Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado Fall & Winter 2015

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in this issue

in this issue

fall & winter 2015 54 timeless twist the rmb 2015 gown guide


get the look: villa parker italian romance in colorado


the silver lining a mining past

& the roaring 20’s in crested butte


fall in love autumn elopement inspiration


garden party a fresh and bright bridal shower collaboration

the silver lining - sweet tea studios

with couture colorado


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TOAST OF THE TOWN A blend of cosmopolitan cool and Rocky Mountain splendor: that’s what Aspen has long been known for. ASC Catering or the Limelight Hotel will make your day the perfect blend of both. ASC CATERING


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colorado finds

16 Fall Fancy - Autumn-inspired Escort Cards 20 Clink & Cheers - 3 Chicks Bartending 22 Natural Beauty - Jewelry Trends

style & beauty

54 Timeless Twist- The RMB Gown Guide 64 The New Classic - Ring Guide 66 Custom & Crafted - The RMB Gents Guide


love stories & looks the rockies

28 Morgan & Brett - beaver creek 36 Morgan & Frank - mt. evans 46 Megan & Michael - hesperus 26 Get The Look - Steamboat Ski Resort 41 Get The Look - The Gant Aspen

the front range

72 Tara & Nick - denver 84 The Silver Lining - Mining & The Roaring 20’s 70 Get The Look - Garden of the Gods 95 Fall in Love - An Autumn Elopement Club & Resort 106 Celebrate: Garden Party - A Collaboration with 78 Get The Look - Villa Parker Couture Colorado


116 Wine Country Inn, Palisade 118 Park City, Utah

in every issue

10 Editor’s Letter & The Insider Look 122 RMB Wedding Day Organizer 126 The Colorado Marketplace


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behind the scenes

editor ’ s letter One of my favorite things to do when I am visiting my parent’s home is explore our family chest of photos. Each time I shuffle through the letters, trinkets and old images, I always find something new that sticks with me. This past summer, I stumbled upon an old 1920’s photo of my grandparents on their wedding day. The groom was dapper in his Army uniform, with a coy smile and sparkle in his eyes. The bride was glowing; I could still see the rosy hues in her cheeks through the faded image. Her dress was a delicate silk, with a high neckline and lace detailing. It was her wedding day and she was beautiful. Even today, at the young age of 92, my Nana still has that wedding day look!

suzanne marie photography

It’s these timeless love stories that inspired us for this fall & winter issue of Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado. Classics are timeless for a reason - they simply never go out of style. In this issue, we took those ageless style cues and gave them a modern-day twist for today’s bride! From the RMB Gown Guide featuring iconic silhouettes with a new twist, or drawing inspiration from the rich mining history of Crested Butte for our featured style shoot, the past is full of classic ideas for your wedding day!

Taylor Chamberlain Editor-in-Chief

a few of my favorite things this season

Hello, Palisade! We were elated to shoot our Gown Guide at Canyon Wind Winery with some fabulous vendors from Western Colorado! This state is full of so much classic beauty, we really wanted to capture that feel in the weddings and inspiration featured within. Amongst others, our Get The Look: Villa Parker and The New Classic Ring Guide gorgeously succeeded!


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cat mayer studio, nate + jenny weddings, dawn sparks photography, autumn cutaia photography

We at Rocky Mountain Bride are so excited to help you throughout your wedding journey! I hope these pages inspire you to use the past as a muse for your classic Rocky Mountain “I Do.”

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the insider look Follow RMB on social media to get a backstage pass to the making of the magazine, styled shoots and sneak peeks!

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“What can I say? Our wedding weekend was everything we ever dreamed about and more. Having our closest family and friends together in our favorite place made it very special. From our personalized ceremony, a rainbow and an unbelievable night of dancing, our day left us wanting to do it all over again the next day! Thank you to our amazing vendors who brought our imagination to life.” - Lindsey & David, married August 15, 2015

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colorado finds

fall fancy With the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes come seasonal inspiration for your wedding! We love natural elements for escort cards - here are our four faves for your Fall fancy!

skipping stones

an apple a day

Stones from one of Colorado’s many rivers are the perfect keepsake for your wedding guests and add a natural element to your day.


Apples come in all different colors, sizes and flavors, so find one that matches your wedding design. Guests will love them as a late night snack too!

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leaf love

tile talk

Sometimes, inspiration can literally fall from the sky! Explore your yard for leaves and get creative with how to feature a piece of home on your wedding day.

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Clink & Cheers 3 chicks bartending farm-to-bar cocktails 3 Chicks Bartending is leading the way for custom wedding concoctions.They specialize in hand-crafted cocktails made with fresh, local and organic ingredients. Here are their two trending sippers for the season! Visit 3 Chicks online for more libation inspiration at

blackberry bramble 1.5oz Bulleit Bourbon 4-5 Fresh blackberries .75oz fresh squeezed lemon .75oz simple syrup* 1 tsp egg white Add blackberries and lemon to shaker and muddle. Add bourbon, simple syrup and egg white. Shake 15-20 seconds without ice to incorporate egg white. Add ice, shake to chill and strain into glass.

