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LOVE STORIES

& WEDDING INSPIRATION


SOMETHING BOLD,

SOMETHING NEW.

Imagine taking your first steps together as a married couple, walking out onto a stunning mountain scene, the sun

splashing down on you and your smiling loved ones all around. At The Broadmoor, we have everything you need

to make the happiest day of your life absolute bliss with endless luxurious spaces

to suit your tastes and a medley of amenities that delight every one of your guests.

Celebrate at The Broadmoor, the perfect place for your special day.

833.814.0637 BROADMOOR.COM

1 LAKE AVENUE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906


FIND YOUR DRESS & SUPPORT WOMEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

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ANNA BÉ BRIDAL BOUTIQUE PARTNER WITH BRIDES THROUGH BABES ON A MISSION TO DONATE TO WOMEN

FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS WITH EVERY DRESS & ACCESSORY PURCHASE. WE KEEP IT SIMPLE. YOU FIND YOUR

DRESS. WE DONATE ON YOUR BEHALF. TOGETHER, WE SPREAD THE LOVE & SUPPORT.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT AT AANDBEBRIDALSHOP.COM AND ANNA-BE.COM // DENVER, CO.

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james and schulze

A W A R D W I N N I N G C A T E R E R

specializing in buffet, family style or plated service

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ittany renee photography

dani cowan photography

wild jasmine photography

lindsey boluyt photography

bergreen photography

Welcome to your true Rocky Mountain Wedding experience. Complete with a waterfront ceremony,

backdrop of 12,000 foot mountain peaks, nestled in aspen and pine trees - we’d love to host you and your

loved ones here at Camp Hale.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: WWW.CAMPHALEWEDDINGS.COM


A PICTURE OF

PERFECTION

Pic ture Yours e lf Marrying Th e

Lov e of Your Life In Th e Most

Be autiful Loc ation in Colorado

Imagine sharing your first moments as a newly married

couple against a spectacular backdrop of towering

rock spires and lush mountain valleys—a place of

almost impossible beauty where every detail adds to

the magic of the moment. While you stay focused on

the big picture, our culinary and planning teams ensure

that your wedding experience is quietly curated,

carefully chosen and thoughtfully executed to be

everything you always dreamed of.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A TOUR,

EMAIL WEDDINGS@GARDENOFTHEGODSRESORT.COM

OR CALL 719 725 6600

3320 Mesa Road Colorado Springs CO 80904 | gardenofthegodsresort.com


BRIDE

Colorado 2020

BECCA ANN FOGG PHOTOGRAPHY

JULIE HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Love is in

Season!

BOOK TODAY!

720-865-3551

private.events@botanicgardens.org

1007 York St.

botanicgardens.org

MOLLY MARGARET PHOTOGRAPHY

COLORADO & NEW MEXICO EDITOR

Brit Tucker-Kline

U.S. DESTINATION WEDDING GUIDE EDITOR

Tasha Tagliani

IDAHO, MONTANA & WYOMING EDITOR

Mackenzie Stevens

canadian rockies editorial staff

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Celynn Bowman

ASSISTANT

Carly Cooper

SALES MANAGER

Sarah Wood

digital team

DIGITAL EDITOR - Laura Osborn

CONTENT CURATOR & COPYWRITER - Savannah Reynolds

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER - Katie Mathe

VENDOR COLLECTIVE MANAGER - Heidi Zeh

VENUE GUIDE ACCOUNT MANAGER - Bailey Jameson

graphic design

Jessica Goldy

PUBLISHED BY

RMB Media, LLC

UTAH EDITOR

Val Rasmussen

UTAH SALES MANAGER

Abbey Eddy

operations

ACCOUNTING

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COPYWRITER

Lily Harris

PUBLISHER

Erika Oltmann

DISTRIBUTION

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Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine is published by RMB Media, LLC. All rights

reserved. No portion may be duplicated, in whole or in part, without the written consent of its

publisher. We greatly appreciate those who have contributed to this publication. Contributors’

opinions are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Rocky Mountain Bride.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. The

publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy of information or omissions from the material provided.

Rocky Mountain Bride cannot be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services rendered by

the advertisers published in this magazine. We reserve the right to refuse advertising.


Celebrating Your Moment!

Alicia Lucia Photography

more than a store... it’s an experience

Fun, stress-free dress shopping for today’s Rocky Mountain Bride.

TheBridalCollection.com | | 4151 E County Line Rd., Centennial, CO. 80122 | 720.493.9454


TABLE OF CONTENTS

18.

70. 114.

124.

LOVE STORIES

b e g i n n i n g s

18. ann + zack - Aspen

20. alyssa + ryan - Aspen

22. renee + jake - Denver

w e d d i n g s & e l o p e m e n t s

80.

86.

90.

96.

102.

108.

AUBREY + WILL - RMNP

brooke + jeremy - Loveland Pass

julia + ry - Hopepass

mattie + joey - Breckenridge

kendall + dusty - Arapahoe Basin

lauren + kyle - Granby

114.

118.

124.

130.

INSPIRATION

30.

40.

53.

60.

70.

30.

hilary + mark - Breckenridge

jessi + connor - Denver

shaobo + xiangqian - Vail

annie + stephen - Colorado Springs

KICK IT OFF

Engagement party at the Kitchen Upstairs

autumn vows

Elegant fall wedding at Cottonwood Glen

how to tie a bowtie

Instructions to master a bowtie

modern rustic

Fall color brought to life at The Landing

vail minimoon

Escape to Four Seasons Vail

53.

IN EVERY ISSUE

12.

140.

144.

editor’s letter

happy planning

Peek into rockymountainbride.com

signature cocktail

Medusa’s Apothecary

PHOTO CREDIT

Above, clockwise from top left:

travelfor2photography

AMANDA BERUBE

joHn moler photography

ELVIS YU PHOTOGRAPHY

GRACE GATTO

gabriela mata photography

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Meredith Soy Photography

Where Tuscan charm meets the Rockies!

a wedding & event venue | 303.805.2295 | villaparker.com


EDITOR’S LETTER

grace gatto

Every year, seemingly overnight, our long dog-days of summer turn

into the brisk autumn season. The shift takes me by surprise each

time but you can feel the distinct readiness for a quieter pace. While

summer brings the buzz of adventure, autumn and winter make

way for the necessary time of reflection and solitude.

