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Rustic Ranch Wedding

Colorado is a crazy gorgeous place to get married.  And when you add in a beautiful ranch setting and overcast skies that can only be described as breathtaking, it’s more than crazy gorgeous… it’s magical. Case in point?  This amazing day captured by Rachel Olsen, a rustic meets totally elegant affair styled to perfection by One Fine Day Productions.  Colorado never looked so good.  Click here for more.

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From the Bride… I didn’t really dream of my perfect wedding as a young girl growing up, but I can truly say I ended up having my perfect wedding without even knowing it. Looking back, the wedding was everything that we hoped it would be, and we felt that it represented us as a couple because it was warm and welcoming, simple but classic, and more than anything it was meaningful and fun! The most memorable moment for me was standing with David during the ceremony and watching our God parents read the readings we had picked out, and watching our nephew play the version of “Amazing Grace” that he composed on the keyboard as he sat in the doorway of the historic barn behind which we were married. In close second was my dad’s toast at the reception that had all of the guests laughing and crying at different times, and meant the world to David and me. Things that we incorporated into our decor that I loved were the lighted hanging grapevine balls in the tent, kraft paper signage, and colorful menu/thank you’s that we put at each place setting. The Hawaiian singers we had play during the cocktail hour were a special surprise for David that he didn’t know about until after the ceremony. We danced to ‘Give Yourself to Love’ by Kate Wolf for our first dance because I loved the message and thought the melody was romantic and beautiful. I did most of the day-of printing myself. The programs, thank you/menus, place cards, and table numbers I assembled myself by backing them with kraft paper, cutting and tying the ribbon, and rounding the corners. I have my twin sister to thank for all of the design work!

Photography: Rachel Olsen | Bakery: Kendall Silverberg Of Life Is Sweet | Catering: The Drunken Onion | Hair & Makeup: Off 7th Studio | Entertainment: LSP Entertainment | Bride's Attire: Anna Be | Bride's Attire: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Attire: Jenny Yoo | Off 7th Studio: Off 7th Studio | Planning, Event & Floral Design: Lindsey Grannis Of One Fine Day Productions | Venue: Catamount Ranch

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Steamboat Springs Wedding from Brinton Studios

I know you can’t plan the weather for your big day (oh, if we only could control that one thing!) but even if this couple could have planned the weather, I don’t think they could have picked anything more perfect than this. The overcast skies made for the perfect backdrop for the Colorado wedding, letting those pretty pink flowers pop and the happy, loving faces take center stage. Brinton Studios captured this bit of Mother-Nature-cooperating magic, and let me just warn you to get your Pinning fingers ready, because this gallery is filled with absolute beauty!

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From the photographer… A huge thank you to the whole Colorado Wedding Company team for putting together this spectacular wedding!  Catamount Lake is a beautiful location in the summer.  Steph and Matt were married on July 7, 2012.  They were both stunning and the monsoon season held off to give us some incredible shooting weather!  I think this wedding will go down as having the absolute best vows and one of the most scenic ceremonies ever.  From the tent to the chandeliers to the cornhole, this wedding had it all. We loved how the couple incorporated their alma mater to the day.,.there were plenty of fans here and they all had one thing in common; they were cheering on Steph and Matt!  In whole, their day was beautiful and we were so happy to be a part of it!

Photography: Brinton Studios | Event Planning: Colorado Wedding Company | Venue: Catamount Ranch and Club | Hair: Angela, Brio Salon | Makeup: Colleen Meheen | Flowers: Amy, Tall Tulips | Cake: Tasha, Mountain Brew | Reception Music: Tom & Melissa, Affinity for Music | Rentals: Willis & Torey, Colorado Event Rentals | Wedding Linens: Tamara, Chair covers and Linens

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Steamboat Colorado Wedding from Jason + Gina Photographers

If there is one thing that is going to absolutely make your Thursday afternoon feel like a Friday afternoon, it’s the nuptials of two people so fun, you can’t help but fall in love with them. And would you look at that, we’ve got just that kind of treat for you. Jason + Gina Photographers have sent over the absolutely gorgeous Colorado wedding of two lovebirds so sweet you’ll almost feel like you’re dancing into your weekend with a trip to the gallery!

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With a little more from Elysium, your sure to fall in love with these two…

We’ve always been travelers and have explored dozens of countries together. Whenever we reflect on our adventures, the highlight of every journey is the people we’ve met along the way. People who’ve let us into their families, their homes, and their culture. We knew from the start that we wanted our wedding to be all about the people, so we started with ourselves. Amy grew up in the quaint and beautiful mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, while Chris grew up right outside Washington, DC. So, with some inspiration from Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” we started our planning with the loose theme of small town girl (location, attire, events) meets city boy (food, drinks, music).

Since almost all of our guests would be coming from out-of-town, we knew our wedding weekend would be about more than just the ceremony and reception. We started things off with a homemade BBQ on Friday night (courtesy of Amy’s father), and we all headed to the Steamboat Pro Rodeo after. Seeing all of our friends and family dressed up in their country best was a major highlight of the weekend. While Amy got ready on Saturday and the groomsmen went shooting, many of our guests went on a horseback riding trip, while our incredible vendors made our wedding venue all come together perfectly. The venue was a quintessential ranch in Steamboat Springs, complete with a barn, a lake, and the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.<

Our wedding and reception was more amazing than either of us could have ever imagined. Maybe it’s because the wedding was all about the real “us.” Maybe it’s because the 130 friends and family we had there are some of the most amazing people in the world. Maybe it’s because we focused on the people and experiences that led us together when planning ever last little decoration. Who knows what it was, but at the end of the night, our vision was complete. We had a tearful, yet funny, ceremony (Amy’s dad even handcuffed himself to her at the alter… no joke). We enjoyed amazing cocktails (thanks to Bourbon and Branch), ate incredible food from around the world, and EVERYONE danced the night away. Oh, and a shot-ski managed to show up and send everyone off with a true Colorado experience.

Ultimately, despite our different backgrounds, our free-spirited attitude and deep desires to pave our own paths led us to create a truly unique and memorable experience. Though, whether it was our vintage engagement photos, the photos we put on our website, reading our vows from our iPhones, or serving milk and cookies instead of a cake, there was no shortage of conversations with our families about breaking the wedding norms they had been expecting.

If we could pass on one piece of advice, it’d be to spend as much time as it takes to find vendors who you love and trust. We gave no instruction to our photographers or videographers and empowered them to do what they do best. We let our rental companies set up the tent however they thought looked right. In fact, after 20 minutes on the phone with our florist, we left all of the decisions up to her… we didn’t even know what flowers we were having until we showed up at he ceremony. The right vendors allow you to forget about all the unnecessary details, and let you focus on what really matters.

Wedding Venue: Alpine Mountain Ranch | Wedding Photography: Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers | Cinematography: Alex Hill of Elysium | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan from Nordstrom | Wedding Invitations: Minted | Catering: Steamboat Meat & Seafood | Tent + Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals + Pink Monkey Solutions | Men’s Suits: Indochino | Makeup: Talulla Boutique & Spa | Hair: Brio Salon and Spa

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