Sarah & Shea  |  September 22nd  |  Aspen, Colorado

From the bride, Sarah:
We were married in Aspen because we met in Denver 2.5 years earlier and while we dated we spent many weekends in the Aspen Valley. We wanted our friends and family to experience the village and be able to run into each other around town while enjoying the beautiful fall colors.

jameephotography0101We wanted our wedding to be comfortable, fun and classic.  We wanted our laid back personalities to come through during the day and tried to concentrate on the little things that we really cared about.
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During the ceremony a bird flew off of a nearby tree and circled over our heads while the Pastor remembered our Grandparents who are no longer with us. 

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My advice: Don’t forget to look at your husband-to-be while you are walking down the aisle.  It is tempting to look at all the guests, but don’t, because looking at your man will calm your nerves and you’ll want to remember the look on his face. 

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We live in the East Bay of San Francisco and spend lots of time in Napa learning about wine.  We collected wine corks from the day we got engaged and then used them as table numbers for our guests. 

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We chose every song the band played (all fun and they even learned Georgia on My Mind and Chicken Fried for us). 

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After the wedding we took the Gondola down the mountain.  It was a detail that I hadn’t thought about before it happened.  It was just the two of us leaving the reception with our friends all cheering and then we got into the cab and it took off over the mountain.  We had 16 minutes all to ourselves.  As mentioned the weather was perfect and so the night sky was pitch black with a million stars and it was absolutely silent.  My new husband and I sat together awestruck from the day and soaking up the landscape. 

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Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamee Photography  // Ceremony Site: Aspen Mountain Wedding Deck  //  Reception Site & Caterer: Aspen Mountain Club  //  Event Planner: Jane Floyd & Associates  //  Band: Heartbeat by Starkey Productions //  Cake: D’Elissious  //   Florist: Harrington Smith  //  Guest Lodging: Aspen Square Hotel //  Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau from Anna Be

Kristen & Patrick | August 20th | Breckenridge, Colorado

From the bride:
We got married outside with all the beautiful natural scenery around us. The weather was perfect and wildflowers were everywhere. Prior to the ceremony, there was a hummingbird just sitting in the flowerbeds, and a fox that ran up the mountains. It was an amazing week leading up to the wedding… the day of the wedding was like a fairytale.  If we had to do it all over again, I would not change anything.

Prior to any wedding planning we sat down and asked ourselves what we wanted out of this wedding. The adjectives that we came up with: casual, different, festive feast, seasonal organic, natural and organic, elegant, high-energy, cozy, warmth, spicy, timeless, beautiful, bold. For us, these adjectives described Breckenridge. Plus, we both love the outdoors and we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding. Everything for the wedding was completed two weeks before the big day.  When we arrived in Breckenridge, all we had to do was the small final touches which made for an amazingly relaxing week.I wore my mothers wedding dress (which I did not have to alter, I just had to buy 5 inch shoes so it did not drag).

All the flowers in the wedding looked like you had picked them out of a field (that was one of my requests that I wanted them to look natural, organic and messy). The bridesmaid bouquets had brighter flowers than my bouquet, which looked awesome.

My mum and dad walked me down the aisle together. Everything just seemed to fit perfectly.  I was not nervous, but excited and ready to celebrate.

I changed into a really cute short dress for the reception.The floral centerpieces were all different types of blue and clear bottles we had collected.

I have to say that planning a destination wedding from Cleveland, Ohio was easier than I had imagined. I really had to trust people based on phone calls and emails, if I didn’t get a good vibe from the vendor I kept on looking until I did. I wanted to make sure that they wanted to be part of our wedding day and not do the job because it makes them money. 

RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamee Photography  //  Venue, Food & Lodging: Ten Mile Station   //  Florist: Delilah’s of Denver //  Ceremony Guitarist: Jeff Copeland  //  DJ: Great Time DJ //  Hair & Makeup: Hilary Treat, Bel Ami Salon  //  Transportation: Plan B Mountain Transportation  //  Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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From the Magazine: Rustic Chic on the Ranch

Pulled from the pages of the Premiere Issue, this Colorado ranch wedding featured rustic details and a bright and colorful color palette to complement the beauty of the surrounding mountains.  All the prettiness was captured by Jamee Photography.


 

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Morgan & Casey | July 30th | Vail, Colorado

From the bride:
We chose Vail because we both grew up skiing in Colorado and have always loved the way we felt when we were in the mountains. When we were first engaged we decided it would be perfect to get married in the mountains of Colorado.

Planning a wedding from Dallas, I relinquished a lot of the decision making to our vendors who I trusted would make it beautiful no matter what. So honestly, the whole look and feel of the wedding was some what of a surprise to me.

My favorite flowers are peonies. A few weeks before the wedding we found out that no florist from Dallas to Colorado could find peonies for our wedding day. We chose a different flower last minute, but this was the one thing that went “wrong” during our planning process. A few days before our wedding my mom and mother-in-law were walking around Vail and saw one bush full of beautiful white peonies! They went and knocked on the homeowners door and asked if there was any chance they could have a few for my bouquet. The homeowners were honored to be asked and graciously gave us as many as we wanted!  In the end, my bouquet was made of the freshly picked Vail peonies.

My favorite color is white so all of the flowers for the ceremony and reception were white with accent colors of gold. The only pop of color was the sapphire blue bridesmaids dresses. When you chose a place like Vail for your wedding, the beauty of the town is pretty much the focal point! Memorable Moment: Saying our vows. I have envisioned that moment sine I was a little girl and it was so surreal to be standing with all of our friends and family watching us, finally say those vows to one another. Casey actually tried to kiss me during the ceremony before we were pronounced as man and wife, so I had to dodge his attempt which led the crowd to burst out laughing.

The reception was filled with candles, white flowers, a wall of floating candles, freshly cut Aspen trees, ice sculptures, and dancing people!

Our wedding day turned out just how I imagined it. It wasn’t just the wedding day that made our wedding so special, it was the entire wedding weekend.I will say the entire day and night was such a blur that I am so thankful we had a videographer! We have not seen the footage yet but I look forward to reliving every moment!

RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamee Photography  //  Event Planner: Jane Floyd and Associates  //  Ceremony Site: Vail Interfaith Chapel  //  Reception Site, Caterer, Lodging: Sonnenalp Resort of Vail  //  Wedding Gown: Lela Rose  //  Men’s Wear: Mountain Tux  //  Décor: Pink Monkey Solutions  //  Florist: A Secret Garden  //  Cake: Sugar Breckenridge  //  Ceremony Musicians: Silver City Strings //  Reception Band: Moments Notice // Invitations/Programs: Paper Affair  //  Videographer: Creative Mountain Images

Honeymoon Location: Likuliku Lagoon in Fiji

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