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“You and Me, Come What May”

From the bride, Hilary:
We took a trip to Telluride about a year into dating and had such a great time. Telluride is the epitome of us as our motto is “You and me, come what may.” 

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My Dad had orange and black umbrellas made for our ceremony…just in case. PhotobyJulie03 PhotobyJulie04Our ceremony was held at San Sophia Overlook (10,000 feet). I Walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, one of my husband’s favorite songs.

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A District Court Judge I clerked for in law school came from Nebraska to marry us. PhotobyJulie06 PhotobyJulie07 PhotobyJulie08 PhotobyJulie09 PhotobyJulie10 PhotobyJulie11

My advice: Get away and do something for the two of you! PhotobyJulie12

Hilary’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue & Catering: Telluride Ski Resort.  The staff at Telluride Ski Resort did an incredible job, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.  It was the perfect rustic, with elegance setting.  They allowed us to customize the menu, do any and all decorations we wanted, and even accommodated our iPod and song list. Such a cozy place!  Holli Owen and Lacey Downing were simply amazing. They were so easy to work and had every last detail taken care of.  They stayed at the reception to make sure we had everything we wanted.  Awesome!

Photographer: Photography by Juliewonderful to work with.  Great pics!  Second shooter: Carrie Johnson

Wedding Gown: D’Anelli Bridal  //   Hair & Makeup: Shayla Wilkes, YX Salon   //  Nails & Tanning: Studio G  //  Cake: The Butcher & Baker Cafe  //   Rentals: Viking Rentals

Guest Lodging: Hotel Columbia. The staff here bent over backwards for us….there was never a request they could not handle ….from putting my flowers in water when they arrived, to allowing my husband to wash his Ford Bronco in their driveway, to placing gift bags in our guests’ rooms, so simply being wonderful….they did it all!

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Styled Shoot: Romantic Country Elegance

From the photographer, Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer:
A little bit of country, a little bit of elegance. We got away from the rustic look and found a more romantic way to fit this wedding. With bright colors and eye catching details, my team and I put together a styled shoot that a bride from any region could get on board with.
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The dress by Ivy and Aster was a great complement to the shoot. With laser cut layers and a gorgeously detailed beaded cape, it was a super light and airy gown and also perfectly falls in line with the bridal fashion trending right now.  Alea02

The invites were watercolor with a modern approach to the RSVP card. Alea03 Alea04

I loved the cake table. The three cakes with ombre details and soft pastels was a new spin on the traditional one cake. Stunning florals accented the unfinished wooden top table and the “bride and groom” mannequins brought a very unique accent to the table.Alea05

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The reception table was a worn blue table and we used purple napkins to contrast the colors of the florals. Old silverware was placed next to the gold-lined plates for a subtle juxtaposition of classic and antique. There were great food details like the mini open fruit pies, pecan desserts, and a peach signature drink with actual sliced peaches in it.Alea09Alea10Alea11

THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer  //  Invitation Designer: Announce This  //  Cake Designer: Classic Cakes  // Dress Store: Jennifer Behr  //  Floral Designer: Victorian Gardens

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A Dreamy Romance

Erin & Jason  |  May 26th  | Sedalia, Colorado

From the bride, Erin:
I pretty much knew the style I wanted right off the bat, timeless, but with freshness, newness and a lot of uniqueness.  I chose a soft color palette with shades of blush pinks, lilacs, peach and golds. I tried to do a lot of things myself not only to be wise with my budget but also just because I enjoy this kind of stuff.

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When we had looked for a venue I was looking for something very specific. I had always dreamed of being married in a garden and then having an outdoor evening reception. Castle Cliff was ideal because of the beautiful gardens and intimacy of the whole venue. It was the second place we went and saw and we knew it was the place. I couldn’t imagine myself walking down the aisle to Jason in any other location.

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We really wanted our guests to feel like they were coming into our own private home and feel comfortable. 

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The headband I wore was really special. I made it and incorporated one of my great grandma’s bracelets into it. So it was unique and special.

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My favorite detail was the flowers. They were so stunning and exactly what I had wanted. I just loved the way they pulled everything together.

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Our ceremony was really personal to us and everything just felt like a big family party. Both of us had been a little leery of sharing such intimate things with so many people watching. But when he began to share his heart with me everyone disappeared and I knew everything he was saying was from his heart and he meant every word.

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One of the things I really loved about the reception was the ability to move our guests around to different locations within the venue. I really wanted to try to get away from that typical ballroom/banquet feel where you sit in the same place all night, have small talk for a little bit, but then just get quiet and bored. It happens so often at weddings and I wanted to create different conversation atmospheres to keep everything feeling fresh and different. Castle Cliff gave me the perfect place to accomplish that.

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My mom and I searched for about 3 months for all the different pieces we used on the tables. A vast majority of the centerpiece vases were just old glass vases we both had from just over the years and I spray painted them all gold. Super easy and green! All the table overlays we made too.

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Erin’s FAVE VENDORS

Photographer: Josh Luna Fine Art Photography. Josh was so wonderful to work with and extremely talented. He did more than I could have ever imagined with our photos and day of was such a joy to work with. He was able to capture shots without feeling like a nosy paparazzi, which was really enjoyable.

Cake: The Bundt Shoppe. I loved my cake and how it all turned out. I had a two tier cutting cake for Jason and I and then several mini bundt cakes for the dessert bar. All the guests loved them too.

Florist: Littleton Flower Shop. Dawn was incredible. I had met with several florists and she was the only one who truly understood what I wanted and was able to grasp my vision and be creative on her own.  She went above and beyond what I could ever imagine and I was beyond thrilled.

Wedding Gown: Vera Wang from The Nordstrom Wedding Suite  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier from The Nordstrom Wedding Suite  //  Men’s Wear: Black by Vera Wang

Honeymoon Location: Saint Lucia

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