From the bride, Laura: It was a beautiful September day in the Roaring Fork Valley without a cloud in the sky and a comfortable 70 degrees. The garden at Flying Dog Ranch was perfectly manicured with an array of natural colors and flowers. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a breathtaking view of Mt. Sopris and the valley while they waited for the ceremony to begin.

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The wedding party walked into “Good Day Sunshine” by the Beatles and I walked in with “Her Comes the Sun” by the Beatles (pretty appropriate for the day). The ceremony was held around the pond and was only about 8 minutes long.

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We loved the views he view of the roaring fork valley!

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We had lawn games setup around the garden for everyone to enjoy including a game called “Kan Jam” which incorporated throwing a frisbee which is how we met, playing ultimate frisbee.  

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We did our own photo booth. I bought a polaroid camera, props, and let people go nuts in our DIY photo booth. Everyone loved it. The photos along with a mini tree photo holder were their party gifts.

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Looking back, I wish I would have made sure to take a photo with every guest.

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ADVICE: Don’t stress too much it will all work out in the end.

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The Wedding Team

Venue: Flying Dog Ranch. Lydia was calm and very professional, and she kept things smooth throughout the whole planning process and wedding day!


Photographer: Cat Mayer Studio  //  Caterer: European Caterers  //  Floral Design: Diz’s Daisys

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From the photographer, Chelsea Dawn Weddings: Family and guests drove and flew in from all parts of the country to hang out for several days at the Whispering Oaks Ranch to trap shoot, four-wheel, and have a good ol’ time celebrating together.  The day of the wedding, nearly the entire city lost power, and Elizabeth and her bridesmaids had to high tail it to the other side of Moab to have access to both water and electricity for getting ready.  The rest of the evening was filled with love, laughs, and booty-shaking.

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