Whether you are planning snowy winter mountaintop I dos,

looking for the perfect way of incorporating those dreamy warm

autumn tones, or wishing for an intimate elopement with just you

and your fiancé, this magazine was intentionally curated with this

idea to treasure and showcase how your love can be celebrated

during this special and fleeting time in the Rockies.

congrats!

cover contest winner

for full feature, visit page 72

photographer: grace gatto

@_gracegatto | gracegatto.com

As we close out this year that has asked so much of us, my invitation

would be to intentionally use this season to revel in the small

moments of joy that have found their way through the cracks of

chaos. Us ladies at RMB are so honored to be walking this wedding

planning journey with you and hope that the pages moving forward

remind you of the lighthearted bliss of your partnership and the

true honoring that deserves!

xx

brit

@brit_rockymtnbride

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Haley Allen Photography

Diane Coulter Photography

PRIVATE, EXCLUSIVE MOUNTAIN VENUE

MORE THAN A STORY…IT’S AN EXPERIENCE

David Patterson Photography

thethreepeaksranch.com | 970-497-0021 | Westcliffe, CO


Rehearsal Dinners | Intimate Weddings | Bachelorettes | Brunches

Start your happily ever after with authentic French romance in the heart of Aspen

ESTD 2 Ō 11

Top 5 Best Romantic Restaurants in the United States

The Food NeTwork

Praised by

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BEGINNINGS

the start of forever

travelfor2photography


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Ann & Zack / Aspen

This adventurous couple met at a motocross track in Jordan, Minnesota.

The two both grew up racing and quickly found they had more in common.

To propose Zack and Ann found themselves both reaching out to their

photographer, Becca, but for different reasons. For Ann, she and Zack

had been talking about getting photos because he races on the circuit and

didn’t have any professional photos to share, while Zach had reached out to

plan a surprise proposal! The couple love the mountains and happened to be

in Snowmass for an X Games qualifier. They took the lift all the way up

and found a beautiful spot in the trees where a very surprised Ann turned to

see Zach down on one knee!

Photographer: travelfor2photography | @travelfor2photography

Engagement Ring: Jewelry Factory Design Studio

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Alyssa & Ryan / Fairplay

Alyssa and Ryan met in college at the Air Force Academy. Alyssa was dancing

at a football game and they met gazes. A few months later they reconnected and

things just felt natural and comfortable. They were both hooked! To propose, Ryan

planned a weekend trip to “their city,” Dallas, Texas to visit a few of their best friends.

Meanwhile, he also arranged for both of their families to fly into Dallas. Under the

guise of getting a good view of the cityscape, Ryan suggested they venture to the

top of the W Hotel with our friends. It was there, above the clouds and in front of

the whole city, that he asked Alyssa to marry him. She had so much to say that she

actually just stared at him and didn’t say anything at all! When she finally got out a

“yes!” She turned around to see their best friends, siblings, and parents onlooking.

They celebrated by going out on the town for dinner and drinks and spent the night

reminiscing and becoming closer as a family.

Photographer: Mikayla Renee Photo | mikaylareneephoto.com

Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth | brilliantearth.com

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Renee & Jake / Denver

Jake & Renee met at a coffee shop, Coffee at The Point, in the Five Points

neighborhood. Jake had just started working there and Renee was his trainer.

He kept dropping hints, trying to get her to notice he liked her, but she was all

about the job. Eventually, he succeeded and they went on their first date.

They have been inseparable since. Jake knew he wanted to spend the rest of

his life with Renee and couldn’t wait to get things started. He proposed in the

car while she was driving with a ring he had bought a half hour prior. It

worked! But a month later he proposed again with a better ring and a better

experience followed by a surprise party with their families!

Photographer: Shots by Sierra | shotsbysierra.com

Engagement Ring: Jared | jared.com


engagement

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What about

tacos for your

special day?

FOOD TRUCK

STREET TAQUERIA

TACOS DEL NORTE

Boulder,Co

Photography by: @kellyerinphotography

Catering for Weddings & Rehearsals | Boulder, CO | www.tacosdelnortetruck.com | @tacosdelnortetruck

2425 CANYON BLVD. | BOULDER | 303.449.2626 | WALTERSANDHOGSETT.COM


Lindy Hickman Photography

VOTED BEST WEDDING VENUE IN COLORADO SPRINGS

775 WEST BIJOU STREET

COLORADO SPRINGS. CO

719.634.7772

ThePinery.com


Photo Credit: J & K Photography

Photo Credit: Adam Houseman

Photo Credit: Carrie Kin

Photo Credit: Hayley Allen

Photo Credit: Sarah Christine

Photo Credit: Adam Housem

Blackstone Rivers Ranch is the premier riverfront mountain special event destination in the Colorado Rockies, located just 35

minutes west of Denver! Our exquisite event spaces and relaxing atmosphere, will wow you and your guests.

Blackstone Rivers Ranch is the perfect boutique venue for your wedding or special event.

We host one, completely unique, curated and exclusive event each day. Our venue is reserved for you, and ONLY YOU on

your most special day. Whether you seek ultimate adventure, unapologetic luxury, and everything in between, we know that

your time with us will be filled with amazing & unforgettable moments.

www.BlackstoneRiversRanch.com 303-567-2339

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Autumn Cutaia Photography

THINKING BEYOND THE BOUQUET

An innovative full service floral design studio outside of Fraser CO. We have

been specializing in mountain weddings from small intimate gatherings to

large extravagant events for over 20 years.

970-531-8127

/Margaret’s Garden

@margaretsgardenco


INSPIRATION

f r o m ENGAGEMENT PARTIES TO HONEYMOONS

& e v e r y t h i n g i n b e t w e e n


ed aspen photography


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real wedding


kick it off

STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR

ENGAGEMENT PARTY:

1. Select a location that fits the vibe you are going

for during your engagement party. For the

perfect cocktail style engagement party, choose

The Upstairs Cocktail Lounge, a swanky bar,

known for serving handcrafted drinks and food

you won’t forget.

2. Set a date. Ideally, your engagement party should be a

few months after your engagement, but with enough

time to invite your loved ones from far away.

3. Have a killer invite created that shows off your

style and sets your guests expectations. For a fun

and whimsical party, have Sweet Zion Paperie

create a highly dimensional custom cork and wood

laser cut box invitation.

4. Work with a local florist to create custom

arrangements, like these exquisite arrangements

designed by Boulder Blooms.

5. Look your best the day of the party. Get dolled up and

have your hair and makeup done by Shear Abby Salon.

6. Hire a photographer to capture it all. Check out artist

and visual storyteller Amanda Berube Photography.

