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Boulder Bike Wedding

Heather & Jeremy  |  October 18th  |  Boulder, Colorado

From the bride:
We are adventure racers and avid mountain bikers so we wanted a bike theme. We kept our wedding small and spent quality time with each quest.
BethPhoto01We just put a new succulent garden in our landscape and thought it would be great to use succulents instead of the normal flowers.

BethPhoto02The snow was unexpected, but made for a very unique day!

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We had a small ceremony.  We wrote our own vows that didn’t leave a dry eye in the area.  We had a dear friend marry us as an acoustic guitar was playing.  It was very natural, very emotional.  Very calm and down to earth.   We are both outdoor people so it was truly about us, who we are.

BethPhoto04Right as the ceremony started, two bald eagles were flying overhead, then a mist covered us, it was breathtaking!

BethPhoto05I loved riding our tandem antique bike in the snow, in my dress. Unforgettable!

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I made our guest book, which was a framed image of a tandem bike – with strings up in the sky – people used their thumb/finger print to create the balloon at the end of the string and signed their name by it.

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I also made all of the succulent place holders, they were a real little cactus in galvanized pails with cute little signs on them. 

BethPhoto10BethPhoto12BethPhoto13Our advice: Don’t get caught up in the drama.  Make it about you.

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Ceremony Site:  Sunrise AmphitheaterBeautiful and reasonably priced.

Reception Site: Flagstaff House. So easy to work with and very, very, professional.  Great Food!!

Photographer:  Beth Photography. Beth was the best.  She was everywhere and really puts forward the effort to get everything captured.  We LOVE our photos!!

Florist: Boulder Blooms. Loved them, they were so excited to make something different and loved our succulent ideas, my bouquet was so, so, cool.

Band: The Chris Webb Band. He had great suggestions, was professional, very talented, and as nice as can be.

Hair & Makeup:  95th Street Salon. Jessica was awesome, she made me relaxed, so calm and started the day off right.

Bike Rentals: My Handlebar16 person bike rental.  We did this post reception.   SOOOO FUN!!!  We laughed so hard our stomachs hurt.  No kidding, we did a tour around Boulder jumping off to our favorite restaurants around town.  It was so unique, silly and fun.  It was a perfect way to end the night.

Honeymoon Location: Kayaking and Mountain Biking in Costa Rica.

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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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