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A Rocky Mountain Wedding

Stephanie & Jared  |  June 13th

From the bride: Three words…..One. Long. Engagement. We were engaged for almost two years prior to the wedding day. Jared was in school until the December prior to the wedding. So, with that kind of stress we thought it was best for us to hold some of the wedding planning until he was finished. That left us six months to actually accomplish most of the work.

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We wanted our wedding to match our lifestyle….we love the outdoors and boating. So we went with a bit of outdoor rustic theme with nautical elements.

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 All in all, the wedding planning ended up being mostly a team effort. We had some rocky roads in the planning, but we managed to not kill each other! It was not always a fun process, so we hated and enjoyed it all at the same time. We just had to remember to celebrate the big decision maker days and try to enjoy as much as possible. I feel like we accomplished that task… End of day…we are married! And we are happy!

A Rocky Mountain Wedding in Colorado

Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers  //  Floral Designer: Bella Lu Floral  //  DJ: Mannequin DJ  //  Cake Designer: Mulberries Cakes  //  Venue: Sevens Restaurant

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From the Magazine: Something Special at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Colorado Wedding Magazine Feature - Something Special Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Eve and Don met in Afghanistan, got engaged in Ireland, and tied the knot at one of our favorite Colorado venues, Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  JA Special Events planned this heart-felt celebration that was perfectly captured by Brinton Studios. The bride wore a custom-made dress by Deedee Vicory at The Wedding Seamstress while the groom chose a custom-made suit by Luke Faricy at Rutledge’s.  Add in gorgeous florals by Statice Floral, a pretty cake by Devil’s Thumb Ranch with a color palette of navy, light blue, copper, and cream and you can see why we could not resist featuring this unique wedding in the magazine!

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Advice from the couple: Include the things which you love and make you happy; let your choices be a reflection of the two of you. Most importantly, have fun planning your wedding TOGETHER. We strongly recommend hiring a wedding planner!

Colorado Wedding Magazine Feature - Something Special Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Jillian & Shawn   |  September 5th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: Our wedding was very us. The location was us, the music was us, the cake was us. We chose a color palette of deep teal with orange accents (Shawn’s favorite color). Orange socks for the groomsmen, orange toenails for the ladies, orange Calla Lilies, and an orange cake. Our inspiration was the Denver downtown area, cocktail parties, classic looks and décor.
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The ceremony was on the roof of the Westin downtown with a beautiful view of the city as well as the mountains in the distance. 

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The weather started out cloudy, but as we were exchanging vows the sun peaked out of the clouds, almost on cue, and lit the entire wedding party. We did a wine blending ceremony. Our officiant did a wonderful job of verbalizing the significance of the blending of the different wines to symbolize the joining of our lives. An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Looking back, I would have done a first look and had pictures taken before the ceremony instead of during cocktail hour. It was a bit rushed and I would have liked that time to spend with our guests. An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

My most memorable moment was our first dance.  My advice: Enjoy the ride and don’t get too stressed out. Everything turns out in the end!

An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Jillian’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Gracie Belle   //  Venue Caterer & Lodging: Westin Denver Downtown  //  Floral Designer: My Favorite Florist  //  Wedding Gown: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio  //  Hair Stylist: The Parlour, Highlands  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

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