7. Mingle with guests and show off your beautifully

crafted Sarah O. engagement ring.


LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

Celebrate the beginning of your engagement season while you enjoy beautifully

curated cocktails and use the opportunity to start your search on your wedding

day signature drink. Have fun with the colorful concoctions like the vibrant red

of Medusa's Apothecary (recipe on page 144), the purple Siren made with gin,

butterfly pea flower, orgeat and lemon, or Styx and Stones' yellow mixture or rye,

armagnac, banana liqueur and creme de cacao.

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LOCAL BITES

Create a menu from the Lounge’s locally sourced,

sustainable ingredients to develop a plate for every palate.

Enjoy a combination of delicate hors d’oeuvres icluding

sourdough covered with whipped ricotta, heirloom tomatoe,

fennel pollen and basil, roulade crispy chicken surrounded

by summer vegetables and a cream corn custard, elote

fritters on a bed of tajin ailoli and sprinkled with fresno,

cotija, cilantro or king salmon poke topped with avocado,

cucumber, yuzu kosho and a slice of crab chips.


WEDDING INSPIRATION

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CELEBRATE

Handcrafted cocktails and enticing eats create a lively environment for

your cocktail engagement party. The warm and inviting staff at The

Upstairs Cocktail Lounge will take care of everything, so all you’ll

have to do is sit back, relax with your loved ones and feel celebrated.

CREATIVE TEAM

Venue, Caterer + Cocktails: The Upstairs Cocktail Lounge | thekitchenbistros.com

Photographer: Amanda Berube | amandaberube.com

Florist: Boulder Blooms | boulderblooms.com

Invitations:Sweet Zion Paperie | sweetzionpaperie.com

Beauty: Shear Abby Salon | shearabby.com

Engagement Ring: Sarah O. Jewelry | sarahojewelry.com

Models: Kristina, Kayla, Sidney, Josh, Sammy, Wes


ELOPEMENT, ELEVATED

VAILWEDDINGS@FOURSEASONS.COM | FOURSEASONS.COM/VAIL | 1 (970) 477-8813 | @FSVAIL


top three left folly photography, right brumley & wells

TREAT YOUR GUESTS TO

SOMETHING UNEXPECTED

s c h e d u l e yo u r cot to n wo o d glen to u r to day

46700 e county road 30, bennett, co, 80102

cottonwoodglen.events | 303-880-8930 | info@cottonwoodglen.events

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autumn

vows

On the outskirts of town lives a serene space worthy of a real life

storybook. At this magical place your private ceremony comes alive

with cottonwood tress and tall grasses and your intimate reception

shines in the modern barn with it's perfect setting to gather and raise

a glass to your next step: a happily ever after. COLLECTIVE/by

Sachs' goal in designing this inspiring fall wedding was to showcase

not only the aspirational, but also realistic ideas couples can

implement into their own wedding. The creative team focused on

showcasing inherent elements of the venue, The Glen, with added

enhancements that can be repurposed between the ceremony and

reception, such as the wodden crossback ceremony chairs provided

by Colorado Party Rentals, breathtaking florals lovingly designed by

Laud Farms, and specialty lounge elements curated from Bear

Aesthetics's event rental house.


ATTAINABLE ELEGANCE

This darling styled shoot set out to focus on rustic elegance and sophisticated yet

organic design details that are approachable. Hand-forged ferns from Pagosa

Springs line the ombre ceremony aisle, while pheasant feathers from the venue’s

sporting club adds a local touch.


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HONEYMOON


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BEAMING HIGHLIGHTS

As seen throughout, Lindsey of COLLECTIVE/by Sachs' desire

was to capture the wedding day experience. "We wanted to bring

the wedding day experience alive! Focusing on a gorgeous fully

stocked welcome bar for pre-ceremony drinks in The Glen, live

ceremony music with the couple serenaded as they exit for their

recessional, mixed guest seating; chairs and benches for the couple

who doesn’t want too much structure, a decked out king's table as a

design focal point of the reception experience, and a lively dance

party on the patio with the bride changing her hairstyle and dress."


CREATIVE TEAM

Venue: Cottonwood Glen at Kiowa Creek | cottonwoodglen.events

Planning: COLLECTIVE/By Sachs | collectivebysachs.com

Photography: Red Aspen Photography | redaspenphotography.com

Sweets: Pêche Bakery | pechebakery.com

Florist: Laud Farm | laudfarm.com

Programs, Place cards + Acrylic signage: Cara Jo Knapp | carajoknapp.com

Ceremony Musician: Joe Riedel | jayrydel.com

Bridal Gowns & Jewelry: BHLDN | bhldn.com

Bridal Gift: Shop Amy Zhang | shopamyzhang.com

Grooms' Tux: The Black Tux | theblacktux.com

Groom’s Bowtie: Brackish Bowties | brackishbowties.com

Beauty: Amy Merritt | amymerritthairandmakeup.com

Hair Pins: Clou Hairpins | clouhairpins.com

Bride’s Ring: Sarah O. | sarahojewelry.com

Groom’s Ring: Stoberi | stoberi.com

Rentals + Décor: Bear Aesthetic | bearaestheticevents.com

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | cpartyrentals.com

Alcohol & Bar: Peak Beverage | peakbev.com

Models: Lindsey & Chris


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is simply part

of our fabric

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Sara Plett Photo

For the West and Wild

Jill Houser Photography

Meredith Soy Photography

HAZELGROVERENTALS.COM | 720.299.8631

@HAZELGROVERENTALS


HOW TO TIE A

BOWTIE

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HONEYMOON

1 2

STEP

STEP

Cross Over: To start, one

end of the bowtie should be

about an inch longer

than the other. Cross the

short end over the long

end.

Begin to Tie: Tie the short end

around the long end, pulling

the short end up toward

your collar. Use the long

end to create a half bow.

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WEDDING INSPIRATION

3 4

STEP

STEP

Half Way There: Pull the half

bow onto the side where the short

end is resting. Take the short end

and bring it down on top of the

half bow. This creates the center

of your bowtie.

Pinch, Fold and Pull Through:

Pinch the half bow and

remaining long side end around

the short end, creating a gap

between the bow and neck tie.

Take the short end, fold it to

create a half bow and feed it

through the gap. This forms the

center knot.

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HONEYMOON

CREATIVE TEAM

STEP5

Photographer: John Moler Photography | johnmoler.com

Bowties: Knotty Tie Co. | knottytie.com

Ring: Staghead Designs | stagheaddesigns.com

Flask: Etsy | etsy.com

Watch: Shinola Detroit | shinola.com

Model: Matthew

Re ine and Finish: To adjust,

pull the looped ends of the bow.

