From the bride, Christy: We both love camping and first said, “I Love You” around a camp fire, and Will proposed to me while we were camping. We thought it was a fun theme and spoke to what we wanted to have, a nice getaway of an event for everyone to have fun!

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I chose a color palette of mustard yellow, teal and turquoise.

 

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Each bridesmaid had a different dress that they picked out during our day of shopping and my maid of honor was in teal while all other girls were in yellow.

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I was mesmerized when I walked into our reception.

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I loved the mixture of bottles and mason jars with the tall vases filled with yellow aspens. It looked lush and elegant like you were walking through the forest with bunches of flowers on the side of the path.

 

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During the reception, we decided it would be fun to have a conga line and pass out feather boas, glow sticks, hats, crazy glasses and turn the fun up a notch.

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Looking back, I wish I would have made the time to talk to all our guests.

 

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My advice: People will tell you it’s just a day and don’t worry about the details and that you are working too hard and blah, blah, blah. If you want to dig into the details and make stuff that you will only have for a day – do it. It is what makes the journey to your wedding day. Remind yourself that nothing else matters but being married at the end of the day. You get to marry your best friend and that’s all that matters.

 

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THE WEDDING TEAM

Photographer: Amy Caroline Photography  |  Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch  |  Event Design & Planner: Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design  |  Florist: Hillside Consultants Inc.  |  Cake: Dream Pastries

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From the bride, Tracy:
Since most of our guests had never been to Colorado before, we wanted our wedding to have a real Colorado feel.  We fell in love with Spruce Mountain Ranch from the minute that we first saw it.  We used the honeybee as a theme in memory of my father.  The bee was on the invitations, the escort cards, the menu cards and we gave little jars of honey as one of the favors.

FRaces01My father passed away 8 years ago from cancer so it important for me to include him in our special day.  I wanted my bouquet to contain something that belonged to him. I gave one of his dress shirts that had his initials on the cuff to our florist. She worked her magic and what I ended up with was more that I could have ever imagined.  It was like he was there holding my hand.FRaces02 FRaces03

We were able to have our ceremony and reception in the same location, which was important to us. Our ceremony took place in a meadow, cocktail hour was outside by the stream and the reception was in the lodge with dancing under the stars.

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Tracy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Frances Photography  //  Venue:  Spruce Mountain Ranch  //  Event Planner: Table 6 Productions  //  Event Designers:  LMD Productions & Indigo Sky //  Florist: The Perfect Petal  //  Caterer: Epicurean Catering  //  Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop  //  Invitations & Programs: Scribbles Paper  //  Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza from Kleinfeld  //  Boots: Liberty Boot Company  // Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung  //  Men’s Wear: Brooks Brothers  //  Band: HomeSlice Band  //  Hair: Erin Ferris Designs  //  Makeup: Michael Moore, Simply Moore  //  Eyebrow Shaping & Skin Care: Rick Mueller at Apollo Studio  // Guest Lodging: The Inverness  //  Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia

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