From the bride, Tara: For Levi and I, the mountains are a huge part of who we are. The Colorado Rockies are alluring, beautiful, a wonderful background for any wedding…and don’t expect to ever leave if you come!
We chose The Flying Dog Ranch because it reminded me of a lot of gardens back in New England where I grew up while still including the pastoral and mountain views of the Rockies. It was a great blend of both of us. It had been pouring rain all day and let up for about 15 minutes, just enough time to say our vows. Our families were able to watch from the banks of the garden and then sneak back to the barn to stay out of the rain.We had a very quick, contemporary ceremony with vows that encompassed our relationship and our values as a couple. We had our guests sign an Ansel Adams book of photographs and now have it on our coffee table.We made our escort cards with antique newspaper bags.I painted the table numbers on chalkboards with crackle paint. Our centerpieces were pitchers filled with dahlias, sunflowers, gerbera daisies, delphinium and local grasses.Our cake (carrot) was decorated like an aspen tree adorned with fresh flowers and a bird’s nest topper. Our favors were flavored honey sticks with vintage tags saying “pour vous”.
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