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EDITOR’S LETTER

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I can always feel when spring arrives here in Colorado. The days last a little longer before the sun dips behind the mountain peaks to the west and all my windows are flung open at the first sign of a 60 degree day. Glimpses of green buds on the barren trees make me giddy as they signal the warm adventures ahead; the breeze atop the trailhead and nights spent with friends on the patio. The warmer days seem to bring us all back to life and remind us of the allure and magic of the Rockies. My husband and I make it a priority to spend at least a few weekends away in our favorite mountain towns each summer. We dust off our camping gear, load up the car and head up to our well-loved spots. What strikes me each year is how, after living in Colorado my whole life, I can still be awe-struck by the enchantment of taking in the evening sunset while sitting by our campfire while the crickets chirp in the background.

• Jackson H ole based • s erv in g th e R o c k y M o u n ta i n s a n d b e yo n d . X ow yo. c om i nfo @ x ow yo. c om @ x ow yoan d c o Broug ht to you by t h e t eam be h in d xowyo pap er + p r es s

The Rocky Mountain Bride team worked to make sure this magazine encapsulated Colorado at its finest during this sweet time. Real weddings featured within range from urban Denver to numerous different mountain towns throughout the state, all with different aesthetics and styles. My wish is that whether you are looking through to gain ideas for your special day or just end up with some major charcuterie inspo, may this magazine be a resource for your wedding day and beyond! Happy planning! xx

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A PICTURE OF PERFECTION

P i c t u r e Yo u rs e lf M a rr 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 ol 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.

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Alyssa + Blake littleton

When Blake sat down in Alyssa’s salon chair, she instantly felt butterflies and her heart skipped a beat. Despite promising herself that she would never date a client, fate had another plan and the two instantly hit it off! A year and a half later during a romantic trip to Maui, Blake woke Alyssa up at 3 a.m. to watch the sunrise at Mt. Haleakala. Once the pair reached the summit, Blake led Alyssa away from the crowd, and there with the sun rising behind them and the clouds below their feet, Blake got down on one knee and proposed! By chance another couple captured the entire proposal on video, giving Alyssa and Blake a lifelong keepsake of such a special moment! Alyssa and Blake planned a classic farmhouse wedding for August 17th.

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TIMELESS LOOKS

Alyssa’s passion for hair and makeup brought Blake and her together, and it was only fitting as a wedding pro that she would do her own beauty styling on the big day. She went for a timeless look sweeping her blond locks into a low sleek bun with her cathedral veil tucked in paired with wispy pieces framing her face. Her look was finished with a bold berry lip and lashes for days!

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JOYFUL EXPERIENCE “Planning our wedding was truly a joyful experience. We put a lot of thought and emphasis on the details that were extremely important to us, while remembering not to ‘sweat the small stuff.’ We always made sure we were on the same page with our decisions, kept the process light and fun, and reminded ourselves what was important at the end of the day... saying ‘I do.’”

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- VENDORS Ceremony Venue Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church \ lourdesdenver.org Reception Venue + Caterer The Barn at Raccoon Creek \ thebarnatraccooncreek.com Wedding Planner Katelynn Sprinkle Photographer Julia & Ken Photography \ jandkphoto.com Invitations Minted \ minted.com Sweets Gateaux Bakery \ gateauxpastries.com Florist Sara Mica Design \ saramicadesign.com Bridal Boutique Emma & Grace Bridal \ emmaandgracebridal.com Gown Designer W Too \ watters.com Groom’s Attire Suit Supply \ suitsupply.com Groomsmen’s Attire The Black Tux \ theblacktux.com Hair + Makeup Alyssa Gabriella Styles (the bride) \ alyssagabriellastyles.com Bride’s Ring Lyles De Grazier Co Inc \ lylesjewelry.com Entertainment Elite Entertainment \ myelitedj.com Lodging Four Seasons Hotel Denver \ fourseasons.com/denver Officiant Father John Nepil Rehearsal Dinner Space Annex \ spacegallery.org Honeymoon Natalie Ochs at Life:Styled Travel \ lifestyledgroup.com

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Remember why you are throwing this amazing celebration and do not get swept up in the stress of trying to make everything perfect! Most importantly, on your wedding day, be relaxed and stress-free. This way your mind is free to soak up every moment of the day!�

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Let Applejack Wine & Spirits craft the perfect drink menu and bar for your upcoming wedding. Specializing in fine wines, craft beers, and premium spirits for over 50 years, our team of experts will recommend the right wines, spirits and beers for your big day. We will help you determine the right quantities to purchase all while staying within your budget. Visit applejack.com to get a free estimate.

