From the bride, Samantha: We are from Miami, Florida and got married in Sun Valley, Idaho – where we got engaged! It was so great to have all of our closest friends and family in the mountains together – so far removed from our everyday lives – with tons of activities to do together.

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The whole day was really personalized to what Adam & I wanted. We’re very casual and laid back and we just wanted to party in a beautiful setting!

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The weather wasn’t working in our favor all weekend.  It didn’t rain all summer and of course, our wedding day was expecting rain. We had to order a tent for the ceremony last minute.

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We held the ceremony outside underneath a clear tent with the ski mountain as the backdrop. We are Jewish so we were married by a rabbi, with a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah.

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When the rabbi asked if my husband takes me to be his wife, his response was “yes” instead of “I do”! It was so typical of him and lots of laughter ensued!

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I loved the way the florals turned out. The chandeliers were outfitted with flowers and greenery to match our color scheme and gave the tent a warm feeling.

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Most memorable moment: Our first dance! We took dance lessons, which is SO out of character for the two of us but the end result was pretty comical.

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ADVICE: I would encourage everyone to make decisions together. Adam and I did a lot of the legwork ourselves and it was fun! Definitely stressful at times, but remember that it’s just one day in your life…and to have FUN with it.

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS: Photographer: Dev Khalsa Photography  //  Floral Designer: Sue Bridgman Florist  //  Ceremony Tent + Rentals: That’s Entertainment  //  Cake: The Konditorei  //  Invitations: A Fabulous Fete  //  Venue: Trail Creek Pavilion, Sun Valley Resort  //  Band: The Salamanders  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Amsale  //  Makeup Artist: Britt Davis Beauty  //  Hair Stylist: Danielle Anspach, Mame Muse //  Film: Calvin Brue Weddings  //  Honeymoon Location: Big Sur & Napa

From the photographer, Katie Corinne Photography: What a beautiful day! Warm, 70 degrees, the sun shining. Laura was filled with excitement while she and her girls got ready for the big day. Joe was cool and calm as he laced up his shoes thinking of the wonderful women he was about to marry. Yes, this was a beautiful day. A day that had been coming since their chance meeting on St Patrick’s day in 2009. Friends and Family gathered at the Timber Ridge at Keystone Resort. A place they described as very “Joe & Laura”. The ceremony site has a perfect mountain backdrop and the reception hall is a perfect mix of Colorado rustic and timeless charm.

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A globe served as their guest book, something that fit their travel theme to a T and will be a wonderful keepsake in their home.

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On the top tier of their magnificent mountain of a wedding cake sat Laura & Joe with their plane to take them on life’s adventures.

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 Rustic wood tables were covered with white crystal china and simple white & purple bouquets.

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THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer:  Katie Corinne Photography  //  Floral Designer: Fleur de Liz   //  Venue, Caterer & Cake: Timber Ridge Lodge Keystone

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From the bouquet to the linens, we are absolutely loving this berry infused color palette!  Designers Rami Carter with Pick Me Weddings and Cheri Taunton with Southern Charm Weddings and Events created an elegant upscale feel in a rustic barn on Strawberry Creek Ranch, a working equestrian center and ranch in Colorado. Photographer Sarah Roshan captured all the pretty details including the beautiful mountain setting.

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A statement cake by The Makery Cake Co.

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This rustic Colorado whiskey bar would be a hit at any wedding.

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THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer  //  Event Designer: Pick Me Weddings  //  Floral Designer: Southern Charm Wedding and Events  //  Location: Strawberry Creek Ranch  // Linens and Coverings: Allwell Rents Co  //  Bakery: The Makery Cake Co.    //  Photo Booth Equipment: Ear 2 Ear Photobooths, LLC  //  Wedding Dress: The Bridal Collection Denver  //  Men’s Attire: Denver Tux

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Rachel & Brent  |  Silverthorne Pavilion

 

From the bride: We decided that anything we did had to be a reflection of “our” taste, not just one or the other. So we had a sit-down together to discuss and came out of it looking for a venue in the mountains (we are both huge outdoor enthusiasts), that had an outdoor ceremony site, and that felt intimate and down-to-earth. We ended up loving the Silverthorne Pavilion. It had the added perk of being a really cool vacation destination, and since most of our guests were from out of town, we thought that would show them a good time.

 

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THE STYLE

We are both really into climbing (that’s how we met), biking, hiking, and camping, so we went for a mix of rustic and contemporary. All of the details were inspired by nature.

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THE WEATHER

The actual day was rainy, literally right up until 10 minutes before the ceremony! Then it just stopped and the sun came out for the rest of the day.

 

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THE CEREMONY

One of my favorite elements was in the ceremony, we had our families add stones to create a cairn (a sort of guidepost made out of stones that climbers, hikers, and bikers use) to symbolize their guidance in our lives.

 

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THE SEATING CHART

The biggest handmade DIY project was our escort cards. The tables were named after Colorado 14’ers, and the seating card was a topographical map of the mountain you were sitting at, overlaid with your name and tagged with a carabiner since we met climbing. Brent and his dad put together this awesome hanging display.

 

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THE FAVORS

We made the wildflower seed envelopes for the favors.

 

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THE GUESTBOOK

The guestbook was river stones that guests could write on and throw in a bell jar.

 

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ADVICE

My biggest advice is work with your budget. I made the mistake of starting to spend without portioning out money, and so the things that came first in planning are the ones that saw the most money. That meant that it got hard to work on things that came later, like the bar! My other advice is don’t get too involved in pinning, at a certain point you need to go out and see what’s actually available for your wedding and budget, and that’s way more fun than pinning!

 

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THE WEDDING TEAM

Venue:  The Silverthorne Pavilion. Very customizable and intimate.
Photographer:  Kendall Pavan Photography  |  Wedding Dress: Something New Boutique |  Caterer: Footers Catering | Cake Pops: T & Cakes

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