September 05, 2012
| Fall | 0 comments
Lauren & Chad | October 1st | Strater Hotel, Durango
From the bride, Lauren:
Our wedding day was perfect! The weather was brisk, but it turned out to be a gorgeous fall day. We both loved being surrounded by all our friends and family. Our reception at the Strater Hotel was the best party I’ve been to! All our guests were up on the dance floor the entire night – great fun!! The Strater Hotel was an excellent location for our reception they eased our stress and worked so hard to make everything work smoothly, making the evening more fun than we could have imagined.
Photography by Christina Kiffney Photography
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August 30, 2012
| Central Mountains | 0 comments
Holly & JP | October 3rd | Beaver Creek, Colorado
From the bride:
It was so fun having a mountain destination wedding because we got to spend so some much more time with our guests. Having our ceremony outside, atop a mountain during fall when the leaves were changing, was absolutely breathtaking!
Photography by Dreamtime Images
My grandmother was too ill to come to the wedding so I added small details of her things so a part of her could be there. I attached my grandmothers antique gold and pearl pin to my bouquet and wrapped one of her antique handkerchiefs around it. The alter had two aspen tree trunks filled with beautiful white and green flowers.The ceremony was very intimate, with only 50 of our closest family and friends, out on the deck of Allie’s Cabin overlooking Beaver Creek mountain. The aspens had just turned and were the perfect golden shade. My mom named each of our guests tables after a restaurant that we loved in our hometown of Austin, TX. It was a fun surprise arriving to our table and seeing ours was named the restaurant were we got engaged.We placed orchids and candles all over to give the rustic cabin some warmth. The fireplace was stunning with two large cylinders filled with mossy tree branches with floating candles hanging off the branches. For favors, we gave out personalized mini mason jars filled with candy.Our first dance was to “ That’s How Strong My Love is” by Otis Redding.Our cake completely fell apart coming up the mountain! My mother had to piece it back together, re ice it and then place flowers all over it so you couldn’t tell. It looked like the leaning tower of Pisa! It wasn’t very funny at the time, but looking back it makes me laugh.We ran through an archway of sparklers, we had to get special permission to have sparklers up on the mountain but it was worth it.My advice is to have fun with the planning and don’t over stress. Something will go wrong but looking back it will most likely be funny and add character to the wedding.
Photographer: Dreamtime Images // Event Planner: I Do Wedding Services // Venue: Allie’s Cabin // Gown: Vera Wang // Florist: A Secret Garden // Invitations: Personally Yours // Programs: Pink Hearts Paperie // Guest Lodging: Sonnenalp Resort // Honeymoon Lodging: The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch
July 31, 2012
| Central Mountains | 1 comments
Isadora & Seth | September 29th | Aspen, Colorado
Autumn in Colorado is beyond breathtaking, especially in Aspen! Surrounded by glowing trees in all shades of gold, this mountain wedding has us dreaming of Autumn.
Photography by Matt Suby Photography
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer: Matt Suby Photography // Planner: Bluebird Productions // Venue: Aspen Meadows // Dress: Nicole Miller from Anna Be // Flowers: Mountain Flowers // DJ: Naka G