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1.5oz CapRock Vodka 3 slices of fresh Colorado Pear .75oz vanilla syrup* .75oz fresh squeezed lemon Add pear and lemon into shaker and muddle. Add vodka, vanilla syrup and ice, then shake and strain over ice. *Vanilla syrup: Boil 2 cups of water. Add 2-3 stalks of fresh vanilla, simmer 10 minutes. Add 2 cups sugar and stir until dissolved.


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kristin coffin jewelry Twig cocktail ring with diamonds, yellow gold - $1200

raw, earthy and free. jewelry is going organic, and we love it. the natural beauty of the stones, textures and materials are creating a new gold standard for fine jewelry.

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Round .5 ct Forever One™moissanite twig engagement ring, hexagon setting - $1475

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Get The Look four points lodge

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Winter romance in

steamboat. let the natural, snowy colors of the rockies inspire your wedding look.


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the lookbook Cozy up this winter. Four Points Lodge at Steamboat Ski & Resort boasts some of the best views of the Rockies around and is the perfect place for a winter wedding.We love the bride’s one-shoulder, beaded Anna Campbell gown paired with the soft blue neutrals of the groom’s Banana Republic suit. Keeping the color palette subtle allows for a soft, romantic look that couples stunningly with freshly-fallen snow.

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& planning one fine day productions | dress felicé bridal - anna campbell | fe& doug rosenstein photography cali frankovic photography | shawl dillard’s | shoes dillard’s | venue steamboat ski & resort - four points lodge | floral tall tulips flower shop | menswear banana republic | models lindsey

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Morgan & Brett beaver creek

Brett and Morgan met at Texas Tech when one of her Tri-Delta pledge sisters took Brett to the sorority’s Halloween party. Once they met, the rest was history! A couple years later while on a backpacking trip through Italy, Brett suprised Morgan by asking her to be his wife. Talk about a romantic location! Brett proposed to Morgan at the Piazzale Michaelangelo while overlooking Florence. The two love to ski, and fittingly, chose to celebrate becoming Mr. and Mrs. at the Westin Beaver Creek on August 1st. Over 150 friends and family made the trip to Colorado to celebrate their love story!


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The Theme: Morgan and Brett’s romantic wedding was inspired by an Art

Nouveau and Bohemian design. They used a color palette of fuchsia, black and gold to create the look.

The Dress: The bride’s stunning Martina Liana gown was the perfect

complement to her wedding design and Rocky Mountain backdrop. The dress featured a scalloped lace hem, an airy silk organza skirt and a complimenting lace keyhole back jacket, that she wore for the ceremony, along with her mother-inlaw’s pearl earrings. After the “I Do,” Morgan removed the lace jacket to show off the dress’s button detail in the back and sweetheart neckline!

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The Flowers: Morgan wanted her flowers to be loose,

romantic and to really capture her Art Nouveau and Bohemian theme. For her bouquet, she selected flowing, textured floral like dahlias, cosmos, garden roses, veronica, James Storey Orchids and seasonal greenery. The blooms were shades of pink, blush, raspberry and coral, with hints of plum and red. For her ladies, she chose a similar style and added in fiddlehead ferns and anemones.

Morgan’s favorite wedding detail was the black and white stripe table runners and their gold “Mr. & Mrs. Howard” cake topper!

The Favorite Detail:

The newlyweds danced to “You’ll Always Be Loved By Me” by Brooks and Dunn. Morgan grew up listening to country music and loves two-step, so it was really no surprise that she had already picked out the Brooks and Dunn song long before she was even old enough to have a boyfriend. It is still one of her favorites because of the meaningful lyrics and now because it was their first dance melody. Brett isn’t really a two-stepper, but he agreed to the music because of Morgan’s love for the song.

The First Dance:


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The Food: Morgan and Brett wanted to serve their guests

local, fresh cuisine. For the first course, guests enjoyed a mixed field green salad with berries, goat cheese, spiced nuts, and raspberry vinaigrette. For the main course, guests chose from pan-seared Colorado trout, fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, arugula, shallots, lemon olive oil and herbs, or filet mignon and crushed potatoes, roasted baby carrots, and garden beans.

The Sweets: The couple served a decadent red velvet cake. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “In the middle of the reception’s

dance party, Nate and Jenny pulled us out to get some shots while the sun was setting by the river. We laughed and had 5-10 minutes to ourselves. It was truly a blessing to get to enjoy each other for those brief moments while no one was around.“

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Advice for RMB Brides: “If you have a small rain delay and your wedding is outside (like what happened to us), don’t even stress. Just start the cocktail hour early for guests and have a glass of champagne to calm the nerves!” Three Words: Relaxing, Fairytale, Dance Party


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color palette Bride’s Dress Julian Gold - Martina Liana | Bride’s Jewelry Mother-in-law’s pearls Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Attire Bari Jay | Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Kendra Scott - “Kiri” | Caterer Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek

Floral Rose Petals Vail | Hair CKaceeGo - Kaci Picot | Honeymoon Rosewood Little Dix Bay Invites Wednesday Designs Lodging Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek Makeup Bobbi Brown | Music Greatime DJ - Erik Vienneau | Officiant Steve Patterson Photography Nate & Jenny Weddings | Rehearsal Dinner The Boxcar | Rentals Alpine Party Rentals | Rings Bova Diamonds | Sweets Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek Veil Julian Gold - Martina Liana | Venue Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek Videographer K Hodge Films | Wedding Planner Jenifer Hammond |

