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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!

laura&mitchell-312 BrookeTrexler0109My mother handmade the seating cards on “patriotic” paper and tied on small Marine Corps charms to honor my husband’s job as a Marine. These were displayed on vintage shutters.

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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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Rustic Garden Wedding from Shelley Coar Photography

Cassie & Dustin |  July 26th  |  Littleton, Colorado

From the bride: We decided on a country rustic style since we love burlap and the neutral color palette that goes along with it.Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyWe handmade a distance post that indicated how far away our guests were visiting from.Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyOur flower girl dumped the remaining petals on Dustin’s feet when she got to him!Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyDustin and I wrote love letters to one another, which were similar to our vows that we shared.Shelley Coar PhotographyWe did a water ceremony and the best man actually overfilled Dustin’s mug and it spilled!Shelley Coar Photography ShellyCoar0114 Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyOur table names were hikes we have done together – the escort cards matched and had maps and a pearl pinpointing the location.Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyWe used an old ironing board to setup a postcard table where guests wrote us postcards.  These are being mailed to us throughout our first year of marriage!We painted bride and groom signs that hung on our chairs. Shelley Coar Photography We had white table cloths with burlap runners. Centerpieces were small wooden boxes with single flower vases and succulents on the side.Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyOur lovely moms and Dustin’s God father baked all the pies for the dessert table.Shelley Coar Photography Shelley Coar PhotographyMy advice: Keep a binder of receipts, pictures, everything and anything!  Enjoy the planning process and make sure both of you are involved!

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Photographer: SHELLEY COAR PHOTOGRAPHY {more info | website}. She was truly wonderful.  She was great to have around on our day and personable.  Her pictures were beautiful and she never seemed to be in the way… very discreet but managed to get all of the details and photos we wanted.  Taking our couple photos alone was one of our favorite moments of our wedding – being able to be alone together was so important!

Venue: Hudson Gardens. Such a gorgeous site!!!  Denise was excellent to work with.  She let us visit often and answered all of our questions.

Caterer: The Pines Catering. We LOVED working with them.  Stephanie Smith was absolutely fantastic.  She was so helpful.  She understood what we were hoping for as an image and helped us to create it.  Any questions we had were answered so promptly.  At our walk through she took such detailed notes.  I was never for a second worried about what the outcome would be.  Our food was delicious and our guests loved it.  Their staff was professional and very prompt in picking up after guests and pouring champagne.  We were so happy with them!

Cake: The Makery. Tasting was yummy and such an easy vendor to work with.  When something came up, they called us!

Florist: Sweet Pea Flowers. Another incredible vendor.  We loved working with Lizzie!!  They were so fun and after looking at our wedding binder, she quickly understood our ideas.  She was knowledgeable about the flowers and had great suggestions when we were unsure.  This is another instance where we didn’t have to worry at all on our wedding day.  We trusted her and those that she had helping her setup on the day of!

Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals. Delivery was easy and made for a beautiful seating area.

Videographer: 1321 Studios. Jeff captured all of the moments we wanted and we ended up with a beautifully made video.  We have already watched our 4 minute highlight reel numerous times and our full video a few times.  The cd itself is so personal and our family who could not make the trip to CO love the video.  We feel so lucky to have this captured on video.  Jeff was great to work with and fun to have around on the day of our wedding!

Harpist: Mary Keener. She was professional and easy to work with.  We loved that we got to hear her play before we committed.  We were so happy we had this special touch during our ceremony!

Honeymoon Location: Road trip—Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park!  Hiking, exploring, AND relaxation!  Paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe was a highlight!

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