Now you have made your first

bowtie!

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SILVERTHORNE PAVILION

AFFORDABLE MOUNTAIN ELEGANCE

Serene mountain settings meet affordable style at the Silverthorne Pavilion. With 12,000 square feet of hardwood

floors, hand-crafted chandeliers, exposed trusses and custom ironwork, the Silverthorne Pavilion is perfect

for your Colorado mountain wedding.

silverthornepavilion.com | (970)262-7391

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Modern

Rustic

Inspired by her love of Colorado couples, Mariana Ziegler

Photography reached out to Darcy with Root + Gather

Events to collaborate and create inspiration for a modern,

rustic wedding with luxourious touches. Accenting the

Western styling of The Landing at Estes Park’s indoor

ceremony space, the duo utilized sleek industrial chairs

adorned with sheepskin covers to create this look.


WEDDING INSPIRATION

RUSTIC DETAILS

From the invitation suite and calligraphy from Stefanie Hofmeister to the floral

arrangements and boutonnière created by Plume & Furrow, colors of emerald

green, rust orange and russet browns, makes this charming pairing of autumn

and rustic elements.

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HONEYMOON

SWEET ENDINGS

Nibble on an assorted appetizer board from GB Culinary made with a combination of

pickled veggies, varied olives, fruits, cheeses and fresh bread. Dine on sleek black plates,

paired with gold silverware and a hand-tied charcoal grey napkin. Include a menu with

your guests place card attached to provide that special touch and to excite your guest's palate.

Finish off the night satisfying any sweet cravings with a three-tiered midnight black cake

made by Cakes Elevated with lace detailing and a gold trimmed rose to top it off.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Venue: The Landing at Estes Park | thelandingestespark.com

Planning: Root + Gather Events | rootandgatherevents.com

Photographer: Mariana Ziegler Photography | marianazieglerphotography.com

Caterer: GB Culinary | gbculinary.com

Sweets: Cakes Elevated | cakeselevated.com

Florist: Plume & Furrow | plumeandfurrow.com

Invitations + Calligraphy : Stefanie Hofmeister | stefaniehofmeister.com Bridal

Boutique: Blue Bridal Boutique| bluegowns.com

Bridesmaid’s Attire: Lulu’s | lulus.com

Bride’s Jewelry: Bohyne | bohyne.co

Men’s Jewelry: Hell’s Canyon Bolo Co. | hellscanyonboloco.com

Beauty: Eleposh | eleposh.com

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | cpartyrentals.com

Linens: Soiree Linen | soireelinen.com

Artist: Madeline Rose Designs | madelinerosedesigns.com

Officiant: Spacious Ground Ceremonies | spaciousgroundcounseling.com

Models: Alisha, Nathaniel, Grant, Kim & Lexi


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Wedding+ElopementPhotographer

helo@gracegato.com

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@_gracegato


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At Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Pack your incredibly chic Parker Clay Montecito Weekender bag and escape for some

much needed rest and relaxation in nearby Vail. Take the time as a newly married couple

to soak in all of the wedding day bliss in one of the state’s best mountain town

communities and do so in style while enjoying your stay at the Four Seasons Resort and

Residences Vail. Located in the heart of Vail Village, this luxurious resort, with its

mountain contemporary styling is the perfect place to call home for a few days! Pull into

their porte-cochère, toss your keys to the valet, and prepare for pampering!

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HONEYMOON

CHEERS TO THE NEW MR. & MRS.

After getting settled into your room, slip into your alpine couture outfits from Gorsuch

and put on your favorite jewels from Mark’s Diamonds and head down to the hotel’s

main floor for afternoon cocktails, delectable delights and uninterrupted mountain

views courtesy of The Remedy Bar. Sip on the restaurant’s signature cocktail; The

Remedy Old Fashioned made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, a blend of orange and

Angostura bitters, Luxardo cherry and a zest of orange peel to garnish while you

toast to being a new Mr. & Mrs.!

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HONEYMOON

COZY UP

Cozy up with your new spouse in one of Four Season Vail’s luxurious

rooms with epic views of the nearby mountain peaks. Spend the day

snuggled up and order a unique culinary experience from your in-room

dining and delight in a flavorful breakfast in bed. Dive deeper into

relaxation with a personalized spa experience. Be sure to ask about a

pedicure your husband will surely join in on, the Boots, Bath and

Bourbon where you and your new spouse can kick off your boots for a

pedicure filled with a decadent bubbling bourbon scrub accompanied by a

glass of expertly crafted Kentucky bourbon.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Venue + In-Room Dining: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail | fourseasons.com/vail

Planning: Kira Weddings & Events | kiraweddingsandevents.com

Photographer: Gabriela Mata Photography | gabrielamataphotography.com

Florist: Petal & Bean | petalandbean.com

Bride + Groom's Attire: Gorsuch | gorsuch.com

Bride + Groom’s Jewelry: Mark’s Diamonds | marksdiamonds.com

Beauty: Morgan w/ Megan Cary Artistry | megancaryartistry-co.com

Transportation: ModBug, Ford Bronco | modbugphotobooths.com

Luggage: Parker Clay | parkerclay.com

Specialty Cocktails: The Remedy Bar at Four Seasons | fourseasons.com

Models: Navannah & Evan


GRACE & CO.

PLANNING | DESIGN | RENTALS | LIGHTING

@gracecowedding 317.997.7547 hello@graceandco.wedding


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ELOPEMENTS

HEARTWARMING & INTIMATE WEDDINGS FOCUSED ON THE TWO OF YOU

marcella laine


Aubrey + Will

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Aubrey and Will have the classic story of a mutual friend saying, “Oh you two should

be friends, you guys would absolutely hit it off!” They were right, because two and

a half years later while Aubrey was on a trip to Europe with her family, a surprised

bride-to-be found her beau in a beautiful rose garden in Barcelona that her mother

insisted they visit. Aubrey remembers as they walked down through a hill of roses:

“When Will asked me to marry him, it was like a shocking, beautiful dream and I

am not even entirely sure I actually ever said yes, because I was so surprised. He acted

like it all was the simplest thing in the world, to fly across the world to propose, simply

because he wanted me to be entirely surprised.” Upon returning home, they planned

their desert-toned, whimsical wedding for July 22nd.


