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Autumn at T Lazy 7 Ranch

Shelbi & Ben  |  September 22nd  |  T Lazy 7 Ranch

From the bride, Shelbi:
The day came together better than I could have ever imagined! I was so thankful for the army of family and friends that I had behind me to make sure things went together right so that I could just relax and enjoy the day.

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Our ceremony took place in the middle of the T Lazy 7 Ranch pasture, which sits in front of the Maroon Bells and was encompassed by beautiful aspens. We were surrounded by 360 degrees of absolutely epic mountain views!

I rode in on a rickshaw bicycle decorated in flowers pedaled by a very close friend. It was so much fun!

 The moment that I will always remember is standing in front of the altar with my soon to be husband and just being in that moment surrounded by the mountains and all of our family and friends.

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Our centerpieces were arrangements of dahlias and coffee roses in rustic wooden boxes.

 For favors, we made homemade strawberry rhubarb jam and put stickers on the jars that said “Spread the Love.”

 My advice:  Surround yourself with supportive positive people. I had an army of friends and family members who were so helpful. I would also find someone to be the day of coordinator. We did not have an event planner, but one of our close family friends offered to help with the timing and coordination of the day. Having someone play this role is worth its weight in gold!

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 Shelbi’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Rockstar VenueT LAZY 7 RANCH { more info | website } Not only is this the most beautiful ranch in all of Aspen but the owners are complete down to earth locals. They are so flexible and reasonable with their pricing.

Wedding Gown: THE BRIDAL COLLECTION { more info | website }

Photographer:  Jackie Daly PhotographyJackie  captured all of the small details from the day and made the photography portion as painless as possible. She is so talented and down to earth!

Caterer: Smoke Modern BBQ. Delicious BBQ! They did all of our sides and even the out of town guests from the South could not stop raving about the food.

Guest Lodging:  The Annabelle Inn. Great down to earth locals!
Tent & Party Rentals: Premier Party Rental  //  Decor & Florals: Cheryl Pitout

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A Fall Wedding in the Rockies

Kelsey & Phil  |  October 5th  |  Estes Park, Colorado

Kelsey and Phil wanted a small intimate mountain wedding. They woke up to snow in Estes Park the morning of their early autumn wedding, so the ceremony had to be moved indoors. That did not stop the bridal party from going up to Lily Lake for portraits in the fog. Thankfully, the snow had melted by then. Kelsey wanted to incorporate some international traditions into the ceremony. Both the mother of the bride and groom had signing bowls and used them at one point in the ceremony to symbolize their union.
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Photographer: Shelley Coar Photography   //  Venue: Taharaa Mountain Lodge  //  Caterer: A Spice of Life  //  Flowers: Floral Design of Europe

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Mountain Rustic in Telluride

Niki & John |  September 22nd  |  Telluride, Colorado

From the bride, Niki:
Our wedding day was one of the last summery days before fall showed its face (literally, the next day it snowed!).PhotoDivine01 PhotoDivine02 PhotoDivine03 PhotoDivine04 PhotoDivine05 PhotoDivine06 PhotoDivine07 PhotoDivine08 PhotoDivine09 PhotoDivine10

We had a very intimate, family-oriented ceremony.  We had no music, no seating, no “aisle”, just our attendants, a ring bearer and two flower girls. Our backdrop was the mountains surrounding Alta Lakes and the blue sky above. It was short and sweet, but had just enough meaning to draw tears.

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Our guest book was a dictionary that folks could circle words that reminded them of us and write a note next to. An old suitcase served as our card drop. We had mad libs, and a vintage typewriter with a message from us. PhotoDivine18 PhotoDivine19

Our seating chart was hand-written on an old window, each table separated by a pane. PhotoDivine20 PhotoDivine21

Our colors were green and brown, so we used mason jars to hold green flowers with deep red accents, and moss balls with paper mason jars for the table numbers.The floor of the tent was covered in hay while Japanese lanterns and white lights hung above. PhotoDivine22 PhotoDivine23 PhotoDivine24

 My advice: The day will come and things will probably go wrong, but the work you put in pays off! PhotoDivine25

 Niki’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Photo Divine  //   Event Planner: Realize Planning //  Venue:  Alta Lakes Observatory  //  Caterer: Aemono Fine Foods & Catering  //  Florist: Siempre Flores   //  Tent & Rentals: Viking Rentals  //  Cake: Sweet Rhi’s  //  Guest Lodging: Telluride Resort Lodging  //   Wedding Gown: Robert Bullock //  Bridesmaid Dresses: WToo by Watters  //  Makeup: Alpenglow Beauty

Honeymoon Location: Norway/Sweden

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