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Succulents + Cute Kiddos Make For One Super Sweet Celebration

Some pics are just too pretty for words and these shots of this Bride and her ladies by Tamara Gruner are just that – pretty darn perfect if I do say so myself. But add in the kiddos and we amp up the cuteness quota like whoa. Don’t miss this handsome little ring bearer who just made our morning – all this and more makes for a celebration we’re happy to spend some solid time with – more in our Vault right there!

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Spring

From the Bride… Nathan and I met in 2009 at my sister’s wedding. She will tell you she waited to introduce us until her wedding because we just weren’t ready yet. I think she was probably right… although I’m not sure how intentional the anticipation was. Nate and I hit it off immediately, which was much to our surprise because we were both in full on “just-finished-high-school-start-fresh-in-college-being-single-mode” or so we thought. We started dating only three months after my sister’s wedding, and dated for six years before tying the knot this past April. We’re both originally from Michigan, but have spent the past few years building our life in Boulder, Colorado. It only seemed natural to us to invite everyone out for a Colorado wedding.

Our style overall was a bit of a mix up of traditional, rustic, and simplistic. We used purples, blues, and lots of natural greenery with white and cream flowers. I knew I wanted the décor to be cohesive, but not match too much. There is something beautiful in a little bit of imperfection, which was my mantra throughout the planning process. Our long wooden farm tables created the perfect backdrop for simple candles and mixed flower centerpieces. We got engaged in Paris, so most of all wanted our ceremony and reception to be dripping in romance. There were bits of Paris thrown into our wedding décor, we served French food for dinner, and of course Macarons and a Croquembouche for dessert.

Our venue choice took a while; in fact I bought my dress before we even picked out a venue! At one point I thought we were being too picky and almost settled on a different venue. The goal was to find a place that acted as a beautiful backdrop so we could be more minimal with the decorations. We also wanted to DIY most of the decorations, and our venue allowed and encouraged that!

The day of the big event couldn’t have gone more smoothly. April is risky business in Colorado and we were chancing snow, rain, or shine! Luckily we got the most perfect weekend and day smooshed in-between snowstorms (for real) and it was 75 and sunny. The wind picked up after dinner, but made for some pretty fun couple photos.

My one piece of advice to any couples getting married was passed on from another couple: take at least 10 (more if possible, we took about 30) minutes at some point after your ceremony to go off and be alone with no photographers, family, or friends and just soak it in that you are now MARRIED. Share some appetizers, a glass of champagne, or an old fashioned and just be with each other with no distractions. After all, this day is about you and your hubby, not about the party. Though let’s be honest, the party is pretty awesome too.

From Tamara Gruner Photography… Anastasia and Nate celebrated their big day amongst their closest friends and family in Longmont with beautiful views to the mountains in the midst of Colorado. Anastasia chose pretty spring colors – blush, purples and grays with white. Her beautiful organic bouquet contained cotton flowers, which were also integrated in the ceremony pieces. I just loved her soft spring color choice and the little accents in the bouquet and in her hair. Enjoy this romantic and beautiful wedding!

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Cinematography: Sculpted Films | Floral Design: Lasting Touch | Wedding Dress: Dora Grace Bridal | Rings: Ken & Dana Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection in African Violet | Catering: Three Leaf Catering | Hair + Makeup: Emmy at Sage Studio | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: Lone Hawk Farm | Desserts: Stephanie Holmlund | Rentals: Harvest Table Company | Silk: Silk & Willow | Veil: Dora Grace Bridal

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Autumn Orchard Wedding Inspiration

As the temps creep from chilly territory to downright cold, we’re taking refuge in the rich warmth that Bare Root Flora has splashed this fall shoot with today. Layers of harvest happiness, burgundy ranunculus paired with foraged autumn-ombre leaves and a rustic table elevated by indigo tapers aplenty. Sound cozy? It sooo is, and thanks to Callie Hobbs it all lives in THE VAULT.

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Fall
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Rustic Venue
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Rustic

From Bare Root FloraWhen autumn comes, we seek out warmth through richness and depth of color and texture, gathering and layering gorgeous elements that celebrate this season of harvest and plenty. We were inspired by this notion to create a warm and elegant scene that evokes gatherings we hold with family and friends. A beautiful pick-your-own apple orchard that specializes in heirloom apples was the perfect setting.

Deep jewel tones set the stage at our table, which features elegant yet fresh tableware in rich berry and plum tones. We let the flowers be a focal point on the simple and elegant hand-made farm table. Gorgeous garden roses and spray roses, rich ranunculus, sweet cosmos and scabiosa, textural blushing bride protea and astrantia were accented with seasonal foliages, grasses and beautiful pomegranates, pears, and lush grapes. Cozy sheepskins lent warmth and an organic touch to the rustic chairs. Candles in a deep, rich sapphire tone in playful gold taper holders gave the table a bit of whimsy.

Our bride was timeless yet modern in her two-piece gown. We kept the styling simple, with minimal bespoke gold jewelry. When temperatures dipped, as they so often do on even the loveliest autumn days, this gorgeous blush sheepskin-inspired jacket kept her stylish and warm. Our simple, stylish cake was topped with fresh figs, black grapes and gold leaves for a hint of harvest bounty. A gorgeous Silk & Willow runner and a few beautiful tapers were the perfect complement.

Photography: Callie Hobbs Photography | Cake: Kelley Kakes | Invitations: Wildfield Paper Co. | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Makeup: Makeup Artist Liz Wegrzyn | Hair: Chloe Paige Beauty | Venue: Ya Ya Farm & Orchard | Blush Sheepskin Jacket: Anthropologie | Dress Designer: Emma & Grace Bridal | Event Planning & Coordination: Pink Diamond Events | Floral Design & Styling: Bare Root Flora | Model: Rachel Gillcrist | Table & Chairs: Harvest Table Company | Tableware: Anthropologie | Wedding Dress & Jewelry: Emma & Grace Bridal

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Lyons Farmette Wedding from Andy Barnhart Photography

When it comes to farm weddings you should really have two things: animals and wildflowers. This couple had both which means their wedding was not only fun, but beautiful. Captured by Andy Barnhart Photography, playful touches make this farm wedding a cannot miss. You can see every detail (and the animals) here!

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Summer
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Rustic Venue
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Elegant

From The Bride…When Nick and I began planning our wedding, we started by visiting several venues. Just when it looked like we weren’t going to find anything, a friend mentioned the Lyons Farmette. We scheduled a visit, and it was absolutely perfect! Most of our guests were coming from out of state, and we wanted to create a fun, relaxed experience for them. The Farmette is beautiful with its flower gardens and flowing stream. The animals are adorable and were enjoyed by kids and adults alike. By adding lawn games and a food truck we were able to create a festive atmosphere with plenty of activities for our guests.

There were many elements that made our wedding day special. Reading our vows that we wrote for each other was definitely the highlight for us! With the help of friends and family, we added may DIY touches which really helped with the budget and created that vintage farm look. We were also extremely lucky to find such wonderful vendors. Everyone did an amazing job. Our gift to our guests was local organic honey from Lyons that Jax DeCoster from the Farmette infused with lavender. It was such a special day for us and we are glad we could share it with our family and friends.

Photography: Andy Barnhart Photography | Floral Design: A florae | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Invitations: Kate Acuff | Rings: Shane Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | DJ: Dancin' Shoes DJ | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Rev. Girard Sheffield | Wedding Venue: Lyons Farmette | Food Truck: Heirloom Food Truck | Hair and Make-up: Indiesix | Music: James Davis | Pie: My Mom's Pie | Tie: The Belle and the Beau

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