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The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is a secluded mountaintop hideaway which evokes a unique sense of romance and refinement. With its grand chateau-style architecture and spectacular mountain views of the Vail Valley and Sawatch Range it offers the perfect setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Morgan & Frank mt. evans

Morgan and Frank became husband and wife on July 31st. The two met years ago and reconnected when Morgan, owner of Lady Ilg Photography, needed her website re-done, and Frank was the man for the job! Their conversations quickly shifted from the website, to learning about each other and their passions. On a snowy December night, Frank surprised Morgan with a downtown Denver proposal, followed by a fabulous celebration with their family! As Morgan is in the wedding industry, she really wanted to focus on her and Frank’s love and the importance of marriage, so they opted for a simple, yet stunningly gorgeous elopement at the same cabin Frank took Morgan to years back when he asked her to be his girlfriend.


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The Elopement Style: Morgan and Frank kept their

wedding day simple, classic and all about their love. They let the beautiful scenery be their decor and kept each detail focused around each other.

The Flowers: “My sister made me a bouquet out of

wild flowers picked from nearby the cabin where we were getting married.When it came to spending money on our wedding, we chose to spend money on things that would actually last (pictures) and the wild flowers ended up being perfect (and free!!!).”

The Dress: Morgan snagged a steal-of-a-deal Vera Wang gown from David’s Bridal. It was perfect and just like the dress she always dreamed of wearing! The Celebration: Morgan and Frank barbecued at the cabin and had hot dogs and hamburgers! For their reception with family and friends, they had Qdoba cater, which was perfect as the two bonded over Qdoba while dating. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our favorite Mr and Mrs moment had to have been at our reception. We chose to serve everyone food first because we wanted to start off our marriage with servitude, and that ended up being so much fun! We really enjoyed it.” Favorite Wedding Detail: “We tried not to care about the details and to care more about what was really happening--a marriage. Every detail we planned for our wedding came down to what we thought really mattered, so I guess that would be our ceremony. We loved it, no planning went into it, but it was absolutely perfect for us.”

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Beauty Autumn Niessink | Bride’s Dress David’s Bridal - Vera Wang | Bride’s Ring Shane Co. | Flowers Wildflower DIY! Groom’s Ring Ben Bridge | Invitations Wedding Paper Divas | Officiant The groom’s friend, Nate Photography Megan W Photography | Reception Caterer Qdoba | Reception Sweets The bride’s friend, Jordan Reception Venue The bride’s parents’ back yard Wedding Day Venue Private Cabin at Mt. Evans

Advice to RMB Brides: “People will tell you what you need to do for your wedding (I see this all the time at the weddings I photograph) but you need to stick with what YOU want to do. It’s not always easy, especially if you want to please everyone, but if you end up doing what other people tell you to do, you will end up having someone else’s dream wedding, rather than YOUR dream wedding. We wouldn’t have changed a single thing about our wedding, we loved every thing we did for it, it was perfect for us, and we did EXACTLY what we wanted to do!” Three Words: Simple, Fun, Stress-Free The Honeymoon: The two lovebirds jetted over to Cancun and spoiled themselves!

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yellow aspens and soft autumn light - this whimsical look will make you fall in love with the gant aspen!

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rooftop vows

Situated on five acres of wildly plush terrain at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Gant’s new 1,500-sq. ft. rooftop terrace is a dreamy place for a crisp fall ceremony. With inspired panoramic views of the surrounding Elk Mountains, what’s not to love. We love the amber-infused decor and vintage crates used to frame the lovely couple and create the “wow” factor.

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amber hues

The sunset-inspired colors play off the earthy blooms and eclectic table design, culminating in a perfect combination of rustic and refined elegance.

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Megan & Michael hesperus

Megan and Michael met reluctantly when Megan’s mom and her friend, who worked with Michael, had her tag along to the company holiday party.They kept pointing out a handsome blonde man and telling Megan how great he was. Soon the handsome blonde man came up to them, gave Megan a head nod, a handshake and “Hi, I’m Mike,” and then vanished as fast as he appeared. Megan thought that was the end of that, until Michael asked a mutual friend of theirs for her number.Their first date was at Lola in Highlands.The second Megan saw Michael waiting for her, she knew her life would never be the same. Michael surprised Megan on her 30th birthday with a Steamboat Springs proposal and the two spent the remainder of the weekend hiking on cloud nine! The couple planned a mountain-inspired wedding on August 2nd, filled with gorgeous views of the Rockies, love and endless memories of the best day of their life!


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The Theme: Megan and Michael wanted their wedding to be an elegant,

yet laid-back mountain celebration filled with fabulous food, drinks and dancing! They chose their wedding colors based on the flowers. Megan tells us that The Ranch was so beautiful that they wanted to match it, rather than take away from it, so they chose poppy orange to match the wildflowers, navy and neutral tones.

