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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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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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