BLOG

A Traditional Hindu Wedding in Crested Butte

Crested Butte was the destination location for Chicago residents Geeta and Adarsh.  The couple wanted a traditional Hindu religious ceremony against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and nature.  They both wanted their friends and family to not only share in the joy of them embarking on their marriage, but also spend the week in a glorious unique setting exploring and making their own memories. What better choice than Crested Butte!
CrestedButteMtWedding0101 CrestedButteMtWedding0102 CrestedButteMtWedding0103 CrestedButteMtWedding0104 CrestedButteMtWedding0105 CrestedButteMtWedding0106 CrestedButteMtWedding0107 CrestedButteMtWedding0108 CrestedButteMtWedding0109 CrestedButteMtWedding0110 CrestedButteMtWedding0111 CrestedButteMtWedding0112 CrestedButteMtWedding0113 CrestedButteMtWedding0114

CrestedButteMtWedding0116 CrestedButteMtWedding0117 CrestedButteMtWedding0118 CrestedButteMtWedding0119 CrestedButteMtWedding0120 CrestedButteMtWedding0121 CrestedButteMtWedding0122

VENDORS:  Venue, Caterer, Lodging:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Photographer:  Third Eye Photography  //  Event Designer: Prashe Decor  // Event Planner: Princess Productions  //  Floral Designer: FloraEventi  // Dress Designer: Studio East6

Save

Save

Save

Save

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!

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

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

Read the entire wedding day story HERE!

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

Ashley & David | May 2nd | Sedalia, Colorado

From the bride: Dave and I both love the outdoors. I feel like I am outside more than inside most days. I wanted a venue where I could enjoy the outdoors, but not have to worry about the elements, as Colorado can have rain, snow and sun all in one day! Not optimal for guest comfort. We wanted a venue where we could see Colorado in all of its beauty! The Sanctuary was more than perfect, great view of the mountains, I believe you can spot at least three fourteeners. To top it off, we had a more than perfect day weather wise, it rained and poured most of April, hailed Friday before the wedding and the very next Saturday after our wedding (when we left for our honeymoon) it snowed two feet!

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

I remember seeing all of the bouquets for the first time and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. Lots of ‘ooohs’ and ‘awws’ coming from the moms and my bridesmaids. I was so excited about the colors and the design! It was all so stunning.

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

The first thing that pops into my head when I think of our wedding day, is our ring exchange! David and Lynn, our photographers, captured the moment perfectly; I love looking at the images and reliving/feeling how happy and excited we are!

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

I loved our first dance!! We actually took lessons and had a little routine. Our song was, ‘The Mountain Song’ by Rayland Baxter and our dance even had a lift in it, yes, much like the lift in Dirty Dancing. I am not a huge dancer and I really don’t love being the center of attention, so I almost pulled the lift out of our routine last minute because I was so nervous! I thought, what if he drops me, what if my dress falls down, what if I fall when he sets me back down… but, Dave wouldn’t let me be afraid, we had so much fun dancing and it ended up being a highlight of the whole night! We forgot some steps, but totally nailed the lift. Our first dance was pretty fun and so was our whole wedding conga line! Have you ever seen a conga line 150 people deep? It’s pretty hysterical!

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

My wedding day was the most magical and special day to me that I have ever lived. I married my most favorite human in the whole entire world! I have two close friends going through the wedding planning process right now and I have told them both, ‘In the end, all the stress and all the tiny details are worth every second. I would plan our wedding again in a heartbeat!’

An Elegant Pink & Gold Colorado Wedding

THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer:  David Lynn Photography  //   Venue & Caterer: Sanctuary Golf Course  //  Floral Designer: The Flower House  //  Cake Designer: Cakeheads  //  Officiant: The Wedding Priest  //  DJ: A Music Plus  //  Dress Store: Anna Be Bridal Boutique  //  Makeup Artist: Pretty Bride Shoppe  //  Hair Stylist: Adorn Denver

A Colorful Garden of the Gods Wedding

Laura  & John  |  September 6th  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the bride: Our wedding style is best described as “Rustic Elegant.” I am a down-to-earth,  outdoorsy girl, who loves a little rustic mixed in to an elegant and classic focus. It was somewhat surprising to both Jon and I through the wedding planning process how “classic” we have gone with invitations, ceremony, other details. I love moments that capture personality, laughs, and truth behind a person and/or event. I am an artist and art teacher, so I really focused on the creativity and color behind my decor and overall feeling of our special day.

Laura’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Katie Corinne Photography  // Event Planner: Marilee & Grace Wedding + Event Design  //  Floral Designer: Annette Morton  //  Venue & Caterer: Garden of the Gods Club and Resort

Love & Laughter at Flying Dog Ranch

From the bride, Kearstin: The vision for our wedding began with my shoes. That may be unusual for some, but being a fan of fabulous footwear, I knew I found our colors when I locked eyes on a pair of tangerine and fuchsia peep toe heels. Both colors are bright, bold, and scream “Happy!”

