From the groom, Nick: We planned our wedding within a matter of a few months. We wanted something very simple, yet beautiful and special. We did our best to incorporate all of the important touches with the time we had.
The ceremony was short and sweet. We exchanged vows overlooking the Rocky Mountains.
After the ceremony, we drove down to Barker Reservoir for some romantic photos by the water. The lighting was amazing and a perfect match to Sara’s beautiful dress.
Our reception dinner was about being with the people we love and sharing these special moments. Our families had never officially met so that was probably one of the most important parts for us.
Our cake was a left-hand milk stout cake (stacked) with mountains and trees. We picked the pine cones/greenery to top the cake.
Memorable Moment: A little fox wandered onto the deck to join us about 11pm. I will never forget that. We named him Reginald and declared him the featured guest.
With a stunning mountain backdrop, Matt and Isa were married at the Ten Peaks event site on the top of Crested Butte Mountain.
VENDORS: Reception Venue & Caterer: Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Photographer: Third Eye Photography // Event Planner: Crested Butte Events // Hair Stylist: Metamorphosis Salon and Spa // Cake: Wildflour Sweets
Kayla & Josh exchanged vows on a warm sunny day under the blue Colorado sky. Hand-painted stones led guests to the ceremony site on the grassy lawn next to the river. After the vows, guests enjoyed pork carnitas, chicken tacos and Tijuana street fries served from a local food truck.
Photographer: Erika Overholt Photography // Floral Designer: A florae // Food Truck: Butcher & The Blonde // Venue: Stone Mountain Lodge
From the bride, Stephanie:
We were fully inspired by the mountains! We love being deep in the woods and wanted to share that magical experience with our guests! Our colors were navy blue and tan, and our decor was a lot of wood pieces and candles, creating the romantic woodland fairytale we envisioned. Almost everything in our wedding was made by my mom!
We wanted the ceremony to completely reflect us, and our love. We both wrote our own vows in very special locations a week prior, and the day of the wedding our officiant had them printed into a binder so that we could read them to each other while he held it up.
As Leon announced us husband and wife, the wind began to blow, and my veil wrapped around our heads as we kissed for the first time! It was so adorable!
We had already told our photographer, Katie, and the wedding party that we were going to take a few minutes alone right after the ceremony. This was one of the greatest moments of the night! Before seeing anyone else, we got to enjoy time together for the very first time as a married couple! We cried like crazy, and kissed and hugged! But most importantly we got a chance to be together, alone!
I am so thankful that we had two years to plan our wedding. It seems so long, but in the end, it was worth it! Taking the time to really make each detail the way we wanted, while also having the time to realize what we don’t actually need. So many things go in and out of style, watching my Pinterest feed change so often made me truly discover what I loved most, and what was a trend I was trying to follow.
Make a list of what is actually important to you, and stick to it. An open bar and great food matter a lot to us, so that is where we spent the money. If it looks and feels the way YOU want it to, you nailed it!
From the bride, Liz: We have always enjoyed the outdoor spaces that we get to explore here in Colorado. So, when it came time to pick a spot for our ceremony, it was fitting to pick a mountain setting with a backdrop of the continental divide! Our location was about 30 minutes, west of our home in Denver, in the foothills, at Genesee Park. The edge of the park provided the perfect setting for our small group and had all the features we had hoped to find when we first started looking. The majority of our guests were from out-of-state.
Josh drove his 1966 GMC truck and I hand painted the Just Married banner. It was really special to use my grandmother’s jewelry instead of purchasing something new.
The weather was spot on, the guests were happy, a deer crossed my path as I walked toward Josh. My husband-to-be fumbled the line in the vows about listening, and no joke, an eagle screeched as the officiant read the ceremony! My favorite part was getting to hold each others hand and look each other in the eye while we recited vows.
Our unity painting was also a lot of fun.
THE FIRST DANCE
Before we entered the reception, the neighborhood ice cream shop began playing music and we had a spontaneous first dance in front 50+ strangers.
Our cake was left in the walk-in cooler a little too long, so Josh and I had to cut through a very cold cake with a very warm knife which ended up being very entertaining for us.
Aliesha and John love visiting Colorado so much that they decided to get married in Colorado. They planned a small, intimate wedding that also served as a mini-vacation for their guests. The ceremony took place at 10,700 feet overlooking the Continental Divide followed by a mountaintop reception at the The Lodge at Sunspot. Bella Calla designed all the pretty florals and decor while Dylan Burr perfectly photographed the celebration.