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Inspired by Colorado Our guestbook was a collection of river rocks that guests wrote their wishes on and placed in an antique tool box. Our tables were named after rapids on the rivers that Jeremy and I have gone boating on together. Jeremy builds wooden boats, and we’ve gone on many adventures on many beautiful rivers – Yampa River, Desolation Canyon, and the Grand Canyon to name a few. The centerpieces were hurricane stands with aspen-like branches, with a base of fresh flowers and moss and greenery. Inside the hurricanes were pillar candles and river rocks. We used a lot of feathers, when we could. I’m a wildlife biologist who specializes in birds, while Jeremy is a fly-fisherman, so using feathers was a nice way to bring both of those together. For dessert, we had pies from Durangourmet berry pie, peach pie and a sour cream apple pie (which was absolutely amazing and I’m hoping to bug Jimmy for the recipe). As favors, we printed a cookbook of recipes sent in from all of the guests (a recipe card was included in the invitation). It was one of my favorite parts of the wedding – so personal since there were a lot of recipes from my family and Jeremy’s family as well as all of our closest friends. My advice: Get stuff done as early as you can! Don’t leave it to the last minute. You’re going to be stressed enough.

RecommendedVendors Photographer: IlluminArts Photography (see page 5). Fantastic job! Caterer: Durangourmet (see page 67). So wonderful. Jimmy’s food is delicious and fresh and was perfect for our wedding. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Event Planner: Celebrations (see page 87). Mandy was super helpful throughout the whole process, and really helped make our ideas into workable realities. She was fantastic on the day of the wedding – making sure everything was done on time and everyone was where they were supposed to be. Rentals: Durango Party Rental (see page 67). Venue: Ridgewood Events Center (see page 78).


Durango Weddings Magazine - 2013 Issue  
Durango Weddings Magazine - 2013 Issue  

20 amazing weddings from southwest Colorado.