A FAMILY AFFAIR

Will’s little brother was the officiant, Aubrey’s 81 year old grandma was the flower girl. They

had only immediate family by their side at their ceremony and it was the greatest decision

they could have made. In Aubrey’s vows she shared her favorite quote from Walt Whitman

that said, “I have perceived to be with those I love is enough, To be surrounded by beautiful,

breathing, laughing flesh is enough, I do not ask any more delight than this, I swim in it, as I

swim in a sea.” The couple felt, “Those words encompassed the day and ceremony so wholly.

Everything from our ceremony was centered around the people that we love the most in the

world, and it was more than enough.”

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES

“Above all else, be friends first. Root

for one another, cheer for one another,

and fight for one another. Never allow

one another to walk alone, and always,

always, always encourage adventure.”

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- VENDORS-

Ceremony Location

Rocky Mountain National Park | nps.gov/romo

Reception Venue

Boulder airbnb | airbnb.com

Wedding Planner

Radix Creative Design House | radix-creative.com

Photographer

Haley Hawn | haleyhawn.co

Videographer

Tess Pesicka Photo & Film | tesspesicka.com

Caterer

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar | jaxboulder.com

Sweets

Cāk the Bakery | cakthebakery.com

Florist

DIY by the Bride

Bridal Boutique

BHLDN | bhldn.com

Gown Designer

Jenny Yoo | jennyyoo.com

Bride’s Ring

Avant Garde Jewelers | avantgardejewelers.com

Bride’s Hat

Lack of Color | lackofcolor.com

Bride’s Shoes

Free People | freepeople.com

Groom’s Attire

Mango Man | shop.mango.com

Groom’s Shoes

Huckberry | huckberry.com

Hair & Makeup

Amy Dacosta Hair & Makeup | amydacosta.com

Transportation

Boulder Denver Limousines

Rehearsal Dinner

Flagstaff House Restaurant | flagstaffhouse.com

Honeymoon

Seaside, Florida


Brooke + Jeremy

LOVELAND PASS

Brooke and Jeremy met on an app, Tinder, on an early Saturday morning around 5am.

Turned out they are both morning people and after one week of flirting via text they met

up for their first date. Ten months later, to cross off one of the items on the bucket list they

made together during the first few weeks together, the couple headed to Alaska “to see

the Northern Lights.” Jeremy asked Brooke to marry him with that same list by filling in

the last spot with “Ask Brooke to marry me.” With Jeremy down on one knee, asking for

her hand, Brooke said “YES!!!” and had to take off her gloves to put the ring on! They

planned a classic fall elopement for September 18th!


PROMISING FOREVER

“We wrote our own vows to each other, and said a prayer. We also gave our

parents the opportunity to write us a letter to read during our ceremony, to

incorporate them on our big day.”


ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE & GROOM

1. “To make the day about you

two and no one else! Remember

that through all the planning,

emotion, and expectations.”

2. “Do some sort of pre-marital

counseling to really start off on the

right foot for your marriage. We

found it so helpful to ensure that we

grow together and are prepared for

life’s many adversities. One of the

best things we have heard is, “Many

people are ready for a wedding, but

not a marriage.”

3. “Regardless of budget, where

or when, set aside a time for a

honeymoon to truly enjoy each other

as a newly married couple.”

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- VENDORS-

Venue

Loveland Pass

Photographer

Marcella Laine | marcellalaine.com

Florist

The Ruffly Rose | therufflyrose.com

Elopement Announcement

Minted | minted.com

Bride’s Ring

Tacori | tacori.com

Bridal Shop

Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal | mariegabrielcouture.com

Bride & Groom’s Shoes

REI | rei.com

Hair & Makeup

Smash Beauty Bar | smashbeautybar.com

Groom’s Suit

Kenneth Cole | kennethcole.com

Sweets

Yours Truly Cupcake | yourstrulycupcake.com

Honeymoon

Sandals Royal Barbados | sandals.com/royal-barbados/


Julia + Ry

HOPE PASS

Ry and Julia met the old fashioned way, through the internet. Their first date was on

a snowy February night at a brewery in Denver, Colorado. Ry wore a gray cardigan

and Julia wore maroon-colored heels. According to Ry, it was love at first sight. They

were inseparable from that night forward. Ry proposed on a bluebird Colorado day

in March. Ry chose an unmarked peak near their home in Eagle, CO. There was no

trail so they forged their own route to the top. While Julia took in the views with their

two Golden Retrievers, Ry got down on one knee and asked her to be his adventure

partner forever. Julia was completely surprised but immediately said yes!


INTIMATE MOUNTAINTOP CEREMONY

The ceremony location was chosen for the beautiful view of the snowcapped

mountains. Their day started at 4 a.m. with a nearly 3,000

foot climb up the trail in the dark with their closest friends and

family. Julia recalls, “We were buzzing with excitement and

watched the sun rise as we hiked to the top of the pass in our

wedding dress and suit.”


ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Our advice to couples planning

an elopement wedding is to choose

a location that has meaning

to you both. Hunting for the

perfect location is part of the

adventure, and once it is chosen,

the rest of the details will fall

into place. It is also important

to remember that despite all the

planning you should always have

a contingency plan. Weather

can be unpredictable, so we

chose two back up locations in

case a blizzard, high winds, or

thunderstorm made our location

impracticable on the day of the

ceremony.”

- VENDORS-

Location

Mt. Hope in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains

Photographer

Hazel & Lace Photography | hazelandlace.com

Florist

Holly’s Wedding Flowers | hollysweddingflowers.com

Gown Designer & Seamstress

Bride’s grandmother

Bride’s Veil

BHLDN | bhldn.com

Groom’s Suit

J. Crew | jcrew.com

Hair Stylist

The Locksmythe Hair Salon & Barbershop | locksmythesalon.com

Lodging

Surf Hotel | surfhotel.com


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REAL WEDDINGS

authentic love stories from real colorado couples

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Mattie + Joey

BRECKENRIDGE

A few months after Mattie went to Verona, Italy and rubbed Juliet’s

statue, Mattie & Joey met in college at Texas Christian University

where they were both athletes. The two joke to this day that they

are under a spell for as the legend says your luck with love will turn

around within the year! Five years after finding love, Joey and Mattie

were spending christmas together with their dachshund when Mattie

returned to the kitchen to find Joey down on one knee! Completely

shocked, Mattie exclaimed, “What are you doing?” Joey proceeded to

declare his love and asked his soon-to-be bride to marry him. Together

in their matching Christmas pajamas, Mattie said “Yes!” They planned

an elegant classic mountain wedding for June 13th!

