Jenne Anne & Robert  /  October 1st  /  Durango, Colorado

From the bride:  It was important to us that the wedding reflected our adventurous laid back spirits. We tried to implement our favorite things and places in Durango as well as: the outdoors, our pups, local beer, and good food.  The day before the wedding we incorporated the hot springs, mountain biking, a SKA brew tour, and dinner at Steamworks. On Sunday, we had everyone join us for breakfast and bacon bloody mary’s. After, we rode crusier bikes along the river trail.

Our ceremony was located in one of our favorite meadows in the mountains. The fall colors were at their peak and most of the leaves fell from the aspens the next day. My husband crafted our incredible arbor and built it earlier that afternoon. We had a short intimate ceremony with our closest friends and family. Our pups (kids) were right beside us wearing floral collars so they didn’t feel left out. We chose to have our unity ceremony with two copper custom engraved mugs and a matte grey growler filled with our favorite craft beer.

Our reception was short and sweet. We ate and did our first dance, which was pretty magical, then we headed downtown. We were out on the town the whole evening in our wedding attire. I laughed and giggled the entire night!

 

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The Wedding Team

Photographer: Salt & Pine  |  Event & Floral Designer: Lilia Floral Design |  Flowers: Linnaea Farm Design and Passion Flower Farm  |  Reception Site & Caterer: James Ranch  |  Linens & Rentals: Heirlooms  |  Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell |  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

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Brad proposed to Jennifer in the mountains of Colorado.  The two immediately went to Vail, a town very special to them, to celebrate the grand occasion.  When it came time to pick the location for their wedding, they could think of no better place to gather all of their friends and family than Vail, Colorado. They wanted a special place to celebrate with their loved ones that was accessible, but far enough to allow for a full weekend getaway. They chose a beautiful October weekend for their nuptials and celebration.

The Wedding Team

Photographer: True North Photography  |  Event Planner: I Do  |  Floral Designer: Petals & Pours  |  Invitation Designer: Four 13 Designs  |   Handmade Goods Designer: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy  |  Band: RoeHouse Entertainment  |  Reception: Sonnenalp Hotel  |  Ceremony: Vail Interfaith Chapel  |  Dress Designer: Ines di Santo  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: JLM Couture  |  Men’s Attire: Generation Tux

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From the bride, Monica: Our wedding was more on the nontraditional side. My wedding dress was black, which is what I had always wanted. I love the fall and the mountains so I wanted our wedding to have both. We also wanted our family to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

The Bouquets

My parents are antique dealers, so my mom found brooches at estate sales and my dad made them all into bouquets.

The Ring

My ring is a black diamond set in a halo of white diamonds, just perfect!

The Ceremony

We tied the knot in Estes Park surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the fall colors.

Advice

Don’t let anyone influence your decisions with planning. Plan your day how you want it!

The Reception

The dancing was so much fun. It was important to us that our wedding had a laid back feel so that our guests could enjoy themselves and it felt like we really captured that.

THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: Erika Overholt Photography | Cake: The Dessert Stand | Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Marys Lake Lodge | DJ: The Music Man DJ Service | Wedding Gown Designer: Venus Bridal  | Wedding Rings: Jay Feder Jewelers | Hair & Makeup: Hair by Gabrielle |  Flowers: Ironwood Floral and Greenhouse | Honeymoon Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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From the style team: We wanted to show off what a mountain hip, yet romantic glam wedding could look like at Piney River Ranch.  We went with deep purples, greenery and creams for the perfect fall wedding. Every magical moment was captured by Kristopher Lindsay Photography. Haley Hyman with Platinum Weddings & Events designed and conducted the whole shoot. Petal & Bean created all of the beautiful florals while Laney + Joel Hall with Platypus Papers designed all of the stationery. What really brought the overall look together were the rentals, provided by Alpine Party Rentals. The bride + groom, Mary + Trask, are an actual couple tying the knot this year! Their dog, Sadie decided to join the shoot and the pictures were just beautiful!  The beautiful gown and tux were provided by Dora Grace Bridal.  Tessa Capaldi with Megan Cary Artistry did the hair and makeup.  The collaboration of these professionals was so incredible. Seeing this look come to life was indescribable!

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The muted tones of fall played center stage in this pretty creekside elopement in Idaho.

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THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  Brie Thomason Photography  //  Event Designer: Ira + Lucy  //  Floral Designer: Just So. Event Floral  //  Bakery: Flour Child Boise  //  Calligrapher: Inkling Calligraphy  //  Tuxedo and Mens Attire: LaNeige Bridal Boutique  //  Makeup Artist: Makeup by Ashlynn Cseh  //  Hair Stylist: Megan Caudell Beauty  //  Linens and Coverings: Nettle Textiles

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Glacier National Park set the stage for this romantic engagement shoot.  What better way to enjoy the beauty of fall than on a motorcycle as the leaves of autumn rain down from the trees creating a road lined with gold. Stop for a picnic, snap a few photos and continue your romantic journey through the forest. Sounds like the perfect recipe for an unforgettable engagement session.

