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DIY in the Mountains

Abigail & Tim | July 6th | Silverthorne Pavilion {more info}

From the bride: The whole wedding day was one big celebration. I had always dreamed of a mountain wedding growing up in beautiful Colorado.  I just wish the day could have lasted longer!

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Our wedding was held at the beautiful Silverthorne Pavilion. We chose to have our ceremony on the north lawn because it was not only spacious and provided plenty of room, it was also set right in front of a beautiful mountain backdrop showing Buffalo Mountain and the Gore Range. I loved having a nice amount of room to set everything up and as I walked down the aisle, I was able to see the beautiful mountains waiting in front of me. Since the Silverthorne Pavilion sits right off of the Blue River, we didn’t have to work very hard to create a beautiful setting.DIY in Colorado at Silverthorn Pavilion

Tim made a beautiful aspen arbor to stand under during the ceremony, along with stumps to line the aisle.

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My favorite moment was when I finally heard those words, “You may now kiss your bride!!” Such a feeling of joy and relief swept over me that we had finally made it to that point and it was now time to celebrate spending the rest of our lives together!!

DIY in Colorado at Silverthorn Pavilion DIY in Colorado at Silverthorn Pavilion  Each of the guest tables had a wood slice in the center with a big jar of flowers. A flickering lantern also sat in the middle of each table. The wood slices were sprinkled with river rocks, which tied in the Blue River. Tim and I both worked on the centerpieces together so that made each piece a little more special.

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My most memorable moment was our first dance. We danced to “The Love I Found In You” by Jim Brinkman. Just being close to each other, surrounded by all of our friends and family who love us most was as perfect as a moment could get. Everything else seemed to disappear for those few moments as if we were the only people in the room!!

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DIY in Colorado at Silverthorn PavilionMy advice: Enjoy every moment!! Try not to get too wrapped up and stressed out by planning the wedding. The whole day should be a celebration of your commitment to one another and a great time with friends and family surrounding you!! When the wedding day finally comes, take time to take it all in… don’t be too hurried through everything. Don’t forget to enjoy all the little details and the food!! Just remember that even if you have glitches in your planning or at the wedding, you have still found that perfect person to spend the rest of your life with!! Remember the big picture and cherish your time together!!

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Abby & Tim’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Venue: Silverthorne Pavilion {more info}

Photographer: Meghan Shaw Photography  //  Linens: Smarty Had A Party   //  White Resin Chairs: Colorado Tents and Events  //  Caterer & Cake: Simply Perfect   //  Officiant: Randy Kroening  //  Bride’s Gown: Mori Lee Blu Collection from D’Anelli Bridal

Honeymoon Location: Oahu, Hawaii

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Love at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Christine & Doug | August 10th | Crested Butte Mountain Resort

From the bride:  Crested Butte was the absolute perfect destination for us to say “I do”.  The small mountain town feel, laid back nature, and overall beauty of the town made it the perfect wedding weekend.  The wedding was amazing from our first look in the wildflowers, to the ride up the chairlift, to making it official with all the support from our family and friends, to all the memories made celebrating the big day.

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We definitely made our day our own, from making our own invitations, writing our own ceremony, the groomsmen and their yellow dinosaur socks, to the Polaroid guest book and my husband’s speech.  Everything came from the heart and represented us as a couple.  We are both architects so attention to detail was very important and we tried to put a little of us into every piece of the wedding.

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Everyone attending rode the chairlift up to the Uley’s Cabin site.  It was a fun way to get everyone to experience the mountain setting and to sit back and enjoy the scenery.  The ceremony was held on the deck of Uley’s Cabin overlooking the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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 We wanted to do some type of unity ceremony, but instead of a candle, we did wildflowers seeds that we later tossed out into the wooded paths around Uley’s Cabin.  Now we get to come back to Crested Butte and be reminded of our special day every time we see the wildflowers.

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The reception took place in and around Uley’s Cabin.  The cabin was a rustic cozy cabin with all the cabin décor.  The cabin has a huge wrap around deck that overlooked the mountains.  We held cocktail hour out on the deck, dinner was served in a tent on the lawn, and dancing followed in the cabin.  Crested Butte Destination Wedding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crested Butte Destination Wedding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crested Butte Destination Wedding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

For the décor, we tried to stay with the mountain theme, incorporating wood and other natural elements, but also wanted to bring a little style to the décor with bold prints, beautiful flowers, modern accessories and pops of color.

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We had a polaroid guest book.

Crested Butte Destination Wedding at Crested Butte Mountain ResortLooking back, I loved every moment of it, all the craziness that goes into wedding planning was so worth it for that very special day you get to marry your best friend. 

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My advice: Start your planning early!  All the little details at the end sneak up on you. 

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Christine’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar Venue & Lodging
: Uley’s Cabin, Crested Butte Mountain Resort {more info}.  The absolute perfect location for a wedding!  Our planner, Tracy Hastings was amazing! She held it all together on the big day, couldn’t of done it without her! The Grand Lodge had wonderful rooms, amenities and hospitality.

Photographer: Megan Alvarez PhotographyShe did such a remarkable job!!  Could not of asked for better photos.  She has a great eye for details and was so attentive to what our vision was and how to capture the big day.
Wedding Gown Designer: Watters   //  Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew  //  Hair & Makeup: Metamorphosis Salon  //  Men’s Wear: Hugo Boss  //  Wedding bands: Jay Feders Jewelers  //  Flowers: Butte Botanica  //  Cupcakes: Gateau Fab Bakery  //   Officiant: Kat Hassebroek

Honeymoon Location: Montezuma, Costa Rica

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From the Magazine: Southwest Flair in Durango

Featured in the 2014 issue, this Durango wedding at Ridgewood Event Center {more info | website} has lots of handmade details along with a fun and vibrant color palette.

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From the bride, Kara: Our wedding was casual elegance with a southwest flair. We used lots of succulents, terracotta, coral, green and turquoise.

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My most memorable moment was walking down the aisle.

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The ceremony was short and sweet.

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We placed “John and Kara” trivia on each table, which the guests enjoyed.

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 We made our own colorful candy bar.

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 The reception was warm, fun and casual.

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Photography by Photo Divine

View/purchase the 2014 Magazine HERE!

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