From the bride, Melissa: From the start of our venue search I envisioned having a chairlift wedding, complete with a mountaintop ceremony. We looked at a various venues and finally checked out Granby. It was just a perfect mix of everything we had dreamed of for our wedding and on top of that the chairlift ride and ceremony location were just beautiful. We also knew all of our family would be coming from out of state and we wanted to show them everything we loved about Colorado and the mountains in one location.
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I made the table numbers myself and each number has a picture of Mitchell and me at that particular age.  I placed them on Aspen branch pieces I purchased from Etsy.

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Photographer: Elevate Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: Granby Ranch Resort  //  Day of Coordinator: Rami Carter, Pick Me! Weddings  //  Florist & Decor: Ivy Floral Lane  //  Rentals: Chairished Vintage  and Saddle Shoe Signs  //  Wedding Cakes: The Dessert Stand  //  DJ/Band: Encore Events & Entertainment  // Bridesmaids Dresses: Wtoo & Watters from Weddingtonway  //  Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse  //  Getting Ready PJs: Plum Pretty Sugar

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From the photographer, Emily RC Photography:
This wedding was absolutely spectacular. Besides being absolutely smitten with one another and their sweet son, Koen, Jess and Justin had a definite plan – a beautiful mountaintop plan. Jess was both masterfully organized and brimming with creative ideas. Justin was laid back and ready to celebrate their love and little family. The wedding day turned out to be just as bright and beautiful as they had hoped after some morning showers – not atypical weather in the Rockies, but nerve-racking still. Granby Ranch was the perfect venue. Guests rode up chair lifts at the resort and arrived at the ceremony site, a breathtaking vista with a wide view of the mountains. The hot sunshine was so bright that the sky was almost teal. The small breeze kept the aspens rustling throughout the afternoon. The reception held oodles of do-it-yourself decorations, scores of laughing friends, a live band and glitter galore. There was hardly a moment where the dance floor wasn’t full. It was truly a photographers dream, but, more than that, it was their dream, a vivid and joyful party to mark the start of their new phase of life. Held in a place – the mountains – that is dear to their hearts and with the people that matter the most.

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From the bride:
I have a history working in the wedding industry, so my ideas were all planned out well in advance. I was definitely a Pinterest bride! I knew exactly what I wanted and did my best to have everything done in advance to make sure the final weeks before the wedding weren’t stressful. A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding

My favorite – and least favorite – DIY project was our table numbers! My father-in-law is very skilled with woodworking and was gracious enough to create each of the 13 numbers. My job was glittering them. It took FOREVER and glitter was EVERYWHERE, but the end result was so worth it! A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop Wedding A Colorado Mountaintop WeddingJessica & Justin’s
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Photographer:  Emily RC Photography  //  Event Planner: Extraordinary Blooms and Event Planning  //  Venue: Granby Ranch  //  Cinema and Video: Stoneflower Productions 

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