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Telluride Love

Photography by IlluminArts Photography

From the bride, Kohli:
I chose Telluride for my wedding long before I chose my husband.  I love Telluride and consider it my second home.  Fortunately, my husband loves it too!

We had our bouquets wrapped with antique embroidered handkerchiefs and we all wore Hunter (mud) boots in different colors. We also created a wreath design with an “F” emblem that we used at the ceremony site and on the cake. I collected dozens of old aqua mason jars that we placed on the tables and filled with either fresh flowers or candles. We had a three layer carrot cake covered in white fondant, sage green piping and our emblem. Our favors were sugar cookies, a journal and pen tied with green satin ribbon.
-Our welcome baskets for guests were tea towel satchels that I constructed and filled with bottled water, trail mix, cookies, chewing gum, eye drops and the weekend itineraries.
-I always wanted a pair of custom designed cowboy boots so I had some made to wear with my wedding dress.
-We tried to buy things that we would use again (cowboy boots, jewelry, mud boots, etc.) with the added benefit of remembering our day every time we wore those items.
-Saturday morning, my dad led a hike to Bear Creek with all the guests.
-We had a welcome reception for all our guests Friday and Saturday night along with a farewell brunch on Sunday morning.


*Rockstar Floral Designer: SIEMPRE FLORES  { More info | Website }

Photographer:  IlluminArts Photography // Music:  Antone’s DJ  //  Event Planner:  Soiree Telluride

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Mad Hatter Forest Tea Party

Melinda & Mike | July 30th | Pagosa Springs, Colorado

From the bride:
I wanted our wedding to be fun without the formality and I loved the idea of a whimsical  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tea party.

Photography by Cedar House PhotographyDuring our ceremony, the weather was cloudy with a strong possibility of heavy rain.  As our officiant began reciting an Apache wedding verse, she said “and there will be no more rain”  the sun broke through the clouds for a moment and our guests all gasped and then laughed. Shortly after the ceremony, it rained, it poured and then it hailed.I spent six months collecting mismatched china from second hand stores.
My favorite detail was my great great grandmothers teapot.
Photographer: Cedar House Photography // Caterer & Cake:  Pagosa Bakery  //  Flowers:  Angela’s Flowers //  Tent: Durango Party Rental

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A Dandelion “I Do”

Julie & Jon  |  June 17th  | Ouray, Colorado

From the bride:
We have traveled a lot to Colorado to camp and vacation. When we visited Ouray for the first time, we fell in love with the small mountain town. It is such a beautiful and relaxing place for an intimate wedding. There are so many activities in and around town for everyone to enjoy and everything is within walking distance.

Photography by Photography by Julie

We held our intimate ceremony in a field of dandelions surrounded by towering mountain peaks, it was breathtaking!After we said, “I do”, we were presented with two dandelion bouquets to blow out. That was so much fun and made for great pictures. RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Photography by Julie   //  Ceremony: San Juan Nation Forest, Amphitheater Campground Area  //  Reception, Caterer, Guest Lodging:  Secret Garden B&B  //  Florist: Willowcreek Floral  //  Cake: Sweet Spot Cakes  //  Gown: Anne Barge    // Invitations: ion by Wedding Paper Divas  //  Guest Lodging: The Beaumont Hotel   //  Makeup: Salon Envy

Honeymoon Location: Oaxaca, Mexico


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  • Tim Duncan Events October 13, 2011 4:44 pm

    Dandelions are magic! Love the intimacy of this wedding AND the back of her dress - stunning!
  • Aurea @ pricewise events October 18, 2011 6:51 am

    I love the bride's wedding gown, and yes, there's nothing more romantic than getting married in a field of dandelion! So very lovely!
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