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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.

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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 P i c t u r e Yo u rs e lf M a r r y i ng Th e L o v e of Yo u r L if e I n Th e M o s t B e a u t if ul L o c a t i o n i n C o l o r a d o 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

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BR I DE Colorado 2020

COLORADO & NEW MEXICO EDITOR Brit Tucker-Kline U.S. DESTINATION WEDDING GUIDE EDITOR Tasha Tagliani IDAHO, MONTANA & WYOMING EDITOR Mackenzie Stevens UTAH EDITOR Val Rasmussen UTAH SALES MANAGER Abbey Eddy

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Love is in Season!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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70.

114.

124.

LOVE STORIES

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hilary + mark - Breckenridge

I N E V E RY I S S U E

beginnings

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jessi + connor - Denver

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editor’s letter

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happy planning

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ann + zack - Aspen

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shaobo + xiangqian - Vail

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alyssa + ryan - Aspen

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annie + stephen - Colorado Springs

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renee + jake - Denver

I N S P I R AT I O N

weddings

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elopements

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AUBREY + WILL - RMNP

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brooke + jeremy - Loveland Pass

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julia + ry - Hopepass

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lauren + kyle - Granby

autumn vows Elegant fall wedding at Cottonwood Glen

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Medusa’s Apothecary

KICK IT OFF

Instructions to master a bowtie 60.

kendall + dusty - Arapahoe Basin

signature cocktail

Engagement party at the Kitchen Upstairs

mattie + joey - Breckenridge

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Peek into rockymountainbride.com

travelfor2photography AMANDA BERUBE

joHn moler photography ELVIS YU PHOTOGRAPHY GRACE GATTO

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Meredith Soy Photography

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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 fiancĂŠ, 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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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


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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

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kick it off STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR E N G A G E M E N T PA RT Y: 1.

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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. 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. 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. Work with a local florist to create custom arrangements, like these exquisite arrangements designed by Boulder Blooms. Look your best the day of the party. Get dolled up and have your hair and makeup done by Shear Abby Salon. Hire a photographer to capture it all. Check out artist and visual storyteller Amanda Berube Photography. 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.


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C E L E B R AT E 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.

C R E AT I V E T E A M 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


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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.



AT TA I N A B L E E L E G A N C E

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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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."



C R E AT I V E T E A M 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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HONEYMOON

STEP

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Re ine and Finish: To adjust, pull the looped ends of the bow. Now you have made your first bowtie!

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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



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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

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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.



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R U S T I C D E TA I L S 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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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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C R E AT I V E T E A M 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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Vail Minimoon 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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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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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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C R E AT I V E T E A M 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


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Aubrey + Will R O C K Y M O U N TA I N N AT I O N A L P A R K

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 F A M I LY A F F A I R 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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- VENDORSCeremony 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 L O V E L A N D PA S S

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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- VENDORSVenue 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 H O P E PA S S

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!


I N T I M AT E M O U N TA I N T O P C E R E M O N Y 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.”

- VENDORSLocation 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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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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FAV O R I T E M O M E N T “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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Kendall + Dusty A R A PA H O E B A S I N

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.

- VENDORSVenue, 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 boho mountain wedding for August 31st!


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O P P O S I T E S AT T R A C T

“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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F O U N D AT I O N S

“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!

-VENDORSVenue 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.


P R I VAT E V O W S “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. -VENDORSVenue, 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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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!”


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TIP: Let your style show through! Incorporate your favorite things throughout your day, your favorite hat, your favorite poem or your favorite dessert.

-VENDORSVenue 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 VA I L

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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A N I N T I M AT E A F FA I R

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.


T I P : When planning your wedding, consider sharing your favorite destination with your friends and family so they can also experience it’s magic!

-VENDORSCeremony 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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T I P : 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.

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This is a great time to show off your partner as well as your new ring. Cheers, you have officially been upgraded to fiancé.

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.

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

TO P V EN DO R S + V ENUES - LOCAL WEDDING GUIDES B EST HO N EYMOON DEST INAT IONS D O WN LOA DA B LE PD Fs - T IP S, ADVICE + INSP IRAT ION A UTHENT IC LOVE ST ORIES


BR I DE “I DO” CHECKLIST

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

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

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

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 11/2 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

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