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A Simple Rustic Colorado Wedding

Devin & Darren |  June 21st  |  Estes Park, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted an intimate, rustic, cozy, natural, and outdoorsy wedding with earth tones and neutrals.

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My favorite ceremony memory was seeing each other for the first time.  We are not very traditional, but preserving the “walking down the aisle” moment was special to Darren, so we kept true to tradition.  It was worth it to have that experience filled with excitement and love. 

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

 Another one of our favorite moments from the ceremony was the unexpected change in weather; the wind was blowing, rain was falling, and thunder was rolling in like crazy!  During this exact moment, Amy was reading the blessing that said that now that we are married, we will feel no rain.  It was a funny and sweet moment, and it reminded us of what was truly important.

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

 We held the reception at the Twin Owls Steakhouse. We kept the décor very simple: white linens, wood vases and all white flowers, candles in mason jars.

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

Darren’s dad made flower planter boxes with a “D” from old barn wood.

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

 Looking back, we ’ve both laughed about how we wish we would have eaten more of our delicious food.  There was so much going on that we got too distracted!

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

My advice: Do what you want, regardless of the well-meaning advice of others.  Make your wedding your own and don’t worry about what others are doing; this is a celebration of you and your significant other. Similarly, remember to focus on the bigger picture. Although the wedding is a joyous day full of memories, it is really about what comes after the wedding: your life together.

A Simple Mountain Rustic Wedding at Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes ark Colorado

Devin’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Reception Site & Caterer: Twin Owls Steakhouse {more info}. Intimate setting and great food!
Photographer: Christina Kiffney Photography. She was absolutely amazing, easy, and detail oriented.  We couldn’t be happier with the images she caught of our day.
Ceremony Site & Lodging: Black Canyon Inn  //  Wedding Gown: Wtoo by Watters from Dora Grace Bridal  //  Hair & Makeup: Melissa Richter  //  Groom’s suit: Armani  //  Event Planner: Lucky & In Love Events  //  Florist: Blooms Flower Market

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A Country Rustic Wedding on Grand Lake

Courtney  & Adam  |  August 31st  |  Grand Lake, Colorado

As Courtney walked down the aisle, Adam was all smiles. Guests sat overlooking the gorgeous views of Grand Lake as they watched this sweet couple recite their heartfelt vows. Their day only got sweeter when the reception started. The rustic decor included wood, burlap, lace and sunflowers with purple accents that perfectly matched the surroundings. Guests danced the evening away as they watched the sun set over the lake.

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THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer:  LisaAnne Photography   //  Event Planner: JA Special Events   //  Venue: Grand Lake Lodge  //  Floral Designer: Statice Floral   //  Dress Store: Bea’s Bridal Nook  //  Cake: Church of Cupcakes

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A Handmade Wedding in the Mountains

Kerstyn & Korby | Fraser, Colorado

From the bride: Colorado is the only place I could ever picture myself getting married, and it was my dream wedding day.

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

I made all of my bridesmaids jewelry (earrings, necklace, and a bracelet) to match their dresses. I packaged them into small mason jars topped with fabric and paper flowers.

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

We lined the aisle with shepherds hooks with hanging mason jars filled with sunflowers, and white daisies we cut from my parents yard in Winter Park.

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado MountainsThe mountain backdrop for our ceremony was so beautiful! 

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado MountainsDuring the ceremony, it started to sprinkle and the wind picked up, which made our candle lighting ceremony impossible (we had to redo it later).

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains I stained and lacquered creates for the table centerpieces. We filled tall blue bottles with wild flowers.

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

I love lanterns, so there were lanterns everywhere. Hanging from the tent ceiling, in the trees outside the tent, and the larger ones on the tables. We also hung glass orbs with tea lights in them from ceiling over the bridal party table. A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

We made the cake stand out of a wooden charger and a pillar candle holder that we stained and lacquered. We also made the gum paste peony flowers and the wooden M for the cake.

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Korby is a big hunter so I incorporated some deer antlers into the décor.

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

The sunset was so beautiful that night!

A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains A Handmade Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

Kerstyn’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

By far our favorite vender was our photographers, Irving PhotographyMathew and Ariel made everything so simple and easy. They are both so enthusiastic about what they do it makes it easy to relax and enjoy having your picture taken. Our photos turned out more beautiful and perfect than we could have ever imagined.

Venue & Cater: The Wildhorse Inn, was beautiful and the inspiration for the whole wedding theme. The food was delicious and they even catered to my Gluten Free diet.

Flowers: Our beautiful bouquets were made by Brittany Kinoshita of Hana Style Designs. I would highly recommend her because she was so easy to work with and the bouquets turned our gorgeous.

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