From the bride.. We wanted to have an elegant wedding that was offset by the rustic elements of getting married on a ranch. We wanted to throw an unforgettable party for our guests – our main concern was their experience and to make it a very personal event to who we are as a couple. My step-mom created two interwoven crystal horseshoes that were sewn on the lower right hip of my dress. She also made me a custom belt with beautiful beads and included pearls from a necklace that was my late grandmothers. The ceremony took place inside the barn’s round pen. We lined the aisles with flower petals and hung bunches of fragrant lavender tied to lambs ear with french ribbon on the chairs. I arrived in a Cinderella-style horsedrawn carriage. The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to our good friend playing an acoustic guitar and singing “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. I walked down the aisle with my father to “Everyday” by the Dave Matthew’s Band. My brother-in-law officiated the ceremony. My sister sang “Ave Maria” and two of our friends read the poem “I Carry Your Heart” by E. E. Cummings.
My favorite detail of the day was my dress! It was a b lush-colored Monique Lhuillier and soooo beautiful.
20 amazing weddings from southwest Colorado.