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bridesmaid boxes

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What better way to ask your future bride tribe to stand by your side on your big day than with a curated box of local goodies. Let the pros at Boulder Blooms create a one-of-a-kind collection of gifts for your bridesmaids. With fresh elements such as potted succulents from Calabrese Greenhouse in punny pots created by Elevated Life Farms and artisan chocolates from Chocolove, your friends will happily say “Yes!� The box is finished with a dainty bracelet made by Leela Grace Jewelry and a soy-based candle scented with natural essential oils from Jannu and Me. Photographer: Larsen Photo Co. | larsenphoto.co Boxes: Boulder Blooms | boulderblooms.com

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Jessica + Matt va i l

Jessica and Matt met when Jessica was 17 and Matt was 20. It was young love, but a few years later they decided to part ways. After seven years apart, the two reconnected in a chance meeting. Their past feelings reignited, and it felt as if no time had passed at all. Two years later during a trip to Yosemite, the pair scheduled a small photo shoot to capture their love. At one moment, Jessica turned around to see Matt down on one knee asking her to marry him. With shock, excitement, and after a few “omgs,” Jessica said, “Yes!” To her surprise, the photographer wasn’t in on it either! Jessica and Matt planned a romantic mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch for July 19th.

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SPECIAL MOMENTS

“The whole day was magical and felt like a dream! We decided to do our vows in private, which I am happy we did because it really felt like a special moment just between us.�

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RUSTIC CHARM

With the rustic and charming feel of the venue, sprays of florals filled with greenery and pops of white and amethyst blooms brought an essence of nature indoors. Guests were treated with individual addressed agate place cards in white calligraphy for a keepsake of the day.

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-VENDORSVenue Piney River Ranch \ pineyriverranch.com Wedding Planner Studio Q Events \ studioqevents.com Photographer + Photo Editor Photographer: ML Photo & Film \ mlphotofilm.com Photo Editor: Jessica Lynn Photography \ jessicalynn-photo.com Invitations, Paper + Signage Basic Invite \ basicinvite.com Amanda Houston Design \ amandahoustondesign.com The Creative Standard \ @thecreativestandard Caterer + Sweets Catering: Cowboy Catering \ cowboycatering.net Sweets: Whole Foods \ wholefoodsmarket.com Florist Keep Floral \ keepfloral.com Bridal Boutique JLM Couture \ jlmcouture.com Gown Designer Hayley Paige \ jlmcouture.com/hayley-paige Bridesmaids’ Attire Morilee \ morilee.com Groom’s Attire Tommy Hilfiger \ tommy.com Hair + Makeup Hair: Heather Pech Makeup: Aubrey Laine Artistry \ aubreylaineartistry.com Bride’s Ring Family heirloom! Rentals Colorado Party Rentals \ cpartyrentals.com Entertainment Elite Entertainment \ myelitedj.com Lodging Vail Marriott Resort \ marriott.com Transportation Epic Mountain Express \ epicmountainexpress.com Table Runners Bella Boutique Designs \ @bella_boutique_designs Vow Books Little Caraboa Studio \ littlecarabaostudio.com/vow-books Rehearsal Dinner White Bison Honeymoon Princeville Resort Kauai \ princevilleresorthawaii.com rocky mountain bride

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Always remember this day is about you two. It can be so easy to get caught up on all the little things and everyone’s opinions. Do what feels right and true to you.”

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brittany renee photography

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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.

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Carly + Tucker nederland

Carly and Tucker met at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They formed a lasting friendship that reached years beyond college. After ten years of knowing each other, the two single friends decided to live together, only soon after to realize their friendship was starting to bloom into a deep and forever love. One year later in Boothbay, Maine, Tucker led Carly down his grandparents’ dock where he presented her with a love letter in a bottle. While she was reading the letter, Tucker got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife, which she happily said, “Yes!” Carly and Tucker planned an elegant forest wedding for September 7th.

