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Romantic Colorado Mountain Wedding

I always fall head-over-heels for ranch weddings, but add in the fact that this perfect pair wed on the Bride’s family homestead and you’ve got yourself one heartfelt celebration. Marrying classical elements with mountain locale, Bluebird Productions coordinated a day colored with love, La Tavola Linens, and Bella Figura beauties. See it all through the lens of Elysium Productions below!

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Summer
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Rustic

From the beautiful Bride… For most of my adolescence, I remember daydreaming about the man with whom I would fall in love with. How much of a fairytale it would be to spend everyday with someone who loves you just as much as you love them. Having someone to enjoy movies next to and a best friend to share inside jokes with.

Being a newlywed, all of these things are simply amazing. Although there is one thing that will always stand out and will never get old to me. Getting to say the word husband as often as I please.

I was just a 22-year-old girl, fresh out of college, and working for my dad. I had a great group of friends, wonderful and supportive family, and a fun job. I did not even feel like anything was missing. That was until I met Kyle. He is the most genuinely selfless, kind-hearted person I have ever met, and after the first moment we spent together, I knew I never wanted to go another day without him. The moment I saw him, I could picture him standing at the altar waiting for me on our wedding day. Fast-forward five years, and my dreams came true.

Since I was a little girl, I always knew that I wanted to get married on my dad’s ranch in Aspen, Colorado. I could not wait for June 14, 2014. My dad had been battling cancer the prior two years, and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world that he kicked it and was able to walk me down the aisle. I have never felt more beautiful and radiant than I did that day. I am so fortunate to have had my best friends and family there to support me. There are too many wonderful memories to highlight a favorite, but to sum it up, the whole day was pure magic.

From Bluebird ProductionsWe loved assisting Sage and Kyle with their romantic Aspen wedding. We began working with Sage shortly before her darling son, Brixton was born. She had always dreamed of the perfect fairytale romance and wedding. This day became a reality in June 2014 due to the collaboration of many vendors as we mixed a classic and traditional feel yet still appropriate to the outdoor and mountain locale. From an acrylic chuppah that allowed guests to see past the structure to the gorgeous mountains behind, a boxwood hedge covered with mirrors serving as an escort card “wall”, to a large tent full of soft and feminine details, each element of Sage’s wedding was crafted with guest experience and beauty in mind.

Cinematographer: Elysium Productions | Coordination: Bluebird Productions | Floral Design: The Perfect Petal | Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri From Emma And Grace Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering:: Randy Placeres | Hair:: M Salon | Ceremony Music:: Silver City Strings | Transportation:: CTS | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Bartending:: Silver Belle | Lighting And AV:: Halcyon Productions | Linen:: La Tavola Linen | Paper Goods:: Bella Figura | Photobooth:: Social Light | Rentals:: Bethel Party Rentals | Specialty Decor: Eclectic Hive

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Romantic Colorado Forest Wedding Inspiration

We feel like we’ve stepped into the pages of a woodsy fairytale romance! With the natural beauty of Colorado’s Grand Mesa National Forest setting the stage, this wedding inspiration shoot from K Robinson Photography makes our hearts flutter over the gorgeous draping garlands, ribbon flourishes and that most amazing looking, luscious chocolate cake. Fall in love with all the pretty right here.

From K Robinson PhotographyA band of talented ladies worked together to bring their vision of an earthy and romantic Colorado forest wedding inspiration to fruition. The idea was to highlight the dramatic beauty of the Grand Mesa National Forest by adding pops of color and whimsy.

Forest-foraged greens and branches were added to the seasonal flowers used to create a draping garland for the moss covered table, boat, and a lush bouquet as well as decoration for the model’s hair. Hand written menus, name cards, and invitations added a rustic and romantic feel to the vintage table settings. The vendors pooled together their own styling details including the handmade wooden orbs, and accessories while adding new details like stunning ribbon from Silk and Willow as well as oars borrowed from a shop in Grand Junction and a deliciously deep chocolate cake locally made to add the finishing touch. The models were an actual married couple who sweetly offered to be a part of the shoot.

This inspiration shoot took place on Kelly of 3 Leaf Floral Design’s family property set deep in the woods up in the Grand Mesa National Forest.

Photography: K Robinson Photography | Floral Design: 3 Leaf Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Cake: Cake Lady Creations | Film Processing And Scanning: Mammum Film Lab | Location: Grand Mesa National Forest | Oars: Whitewater West | Paper Goods: Sarah Louise Paper Co | Ribbon: Silk And Willow

Inspired by the Mediterranean Color Palette

Inspired by nature and the Mediterranean coast, Ashley Sawtelle captured an environment overflowing with cool tones and vibrant Bare Root Flora blooms. With a refined mix of eclectic dinnerware and tile place cards, this collaboration is fresh yet elegant. From the subtle blue bodice of the A & Bé Bridal Shop dress to the stunning citrus accents a la Calluna Events, the gallery is the place to see it all, here!

