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A Rustic Wedding at Chatfield Botanic Gardens

From the bride, Bonnie: Our wedding was simple, rustic and classic. Since we had a lot of family coming in from out-of-town we wanted to show them the rustic charm of Colorado. The beautiful barn and the surrounding botanic gardens at Chatfield Botanic Gardens was our inspiration.
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THE COLOR PALETTE
Yellow (I love sunflowers!), navy, and grey.

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THE CEREMONY
We held our ceremony at the open air chapel (a cute gazebo). The ceremony was really simple and quick, we had a family friend as our officiant. Ben and I aren’t particularly religious, but we love Harry Potter so we had our officiant hold a Harry Potter book!

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THE DÉCOR
Simple and rustic. We put together sunflowers and small daisies in mason jars for the centerpieces, and our moms made wine bottles with fairy lights. That was about it!

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ADVICE
This is really hard to take and everyone says it but just step back every so often and remember that it’s a party you are throwing to celebrate your new life together. It should be fun! It shouldn’t be stressful.  Also spend money on a great photographer. That is what you will look back on for the rest of your lives, no one will remember the food but you will always look at the pictures!

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Venue: Chatfield Botanic Gardens {more info}. The staff  was so helpful and we didn’t have to worry about anything the day of. Plus, it’s so gorgeous and pretty reasonable priced as compared to other outdoor venues we looked at.

Photographer: Elizabeth Ann Photography  //  Second Shooter: kreatid   //  Caterer: Relish

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A Perfect Colorado Wedding Day

Brean & Andrew  |  June 21, 2015

From the bride: Andrew and I met at a real estate investing seminar. I stared at the back of his head for an hour trying to decide if he had a ring on his finger. When our eyes finally met, the rest was history.

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We chose a color palette of hot pink, orange, and gray.

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The ceremony was on the lawn of The Manor House, a beautiful 101 year old Mansion overlooking the mountain skyline.

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The reception was held in a beautiful clear top tent decorated with Bistro lighting.

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Our favors were SVEDKA Vodka shots in tangerine and raspberry.
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Looking back, I wish I would have had more time to spend talking to people…. the day goes by way too fast!

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My advice: Enjoy every moment of the planning and realize your wedding day will fly by. BrintonStudios0116

Brean’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer:  Brinton Studios. CR and Tiffany are a power couple that knows how to capture every detail of your magical day to create mesmerizing photos you are sure to treasure for your lifetime!
Venue & Caterer: The Manor House  //  Cake: Cakes Amore  //  Floral Design: Kimball Floral  //  DJ: Elite DJ  //  Officiant: Bill Miller of Lyssabeths   //  Invitations: Red Heart Paper Co

Honeymoon: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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Love Flies Over Colorado

Shanon & Owen  |  July 6th  |  Longmont, Colorado

From the bride: We met as skydive instructors and we first kissed on Owens BASE jump so, we jumped out of an airplane after the ceremony and turned a working airplane hangar into a magical space for our reception.

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We made homemade wine, bottled it, and designed and printed labels and wine openers with “blue skies” written on it. Colorado Wedding - skydiving, grey & yellow, sunflowers

My advice: Make your wedding about you and your husband, not everyone else.

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Shanon’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Ceremony Site: Ryssby Lutheran Church  //  Reception Site: Longmont Municipal Airport, Mile High Skydiving Otter Hangar  //  Photography & Video: Yellow Paddle Photography  //  Caterer: Georgia Boys BBQ  //  Florist: Love Letter Floral

Honeymoon Location:  We wanted a break from the sky, so we went to Costa Rica for surfing!

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