A Rustic Shabby Chic Wedding

Laura & Mitchell  |  June 29th  |  Larkspur, Colorado

From the bride:
My favorite detail was the old doors set up outside on the lawn to give the illusion of going through church doors as you walked down the aisle.

My mother and I also scoured flea markets and antique stores to find antique galvanized tin buckets to line the aisle. The buckets were simply filled with baby’s breath but it looked just beautiful.

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We combined my love of all things shabby chic with a soft and romantic color palette of pinks, whites, creams, blushes.

BrookeTrexler0105 BrookeTrexler0106 BrookeTrexler0107The arbor we got married under was decorated simply with a swag of sheer fabric and a mini chandelier. It sounds corny but seeing the fabric blow slightly in the breeze gave me chills it was so pretty.


When Mitchell proposed to me he tricked me and had the ring box hidden in his sock, so when it came time for the best man to produce the ring he acted like he lost it (I panicked) and once again Mitchell got down on one knee at the alter and pulled out the ring from his sock! It was so funny and sweet!

laura&mitchell-312 BrookeTrexler0109My mother handmade the seating cards on “patriotic” paper and tied on small Marine Corps charms to honor my husband’s job as a Marine. These were displayed on vintage shutters.

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laura&mitchell-340I surprised my Mom and Nana by having my bridal portraits done in the wedding dress they wore which was hand-made by my great grandmother. I got copies of their bridal portraits without them knowing and displayed the pictures at the wedding of all three of us in the gown. They both bawled when they saw them!


BrookeTrexler0113BrookeTrexler0114We had a long “Kings Table” down the middle of the room with rounds down the side. There were cream and blush colored linens and mismatched but coordinating floral arrangements surrounded by natural greens in wooden boxes and antique vases. The décor was very soft and romantic.  The room was up lit with gorgeous lighting as well as candles flooding the tables. My favorite touch of décor was the mismatched vintage cream chairs at all the tables. They really gave a unique touch to the room.BrookeTrexler0115My favorite detail was the chandeliers we had brought in by Pink Monkey Designs. They were breathtaking and one hung in the middle above the cake and it was just beautiful.


My advice: Find the right venue and HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER!

BrookeTrexler0116I think my favorite part was having gourmet popcorn and root beer floats as a midnight snack late in the evening after dancing the night away.


 Laura & Mitchell’s

Venue: Crooked Willow Farms. Not only did I love this place but every other vendor loves working with this place. They have everything covered and thought of but the best part, it’s GORGEOUS!

Event Planner: Chelle Smith of Revel & Bloom. I can’t say enough good things. She is so easy to work with and has an ease about her that makes nothing stressful. She also has the best relationships with very talented vendors. I couldn’t have had the wedding I did without her or any of the people she brought to my attention.

Photographer: Brooke Trexler, such a doll. She felt like a friend at the end of the night that I was hugging goodbye. And the pictures speak for themselves.

Caterer & Cake: Three TomatoesDonnah Phipps. People talked about the food for days if not weeks, and it was surprisingly affordable for feeding 200 people. The cake was a show stopper centerpiece and it was so delicious there was not even a piece left to freeze!

Floral Design: Sweet Pea Flowers, Lisa & Lizzie took my vague idea and ran with it and it blew me away. Being an out of town bride I wasn’t able to be hands on looking at things and flowers are my absolute favorite so I was really nervous. But I cried when I saw how beautiful the flowers were!

Invitations: Scribbles, they did a fantastic job getting me letterpress invites for a great price.

Bride’s Gown: Robert Bullock Bridal from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.

Hair & Makeup: Cynthia Goodberry, Denver Makeup Gurushe came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She did a fabulous job and was so fun to have around while getting ready for my big day.

DJ: Eric Hovey, Progressive Sound  //  Chair & Furniture Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals  //  Videographer: 1321 Studios