The Dress: “Going into dress shopping, I knew two things: 1. I wanted to

be able to dance my heart out in my dress without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction, and 2. I didn’t want to look like every other bride. We walked into the bridal salon and my mom immediately picked up a dress and motioned me over to her. She showed me a dress that I felt looked terrible on the hanger, so my response to her dress selection was ‘Eww, gross and no thank you.’ I proceeded to look around the shop and gathered three dresses that I felt suited my vision. I tried these dresses on, and although they were beautiful, something was missing. My mom begged me to please give her dress choice a try. I thought to myself, ‘What do I have to lose?’ I slipped the dress on, opened the curtain to the dressing room and looked into the mirror to see the bridal consultant, my mother and the other guests in the bridal salon staring at me, gasping, with tears in their eyes. I have never felt more beautiful in anything in my life. My advice to all brides is to try a dress on even if it isn’t wowing you on the hanger.”

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The Flowers: “The way that most brides feel about

their wedding dress is how I felt about my flowers. I knew I wanted a wild, lush feel to my flowers with tons of color and texture. Natalie with April’s Garden blew me away with her creativity and execution of my vision. They were simply breathtaking.”

The Favorite Detail: Michael’s favorite wedding

detail was the stunning location. Everywhere they looked, guests were surrounded by all the reasons people love Colorado and the mountains. Megan’s favorite wedding detail from the day was their hand-written ceremony and vows. From start to finish, their whole wedding reflected who they are.

The Food: Megan and Michael described their food as “out of this world!” A year later, guests are still raving. Their family-style dinner was farm-inspired and delish!


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The Sweets: The couple served a small two-tier Almond Joy cake with

chocolate frosting for their “cutting cake,” along with mixed berry cobbler and homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: Michael’s favorite moment was exchanging

vows. He says, “Our vows were so personal to us because we wrote them together.” Megan’s favorite moment was walking down the aisle to marry Mike and realizing that all her wildest dreams were coming true.

Advice for RMB Brides: “Try not to sweat the small stuff, it really will all work out. Take time to soak it all in because it will be over before you know it. Get a videographer; not having one is our only regret. It would be nice to relive the day not only through photos and memories.”

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Three Words: Best Day Ever!


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color palette Bride’s Shoes Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Attire Anthropologie | Bridesmaid Attire Nordstrom | Caterer Durangourmet | Dress anna bé - Watters | Floral April’s Garden | Groom’s Shoes J. Crew | Groom’s Watch Tag Heuer | Hair Heather Chapman |

Honeymoon El Dorado Casitas Royale | Invites Minted | Jewelry Ruth Taubman | Jewelry Twigs & Honey | Linens Colorado Fabrics | Lodging Blue Lake Ranch | Lodging Strater Hotel | Makeup Danica Severance | Menswear Calvin Klein | Music Aiko Aiko Sound | Photography Sarah Box Photography | Rehearsal Dinner The Lion’s Den | Rings Todd Reed | Sweets Flower Sack Bakery Transportation Mild to Wild | Veil Custom

Venue Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch | Wedding Planner & Rentals Mandy Winn - Celebrations

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the rmb gown guide

the 2016 wedding season will be a nod to classic styles with a modern flair. classic ballgowns with a pop of sparkle, hoop skirts that blush and lace that wows - next year’s style is looking bright and full of custom features that turn classics into the new couture.


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ring Rose Cut Diamond Halo Ring in 14k White Gold - $2850 band Black Diamond & 14k White Gold Wedding Band - $1900

the new


ring Black Diamond Halo Ring 14k Yellow Gold - $1463

band Black Titanium Wedding Band - $264

When it comes to rings, the options are endless. Today, the new classic look includes unique stones, textures and styles that match the modern bride. We paired together five bands and rings from Sarah O. Jewelry for you and your beau to create a custom left-hand look. Redefine the classics your way!

ring Rough Diamond Halo Ring 14k Rose Gold - $5267

band Koa Wood & 14k Yellow Gold Wedding Band - $1420

ring Topaz & Diamond Ring 14k Yellow Gold - $750

band Bocote Wood & Titanium Wedding Band - $250

ring Vintage-style Diamond Ring 14k White Gold - $2090

band Brushed Titanium Wedding Band - $264

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style & beauty

the bespoke edge It’s the details that make your wedding truly unique and special - should your groom’s suit be any different? The owners of Bespoke Edge completely agree! The Bespoke Edge is a leading Colorado custom wedding suit and menswear shop. The Bespoke Edge team is made up of Ron, Ryan and Brett Wagner. They are a family-run business whose greatest achievement is putting the human element back into how men shop for clothes. Ron has been working with menswear since 1977 and is the man behind every custom look.

In tune with your groom | Guitar pick

Cheers to us! | Growler Set

Secretly stylish | Leather-wrapped Flasks

the bespoke edge process

1. Pick your style. Look over the fabric books, select the cloth, the style and fit.

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2. Fitting. A truly custom experience, Ron will tailor your suit to your specific measurements and record. 3. Your order delivered. Shirts are usually delivered in 3 - 4 weeks, while suits and pants are delivered in 5 - 6 weeks. Ron will personally deliver your clothes to ensure a perfect fit, or if you prefer, your items may be shipped.

personalized gifts for the groom -to -be Perfectly cuffed & suited for Mr. Right | Cuff links

the bespoke wedding From a farm fete to a black tie ballroom “I Do”, the Bespoke team will help you create a personalized look for one of the biggest days of your life! For weddings, the difference in their suits are in the details. A BE custom suit allows control over the most subtle of details. When you wear your made-to-order ensemble in the months and years following your wedding celebration, you’ll be pleasantly reminded of you and your bride’s special day.

