A Rustic Vintage Wedding in Crested Butte

From the bride, Adrienne: We knew we wanted a destination wedding.  So, Crested Butte provided a unique destination for all our guests while still holding significant sentimental value.  We know this is a place we will continue to visit as our family grows.  It’s such a breathtaking area of the country with so many activities for guests.  Our friends and family did everything from horseback rides to hikes to white water rafting.

 

THE STYLE

Rustic Vintage was the term I kept throwing around.  I think at the beginning I knew I wanted a birdcage veil, and I believe this is where the vintage theme started for me.  It all built out from there.

 

 

I loved the DanniJo earrings I wore that evening – I LOVE jewelry, and these were new, but had the vintage style I was going for.

 

 

THE CEREMONY

Our ceremony was located on the deck of Uley’s Cabin at 10K elevation, what’s normally a warming hut on the ski slope in the winter.  We tried to take advantage of the uniqueness of the location by giving our guests the opportunity to ride the ski lift up to the wedding.  It actually started to rain right as the ceremony started, so I’m glad we invested in a few small tents (the day before).

 

 

 

We spent a while planning our ceremony – we wanted it to incorporate a lot of the traditional elements, but somewhat unexpected at the same time.  Our processional song was “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles, and a Pablo Neruda poem entitled “Perhaps not to be is to be without your being” was included as one of the readings.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

One of the most memorable moments was when our officiant referred to the “thunder” in our love as the sky rumbled above.  Everyone was so surprised at how calm I was with the rain, but I was determined to enjoy the day with my new husband and soak up every moment.

 

THE ESCORT CARDS

I was really happy with how we displayed our escort cards.  I knew I wanted tags attached to old skeleton keys (the kids at the wedding loved the keys, by the way). It took a while to figure out how we wanted to set up the display.  About a month before the wedding, my parents found an old door and some old vintage nails that we ended up using to hang the keys on.  And there ended up being a ‘2’ on the door, so I painted the front to say ‘The key 2 your table’ just to be clever!

 

THE FAVORS

Our favors were bottles of wine that my father made, and I used our engagement photos to design the labels.

THE TABLESCAPES

For the centerpieces, we spent the entire year leading up to the wedding searching for vintage glassware.  My mom, future Mother-in-Law, and I hit up every thrift store and antique mall we could find.  We combined the glassware with burlap tablecloths to bring in a casual side – no stuffiness at our party! At the same time, we rented some vintage chandeliers and candelabras to bring some elegance to the event.

 

 

ADVICE

I’d suggest, if you are doing a destination wedding in a small resort town and want to employ as much local talent as possible and make sure to book early!

 

 

THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: Alison White Photography  //  Venue: Uley’s Cabin at Crested Butte Mountain Resort  //  Event Planner: Crested Butte Weddings  //  Wedding Gown: Pronovias  //  Florist: Rocky Mountain Rose  //  Invitations: Printable Press  //  Transportation: Alpine Express  //  Hair Stylist: The Cut Above  //  Guest Lodging: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Honeymoon Location: Croatia and Montenegro

From the Magazine: Rustic Chic on the Ranch

Luxe Mountain Weddings Jackson Hole

 

From the Magazine: Rustic Chic on the Ranch

Pulled from the pages of the Premiere Issue, this Colorado ranch wedding featured rustic details and a bright and colorful color palette to complement the beauty of the surrounding mountains.  All the prettiness was captured by Jamee Photography.


 

View more images in the Gallery  |  Read their story in the Magazine

Love in the Outdoors

Lillian & Calder | August 6th | Hood River, Oregon

From the Photographer:  Emily Garrick, Emily G Photography
Lilly & Calder might just be one of my favorite couples on this big green earth.  They are kind, fun, smart, giving and head over heels in love and their wedding ended up being a perfect reflection of who they are. Lilly told me early on she wanted her event “to feel kind of like summer camp, but with a wedding”.   They pulled it off, and in the most elegant way possible. Every little detail of the wedding contained their outdoor loving energy, a sense of fun and a touch of elegance. 

 THE VENDORS
Photographer:  Emily G Photography  //  Venue:  Cooper Spur Mountain Resort  //  Gown:  Lena Medoyeff  // Bakery Sweet Things by Julie  //  Hair:  Salon Visio

From the Magazine: Married at Ten Mile Station

We pulled today’s gorgeous inspiration board from the pages of the Premiere Issue, have you ordered a copy yet?  This rustic and colorful mountain wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado was beautifully photographed by Jason + Gina Wedding Photographers. We absolutely adore the pink and lime color palette blended against the mountain backdrop!  View more images in the Gallery.
Luxe Mountain Weddings Magazine

Style Inspiration: Winter Bliss

Winter weddings in the mountains are oh so romantic!  This dreamy board gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling. Powder white with hints of  dark brown, light grey and forest green create a soft and natural palette.   Don’t you just want to go wrap yourself in fleece and snuggle by a fire?

 

Images by Aaron Delesie Photographer

Style Inspiration: Western Vintage

Today’s inspiration board is earthy soft and utterly romantic. The vintage touches have an elegant old west appeal.  Rustic browns and creamy white combine with light touches of pink and turquoise to create an ethereal wedding palette.

Images by Aaron Delesie Photographer