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Like many, we viewed our wedding as a great cause for celebration. Fun, playful, welcoming, and full of details reflecting our personalities were the feelings we wanted to evoke in our guests. Speaking of guests, aside from our dear friend Anne, who served as our officiant, we consciously chose not to have a wedding party. We felt that all our guests (friends & family) were there to support us and filled that role.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

My grandmother’s favorite brooch was placed at the base of my wedding bouquet. A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Having planned and designed many friends’ weddings, ranging from flowers, decorations, coordinating with vendors, and even baking a cake, it was exciting to now be able to create our wedding. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to use or re-purpose things. This began with our handmade invitations, which were playful in their wording and interactive.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

 Guests were greeted by our hand-crafted lemonade stand, complete with a tasseled awning and a few engagement photos strung along brake cable from a bike.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Mason jars with hand etched stripes, ribbon, and a bike charm awaited guests to enjoy drinks pre and post ceremony; not to mention serving as a fun take home gift.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

 Bike cogs served as our napkin ring holders. They were the perfect size and spoke (pun intended) to our love of bikes. The cogs were a big hit; we were pleasantly surprised to find that most guests took them home.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Being lovers of food, especially dessert, we offered our guests a dessert buffet comprised of our favorite sweet treats: fruit pies from Wisconsin, smiley face cookies from my hometown bakery, a three tiered Rice Krispie treat cake, creamsicles, a variety of candies like orange sherbert Jelly Bellys, Twizzlers, cotton candy, M & M’s in an antique gumball machine in our wedding colors served in and on antique glassware. And last, were the chocolate salted caramel cupcakes served up on a three tier bicycle wheel cupcake stand.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

I can’t help but smile when I reflect on our wedding day. It was amazing to see and feel so much love and laughter from those near and dear to our hearts.

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

My advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff and go with the flow; guests tend not to notice and are unaware of unfinished details. Unexpected events, like an umbrella catapulting into the pond at our ceremony site, only add to the conversation of the day; no one was hurt. At the end of the day it is about the union of two people who love each other, so have fun, and don’t forget to eat!

A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Kearstin & Luke’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: FLYING DOG RANCHWe wanted a venue that not only felt intimate, but showcased the beautiful Roaring Fork valley. Flying Dog Ranch allowed us the perfect setting.

Photographer: David Gillette Photography  // Catering: Pan and Fork Supper ClubSave

Save

From the Magazine: Simply Us in Breckenidge

screenshotOne look at all the gorgeous florals from this wedding was all it took for us to fall in love. When the bride said the flowers (from Cori Cook) stole the show, we could not agree more.  From the bouquets to the centerpieces, Cori weaved a soft muted color palette of coral, cream, peach, yellow, and mint florals throughout the day. We also loved the homemade details the couple (Jenny & Jimmy) created to carry out their “hearts and chevron” theme. For example, they cut out 1,000 paper hearts and glued them on wood sticks then planted in the grass to create the ceremony aisle, love!  Add in a gorgeous outdoor location in the mountains and we just knew this wedding belonged in print!  Read the entire wedding day story in the Magazine (page 18) HERE, then order yourself a copy of the Magazine HERE!
Kerina0101081013_0240

Kerina0102 Kerina0103 Kerina0104 Kerina0105 Kerina0106 Kerina0107 Kerina0108 Kerina0109 Kerina0110 Kerina0111 Kerina0112 Kerina0113 Kerina0114 Kerina0115 Kerina0116 Kerina0117 Kerina0118 Kerina0119 Kerina0120 Kerina0121

Jenny & Jimmy’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Kerinsa MarieKerinsa is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, not to mention so talented. We couldn’t be happier with how the images turned out!

Planning & Design: Piece of Cake Wedding and EventsLindsay made our wedding come together and we couldn’t have done any of it without her. She was not only our planner, but our day of coordinator and event designer. She made the whole thing happen and we are forever grateful for all that she did!

Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design. Cori was part visionary for our wedding! She is so incredibly talented, resourceful, and sweet. I fully trusted her vision for us, and it did not disappoint, our flowers stole the show. Cori crafted the most beautiful centerpieces. The flowers and tablescape were so much better than I could’ve imagined.

Venue: V3 Ranch  //  Caterer: Chipotle  //  Cake: Sugar  // Tent, Linens & Rentals: Colorado Tents and Events  //  DJ: Elite Entertainment and Production  //  Invitations & Chalkboards: Paper & Ink  //   Bride’s Gown: Augusta Jones  //  Hair: Charmed Beauty  //  Makeup: The Maquillage

Where style meets sophistication.
Sharing romantic love stories, stunning imagery, and elegant wedding inspiration from the mountains.