The Coz y Mountain Lifestyle Portrayed
Written by Marisa Heidt of Feather & Twig Images by Kristina Lynn Photography & Design
When photographer, Kristina, of Kristina Lynn Photography & Design, and I got together to discuss collaborating on a styled shoot, we brainstormed two ideas; one being, how to tie in a unique theme that would still speak to the Colorado lifestyle. Or, as the PR Coordinator of Todd Reed Jewelry, Naomi, summed it up as "Rustic Luxury". We knew we wanted a hunting theme, but felt like camo and blaze orange heels for the bride would be going a little too far. We decided to take the formality of traditional English hunting and interpret it to more of a Colorado luxe style. We chose an outstanding venue, the Evergreen Lake House, as we were entranced by its location, the grand log structure, and the large stone fireplace. Our natural color scheme with browns, tans, pops of deep reds, white, and mossy green florals truly added a sense of regality. We added an animal mount above the mantle with some trophies, pheasant feather, LED candles, and antler candelabras. The crackling fireplace provided the perfect backdrop for plush red velvet chairs, the rustic dining table made of old growth reclaimed wood, a full place setting with real silver flatware, gold-rimmed goblets, and the other star of the show; the off center, centerpiece – an antler chandelier overflowing with foliage greens, arranged florals, and red berries strewn throughout. Our groom donned an Orvis pub jacket, khakis, sweater, and solid red tie with an Ivy cap; he more than complimented the gorgeous bride in her hand made silk gown with patchwork lace, and an original love poem (written specifically for this dress) appliqué down the right side of the over coat. The sleeveless dress proved to be the perfect style for a toasty indoor reception. For outdoor scenes, the bride’s hand-knitted opera fingerless gloves and shawl added the perfect accent and warmth for our bride. The organic jewelry topped off the rustic luxury we were going for, and Todd Reed Jewelry went above and beyond with their unique and jaw-dropping accessories. Add in a handmade hairpiece for the bride’s special “something new”.