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FA M I L I A R P R O C E S S

“As a wedding planner, I am totally familiar with the whole process of countless vendor meetings and the preparation it takes to pull off a smooth wedding celebration. It was truly something else to experience it all from the bride’s point of view this time! I guess wedding planning logistics are so second nature to me, that experiencing the emotions first-hand came as quite a new and welcomed perspective.�

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ENCHANTED FOREST

“One of my favorite moments of our wedding weekend took place during the ceremony while Tucker and I were reading our vows. The sun was shining through the trees giving us major enchanted-forest vibes. The shimmering rays of sun through the trees, we like to believe, were definitely our late grandparents all shining down to be together with us. It was truly the most unforgettable moment of my life so far, and I’m so glad our officiant had us take pause to soak in everything and everyone around us.”

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-VENDORSVenue Caribou Ranch \ caribouranch.com Wedding Planner Milk Glass Productions \ www. milkglassproductions.com Photographer + Videographer Felix Studios \ sashafelix.com Peach Wedding Films \ peachweddingfilms.com Invitations, Paper, Velvet Envelopes, + Calligraphy Invitations + Paper: Hand-Painted Weddings \ handpaintedweddings.com Velvet Envelopes: Velvet Raptor \ velvetraptor.com Calligraphy: Before Noon Paperie \ beforenoonpaperie.com Caterer + Sweets Caterer: Rocky Mountain Catering + Events \ cateringbyrm.com Sweets: A Cake Come True \ acakecometrue.com Beverages + Espresso Cart Beverages: Tiny Bar \ tinybar.co Espresso Cart: The Espresso Affair \ espressoaffair.com Florist Fiori Flowers \ fioriboulder.com Bridal Boutique Lovely Bride Denver \ lovelybride.com Gown Designer Suzanne Neville \ suzanneneville.com Bride’s Jewelry Ruback Jewelry \ ruback.co Groom’s Attire Suit Supply \ us.suitsupply.com Groomsmen’s Attire The Tie Bar \ thetiebar.com Hair + Makeup Hair: Mallorie Porter \ @mal_porter_hair Bride’s Makeup: Alyse Coleman \ @alluringcanvas Makeup: Candelaria Beauty \ @candelariabeautyco Bride’s Ring The Diamond Reserve \ thediamondreserve.com Rentals Event Rents \ eventrents.com Draping: Elite Entertainment \ myelitedj.com Ceremony Chairs: Charming Chairs \ charmingchairs.com Flooring: Under the Sky \ undertheskyeventrental.com Tent: Sperry Tents Colorado \ sperrytentscolorado.com Shelves, Chandelier + Tabletop: Yonder House \ houseofyonder.com Lounge Decor: Bear Aesthetic \ bearaestheticevents.com Umbrellas + Blankets: Weather or Not Accessories \ weatherornotaccessories.com Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen \ latavolalinen.com Entertainment Ceremony: Masterful Musicians \ masterfulmusicians.com Reception: DJ Andre Orcutt rocky mountain bride

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the natural bride Jump into a vintage Volkswagen Beetle and set off for an adventurous bridal session among the aspen trees near Breckenridge. Take the day to connect with nature and take a step back from the stress of wedding planning. Up in the mountains, let the crisp air flow through your hair as you don your wedding gown for an ethereal scene.


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MOCK IT UP Now is the perfect time to have your tables mocked up to see how your reception vision will come to life! Tall taper candles in shades of stark white, cumin and tangerine in ornate gold holders line the table for a whimsical setting.


C R E AT I V E T E A M Art Direction: Inhabiteer Design + Styling | inhabiteer.com Photographer: Gracie Byrd Jones | graciebyrdjones.com Invitations: Mod Bird Design | modbird.design Florist: Mea. Flowers | meaflowers.com Bridal Boutique: Eleven Eleven Bridal | 11-11bridal.com Painted Backdrop: The Small Creative | alligracehall.com Model: Kelly Price | kellypricephoto.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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Katie + Josh denver

Katie and Josh met in 2016, but didn’t officially start dating until 2017. After a year of letters, phone calls and the occasional weekend trip, the duo made it official! Fast forward two years during a winter trip to Denver Botanic Gardens with Katie’s family. Josh knew Katie was the one, and he was just looking for the right spot to propose. Katie’s dad offered to snap a picture of the pair, and Josh knew this was the moment. In front of Katie’s family, he asked her to be his forever, and she excitedly said, “Yes!” Katie and Josh planned an elegant wedding at almost the exact spot of their engagement for August 9th.

