Alexis & Mike | May 29th | Boulder, Colorado

From the bride:
Since we met in Boulder, the town holds a  incredibly special place in our hearts, plus we knew that our guests – most of who were from out of town – would love Boulder. Our wedding weekend coincided with the Boulder Creek Festival so guests were never short of extra activities.

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 I loved the flowers down the back of my dress.

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Our flowers drove most of the color decisions—dark red calla lilies and peonies and bright green orchids. Also, the navy blue bridesmaids dresses worked their way into various details.

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Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + Blog

Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + Blog

Our minister asked us to each write a letter, privately, to the other person about why we were choosing to marry them. We turned them into her and never spoke about them again. Imagine our surprise when, instead of a homily, she read our letters to us and our guests. It was incredible to hear the words we wrote to one another. They were so honest and true. After the ceremony dozens of guests told us how touched they were by the letters, and that they brought tears to everyone’s eyes. The letters provided a glimpse into our world, and our commitment to one another, and we were so blessed to have her coordinate that.

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Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + Blog

Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + Blog

Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + BlogI carried two pictures of my grandmother, who passed away in 2009, on my bouquet. It felt wonderful to have her with me.

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Colorado Weddings Magazine - Online Magazine + Blog Wine and cocktails flowed as knee-slapping and emotional speeches were given.

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 Every table had a different self-styled postcard of a place we had traveled together, with short stories about each location.

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 We loved our mini cupcakes and cake pops at the dessert station.

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My advice: Set a budget, and decide what is most important and what you are willing to give on. Plan it as a team but be okay if your mate isn’t into certain details. Take your time when researching vendors but don’t overthink the process. Trust your gut! And remember, a wedding is just one day. You are getting married and more than anything, stay focused on your relationship and what you want the day to mean as the beginning to your entire life together. Your engagement and planning should be fun but don’t let it overtake your life and all the things you two enjoy doing!

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Photographer: Zorn Photography   //  Venue, Caterer & Lodging: St. Julien Hotel & Spa  //    Day-of Coordinator: Seize the Day Events  //  Florist: Plum Sage //  Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones from Anna-Be  // Jewelry: Lindsay Bloom //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Thread //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Warehouse  //  Reception Musicians: Funkiphino //  Ceremony Harpist: Mary Keener   //  Cake: Tee and Cakes //  Invitations: Scribbles //  Bride’s engagement & wedding rings by Jessie Jaudes Jewelry

Honeymoon Location: Telluride