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Rocky Mountain Romance

From the bride, Maggie:
After being a bridesmaid in five weddings, I had a pretty good vision for our day.  John had his hand and ideas in every little detail too, we loved that our wedding reflected both of us!  Small town country girl who grew up on the family ranch and a California city boy who loved the outdoors and family camping trips.  Being surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and love of God was the perfect setting for our wedding day!

Photographer:  Gary and Courtney Christenson //  Venue:  Spruce Mountain Ranch – Tara Ames from Spruce Mountain Ranch was a sweet heart; she’s welcoming, and patient! //  Caterer: Epicurean Catering – Katie Lovell from Epicurean Catering has great vision and insight into the details.  She’s sweet, generous & has a great work ethic.  The rest of the Epicurean staff was very helpful and polite!

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“Just Married” in the Mountains

Photography by Carol Cardwell Photography

From the bride, Erin:
Our ceremony was held outdoors facing the mountains. The aisle was lined with buckets of colorful flowers hanging from shepherd hooks.  My childhood pastor married us. It was perfect.
Favors were white boxes containing Hershey kisses tied with an orange ribbon and a ‘Just Married’ tag.
For our first dance, we had a friend sing ‘Lost in this Moment’ by Big & Rich while we performed a choreographed two-step. Curt is an amazing dance instructor, so we had to do something memorable!

Photograper: Carol Cardwell Photography //  DJ:  Aiko Aiko Sound //  Flowers:  April’s Garden

Carol  was wonderful and we can’t say enough nice things.
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A Touching Ceremony

Photography by Kyla Jackson Photography

From the bride, Colleen:
Our outdoor wedding was beautiful, the weather was ideal, and all the pieces of the day were perfect!
We had a dessert table that consisted of assorted mini cheesecakes, an array of dessert bars, and a variety of chocolate-dipped cherries and strawberries.  The cutest ones were the strawberries that looked like a bride and groom, which were “wearing” a tuxedo and a wedding gown!  In lieu of favors, we had dessert boxes personalized with our names and wedding date so guests could take the leftover desserts home with them.Instead of traditional table numbers, we did months of the year. Since our beloved dogs couldn’t be there that day, we took photos of them dressed in various themed costumes, and had a talented friend photoshop different backgrounds into the pictures that coordinated with each  month.  They were hilarious and everyone loved them!

We had framed photos of our parents and our four sets of grandparents on their wedding days.  We thought it was a nice way to honor those who were no longer with us, and also a way for those who just couldn’t make the trip to be there with us on our special day.


Photographer:  Kyla Jackson Photography.  Kyla and Wesley did a great job corralling our families and directing us on what to do.  We adored them both and would definitely recommend them to anyone!

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