Colorado Ranch Wedding from Plum Sage Flowers
April 19, 2011
RusticRustic Weddings
After devouring every little detail of this rustic Colorado wedding, shot by the talented Susan Pacek, we are so in love with the bride's adorable white cowboy boots. And those are just an appetizer. The boots, alongside the horse, mason jars, and table names fit for a Country Western are pure mountain perfection. And on top of that, the intricate fall florals from Plum Sage Flowers take this ranch wedding to a whole new level of excellence. Feast your eyes on the gallery for more of this Colorado wedding!

Anne and Jonathan

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From Susan, the photographer ... This was a beautiful wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado. The bride grew up riding horses and she and her father loved the ranch style setting. Guests participated in on-site, pre-wedding day activities from horseback riding, guided hiking and mountain biking, and enjoying the incredible spa. The rehearsal dinner was in the BBQ tent located on the property, offering a casual setting with peanuts on the tables, hay on the ground, and a gourmet barbecue menu. Guests were greeted with western-themed welcome bags and bandanas.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the outdoor ceremony! With crystal blue skies and very few clouds, Anne and Jonathan were married among family and friends. Plum Sage artistically arranged gold cymbidium and orange mokara orchids with curly willow detail in ceramic containers to provide bold color up the aisle. The bridesmaids carried bright bouquets of orange mokara and cymbidium orchids with accents of gold oncidiums that  popped against the blue bridesmaids dresses. The bride held a cascading bouquet of white phaleonopsis orchids accented with orange mokara and cymbidium orchids and gold oncidium orchids that complimented the decor and bridal party selections.

The evening’s menu featured Devil's Thumb Ridges’s exceptional beef, followed by some of Denver’s best cupcakes from Happy Cakes. The bride created and crafted much of the reception décor herself. White dendrobium orchid stems and potted maidenhair ferns added softness and texture to the creative table displays. Hanging mason jars, rustic lanterns and oil-rubbed ropes filled the windowsills and beams offering romantic candlelight and ambiance.

The bride and groom were greeted by a confetti shower from a homemade potato pop gun as they entered the Broad Axe Barn for their first dance to the musical stylings of Elite DJ. Guest favors were mason jars filled with childhood favorite snacks including goldfish crackers, animal crackers, and peanut butter filled pretzels.

Venue & Cetering: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Photography: Susan Pacek Photography / Event Coordination and Design: JA Special Events / Florals: Plum Sage Flowers / DJ: Elite DJ / Lighting: Lighting and  Design by Scott / Cupcakes: Happy Cakes / Entertainment: Phelyx, Illusionist / Stationery: wordshop paperie