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the front range

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garden of the gods club & resort colorado springs

filled with red

rocks and kissing camels, the garden

of the gods club & resort is a lovely location for your elegant colorado wedding.


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the lookbook One of the inescapable elements of the Garden of the Gods Club is the overwhelming beauty of the Colorado landscape.The color inspiration was drawn from The Club’s warm, luxurious and harmonious blend of rustic stone and modern touches. Deep, jewel tones and muted earthy colors played off The Club’s Colorado-elegant decor.Whiskey by their stone fireplace is the perfect way to take a moment alone to write your vows, while The Club’s lawn is a scenic spot to take a short retreat as husband and wife.We adore a fabulous getaway - a playful white dress paired with a vintage Louis Vuitton beauty case is the best way to leave your wedding in style!

- elevate, a beauty studio | calligraphy taryn eklund ink | design & planning sarah viera events | dresses something new boutique | faux fur blanket splendor for your guests | floral sunflower creative floral | men’s vest & tie something new boutique | models briana & michael wilmott photography jamee photography | venue garden of the gods club & resort |

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real wedding

Tara & Nick denver

Tara and Nick knew of each other for several months before officially meeting during the summer of 2013.Yet it wouldn’t be until September that Nick worked up enough courage to ask Tara out on a date. That night of putt-putt golf must have been a game-changer, as it inevitably led to another date. One year later, Nick proposed to Tara on top of Mt. Falcon at sunrise, complete with a love letter, a surprise breakfast picnic and a resounding “YES” from Tara! The two said “I Do” on a crisp January17th in Denver and celebrated Gatsby-style with all the people they love!


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The Theme: Tara and Nick planned a 1920’s Great Gatsby soiree for their

January wedding! The color palette of champagne, gold, amber, white and navy added to the festive nature of their day!

The Dress: In keeping with the roaring 20’s theme, Tara wore a stunning Theia gown, adorned with hand-embroidered porcelain glass and mirror sequins. The Flowers: One of Tara’s best friends is the talented Cori of Cori Cook

Floral Design. Tara was very familiar with her fabulous work, and couldn’t think of a better fit for her wedding day design. Tara and Nick were not well-versed in floral, so they gave Cori the day’s thematic motif and allowed her to design the perfect petals, which they loved!

The Favorite Detail: “One of our favorite details: our ceremony location. It

is the building our church family meets in each week. It is beautiful and was fun and comforting to be in a familiar place among a lot of the ‘unknown’ details of the day. While we could have had the ceremony anywhere, we were thankful that we got to celebrate with family and friends at this specific location. Another fun detail was our ‘exit’ song for the ceremony…we danced out to the always favorite ‘SHOUT!’”

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Tara and Nick danced to “Where I Belong” by Cory Asbury. While it is not a well-known song, Tara first heard it in college and thought the words were fitting and significant for her wedding.

The First Dance:

The Food: The couple didn’t want to serve their guests “traditional” wedding food, so they opted for a BBQ feast from Rocky Mountain Catering! Guests enjoyed brisket, chicken and pork paired with several sides, including their favorite: mac n’ cheese. The Sweets: Tara and Nick served a lovely four-tier butter cream frosted cake, embellished with simple gold beading and fresh floral. The cake was filled with all of the couple’s favorite flavors - lemon poppyseed and white cake with dark chocolate ganache and fresh caramel filling. Yum!


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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “After all of the waiting,

preparing and anticipating, walking out of the ceremony as Bride and Groom had to have been a favorite moment. Our photographers had a car waiting for us right when we walked out of the ceremony. We snuck away to a near by park to take a few photos; It was nice to have a few quiet and still moments together before the celebration continued.”

Advice to RMB Brides: “If possible, hire a wedding

planner or coordinator. They help make the preparation less stressful and help you and your family be present and enjoy the day of celebration. Also, find vendors whose work you like but can also trust…and then trust them to do what they do best. We were able to communicate a big-picture vision and necessary details about the wedding day and then trust the vendors to help create and carry the vision through. There are always going to be details that get missed or things that go differently than planned, so try to set reasonable expectations about the wedding week and day. If possible, don’t think about details on the wedding day. Enjoy what has been prepared and celebrate fully!”

Three Words: Anticipation, Joy, Celebration.

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color palette Beverages Peak Beverages | Bride’s Dress Emma and Grace Bridal - Theia | Bride’s Earrings Nordstrom | Bride’s Hair Erin Ferris | Bridesmaids’ Attire JC Penny - Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids’ Earrings Sam Moon | Caterer Rocky Mountain Catering | Ceremony Park Church Denver | Flowers Cori Cook Floral Design | Groom’s Watch Huckberry - TSOVET | Invitations Michael’s | Ladies’ Hair Ethereal Day Spa - Van | Linens & Rentals Event Rents | Linens La Tavola |

