Madelyn & Chad  |  November 4th  |  Knoxville, TN

 

From the bride: When we set out to plan our wedding, Chad and I wanted each decision to be intentional and honest about who we are. This day is so special and every aspect is a reflection of our lives and the people we love. My best friend and maid of honor designed our invitation suite and read a piece by my favorite poet during the ceremony. My dream dress was a custom collaboration with my dear friend, mentor, and talented designer Kate McDonald. Our photographs were taken by the couple who introduced us, who also hosted our wedding at their beautiful home. Our flowers and decor were curated by the kind and so creative Allie King, with Sassafras Flowers.

The day of our wedding was an absolute dream. It was a warm and sunny 60+ degrees with the most amazing orange and purple sunset. As we were saying our vows, the sun dipped over the mountains and the sky began turning the most gorgeous pastel colors. We are so thankful to our family, friends, and everyone who was a part of the best day of our lives. We are so grateful to be surrounded by so much love and support and will never forget this day.

 

 

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THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: JoPhoto  //  Venue: Gallaher Bend  //  Floral Designer: Sassafrass Flowers   //  Beauty: Whitney Evans Beauty  // Caterer: Bradford Catered Events  //  Accommodations: Downtown 211  //  Dress Designer: Kate McDonald Bridal

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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 bride, Sarah: Jared and I are high school sweethearts and were together for 12 years before we got married, due to military life, we wanted to wait until he was done with training. We decided on a mountain wedding in North Carolina in the fall as all the leaves were changing.

I lost my mom in high school and everyone says I’m her spitting image so I knew it would be emotional when my dad saw me for the first time.

We held the ceremony outside in an open field with the Appalachian Mountains in the background.

Looking back, I really hated that we didn’t have enough time. Everyone tells you that the day goes by in the blink of and eye and it did!

The Weddding Team

Photographer: Tracy Shoopman Photography   |  Venue, Caterer & Flowers: McGuire’s Millrace Farm

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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