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Beaver Creek Colorado Wedding at The Westin Riverfront Resort And Spa

Colorado is chock full of amazing places to say I do, but I have to say this Beaver Creek wedding at The Westin Riverfront Resort And Spa is just as pretty as they come. Captured by Studio JK and beautifully planned by  A Touch Of Bliss, this gallery is simply Colorado perfection.

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Fall
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Resort
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Romantic

From The Bride…Jason (my now husband) and I had been dating for four and a half years before he proposed and we were smitten from the start. Once he proposed, we decided immediately to have a destination wedding. We love to travel and knew we wanted to create a weekend away for all of our family and friends. After taking a trip in October (shortly after we were engaged) to visit venues in Colorado, we felt there would be no better place for a wedding than the Rocky Mountains… the same place where we both learned to ski, visited in the summer, spent our first four Thanksgivings as a couple together, and a place that had a huge spot in our hearts. With a love for the outdoors, what would be a better location to say our vows than high up in the mountains.

We decided on a September 1st wedding and chose the beautiful Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon, Colorado. A large mountain range became the backdrop for the ceremony and being from Kansas, we swooned over the view. The reception, held in a ballroom lined with windows, opened to a terrace glowing with the ambiance of festival lighting. We kicked off the weekend with a lively welcome party at the Westin followed by karaoke at a bar in Avon. The celebration continued into Saturday with a special bridal luncheon and intimate rehearsal dinner. The wedding took place on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. It was a late afternoon ceremony, followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Jason and I had always thought we would see each other for the first time on our wedding day as I walked down the aisle. However, we could not pass up the adventure of taking the chairlift to the top of Beaver Creek for pictures. Our “first look” took place on a romantic bridge over a rushing river in the quaint town of Beaver Creek. We then headed up to the top of the mountain enjoying a spectacular view with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. The pictures were beyond our imagination. Between the bright blue sky, the fluffy crisp white clouds and the green of the mountains, there could not have been a more perfect setting for our wedding photos. With the girls in a bright red/ poppy color and the boys in a classic black tux and bow tie, the wedding party looked stunning.

We chose a theme of mountain chic for the ceremony and reception… all very natural, but with an elegant flare. The flowers were green and white with the use of many different textures. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were wrapped in aspen bark and the ceremony was held under an arch of lush, garden inspired florals and greens. Glass lanterns containing white and green hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, rosemary, silver brunia berries, and curly willow branches lined the aisles. After the ceremony, the guests were greeted with signature cocktails and monogrammed sunglasses. The escort cards were set in aspen logs that my grandfather, father and I carved. Each name card was adorned with a golden aspen leaf cutout created by my aunt. The floral arrangements in the ballroom were in aspen bark vases set on moss with mini vases of rocks surrounding them. Dramatic sprays of curly willow, green and white dendrobium orchids, and eucalyptus made up gorgeous, tall centerpieces. The room glowed with candlelight, setting the perfect atmosphere for our evening.

After a sit down dinner with touching speeches from my father, the maid-of-honor and best man, our band kicked off the party. Within minutes the dance floor was crowded and stayed that way until the end of the night. Our best family friends’ children (ages 3-10) even put together a surprise dance and song for the crowd that is Good Morning America worthy. Another favorite moment came when our friends who travelled from Switzerland brought with them their traditional umbrella dance. Jason and I danced under a “parapluie” to a French love song as guests threw streamers over the top. We were told that there wasn’t a dry eye as the umbrella was decorated with colorful ribbons. The entire night felt consumed with love and emotion. Every guest was truly on a Rocky Mountain High. I could have not imagined a more perfect way to start my life with my new husband.

I have to give a special thank you to our incredible vendors. My mom and I spent time meeting with different companies and choosing ones with whom we connected. By the end of the wedding planning process, I wanted to be best friends with each of them. They really helped us create a night that was exactly our vision, while adding unique touches that represented Jason and me as a couple. We could not have done it without them and appreciate their hard work to create a night so special that our guests are still reminiscing and re-living each detail of the wedding. It truly was the wedding I had always dreamt of.

Photography: Studio JK | Videography: Lupher Arts | Event Planning: A Touch Of Bliss | Floral Design: Swank Stems | Invitations: Seahorse Bend Press | Ceremony Venue: The Westin Riverfront Resort And Spa | Reception Venue: The Westin Riverfront Resort And Spa | Band: Soul X | Decor: Pink Monkey | Linens: Chair Covers And Linens

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Whimsical Colorado Mountain Wedding

Playing off their adorable namesake – Mr. and Mrs. Kool – Kaitlin and Jon set out to plan a wedding with whimsy and spunk and plenty of “kool” design moments to boot. With L Elizabeth Events by their side and Adonye Jaja behind the camera, they pulled off a day that’s got FUN written all over it  - Kool-Aid stand included. Have a looksy in the gallery and don’t miss the film from Cinepro Studios.

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Fall
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Barn

From L Elizabeth EventsThe first time I met Kaitlin (the bride) it was at her Uncle’s house, in Evergreen, where the wedding was being held. It was just her with her mother and sister. We got along smashingly and I knew it was going to be a great relationship. Then I asked the groom’s last name and the bells started sounding everywhere – Really, his name is Kool, Jon Kool! That is so cool. We are going to have a blast with this wedding. And we surely did.

