From the bride.. We wanted the aspen trees to be the focal point of our day so we chose our design and color palette based off of the aspens that surrounded the ceremony site. Everyone stayed at the Silverpick Lodge. We placed welcome baskets in each guests room that included personalized lollipops, coasters, shot glasses, and a newsletter that described our favorite Durango bars and restaurants. Our ceremony was very intimate and quaint with only 28 guests. The ground was covered with gold and copper aspen leaves and we had a bonfire lit to keep our guests cozy. We read our own vows and teared up the entire time. We had a full bar all night. Drinks flowed, conversation was great, and everyone was dancing! Many of my friends are professional dancers so they were doing choreographed routines and “dance offs” during the party. The most memorable moment was our first-look. Seeing each other for the first time was priceless. We couldn’t take our hands off each other and could not stop smiling! My Advice: Start planning your wedding sooner than later. Be sure to focus on the two of you and what YOU want. After all, it is YOUR day and in the end, that is all that matters.
My favorite detail was the copper wire loops that my husband made for our cake.
Recommended Vendors Photographer: Illuminarts Photography (see page 5). Drew and Erin worked our day. Venue, Food & Lodging: Silverpick Lodge and the Sow’s Ear (see page 25). George the chef is phenomenal! Flowers: April’s Garden (see page 79). Officiant: Reverend Chessa Gill (see page 95). DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound (see page 79). Chair Rentals: Durango Party Rental (see page 67).
20 amazing weddings from southwest Colorado.