Courtney & Chris | May 25th | Grand Junction, Colorado
From the bride:
My goal for our wedding day was to create a simple and relaxed day, overflowing with love. I love nature and antiques so I really wanted to incorporate both by means of tree trunks, lace, and lots of flowers. I chose a color palette of blush pink, peach and gray, with hints of mint green.
We did almost all of the wedding planning and decorating ourselves, so I feel like the whole day was the result of many personal touches. Really though, it was such a great feeling to see everything that I’d envisioned come together so beautifully as a result of many helping hands. My parents brought out several antiques from their home to be used as decorations, some dear family friends played music for the ceremony, and still more friends helped with assembling the bridesmaid’s bouquets and table centerpieces. The whole day wouldn’t have been nearly as beautiful without the help that so many friends provided.
Our ceremony took place in the gazebo on the lawn. It really was beautiful. My favorite memory was when the best man fainted! When it happened it was startling, but now we all laugh when we remember it.
The reception took place in the barn at Cross Orchards. We had some great BBQ, played corn hole, and attempted to talk to everyone who came out to celebrate with us.
Looking back, I would try to ensure that I had more time to spend just hanging out and enjoying the evening. I feel like I was trying too hard to talk to everyone, and I didn’t really TALK with anyone.
My advice: Don’t rush or stress about planning! Things will fall into place. Don’t be afraid to toss some of the lesser details out; remember to focus on the core reason for the day: celebrating your union to your best friend with your family and friends. Everything else is really just extra. Don’t stress over creating a “picture perfect” day.
Courtney’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Venue: Cross Orchards Historic Site. I would recommend Cross Orchards to a couple looking for a rustic and lovely outdoor location in the Grand Valley. They are very accommodating, closing the orchard to the public for almost the whole weekend of our wedding!
Photographer: Jaimee Morse Photography. Amazing!
Linens, Tables & Chairs: Grand Events & Party Rentals. Would highly recommend them! Great customer service.
Cake: Hey Sweet Cakes. They had many flavor options, and they did a great job of doing exactly as I asked for my cupcakes and cake.