Lodging Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center | Lodging The Crawford Hotel | Makeup Ethereal Day Spa - Kelly Hargrove | Menswear Jos. A. Bank | Men’s Shoes Nordstrom | Music DJ Maestro | Officiant Brian Brown | Photo Booth Bamboo Photo Booth | Photography Eb + Jc Photography | Reception The Cable Center | Rehearsal Dinner The Chop House, Denver | Rings Shane Co | Sweets Kristie’s Cakes & Cookies | Transportation Denver Limo | Veil Mother of the Bride’s Videographer Other Worldly Productions | Wedding Planner We Tie The Knots |


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Make Your Event a Masterpiece

Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center is Colorado’s premier wedding ceremony and reception space located in the heart of downtown Boulder. Floor to ceiling windows with views of the Flatiron mountains

Customizable space flooded with natural light and full of local artwork

Dedicated staff to help make your event everything you dreamed of and more! / (303)301-2972 / 1301 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302

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A pop of red is always a good idea.

we love this romantic italian-styled look at the gorgeous villa parker, featuring a bistro-inspired table, lush blooms and a bellissima bride.


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ti amo

Classics never go out of style - they are classics for a reason! We love the groom’s modern black suit paired with the intricate Lazaro gown. It’s a traditional pairing that feels modern and fresh with the pop of deep red and rich greenery in the floral.

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table for two

We can’t think of a more intimate setting than the terrace at Villa Parker. Walk through the bright and wild gardens on property to discover a table for two on a clear Colorado night - swoon! The deep red contrasts strikingly with the black linen and bistro chairs, and the charming chandelier sets the stage for the new husband and wife.

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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.�

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The Silver Lining

a rich mining past blended with the opulence of the roaring 20’s in crested butte


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with a rich history built on the silver and coal mining industry, crested butte is an iconic colorado mining town filled with stories of the old west and striking it rich. we channeled the roaring 20’s opulence combined with the mining history of crested butte to forge a look iconic for the time and modern for today’s bride at crested butte mountain resort and uley’s cabin. from the rich black coal, to the 1920’s touches and a swanky bride and groom, this look pulls together years of past and inspires you to uncover the history of colorado for wedding ideas.

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panoramic views

Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s 10 Peaks Ceremony location boasts 360 views of untouched mountains and meadows. With such a stunning landscape, what else do you need to say “I Do?” We love the bench seating and soft touch of floral garden for the altar - it’s the perfect touch of decor that complements the backdrop. Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado


inspiration classic cars

Ride off into the Colorado sunset in a vintage pick-up truck! We love vintage touches for an era wedding, and a getaway car is the perfect place to add in the theme without overdoing it. Your pup will also love the open-air drive!


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uley’s cabin

We love the history and classic cabin design of Uley’s Cabin. It is the ideal template to add a mountain twist to the classic 1920’s design. Chandeliers are adorned with greenery to freshen up the space, and a rich, coal runner combined the history of the area with modern wedding looks, softened with lush floral and candlelight. Time to party!

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inspiration cheers!

Create a space for your guests to enjoy the Crested Butte outdoors during the day and night! We love the vignette created with bistro lights, classic leather chairs and vintage pieces that pull together mountain living and the roaring 20’s.


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We have the perfect space for your wedding, whether a downtown event or rustic chic affair.

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fa l l i n l ov e

Inspired by the natural hues and organic features of autumn, Bella Lu Floral designed a table just for two. We invite you to fall in love with the season and elope in the Rockies.

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”


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- L.M. Montgomery

inspiration pretty pumpkin

Fall brings with it a host of natural produce that is the ideal seasonal touch to your wedding. We are smitten with mini pumpkins as escort cards - white, spotted or orange, they are all festive additions to your tablescape.

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adorned in love

Let your hair down for the party! We love a wedding day hair change - a classic updo during vows, followed by loose, cascading tendrils during dancing make for a lovely transformation.

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autumn hues

Rich ambers, reds, orange varieties and Colorado Aspen yellow might be the most perfect color pairing. The palette brings warmth to any table! Paired with natural wood and lush blooms-this arrangement is the definition of an impeccably-harvested “I Do.�

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new york’s kate spade meets miami’s lilly pulitzer atop the denver four season’s rooftop pool terrace. celebrate your upcoming wedding with this fresh-squeezed inspiration in collaboration with couture colorado. celebrate becoming a mrs. in bright & bold fashion, darling!


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posh & prepped

Set the scene for a sun-soaked soiree with your location. We love the Rooftop Pool Terrace at The Four Seasons Denver. It’s downtown location is prime, with a lush green oasis on the rooftop, with their trees and shade from the Colorado rays.

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celebrate bubbly bar

A mimosa bar is always a good idea. We adore the gold bar cart paired with a dramatic and modern foliage arrangement, softened by garden roses and peonies. The bright hues and Veuve Clicquot create a bold look we would like to toast to!


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celebrate french fancy

Skip cake and choose decadent, bite-sized macarons for your bridal shower! Grace your dessert bar with an Eiffel-inspired pastry tower delicious enough to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.


