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Bliss at 10,000 ft We held the reception in a gorgeous large white tent. There was a soft glow to the tent and little lights everywhere. It was beautiful! We created pebble place holders for each of the guests. Just how penguins use rocks to build their nests and mark their homes, the guests used the rocks to reserve their spot at the reception. I dressed the entire bridal party like penguins too! Everyone was black and white with orange shoes. I was so entertained. My bridal party didn’t get as much of a kick out of it as I did, but I thought it was hilarious. The groomsmen even had penguin cufflinks. The centerpieces were 6” x 14” cylinder vases filled with black river rocks and submersible LED lights with Bells of Ireland and a white calla lily. My advice: Prioritize what is most important to you. Plan in as much detail as you can then relax and mentally prepare that something or a lot of things are still going to go wrong, and just let it go! I didn’t stress the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff), and I LOVED my wedding day. Even in the chaos, I had so much fun and loved every minute of my special day. .

My favorite detail was the cake topper I made of cuddling penguins in love.

Recommended Vendors Venue & Lodging: Eureka Lodge (see page 78). What a BEAUTIFUL VIEW! I loved the elevated ceremony platform that sits at 10,000 feet. I highly recommend it for anyone whose main priority is a view of the mountains. DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound (see page 79). Professional, fun, proficient, play what you really want and have great music taste themselves! Tent & Rentals: Durango Party Rental (see page 67). They are professional, have quality products and are great to work with. I highly recommend them.

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Durango Weddings Magazine - 2013 Issue  

20 amazing weddings from southwest Colorado.

Durango Weddings Magazine - 2013 Issue  

20 amazing weddings from southwest Colorado.