Amorette & Rich | August 26th  | Allenspark, Colorado

From the bride, Amorette:
We really wanted to get married in the mountains because that is where we spend most of our recreational time. Rich is passionate about skiing and I’m passionate about hiking mountain trails and we both love to go camping and hiking so we held our wedding nestled in the Rocky Mountain National Forest. 70% of our guests flew in from out of state.

Photography by Rachael Grace Photography

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Our first look was very memorable. We were both so overwhelmed with emotion from the entire day leading up to that moment of seeing each other before our ceremony. To this day I still can see my husbands’ eyes well up with tears as I walked up toward him to say hello! RachaelGarce0103

The sun was literally shining upon us as we said our own vows, which we wrote ourselves! RachaelGarce0104 RachaelGarce0105

We named the tables according to Rich’s favorite ski mountains. RachaelGarce0106 RachaelGarce0107

 We both love, love, love, dark chocolate and particularly a brand called Chocolove, which is a local company here in Boulder. So we decided to shower our guests with chocolate as a party favor. We made the place name tags, and wrapped our chocolove chocolate bars with twine and attached a tag with each guests’ name and their assigned table seating.

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My advice: Take time to relax and enjoy planning your wedding. Whatever you do, make sure that you make it your OWN. For the Bride- this day is about YOU and NOT your mother, your sister(s), friends or anyone else!  Looking back, I would have had less bridesmaids… too much drama!

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Amorette’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
{Rockstar} Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography.We absolutely fell in love with our wedding photos and they couldn’t have been any more perfect! We were looking for a natural, romantic and story telling style photographer and thankfully we found Rachael! She is a godsend and we are happy to have found our future family photographer!

Venue & Caterer: Wild Basin Lodge.  The staff was very professional, friendly and they catered to our every need. I would highly recommend the Wild Basin Lodge Event center.

Wedding Gown: Sew Fresh Studios. My gown was handmade by artisan Nora McCray and it was so comfortable and fit my body like a glove!  I would highly recommend Nora!

DJ: A Music Plus  //  Cake: Intricate Icings

Honeymoon Location: Europe! We spent 3 ½ weeks traveling to London, England, Cologne, Germany, Locarno, Switzerland, Florence, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. It was an amazing start to the rest of our lives together!