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CREDITS:  Photographer:  Kelly Kirksey Photography  //  Event Planner: Amy Deering Events  //  Location: Glacier National Park  //  Makeup Artist: La Vita è Bella 

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From the bride, Jenna: For our wedding, we wanted the feel of the mountains with a touch of formality. Anthony and I spend almost every weekend up in Vail from November-April skiing, so the mountains have been a huge part of our relationship.

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Anthony put a TON of work into the tandem bike that was at our wedding. It was originally his uncle’s bike….it has a 1950’s French motor on it and Anthony took it over, completely restored it. He painted it our wedding colors, put on new seats, handlebars, basket, etc. Bikes were a big focal point of our wedding. We had it standing outside of our ceremony.

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We bought 75 pashminas for the guests in case the weather was chilly. We tied a cute burlap ribbon around them, put them in a wooden cart, and wrote “to have and to hold in case you get cold” on a chalkboard.

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Reading our vows to one another was amazing!

An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver CreekOur seating chart was a map of Vail. Each table was named after our favorite runs on the mountain.

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Each table setting had a bicycle bottle opener that said, “Let the adventure begin.”

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RECEPTION DECOR
We wanted to go with an “eclectic” look…alternating between tall vs short; boxy vs round on each of the tables as far as the flowers and candles went. We didn’t want any of the table centerpieces to be the same and super matchy matchy. We set a romantic mood with dimmed lights and real candles, which was gorgeous.

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The floral “swings” above the tables were breathtaking!

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We had a Cuban cigar roller that hand rolled cigars for our guests. Our guest book was an old door we had people sign. We have since hung the door up in our new house and will have our favorite wedding photo blown up and put in the center.

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The reception was SO. Much. Fun!!!! We had a live band, and they were absolutely incredible. The dance floor was packed the entire night!

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We had an ice cream bar with milkshakes, so yummy!

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Our late night snacks were sliders & truffle fries….such a big hit! An Autumn Mountain Wedding in Beaver Creek

LOOKING BACK, I wish I would have spent the week leading up to the wedding really soaking it all in. I was so busy running errands and finalizing last minute details that I was a little stressed when people starting coming into town.

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ADVICE: ENJOY THE PROCESS! It will be stressful at times, but soak it all in because it only happens once! Have date nights with your fiancé and really work together to make it the most amazing event!

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THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer:  Elevate Photography // Event Planner: Banks and Leaf  //  Event Design: Amora Group //  Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers // Venue, Lodging & Caterer: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek // Band: Raising Cain // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Videographer: DaCosta Films // Wedding Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau – “Sailor” from Anna Bé // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Men’s Wear: Suit Supply, Cherry Creek // Hair & Makeup: Megan Cary Artistry

Honeymoon Location: Thailand for 15 days! (amazing!)

 


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From the bride, Carey: Paul and I really wanted our wedding day to be about us and our love for each other. We’re both very introverted and planning a wedding ourselves was very stressful at times. We wanted to share our big day with family and friends because they mean so much to us, but we had to keep reminding ourselves throughout the whole process that it wasn’t about them and it wasn’t about making anyone else happy but us.
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WHY OURAY, COLORADO
Ouray was a special spot for both of us separately before we even started dating – I liked the hot springs and Paul loves to ice climb. I said Ouray was one of my favorite spots in my Match.com profile and he totally picked up on that. It was one of our bonding moments. Since being together we have traveled to Ouray regularly and have decided we really want to move there someday. We are currently in the process of trying to figure out how to make that work, sooner rather than later. We almost instantly agreed that it’s where we should get married. It’s such a gorgeous little mountain town and we really wanted to share it with our family and friends.

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THE FIRST LOOK
The first look was so special and important for us. It allowed us to take a breath, recenter and refocus on each other, and have a really profound and beautiful moment just the two of us, before heading into the blissful revelry of the wedding.

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Driving away together as man and wife – best 25 minutes on the road ever!

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MY ADVICE
Have fun and make it about YOU and nobody else. Don’t stress the small stuff, but do as much as you can upfront so you don’t have to run around like crazy people on the days leading up to the wedding.

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RECOMMENDED WEDDING VENDORS: Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography  //  Floral Designer: Dahlia Floral  //  Hair Stylist: Salon Envy  //  Venue: Secret Garden

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