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A Rocky Mountain Romance from Jamison Gale Photography

Alicia  & Spencer  |  June 1st  |  Estes Park, Colorado

From the bride,
Our inspiration for the day was our love of the mountains and the quaint town of Estes Park. We added touches of our alma mater, the University of Florida.

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Our first look moment across the small bridge was really great. Seeing the look on Spencer’s  face when he saw me, smiling from ear to ear was so calming. I had been so emotional all morning, tearing up at every little thing, but once I saw him, I was so at ease.

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The sun came out right as I walked down the aisle. Seeing my husband at the end of the aisle with tears in his eyes was the most memorable moment.

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As we were reciting our vows, it felt like it was just me, Spencer, and the mountains. JamisonGale09 JamisonGale10 JamisonGale11

We made Florida strawberry jam for favors. 

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Advice: Avoid looking at items that may be out of your price range because once you fall in love, there’s no turning back. Choose vendors that have great customer service.

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Alicia & Spencer’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Photographer: JAMISON GALE PHOTOGRAPHY { more info | website }. Jaime takes the most breathtaking photos! She is so easy going and fun to be around, which made all the pictures so fun!

Rockstar Bridal Boutique:  THE BRIDAL COLLECTION { more info | website }; they made picking out a dress so comfortable and Jackie, my consultant, was so sweet and helpful! They kept doing alterations until I was happy and made it as stress free as possible!

Venue: Wild Basin Lodge was amazing! They have the best customer service and were so accommodating. By the day of the wedding, they felt like family. On the day of, they coordinated everything and made it so stress free for me, everything going off on time without a hitch!  The food was amazing! I would even go back for tastings just to get more of the delicious fish, steak, and appetizers!

DJ: Mile High Music Patrol; Mike made the reception so fun with a perfect mix of current music and classic songs played at parties!

Cake: Tasty Cakes Cakery;  Kellie was great!

Florist: Blooms of Estes; Nancy was great at putting the perfect flowers together! I was a bit stressed about not being able to see the flowers in person until the week of, but Nancy has such a good eye they turned out beautiful!

Hair & Makeup: Bella Capelli; they were great! They came to the house we were renting near the lodge and did my hair and makeup along with my bridesmaids, mom, and grandma.

Others: Ed’s Cantina for rehearsal dinner was really fun! They were very nice and we were able to use a nice private room upstairs.

Honeymoon Location: Walt Disney World! We stayed in the honeymoon suite at the wilderness lodge a few nights getting pampered and then moved to a savannah view room at the animal kingdom lodge where we woke up to giraffes and zebras!

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A Shabby Chic Romance

From the bride, Audrey:
 I’ve always been obsessed with antique stores. What you can find in them comes with such incredible histories and stories around each piece. My whole family shares this passion. So when we started to plan the wedding, the theme of shabby chic really fit in with what I already had and loved. I wanted our day to be romantic and I had to have lace everywhere!  Practically everything was handmade, we spent hours adding all the little touches. JasonG01

I looked through tons of magazines to get ideas and build my own special day. I like magazines much better than Pinterest because I could write notes and cut out the pictures I wanted.

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 We had the vows under the gazebo. It was magical and surreal. When asked who gave me away, my whole family stood up and said “we do.” It was an incredible moment. JasonG09 JasonG10 JasonG11 JasonG12 JasonG13 JasonG14 JasonG15 JasonG16 JasonG17My MOH and I did all of the chalkboard signs for the wedding. I really feel like they are that special touch because the details make all the difference in the word.

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I love all the lace table clothes that my Mom and Grandma put together for me. After the wedding was over we gave each one away to a family and or friend that helped us to put everything together.  I keep mine on our dinning room table. It’s a nice daily reminder of that day we shared with all our loved ones. 

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I really loved all the table centerpieces. My family all pitched in and gave me little pieces from their own homes and my Mom and I searched hundreds of antique stores for the pieces we wanted. 

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Advice: Set a budget and stick to it!

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Audrey & Sean’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Jason + Gina Wedding Photographers  //  Venue: Dunafon Castle  //  Caterer: Bistro Boys  //  Florist: The Perfect Petal  //  Cake: Das Meyer  //   Linens: Butler Rents  //    DJ: A Music Plus   // Guest Lodging: Magnolia Hotel Denver  //  Hair: XOXO Salon  //   Makeup: Michael Moore

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Simply Perfect at Evergreen Lake House

Kathy & Kyle  |  May 26th  |   Evergreen, Colorado

From the bride, Kathy:
While we were dating, before we even talked about getting engaged, the first time we walked around Evergreen Lake, I knew that I wanted to get married there. Something about how beautiful and peaceful the area was that surrounded such a spectacular lake house was it. I was drawn to it instantly.  And naturally, everything happened there. The bridge where we took our engagement pictures and where we did our first look pictures the day of the wedding was where we got engaged.
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For the reception, my mom had traditional Vietnamese wedding outfits made for us (red for the bride and blue for the groom) and we surprised my grandmother by coming out dressed in them. She hadn’t had a grandchild get married the “traditional” way.  She was so happy to see this.

KristinMae14Our advice: Take the time to eat dinner and eat at least a full slice of cake… We were both so excited about the cake flavors that we chose during our tasting, but with trying to keep the party going we only had the bite that we fed each other after cutting the cake. Also, remember that your wedding day is about the two of you. Everything else will fall into place. KristinMae15

Kathy & Kyle’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Venue EVERGREEN LAKE HOUSE { more info | website }. The most beautiful, peaceful and perfect location for a wedding. 

Photographer: Kristin Mae Photography. This wife and husband combo are seriously the BEST!  They are professional, kind and considerate. They take the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable. They are organized and helped us to stay on track. And most importantly, the photos that got back are BEAUTIFUL and they were able to capture all the important details to help us remember the day like it was just yesterday when we look at the pictures.

Caterer: Bistro Boys Catering. Lauren Ludwig was our coordinator and she was wonderful! Organized, professional and quick to get back with any questions we had. Our food was amazing. 

Cake: Azucar BakeryWe wish we would have had more cake because we it was amazing. 

Flowers: Stems. Dory is so wonderful to work with! Very reasonable in price and she is willing to work with her clients budget. 

Paper for Save the Dates and Invitations: The Paper Source  //  DJ: A Music Plus  //  Guest Lodging: Comfort Suites, Evergreen  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana  //  Shoes: Kate Spade and Toms  //  Jewelry: Nadri  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

Honeymoon Location: Maui, Hawaii

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