Are you on the hunt for the hottest new color palette? Then meet what is sure to be your new favorite pairing, dusty blue and pretty peach. Captured by Michelle Boyd Photography this is one celebration at The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms that you’re sure to love. See it all in The Vault!
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From the Bride’s Cousin…This celebration is particularly near and dear to my heart because the bride is my sweet cousin, Erin. Although our families have not lived in the same state for 23 years, we have remained especially close. We usually see each other at least once a year and always manage to pick up right where we left off. When Erin reached out to ask me to help plan her wedding, oh my heart–cue the waterworks. We spent the next year meticulously planning her day to be a perfect representation of her and BJ’s love story and the things they hold most dear–family, friends, and each other.
Erin and BJ met at her horse barn in the Colorado mountains, so Crooked Willow Farms (still a working farm, with horses!) was the perfect backdrop for their big day. (Literally–check out that ceremony site with the foothills in the background!) We selected a color palette of “elevated pastels” that provided a perfect, natural touch of color to the barn setting. I convinced the florist–Bristol Lane–and the photographer–Michelle Boyd–to make the trip with me to provide the gorgeous blooms and capture the day. Jessica Crowell designed the custom invitation suite and day-of paper goods, which included scenes from around the venue. (One of my favorite details!)
Better than the carefully curated details, though, was the contagious joy between Erin and BJ. They are very much in love and perfectly suited for each other. It was truly an honor to play such a special part in their day and to witness their “I do’s.” So many congratulations to the happy couple!
Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Event Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Bristol Lane Florals | Cake: The Makery | Invitations: J.RoCro Arts + Letters | Catering: Occasions Catering Denver | Makeup: Magnifica Bella | Venue: The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Butler Rents | Rentals: Marquee Event Group
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Connie Whitlock has a way with weddings that speaks directly to your heart. Take Anne and Ryan’s glamorous outdoor ranch celebration as evidence, because every single detail is downright lovable. Don’t believe me? See it all for yourself in The Vault!
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From Connie Whitlock… From Being from New York City, Anne and Ryan wanted open spaces and sprawling mountain views for the backdrop for their wedding. Devil’s Thumb Ranch is situated on 6,000 acres of flowering meadows and lush woodlands with the ceremony and reception location at the base of some stunning peaks on the property. As guests arrived, they were immediately greeted by the expansive views. The couple exchanged vows under a floral covered pergola facing open horse pasture and watercolored, lush, blue and green mountains – surrounded by family and friends from all over the country. As guests made their way up to the outdoor cocktail hour, they enjoyed libations and passed hor d’oeuvres while enjoying the views and the perfect weather that day. The reception barn was softened with floor to ceiling draping on the columns, and the head table was a long exposed wood table that sat the entire bridal party. The bride and groom sat on chairs adorned with frames containing childhood photos of themselves. Guests found their seats one handwritten magnolia leaves as escort cards, and sat at round, silk covered tables on elegant crossback chairs surrounding the bride and groom. Large barn doors that were opened during dining allowed for everyone to continue enjoying the views as they ate and danced the night away.
From the Bride… Ryan and I wanted a weekend celebration in a classically Colorado setting – Devil’s Thumb Ranch was a no brainer. Not only is it stunningly gorgeous, most of our guests stayed on the property and were able to enjoy days full of fly fishing and horseback riding. It was really important to us that we maximize our time with friends and family and because no one had to deal with transportation, we were able to do that. We organized a group hike, a welcome celebration at the Pavillion with corn hole and plenty to eat and drink, and of the course, the wedding itself. For the wedding, we wanted it to feel “Colorado” – not like we were somewhere else. It had a rustic elegance and included touches such as Magnolia leaves for escort cards, birch wood as center pieces, and Mountain inspired table names. We also wanted to incorporate a ton of greenery throughout the ceremony and reception space to give a natural and organic feeling. Overall, it was absolutely the best weekend of our lives.
Photography: Connie Whitlock | Cinematography : Red Mountain Productions | Event Planner: JA Special Events | Floral Design: Statice Floral | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Devil's Thumb Ranch | Reception Venue: Devil's Thumb Ranch | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Band: Raising Cain | Ties: The Tie Bar | Chair Rental: Charming Chairs | Dress Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Dress Designer: Rue De Seine | Getting Ready Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Hairpiece: anna be bridal boutique | Linens: Linen Hero | Photobooth: Ear 2 Ear