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G E T C R E AT I V E

“Planning any sort of party for 250 people is quite the task, but Josh and I both knew we wanted a big wedding. I had so many ideas that would be great for a smaller wedding that I just couldn’t let go - so I had to figure out how to adapt. If there is something you love, there’s always a way to make it happen! You may just need to get a little creative.”

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O V E R W H E L M I N G G R AT I T U D E “At one point during the ceremony, our officiant and dear friend asked us to turn around and look at all the people who had come to support us and celebrate with us. As I turned around, my eyes immediately filled with tears. People often tell you that it is the one day in your life where all the people you love are in the same place, and we both just felt such overwhelming gratitude.�

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-VENDORSVenue Denver Botanic Gardens \ botanicgardens.org Wedding Planner Prisma Events \ prismaeventsllc.com Photographer + Videographer Photographer: Jonnie + Garrett \ jonnieandgarrett.com Videographer: Ampersand Family \ ampersandfamily.com Invitations + Save the Dates Invitations: Designs by Sarah \ designsbysarahmeyer.com Save the Dates: Minted \ minted.com Caterer Catering By Design \ bydesign-collective.com Sweets Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet \ dasmeyerpastry.com Florist A Design Resource \ adesignresourceco.com Bridal Boutique + Veil Emma & Grace Bridal \ emmaandgracebridal.com Gown Designer Pronovias \ pronovias.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Show Me Your Mumu \ showmeyourmumu.com Robes Robed with Love \ robedwithlove.com Groom’s Attire Ted Baker London \ shop.nordstrom.com Groomsmen’s Attire The Black Tux \ theblacktux.com Hair + Makeup Beauty on Location Studio \ beautyonlocationstudio.com Bride’s Ring + Jewelry Trice Jewelers \ tricejewelers.com Rentals Event Rents \ eventrents.com Entertainment Ceremony: Masterful Musicians \ masterfulmusicians.com Reception: Diamond Empire Band \ diamondempireband.com Lodging + Farewell Brunch JW Marriott Cherry Creek \ marriott.com Transportation Sunset Limo \ sunsetlimo.com Officiant Colleen Tolan Honeymoon Viceroy Los Cabos \ viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/los-cabos rocky mountain bride

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“We found that in every moment where we found ourselves overwhelmed, expressing our gratitude was the answer. When we were planning and I would start to feel stressed, I would say to Josh, ‘I am so grateful I get to marry you.’”

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SUN SOAKED GARDEN

Inspired by the industrial feel of blanc in downtown Denver, Sugar Willow Events and For the West and Wild created this summer garden wedding inspiration with warm tones of yellow, citrine and rust. Vines of ivy and lush greenery softened the exposed brick of the venue to give the feel of stepping into a hidden oasis. Streams of sunlight pour through the lattice ceiling giving a golden glow to the scene

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B O L D FA S H I O N The bride wore a bold two-piece gown by Willowby from Emma & Grace Bridal. Playful Dahlia lace accents the subtly sexy crop top paired with a flowy tulle skirt. The look was finished with a taupe fringe clutch, bezel set with a geode by Jay Davis Bags. The groom donned a three-piece, heather gray suit and a coral bow tie from Ted’s Clothiers.

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S TAT E M E N T F L O R A L S A hanging floral installation hung above the ceremony altar combined with dried palms, creamy large roses and sprays of eucalyptus, which flowed into the bride’s bouquet with added pops of color from creamsicle ranunculus and blushing bride protea.

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Rich textures of tamarind velvet linens, dried and fresh florals, and 3-D floral cake add layers of detail and charm to the setting. Mercury glass candle holders topped with white pillar candles give the table a sparkle paired with clear vintage goblets and asymmetrical floral arrangements.

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C R E AT I V E T E A M Venue: blanc | blancdenver.com Planning: Sugar Willow Events | sugarwillowevents.com Photographer: For the West and Wild Photography | forthewestandwild.com Paper: Designs by Sarah | designsbysarahmeyer.com Beverages: Peak Beverage | peakbev.com Sweets: A Cake Come True | acakecometrue.com Florist: Reverie Floral | reveriefloral.com Bridal Boutique: Emma & Grace Bridal | emmaandgracebridal.com Gown Designer: Willowby | watters.com/willowby Bride’s Purse: Jay Davis Bags | jaydavisbags.com Groom’s Attire: Ted’s Clothiers | tedsclothiers.com Beauty: Smash Beauty Bar | smashbeautybar.com Bride’s Ring: Hyde Park Jewelers | hydeparkjewelers.com Rentals: Hazel Grove Design | hazelgroverentals.com Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | latavolalinen.com Copper Sign Holder: Table Curated | tablecurated.com Models: Ashley and Josh


