Colorado Wedding by Julie Afflerbaugh Photography
April 26, 2011

This wedding just has such a darling energy to it. It's casual yet elegant, laid back yet sentimental. Not to mention it features some oh so adorable flower girls and one handsome ring bearer with some serious style. How can you not love that? The bride's sister did all the bouquets, everyone had a hand in the fabulous end result, and thanks to all the pretty images from Julie Afflerbaugh Photography we get to enjoy every bit of it. For even more, be sure to check out the full gallery.






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From the Bride... We knew that Colorado would be the location for our wedding, partly because it is where we met, but also because it served as a reasonable middle ground for our families coming from Maine and California. Redstone is a small, rustic town located an hour's drive from Aspen. It is a very quiet village, tucked into a beautiful canyon with red sandstone cliffs towering above. The river that runs through it is gold medal fly-fishing water, and there is endless hiking and exploring nearby. Our ceremony was everything to us. It was as heartfelt, creative and magical as we ourselves felt that day.

Our reception occurred in two different locations: inside the historic Redstone Inn for dinner and outside under the canopy for dessert, toasts and dancing. We wanted people to move about and feel a part of the Inn as if it were their home. We focused on all of the major aspects of the wedding and our friends joined together to help with the details. The wines were all from small California wineries near my hometown and the beer was brewed by a close friend’s microbrewery. We had a locally grown garland of hops surrounding the serving table and the food was a true representation of local Colorado cuisine. My sister did the bouquet arrangements and some friends decorated the canopy with aspen branches that made a lovely sound when the wind blew. We made CD’s as our thank you gift for everyone, which were also used as place cards. It was not too formal and full of energy and life. Our friend’s band and DJ combined efforts to put on one of the best dance parties that any of us have experienced. It began with a surprise first dance song that was an amazing Taj Mahal version of “Corina, Corina.” We could not have been happier and all our friends and family are still talking about it what an amazing party it was.

Wedding Photography: Julie Afflerbaugh Photography / Floral Design: A Funky Little Mountain Flower / Bouquets: Sarah Selzer, Sister of the Bride / Event Design & Coordination: Nicole of Redstone Inn / Wedding Venue: Redstone Inn / Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Nike 6.0 / Wedding Invitations: Zac West / Wedding Cake & Desserts: Friends of the Bride & Groom