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Sportsman Vintage in Breck

Lelia & Patrick  |  August 9th  |  Breckenridge, Colorado

From the bride Lelia:
When brainstorming concepts for the wedding, I was looking for a way to incorporate my vintage feel with my fiancé’s love for hunting and fishing without appearing too themed or forced.  We ended up creating an elegant rustic romance vibe filled with soft tones and natural beauty.. I absolutely loved the simplicity and freshness of the entire weekend.

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Everything was pretty much DIY.  I had a binder full of how-to’s so everyone had instructions for getting all the projects complete in the days leading up to the big event.
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For table numbers, we painted wine bottles with chalkboard paint and labeled with a type of fish.  To direct guests to their seats, we had mini fishing pools with the specific fish on the hook.  TaylorRae11 TaylorRae12 TaylorRae13

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Photographer:  Taylor Rae Photography  //  Venue: V3 Ranch via Paragon Lodging  //  Caterer: All Events & Catering  //  DJ: Hampton Entertainment  //  Tent & Rentals:  Colorado Tents and Events  //  Wedding Gown Designer:  Pronovias  //   Bridesmaid Dresses:  ShopJoielle.com  //   Men’s Wear: Banana Republic

Honeymoon Location:  Maui

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  • Joyce Woodley March 6, 2013 5:34 pm

    What a wonderful simple and beautiful concept and wedding! The photographs are excellent!
Inspired by Music in Lyons

Fred & Nicole |  July 14th  | Lyons, Colorado

From the photographers, Elevate Photography:
Fred and Nicole didn’t just want to have just another normal wedding. They wanted to hold a music festival worthy marriage, hence, “The Frecole Fest” was born. Every detail proved to be deserving of this theme. The venue itself, Planet Bluegrass Ranch couldn’t have been a more perfect spot for the lovebirds to declare their intentions to all of their favorite people. This wedding had some of the prettiest flowers (by Cori Cook) and fun bright colors that we’ve ever seen. It was such a blast for McCory James to photograph as Fred and Nicole know all about how to have a good time, and to show their authentic love in front of the camera.

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From the bride, Nicole:
FRECOLE FEST 2012 was a whimsical, festival-themed wedding alongside the North St. Vrain River. The picture-perfect day included bikes, lawn games, homemade hula hoops, fruit pie, a silo and live music from start to finish.
Elevate Photography18My bouquet was wrapped in vintage French Alsace lace taken from a passed-down wedding dress in my family. The lace was also incorporated in the neckline of the flower girls’ dresses, hand-sewn into my wristlet, and leftover pieces were used to decorate the dessert table.

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The men’s boutonnieres incorporated sprigs of wheat in honor of the groom’s Oklahoma roots.Elevate Photography16Elevate Photography15Elevate Photography14Elevate Photography13Elevate Photography12

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Hundred foot Redstone cliffs provided the backdrop for the ceremony, and the occasional shout-out from a passing kayaker/float trip prompted cheers and laughter from the audience.

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We made vintage signs using lumber from an old school house that paired nicely with the rustic ranch details.

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A Spice of Life catering created a unique, completely vegetarian menu, and the dessert table was an assortment of in-season fruit pies from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe .

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Savory Spice Shop provided hand-crafted seasonings for the official party favors. The spice packets, which were hand-tied with twine and featured the couple’s name and wedding date, boasted landmark Colorado names like Wash Park and Colorado Plateau.

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Photographer: Elevate Photography   //  Venue: Planet Bluegrass Ranch  //  Florist: Cori Cook Floral Design   //  Catering & Day of Coordinator: A Spice of Life  //  Pies: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe //  Wedding Dress: Boulder Bridal   //  Bridal Jewelry: Vintage Moon Creations   //  Favors: Savory Spice Shop  //   Reception Band: PKB – Pete Kartsounes Band  //  Liquor: Bottles

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  • Cori Cook Floral Design March 7, 2013 8:39 am

    Thanks for the shout out! What a fun wedding this was to be a part of (:
Rustic Vintage at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Adrienne & Garrett | July 9th | Crested Butte Mountain Resort

From the bride:
We knew we wanted a destination wedding.  So, Crested Butte provided a unique destination for all our guests while still holding significant sentimental value.  We know this is a place we will continue to visit as our family grows.  It’s such a breathtaking area of the country with so many activities for guests.  Our friends and family did everything from horseback rides to hikes to white water rafting.Rustic Vintage was the term I kept throwing around.  I think at the beginning I knew I wanted a birdcage veil, and I believe this is where the vintage theme started for me.  It all built out from there.I loved the DanniJo earrings I wore that evening – I LOVE jewelry, and these were new, but had the vintage style I was going for.

Our ceremony was located on the deck of Uley’s Cabin at 10K elevation, what’s normally a warming hut on the ski slope in the winter.  We tried to take advantage of the uniqueness of the location by giving our guests the opportunity to ride the ski lift up to the wedding.  It actually started to rain right as the ceremony started, so I’m glad we invested in a few small tents (the day before).We spent a while planning our ceremony – we wanted it to incorporate a lot of the traditional elements, but somewhat unexpected at the same time.  Our processional song was “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles, and a Pablo Neruda poem entitled “Perhaps not to be is to be without your being” was included as one of the readings. One of the most memorable moments was when our officiant referred to the “thunder” in our love as the sky rumbled above.  Everyone was so surprised at how calm I was with the rain, but I was determined to enjoy the day with my new husband and soak up every moment.

I was really happy with how we displayed our escort cards.  I knew I wanted tags attached to old skeleton keys (the kids at the wedding loved the keys, by the way). It took a while to figure out how we wanted to set up the display.  About a month before the wedding, my parents found an old door and some old vintage nails that we ended up using to hang the keys on.  And there ended up being a ‘2’ on the door, so I painted the front to say ‘The key 2 your table’ just to be clever!Our favors were bottles of wine that my father made, and I used our engagement photos to design the labels. For the centerpieces, we spent the entire year leading up to the wedding searching for vintage glassware.  My mom, future Mother-in-Law, and I hit up every thrift store and antique mall we could find.  We combined the glassware with burlap tablecloths to bring in a casual side – no stuffiness at our party! At the same time, we rented some vintage chandeliers and candelabras to bring some elegance to the event.

For entertainment, we brought up a Beatles cover band from Austin called The Eggmen.  The music of the Beatles really brought together guests of all ages and got everyone out on the dance floor!I’d suggest, if you are doing a destination wedding in a small resort town and want to employ as much local talent as possible and make sure to book early!


ROCKSTAR Venue, caterer & lodging: ULEY’S CABIN at CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT  {more info | website}
Photographer: Alison White Photography  //  Event Planner: Crested Butte Weddings  //  Wedding Gown: Pronovias  //  Florist: Rocky Mountain Rose  //  Invitations: Printable Press  //  Transportation: Alpine Express  //  Hair Stylist: The Cut Above

Honeymoon Location: Croatia and Montenegro

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