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Lenay + Mark b u e n a v i s ta

One night during a monthly event with Mile High Soul Club, both Lenay and Mark had their dancing shoes on, but didn’t have any clue they were about to meet their future spouse. While they were both getting their groove on, an anonymous dance floor cupid pulled Lenay and Mark together, and they have been dance partners ever since! After six years of love and memories, Lenay and Mark decided to take a road trip to Buena Vista. The pair explored Main Street before hiking up Midland Hill. There they took in the vast beauty of the landscape as Mark began to reminisce about their relationship. He ended his speech with a simple proposal, and later the pair celebrated and popped champagne at the Surf Hotel. Lenay and Mark planned a bold and modern wedding in the same location for June 8th.

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E V E RY T H I N G I S A RT From the venue to the invitations and photography to florals, Lenay and Mark carefully curated every aspect of their wedding to be an expression of artists they admire. Lenay shined in a custom designed Rose+Williams gown by Tara LaTour with an artful organza bodice paired with a sleek fit-and-flare skirt.

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H A N D FA S T I N G C E R E M O N Y “We loved the symbolism of handfasting and decided to put our own unique spin on it as a symbol of our unity. Our pastor placed six artist-made cords over our hands, each with a promise to each other that we were charged with. We then ‘tied the knot’ together as our pastor prayed a blessing over these commitments.”

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE “We made a significant decision to schedule a ‘soak it in’ moment into the day. We set aside 20 minutes right after the ceremony for us to head to the honeymoon suite and soak in what just happened over a champagne toast. If you can, try to schedule a moment like this for just the two of you to be fully present together!”

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-VENDORSVenue Surf Hotel & Chateau \ surfhotel.com Photographer Jordan Katz \ jordankatzmedia.com Invitations + Paper Whim & Fancy by Lenay Nicole \ whimandfancy.com Caterer + Sweets Wesley & Rose \ surfhotel.com Florist Sacred Thistle \ sacredthistle.com Bridal Boutique Anna Bé \ anna-be.com Gown Designer Custom Rose+Williams by Tara LaTour \ taralatour.com Bride’s Veil Handmade! Bridesmaids’ Attire ASOS \ asos.com Groom’s Attire Suit Supply \ us.suitsupply.com Groom’s Accessories Knotty Tie Co. \ knottytie.com Bride’s Ring Center Stone: heirloom diamond Setting: Shane Co. \ shaneco.com Farm Table Rentals Settings Event Rental \ settingseventrental.com Entertainment Mile High Soul Club \ milehighsoulclub.com Lodging Surf Hotel & Chateau \ surfhotel.com Officiant Caio Lucas Santos \ highlandschurchdenver.org Honeymoon Weezie’s Caye Caulker, Belize \ weeziescayecaulker.com rocky mountain bride

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WE BRING DREAMS TO LIFE

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“A Big view for your Big Day�

An elevated private events venue located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley

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Haden and Matt met during their senior year of college working on a group project. Just one year later, Matt set up the ultimate romantic proposal mirroring the couple’s first date. The day kicked off with breakfast tacos and paddle boarding on Townlake in Austin, Texas. Later the pair changed and went for a stroll through the Zilker Botanical Garden. Matt led Haden down a path to the Rose Garden where a large stone window in the shape of a keyhole stands. There Haden found five gifts, each symbolizing a commitment. The final gift was a jar filled with questions, each one saying the same thing, “Will you marry me?,” which Haden of course said, “Yes!” Haden and Matt planned an intimate, mountaintop wedding in Dillon for September 1st.

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SWEET MOMENT “My favorite moment of the wedding was walking down the path with my dad and seeing the beautiful view in front of me, and of course my handsome soon-to-be husband. It was also such a sweet moment taking in all of our family and close friends who had travelled very far to be there to celebrate with us.�

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Figure out what the most important component of the wedding is to you. Once you know what you care the most about and prioritize that, it’s pretty easy for everything else to fall into place behind it.”

