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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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A Dreamy Mountain Wedding

Amanda & Ryan |  September 29th  |  Edwards, Colorado

From the bride, Amanda:
We both love the mountains and skiing so we decided to plan a destination wedding to Colorado. The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera was the perfect location for us because it had an intimate feel and had breathtaking views of the mountains. We wanted to keep our wedding fairly small and had about 60 people in attendance, all family and close friends.

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The ceremony took place on the Overlook Lawn about an hour before sunset. The scenery was even more beautiful than we could have imagined since all of the aspen trees were changing color for fall.

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In lieu of a guest book, we had a vintage Colorado map for guests to sign.

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We created small wooden decorations that were a part of the table décor. We burned a heart with our initials into small tree stumps.

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We both attended Texas A&M University so we wanted some details to reflect this. The groom’s cake and bride’s garter were both A&M themed. We also had the DJ play the Aggie War Hymn at the reception. LauraLeeAnders14

  It was truly our dream wedding!

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Laura Lee Anderson Photography  //  Event Planner: The Soiree Studio  //  Venue & Catering: Lodge & Spa at Cordillera  //  Cake: Delicious by Marleen  //  Florals: Vintage Magnolia  //    DJ: Vail DJ  //  Photobooth: Big Daddy’s Photo Booth

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