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Elegant + Traditional Scottish Wedding in Colorado

I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland, and Maria and Craig’s inspired affair has given me every reason to book my plane ticket ASAP. For this gallery is the type of pretty that goes straight to your head. An elegant Scottish affair set in Colorado complete with custom kilts (made from the Groom’s family tartan) and a bagpiper, and Connie Whitlock Photography captured it all in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Country Club

From Connie Whitlock PhotographyThis wedding was just so special – the bride, Maria, works for a large wedding rental company here in Denver, so you can image their details were amazing! Craig, the groom, hails from Scotland – and they incorporated lots of Scottish details into their design. A lot of their guests also traveled from the UK to attend, and brought some Scottish traditions to Colorado! From the kilts, to the bagpiper, to the beautiful hats the women wore to the ceremony. The Country Club at Castle Pines sits high up on the hillside so the landscape views were stunning and expansive. The guests enjoyed looking out over the foothills during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. The navy hues paired with ivory and gold accents popped against the backdrop and kept the wedding classic and timeless.

From the Bride… Craig and I have made CO our new home for the past 3 years, and knew we wanted to share what this beautiful state has to offer. We wanted our families from the east coast and UK to join together under one roof for our “Tuscan meets Colorado” themed wedding. Craig was born in Scotland and raised in England, so we knew we wanted to incorporate his Scottish roots. We had touches of the Scottish flower, a thistle, in our floral arrangements. Craig’s custom kilt was made of his family tartan, Earl of St. Andrews. I was gifted with a family heirloom.. A bracelet that dates back to 1925. The sapphires matched perfectly with our navy and gold color scheme. We were sure to please the taste buds for our guests, so we offered a late night snack of fish and chips & the jersey shore’s finest, caramel popcorn, fudge and salt water taffy. Our wedding day could not have been more beautiful. We had a perfect Colorado sunset behind the Rocky Mountains with our closest family and friends from our the world.

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Photography: Connie Whitlock Photography | Wedding Planner: Cloud 9 Weddings & Paper | Floral Design: The Perfect Petal | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: The Makery | Stationery: Vera Wang For Papyrus | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Catering By Design | Makeup Artist: Allison Beach | Hair Stylist: Girls & Curls | Calligraphy: Christina Johnson | Groom's Attire: Slan J Kilts | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse | Transportation: Arrow Stage Lines | Wedding Venue: The Country Club At Castle Pines | Bagpiper: Michael Lancaster | Calligraphy (Mirror): Pretty Writing | Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Lighting + Draping: LMD Productions | Music + Entertainment: Syndicate | Photobooth: ShutterBooth | Rentals: Event Rents | String Trio: Columbine Entertainment

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Elegant Mountaintop Wedding in Winter Park, CO

After seeing this gorgeous couple’s wedding day, I can confidently say I believe in love at first sight. And, it’s all because of this photo captured by Annie Parish Photography. From there, I was hooked. From the Bride’s beautiful lace Amsale gown and the berry-hued bridesmaids’ bouquets to the Bride’s chairlift ride up the mountain with her parents and the couple’s sweet first look, I L-O-V-E everything about this day. See why in THE VAULT!

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Summer
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Al Fresco

From Annie Parish PhotographyTess and Patrick’s wedding was a delight to photograph from start to finish! Set in Winter Park, Colorado, the wedding and reception took place at the top of the mountain with the lightest silhouettes of the Rockies in the distance and the most lovely pines all around us.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Tess and Patrick for many years and love how at ease they are with one another. They are both quick to laugh and so genuinely in love that their relationship feels effortless. I didn’t have to direct or pose them in any way–I kind of stepped back and watched them do their thing. They were such naturals!

To top it all off, Tess has the most wonderful confidence when it comes to her personal style. She looks so chic in everything that she wears and this beautiful Amsale dress was no exception!

From The Bride…Even though we went to college together and had a major overlap of friends, we didn’t actually meet until Spring Break of our Senior year. A friend of his had a house in Florida, and so did a friend of mine. Both of those friends were in attendance at the wedding, 8 years later. :)

Patrick took me to gorgeous spot in a park near our apartment one day after work and surprised me. It was perfect, just the 2 of us. Afterwards, we walked home, got a fancy bottle of champagne and pepperoni pizza to celebrate!

We’ve only lived in Colorado for a few years, but we have really fallen in love with it. There’s a wonderful feeling you get when you’re in the mountains; it’s fresh and wild and beautiful. That inspired us. We wanted our guests to experience that feeling, and to just have a great time in a place we enjoy.

My dad surprised me by wearing a tie I had ‘designed’ for him as a father’s day present when I was just 9 years old. He had saved it all these years, I thought that was the sweetest thing. Our wedding was at the top of the mountain, so everyone had to take a chair lift to get up there. The lift was something that we really loved about our venue, and it made the day very special for both us and our guests. A little adventure getting to and from the event, that added fun and excitement to the day.

The entire day was absolutely perfect. Our first look before the ceremony was very special and sweet, definitely one of the best moments, The ceremony was outside, and the weather and scenery was incredible. It was warm, and calm. We were so happy all of our guests could experience the amazing view at the top of the mountain. The rest of the night was filled with laughter and dancing. Having everyone you love and care for in one place is overwhelmingly wonderful. We felt loved and excited, and most importantly, we had a lot of fun.

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Photography: Annie Parish Photography | Floral Design: Gisella Cianci | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo At Bella Bridesmaids | Makeup: Ashley Fabacher | Hair: Grand Salon | DJ: Eric Barley | Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna | Venue: The Lodge At Sunspot | Bridal Boutique: Belle Vie Bridal | Pies: The Humble Pie Store | Programs + Menus: YouAreInvited | Rentals: Event Rents

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Rustic Horse Riding Engagement in Telluride

Let’s just imagine for a second that you find yourself in the incredibly scenic Telluride, Colorado to celebrate your upcoming elopement. You’ve got Tamara Gruner Photography behind the camera, and a horse ranch as your backdrop. What happens? This adorable engagement session – that’s what. See the full gallery inside The Vault!

From Tamara Gruner PhotographyShelby & Tyler came all the way from California to have a very intimate elopement in Telluride in Colorado. Both love Telluride so much that they decided to have their wedding here. Along with their closest family they celebrated two days of fun. On the first day they went horseback riding while on the second day they had their family celebration. Congrats to this lovely couple!

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Venue: Ride With Rowdy | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Her Boots: Justin Boots | His Boots: Ariat

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