Posts tagged Colorado wedding
Roxy + Ross | This Foothills Boho Farm Wedding Will Make All of Your Colorado Wedding Dreams Come Alive | Milston Well Farm, Boulder, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Roxy + Ross’ wedding day had it all. If you’re into beautifully set farm tables underneath a Colorado sunset, a gorgeous farm-to-table meal, secret romantic lounges hidden inside silos, farm animals and all the boho details your hearts desire— look no further. To say we loved Roxy + Ross’ wedding day would be an understatement (and Roxy may be one of the sweetest humans put on this planet). R+R were married on a perfect Colorado June evening at the always stunning Milston Well Farm and the fab photography team, Matt + Jess, captured all the moments of goodness you’ll scroll through below.

These two wanted to make sure every detail of their day was thoughtful and intentional. They wanted to truly enjoy their time with friends and family to the fullest; instead of staying hidden while guests arrived, R+R greeted all of their guests when they arrived to soak up every moment they could with the people that matter most to them. One of our personal favorite details was the escort board they created to help guests find their seats for dinner— Roxy + Ross collected photos of every, single. wedding. guest and wrote personal notes on the back to every one of them. Does it get any more thoughtful than that?

Of course, it doesn’t stop there! Roxy’s creativity and vision was spot on and the babes over at Hunt & Gather Design delivered with the most stunning place settings and hidden secret lounges tucked away inside a silo. Blackbelly Catering served up the most delicious meal and guests dined open-air underneath a Colorado summer sunset that lasts well into the late hours of the evening. Come on— who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this wedding?! Ross, of course, had his own personal touches as well. With a strong love for music, he had created a special playlist for cocktail hour for the guests and worked up a choreographed first dance with Roxy (but then had all their guests join them on the dance floor 30 seconds into the song). These two are the perfect mix of fun, intentional and truly in love.

With Roxy + Ross’ love of running, we think her father said it best during his toast: “We hope this is just the kickoff to a long marathon of marriage.” Cheers, R+R! We cannot thank you enough for letting us be a part of your incredible day. We adore you!

Fab vendor team listed below:

VENDOR TEAM:

Venue: Milston Well Farm

Planning: root + gather events

Caterer: Blackbelly Catering

Bartender: Garnish Mobile Bartending

Photographer: Matt + Jess

Cocktail/Dinner Music: La Pompe Jazz

Dancing: Pick & Howl

Florist: Fiori Flowers (bouquet + bout) // DIY - Client Provided

Rentals: Hunt & Gather Design

Tent & Tables: Tentrix

Lighting & Chairs: All Events

Bathrooms: Lavish Loo

Pies: Lucky's Market

Ice Cream: Little Man Ice Cream

Coffee: Arise Coffee Cart

Hair + Makeup: Wax & Beauty Bar

Transportation: CU Buff Bus

 

 

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Insider Series | Meet Danielle DeFiore Photography

We may be a little biased, but Colorado has some of the most incredibly talented vendors around— which got us thinking. We wanted to showcase some of our favorites in the industry with a little Q&A session over cocktails! We’re kicking off our inaugural Insider Series with the amazing and talented Danielle DeFiore Photography.

Q: Tell us a little more about you, your business and what you do! 

I tend to give people the following quick pitch: I'm a full-time wedding, family, and portrait photographer and a part-time homesteader living on three acres just north of Denver. I got my first taste of Colorado on a trip to Telluride in 2003, and it didn't take long for me to make a permanent return—I moved up to the front range in 2007 and have been here ever since. I've photographed over 100 weddings in Colorado over the past eight years along with a handful of others across the country, but Colorado feels like my sweet spot. I'm deeply inspired by the never-ending natural beauty of this amazing state and the people and places connected to it. I'm a hybrid shooter—meaning I use both analog and digital film—and there's no greater honor to me than to play a role in a couple's celebration and help tell their story. 

