Rose Gold Rocky Mountain Destination Wedding
January 12, 2016
RusticLodgeOutdoor Weddings
I'm a bit upset I didn't see this wedding before I had my own because there's more than one detail I totally would have replicated - we're talking a craft beer cocktail hour AND custom ice cream sandwiches here people. Add in these cuties and it's a Colorado bash for the books - see every delicious detail captured by Austyn Elizabeth in our VAULT - get started right here!
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From Austyn Elizabeth Photography... Jaime and Jared desired to create an intimate destination wedding, allowing all their friends and family in Texas and Kansas to come and celebrate the beginning of their marriage in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The day was inspired by all the things they love; fine craft beer, great food, and the people they love the most. A year before their wedding they began making trips to Colorado to search out wedding vendors. They instantly fell in love with the organic, gorgeous and simply elegant Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park as their backdrop for their wedding weekend getaway.

The wedding date was August 3, 2015. The couple couldn’t have asked for better weather… the morning and start of the ceremony were cloudy (with a very tiny mist at the start of the ceremony) and the clouds broke just in time for cocktail hour on the deck. The theme was “rose gold” if you want to call that a theme :-)… Jared proposed with a gorgeous cushion cut diamond set in rose gold, and this was a total surprise to Jaime (as they didn’t look at rings and she never hinted about wanting anything in particular)… and this rose gold ring set the tone for the entire wedding. This included Jaime’s custom designed wedding dress from Binzario Couture out of Dallas, TX (where the couple live). Jaime’s dress was a color she called “rose gold” - somewhere between a smoky peach and champagne.  Just like Jaime’s dress was a surprise for Jared, Jared’s outfit was a surprise for Jaime! He wore a handsome combination of linen and suede that was the perfect amount of unique to impress Jaime and fit the uniqueness of the day. Bride’s makeup was done by Makeup by Heather B from Lone Tree, CO and hair was by Kristy Shelton of Something Blue Hairstyling of Kansas City. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor David Brooks and included live acoustic guitar and personalized wedding vows. The couple has a love for craft beer, so the long cocktail hour on the deck at Della Terra had a craft beer tasting theme with the title “craft brews, Texas tunes, and happily ever after.” Guests received favors of small tasting glasses with the couple’s wedding date and monogram and tasted some of the couple’s favorite beers. These were categorized by beer style and a menu provided a description of the beer as well as why it was significant to the couple. Live acoustic music was provided on the deck by Jonathan Moody of the Jonathan Moody Band from San Antonio, TX. Blackbelly Catering provided amazing passed hors d'oeuvres that paired with each style of beer. The reception began at 6:00 and featured an eclectic stations style menu by Blackbelly catering. Stations were as follows: Meat Station, Seafood Station, Mac-n-Cheese station. Guests were encouraged to try a little of everything during a dinner reception that encouraged socializing and mingling while eating. Dancing was kicked off by the couple’s first dance to “Kiss Me in the Dark” by Randy Rogers Band performed live by Jonathan Moody Band from San Antonio, TX. The couple wore new cowboy boots (a wedding gift from Jared that surprised Jaime to tears prior to the first look!)… the couple had take two-stepping lessons in Dallas so the boots fit the theme of the dance well. Shortly after the start of dancing, dessert was served. The couple hired White Whale food truck to provide ice cream sandwiches on the patio by the waterfall. This was a huge hit! After dessert, the dance floor continued with live music from Jonathan Moody Band. Guests danced the night away! Flowers were by Painted Primrose from Boulder, CO and photography was Austyn Elizabeth Photography. Another detail included the theme “you are my bucket list” which was included in vows, printed on napkins, and painted on a large sign by the sweetheart table. Paper products by The Bee’s Knees Custom Design out of Dallas, TX. Various signs were displayed throughout the venue - a welcome sign, cocktail hour signs, stations signs, beverage menu sign, and “you are my bucket list.” These signs were custom made by Jaime’s dad who specializes in custom woodwork. The words were painted by Longhand Edition (check for them on Etsy!).

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