DIY Inspired Colorado Wedding From Jenna Walker Photographers
December 15, 2009
By: eddye
Southwest

Seems as if we've had a slew of Colorado weddings on the LBB Blog lately, but we really couldn't pass this one up! Shot by the fabulous Jenna Walker and submitted by today's beautiful SMP bride, Lacee ... well, it's simple and chic with a casual flair ~ done perfectly!



From Lacee ...



After losing our planner it was all on me in the last 30 days on a super tight budget to pull off the amazing wedding I had always dreamed of.



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Ceremony Colorado Jenna Walker Photography



The weeks leading up to the wedding were spent making the place cards, tables numbers, favor bags, menus and program on the chalkboard. Our wedding was so US and I loved putting together every piece. I had the idea to create our ring bearer's pillow from one of my great-grandmother's handkerchiefs. My Mom sewed it and we placed a magnolia on the top with ribbon in the center from which we tied the rings... CUTE!  I love the vintage look of the pink and light blue fabric and the importance of the pillow.



Bouquet Plum Sage Flowers Locket



On my amazing bouquet by Plum Sage Flowers, I tied the locket of my great grandpa Cleo. He pretty much raised my Mom and me and is the most special person watching over us. The ring that was also attached was my wedding gift from his wife Luella ~ her wedding ring that he had given her July 14, 1936. His presence was VERY important to me.



Bouquet Lacee Nate Jenna Walker Colorado



Nate made the benches himself and engraved our names in the one that we used (ours was salvaged from an old dance hall and it was the template for the larger benches used as the seating during the ceremony and at dinner). We used Ralph Lauren gray and black paint to distress paint all 16 benches. We also engraved the initials of our parents on their respective front benches.



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My dress was by Maggie Sottero, the Harlow design, first dress I tried on and loved it!  I loved the lace and vintage feel and couldn't get enough of the flower!



Wedding Gown Maggie Sottero



The JEANS... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how amazing Nate and all of our guys looked in the jeans ... we were going for a very southern hospitality but trendy wedding with a vintage flair.  Love it and achieved the exact look we were going for. No bouts for the guys and no ties. Untucked shirts. So us.



Wedding Party Jenna Walker Lacee Nate



The junior bridesmaids are my two sisters. It was important to me to set them apart from the other three girls. Their dresses are BCBG and they looked radiant!



Bridesmaids Lacee Nate Jenna Walker Colorado



Westin Riverfront Hotel Avon Colorado



Meredith Brewer from the Westin Riverfront helped us with the amazing cuisine for our special day with smoked salmon, rock shrimp and caramelized onion pizzas for the cocktail hour followed by tangled greens with sweet potato strings and amazing filets or roast chicken for dinner.



Cake Cutting Jenna Walker Photography Westin Riverside



Nate works for the City of Boulder Fire Rescue so we had a miniature chrome fireman's axe engraved with our names and wedding date by Eagle Engraving. Our cake topper was by Toppers With Glitz and looked amazing on the all white and ivory cake.  Perfect and exactly the cake I dreamed of. Simple and so pretty. Our cake flavors were champagne vanilla pistachio and Columbian espresso chocolate for Nate's groom's cake (a life sized replica of Nate's fire helmet).  Terrific job by the pastry chefs at the Westin ~ we were blown away.



Wedding Cake Candy Buffet Jenna Walker Photography



Our favors were black and white (chocolate and coconut) gourmet donuts from The Tin Star Cafe and Donut Haus, a BBQ place in Evergreen, Colorado!



Tin Star Cafe Donut Haus Evergreen Colorado



Jenna Walker Photography Nate Lacee



Our location was BREATHTAKING! It was a dream and worth all the effort!!! DIY at its best ... A day I am thrilled to look back on every day!!



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What a GORGEOUS day. Thanks so much, Lacee & Nate and Jenna for sharing!