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T H E D AY A F T E R After tying the knot and celebrating with friends and family, the newlyweds snuck off the day after their “I dos� for some breathtaking portraits among the Rockies. With towering pines and views for days, Haden and Matt were truly able to soak in the joy and excitement of being Mr. and Mrs.!

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Say “I DO” to Beaver Run in Breckenridge Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center: at the center of romance in the Rocky Mountains. Nestled between the mountain and Main Street, and surrounded by the breathtaking views that make Colorado famous, Beaver Run Resort is the perfect location to say “I Do.” With multiple ceremony and reception sites, Beaver Run can accommodate any wedding party from intimate elopements to large celebrations.

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Floral

Dictionary Ditch the traditional all white scheme, and instead add a splash of color to your wedding with stunning vibrant blooms. From deep red spray roses to pale purple freesia, the creatives behind Gaia Stvdio break down various flowers in every color of the rainbow. Go for a bold and bright summery palette and mix together fiery orange with sunshine yellow. Or gravitate towards cooler tones of classic blue and sprays of greenery. Don’t be afraid of color. Embrace it!

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C H R O M AT I C C R E AT I O N S Many flowers come in a variety of colors such as ranunculus, tulips and roses. If you are loving a specific type of flower, just ask your florist if it comes in a shade to match your wedding colors, chances are it does! If not, your florist will absolutely be able to suggest a similar flower to the one you are loving!

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Caroline Lalive Beauty & Makeup Artistry www.carolinelalive.com

Offering you and your guests an artistic venue in the heart of downtown Boulder

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Charcuterie 101

Grazing Tables

In the past few years, simple meat and cheese trays have gotten the luxe upgrade in charcuterie boards. Charcuterie is a French word, pronounced “shar-koo-tuh-ree,” that describes a spread of cured meats, artisan cheeses and accompaniments such as nuts, olives, fruits, crackers and more. Audrey with Sugar Mountain Catering is sharing her favorite tips, tricks and what makes charcuterie boards the perfect grazing option for any event!

Sugar Mountain Catering specializes in Grazing Tables featuring a mouthwatering display of meats and cheeses that foster the movement of a celebration, where guests are free to roam, nibble and chat all they’d like. “A great charcuterie board will have a variety of types of cheeses, and crowd favorites tend to be pretty mild! We love to use saint andre as the soft cheese, gouda as the semi-soft, and an aged cheddar or parmesan as the hard cheese,” states Audrey.

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Not Your Mama’s Mimosa Take a twist on the classic mimosa and paloma by combining the two drinks into one boozy, fizzy cocktail. Sweet prosecco mixes with tart grapefruit and lime juice with a final punch from a smooth tequila. This cocktail is definitely not just for brunch!

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1 bottle prosecco 1 ½ cups fresh grapefruit juice ½ cup blanco tequila ¼ cup lime juice

Directions Chill bottle of prosecco. Combine fresh grapefruit juice with tequila and lime juice in a small pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. To serve, pour grapefruit mixture into the bottom of a stemless wine glass and slowly top off with the chilled prosecco.

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Dips on Dips Dips are another way to spruce up your charcuterie board, and add in an additional level of flavor. Creamy chickpea and Greek yogurt hummus is topped with a drizzle of buttery olive oil and fresh cracked black pepper. The white oak board from the anders collective features julienne cut rainbow carrots and celery along with orange mini-bell peppers, cucumber slices and Belgian endive. Placing your eats on a round board allows for easy nibbling for guests!

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Finishing Touches “Never put olives next to the fruit! If I’m not putting olives in a bowl, I like to seperate them from other things using crackers or hard cheese. Also I sometimes throw in some kind of chocolate - be it peanut butter cups or a broken up chocolate bar onto the board, and no one is ever mad about it!� - Audrey

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Drink Thyme Ingredients • • • • •

4 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 ounce pomegranate juice ½ ounce lemon juice 1 ½ ounces bourbon 3 dashes angostura bitters

Directions In the bottom of an old fashioned glass, muddle two sprigs of thyme with pomegranate and lemon juice. Place a handful of ice into the glass then pour in the bourbon. Shake in three dashes of bitters then stir. Serve with the remaining two sprigs of thyme as garnish!

Creative Team Venue: Asterisk | asteriskdenver.com Catering + Styling: Sugar Mountain Catering | sugarmtncatering.com Photographer: Meredith Soy Photography | meredithsoy.com Charcuterie Boards: the anders collective | theanderscollective.com


Celebrating Your Moment!

