From the bride, Meghan: We knew we wanted to be married in the mountains of Colorado.  When we were trying to decide where in the mountains to get married, we thought about how much we loved the dinner we had the previous winter at Beano’s Cabin. We wanted to recreate one of our best dining experiences for our family and friends so, we chose Beano’s as our wedding venue. It was perfect!

A Beaver Creek Mountain Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Wildflowers were the only thing of color that I really wanted people to remember. I didn’t want people to leave and say, “Oh, that was a nice pink wedding.”  I made a point to use natural materials and mostly neutral colors for everything, but the flowers.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade DetailsI handmade hangers for my bridesmaids so they would be surprised to see their dresses.  A special day, a special dress, a special hanger!

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

My bridesmaids ended up wearing blush, lavender, and porcelain blue. I let them choose their own dresses and those were the colors they desired. After the girls chose their dress colors, I decided to accent the groomsmen with coordinating colors.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade DetailsI gifted my nice with her first pearl necklace. She wore this during the ceremony and will get lots of use out of it dressing up in the future. I also had a handkerchief made for her with a sentimental message to mark the memory of her being my flower girl.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I made individual tissues in a bag stamped “Happy Tears” to place used tissues in during the ceremony. I also created a crossword puzzle with details of our relationship. I printed this on the back of the ceremony program for people to have something to do before the ceremony started.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I think my favorite memory was when I reached the aisle with my dad and I looked at James for the first time. When I saw him I just collapsed in a wave of emotion. What a powerful thing to be standing at the end of an aisle, looking at the man who has asked you to be his wife.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I made the table numbers out of wine bottles. I used photos from our many travels to customize the bottles and provided a story detailing why that location is important to us.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

I had conversation cards on every table. This was special to us because we used these conversation cards on our second date and we also answer one card every morning over breakfast. We also thought it would help get the conversation going among the dinner tables.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

At the end of the night, everyone took an assortment of blank greeting cards home with them. My mother made the 300 cards using her own artwork.

Beaver Creek Wedding Filled with Handmade Details

Meghan’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: IN Photography  //  Venue: Beano’s Cabin   //  Day of Coordinator: Love This Day Events  //  Florist: Bouquets Denver  //  Cake: Mountain Flour  //  Bride’s Gown: Katy May from a & be bridal  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor

Honeymoon Location: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. This was a surprise destination for me. My husband planned the whole thing and simply told me to pack for warm weather. What a great surprise!

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From bride, Claire:

My overall vision was to have a comfy, vintage, homey feel with touches of soft elegance and beauty. We kept the decor colors pretty neutral in ivories, muted golds, and silvers, with antique detailed frames for family wedding photos, and gorgeous chandeliers hanging by burlap from the barn banisters. A couple of my favorite touches were having a hot chocolate bar for the guests before the ceremony, a theme of buffets for people to choose their own favorites (for cocktail/hors devours hour, dinner, and dessert), as well as a comfy sitting/lounge area of leather sofas and chairs around the barn fireplace.  Overall, the entire experience was such a fun and enjoyable one. Although the day was a bit chilly, the entirety of it all was absolutely perfect, and we have all of our incredible vendors, family, and friends to thank for that.

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Photographer:  Sarah Hays Photography  //  Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch  //  Flowers, Decor, and Day-of-Coordination: Love This Day Events  //  Wedding Gown: Allure Bridal  //  Hair: Kut Above Salon

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From the bride:

It snowed the weekend before our wedding, but somehow we ended up with sunny skies and 60 degrees!  Although the golden Aspen leaves had disappeared due to the snow, the mountains were absolutely beautiful.

My bouquet was filled with white, red, orange and yellow orchids.  The combination was absolutely beautiful!  The wedding party was in charcoal – guys with yellow billy ball boutonnieres and girls with yellow, orange and red bouquets.

Every dress that I tried on, I evaluated what it would look like with my cowboy boots.

My dad and I laughed and had a blast walking down the aisle.

We were married outside under a wooden alter.  The colors were fabulous. The ceremony was so heartfelt.  I didn’t have a tear available because a huge smile was plastered on my face.  I have just never been so happy.

Tom had the great idea to use an antique door from our dining room for the seating chart.  The glass was broken up into 12 sections.  We wrote our guests names in each section to match the floor plan.  We had table numbers and labeled the glass with the corresponding number

My mom collected worn children’s cowboy boots (one pair were hers from childhood) and made arrangements with sticks and Billy Balls.

The cake was amazing – clean and simple white with a ruffle down the side (matched my dress) and splashes of yellow, orange and red.

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Photographer: Two One Photography  //  Event Planner: Love This Day Events  //  Venue, Caterer, Lodging:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch  //  Wedding Gown:  anna be  //  Bridesmaid Dresses:  J.Crew  //  Cake: Teacup  //  Invitations/Programs: Papyrus  //  Hair & Makeup:  Katy Jo Bond, The Parlour Downtown  // DJ:  Elite DJ

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