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Simple Colorado Vintage

Rebecca & Matt | August 31st | Monument, Colorado

From the bride: My goal was to have a soft, simple yet rustic wedding that incorporated our beautiful Colorado location. We wanted our friends and family from the east coast to feel like they were getting the true Colorado experience. My three inspiring words became simple, vintage, and well, Colorado.

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I am a crafter. That being said, almost every aspect of our wedding was personalized.

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The ceremony took place on a family friend’s property just feet away from their old and gorgeous red barn. It was the perfect place to create the eclectic outdoorsy feel we wanted. We decided to use a large amazing tree as our backdrop for the ceremony.

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My Uncle, a wise man we both look up to, married us; his words of wisdom, encouragement, and truth from God’s word lead us through the ceremony.

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My most memorable memory was when Matt and I took turns washing each other’s feet. We stopped and sat before each other to remind ourselves and the witnesses sitting before us, that we were committing to serving one another other in love. My sister and our two friends sang an acoustic and tear-jerking version of, “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz during this time.

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We used burlap runners on the cream-colored table clothes, and lanterns filled with pinecones and glittered rocks. We used small vintage mint vases with baby’s breath to add pops of color through out the table. There was a wide array of tin buckets filled with baby’s breath and glittery willow twigs in vases.

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Above the candy table we created a Mr & Mrs Stevens sign, and hung it with clothes pins and hemp.

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One of my favorite details was the old oven cake display.  Since Matt and I are not big cake lovers, we decided that we wanted my mother’s famous “Special K” bars, and just a small cake to cut. The homemade bars were an absolute hit.

AndreaDahlberg0121My advice: Make the wedding your own. After telling my ideas like, having my mom’s special bars instead of cake, eating barbeque, and setting up a candy table for guests, to a few women who got married about 20-30 years ago, the one thing they said to me was, “I wish I had made my wedding my own.” Let your wedding shine on your personality and your relationship. In the end, it is about you and your spouse joining in a life long covenant, and celebrating with your closest friends and family.

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Photographer: Andrea Dahlberg Photography. She was AMAZING. Andrea and her family has been some of our closest family friends for a very long time, so I knew I could trust her and her artistic ability to shoot our special day. She captured the full emotion of the day, and created keepsakes that we will hold dear until the day we die.

Caterer: Front Range Barbeque. Unbelievable food. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants authentic good food to fit a barn setting. We had people coming up to us all night saying how amazing the food was. The staff was very easy to work with and did anything they could to help us with the day. 

Bride’s Gown: Pilar Aleece from Danelle’s Bridal

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Details: For the Love of Green

It’s no secret that green is our favorite color so when we saw this stylish wedding we just had to share it. From the awesome shoes to the bright signature drinks, we love that the color green was weaved into every detail of this Boulder wedding!chowen0101 chowen0102 chowen0103 chowen0104 chowen0105 chowen0106 chowen0107 chowen0108 chowen0109 chowen0110 chowen0111 chowen0112 chowen0113 chowen0114 chowen0115

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Rockstar Favors: HONEYVILLE {more info | website}  //  Photographer: Chowen Photography  // Event Design: Calluna Events  //  Flowers: European Flower Shop   //  Cake: Intricate Icings

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Boulder Bike Wedding

Heather & Jeremy  |  October 18th  |  Boulder, Colorado

From the bride:
We are adventure racers and avid mountain bikers so we wanted a bike theme. We kept our wedding small and spent quality time with each quest.
BethPhoto01We just put a new succulent garden in our landscape and thought it would be great to use succulents instead of the normal flowers.

BethPhoto02The snow was unexpected, but made for a very unique day!

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We had a small ceremony.  We wrote our own vows that didn’t leave a dry eye in the area.  We had a dear friend marry us as an acoustic guitar was playing.  It was very natural, very emotional.  Very calm and down to earth.   We are both outdoor people so it was truly about us, who we are.

BethPhoto04Right as the ceremony started, two bald eagles were flying overhead, then a mist covered us, it was breathtaking!

BethPhoto05I loved riding our tandem antique bike in the snow, in my dress. Unforgettable!

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I made our guest book, which was a framed image of a tandem bike – with strings up in the sky – people used their thumb/finger print to create the balloon at the end of the string and signed their name by it.

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I also made all of the succulent place holders, they were a real little cactus in galvanized pails with cute little signs on them. 

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Ceremony Site:  Sunrise AmphitheaterBeautiful and reasonably priced.

Reception Site: Flagstaff House. So easy to work with and very, very, professional.  Great Food!!

Photographer:  Beth Photography. Beth was the best.  She was everywhere and really puts forward the effort to get everything captured.  We LOVE our photos!!

Florist: Boulder Blooms. Loved them, they were so excited to make something different and loved our succulent ideas, my bouquet was so, so, cool.

Band: The Chris Webb Band. He had great suggestions, was professional, very talented, and as nice as can be.

Hair & Makeup:  95th Street Salon. Jessica was awesome, she made me relaxed, so calm and started the day off right.

Bike Rentals: My Handlebar16 person bike rental.  We did this post reception.   SOOOO FUN!!!  We laughed so hard our stomachs hurt.  No kidding, we did a tour around Boulder jumping off to our favorite restaurants around town.  It was so unique, silly and fun.  It was a perfect way to end the night.

Honeymoon Location: Kayaking and Mountain Biking in Costa Rica.

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