Jessica & Ben | Ridgway, Colorado
From the bride: We chose to get married in Colorado because we wanted a small wedding that would be memorable for ourselves and our guests. Every detail of the day was handmade by myself or my parents. It was so much fun to see my vision come to life.
Guests were greeted by a pretty wooden table that my dad refinished, a piece of driftwood that had the words ‘welcome’ written on it and a large serving platter with sharpies that served as a guestbook.
For all our signs, we found old cabinets and painted the inside with chalkboard paint then distressed them.
It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. There was not a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining. This didn’t hold up for long. As the bridal party was waiting to march down the aisle, the wind picked up. Our pretty flower pales fell over and guests were trying to hold them upright. We had a cupcake tree under one of the pavilions, and all I heard was splat, splat, splat; cupcakes were flying off the tree left and right! Amidst all of the chaos from the wind, I knew that I was about to walk towards the most amazing man and become his wife.
During the ceremony the wind would not die down. My groom’s uncle officiated the wedding for us and he would go from yelling to his normal voice. I was trying so hard to control this wild thing on my head that they call a veil. Finally, I interrupted the officiant and asked if someone could please take this thing off my head. This got every one laughing, which was a nice thing to hear. You could just feel the out-pouring love from our family and friends during the ceremony. As luck would have it, once the ceremony ended so did the wind.
We handmade the seed bomb guest favors. Each bag was stamped and dyed with tea.
Our sweetheart table was oozing romance. My dad handcrafted a wooden votive holder and soft pastels graced the top.
The tables were draped with a midnight blue linen. Drriftwood (which we hand collected) dripping with bright flowers lined the center of the table.
I really wanted a sparkler send-off but the park had a fire restriction so I had to improvise. I made tinsel-shakers, that when waved back and forth, looked like sparklers in the photographs!
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Venue: Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, Ridgway State Park // Design & Decor: The Social Soiree // Photography: Captivated Studio // Flowers: Dahlia Floral Design // Catering: Camp Robber // Cupcakes: Dilly Dale’s Delights // DJ: High Altitude Entertainment