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FAVORITE MOMENT

“Our favorite moment was finally seeing each other at the

ceremony. We had talked about our wedding for years,

but we truly planned this in just over 2 weeks. So there

was a lot of chaos and noise that came with those days,

even minutes, leading up. So when my veil came off and

we looked at each other everything was still and just as

it should be. It was a magical moment we both will carry

close to our hearts forever.”


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-VENDORS-

Venue

Paragon Lodging | paragonlodging.com

Photographer

Jill Houser Photography | jillhouser.com

Sweets

Lily Cakes | @lily_cakes__

Florist

Petal & Bean Floral & Event Design petalandbean.com

Bridal Boutique

Morilee by Madeline Gardner | morilee.com

Hair & Makeup

Long Blonde Silvers | @longblondesilvers

Honeymoon

Aspen, Colorado


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Kendall + Dusty

ARAPAHOE BASIN

Kendall and Dusty met in college at University of Colorado Boulder after a mutual

friend invited them to join their calculus study group. After 10 years of dating, Dusty

proposed on a family trip to Maui over Thanksgiving. He asked Kendall if she wanted

to go for a walk down the beach and kindly suggested she change since they would be

leaving for dinner soon after. Without thinking a thing, she did just that and they headed

off. At the end of the beach lay a grassy knoll and a beautiful lookout which Kendall

was admiring only to turn around to Dusty on one knee. A totally surprised Kendall

said “Yes” and they returned to the house where family awaited with champagne! They

planned their modern rustic wedding for June 29th.

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PERSONAL TOUCHES

“Our ceremony was very personal and we

were married by one of our best friends,

John. It was short and sweet. We each wrote

our own vows spanning twelve years of love.

Everyone laughed and cried. There wasn’t a

dry eye.”


ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“One of our favorite moments was when we stole a few minutes after the ceremony for just us,

alone - no photographer, no family, no friends. Our moment was pretty unconventional since we

were on our skis and halfway down the mountain! It gave us an opportunity to reflect on our

new marriage and take in this incredible high we were feeling. It was really special to have this

time for just the two of us.”


TIP: Opt for a longer engagement

which eliminates stress and allows for

personalizing your day and

incorporating stress-free DIY projects.

- VENDORS-

Venue, Caterer & Sweets

Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin | arapahoebasin.com

Wedding Coordinator

Prisma Events | prismaeventsllc.com

Photographer

Winsome + Wright | winsomeandwright.com

Florist

Lil’ Bug Floral | @lilbugfloral

Invitations

Minted | minted.com

Bridal Boutique

anna bé bridal boutique | anna-be.com

Gown Designer

Ines Di Santo | inesdisanto.com

Bride’s Shoes

Naturalizer | naturalizer.com

Groom’s Suit & Shoes

Suit Supply | us.suitsupply.com

Hair & Makeup

Captivate Beauty | captivatebeautyservices.com

Bride’s Ring Designer

Todd Reed | toddreed.com

Groom’s Wedding Band

bentMLjewelry | @bentMLjewelry

Jewelry

Amy O. Bridal | amyobridal.com

Rentals

Event Rents | eventrents.com

Music & Entertainment

Diamond Empire Band | diamondempireband.com

Lodging

Summit Cove Vacation Lodging | summitcove.com

Transportation

Fresh Tracks Transportation | freshtrackstransportation.com

Honeymoon

Switzerland, Italy & the South of France


Lauren + Kyle

GRANBY

After graduating from nursing school,

Lauren moved to Colorado Springs to

chase adventures, not boys! Three weeks

into her move she met Kyle, who was

stationed at Fort Carson, at church and the

two become instantly inseparable. Nine

months of dating and many adventures

later, Kyle, who was terrible at keeping

secrets, planned a weekend getaway in

the mountains. Lauren, suspicious of the

weekend away, thought she was prepping

for the perfect mountain proposal by

packing the cutest cold weather hiking

outfit. However, Kyle had different plans

in mind! When Lauren arrived to his

house on Friday evening before the trip,

she was quite surprised to see her beau

awaiting to greet her in a suit.

Kyle led Lauren into his backyard via a

candle lit walkway, adorned with pictures

of their lives together, that guided her to

lights that read “MARRY ME”. Kyle got

down on one knee and told her how much

he loved her and had been praying for a

women like her. The two planned a casual

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

“We loved everything about our day, but not much tops having our closest friends and family all in the same

place. With us being from opposite sides of the country, pretty much everyone had to fly to Colorado to be a part

of our day and it was so special celebrating with our favorite people.”

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FOUNDATIONS

“Our faith is foundational to our relationship and to spotlight this, we took communion during our ceremony. It

was such a special time for us to focus our hearts on the One who brought us together. Jesus’ forgiveness, grace,

blessings, joy, and unending love for us were felt so strongly on that mountaintop. Second to this, speaking aloud

our vows to one another - these will forever be our favorite. We keep each others vows on our nightstands and to

this day, we love to cuddle up and reproclaim our love and commitment to each other.”

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“I think wedding planning

is stressful whether you

do it in three months or

thirteen months. Get good at

prioritizing, time managing,

and of course enjoy the season

you’re in because it’s so

beautiful. During the craziness

of wedding planning we

would have to be intentional

about our time together being

about each other and not

about the wedding. We even

took a weekend off planning

to go camping and made a

pact not to bring up anything

wedding related. Such a sweet

time loving on each other and

remembering why we were

going through all the craziness

in the first place. And most

importantly, keep Jesus at the

center of it all.


TIP: On your wedding day, make every

moment count. Steal the seconds on your

way down from the ceremony to reception

to reflect on the beauty of your day!

-VENDORS-

Venue

Granby Ranch | granbyranch.com

Photographer

Macy Frances | macyfrances.com

Videographer

O.Ski Films | oskifilms.com

Caterer & Sweets

Granby Ranch Grill | granbyranch.com

Florist

Margaret’s Garden | margaretsgardenonline.net

Invitations

Mixbook | mixbook.com

Bridal Boutique

Dreamers & Lovers | dreamersandlovers.com

Bride’s Shoes

Davids Bridal | davidsbridal.com

Groom’s Attire

U.S. Army - Thank you for your service!

Groomsmen’s Attire

Generation Tux | generationtux.com

Hair & Makeup

SIR Beauty Specialist | sirbeautyspecialist.com

Bride’s Ring Designer

James Allen | jamesallen.com

Rentals

Benson Tents Rent | bensontentrent.com

Entertainment

Colorado Wedding Productions | coloradoweddingproductions.com

Officiant

Josh Caldwell | newlifechurch.org

Rehearsal Dinner

Vertical Bistro | verticalbistro.com

Honeymoon

Belize

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Hillary + Mark

BRECKENRIDGE

Mark and Hillary met while working in Tulsa, Oklahoma at a hospital.

