An Autumn Wedding in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

From the bride, Tori:
We wanted to have our wedding in Colorado to really be able to show our family and friends why we moved to such a gorgeous state. I also wanted to get married outside in autumn because of the vibrant tree colors.

We were married on the lawn with a view of the Collegiate mountain peaks.

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Instead of a sign-in guest book, we took three of our favorite Chicago sports teams jerseys to have people sign.  We have them framed and hanging in our house. 


I am an avid handwritten card lover, so at each table we had people write us letters that corresponded to the table they were sitting at. “Write a note to Tony and Tori to open on their 8th wedding anniversary”.


Our reception ended up being 7 hours long, so we got to celebrate with everyone!


My advice: It is your wedding and it should represent the two of you, do not get lost in the planning or in family/friend expectations. Also, ALWAYS number the back of the invitation return cards because there will definitely be people who do not return them and who forget to write their names on them!



Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. All our guests stayed in cabins on the property. It was a three day party for everyone. The food was fantastic and locally grown.

Photographer: Trystan Photography.   I like Trig’s style because it reminded me of a photojournalist. I wanted the wedding pictures to tell a story and capture us. He was easy to talk to and he understood what I was looking for. He’s a really amazing guy and photographer.  

Wedding Gown Designer: Mikaella from Bea’s Bridal NookThey were wonderful. I felt like they made sure that I had the whole store to myself every time I came in since it is an intimate event and very awkward at times!

Invitations: The Watermark. The owner is very helpful and sweet.

Florist: Sweet Pea Flowers // Hair & Makeup: Salon Rua  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse //  Favors: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory  //  Transportation: Ramblin Express  // Musician: Tipton Stick  // DJ: Progressive Sound Entertainment


A Colorful Wedding in Snowmass, Colorado

We are seriously crushing on this amazing wedding from Frances Photography at the beautiful Viceroy Snowmass.  From the ceremony to the reception, LMD Productions weaved a rich color palette of tangerine, fuchsia, red, gold and purple into every decor element while The Perfect Petal added vibrant florals that tied the luxurious design together. The talented team at Table 6 Productions created a magical day for this lovely couple.
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Venue: Viceroy Snowmass  //  Photographer: Frances Photography  //  Event Planner: Table 6 Productions  //  Event Designer: LMD Productions  //  Floral Designer: The Perfect Petal


Rustic Elegance in Tahoe

Maria & Ryan | October 20th | Lake Tahoe

From the bride, Maria:
There is something very special about a mountain destination wedding. Being outside in God’s nature and celebrating your love for one another creates a moment that you and your guests will forever remember. Ryan and I are high school sweethearts and had been dating for twelve years, so when it came to planning our wedding, we both knew we wanted to throw a great party that celebrated our love to one another throughout the years. Neither one of us likes being the center of attention, so we knew we wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding. With 75 guests in attendance, everyone was able to comfortably visit with one another while enjoying the beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Purchasing a Pronovias dress was a dream come true. I have always admired their dresses and picked mine out without even knowing the designer. It was meant to be.

Our ceremony was held under a grove of pine trees at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. A beautiful birch arbor covered with vibrant flowers stood at the end of the aisle which was also covered with brightly covered rose petals. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall day. In fact, we were so lucky because no more than 48 hours later there was two feet of snow in the same location. Memorable Moment: Walking down the aisle with my father and looking at my husband for the first time.Even though Ryan and I had been together for twelve years it was important that we said those vows to one another in front of the people we love. It was a very special moment. We wanted our wedding to reflect the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Working with our florist, we incorporated lots of natural elements including birch covered vases, native manzanita trees as centerpieces and lots of gourds.  The tables were decorated with birch vases, candles, gourds and manzanita trees, which our native to the area. It had a really classy, rustic feel.

My advice: Enjoy every minute of being engaged! It is truly a special and joyous time in your lives. Don’t stress the small things…something will inevitably go wrong, but the MOST important thing to remember is that at the end of the night you will be married, and that’s when the happily ever after starts. I also recommend giving yourself plenty of time to plan. We had almost a year to plan everything and it helped ease a lot of stress. Make sure to prioritize and don’t skimp on the details that are most important to you!

Photographer: Jessi LeMay Photography. Getting a good photographer is one of the best investments when planning a wedding. Jessi knew what our vision was and she did a great job.

Venue & Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ceremony and reception site. Their customer service and professionalism was top notch. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. Their on-site planner, Blanche Tabe, was the best. Professional, classy and a true joy to work with. Blache was always there to answer any questions and help me with last minute details.

Florist: Hattie Reed of Art in Bloom. Hattie is amazing. She knew what my vision was after meeting for only a few minutes. Opt for a floral designer instead of a cookie cutter florist. You may pay a little more but you will end up with a much more superior result.

Dress Store:  Swoon Bridal Salon. Swoon is hands down the best bridal salon around. Michelle is amazing and has the best inventory. It was important for me to support local Reno businesses.

DJ:  North Shore Entertainment

Honeymoon Location: North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

From the Magazine: Lakeside Love in Tahoe

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From the Magazine: Lakeside Love!
With a mountain backdrop, sparkling blue water, a sandy beach and a bright color palette, this Lake Tahoe wedding has it all!   Read all about this destination wedding in the Premiere Issue!

Photography by Heidi Huber Photography

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From the Magazine: Lakeside Love in Tahoe

With a mountain backdrop, sparkling blue water, a sandy beach and a bright color palette, this Lake Tahoe wedding has it all!

You can view all the loveliness from Heidi Huber Photography in the Premiere Issue.


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Color Inspiration: Hot Pastels

Today’s board was inspired by a unique wedding after-party. The theme, Alice in Wonderland.  The color palette, a rainbow of shades from pink, to red, to green, orange and yellow. The food, sugary sweet candy and colorful cocktails. 


Images by Aaron Delesie Photographer

Color Inspiration: Precious Pomegranate

If you love color, this board is sure to please. It’s bright, it’s bold and it’s lively.  A rainbow of shades from red to orange to yellow combine to create the perfect palette for a warm summer wedding.

Images from left to right:   1. Kyla Jackson Photography 2. Ben Eng Photography 3. Alpine Wedding Photography 4. Carol Cardwell Photography 5. Kyla Jackson Photography 6. IN Photography 7. Alpine Wedding Photography 8. Cedar House Photography 9. IlluminArts Photography

Color Board: Golden Amber

This beautiful color palette was inspired by Autumn in Colorado. The classic shades of fall – orange, yellow and red combine with forest green, gold and brown to create a rich palette that mimics mother nature.  Add in a mountaintop ceremony and a rustic venue and you’ll have the quintessential Fall mountain wedding.

Images by IN Photography