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!
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
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!
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!
Read the entire wedding day story HERE!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!’
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
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
One 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!
Jenny & Jimmy’s
Photographer: Kerinsa Marie. Kerinsa 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 Events. Lindsay 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