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Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

Ali & Chris  |  September 27th  |  The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

From the bride: We chose Evergreen because we love the mountains and wanted the wedding weekend to be laid back and as outdoorsy as possible, but we also wanted to be near Denver, due to the amount of guests flying in for the weekend.

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

Chris and I are avid hikers, campers, skiers and snowboarders. We’re both down-to-earth people who didn’t want anything over-the-top. However, we wanted it to remain formal enough to feel like a wedding.

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

My wedding dress was more than twice what I budgeted! I never thought I’d do that, but I loved it!

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We held the reception at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. The weather and location were beautiful. We had a cocktail hour, which Chris and I made sure we participated in. That’s why we had a first look and took all our photos beforehand. We wanted to make sure we were there with our guests, since they made the effort to be there for us.

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

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We  decided that our escort cards would be small envelopes with each person or couple’s name and table number on it, with a personal note to that person or couple inside. Chris and I spent way more time than we should have personalizing each note, but it was one way we could make each person—especially those who dedicated time and money to traveling to Colorado—to feel special and loved, even if we didn’t get to see them a lot throughout the wedding day.

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

My mom decorated the barn with ferns and plants. We wanted it to seem very “woodsy” without getting too rustic. The barn’s stained glass windows and elk antler chandelier definitely added to the atmosphere.

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Our favors were Blue Spruce seedlings from Nurseymen.com.

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My advice:

-Pick your date, book your venue and hire your photographer ASAP. They book up quickly.

-Do not save all the DIY projects until the week before the wedding! I waited until my mom got in town to help me and we spent way too much time preparing those things.

-If you work full-time and your family is from out-of-town, hire a planner! My mom and I wish we had a person, other than us, to lead the way and let us know we were doing things correctly.

Colorado Mountain Casual in Evergreen

Ali’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park {more info}

Photographer: Red Shoes Photography  //  Caterer, Dessert, S’mores Bar, Linens: Fresh Tracks Catering  //  Florals: Lale Florals  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Kelly Faetinini from Emma & Grace Bridal Studio  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from D’Anelli Bridal  //  Men’s Wear: Joseph Banks

Honeymoon Location: Yasawa Island Resort & Spa and Nanuku Auberge Resort, Fiji

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A Simple Country Club Wedding

Sarah & Michael  |  June 29th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: We both love spending time outside in the summer and with Colorado’s gorgeous summers nights we knew we wanted an outdoor summer wedding.

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 The ceremony was held on the golf course under a grouping of tall trees.

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We held the reception under a large one hundred year old elm tree. Speeches took place during a seated family style dinner followed by lots and lots of dancing.

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Instead of place cards, each guests name was handwritten in calligraphy onto a white doily that was under a clear glass charger.

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The most memorable moment was when my uncle broke out the blow-up air guitars while everyone was dancing!

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My advice: Have fun and enjoy the planning process, figure out what is really important to you and don’t give in on it.

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Sarah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Kara Pearson Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: Denver Country Club  //  Flowers: Newberry Brothers  //  Cake: D Bar Denver   //   Band: Moments Notice Entertainment   //  Linens: Event Rents   //  Invitations: The Paper Lady //  Wedding Gown: Vera Wang  // Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew

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Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding

Kathy & Mark |  October 18th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: We were going for a modern take on a supper club – a bit of a ‘rat pack’ vibe.

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We didn’t know that the zombie crawl was happening so, we took some spontaneous pics with some zombies!

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding in Denver

We ordered pedicabs and the wedding party was driven to several venues for unique pictures.  It was a fun way to spend the day.

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding in Denver

Our tables were named after old school singers.

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding in Denver

The starry lights on the ceiling together with the table lamps, flowers and shimmery votives gave off a beautiful vibe.

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding in Denver

Mark serenaded me…I think I laughed, cried and giggled all at the same time.

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding in Denver

Kathy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House. Loved having the ceremony and reception in one location. The staff was quite helpful and the food was wonderful.  They handled all of the catering.

Event Planner: Pick Me! Weddings & EventsRami listened to what we wanted, was direct in her feedback and helped us make the right choices every step of the way.  She was very professional and easy to work with.

Event Design: Southern Charm Events. Cheri delivered my vision. I had a few ideas and she  made them even better.

Photographer: Two One Photography. Casee delivered beautiful pictures and even helped put together a fun photo booth.

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