They had a wedding full of details, love and whimsy. From the chevron, polka dotted and denim linen choices to the hand made Kool-aid stand. I could not get enough of this wedding and this family. The ceremony was held in the field along side of the property with a wood altar Kaitlin’s uncle made just for the occasion. The guests were brought down to the ceremony area on “Kool Karts” and they sat on hay bales covered in leather blankets with fresh florals running beside the aisles. Kaitlin and her dad were driven down to the ceremony in a meticulously kept 52’ Ford. The bridesmaids were adorable in their mismatched dresses with matching necklaces from her sister’s store, Kute n’ Klever Jewelry. Jon’s father, a pastor, officiated the wedding beautifully and full of reverence.

Cocktails were served in the open courtyard and the Kool-aid stand was quite the hit. The sign welcoming everyone in simply, Love is Kool. The Dessert Stand made gourmet popcorn stand, for guests to nibble on, then turned the vintage dresser it into a dessert lover’s extravaganza later in the evening.

The reception was held in the neighboring barn. The flowing white fabric on one wall gave lots of light and femininity to the room, as did the vintage chairs while the florals and differing table sizes and styles, with lots of color and shapes, brought whimsy and character in. Kaitlin’s dad owns a leading tape company so their favors where custom monogrammed rolls of tape. Everyone loved them.

The best part of the wedding and the planning though was the families and their spirit of love, respect and their “go for it” attitudes. They were open to every idea and kept the true meaning of a wedding celebration first in their minds. Congratulations to Jon and Kaitlin Kool. You do SO embody your namesake.

From The Bride…Looking back on my wedding day, I still cannot believe that it actually happened. It was absolutely perfect, from every moment to every detail. I began the day at 8 a.m., although I was awake half the night before. We began the drive from the hotel to my aunt and uncle’s ranch (where the wedding was being held) and I remember looking out the window at the beautiful mountain range and clear blue skies. I vividly remember saying a short prayer, “Lord, please hold off the rain today, PLEASE!” The forecast had a 30% chance from 11 a.m. until about 7 p.m., and I was so nervous that it was going to drastically down pour during the ceremony, which was outside. Arriving at my uncle’s house in Evergreen, I met my wonderful hair stylist-Hayley Johnson and make-up artist-Heather Baker. My bridesmaids soon began to arrive shortly after and the getting ready process began. That was the first hint of nerves I felt through my body. Then 10 a.m., our spectacular videographer- Dusty Jenkins, arrived. It all started to feel more real. My hair was done, and I was about to get my make-up on. All of a sudden it was noon and my stomach began to flip-flop.

Before I knew it I was walking back down the aisle with my new husband. We ate, we danced, we sang, and we cried some more. We had the best wedding ever. Our dinner was absolutely wonderful-All Love Catering; I don’t think a single person left hungry. We could not have had the best wedding ever if it wasn’t for every single person involved. Our vendors made it so wonderful and stress-free. Our guests brought so much joy and excitement, and our families were so supportive and loving throughout the whole day. I truly had THE Kool-est wedding ever, and I think my pictures can bring this story to life; to show the love that was present on that day – September 7, 2013 when we became Mr. & Mrs. Kool.

Photography: Adonye Jaja | Cinematography: Cinepro Studios | Event Design: L Elizabeth Events | Event Planning: L Elizabeth Events | Floral Design: Bella Calla | Invitations: Lexisworks | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Catering: All Love Catering | Makeup Artist: Heather Baker | Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles | Calligraphy: Pretty Writing | Lighting: T'da Design | DJ: Maestro Mobile Music | Groomsmen's Attire: H&M | Bridal Gown: Enzoani Floro | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Kute N' Klever Jewelry | Custom Kool-aid Stand: My Little Side Project | Desserts: The Dessert Stand | Photography - Assistance: Otto Schulze | Rentals: Chairs With Character | Rentals: Butler Rents | Transportation: Denver Limo | Venue: Private Residence

Gold + Pink Wedding Inspiration

I see no other way to intro all this pretty than with a few sweet love letters to the insanely talented vendors behind it. Cori Cook Floral Design, you’re a floral genius. We Tie The Knots, your styling is impeccable. Little White Dress Bridal Shop, you always steal my heart with your stunning designs. And to the lovely Kerinsa Marie, you’re simply amazing for snapping it all up so beautifully. Lovelies, this gallery pulls at my heartstrings like no other!

From Kerinsa Marie Photography… I’m thrilled to share this bright and colorful inspiration shoot! Although my wedding 11 years ago was unforgettable, a few of my regrets are not having gorgeous flowers or a wedding planner to help bring all the details together. It was a dream working with such a talented friends for this shoot, and it’s what I would want my wedding to be like now, if I were to renew my vows.

Photography: Kerinsa Marie | Event Design: We Tie The Knots | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Cake: Cakeheads | Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Hair/Make-up: Ashley Salt For Fluff Bar | Linen: La Tavola | Model: Ann | Paper Goods And Calligraphy: Maeve And Peach | Tables: Allwell Rents | Wedding Venue: Blanc

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