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Rustic Vintage in Ridgway

Jessica & Ben | Ridgway, Colorado

From the bride: We chose to get married in Colorado because we wanted a small wedding that would be memorable for ourselves and our guests.  Every detail of the day was handmade by myself or my parents. It was so much fun to see my vision come to life.
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For all our signs, we found old cabinets and painted the inside with chalkboard paint then distressed them.

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. There was not a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining. This didn’t hold up for long. As the bridal party was waiting to march down the aisle, the wind picked up. Our pretty flower pales fell over and guests were trying to hold them upright. We had a cupcake tree under one of the pavilions, and all I heard was splat, splat, splat; cupcakes were flying off the tree left and right! Amidst all of the chaos from the wind, I knew that I was about to walk towards the most amazing man and become his wife.

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

During the ceremony the wind would not die down. My groom’s uncle officiated the wedding for us and he would go from yelling to his normal voice. I was trying so hard to control this wild thing on my head that they call a veil. Finally, I interrupted the officiant and asked if someone could please take this thing off my head. This got every one laughing, which was a nice thing to hear. You could just feel the out-pouring love from our family and friends during the ceremony. As luck would have it, once the ceremony ended so did the wind.

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

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We handmade the seed bomb guest favors. Each bag was stamped and dyed with tea.

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

Our sweetheart table was oozing romance. My dad handcrafted a wooden votive holder and soft pastels graced the top.

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The tables were draped with a midnight blue linen. Drriftwood (which we hand collected) dripping with bright flowers lined the center of the table.

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

I really wanted a sparkler send-off but the park had a fire restriction so I had to improvise. I made tinsel-shakers, that when waved back and forth, looked like sparklers in the photographs!

Rustic Vintage Wedding in Ridgway, Colorado

Jessica’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue: Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Ridgway State Park  //  Design & Decor:  The Social Soiree  //  Photography: Captivated Studio  //  Flowers: Dahlia Floral Design  //  Catering: Camp Robber  //  Cupcakes: Dilly Dale’s Delights  //  DJ: High Altitude Entertainment

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From the Magazine: Destination Crested Butte Mountain Resort

This week’s featured wedding from the 2014 Magazine is filled with mountain prettiness. View the entire story on page 60.

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Kathryn & Mark | July 17th | Crested Butte Mountain Resort

From the bride: I have been visiting Crested Butte since I was a young girl, and have always had a special place in my heart for the town.  I knew I wanted destination, and an outdoor wedding in in Crested Butte. My husband and I are both very laid back people, so we wanted the wedding to be simple and classic, and we didn’t want to fight with the natural beauty of Crested Butte. While the day was about us, we also worked hard to make it about all the people that came to celebrate with us.
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Our ceremony was held on the deck at Uley’s Cabin, under an arch made from two aspen trees. I am really not one to like attention, but I enjoyed my walk down the aisle with my dad, as nervous as I was, it was beautiful and calm.  We kept the ceremony short and sweet (and shorter and sweeter than planned thanks to Mother Nature).

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Looking back, I think between the rain, the band and just the quirkiness that Crested Butte gives people, it was a really fun evening, and fit our hopes to a tee!  Most people stayed until the last buses left.

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Read the entire story on page 60  |  Purchase the Magazine!

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Rockstar Venue & Caterer:  CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT {more info | website}
Photographer: Alison White Photography //  Event Planner: Crested Butte Events  //  Tent Rental: Pink Monkey Solutions  //  Flowers: Misty Mountain Floral // Hair & Makeup: The Cut Above  //  Bride’s Gown: Watters  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo  //  Men’s Wear: Vera Wang

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Relaxed & Fun in Montrose

From the bride, Katie:
It was the perfect day! I got to marry my best friend and hang out with all the people who mean the world to me. We danced the night away and had a blast.
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We got married outside on the lawn next to the river on a beautiful day! There were trees and mountains all around us.

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My Mom made all the burlap table runners and signs as well as wildflower seed thank you gifts.

Ellison10 My advice: Enjoy the feeling of being engaged! Remember that if at the end of the day you are married then it was a good day!

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Katie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Trout River Ranch. I would highly recommend them! Not only did we rent the property, but we also rented the house for the night before and night of. It was great to be able to get ready on site and then not have to drive anywhere after the event. Denny and Jan were wonderful to work with.

Photographer: Rebecca Ellison Photography. Becca is the best! She has a great personality and works with you to make sure she captures the moments you want and then some. Everyone who attended the wedding complemented on how wonderful she was! She fit in well with the group and seemed to be at all the right spots to capture memorable moments. I highly recommend Becca she is so talented and professional, she made the day easy!

Tent & Rentals: Park Avenue Parties. Celeste was so wonderful to work with! She helped to get the tents, tables, and dance floor layed. Park Avenue had everything we needed to make a great party! They were on time with their setup and tear down. They worked with us on last minute changes and I never had to worry about a thing!

Cake: Butch’s Café Take the Cake. Kim was easy to work with and makes delicious cakes! We had a white cake with raspberry filling, a chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and red velvet.

Florist: Alpine Floral. They were very helpful on picking the right combinations and did a great job on all of the flowers. They listened to what we wanted and delivered just that! I highly recommend them!

Transportation: Telluride Express. Since the venue was outside of town we provided a shuttle for the guests. Laurie was great to work with; she has a lot of experience and helped us make sure everyone was picked up on time. The driver was very professional and nice!

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