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Kellie + Evan b e av e r c r e e k

Evan and Kellie met at a friend’s wedding in North Dakota. The pair immediately hit if off and felt a connection neither had experienced before. Looking back, they both realized it was the feeling of meeting “the one!” A few years later, Evan planned an elaborate ruse to keep Kellie, a perpetual planner, in the dark about his intention to propose. Under the guise of a friend’s surprise birthday party, Evan and Kellie set off for a weekend of fun with friends to the Catskill Mountains in New York. One morning, Evan convinced Kellie to go for a hike despite the fact it was torrential downpouring. As they reached a waterfall, Evan immediately blurted out there was no surprise party, dropped to one knee, and asked Kellie to be “his husband.” In a state of shock and confusion, Kellie insisted that Evan get up, in which Evan asked again for her to be “his husband,” but this time he pulled out Kellie’s grandmother’s ring! At that moment, Kellie realized this was actually happening and excitedly said, “Yes!” Kellie and Evan planned a timeless mountain wedding for August 17th.

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L O V E S T O RY S O L I D I F I E D

“After Evan and I had met at the wedding in North Dakota, we began to date long distance. Evan traveled to Colorado monthly to see me, and we always made sure to spend some time in the mountains when he came. As soon as we got engaged, we looked at each other and said I think we should get married in Colorado. It was where our love story started, and where we wanted to solidify it.�

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-VENDORSVenue Beaver Creek Resort \ beavercreek.com Wedding Planner Snapdragon Celebrations \ snapdragoncelebrations.com Photographer June Cochran Photography \ hijune.com Videographer White in Revery \ whiteinrevery.com Invitations + Paper Jolie & Co. \ jolieandco.com Signage Glenwildart Studio \ @glenwildartstudio Sweets Katy Pierson Cake \ katypiersoncake.com Florist Lalé Florals \ laleflorals.com Bridal Boutique The Mews Bridal \ themewsnewyork.com Gown + Veil Designer Rime Arodaky \ rime-arodaky.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Brideside \ brideside.com Groom’s Attire Suit Supply \ suitsupply.com Groom’s Accessories Knotty Tie Co. \ knottytie.com Hair + Makeup Samantha Koch \ @skbeautypro Bride’s Ring Susie Saltzman \ susiesaltzman.com Rentals Eclectic Hive \ eclectichive.com Linens: BBJ Linen \ www.bbjlinen.com Entertainment Vali Entertainment \ vali.com Lodging The Osprey at Beaver Creek \ ospreyatbeavercreek.rockresorts.com Officiant David Mckerichan Rehearsal Dinner Saddleridge at Beaver Creek \ beavercreek.com Technical Production Fastlane Production \ fastlaneproductions.com Honeymoon Croatia

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Enjoy every moment of the wedding weekend. All of the planning and sleepless nights are worth it. Also hire vendors who you like and trust them, they are the professionals!”


Meredith Soy Photography

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GUESTBOOKS While some wedding traditions have come and gone, guestbooks have stood the test of time by evolving into interactive keepsakes for the couple. Your guestbook is a place for friends and family to share warm wishes, congratulations and advice as they celebrate your big day with you! Years later, it is fun to look back at your guestbook and reflect on the people who made your wedding so special. For a more traditional route, pick up a gorgeous silk or leather guestbook from Emma & Grace Bridal or crushed velvet book from The First Snow. For an updated take, ask guests to share their favorite date night ideas for the newlyweds! With endless possibilities, you will love trying new things that may have never crossed your mind.

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Type it Out Bringing up nostalgia for older guests and a new experience for the young ones, a vintage typewriter is the perfect whimsical touch to any wedding day. Have your guests type out well wishes on pieces of paper to later be bound into a book! Flip through the pages and reminisce about the love of others surrounding you as a couple.

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For the Record Share your love of music with your guests with a vinyl record guestbook. Place your beau and your favorite artist or album in an old school record player to have guests sign with metallic markers. Once it is complete, frame it and hang it on the wall for a special memory and new piece of art all in one!

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Around the World Do you love to travel? Is exploring new places a favorite pastime for your spouse and you? Then a globe is the ideal guestbook for you. Have guests share their favorite places or countries they have visited, and then add those places to your bucket list! As you check off place after place, you will be reminded of the friend or family member who recommended it to you.

