Colorado Wedding by Fresh in Love Photography
November 24, 2010

Hello gorgeous (and loads of fun) Colorado wedding! The jovial personalities of this adorable couple seem to jump through each and every beautiful image taken by Melissa of Fresh in Love Photography. And then there are the details, oh the details, which are just as incredibly vibrant and full of life as the couple. It all just perfectly compliments the gorgeous Colorado backdrop. Oh sweet wedding, how I love thee. Don't miss all of the fabulously fun photos in the gallery.









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After we found Piney River Ranch, with its extraordinary views, we focused on putting together a simple, vintage, fun wedding that would reflect our casual style while reflecting the natural beauty of the setting and the charming rusticity of the venue.Working with a small budget meant a lot of DIY by me and my sister - we made everything from the table runners to the favors to the escort cards to the photo booth to the s’mores table to the programs.  We decided to focus on quality food, drinks, and transportation for the guests, and save money in decorations.  We recruited help whenever possible: Randy’s long-time roommate, acted as officiant; Randy’s oldest friend, an artist, created the unique invitations from ‘cowboy’ and ‘indian’ childhood pictures of Randy and Katy; 2 friends contributed ceremony and cocktail music (bluegrass violin and banjo); Katy’s mother sewed the runners and tablecloths; Randy’s mother assembled the “R&B’s Grits” favors. So much internet research and a little trial and error gave us cheap, cute ideas to make sure the details reflected our style.  The best move?  The instant photo guest book and homemade photo booth - those pictures are priceless!!

From the talented Melissa of Fresh in Love Photography - Katy and Randy wanted to put together a simple, vintage, fun wedding that would reflect their casual style while reflecting the natural beauty of the setting and the charming rusticity of the venue at Piney River Ranch here in Colorado. A bluegrass duo played during cocktails, guests found their seats (place cards were clementines with labels on sticks) at their tables (named after places Randy & katy have lived or traveled to, represented by vintage postcards - a play on our save-the-dates, printed on vintage Colorado postcards). Dinner was BBQ ribs and game hens, served buffet style, followed by heartfelt toasts by the wedding party and cake cutting, which featured 6 cakes in different flavors (red velvet, almond, coconut, lemon-strawberry, chocolate, vanilla).  First dance to “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding, followed by parents’ dance to “What a Wonderful World”.  Then dancing and smores around the fire pit.  It was such an amazing, unforgettable wedding day!


Bridal Gown: Schafer’s Bridal, gown by Casablanca / Bridesmaid Dress: Nanette Lepore from Nordstrom / Cake and Bakery: Baby Cakes of Vail / Caterer: Piney River Ranch / Ceremony Site: Piney River Ranch / Ceremony Musicians: Bobby Kreuch, violinist, and Bard Edrington, banjo/ Flowers: Petals & Pours, Signe Jones/ Hair Stylist: West One Salon / Invitations: Robie Gay of  Thoughtbarn / Jeweler: Tiffany & Co. / Makeup Artist: Laura Anzalone of Glo Makeup /Photographer: Mel O’Connell, Fresh in Love Photography / Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch / Transportation: Timberline Tours / Wedding Planner: Krista Nelson, Petals & Pours