Colorado Mountainside Wedding from Sara Hasstedt
January 18, 2013
Whatever style and budget, or however much tradition you want to infuse into your big day, there is one key element that will really make your wedding so very you. A heavy stamp of personality. Taking details that you love and finding a way to make them reflect you as a couple makes for the most memorable celebrations. With the help of Frosted Pink Weddings and Lauryl Lane, this couple did just that. They started off with the desire for a rustic Colorado celebration and layer by layer began adding their personal touches and the result is crazy good. Like stop what you're doing and spend the rest of the day in the gallery of images captured by Sara Hasstedt good. See it all right here.
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From the Bride... Brad and I wanted a romantic outdoor wedding with a casual elegance. By blending some traditional elements with ones that spoke to our own personalities, we were able to capture that rustic beauty of the mountains and the more personal elements of our relationship and history as a couple. What we ended up with was a very special and meaningful celebration that was intimate and fun. From the ceremony to the reception, Brad and I stayed true to who we are, and that balance created a gorgeous and memorable wedding. While we had a minister officiate, I wrote the entire ceremony, and we wrote our own vows. I walked down the aisle to the instrumental music “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine, and our processional music was Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida.” Also, our readers read a more “untraditional” passage and a poem that reflected Brad and myself in a unique way.

Throughout the reception, Brad and I added personal touches to the natural, romantic setting that was beautifully constructed by our florist, Lauryl Lane, and wedding planner, Frosted Pink Weddings. Long, wooden banquet tables helped create a rustic feel, and gorgeous white, pink, and plum colored flowers cascading from candelabras and vintage glass vases dotted the tables. Our table numbers were actual photographs taken by Brad in Chicago. And I designed and hand-drew our guest book-which was whimsical and interactive for our guests. To add a romantic ambiance and to ensure that our guests could linger and dance into the night, we scattered candle lanterns above the tables and hung festival lights above the dance floor. Our tent had a clear top, which allowed the natural light to shine through, and the night sky to serve as a natural backdrop to the evening festivities. The lanterns were of varying sizes and hung in bunches, which allowed for a warm, diffused effect, while the festival lights added a magical energy.

As music lovers, live music was crucial, but we wanted some thing in keeping with the wedding – something that wouldn’t dominate but rather would blend perfectly with the surroundings. We found that in the stunning band ensemble The Fever. They played songs that appealed to all ages and musical preferences. They were a focal point without distracting, and encouraged nonstop dancing throughout the night.


Wedding Photography: Sara Hasstedt / Wedding Venue + Catering: The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado / Wedding Planning: Frosted Pink Weddings / Floral Design: Lauryl Lane / Wedding Invitations: Elum Designs / Band: The Fever / Furniture Rentals + Lighting: Colorado Tents & Events / Linen Rentals: BBJ / Wedding Dress: Mikaella / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride's Earrings: Shop 10 / Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale / Hair & Makeup: Weemala Wedding Hair & Makeup