They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck but for this couple, it also created a totally cozy, romantic day. Just as they began their vows, the skies opened up and it made for maybe the best wedding kiss EVER which was caught to absolute perfection by Erin Hearts Court. The whole wedding is completely adorable from the pine cone adorned cake to the pashmina wrapped bridesmaids. This is what we call Colorado chic designed ever so beautifully by Emily Campbell of Bella Design & Planning and we give it two big thumbs up. Click here to see all the rainy day details.
From the Bride…
Everything was memorable! The day was spectacular. I have been going to Keystone with my family for years and Dan and I visit Breckenridge often so Colorado was a perfect place for us to get hitched. We even got engaged in Denver! The day was spectacular! After a gloomy, rainy start, the day brightened and every single second was perfection! It truly does take a village, because my parents, siblings, and bridesmaids all rallied to help us finish a million little details that day. Seeing Dan for our first look was amazing. We were both so excited and happy, and he looked incredibly handsome. The ceremony was unreal. Our dear friend, Granville, was our officiant. He crafted the most beautiful, funny, and touching ceremony. We asked our guests to send us newlywed advice on their reply cards, and Granville made this a really entertaining and heartfelt part of the ceremony. Dan’s sister, Jennifer, sang us an old marriage hymn, a capella. The rain began to fall during our vows, which was so exhilarating and funny! The cocktail party after the ceremony was fabulous. All 97 guests piled into the 120 year old ski lodge to escape the rain, nibbling on the best gourmet hors d’oeuvres on the planet – the mini beef on weck sliders (a Buffalo, NY specialty), Wisconsin bratwurst pig in the blankets, and prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe were our favorites! Everyone was relaxed and happy, sipping sangria while the Spring Creek Bluegrass Band rocked away.
Our reception was gorgeous. I always wanted a restaurant reception in a place with a lot of character. The warm, classic interior was the perfect setting. I wanted the room to glow with candlelight while channeling simple, summer elegance, so we chose lanterns and elegant white hydrangea centerpieces. Our amazing wedding planner, Emily Campbell, and her team set up the room perfectly. We did a surprise in our first dance, which was a blast to do for everyone. And, my hilarious brother Kevin, planned a surprise Lady Gaga ‘Bad Romance’ flash mob dance with all of the bridesmaids. Incredible! We served whoopie pies and the most divine fudgey Bailey’s cupcakes – a perfect sweet note to end the night. We awoke in the morning to 2″ of snow!
We remember so many lovely details from the entire weekend and we’re so grateful to experience this special occasion in our lives with all of our favorite people. I want to personally thank my parents for everything they did to help us have a perfect wedding day. They did so much for us during the months, days, and hours leading up to “I Do”. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Erin & Courtney for capturing our day so beautifully. It was a genuine pleasure to work with them.
Photography: Erin Hearts Court / Wedding Planning: Emily Campbell of Bella / Cinematography: Presto Wedding Films / Stationery: Design Circus, Buffalo, NY / Maps: Sara Millsap, the brides sister / Flowers: Bloom, Breckenridge, Colorado / Hair: Amanda Haley, Roots Salon / Make-up: Joy Petty of Blush Cake / WHOOPIE PIES, and Cheesecake pops: Katy Schabert of Sugar Cakes / Bluegrass Band: Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, Colorado / DJ: Fred Hammond of A Good Time DJs / Ceremony: Ski Tip Lodge / Reception: Wolf Rocks Restaurant / Patterned flag bunting: Giggleberry / Burlap LOVE flags: Funkyshique / Tissue poms: PartyPoms / Gown: Melissa Sweet, Bee Dress / Veil: Priscilla of Boston / Jewelry: Anthropologie / Shoes: New York Transit / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Hair Flower: Floreti