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Rustic Elegance Rocky Mountain Bridal Inspiration

Can something be both ridiculously elegant and downright cozy at the same exact time? Yes m’dears, it can. Majesta Patterson Weddings & Portraits shows us the beauty of both coming together in perfect unity with this shoot set amongst the Rocky Mountains, with lush bouquets by Natasha Kolenko and gorgeous gowns from Blue Bridal Boutique. See all this rustic romance right this way!

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From Majesta Patterson Weddings & PortraitsAs my trip to Colorado grew closer, I decided to reach out to some Denver-local wedding vendors because I was dying to photograph those big, gorgeous Rocky Mountains and create Colorado magic! With blue skies and green fields, we were pleasantly surprised by a fresh dusting of snow the night before our shoot. Blue Bridal Boutique selected a soft tulled Wtoo gown, creating a delicate balance against the rustic charm at the Chautauqua forest in Boulder. Our florist, Natasha, who also flew in from San Francisco, designed lush arrangements with golds and blues to accent against the majestic flat iron mountains. These bright, organic florals created a beautiful pop of color, complimenting the blue hued snow. Sarah Swell offered her organic gold jewelry to compliment the romanticism of our look. Everything for this shoot just fell into place like it was meant to be; to epitomize that Colorado-esque beauty!

Photography: Majesta Patterson Weddings & Portraits | Floral Design: Natasha Kolenko | Wedding Dress: Watters Wtoo | Jewelry: Sarah Swell | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Sameera | Hair Stylist: Noelle Benjamin | Bridal Boutique: Blue Bridal Boutique | Model: Cayte B

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Rustic Meets Elegant Boulder Wedding

It’s probably pretty obvious by now that we love rustic with a little side of bling.  And this sweet Boulder affair?  Well, it’s embracing the concept whole-heartedly.  Think pretty pink + gold hues, fab florals from Cori Cook Floral Design and a stunning bride in a whole lot of  gorgeousness from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.  Say it with me, loves: awesome.  See it all captured by Brinton Studios right here.

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From Brinton Studios… Lauren and John are basically models. They might not make money doing it, but they seriously should. Lauren looked like a fashionista with her perfect bun and even better skin. When we talked about it, her comment was priceless: “Well, I needed something tall so that it didn’t look like he was kidnapping me.” Hilarious!

It is safe to say that mixing these two cuties along with Boulder and its natural beauty was perfection. The Omni, Chautauqua Park, Sunrise Amphitheater, hidden trails along the foothills and near Flagstaff made for superb backdrops. And it’s not everyday that a bride is willing to take a hike to the top of a mountain in the heat for a photo opportunity. The entire day and their Flagstaff House wedding was amazing and we were so fortunate to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone involved and to Cori Cook for adding the ultimate touch with the lovely flowers!

From the Bride… Jon and I met in college at CU-Boulder after he moved into a house with mutual friends. He was the tall, charming guy with dimples who was always making me laugh. Eight years later when we were in France for my best friend’s wedding, he proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower, and so began one of the most exciting years of my life.

We wanted our wedding to be intimate and, most importantly, a true celebration, so we kept it small, inviting our closest family and friends. We chose to have both the ceremony and reception at the Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder; the venue sits nestled into a mountainside with the most breathtaking views and overlooks where Jon and I first met. We kept the style and color palette simple – soft florals in pale hues of blush, ivory and peach. We scattered small, low arrangements in gold mercury vases for a fun pop of metallic. Our seating chart was a vintage frame with ribbon and table cards strung in a window-pane fashion. The guests wrote us notes and wrapped them around chocolates that we would open up each night to read. I surprised Jon (who has a sweet tooth worse than a 5-year-old on Halloween!) with a candy bar and customized candy bags that read, “Thomson Candy Shoppe.”

One of my favorite parts of the wedding was our guest book, which Jon made. He took a beautiful piece of wood from a local lumber yard and customized iron legs for it. Our guests used metallic sharpies to sign the table, and now it sits in our entryway.

Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of my life thus far, and as you can tell from the photos, Jon is still cracking me up every day.

Photography: Brinton Studios | Videography: 1321 Studios Videography | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Ceremony Venue: Flagstaff House | Reception Venue: Flagstaff House | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Flagstaff House Restaurant | DJ: Tony Cummins | Veil: Madamoiselle Maud

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Dreamy Al Fresco Boudoir Session

We don’t feature boudoir sessions nearly as often as real weddings, but when we do it’s a serious treat, because they end up being beyond beautiful (like painfully beautiful), like this one from Connie Whitlock Photography and Shalynne Imaging. It’s ethereal in every sense of the word, from the wildly gorgeous petals by Bare Root Flora to the organic invitations designed by Lana’s Shop to the lovely lingerie from BHLDN. It’s one gallery you’ll have a hard time leaving.

From Connie Whitlock PhotographyThe concept for this shoot was dreamed up by two photographers, Shalynne Imaging and I. When we started to plan, the words we chose to describe the look we wanted were natural, feminine, soft, and romantic. We chose textures and colors that would compliment the environment but also stand out. From the sweet, romantic lingerie from BHLDN and robes from Girl with a Serious Dream, to the organic feel of the gorgeous bouquet, we carried that theme through every design element.

Photography: Connie Whitlock Photography | Styling And Design: Shalynne Imaging | Styling And Design: Connie Whitlock Photography | Floral Design: Bare Root Flora | Makeup Artist: Makeup Madame | Hair Stylist: Cassandra Rose | Calligraphy: Designs Girl | Venue: Private Residence | Lingerie: BHLDN | Model: Eva Cavecchi | Paper Goods: Lana's Shop | Rentals And Furniture: Chairished Vintage | Robes: Girl With A Serious Dream

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