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Simple Colorado Vintage

Rebecca & Matt | August 31st | Monument, Colorado

From the bride: My goal was to have a soft, simple yet rustic wedding that incorporated our beautiful Colorado location. We wanted our friends and family from the east coast to feel like they were getting the true Colorado experience. My three inspiring words became simple, vintage, and well, Colorado.


I am a crafter. That being said, almost every aspect of our wedding was personalized.

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The ceremony took place on a family friend’s property just feet away from their old and gorgeous red barn. It was the perfect place to create the eclectic outdoorsy feel we wanted. We decided to use a large amazing tree as our backdrop for the ceremony.


My Uncle, a wise man we both look up to, married us; his words of wisdom, encouragement, and truth from God’s word lead us through the ceremony.


My most memorable memory was when Matt and I took turns washing each other’s feet. We stopped and sat before each other to remind ourselves and the witnesses sitting before us, that we were committing to serving one another other in love. My sister and our two friends sang an acoustic and tear-jerking version of, “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz during this time.

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We used burlap runners on the cream-colored table clothes, and lanterns filled with pinecones and glittered rocks. We used small vintage mint vases with baby’s breath to add pops of color through out the table. There was a wide array of tin buckets filled with baby’s breath and glittery willow twigs in vases.

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Above the candy table we created a Mr & Mrs Stevens sign, and hung it with clothes pins and hemp.


One of my favorite details was the old oven cake display.  Since Matt and I are not big cake lovers, we decided that we wanted my mother’s famous “Special K” bars, and just a small cake to cut. The homemade bars were an absolute hit.

AndreaDahlberg0121My advice: Make the wedding your own. After telling my ideas like, having my mom’s special bars instead of cake, eating barbeque, and setting up a candy table for guests, to a few women who got married about 20-30 years ago, the one thing they said to me was, “I wish I had made my wedding my own.” Let your wedding shine on your personality and your relationship. In the end, it is about you and your spouse joining in a life long covenant, and celebrating with your closest friends and family.


Rebecca & Matt

Photographer: Andrea Dahlberg Photography. She was AMAZING. Andrea and her family has been some of our closest family friends for a very long time, so I knew I could trust her and her artistic ability to shoot our special day. She captured the full emotion of the day, and created keepsakes that we will hold dear until the day we die.

Caterer: Front Range Barbeque. Unbelievable food. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants authentic good food to fit a barn setting. We had people coming up to us all night saying how amazing the food was. The staff was very easy to work with and did anything they could to help us with the day. 

Bride’s Gown: Pilar Aleece from Danelle’s Bridal

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A Rustic Handmade Wedding at Chatfield

Sarah & Tom  |  August 29th  |  Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

From the bride:
Everything was DIY. The invitations, program (all stationary), favors (ceramic glasses handmade by my mom), table centerpieces, dessert toppers, the bridesmaid’s sashes, my earrings, hair comb, and lace knit shrug for the reception, the flower girl’s necklaces and ribbon wreaths, burlap bunting, our traditional Greek stefana and escort cards and display.  I loved the DIY projects so much that I have started an Etsy store called Gilded Lily.

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I wore an Enzoani gown from The Bridal Collection.

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Our color palette was yellow and grey with teal accents.

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Jenna Walker Photographers

We got married in a clearing of trees in front of a gazebo with a beautiful view of the foothills.  We asked a mutual friends of our parents, whom we both deeply respected to perform the ceremony. 

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At the beginning of the ceremony, we asked our guests to turn to those around them and offer a sign of peace – this gave us an opportunity to visit each set of parents and present roses to our mothers.  Tom is Greek and so to honor his heritage, we wore the traditional stefana (crowns), but walked around our guests rather than three times around the alter, displaying the importance of our friends and family in our lives.

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Jenna Walker Photographers

Our décor was rustic with burlap table runners, groups of white milk vases filled with yellow billy balls, hand drawn chalkboard signage and mason jar glasses. One long table meandered through a field with round tables spotted around it and marquee lights hanging overhead. 

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Having been to many weddings and despising being herded into a group for the bouquet toss, we opted for a non-traditional version.  My brother built a 6’ tall trebuchet (French catapult) to fling the bouquet and garter!  We asked all single guests to write their name on a flag and place it in a field where they thought the bouquet would land.

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 Rockstar Venue: The Botanic Gardens at Chatfield {more info | website}

Rockstar Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Collection {more info | website}, Enzoani gown

Photographer: Katie Thurmes of Jenna Walker Photographers  //  Cake: The Makery Cake Company  //   Flowers: A Florae

Honeymoon Location:  A road trip to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.

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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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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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