From the bride, Erica: I would have to say that Crooked Willow Farms was my inspiration. The rustic barns and grounds are used to breed and train beautiful jumper horses. I just really loved the mix of country with graceful elegance. The beautiful red barns with fresh flowers beds pretty much encompassed all that we wanted, simple with splashes of color. Although we felt like we didn’t add too many small touches, a lot of guests stated that our wedding was very much “us”.Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding Colorado - Luxe Mountain Weddings

I folded 800 paper cranes to create the ceremony backdrop. 

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For our escort cards, I used a paper crane with an origami envelope below that contained each guest’s table number.

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Photographer & Photo Booth: Brinton Studios  // Event Planner & Floral Design: Kara Delay, Love this Day Events  //  Venue: Crooked Willow Farms  //  Caterer: Catering by Design  //  DJ: Chris Cockroft, Tip Top Music

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From the event planner, Classic Creations:
Ralph and Sara love the outdoors, horses, and have a great modern style. We made sure we brought a bit of all of that to their elegant, rustic mountain wedding.

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Sara and Ralph work for the Five Guys franchise, we played some of the theme off of that with our “One Guy + One Gal” theme and signature drink.

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One of our fave details was the custom bar with a photo of the couples horses.  Sara said that it was one of the only times the horses ever ran together, luckily the photographer captured it during their engagement photo session.

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We took the big ballroom and divided it up in to a lounge and bar section, a dinner and dancing section, and a wow this is the focal point of the room cake section!  We placed a sheer curtain at the back of the room with trees and tons of candles behind it to add to that outdoor romantic feeling, pulling back the curtain to reveal the absolutely stunning cake! I loved hearing the ooohs and ahhs as the guests walked in!

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Elegant Destination Wedding at The Ritz Calrton, Beaver Creek ColoradoThe cake was just stunning, and believe it or not ….fake! With the exception of one small round at the back for Sara and Ralph to cut. 

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The cake design matched Sara’s gown.

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Of course our “One Guy + One Gal” had to pay homage to Five Guys for bringing them together. A macaroon hamburger ice cream sandwich and churros fries in paper cones were served as a late night snack.

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THE VENDOR TEAM

Decor & Rentals: Pink Monkey Solutions  //  Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography  //  Event Planner: Classic Creations Wedding Planners & Designers  // Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch  //  Cake: Intricate Icings  //  Flowers: The Flower House

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