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How This Bride’s Childhood Home Inspired Her Winter Wedding

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and for this sweet duo, it came from the Bride’s childhood home. After a childhood spent surrounded by her mother’s flower and herb gardens and discovering old family wedding photographs in the attic, Brice created her wedding theme based around the idea of a classic simplicity. And, thanks to Lisa O’Dwyer, you can gush over all the beautiful moments in The Vault!

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From Lisa O’DwyerBoettcher Mansion is a historic mansion in Golden, Colorado. Brice and Ian loved it for its Craftsman period aesthetic (Ian is an architect), and for the beautiful Colorado mountain scenery (a lot of the guests were coming from out of state, from Kansas and Massachusetts).

From The Bride…My inspiration for our wedding actually came from my childhood home. I grew up surrounded by my mothers flower and herb gardens in the middle of a New England forest. I also grew up exploring the old farmhouse attic where my mother grew up. In that attic I would find tons of old family wedding photographs that showed a classic simplicity that I wanted to mimic.

I did not have a specific theme or specific color but I decided to go with only a few decor items and focus mainly on neutral/gold tones and greens to complement our strong Irish heritage. Beautiful florals with lots of textured greenery, specifically air plants and meaningful herbs set the background for our ceremony and reception. Brittany Kinoshita at Hana Style designs took my random thoughts and put together a color and texture palette that was sophisticated, different, and classic at the same time. Texture was the main medium that we dabbled in for the wedding- lace, sequins, velvet, and different types of greenery. It was so simple yet gorgeous and it complemented the beautiful film photography of Lisa O’Dwyer.

One of the biggest decisions that Ian and I made was to hire professionals that we trusted with everything and to let them do what they do best without too much direction from us. We basically said, “here is the feeling that we are going for” and our wonderful photographer, Lisa O’Dwyer, our amazing florist, Hana Style Designs, our take-charge coordinator, The Gardner Effect, our hair and makeup artist, Janie Rocek, and our caterer, The Pines at Genesee, made it happen beyond anything we could have ever dreamed. It is amazing what can happen when you let the people who have done this sort of thing hundreds of times make the decisions! Even when we had a last minute change of venue due to weather, they all came together and made the whole event more beautiful than we possibly could have imagined and it all happened without Ian or I having to lift a finger.

The event as a whole, for so many reasons, was an incredible experience and it would not have been possible without everyone who helped to create it.

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Photography: Lisa O'Dwyer Photography | Coordination: The Gardner Effect | Floral Design: Hana Style Designs | Wedding Dress: Essense | Catering: The Pines At Genesee | Hair + Makeup: Janie Rocek | Bow Ties: Mrs Bow Tie | Groomsmen Attire: Egara via Men's Warehouse | Venue: Megan Kreutzer

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Beautiful Weddings at Morada Bay

Seaside weddings make my heart happy.  And a seaside wedding at Morada Bay?  Well, that’s an entirely new level of joy.  Think a breathtaking bayside setting, a talented team of wedding experts and a never-ending lineup of fabulous resources that will turn that dream day into an absolute reality.  We are sooo on board.

From their stunning locale in the heart of Islamorada to their staff that knows everything there is to know about throwing a fabulous party, Morada Bay’s fabulous accommodations and sparkling beaches were simply made for marrying.  Which means that whether you’re planning a small, intimate affair with just your nearest and dearest or a grander event with 200 special someones, Morada Bay has JUST what you are looking for… and all overlooking those pristine beaches and glistening waters the Florida Keys are known for.

Contact Morada Bay TODAY to begin planning your unforgettable wedding.  We CAN’T WAIT to see the results.

Photography (Top to Botton): Maxime Photo & Video (Photos 1,3,6) + Pierre’s (Photo 2) + Jannette De Llanos Photography (Photo 4)

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Against All Odds, This Bride and Groom Got Their Happily Ever After

Not all fairytales start smoothly – just ask Ashley and Tyler. For when their original venue suddenly closed they thought all was lost, but thankfully their misfortune was short lived. Soon after they discovered Cherokee Ranch And Castle and their fairy godmother Lisa O’Dwyer. Joined by Fortuna Films behind the lens, see their storybook ending in The Vault!

 

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From Lisa O’DwyerAshley and Tyler’s wedding is at a Cherokee Castle, a historic castle in Colorado near Denver built by an English family in the 1920s. The couple had lost their original wedding venue when it closed suddenly, but their planner Isabelle Kline found a gorgeous new one for them that they fell in love with! I loved the garlanded market lighting for their outside reception which looked very European amongst the English castle-inspired architecture.

From The Bride…The inspiration for our wedding really came from both Tyler and my backgrounds. I was born and raised in Central California, which is also the same place that we met and started dating. Tyler was born and raised in Littleton, and obviously would be the place where we would choose to start our lives together. It was important for the both of us to incorporate both California and Colorado themes into our wedding by way of California wines, Colorado craft beers, and a Colorado-inspired menu, while still keeping it very timeless and classy. As most of our guests were traveling to Colorado from over 15 different states, it was also important to us that we could share what we love about where we were beginning our future with our family and friends.

In regards to the venue that we lost, now that we’ve both been able to really look back on the whole thing, what we thought at the time was a complete wedding planning disaster turned into us wondering how we would have had anything different. Being able to host a wedding in a Colorado historical landmark was another way to entertain our guests, too. We decided against offering wedding favors, and instead giving them an experience we hope they’ll never forget through castle tours, local craft beer tastings (which were hand-made by my Dad), the wildlife and the incredible views on top of the mountain, literally. I did the calligraphy for the invitations and signs (my company is Aspens and Inks on Etsy).

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Photography: Lisa O'Dwyer Photography | Cinematography: Fortuna Films | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cupcakes: Gigi's Cupcakes | Invitations: The Paper Source | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Allure Bridal | Catering: Three Tomatoes | Hair: Rebekah Klueber | Calligraphy: Aspens And Inks On Etsy | Band: Masterful Musicians | Venue: Cherokee Ranch And Castle Foundation | Bride's Rings: The Shane Co. | Dress Alterations: The Garden Gate | Event Planning + Floral Design: Isabelle Kline | Groom's Ring: 2nd Street Ring Craft | Lighting + Garland: Lighting and Design by Scott | Linens: Luxe Linen

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