Rocky Mountain Wedding by Smitten Photography
June 23, 2011
DIY InspiredRusticVintage

I just love me a good outdoor mountain wedding. Maybe it's the Thoreau lover inside of me that gets all giddy when couples head to the great outdoors to profess their love and celebrate under big, old trees and mountain vistas. This rustic, vintage gem just so happens to be captured by the super talented Sharon at Smitten Photography so you know it's gonna be beyond beautiful. And for all you mountain loving brides out there, wondering how you can pull something like this together, you're in luck because we have a buying guide coming up in just a little bit, filled with all the essential goodies of this amazing wedding. So stay tuned! And in the meantime, head over to the gallery for even more homespun goodness!










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Burlap, antique mason jars, vintage buttons and lace, a rustic aspen log arbor, and a stained glass window from home, log benches, an old church pew, a borrowed altar, and combined talents from family and friends, all came together to make our wedding day more beautiful than we had dreamed.  Mount Princeton Hot Springs, located at the base of one of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks, set the stage for this awe inspiring splendor.  A simple Kraft paper welcome bag tied with a flower made from industrial paper towels and tulle greeted each guest. The flowers and decorating were all created and assembled at Mount Princeton by family and friends, so the spirit of community was in joyful celebration for a day and a half up to the ceremony and reception.

The reception was time to celebrate the newlyweds! Vintage tags, strung up with old wooden clothespins, directed guests to their tables. A DIY photo booth complete with old wood  picture frames, paper bow ties and mustaches made for a a fun keepsake. Vintage typewriters for typing a message to the Bride and Groom added to the guest book that was created from engagement photos. Old wedding photos of parents and grandparents and great grandparents were hung on rope.  An old blue suitcase from the 50's, found at a Thrift store, held favor bags of freshly ground coffee, labeled  Jenna and Mark's Blend,  from the local Roastery. We were showered with lavender buds as we drove away in a classic Volkswagen "Thing."

Wedding Photography: Smitten Photography / Wedding Gown: Mori Lee / Bride's Shoes: The Frye Company / Bridal Wrap: Vintage / Floral Design: Kelly Brown / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Michelle Gapp / Cake Topper, Ring Bearer Pillow, Table Numbers and Tags, Flag Banners: Mother of the Bride / Location: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs / Bridesmaid Dresses: Target / Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Flower Girl Dresses: Target / Bridesmaid Sweaters: JCrew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor / Reception Music: Celebration Station DJ / Caterer: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs / Bride's Hair + Make-up: Mouton Salon (Jenn Williams) / Hairpieces + Fascinators: Mother of the Bride / Favors: Buena Vista Roastery / Calligrapher, Invitations, + Programs: Angela Tingle / Bow Ties: Etsy / Arbor: Ron Reese

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