log cabin feel, and overlooks the mountains, so the venue fit our personalities very well. We tried to create a neutral color scheme with lots of green, light grey and beige, to fit the outdoor setting.
Our first look was definitely the highlight of the day. Seeing each other for the first time, after all the anticipation was indescribable.
We loved seeing all of our plans come together (i.e. the ceremony layout, flowers, décor, and reception site). It was so special to have all our closest friends and family in the place that means most to us.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Philip Casey Photography | Event Planner: Fabulous Fete | Floral Designer: Sue Bridgman Florist | Venue & Caterer: Trail Creek Cabin, Sun Valley Resort | DJ: Nathan Hudson Entertainment | Video: Blue Chip Media
Jordan & Max | April 29th | Colorado
From the photographer, From the Hip Photo: Chandeliers, snow, and lots of love– does it get any better than that? Jordan and Max’s winter wedding could not have been more elegant, simple, or magical. The temperatures may have been below freezing, but that didn’t put a damper on this adventurous duo’s big day- quite the opposite!
Jordan and Max started their wedding day off in an (unsurprisingly) similar fashion. Champagne and Whiskey flowed as they each got ready with their group of closest friends. The girls giggled and primped while the men joked around and adjusted ties.
The ceremony itself was so simple and so joyful. The bridal party cried as the pair exchanged I-do’s, in fact, we don’t think there was a dry eye to be found. Large floor to ceiling windows allowed guests to watch the snowfall outside, but the brick interior kept the vibe cozy and warm.
All smiles and butterflies, the pair headed into the snow for some portraits that can only be described as stunning. Underneath glowing chandeliers, the couple kissed and embraced as snow swirled around them- to Jordan and Max it seemed as if they were the only two people on earth.
The Wedding Team
From the photographer, Larsen Photo Co.: Diana and Will came all the way from Pennsylvania to Colorado for their engagement session at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. We left Boulder at 4am and by the time we reached Bear Lake Trailhead, the first sunrise colors were starting to peak up over the plains, and we set a quick pace up the trail to Dream Lake. Unfortunately, the clouds came in and covered up most of the sunrise that morning, but we were having such a good time getting photos and exploring different parts of the lakeshore that we didn’t mind one bit. We drove back down to the Moraine Park area for our final shots of the day, and as we parked a huge moose came walking right past us. We were hoping he’d photobomb Diana and Will for at least one shot, but it’s probably better that he headed in the opposite direction from us.
Kayla & Adam | September 9th | West Virginia
From the bride: We love the outdoors and knew we wanted an intimate ceremony with breathtaking views. The New River Gorge has always been a special place for Adam and I. Every beach trip we would stop and take in one of West Virginia’s most famous bridges with our family. Why not get married there.
My dress was a beautiful tulle ivory color with rose gold and sage embellishments. The bridesmaid dresses were a very elegant long style and the color was ice pink! I loved their dresses!
Our “first look” was the most anticipated moment of our day by far! Seeing Adam’s face light up watching me walk to him was an incredible and special moment I will remember for the rest of my life.
We can honestly say that we enjoyed every single part of our day. The ceremony, reception, and after party were all absolutely perfect. We got married at noon and did not end the party until 9 PM.
Take it one day at a time! Do not rush! This will be an event that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Take it all in and cherish all these special moments. Marriage is beautiful and tough but you’ll always have each other!
The Wedding Team
From the photographer, Stella Kelsie Photography: There’s just somethin’ ’bout a cowboy. We wanted a western themed couple, but not the typical modern western bride and groom we see so often here in Montana. Instead, we drew inspiration from the past, with a groom that looked like he was straight out of an old west movie, a horse, and a ghost town that once was home to real life vigilantes. Our bride had enough of a modern touch to appeal to today’s brides, but not lacking in old west glam. Her bouquet was a reflection of the sunset, that one that every good cowboy rides into at the end of the day.
Our handsome cowboy stole his beautiful bride’s heart, and we all enjoyed the evening’s spectacular sunset over the sagebrush of the wild west.
The Style Team
Photographer: Stella Kelsie Photography | Event Planner: Events by Autumn | Floral Designer: Earth Within | Dress Store: Velvet Bride | Makeup Artist: Shear Art Salon | Groom’s Attire: Jones Leather and Livestock | Location: Bannack Ghost Town
From Jaclyn Watson Events: In the midst of winter in Vermont, and with Kirsty Mitchell’s Daughter of Narnia in mind, a storybook design came together. The White Queen bride amongst the snowy birch in her stunning caped Alexandra Grecco gown. The grandiose feasts featured in A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin created this image of an over-the-top feast for a Queen and her King. The warmer temperatures allowed for glimpses of the soft browns and muted golds hiding beneath the white blanket of snow. The unexpected colors played off the tones hidden in our centerpieces, beautifully created by Apotheca Flowers, and the pops of color from the extravagant feast laid out by Let’s Pretend Catering. Our clean and crisp, woodsy cake was a perfect touch to this come to life adventure. Be Our Guest included unique china pieces that embodied the story while Ferro Jewelers included beautiful vintage estate pieces that matched the era.
The Style Team
Photographer: J. Harper Photography | Event Planner & Designer: Jaclyn Watson Events | Floral Designer: Apotheca Flower Shoppe | Linens: Be Our Guest Linen & Party Equipment Rental | Caterer: Let’s Pretend Catering | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven from Everthine Bridal Boutique | Venue: Trapp Family Lodge | Cake Designer: Cakes By Ashia | Jewelry: Ferro Jewlery | Video: todd stoilov Video
From the Magazine: Anne & Derek
Derek and I both live and work a considerable distance from many of our friends and family and extended relatives. We were concerned with “playing favorites” and decided to go with a neutral location that was secluded enough to be considered a real vacation. Telluride was the perfect mix of an exciting adventure and relaxing destination vacation in a place that is truly a piece of heaven on earth…
The Wedding Team
Event Planner: by Sutton
Flowers: 3 Leaf Floral
Ceremony Site: San Sophia Overlook
Reception Site & Caterer: The Peaks Resort and Spa
Cake: The Golden Crumb
Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias Barcelona
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Hair & Makeup: Leilani Drum Makeup Artistry