Hear it First!
New issues, New real wedding features, New ideas & inspirations delivered to your email.

[x]
An Intimate Ranch Wedding in Gunnison

Hillary &  Tyler |  July 18th  |  Gunnison, Colorado

Hillary and Tyler met while they were both going to school in Gunnison, Colorado. They moved to Utah to live, but traveled back to Gunnison for their wedding because it was such a special place to them. Their wedding day was an intimate celebration filled with handcrafted country decor.

An Intimate Ranch Wedding in Gunnison

An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado

Hillary’s bouquet was made of wood chips.

An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison ColoradoAn Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison ColoradoAn Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison ColoradoA photo booth with cream, blush and navy ribbons was set up against a log cabin.
An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado An Intimate Simple Ranch Wedding in Gunnison Colorado

THE VENDOR TEAM: Photographer: Amanda Abel Photography  //  Event Planner: Lucky Penny Event Planning  //   Flowers: Stella Designs   //  Venue: I Bar Ranch

comments send to a friend

0 comments
A Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding

Audrey & Bryce  |  May 23rd  |  Ouray, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted to have a big party with good food and good music that happened to have a wedding ceremony beforehand. We strived to create an experience that was casual, fun, and memorable for both us and the guests.

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

The ceremony took place at a friends cabin on Hayden Mountain, just outside of Ouray. It was about a 15 minute drive up a Forest Service road so we had a Jeep shuttle available for friends that didn’t have four-wheel drive vehicles.

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

We chose to not have chairs at the ceremony location to create a more intimate setting with everyone standing beside us. We didn’t have a backup rain location, but instead told guests to bring blankets and umbrellas.

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

About halfway through the ceremony, big gentle snowflakes began to fall. Looking back, bad weather had been our primary concern about having an outdoor wedding on the top of a mountain in May. However, the snow became our favorite part of the day!

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

The reception took place at my in-law’s house, down the mountain from the ceremony location. Because of the bad weather, all of the tables and chairs were moved inside at the last minute, resulting in a 100-person dinner party in their living room with the band set up in the kitchen. I wanted to keep the décor as simple as possible. We used white linens and white china and the centerpieces were glass vases filled with peonies, sunflowers, snapdragons, and columbines.

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

Following the reception, we braved the cold for a bonfire on the lawn under the twinkling lights. We sang songs around the fire until the stars came out.

Snowy Spring Mountain Wedding, Ouray Colorado

CREDITS:
Photographer: Source of Light Imagery  //   Wedding Gown: Annelise Bridal Boutique  // Caterer: Have Cooker Will Travel  //  Linens: Grand Events

comments send to a friend

0 comments
An Intimate Valentine’s Day Wedding

Bonnie & Brad  |  February 14th  |  Durango, Colorado

From the bride: My wedding at Durango Mountain Resort was an absolute dream, truly.  We chose Valentine’s Day for several reasons: it’s my husband’s birthday, it’s the day we got engaged, and it’s been my favorite day of the year since I was two. We met at Durango Mountain Resort and fell in love at first sight. When we decided to get married, we knew we wanted to get married at the exact spot where we met. I was finishing nursing school, so we decided to have a very tiny and special ceremony.An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado

Looking back, my itty-bitty wedding was everything I hoped it would be. Durango is a magical place and I will treasure my romantic Valentine’s Day wedding memories for life! An Intimate Valentine's Day Wedding - Durango Colorado

Bonnie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

VENUE & LODGING: Durango Mountain Resort (more info). We stayed right at the base in a beautiful condo where we held our wedding. The staff was amazing.

Photographer: IlluminArts Photography  //  Flowers: Blossom of Durango

comments send to a friend

0 comments