From the bride, Jaime: We are laid back and very outdoorsy so a princess gown and formal setting wouldn’t reflect anything about us. We wanted rustic natural elegance with a casual and comfortable feel that celebrated our life together in Colorado.  We chose the wedding date that was the anniversary of my paternal grandparents.

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We looked at many venues, but the moment I saw Twin Owls Steakhouse I was sure it was the place.  For the first time in a million tours Brad wasn’t with me, but we quickly returned a few days later and his reaction was the same.  The Twin Owls Steakhouse offered an intimate and gorgeous setting with a smooth flow between sites and lodging on the property.  It was the perfect scenario for out of town guests to stay for a long weekend and convenient for our Colorado friends to come for the day. Jenae Lopez Photography02

I took on my own approach of imagining myself as a guest and what I would need/ like/ expect at a wedding.  Excel was by far my saving grace, keeping things organized, and a few tips from friends established my timeline.

Jenae Lopez Photography03Our ceremony took place with the amazing backdrop of Lumpy Ridge mountain vista. 

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A perfect gust of wind blew just when it was time to kiss.

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We tucked hand-tied bundles of fresh rosemary and purple status in every napkin. Jenae Lopez Photography10 Jenae Lopez Photography11 Jenae Lopez Photography12

I felt the size (100 guests) and the intimate venue was perfect and encouraged all of our guests to meet one another and interact.  I had the time of my life and felt our guests did too.

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Reception & Caterer: Twin Owls Steakhouse. Excellent food and charming venue!

Photographer: Jenae Lopez Photography  //  Ceremony Site:  Black Canyon Inn  //  Hair Stylist: Bella Capelli // Cake Designer: Colorado Rose Cake Company