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find the perfect place to celebrate married bliss


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the wine lovers wine country inn, palisade

the inside story Wine Country Inn, located in the heart of Colorado’s wine industry in Palisade, is the perfect getaway for the wine connoisseurs. Imagine rocking on their porches with your new hubby and sipping a glass of wine produced from grapes grown right on the property. Now, that’s a vineyard honeymoon! Explore the iconic attractions of the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Preserve, the alpine coolness of the Grand Mesa or the dramatic vistas of the Colorado National Monument within minutes from the Inn. From wine tastings to river rafting, fly-fishing, and all the R & R in-between, Wine Country Inn is your perfect Colorado getaway as husband and wife.

the lodging The Inn’s welcoming 80-room Victorian style hotel is set in 21acres of working vines. Adjacent to two wineries and a short drive from two dozen tasting rooms within 15 miles of the property, the boutique Inn is Colorado’s first wine-themed full-service hotel. Sink into their plush bedding and drift off to a perfect night’s sleep together. Carefully restored historic photographs create a homelike, welcoming ambiance to all the rooms, and lounge chair and ottoman create the perfect afternoon reading nook. For the newlyweds looking for some quality time together as husband and wife, Wine Country Inn is the ultimate getaway for relaxation. To learn more about the amenities and accommodations of Wine Country Inn, please visit

the perks After you’ve relaxed in the hot tub or cooled off in the Inn’s seasonal pool, you’ll be ready to visit orchards, wineries, shops or galleries nearby, followed by dinner at The Inn’s elegant Caroline’s Restaurant. They specialize in fresh, local farm-to-table produce, including Palisade’s legendary Palisade peaches and Colorado-raised lamb, beef and trout prepared in the classical French style. Make sure to pair your meal with Wine Country Inn’s private label wines made from grapes grown in their own vineyards! Cap the night off with a signature cocktail and small bites at their cozy Tapestry Lounge and cheers to a getaway to celebrate married life!

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the adventurers park city, utah

the history Located in the heart of Park City, Utah, only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Park City is home to gorgeous mountains and the perfect getaway location for honeymooners! Earlier this year, they released a $50 million dollar plan to combine Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States -- Park City. For the couple who can’t get enough of the outdoors, Park City will be able to provide 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 41 lifts, seven terrain parks, 14 bowls, two half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe - hello, outdoors! With a vibrant town and endless amounts of events, Park City is your perfect getaway as husband and wife! To learn more about all Park City offers, please visit

the lodging Any four-season resort bold enough to call itself worldclass had better feature a signature hotel worthy of the distinction. Park City offers a multitude with six separate resorts located slopeside in Canyons Village. We recommend the luxurious retreat of the Silverado Lodge. It’s masterfully designed for the most discriminating of tastes, complete with cozy fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and oversized decks grace many of the suites.The property features an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, steam room and sauna and is walking distance to the slopes. After a long day of skiing, the Silverado Lodge has all you need to feel at home together and take in all of the beauty that is Park City.

the perks After a day exploring the mountain, enjoy a romantic dinner together at one of Park City’s divine dining restaurants, like The Farm, named one of “Utah’s 25 Best Restaurants” in 2015. At The Farm, you’ll find fresh, prepared from scratch, sustainably-raised fare. Whenever possible, they strive to source from local farms and purveyors. We recommend starting with the Local Charcuterie Board, followed by the Idaho Sturgeon or Sugar House Herb-Brined Tomahawk Pork Chop. For dessert, the Slide Ridge Honey Cake, with caramelized pears and toasted almonds, is the perfect sweet bite to end a day celebrating married life!

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Museum Let your journey begin with rustic charm in Colorado’s backyard!

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tips, ideas and advice for your rocky mountain wedding

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w e d d i n g day a p p s & ideas

reception: venue, food + beverage photography dress, veil, etc. flowers music

invitations misc.

Perfect for the couple sourcing their own reception liquor, Denver-based Liquor LimoÂŽ is a free iOS and Android app that offers seamless delivery or in store pickup of beer, wine and liquor. They partner with local neighborhood stores to provide their inventories to customers, and orders can be scheduled up to 14 days in advance, plus free delivery on orders of more than $50.

WeddingDJ by Steamclock Software, Ltd. is the best way to run the music for your wedding on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. WeddingDJ helps you plan out all the music you need at your wedding, using the songs and playlists you have in iTunes. With fades for each song transition and song pauses, it’s the best app for those wanting a DIY Dj for your day!

wedding day emergency kit Safety pins Scotch tape Small scissors Mini sewing kit Spot remover Bottled water Super glue Fashion tape Baby wipes

Band-aids Breath mints Clear nail polish Bobby pins Hair ties Tissue Deodorant Aspirin Eye drops

Dental floss Lint roller Hair spray Granola bars Tums Makeup remover Nail file Static Guard

d r e s s d i c t i o n a ry The perfect dress for your fab shape


for any & every bride!


for the curvy bride


for the shorter bride


for petite & curvy brides


for the slim, tall or petite brides

m o n t h ly w e d d i n g


2–4 mon t hs Plan fun group activities for guests Plan a hair & makeup trial run Book rehearsal dinner

12 + mon t hs

Begin wedding dress alterations Finalize menu & flowers Give vendors a first draft event schedule

Determine a budget

Send out formal invitations (Mail out invitations 6-8 weeks before wedding day)

