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“Just Plain Fun”

Photography by Illuminarts Photography

From the bride, Kelsey:
Our wedding day was just plain fun. It rained on and off all day, but the sun came out just in time for our ceremony and reception. Dark clouds hung over Silver Mountain in the distance; it was beautiful. Everyone was dancing up a storm all night.  We kept the party going until the wee hours of the morning with the biggest campfire I have ever seen.

Chris cut 16 log slices, one for each table. We laid a lace doily on each log and set a lantern on top. Every table had arrangements of local organic flowers done by the groom’s mother, as well as candles in mason jars and wooden table numbers. The escort cards were hand lettered and placed in a crate shipped to me from my grandparents’ farm in Wisconsin.
The cake resembled baskets of strawberries. Cake Cafe did an awesome job making this idea a reality! Plus, it was delicious.

PERSONAL TOUCHES
-Chris made the arch that we were married under with logs from our cabin in the San Juan’s. He worked hard on it and it was a very special touch to our wedding.

-Our guestbook was a slice of wood in a shadow box that people wrote on. It looks awesome on our wall!

 

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Photographer:  Illuminarts Photography Drew is awesome! He is very talented and one of the kindest people around. He thankfully helped me make the photo booth into a reality!

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A Lush Garden Wedding Filled With Love

Photography by Kyla Jackson Photography

From the bride, Carrie:
We had the most beautiful wedding surrounded by flowers, the mountains and the beauty of Durango, Colorado.  Our day was absolute perfection!

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A Fairy Tale Garden Wedding

Photography by Carol Cardwell Photography

From the bride, Janelle:
Our wedding inspiration was my mother’s gorgeous garden – I had always dreamed of getting married in her garden.  We had a flowers spilling from hanging baskets, pots and moss baskets in a variety of colors.  My mom kept coming up with ideas of what to plant.  She was really excited and couldn’t stop herself and before we knew it, we had a couple hundred flower pots around the property!
The groomsmen wore 6 shooter pistols at their hip and they fired them off when we kissed after saying I DO.
Fifty (50) pots containing dark purple, lavender and white flowers lined the aisle creating a breathtaking path to the altar.

PERSONAL TOUCHES
-We had our longhaired Dachshund (Skeeter) as our ring bearer, although he was more interested in sniffing all the flowers than delivering the rings, so we had to coax him down the aisle with a dog treat.

-My grandmother gave me the earrings my grandfather had given her on their wedding day.

-We used antique milk bottles in our unity sand ceremony in memory of Zach’s grandfather who sold milk to Creamland in the 50’s.

MEMORABLE MOMENT
The breaker tripped, shutting off the power to the reception during the end of our first dance (“Forever and Ever Amen” by Randy Travis.), so we finished our dance to the crowd singing and the only music was the drummer.

 

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Photographer: Carol Cardwell Photography.  Carol was amazing and on top of things the day of the wedding.  She took AMAZING photos and is so warm and friendly while still controlling the situation to make sure you are being taken care of.  PERFECT!  I cannot believe how GREAT the photos turned out.

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