A Fall Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

From the bride, Carole:
We moved to Colorado last year and immediately knew that wanted to have a mountain wedding. We fell in love with the scenery and the facilities at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and thought it would be a good welcome for our friends and family to the Colorado mountains.

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We created a wedding reflective of our personalities – maintaining a formal wedding feel while incorporating naturalistic and rustic elements. We chose a color palette of midnight blue with fall colors (burgundy, orange, and yellow).

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We hoped to have the ceremony outdoors, but an early fall cold front and snow storm moved us indoors to the Timber House. Brinton Studios 0115 Brinton Studios 0116

 We did a wine box ceremony where we wrote letters to one another and had our parents write letters to us with their most important pieces of marital advice.  We sealed the letters in a wine box with a bottle of wine by nailing the wine box shut, to open in celebration of 5yrs of marriage.

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With such a beautiful barn and backdrop, we didn’t really feel like we needed a ton of decorations.  We hung a chandelier and lanterns from the barn beams.  We had a mix of tall and short floral centerpieces — tall vases with eucalyptus leaves to mimic aspens and short vases wrapped in birch bark.

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The most memorable moment of the night was our first dance (rumba) to Queen, “You’re my Best Friend.”

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My advice: Enjoy the process and remember it is supposed to be fun!  No one else will notice if things don’t turn out 100% the way you wanted them to.

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Carole & Jeff’s
Venue, Caterer & Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH {website}
Event Planner: Touch of Bliss  //  Photographer: Brinton Studios  //  Floral Designer: Swank Stems  //  DJ: Elite DJ  //  Bride’s Gown: Modern Trousseau  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale

Honeymoon Location: Thailand