Outdoor Colorado Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch
April 22, 2011
Rustic Weddings

Happy Earth Day, LBB readers! Hopefully you get to spend some time celebrating this little thing we call Planet Earth today. But first, in honor of this green day, we have a special planet-friendly wedding to share with you. It is set in Colorful Colorado, and our couple has taken full advantage of the Rocky Mountain State's beautiful outdoors. Brought to us by the oh-so-talented Jamee Photography, this wedding, designed by Pick Me! Floral and Event Design, boasts gorgeous mountain views, big blue skies, and trees a-plenty. Even the cake was created by one of our very own Eco Green vendors, Teacup. I do believe we've found the perfect wedding to celebrate Mother Earth today. And it doesn't stop here - pop into the gallery for more!

Frances and Leo

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From Kara with Pick Me! ... I was so fortunate to be selected to coordinate and design Frances and Leo's wedding at Devils Thumb Ranch. The bride and groom's taste is absolutely flawless and this wedding was the highlight of my 2010 wedding season. From the Vera Vang gown to the song selected as the couple walked down the aisle, this wedding was visually stunning while also perfectly sweet and lovely.

Champagne satin tablecloths were accented with silver chivari chairs and chargers. Over 150 sprays of white phaleonopsis orchids were mixed with curly willow. Silver Mint Julip cups were filled with hydrangeas and floating orchid details were everywhere. Rusic iron lanterns with LED candles were hung from the rafters of the barn. And the bridesmaids bouquets were a lovely combination of green and rust colored cymbidium orchids paired with ivory roses.

From the bride ... Since the wedding was held at a ranch, we decided to do very classic flowers and have a more traditional feel to the decor. We did not want a rustic feel to both the venue and decor, but hoped for the location and the decor to contrast. Something timeless.

We asked Leo's brother to be the officiant and he picked verses and poems from different cultures to incorporate. Leo and I have both lost very important people in our lives. We started the ceremony with remembrances to them. My niece spun down the aisle as our flower girl and my Nephew wrote and read a poem that he wrote about love. Leo and I also wrote our own vows which was a very special element.

We knew that we wanted a venue with a very " Colorado" feel to it; a place where our guests would be excited to visit. We were blown away by how gorgeous the setting at Devil's Thumb Ranch was. It was a full weekend event. We even rented the private cabins for our wedding party and family, so that we could really spend time with our guests.

Jamee immediately made us feel comfortable. We loved how her photos felt natural but still had an artistic flare. Even when posed, she has a romantic style to her photography. She really knows how to capture the moment.

Photographer: Jamee Photography / Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang / Bridesmaid's Dress Designer: Dessy / Floral Designer: Pick Me! Floral & Event Design / Event Planning & Designer: Kara Delay of Pick Me! Floral & Event Design / Invitations: Laura Woofter of Paper Allure / Cake & Desserts: Teacup / Band: The Hazel Miller Band / Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss / Groom's Boots: Mark Nason / Venue: Devil's Thumb Ranch