Mark had just moved there and was doing his Orthopedic

Surgery Residency while Hillary was completing her rotations as

a medical student. The two quickly hit it off and went on their

first date after just one week! After dating for two and a half years,

with lights all around, Mark got down on one knee and proposed on

Christmas Eve. They planned their intimate and heartfelt wedding

for September 2nd.


PRIVATE VOWS

“Our favorite moment of the day was our private vows and first look which

was done at Blue Lakes. It was the most intimate moment of the day. Having

that special time together before the day really got going was so precious to us!

It was so full of raw emotion and love.”


ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Take time to enjoy all the small moments of the day.

The day really goes so fast! Also, make sure to carve

out time for just you and your significant other. It’ll be

precious time you cherish.”

TIP: Instead of a first look, opt for

private vows. Not only does it make for

incredible photos, it gives you and yours a

special moment on your big day.

-VENDORS-

Venue, Caterer, Coordination & Lodging

The Lodge at Breckenridge | thelodgeatbreckenridge.com

Photographer

Grace Gatto | gracegatto.com

Videographer

BLNK Films | blnkfilms.com

Sweets

Gigi’s Cupcakes | gigiscupcakesusa.com

Florist

Garden of Eden | gardenofedenfrisco.com

Bridal Gown, Veil & Bridesmaids’ Attire

Alyssa’s Bridal & Tuxedo | alyssas.com

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire

Al’s Formal Wear | alsformalwear.com

Entertainment

DJ Connection | djconnection.com

Rehersal Dinner

Carter Park and Pavilion | breckenridgerecreation.com


Jessi + Connor

DENVER

Jessi and Connor met at church in Los Angeles. For Jessi, it was love at first sight, but shortly after spending time

together they both knew this was it. After two years of dating, Connor proposed to a surprised Jessi in Yosemite at Taft

Point. Jessi and Conner decided they wanted a very short engagement of only two and a half months and planned

their fall boho wedding for September 13th. The entire day was a dream to them.


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FAVORITE MOMENT

The entire experience! Jessi and Connor said, “The whole day was just so surreal!”

They couldn’t pick just one favorite moment, but loved seeing all of their loved

ones in one place.

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Really relish the engagement season... and have SO much fun in your first few months of marriage.

Don’t take things too seriously!”


local highlight


TIP: Let your style show through!

Incorporate your favorite things

throughout your day, your favorite

hat, your favorite poem or your

favorite dessert.

-VENDORS-

Venue

blanc | blancdenver.com

Wedding Planner

Radix Creative Design House | radix-creative.com

Photographer

From the Daisies | fromthedaisies.com

Videographer

Westward Motion Pictures | westwardmotionpictures.com

Caterer

Biscuits and Berries | biscuitsandberries.com

Dessert

High Point Creamery | highpointcreamery.com

Florist

Cultivated by Faith | @cultivatedbyfaith

Bridal Boutique & Designer

Grace Loves Lace | graceloveslace.com

Groom’s Attire

Express | express.com

Hair & Makeup

Contour Fossa | @contourfossa

Rentals

Wallflower Rentals | wallflowerrentals.com

Officiant

Layne Schranz | churchofthehighlands.com

Honeymoon

Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Xiangqian + Shaobo

VAIL

Xiangqian and Shaobo met by happenstance. Having both found themselves with a lengthy layover in

Seattle, Washington. Shaobo was flying from Alaska to San Diego with 14 hours between flights,

while Xiangqian was on her way to Denver from Beijing with 10 hours to fill. Coincidentally, they

called the same mutual friend who lived there wanting to connect for lunch. One lunch was all it

took and a year and a half later, on a trip to Aspen, they took a sunrise hike to the Maroon Bells

where Shaobo proposed to Xiangqian as the sun rose. The pair planned an autumn wedding for

September 15th at the top of Vail Mountain.


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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Plan early to allow ample time

to customize the wedding.”

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AN INTIMATE AFFAIR

The couple worked with the Lovely Time Weddings & Events

team to create their organic, natural and intimate wedding and

to ensure both their love of the mountains and beautiful fall

colors were the focal point of the day.


TIP: When planning your wedding, consider

sharing your favorite destination with your friends

and family so they can also experience it’s magic!

-VENDORS-

Ceremony Venue

Vail Mountain Wedding Deck | vail.com

Reception Venue, Catering & Sweets

Sonnenalp Hotel | sonnenalp.com

Wedding Planner

Lovely Time Weddings & Events | whatalovelytime.com

Photographer

Elvis Yu | elvisyuphotography.com

Videographer

Willie Liu | willieliu.com

Florist & Rentals

Yonder House | houseofyonder.com

Invitations

Sweet Wedding Thing | @sweetweddingthing

Paper & Calligraphy

Inkinity Studio | inkinitystudio.com

Bridal Boutique

The White Dress | thewhitedress.com

Gown Designer

Hayley Paige | jlmcouture.com/hayley-paige

Bride’s Shoes

Sophia Webster | sophiawebster.com

Hair, Makeup & Bride’s Jewelry

Lynn Makeup Studio | lynnlmakeup.com

Groom’s Suit

Hugo Boss | hugoboss.com

Groom’s Accessories

Etsy | etsy.com

Groomsmens’ Attire

The Black Tux | theblacktux.com

Bride’s Ring Designer

Harry Winston | harrywinston.com

Entertainment

Vail DJs | vail-djs.com

Lodging

Simba Run Vail | simbarun.com

Honeymoon

Australia & New Zealand


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Annie + Stephen

COLORADO SPRINGS

Annie and Stephen both played soccer in college and met during preseason their freshman year. Quick to

become friends the two didn’t start dating right away, but deep down both knew they would end up together.

After college, Chicago became home and where Stephen worked for a real estate firm who revitalizes and

renovates old buildings. Annie was dying to see their most recent project, an old post office in Chicago, and

Stephen said he could sneak her in. When they arrived there was a blanket, champagne, macaroons, and

flowers awaiting them in the grand lobby. He popped the question, and she said yes! They planned a

minimalism meets boho fall wedding in Colorado Springs for November 17th!


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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Don’t get lost in a Pinterest hole when trying to plan your wedding.

Your wedding is yours, so plan it for YOU, not to impress anyone.”

