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Peaceful Bliss in Estes Park

Breanna & Jack  |  June 22nd  |  Twin Owls Steakhouse

From the bride, Breanna:
The day of the wedding is a blissful blur to say the least. The day flew by and before I knew it Jack and I were driving off in our final farewell for the first time as husband and wife. We had family and friends arriving almost two weeks before the wedding shenanigans so every day was pretty hectic up until the wedding. The wedding day was so quiet and peaceful. The weather was gorgeous, everyone was calm and experienced no pre ceremony mishaps (except my dress zipper broke and I was literally sewed into it!). The venue we choose was amazing and the weather was picturesque. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our journey together. 

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Breanna’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Rockstar Reception Site: TWIN OWLS STEAKHOUSE {more info | website}. Gorgeous views, great food, and great service/staff.
Photographer: Jeff & Jewels Photography. LOVE THEM.
Florist: Fiori Flowers (highly highly recommend). Liz was wonderful and made my visions come to life.
Desert bar: Gateaux Bakery. DELICIOUS and wonderful to work with.
Ceremony Site: The Pavilion at The Black Canyon Inn  // Ceremony Musicians: Acoustic Harmony //  Officiant: Rev Kim Tavendale //  DJ: A Music Plus  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Watters-Pasadena from Anna Be

Honeymoon Location: Belize! We stayed four days at a beautiful resort deep in the rainforest slightly north of the remote village of Maskall and 3 days in Ambergris Caye.

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Destination Colorado Springs

Kara & Ryan |  August 27th  |  Colorado Springs

From the photographer, Stephanie Brauer Photography:
This super stylish New York City couple chose to have their destination wedding in Colorado Springs where Kara grew up. Ryan? What can I say, he’s a total rock star. Every time I hear Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z I’ll think of his impressive performance complete with a stage-dive finale.  And Kara, a true beauty, both inside and out. Delicate, sweet, and the epitome of elegance, she radiated with joy as he buzzed with excitement. Friends and family flocked from all over the country to celebrate Kara and Ryan’s love for each other. Everything about their day couldn’t have been more perfect, from the majestic mountain backdrop to the eight piece Diamond Orchestra who made the party a complete sensation.

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We met in New York City in the fall of 2007. It was pretty apparent from the start we were going to be important in each other’s lives. After a short time of friendship, it was clear to both of us that more than just a friendship was developing. It was then we realized that we would not only be two of the lucky ones that fall in love, but get a best friend as well. From that point on, we have been able to do so many things together. With a shared love for travel and adventure, we have been able to take many trips and experience different cultures and parts of the world along the way. Zip-lining in Jamaica, snorkeling in Barbados, snowmobiling in Iceland, and fishing in Ireland are some of the many amazing adventures we have had. The two of us feel so blessed to not only have found each other in this crazy world, but also to be supported by such amazing family and friends. God-willing, may the adventures never come to an end, and only get more exciting along the way. StephBra10 StephBra11

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Photographer: Stephanie Brauer Photography  //   Venue:  Garden of the Gods  //  Cake: Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery  //  Wedding Dress:Bridals by Marisa  //  Reception Music: Diamond Orchestra

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Intimate in Estes Park

Nichole & Brian  |  May 4th  |  Estes Park,  Colorado

From the bride, Nichole:
We chose a garden theme wedding because we love the outdoors and gardens are still so romantic. My favorite memory of the wedding was our first dance. After we finished, two of my aunts pulled me aside and said when the dance started a white dove landed on the window seal and flew away once the song ended. It gave them goosebumps. I feel like it was my late mother joining in on our special day.
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THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer: Dash Photography  //  Event Planner: Classic Creations  //  Venue: The Estes Park Resort  //  Cake: Cake-Captivations Bakery  //  Floral Designer: Statice Floral  //  Makeup Artist: Bella Capelli Studio

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