Gather ideas & inspiration Choose a date & location

1–2 mon t hs

Choose your bridal party Begin creating a guest list Hire a wedding planner

Pick up wedding rings

Design a fun wedding website

Purchase wedding attire accessories

Research marriage requirements

Schedule final dress fitting Purchase wedding weekend attire

6–9 mon t hs

Schedule spa services for bridesmaids Finalize event schedule

Select a photographer

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen’s attire & gifts

Have engagement photos taken

Confirm photo list with photographer

Finalize guest list

Create guest favors & welcome bags

Send out Save-the-Dates

Finalize rehearsal dinner & mail out invitations

Pick a caterer

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with the girls

Select a florist

4 week countdown

Select a DJ or band Appoint an officiant Purchase your wedding dress

Obtain a marriage license

Decide on bridal party attire

Pack for your honeymoon

Register for gifts

Break in your wedding shoes

Decide on color palette & style of wedding

Confirm transportation & travel Confirm all wedding details with vendors

4–6 mon t hs

Provide final guest count to caterer Create final seating chart & escort cards

Reserve rental items

Send timeline & contact info to the bridal party

Order wedding cake and/or desserts

24 hours

Get groom & groomsmen fitted Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Reserve a room block for out-of-towners

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Plan your honeymoon & apply for any passports

Create vendor check & tip envelopes

the big day Enjoy every little detail of your fabulous Rocky Mountain wedding!

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Accomodations Beaver Run Resort | Blue Lake Ranch | Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center Paragon Lodging | Park City | Strater Hotel | The Crawford Hotel | Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek

Beauty Allegria Spa | Apothecari Skin Care | Autumn Niessink | Beauty Blossom Med Spa | Beauty on Location by Liz | Bella Vio Salon | Brittany Watson | FB: Brittany Watson BW Beauty | Cheyenne Montoya – Bellas & Bombshells CKaceeGo | Danica Severance | Elevate, A Beauty Studio | Erin Ferris | Ethereal Day Spa | Fav-ulous Jessica | Girls & Curls | Heather Chapman | Kim J Beauty | Makeup by Heather B | Natalie Vierling | Off 7th Studio |

Drinks 3 Chicks Bartending | Liquor Limo | Montanya Distillers | Peak Beverages |

Fashion anna bé | Annelise Bridal Boutique | Bella Bridesmaids | Emma & Grace Bridal Studio | Felicé Bridal | Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Maggie Evans Designs | Something New Boutique | The Bespoke Edge | The Bridal Collection |

Flowers 3 Leaf Floral Design | April’s Garden | Bella Lu Floral | Cori Cook Floral Design | From the Ground Up | Harrington Smith |

Newberry Brothers Floral & Décor |

One Fine Day Productions | Pink Posey Design Co | Plum Sage Flowers | Rose Petals Vail | Sunflower Creative Floral | Tall Tulips Flower Shop |

Gifts & Jewelry Bears and Birds |


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Tangerine Room Events | We Tie The Knots | Wildflower Events & Design |

Pretty Prairie Designs |


Bundles Gift Co. |

Jane E. Roberti | Kristin Coffin Jewelry |

Pure Form Life | Quiet Leather | Roam Fine Goods | Ruth Taubman | Sarah O. Jewelry | The Gypsy Wagon | The Princess Wine Bar & Western Design Todd Reed | Twigs & Honey | Urban Bird & Co | Valentich Bags | Your Charmed Life | Zachariah Zypp |

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ASC Catering | Durangourmet |

Aiko Aiko Sound | Diamond Empire Band | DJ Maestro | Elite DJ | Greatime DJ | Mannequin |

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Rocky Mountain Catering | The Boxcar | The Chop House, Denver | The Lion’s Den | Three Tomatoes Catering | Trinity Grille | Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek

Express Yourself |


L Canty Designs | Felicity Allyse - Floral & Paper Artistry | Taryn Eklund Ink | Whimsy Design Studio |

BB Antoinette’s Kitchen | Cupcake Mini Bar | Honey B’s Macarons | Kristie’s Cakes & Cookies |



Autumn Cutaia Photography | Bamboo Photo Booth | Cali Frankovic Photography | Cat Mayer Studio | Dawn Sparks Photography | Doug Treiber Photography | Eb + Jc Photography | J. Fairchild Photography | Jacilyn M Photography | Jamee Photography | Jessi Dalton Photography | Katie Corrine Photography |

Denver Limo | Mild to Wild |

Kristina Lynn Photography & Design |

Kristina Lynn Photography & Design |

Levi Tijerina Photography | Lisa O’Dwyer | Lucky Malone Photography |

Mackenzie Keough Photography |

Manzanita | Megan W Photography | Nate & Jenny Weddings | Photography by Logan Walker | Rachel Gomez | Rozalind Ewashina Photography | Sarah Box Photography | Suzanne Marie Photography | Sweet Tea Studios |

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Plan your Perfect Day at Beaver Run Resort. Pairing perfect views and great food to make perfect memories. Nestled at the bottom of Peak 9, literally steps away from the mountain slopes, you and your guests will find themselves surrounded by views that make Colorado famous. With multiple ceremony and reception sites, we can accommodate any wedding party big or small. RESORT AMENITIES Over 500 guest rooms • 4 restaurants & bars • Spa • 6 hot tubs • Heated indoor/outdoor pools Steam & sauna rooms • Workout facilities • Game arcade • Miniature golf • Tennis courts Photographers: Studio Kiva Photography | TwoOne Photography | INPhotography | Dash Photography

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