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A Shabby Chic Romance

From the bride, Audrey:
 I’ve always been obsessed with antique stores. What you can find in them comes with such incredible histories and stories around each piece. My whole family shares this passion. So when we started to plan the wedding, the theme of shabby chic really fit in with what I already had and loved. I wanted our day to be romantic and I had to have lace everywhere!  Practically everything was handmade, we spent hours adding all the little touches. JasonG01

I looked through tons of magazines to get ideas and build my own special day. I like magazines much better than Pinterest because I could write notes and cut out the pictures I wanted.

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 We had the vows under the gazebo. It was magical and surreal. When asked who gave me away, my whole family stood up and said “we do.” It was an incredible moment. JasonG09 JasonG10 JasonG11 JasonG12 JasonG13 JasonG14 JasonG15 JasonG16 JasonG17My MOH and I did all of the chalkboard signs for the wedding. I really feel like they are that special touch because the details make all the difference in the word.

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I love all the lace table clothes that my Mom and Grandma put together for me. After the wedding was over we gave each one away to a family and or friend that helped us to put everything together.  I keep mine on our dinning room table. It’s a nice daily reminder of that day we shared with all our loved ones. 

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I really loved all the table centerpieces. My family all pitched in and gave me little pieces from their own homes and my Mom and I searched hundreds of antique stores for the pieces we wanted. 

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Advice: Set a budget and stick to it!

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Audrey & Sean’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Jason + Gina Wedding Photographers  //  Venue: Dunafon Castle  //  Caterer: Bistro Boys  //  Florist: The Perfect Petal  //  Cake: Das Meyer  //   Linens: Butler Rents  //    DJ: A Music Plus   // Guest Lodging: Magnolia Hotel Denver  //  Hair: XOXO Salon  //   Makeup: Michael Moore

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Beaver Creek Bliss at the Vista at Arrowhead

Kristin & Eric  |  July 17th  |  Vista at Arrowhead- Beaver Creek, Colorado

From the bride:
Our wedding day over exceeded our expectations! We chose Beaver Creek both for its beautiful scenery and it is one of our most favorite places to visit both winter and summer.  We also had gotten engaged there during the previous September during a hiking trip.   Beaver Creek holds a special place in our hearts, and even more so after having our wedding there. 

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 I still get choked up when I remember the walk down with my dad to meet Eric at the altar.  Then seeing Eric’s face and his emotion as I approached him.

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Our ceremony was held at the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck. We were surrounded by breathtaking views, and it was secluded enough to where we felt like we had the whole mountain to ourselves.  Rain clouds were rolling in just before the ceremony was set to begin, but held off long enough so we were able to get through the whole ceremony and a few quick group photos before the rain started.
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Eric made a wine box. We did our first toast as a couple and stored a second unopened bottle of wine along with a flower from my bridal bouquet and the outlined speech he had written but never used when he asked me to marry him.   The box itself and the items inside hold special memories for us to keep, and revisit in the years to come.

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My grandmother was not able to attend the wedding, however, we chose to do scratch off lottery tickets just before dinner as our wedding favors to find a way to include her in our celebration – those lottery tickets are something she gives out to all the grandchildren each year for Christmas for as long as I can remember.

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We had been reminded by so many people to enjoy every minute of the day because it goes by so fast, and we absolutely did.
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Kristin & Eric’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
We had a great group of wedding vendors that worked so hard to make all the details come together and we couldn’t have asked for anything to be different. 

Rockstar Venue: THE VISTA AT ARROWHEAD ( more info | website).  Great place to have a reception.  We had access to the outdoor patio and the restaurant/bar area for the night.  It was the perfect size, great atmosphere and we had the view of the golf course and mountains in the background which made for great pictures!   The food was excellent, guests were raving about the appetizers and the dinner!   The service was equally great.  All the servers were very friendly and on top of things all night.

Photographer: IN Photography did a fantastic job capturing the whole day for us.  

Event Planner: Joann Moore, Mountains and Meadows. She was so organized and very detailed, things I never would have thought of (ceremony details, reception layout and design, timing of events, etc.) she was on top of it all.   That made things much less stressful, especially for planning a wedding in a different state where we could only go out and visit a couple times to get everything done.

Ceremony site: Beaver Creek Wedding Deck. Most of my most memorable moments took place at this beautiful location.

Cake & Dessert: Mountain Flour made the most wonderful dessert spread, from cookies, to pies to homemade ice-cream and a beautiful rustic cake that went perfectly with our mountain theme.

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Casual & Relaxed at Keystone Resort

Shelby & Kory  |  September 6th  |  Keystone Resort

From the couple:
We chose Keystone because we spent a lot of time there when we started dating and is the place where all of our friends go to ski, hang out and have fun.  We love to ski and be in the mountains so it only made sense that we got married on top of a mountain.

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My dad brewed a bottle of wine for every guest that was given in handmade gift bags. 

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The reception was held at Timber Ridge, which is on top of Keystone mountain, so guests had to take two gondola rides to get there. The scenery was beautiful!

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Our advice: Get married on top of a mountain.

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Shelby & Kory’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

{Rockstar} Reception Site:  KEYSTONE RESORT { more info | website }.  Keystone was incredible with helping us plan our wedding and making sure everything was taken care of. They made us feel like we owned the mountain for that day.  Keystone’s pastry chef, Ned Archibald, WOW.  He is amazing and his cakes are to die for.

{Rockstar} Bridal Boutique: THE BRIDAL COLLECTION { more info | website }.

Photographer: Caroline Colvin Photography. Her style of photography and personality are exactly what we were looking for.
Event Planner: Distinctive Mountain Events. Our wedding day would not have gone so smoothly without “Ebs”.  She made sure everything happened according to schedule and had a very warm presence throughout the entire day.
DJ: Standing Room Only DJ. Jay really made sure our reception ran perfectly.
Florist:  Pocket Full of Posies. We really feel that their flowers absolutely made our wedding.  They were exactly what we envisioned.
Hair & Makeup: Serenity Spa. They were very accommodating and let us bring food and beverages into the spa.
Ceremony Site:  Our lady of peace church  //  Pianist: Connie Anderson  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff  //  Cowboy boots: Lucchese //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

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