ADVICE FROM THE GROOM

“This might be just us, but let it happen - embrace the day. Scream if

you want to, laugh too loud, give an impromptu toast. Annie gave an

unplanned thank you speech at the reception, and let loose. It’s cheesy,

but it’s your day to unashamedly be yourself and celebrate being with

the person you love the most.”

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TIME STOOD STILL

"During the ceremony, time stood still. It was so beautiful that it

took everyone’s breath away. The most important people in our

lives spoke at the ceremony, pouring out love, wisdom, and

blessings with every word. The most precious reading came from

Stephen’s nana, who writes a poem for each grandchild that says

'I do.' Stephen’s grandfather married the two and my dad gave a

blessing after walking me down the aisle. It truly was a family

affair! Our families are both Christian, so we had a lot of prayer,

which was really special. It was one of those moments in life that

helps you make sense of where you’ve come from, what you’ve

gone through, and where you’re going."


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SEASONS OF LIFE

“The day exceeded our expectations in every single way. We had every person we love from all

over the world in one place at the same time. It brought together our best friends from different

seasons of life who live across the country, reunited relatives, and made us feel so loved.”

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TIP: Share something fun and special with

your guests: Annie and Stephen brought in Lou

Malnati’s famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza,

which they served as a late night snack.

- VENDORS-

Venue, Caterer & Lodging

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club | gardenoft hegodsres ort.com

Wedding Planner

Sarah Viera Events | sarahvieraevents.com

Photographer

Cassidy Brooke | cassidybrooke.com

Sweets

Sugarplum Cake Shoppe & Bakery

sugarplumcakeshoppe.com

Florist

Southern Charm | s-w-t.taobao.com

Invitations & Calligraphy

DIY by the Bride

Bridal Boutique

Felicé Bridal | felicebridal.com

Gown Designer

Carol Hannah | carol-hannah.com

Bridesmaids’ Attire

Rachel Pally | rachelpally.com

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire

The Black Tux | theblacktux.com

Hair & Makeup

Blush Dry Bar | theblushsaloncs.com

Bride’s Jewelery

Bloomingdale’s | bloomingdales.com

Bride’s Ring Designer

Ethan Lord Jewelers | ethanlord.com

Bridesmaids’ Jewelry

Madewell | madewell.com

Rentals

Colorado Party Rentals | cpartyrentals.com

Event Rents | eventrents.com

Music & Entertainment

Oncue Entertainment - Palladio Strings

oncueentertainment.com

Function Pro DJ | functionprodj.com

Lighting

Elegant Additions | FB: Elegant Additions

Rehearsal Dinner

Loft Music Venue | loftmusicvenue.com

Honeymoon

New Zealand


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With multiple ceremony and reception sites, Beaver Run can accommodate any wedding

party from intimate elopements to your dream celebration with family and friends.

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just engaged?

time to start planning!

photo by @ saraverburg


GUIDE TO THE BEST RING SELFIE

Rmb’s favorite insta tips for

making your big announcement!

1.

2.

3.

4.

get a fresh mani

Getting a manicure will ensure your nails

and fingers are looking their absolute best as

you show off your new engagement ring.

hire a professional

Having a professional photographer on

hand to capture the moment you say “yes”

gives you a keepsake to cherish for a

lifetime.

the fiancé

This is a great time to show off your partner

as well as your new ring. Cheers, you have

officially been upgraded to fiancé.

the view

While the bling is the number one focus of

a #ringselfie, the background view is also

important. Try a few different angles to get

the ultimate shine from your bling.

caporal captures photo + film

5. lighting

To cast those stunning prisms all around,

you need bright direct light. Move your

fingers back and forth to create these

dashing rainbows.

6.

editing apps

Add a filter from VSCO or Instagram to

brighten any shadows and keep the focus on

your ring. Our favs are Lightroom, KiraKira+

and Instasize!

Keep tagging @rockymtnbride in all your frosting

photos for your chance to be featured on IG!


ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDE

.COM

t h e u lt i m at e planning guide f o r y o u r

r o c k y m o u n t a i n w e d d i n g

TOP VENDORS + VENUES - LOCAL WEDDING GUIDES

BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS

DOWNLOADABLE PDFs - TIPS, ADVICE + INSPIRATION

AUTHENTIC LOVE STORIES


BRIDE

“ I D O ” C H E C K L I S T

12-16 months out:

2-4 months out:

Announce Engagement

Optional: Throw Engagement Party

Set a budget

Book venue and/or church (set date + time)

Begin researching vendors

Setup meetings/send emails on availability

Book bridal salon appointments

8-10 months out:

Create guest list

Select and order a wedding dress

Create a skincare routine/prep for wedding day

Book vendors:

- Officiant

- Photographer

- Videographer

- Florist

- Caterer

- Music (Band/DJ/Ceremony Musicians)

- Cake

- Invitations/Stationery/Calligraphy

- Rentals (if needed: chairs/tables/linens)

- Hair and Makeup Artist

- Transportation

- Bartender, if not provided by venue

6-8 months out:

Register for gifts

Send save the dates

Select wedding party

Create a wedding website

Pick out attire for bridesmaid and groomsmen

Order invitations and RSVPs

Reserve hotels (if applicable)

Bridal shower(s)

Bachelor/bachelorette party

Choose wedding bands

Purchase wedding favors

Take engagement photos (check out PDF)

Send out invitations + RSVPs

Check in with bridal party about attire

1 month out:

Write vows

Rent groom’s attire

Purchase gifts for wedding party

Purchase gifts for family

Finalize details w/ all vendors

Create seating chart and escort cards

Create day of itinerary with coordinator

Complete final dress alterations

Hair + Makeup trial

1 week out:

Prep any toasts or speeches

Book mani and pedi’s for before wedding

Ceremony rehearsal

1-2 days out:

Get marriage license

Enjoy!


Medusa’s

Apothecary

by: UPSTAIRS COCKTAIL LOUNGE

Ingredients

• 11/4 oz Leopold Bros Navy Strength Gin

• 3/4 oz Leopold Bros Aperitivo

• 1 1/2 oz Kina l’Aero d’Or

• 1/4 oz Carpano Antica Formula

Directions

- Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice

- - Stir until thoroughly chilled

Strain into a rocks glass with an herbed ice cube

- Herbed ice cube = a 2x2 cube frozen with black and pink

peppercorn, sage, rosemary, fennel, Riskin’s lavender bitters,

and riskin’s rose bitters

happy planning!

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