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“You and Me, Come What May”

From the bride, Hilary:
We took a trip to Telluride about a year into dating and had such a great time. Telluride is the epitome of us as our motto is “You and me, come what may.” 

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My Dad had orange and black umbrellas made for our ceremony…just in case. PhotobyJulie03 PhotobyJulie04Our ceremony was held at San Sophia Overlook (10,000 feet). I Walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, one of my husband’s favorite songs.

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A District Court Judge I clerked for in law school came from Nebraska to marry us. PhotobyJulie06 PhotobyJulie07 PhotobyJulie08 PhotobyJulie09 PhotobyJulie10 PhotobyJulie11

My advice: Get away and do something for the two of you! PhotobyJulie12

Hilary’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue & Catering: Telluride Ski Resort.  The staff at Telluride Ski Resort did an incredible job, and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.  It was the perfect rustic, with elegance setting.  They allowed us to customize the menu, do any and all decorations we wanted, and even accommodated our iPod and song list. Such a cozy place!  Holli Owen and Lacey Downing were simply amazing. They were so easy to work and had every last detail taken care of.  They stayed at the reception to make sure we had everything we wanted.  Awesome!

Photographer: Photography by Juliewonderful to work with.  Great pics!  Second shooter: Carrie Johnson

Wedding Gown: D’Anelli Bridal  //   Hair & Makeup: Shayla Wilkes, YX Salon   //  Nails & Tanning: Studio G  //  Cake: The Butcher & Baker Cafe  //   Rentals: Viking Rentals

Guest Lodging: Hotel Columbia. The staff here bent over backwards for us….there was never a request they could not handle ….from putting my flowers in water when they arrived, to allowing my husband to wash his Ford Bronco in their driveway, to placing gift bags in our guests’ rooms, so simply being wonderful….they did it all!

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Relaxed & Fun in Montrose

From the bride, Katie:
It was the perfect day! I got to marry my best friend and hang out with all the people who mean the world to me. We danced the night away and had a blast.
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We got married outside on the lawn next to the river on a beautiful day! There were trees and mountains all around us.

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My Mom made all the burlap table runners and signs as well as wildflower seed thank you gifts.

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Katie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Trout River Ranch. I would highly recommend them! Not only did we rent the property, but we also rented the house for the night before and night of. It was great to be able to get ready on site and then not have to drive anywhere after the event. Denny and Jan were wonderful to work with.

Photographer: Rebecca Ellison Photography. Becca is the best! She has a great personality and works with you to make sure she captures the moments you want and then some. Everyone who attended the wedding complemented on how wonderful she was! She fit in well with the group and seemed to be at all the right spots to capture memorable moments. I highly recommend Becca she is so talented and professional, she made the day easy!

Tent & Rentals: Park Avenue Parties. Celeste was so wonderful to work with! She helped to get the tents, tables, and dance floor layed. Park Avenue had everything we needed to make a great party! They were on time with their setup and tear down. They worked with us on last minute changes and I never had to worry about a thing!

Cake: Butch’s Café Take the Cake. Kim was easy to work with and makes delicious cakes! We had a white cake with raspberry filling, a chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and red velvet.

Florist: Alpine Floral. They were very helpful on picking the right combinations and did a great job on all of the flowers. They listened to what we wanted and delivered just that! I highly recommend them!

Transportation: Telluride Express. Since the venue was outside of town we provided a shuttle for the guests. Laurie was great to work with; she has a lot of experience and helped us make sure everyone was picked up on time. The driver was very professional and nice!

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Inspired by Telluride

Meghan & Joseph  |  June 16th  |  Telluride, Colorado

From the bride, Meghan:
Joseph took me to Telluride on our first trip together and I fell in love with the town. Telluride brings this feeling of peace and relaxation, a feeling of just being centered, and it is an amazing creation! You have this little storybook town nestled in this canyon of lush green mountains and an amazing waterfall at the end of town.IlluminArts01

I wanted a very natural style wedding to keep with the Telluride theme. I also wanted to make the day very personal. To bring in the natural feel, I included aspen trees and river rock. I chose a brown, cream, and green color palette with yellow accents.

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We started our ceremony early so that it would end at sunset. The mountain view in Telluride at sunset is breathtaking and that is what we wanted our guests to see!

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My most memorable moment was saying my vows with the amazing mountains in front of us.

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My advice: Hire a coordinator, enjoy every moment, the good and the bad, because you will look back and love both.

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Meghan’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Illuminarts Photography. Absolutely amazing and so much fun to work with. What sold me on Drew was the way he would capture shots that no one else would ever see. His creative eye is remarkable, he truly made my day that much more special. My photos are my absolute favorite. Words cannot explain how wonderful Drew is!

Venue & Caterer: The Peaks Resort. I could not have asked for a better venue. We had great views, exceptional food, and amazing service.

Florist: China Rose really captured my vision for what I wanted my flowers to look like. Amy had so many amazing ideas. I loved her creativity.

Hair & Makeup: The Peaks Spa

Honeymoon Location: Kauai, Hawaii

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