Set amongst the trees in a wildflower field at the foot of the mountains, Maura Jane Photography and Events by Emily Kay came together to create a breathtaking bohemian inspired photo shoot. Their inspiration came from the earthiness of the location and the desire to showcase bright colors.
A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico

Vibrant greens, yellows and shades of cranberry created the perfect color palette for this lighthearted romance.

A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico

Passion Floral Design Studio matched the decor perfectly bringing in unique blooms and sunflowers that complimented the wildflowers that scattered the forest floor.

A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico

A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico Just through the edge of the woods was a large field on a cliff overlooking the Grand New Mexico sky. New Mexico, also known as the Land of Enchantment, created a picturesque backdrop with rain falling off in the distance. A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico Just through the edge of the woods was a large field on a cliff overlooking the Grand New Mexico sky. New Mexico, also known as the Land of Enchantment, created a picturesque backdrop with rain falling off in the distance. A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico

 Just through the edge of the woods was a large field on a cliff overlooking the New Mexico sky.  New Mexico, also known as the Land of Enchantment, created a picturesque backdrop with rain falling off in the distance.

A Bohemian Wedding in New Mexico

THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  Maura Jane Photography  //  Planner & Stylist: Events By Emily Kay  //  Dress Store: Bridal Elegance by Darlene   //  Floral Designer: Passion Floral Design Studio  //  Invitation Designer: Julie Haider Photography Design  //  Location: Star Fire Tree Farm  //  Equipment Rentals: The Prop House

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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

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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.

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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 the bride, Mollie:
Our wedding was truly magical with the clouds allowing the rays of sun to shine through, the mountains as our backdrop, and the a group of loved ones watching over our every word (and a few spectators from the deck above).

KatieCorinne20Our first look was so simple and intimate in so many ways.  We got to see each other for just a few moments, enjoy our love and each other before the chaos of the day began.  I took that moment to give Eric cufflinks that had belonged to my grandfather, which meant so much to both of us and although our photographer was there photographing away, it was one moment that day where we could breath and be together without any distractions.

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My favorite detail was the aisle décor. This was like having tiny wildflowers emerging from a mossy valley.

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We filled satchels with lavender for people to toss as we recessed down the aisle.  KatieCorinne25 KatieCorinne26We had a seed ceremony with seeds of Colorado wildflowers that had meanings behind them that symbolized the words we thought to be the most important parts of a marriage. 

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KatieCorinne28During our vows, every eye in the crowd was wet with tears, and we were just barely holding on to our wits as we each read our own vows. 

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KatieCorinne31I took the time, enjoyed every moment and never let myself get stressed for any reason.

KatieCorinne32We brought in an aspen tree for the reception that was our “wishing tree”.  The next day, the tree was taken to the Waldo Canyon burn zone and planted to help reforest the area.  

We planted tiny succulents in tiny pots for our favors. KatieCorinne33

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Our band was the highlight of the whole reception. Everyone danced the night away.

My advice: Start early, and choose a task or two a week, this way when the week of your wedding comes you can sit back and relax.  You’ll have the time to enjoy all your friends and family that have come to visit you for this one moment.   Mollie & Eric’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Mountain Venue: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN RESORT  { website}

Photographer: Katie Corinne Photography

Musicians: Moses Jones Band

Florist: Cheri of Southern Charm

Cake: Marvel’s Cake Boutique

Hair & Makeup: MUAH by J

Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Brides from d’Anelli Bridal  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Warehouse

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From the bride, Donna:
I find such joy in God’s landscape and serenity in the nature that unfolds across the Blue Ridge Mountains. I truly feel ‘at home’ here. Neither one of us could imagine pledging our love, devotion, respect and trust to one another anywhere but in these mountains.

taylor01Wrapped around my bouquet, I carried a handkerchief of my great great grandmother. My mother also carried this same handkerchief in her wedding.taylor02 taylor03It had rained earlier in the day. But when the music began (Bridal March by Jonathan Cain – a beautiful rendition for an outdoor wedding) and my father started walking me out across the lawn, the sun came out and provided the most stunning view as I approached the love of my life.  taylor04

We tailored our ceremony to reflect the blending of our lives. It was very personal and not only did we live and experience each word but so did our guests. We also incorporated a reading, which was an excerpt of a letter written by Kent Nerburn to his son (‘Why people fall in love’ – which is where we got the theme of ‘love is a gift’). We coupled that with exchanging of love letters written to one another. We will open these on our 5th wedding anniversary.

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The tables had burlap covering a table cloth, each had indigenous flowers with various decorations (i.e. old books, vases, bird cages). The table settings represented different stoneware and china created from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Multi-colored cloth napkins were a nice accompaniment.

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I wish I could have slowed down time. Many people told me that the day would go by so quickly and to enjoy every moment.

taylor09My advice:
-Think about what is really important to you as a couple and personalize your special day to incorporate those things.  You will be happy and your guests will also experience those special customizations.

-Hire a planner or have someone help you plan the event.

-Have someone in charge for the day of your wedding. As the bride, you should concentrate on feeling beautiful and preparing for your ceremony. You need to enjoy every minute and not feel any stress!

-Hire a good photographer to capture all those special moments. The photos will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime.

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Donna’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer:  Fletcher & Fletcher Photography.  They are incredible to work with, have great ‘eyes’, and their photographs exceeded our expectations.

Venue & Caterer & Lodging:  Crestwood Resort & Spa. Fantastic destination. Beautiful views inside and out. FANTASTIC staff and service!

Event Planner: CeCe Hampton Wedding Planning & Design. Phenomenal. Great ideas, patient, works well within a budget and has connections with great vendors.

Florist and Design: Events by Elisabeth Ashley  //  Cake: Hallmark Cakes  //  DJ: Anything Music  //  Tent & Party Rentals: Boone Rent All and Party Reflections  //  Dinnerware: Miss Match Rentals    //  Gown: David’s Bridal  //  Men’s Wear:  Men’s Wearhouse

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