Caroline & Zachary  |  May 11th  |  Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Colorado

From the bride: We are both Colorado natives and we felt it was important to get married here in Colorado. We both are rustic and traditional in style. I own more cowboy boots then heels so it was important to me to reflect who we are in our attire. I chose a color palette of natural colors with a primary focus on yellow. My husband is a pilot and loves everything aviation. I wanted to include his passion in our wedding day and brought in the theme “love is in the air”.  This theme came to life in items such as: paper airplanes for our ceremony programs, vintage airplanes at each reception table, and luggage tags with a personalized message from us, “Some roads are not meant to be traveled alone”.

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It snowed up until the day of our wedding, so there was snow on the mountains, but perfect weather below at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. We planned to get married outside, but given the condition of the ground, we changed the plan to inside the Broad Axe Barn. Travel, aviation theme wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch

We wrote and read our own vows and our unity ceremony contained wine & chocolate instead of the traditional unity candle/sand.

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My favorite detail was our “Co-pilot” and “pilot” signs on our chairs.

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Our tables were decorated with vintage planes, flower arrangements in mint julip cups, candles in mason jars and luggage tags.

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My advice: Keep the wedding small and intimate; it gives you more time to enjoy the moment.

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Caroline’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Rockstar Venue & Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH {more info}. We fell in love with Devil’s Thumb Ranch with its hide away location and breathtaking views in all directions.
Photographer: Beth Photography  //  Event Planner: Pick Me Weddings