From the bride, Elisa: Having been born and raised in Colorado, I knew I wanted to make our wedding truly authentic with all the things that I love about my home state. Since John and I have so many wonderful memories in Vail, it was an easy decision to make when choosing our wedding destination. Our wedding planning started with a few themes: simple, rustic and elegant with a vintage flare. We started with a few details and it grew from there.Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

 The flowers at the ceremony and reception stayed true to our theme. I envisioned a natural wild flower look,but still elegant. Lizzy from Soul Flower Floral Designs made that vision come to life. I was absolutely obsessed with my bouquet, my bridesmaids’ bouquets, and the beautiful arrangements used throughout the reception.

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 John and I decided to do a first look at the top of Vail Mountain which was so incredibly special. It was nice to have a moment alone with each other before the ceremony overlooking the Rocky Mountain Range. The view truly took our breath away and the moment was perfect. Chris McLaughlin did an incredible job making us comfortable and the photos he took throughout the day truly captured the joy that we felt.

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 One personalized moment that I will always remember was having John’s brother play the guitar, while my dear friend sang ”When the Right One Comes Along” during the ceremony. We were so overwhelmed with love in that moment and it will stand out in my mind as the most complete I have ever felt.

Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado Another special moment was when John and I took pictures with our wedding party under the iconic Covered Bridge in Vail Village. There was a food and wine festival happening that weekend making the bridge a very busy intersection. To have complete strangers be so accommodating while those photos were being taken was also very special. Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Continuing with our authentic Colorado theme, we used vintage skis as our guestbook and gave guests wild flower seeds to “spread the love.” We provided personalized mason jars to drink our “I Do” beer from Gore Range Brewery. We also had fun games for the guests to play that tied in with our rustic theme such as the corn hole and pinball.

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Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

Jessica from A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals and her team went above and beyond to ensure the reception encompassed all the elements of our theme.  Each aspect of the décor was truly perfect, from the whiskey barrel dessert table, to the beautiful lounge area, and the use of wooden crates to display pictures from our parents wedding. Rustic Mountain Glam Wedding in Vail, Colorado

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Elise’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Chris McLaughlin Photography  // Planner and Event Designer: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals  // Ceremony Venue: The Vail Interfaith Chapel  // Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion //  Florist: Soul Flower Floral Designs  //  Caterer: Gourmet Cowboy  //  Chair and Linen Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals  // Cocktail Hour & Reception Music: Tent Show Kings  // Bistro Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions  // Cake: Mountain Flour  //  Hair & Makeup: Blush and Brush Group  //  Stationary (invites,menus,escort cards, programs): Fleur De Lis  /  Transportation: Turtle Bus Bar

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From the bride, Lindsey: Growing up, every year my family would take a ski trip to Colorado. I fell in love with Colorado and the mountains at an early age. Adel and I spent several vacations in Estes Park and made lasting memories that forever impacted our relationship. It was only natural that we would chose to get married in the town we loved and shared such strong memories.

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I never was a big fan of uniform Bridesmaid dresses. I gave my bridesmaids a color palette (blush/taupe/metallic) and encouraged them to choose dresses that fit their personalities. There is nothing worse than having to buy and wear a dress you do not love. I wanted each bridesmaids to look and feel her best.

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Each bridesmaid was given a fur collar to pair with their dress to wear on the big day- It ended up looking amazing!Rustic Glam Wedding in Colorado

We couldn’t have gotten married without our dog, Micky being a part of the day! Rustic Glam Wedding in Colorado

I wore a Nicole Miller gown from Nordstrom.

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We placed a big focus on neutrals colors and flowers with pine cone and greenery elements.  Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in ColoradoWe incorporated Native American elements into the ceremony, many of which my husband picked out himself.

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Looking back, I never imagined I would be so stress free and relaxed the day of my wedding. I enjoyed taking in every moment of the big day! Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

Vintage Rustic Glam wedding in Colorado

We had a blast creating custom wedding gift bags for our guests!

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 For the centerpieces, we incorporated pieces of my personal milk glass collection. I have collected hundreds of pieces over the years that I am a little obsessed with.

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My advice: Hire a wedding planner! Having a great wedding planner allows you to be able to relax and enjoy your big day. You shouldn’t have to worry about anything except getting married and having an amazing time!

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Lindsey & Adel’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch. This is by far the most unique, upscale resort and venue in Winter Park. Service, people, and venue are 5 star and absolutely top notch. We were treated like royalty the entire week. I would highly recommend getting married at Devils Thumb Ranch!

Photographer: Brinton Studios. CR and Tiff are a gorgeous, fun, professional husband and wife photography team. I highly, highly recommend them! Their photos speak volumes about their work, but this couple is so much more than just Amazing photography. They made the entire process so easy and comfortable for us.

Event Design & Planning, Flowers: Kara Delay, Love This Day Events. I don’t think I can say it enough- Kara Delay is Amazing!! She did such a fantastic job and was an absolute joy to work with. Not only was she fantastic as a wedding planner, but this girl has such a fun personality and is so much fun to be around that you instantly want to be best friends with her. Her passion for everything wedding is so contagious- it has even caused me to rethink my career and what I want in life. She is an inspiration and a perfect example of “Do what you love, and love what you do.”

 

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