From the photographer, Chris McLaughlin: It rained and rained and then finally let up moments before the ceremony started. The bride, Mandy, had her heart set on an outside ceremony so we rushed a few chairs outside, had the guests gather around, and pulled off a last minute miracle!
From the bride: We were married in a meadow with the mountains as our backdrop. We adorned the ceremony structure with clusters of sunflowers and a crystal chandelier. During the ceremony, one lonely cloud showed up and dumped on us so umbrellas were hastily handed out as we exchanged vows under the raindrops. Fortunately, as a bride, I was so happy to be getting married that I giggled instead of cried.
Read the entire wedding day story HERE!
Rockstar Venue, Caterer, Cake, Lodging: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer: Frances Photography // Event Planner: JA Special Events // Event Design & Linens: JA Special Events and DesignWorks // Floral Designer: DesignWorks
Sasha & Chauncey | March 12th | Denver, Colorado
From the bride: We wanted the wedding to represent us as much as possible and in every aspect. The food was unique, our music was special (mainly to us), and the venue had a cool, industrial vibe that definitely stood out.
THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was beautiful, short, and sweet. We wanted to keep it short so our guests didn’t have to sit through a long and agonizing ceremony!
THE GUEST BOOK: We chose to go with mad lib style cards instead of a traditional guest book.
THE TABLE NUMBERS: Rather than plain table numbers, we made number signs and took photos with our cat & dog.
THE CAKE: We had an entire table of wedding cakes, which was so much fun!
THE FAVORS: Since our hashtag was #Saucey2016 (Sasha + Chauncey = Saucey), we thought it was unique to do mini hot sauce bottles labeled Hot Saucey.
LOOKING BACK: We had the most amazing day and we can say it was the best day of our lives! We had so much fun and being around such amazing people it was impossible not to smile and laugh throughout the day!
ADVICE: Set a realistic budget and don’t let anyone influence your vision of your wedding day!
THE VENDORS: Photographer: Chris McLaughlin Photography // Event Planner: Rachel Austin Events // Floral Designer: The Olive & Poppy // Venue: Mile High Station // Caterer: Footers // Cake: Denise Pedigo // DJ: Elite DJ // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Hair: Jaded Beauty // Makeup: Makeup by Heather B // Videographer: GPS Wedding Films
Catherine & Sean | September 19th | Evergreen, Colorado
This beautiful fall wedding brought together two families to celebrate a couple who have made Colorado their new home. Sean and Catherine said their vows to each other surrounded by a golden Rocky Mountain backdrop. Their reception followed in a rustic red barn with an outdoor bar and lawn games. The couple wanted to infuse the wedding with details from the Colorado landscape that inspires them everyday.
Stephanie & Jared | June 13th
From the bride: Three words…..One. Long. Engagement. We were engaged for almost two years prior to the wedding day. Jared was in school until the December prior to the wedding. So, with that kind of stress we thought it was best for us to hold some of the wedding planning until he was finished. That left us six months to actually accomplish most of the work.
We wanted our wedding to match our lifestyle….we love the outdoors and boating. So we went with a bit of outdoor rustic theme with nautical elements.
All in all, the wedding planning ended up being mostly a team effort. We had some rocky roads in the planning, but we managed to not kill each other! It was not always a fun process, so we hated and enjoyed it all at the same time. We just had to remember to celebrate the big decision maker days and try to enjoy as much as possible. I feel like we accomplished that task… End of day…we are married! And we are happy!
Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers // Floral Designer: Bella Lu Floral // DJ: Mannequin DJ // Cake Designer: Mulberries Cakes // Venue: Sevens Restaurant