From Ashley SawtelleWe wanted to create an environment inspired by nature and the old world charm of the Mediterranean coast – cool tones of green and blue paired with the vibrant colors of the surrounding flora, botanicals and fruit.

Blooms and textures in our deep fuchsia color palette, citrus accents and natural wood grain elements were incorporated against a clean background for an updated look. Azure Silk & Willow ribbons bound the bouquet. And the table scape evoked something old and something new with tall tapered candles, a refined mix of eclectic dinnerware pieces and tile place cards. Gold accents in the flatware, candlesticks and candle holders grounded the palate.

The vendors in the collaboration contributed unique design pieces that tied in with the overall theme. Twinkle & Toast provided the tile place cards, escort cards, sign and invitation suite and designed a custom pattern throughout each piece. Sugar Breck used real ribbon from Silk and Willow on the base of the cake. And hand painted tile cookies added a sweet touch to the theme.

Eclectic Hive provided a Indian wedding wood table and aged, mismatched wood chairs. They also provided the sheepskin rug which balanced out the raw concrete floor and white brick background.

Alchemy Mineral Blends used light, spring colors from their new collection to show a fresh and dewy completion for our bride against her dark, Mediterranean features. A simple gold and diamond wedding band and diamond and gold studs were provided by Angie Star Jewelry.

We chose an elegant, yet simple two piece wedding dress from Rebecca Schoneveld and veil by Sara Gabriel, both found at a & bé Bridal in Denver, CO. We loved the subtle blue in the bodice of the dress which tied in the blue from the rest of the shoot.

Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Coordination: Calluna Events | Floral Design: Bare Root Flora | Wedding Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Cake: Sugar Breck | Jewelry: Angie Star Jewelry | Make Up: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Venue: Exdo Events Center | Design & Calligraphy: Twinkle & Toast | Dress Retailer: A & Bé Bridal Shop | Rentals: Eclectic Hive | Veil: Sara Gabriel

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Elegant Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

There are two things about this wedding that are undeniable: the love between this couple captured beautifully by Rising Moon Films and the elegance and detail that went into the planning. From the gorgeous linens from La Tavola to the single bloom red rose bouquet, we can’t get enough! Be sure to grab a tissue and settle in to watch this romantic Colorado wedding.

From Sapphire CelebrationsColorado is a very desirable location for many couples to plan their destination wedding. Most will make a trip out to the state a handful of times to plan their special day. Chris and Meredith were the exception to this rule. The couple worked with Sapphire Celebrations to plan their Colorado destination wedding without coming to the state until the week of their wedding. Through Pinterest, email, text messages and a lot of phone conversation, their wedding vision came together beautifully.

Meredith was very clear that she wanted a celebration that was classic and elegant. This theme was only highlighted by selecting the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs as the venue for their wedding celebration. Ensuring their guests were taken care of throughout their entire stay, Meredith and Chris added every detail to their Colorado wedding weekend. Guests were welcomed to Colorado for the wedding weekend during a “Family Game Night” welcome reception, encouraged to enjoy the various amenities provided by the resort and even welcomed at the end of the night with a “Hangover Kit” waiting in their rooms.

The classic wedding celebration was held at the Pauline Chapel, celebrating the couple’s faith and the joining of two families. Elegant white floral arrangements decorated the aisle and altar of the church.

Upon arriving at the wedding reception at the Broadmoor Golf Club, guests entered a setting that was both intimate and elegant. White chiffon draped the walls, turning a normal reception space into a beautiful setting. Red and silver centerpieces decorated each table – many of them holding more than 300 roses each. Guests enjoyed the sounds of a piano and string quartet throughout dinner of exquisite cuisine. Guests toasted the couple amongst the specialty lighting and candlelight.

At the end of the night the couple was sent off in a tunnel of sparklers as a classic white Rolls Royce drove them off into their happily ever after.

Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers | Videography: Rising Moon Films | Floral Design: A Design Resource | Ceremony Venue: Pauline Chapel | Reception Venue: The Broadmoor | Hair And Makeup: The Broadmoor Spa | Transportation: DDG Classic Limousine | Ceremony Soloist: Ken Miller Entertainment | Custom Chocolate Coins (Favors): 5th Ave. Chocolatier | Event Design And Planning: Sapphire Celebrations | Linens: La Tavola | Linens: Cloth Connection | Paper Products: PenWorks | Rentals: Event Rents Denver | String Trio: Aspen Strings

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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.

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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