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A Dreamy Mountain Wedding

Amanda & Ryan |  September 29th  |  Edwards, Colorado

From the bride, Amanda:
We both love the mountains and skiing so we decided to plan a destination wedding to Colorado. The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera was the perfect location for us because it had an intimate feel and had breathtaking views of the mountains. We wanted to keep our wedding fairly small and had about 60 people in attendance, all family and close friends.




The ceremony took place on the Overlook Lawn about an hour before sunset. The scenery was even more beautiful than we could have imagined since all of the aspen trees were changing color for fall.


In lieu of a guest book, we had a vintage Colorado map for guests to sign.



We created small wooden decorations that were a part of the table décor. We burned a heart with our initials into small tree stumps.


We both attended Texas A&M University so we wanted some details to reflect this. The groom’s cake and bride’s garter were both A&M themed. We also had the DJ play the Aggie War Hymn at the reception. LauraLeeAnders14

  It was truly our dream wedding!


Photographer: Laura Lee Anderson Photography  //  Event Planner: The Soiree Studio  //  Venue & Catering: Lodge & Spa at Cordillera  //  Cake: Delicious by Marleen  //  Florals: Vintage Magnolia  //    DJ: Vail DJ  //  Photobooth: Big Daddy’s Photo Booth

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  • Brooks Luby June 10, 2013 6:34 am

    What a lovely wedding! I love the vintage map idea - and those bridesmaids' dresses are gorgeous! They work so beautifully with the bouquets!
  • Matt June 24, 2013 9:23 pm

    This is epic. The shot of the ceremony and hour before sunset is unreal. Wow.
  • Rayna July 1, 2013 12:13 pm

    Totally loving the bouquet and bridesmaid dresses. Especially together! Beautifully done.
“Simply Us” at Lionsgate Event Center

Melissa & Corey | July 27th | Lionsgate Event Center

From the bride, Melissa:
Everything about our day described us to a “T”.  We combined our love for the outdoors and mountain life with the things that truly meant something to us. We made mason jar photo holders, painted all of the canoe centerpieces by hand and built all of our programs into fans for the guests.  From the ceremony to the food, we personalized every detail of the day.

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Corey made fishing fly boutonnieres for all of the groomsmen. ElevatePhoto05 ElevatePhoto06 ElevatePhoto07 ElevatePhoto08 ElevatePhoto09 ElevatePhoto10We wanted the ceremony to be unique and represent our love for each other. We wrote our own vows and had our cousin was the officiant. We put the bridal party on opposite sides so that the bridesmaids could see the bride and the groomsmen could see the groom. ElevatePhoto11 ElevatePhoto12 ElevatePhoto13 ElevatePhoto14 ElevatePhoto15

Our advice: Relax, enjoy the planning and don’t overwhelm yourselves, only focus on what needs to be done at that time. It is a day about the two of you and should definitely be one of the best days of your lives. ElevatePhoto16

Rockstar Venue: LIONSGATE EVENT CENTER { More info | Website}
Photographer: Elegant Images  //  Cake: Tee & Cakes  //  Florist: Crab Apple Creek  //  Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals from The Bridal Connection   // Guest Lodging: Aloft Hotel

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“I Do” in Colorado Springs

Danielle & Bryan |  September 8th  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the bride, Danielle:
My wedding band was very special because it belonged to my sister. She was killed in a plane crash and it was one of the only things that survived.  Wearing the ring everyday reminds me that she will always be there for me.


I absolutely LOVED my bouquet, it was the most beautiful bouquet I had ever seen.  It was a very romantic girly bouquet with antique buttons, broaches, pearls and feathers. I also had an “N” pinned in a place that only I could see it to remind me that my sister Nicole was with me in spirit. StephanieBauer02StephanieBauer09


My dress was a ballgown with a pure beaded sweetheart neck bodice and a large skirt with a train and flowers with Swarovski crystals and ostrich feathers. I had a blusher and a cathedral length veil. I had to have a huge dress since it’s a once in a lifetime event and the church was so big! StephanieBauer05 StephanieBauer06 StephanieBauer07


 Our ceremony was on a beautiful, sunny day at the United States Air Force Academy Chapel.  The chapel has a very long middle aisle, stained glass that peaks, and a giant organ. StephanieBauer10 StephanieBauer11

I loved the drive with my husband in the Rolls Royce in between the ceremony and the reception. It was the ONE detail I didn’t plan and he surprised me with it. It was so beautiful. We were finally married and could just enjoy some quiet time together before going to the reception. It was so romantic. StephanieBauer12 StephanieBauer13 StephanieBauer14 StephanieBauer15 StephanieBauer16 StephanieBauer17

 Our reception was at the The Mining Exchange. It is a beautiful, restored, historical building.  The ballroom has exposed brick, original honeycomb tile and an outdoor patio. They also have the original safes from when miner’s used to trade their gold for money. StephanieBauer18

The centerpieces were vases I filled with pink and white sea glass, curly willow and paper flowers. StephanieBauer19

My cake was Tiffany blue with ivory bows and diamond broaches. StephanieBauer20

My advice: Get the big stuff pinned down right away! Do what you want to do and don’t let anyone sway you!

Photographer: Stephanie Brauer Photography. She was very sweet and fun to work with. The pictures turned out great.
Ceremony Site: The USAFA Cadet Chapel
Reception Site: The Mining Exchange, Wyndham Grand Hotel. It was beautiful, historic, a great space to arrange however you wanted it. Shelby Pywell was a great help, very professional and friendly and catered to my every need.
Caterer: Springs Orleans. People still talk about our food. Everything was delicious!
Cake: Sweet Daphne Confections. Megan listened to what I wanted and made it happen, even getting the Tiffany blue to be the exact shade I wanted.  It was the best cake I’ve ever eaten!!
Wedding Gown: Allure from Something New Boutique. After trying on at least 30 dresses at other stores, they listened to what I wanted and the first dress I tried on there was the one!
Florist: Willow ‘n Weeds. Karol really helped me to pick things I liked since I was lost! She made the most beautiful bouquet I’ve ever seen and it didn’t wilt for days.
DJ: Complete Music. Our DJ (Justin) was great at catering the music to what I wanted and I was able to make a playlist and a DO NOT play list.

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