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A Fun Backyard Wedding in Boulder

Kelli & John | June 8th | Boulder, Colorado

From the bride:
I had decided early on in the wedding planning process that I wanted the day of the wedding to be as stress free as possible.  It was so comfortable to have our wedding at my parent’s house, and we didn’t have to worry about transporting things from place to place, or making any appointments.  I was very relaxed all day, and was able to enjoy every moment.

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John and I did a “first look”, which proved to be one of the most special times of the day.  It’s weird that on your wedding day, you don’t actually have any time alone with your groom.  We took this time to just be together.

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My favorite detail was the lawn games.  I always pictured our guests enjoying some of our favorite games during cocktail hour.  John and I got to partake in some corn hole…I’m pretty sure we won!

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The centerpieces on the long tables included bud vases with peonies and garden roses, and lanterns. We had lights strung all over the yard, in the trees, and inside the tent.  There just happened to be a beautiful sunset over the Boulder Flatirons, which also added to the décor.

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It was John’s idea for us to take “time outs” during the reception to soak it all in.  Several times during the party, we both took a moment to look around and realize how blessed we were.  Those moments are some of the ones that we treasure most.

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Kelli & John’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Event Planner: A Touch of Bliss. Becky and Sarah were amazing!! They work so well together and they worked so hard to make everything come together and on budget.  They had wonderful ideas through out the whole process.  We really could not have thrown our wedding with out them.  They worked so hard the day of the wedding.  They were the first to arrive and the last to leave, and took care of everything from setting up, to running to the store when we ran out of ice, to just making sure the day ran smoothly.

Photographer: Yellow Feather PhotographyBeth did an incredible job photographing our wedding.  She captured every moment, and her photos really tell the story of our entire day.  Not only is she an amazing photographer, she is a joy to work with.  She is laid back and reminds you that the day is about you and your groom, and to enjoy it.

Flowers: Somerset Floral Design. Liz did an incredible job with our flowers.  I had a vision of peonies, and Liz came up with the perfect bouquets and boutonnieres.  She also designed the arch for the ceremony. She was amazing to work with and really helped guide the design of the whole wedding.

DJ:  Rock Candy DJJohnny did a great job keeping the flow of cocktail hour and dinner.  He really shined with the dancing though.  He was able to read the crowd and keep the party going all night.  He was great with requests and overall did a wonderful job.

Caterer: Abrusci’s Italian Restaurant. Annie was great to work with, and she was able to create a menu of Italian food that we loved! Her team was amazing as well.  They worked so hard the day of the wedding, and they really went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly.

Wedding Gown Designer: Angelina Bridal Couture from Felice Bridal

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A Rustic Shabby Chic Wedding

Laura & Mitchell  |  June 29th  |  Larkspur, Colorado

From the bride:
My favorite detail was the old doors set up outside on the lawn to give the illusion of going through church doors as you walked down the aisle.
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My mother and I also scoured flea markets and antique stores to find antique galvanized tin buckets to line the aisle. The buckets were simply filled with baby’s breath but it looked just beautiful.

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We combined my love of all things shabby chic with a soft and romantic color palette of pinks, whites, creams, blushes.

BrookeTrexler0105 BrookeTrexler0106 BrookeTrexler0107The arbor we got married under was decorated simply with a swag of sheer fabric and a mini chandelier. It sounds corny but seeing the fabric blow slightly in the breeze gave me chills it was so pretty.

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When Mitchell proposed to me he tricked me and had the ring box hidden in his sock, so when it came time for the best man to produce the ring he acted like he lost it (I panicked) and once again Mitchell got down on one knee at the alter and pulled out the ring from his sock! It was so funny and sweet!

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laura&mitchell-340I surprised my Mom and Nana by having my bridal portraits done in the wedding dress they wore which was hand-made by my great grandmother. I got copies of their bridal portraits without them knowing and displayed the pictures at the wedding of all three of us in the gown. They both bawled when they saw them!

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BrookeTrexler0113BrookeTrexler0114We had a long “Kings Table” down the middle of the room with rounds down the side. There were cream and blush colored linens and mismatched but coordinating floral arrangements surrounded by natural greens in wooden boxes and antique vases. The décor was very soft and romantic.  The room was up lit with gorgeous lighting as well as candles flooding the tables. My favorite touch of décor was the mismatched vintage cream chairs at all the tables. They really gave a unique touch to the room.BrookeTrexler0115My favorite detail was the chandeliers we had brought in by Pink Monkey Designs. They were breathtaking and one hung in the middle above the cake and it was just beautiful.

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My advice: Find the right venue and HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER!

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 Laura & Mitchell’s
RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Crooked Willow Farms. Not only did I love this place but every other vendor loves working with this place. They have everything covered and thought of but the best part, it’s GORGEOUS!

Event Planner: Chelle Smith of Revel & Bloom. I can’t say enough good things. She is so easy to work with and has an ease about her that makes nothing stressful. She also has the best relationships with very talented vendors. I couldn’t have had the wedding I did without her or any of the people she brought to my attention.

Photographer: Brooke Trexler, such a doll. She felt like a friend at the end of the night that I was hugging goodbye. And the pictures speak for themselves.

Caterer & Cake: Three TomatoesDonnah Phipps. People talked about the food for days if not weeks, and it was surprisingly affordable for feeding 200 people. The cake was a show stopper centerpiece and it was so delicious there was not even a piece left to freeze!

Floral Design: Sweet Pea Flowers, Lisa & Lizzie took my vague idea and ran with it and it blew me away. Being an out of town bride I wasn’t able to be hands on looking at things and flowers are my absolute favorite so I was really nervous. But I cried when I saw how beautiful the flowers were!

Invitations: Scribbles, they did a fantastic job getting me letterpress invites for a great price.

Bride’s Gown: Robert Bullock Bridal from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.

Hair & Makeup: Cynthia Goodberry, Denver Makeup Gurushe came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She did a fabulous job and was so fun to have around while getting ready for my big day.

DJ: Eric Hovey, Progressive Sound  //  Chair & Furniture Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals  //  Videographer: 1321 Studios

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Details: For the Love of Green

It’s no secret that green is our favorite color so when we saw this stylish wedding we just had to share it. From the awesome shoes to the bright signature drinks, we love that the color green was weaved into every detail of this Boulder wedding!chowen0101 chowen0102 chowen0103 chowen0104 chowen0105 chowen0106 chowen0107 chowen0108 chowen0109 chowen0110 chowen0111 chowen0112 chowen0113 chowen0114 chowen0115

THE VENDORS
Rockstar Favors: HONEYVILLE {more info | website}  //  Photographer: Chowen Photography  // Event Design: Calluna Events  //  Flowers: European Flower Shop   //  Cake: Intricate Icings

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