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Custom Cornhole Warm weather weddings feature time for guests to lounge and play games outside during cocktail hour. Colorado Joe’s creates custom cornhole boards displaying anything from your hometown state to a one-of-a-kind design. Have guests sign the back of the boards, and enjoy not only their sweet words but also the game for years to come!

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Creative Team Photographer: Coryn Nelson Photography | corynnelsonphotography.com Leather + Silk Guestbooks: Emma & Grace Bridal | emmaandgracebridal.com Velvet Guestbooks: The First Snow | thefirstsnow.com Cornhole Set: Colorado Joe’s | etsy.com/shop/coloradojoes


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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 Pavilion is perfect for your Colorado mountain wedding.

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B EGIN N IN G S Engagement sessions have become a staple in the wedding planning process. Not only is it the perfect way for couples to let the world know they’re off the market for good, but it’s also a great way to share a personal sense of style through locations and outfit ensembles. RMB is sharing our favorite tips and things to keep in mind before your engagement session along with local couples’ love stories!

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V I C TO R I A + JOEL Starting a new job can bring a lot of unknowns, new situations and meeting new people. Little did Victoria and Joel know that Victoria’s new job would bring them together, start their fairytale love story, and turn them into believers of love at first sight.

WHERE TO GO Choosing a location for your engagement session can be tricky. Do you want to be outdoors in the mountains or downtown in an art gallery? Do you have a place that is special to your relationship? You can always ask your photographer for suggestions - they are guaranteed to have a list of hidden gems to ensure you have a mix of privacy but also the look you are going for! Photo: Pure Lee Photography | Venue: Clyfford Still Museum

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ASHLEY + ALEX Although Ashley and Alex worked at the same hospital, they didn’t officially connect until matching on Tinder! While vacationing in Croatia a few years later, Alex popped the question to Ashley during a stunning hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park.

W H AT T O E X P E C T Don’t be nervous! It may be awkward at first, but your engagement session is the perfect time to get comfortable in front of the camera and also with your photographer! Come to your session with an open mind, adventurous spirit and refreshed heart. Take some time earlier in the day to do something stress free and fun with your future spouse. Get any jitters out and be ready to laugh, dance and kiss a lot during your session! Photo: Mark Blake Visuals Hair + Makeup: Vert Beauty Engagement Ring: Sarah O. Jewelry Location: Flagstaff Mountain

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K AT Y + ZACH Katy and Zach met while volunteering in Costa Rica. The two had to travel to a different country to find each other by accident, but it started their love story filled with countless adventures, laughter to tears, and a truly deep love that continues to grow.

W H AT T O W E A R First and most importantly - be comfortable! If you aren’t confident in your outfit, it will show in your pictures. Next, choose coordinating colors that fall within the same color palette to ensure your look is cohesive. Finally, don’t be shy of patterns. Subtle floral dresses with flowing skirts and plaid flannels add a bit of dimension to your look without being too busy! Photography: Kellie Mckenzie Photography Location: Vail


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Rachel + Travis rifle

Rachel and Travis met while working at Texas Roadhouse. While they were just friends to start, when Rachel moved away to California, Travis realized he wanted to pursue her! In the months following, Travis surprised Rachel with flowers, sweet notes and mysterious letters from a secret admirer. From there, the two started to fall for each other from afar until the Christmas holiday when Travis asked Rachel to officially be his girlfriend. Rachel remembered baking pies with her mom on Christmas morning and telling her “this is the guy I’m going to spend forever with.� One short but sweet year later, Travis proposed on Moonlight Beach in California with a picnic setting and white roses as the waves skirted across the shore. Rachel and Travis planned a modern romantic wedding for June 1st.

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LABOR OF LOVE “I love that every little detail was my vision brought to life by my extremely talented aunt, step father, and the rest of my big beautiful family. Our wedding was a true labor of love. We are so blessed with everyone around us that love us so much that they would sacrifice time from their day-to-day lives to make this a moment we will never forget.�

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THE WORLD STOPPED

“My favorite moment was Travis’ vows he wrote to me, and the sincerity in every word he spoke. He looked in my eyes, and it was like the whole world stopped. I will never forget that moment, and it will go down as my favorite memory of all time.”

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More than 140+ pages of Colorado wedding inspiration from the best local pros in the states. From styled shoots to real weddings and guest b...

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