Desney & Aaron  | September 16th The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

From the bride, Desney:
All in all, we wanted the wedding and the journey to Colorado to be an experience for our guests, a celebration they would never forget. My inspiration was vibrant color and green succulents.  I chose a palette with sage/avacado greens, turquoise and teals, canary yellow and magenta

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Our parents were both married for 35 and 37 years respectively, on the day of the wedding.

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We got married in this amazing historical barn constructed from five 100+ year-old barns. The property is also a reservoir and a 100-acre wildlife preservation with white buffalo, elk and deer.  When I decided on this location…things turned completely rustic and DIY.  I already had my heart set on paper flowers, succulents and billy balls.  I began to grow all my succulent gardens and make paper flowers.

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I hand collected antique buttons, which adorned each place-card, boutonniere and bouquet.  I hand-picked an antique button for each member of the wedding party to match their personality.

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A bird flew through the top of the barn during the ceremony and scared everyone.  I honestly didn’t hear it at all.  One of my groomsmen, who is apparently terrified of birds, almost ran to hide.JS15JS12JS11JS10

 I rounded up old scrabble sets from family members to form all twelve table numbers.

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I found green glass wine bottles to house my variety of colorful Dahlias, and brown stubby Red Stripe bottles to accent the yellow billy balls.  My mother and I found colorful, modern fabric to bring it all together.  I have recently made an art piece for our house using the fabric and 1000’s of colorful beads to remember the day.

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I cut my cake to “If you were here, by the Thompson Twins”…the theme song at the end of Sixteen Candles….I love that movie.  JS02

 My advice: Take your time planning and don’t focus on anyone else’s opinion.  It’s your day, not theirs.  Also, if you change your mind about your dress and get a different one…..you’re not the first girl.JS01

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Rockstar Venue: THE BARN AT EVERGREEN MEMORIAL PARK  {more info | website}
Photographer: Jenn Stone Photography  // Caterer: A Spice of Life  //  DJ: A Music Plus  //  Cake: Tee & Cakes  //  Florist: Sturtz & Copeland  // Hair & Makeup: Zinke Knoebel Aveda