Whimsical Front Range Wedding

Cassie & Brent  |  May 23rd  |  Boulder, Colorado

From the bride: We chose Boulder for our wedding because we fell in love with the history and charm of Chautauqua Park. It is one of our favorite places to take a quick hike and grab a delicious bite to eat at Chautauqua Dining Hall.

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I made bouquet charms that hung with ribbon on my bouquet. Each ribbon held a small vintage frame with a picture of both my grandfather and my grandmother that had passed in the past few years.

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Our wedding style was light, airy, floral, with outdoorsy flair. Our colors were rose pinks, floral greens, taupe, and white.

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It had rained all day long, but luckily the rain stopped just before the ceremony. As my dad and I turned the corner around the tree to walk up the aisle, the clouds parted and the sun came out for the first time in a week. I remember seeing Brent standing up front, with the beautiful Flat Iron mountains in the background, and thinking this was the best day of my life.

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Our reception was at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in Chautauqua Park. It is a gorgeous historic building that is overflowing with charm. The dining hall is a beautiful cape-cod style building with a huge wrap around porch, complete with rocking chairs and a welcoming homey feel.

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Each table for guests was decorated with wildflowers in a vintage mason jar, paired with lit lanterns, surrounded by branches and pine cones.

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I loved our first dance to “It Never Entered My Mind” by Miles Davis. It was a time for Brent and I to truly soak in the moment and spend a quiet second together.

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My advice: Embrace wedding planning and don’t be afraid to let others help when they ask to!

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Photographer: Chris McLaughlin, cmp studios. Highly recommended!!! We were amazed at beautiful the wedding pictures turned out. Chris also made taking pictures a blast with his sense of humor, and less tiresome with his efficiency of taking the photos.

Event Planner: Leah Colby with La Dolce Events. Highly recommended!!!! Leah made our wedding what it was- a beautiful, fun, and flawless day! She was a life saver in the planning process and we couldn’t have done this wedding without her!

Venue: Chautauqua Park. I would recommend because of the stunning backdrop of the Flat Iron Mountains and their event staff was always willing to help out during the planning process.

Band/Musicians: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles. Recommended as a wonderful Jazz/Swing/Big Band. They played original songs and had a great combination of funky/dance songs and slower songs. They were an incredibly fun addition to our reception- we are so glad we went with a band over a DJ!

Pie: The Huckleberry. We had the most incredible Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Strawberry Rhubarb pie.

Florist: Sturtz & Copeland. Very highly recommended! We worked with Lisa and she was absolutely amazing. I told her my style and what I was looking for, and she came up with all of the flower arrangements, which were spot on.

Guest Lodging: Renaissance Flat Iron Hotel in Broomfield. Fabulous at making us feel welcomed and attending to our guests. They even gave Brent and I free breakfast at their restaurant every morning- pancakes were to DIE for!

Caterer: Three Leaf Catering //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Honeymoon Location: Placencia, Belize