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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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Autumn with Fun & Flair

Hannah & Bret | October 20th |  Boulder, Colorado

From the bride, Hannah:
Our wedding was inspired by the season and fall colors and also had splashes of vintage flair. We wanted the day to be personal, fun and simple.

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Our faith is very important to us and we always wanted to get married in a church. While we were in college, we attended the college ministry at First Presbyterian and it was very special place to us both. The ceremony took place in the chapel, which is full of beautiful stained glass that was beautifully lit during our early evening ceremony.

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My favorite detail was one I had no control over- the awe-inspiring fall leaves were just PERFECT on our wedding day. I tell everyone that God created the perfect day for us. Somehow, my bouquet matched perfectly and that was one thing I was always remember.

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While planning our wedding, we were constantly asked where the reception was. I was always amazed at mens’ excitement over our wedding as soon as we told them our reception was at Folsom Field. Throughout college and even now, Bret and I were avid CU football fans and we will always root for them. The club level at Folsom Field has an amazing view of the field from above. However, it was the beautiful fall sunset and stunning sight of the mountains that took our guests breath away that evening.

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My advice: Have fun with the planning process! I tell all my engaged girlfriends that they have a choice to make- they can choose to be stressed out about the planning and make themselves and everyone else crazy OR they can choose to enjoy it, roll with the punches and have fun. The choice you make will greatly affect how everything goes in the end. You will encounter bumps along the way but all that matters at the end of it all is that you will married to love of your life and nothing is better than that moment!

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Hannah’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Kate Noelle Photography  //  Ceremony Site: First Presbyterian Church  //  Reception Site & Caterer: Folsom Field Stadium Club/Centerplate  //  Cake: Tee & Cakes  //  Florist: Kimball Floral  // Wedding Gown: Pronovios White One Collection from The Bridal Collection  //  Hair: Form + Function Hairdressing

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