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A Cozy, Fall Mountain Wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park | Black Canyon Inn + Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes Park, Colorado | Colorado Wedding Planner

Today, we’re flashing back to a seriously favorite r+g couple from Fall 2017. Krystyna + Blaise are awesome in every way— funny, creative, intelligent, and most importantly, know how to throw a good party. 

Our relationship with these two started a year earlier when we planned the wedding of Krystyna’s brother (and man of honor). We felt an instantly connection to their family, who are such warm and welcoming people, Naturally, we were thrilled when we found out we’d get to continue the fun + planning for another year with them. 

Krys + Blaise wanted that quintessential, cozy cabin feel for their wedding and we’re drawn to the beautiful venues of Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse in Estes Park, Colorado. Colorado decided to hand us a particularly windy Fall day in the mountains— but Krys + Blaise were so happy to be marrying each other, a little wind wasn’t going to stop this celebration! Ironically enough, Krys has an incredibly fitting song choice to walk down the aisle to Blaise— “The Wind” by Cat Stevens. Foreshadowing or coincidence….we’ll never know. Their heartfelt ceremony was filled with meaningful moments; beautiful words from their siblings and a serenade by BOTH sets of parents with ukeleles. All of K+B’s closest friends and family cozied up with blankets to escape the chill and watch these two promise each other forever.

Guests we’re warmly greeted by a cocktail hour at the steakhouse. Roaring fireplaces and a selection of fantastic red wines were waiting for everyone that walked through the door. In addition to a wine aficionado, Blais is also a talented watercolor artist; a beautiful hand painted watercolor seating chart, place cards + table numbers directed guests to find their seats for dinner. As the evening continued, guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Twin Owls Steakhouse and more heartfelt toasts were given by all of the people that clearly love these two dearly. After that, it was time to party— and party they did!

Krystyna + Blaise are going on year two of marriage now— cheers, guys! We loved being a part of your day and we loved reliving it through these photos. Wishing you all the years of happiness ahead! Vendor team listed below.

Venues: Black Canyon Inn + Twin Owls Steakhouse

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Cassie Rosch

Floral Design: Fawn’s Leap

DJ: Standing Room Only

Catering + Rentals: Twin Owls Steakhouse

Watercolor Stationary + Place Cards: Blaise Treeson (groom)

Transportation: Grace Coachlines

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Darcy + Cory | The St Vrain, Longmont, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Today on the blog, we’re looking back on the gorgeous wedding of one of very own lead planners. Our girl Darcy loves a good party— which means she knows how to throw a good party. Darcy + Corey were married at The St Vrain in Longmont— an industrial, modern venue with well thought out touches everywhere you look. From their first look nook and stylish lounge seating to the cross-back chairs and wood farm tables, this place has it all. Naturally, it seemed like the perfect spot for them to make it official!

Darcy is the lead designer of root + gather events; she personally has a love for clean, minimalist designs which shown through in her own wedding design. We loved how all of her bridesmaids wore varying styles of white dresses alongside her stunning, customized lace wedding gown from Emma & Grace. Can we talk about that awesome lace-up deep v neckline for just a second?! 10/10.

To these two, candlelight was an important element to bring into their day Who doesn’t love dinner by candlelight to set the perfect romantic mood? Hundreds of candles lined their ceremony aisle and adorned their guest tables which created a cozy, inviting vibe for all of their closest friends and family. One of our favorite details had to be the European skull mount hanging above them as they exchanged vows which was softened by candlelight, crystal chandeliers, and the gorgeous dark wood backdrop at The St Vrain.

As guests arrived for the ceremony, they were greeted with pre-ceremony drinks— a glass of champagne or a Bud Light (hey, got to cover all of your guest preferences you know!). The evening continued into the beautiful basement level of The St Vrain for cocktail hour. With a built in bar, comfy furniture, and a heel-friendly outdoor courtyard, this venue let’s you utilize every inch of it’s gorgeous space for your event.

Of course, dancing was a priority for these guys and Cameron of 5280 Mobile DJ brought it for them! Darc + Corey danced the night away with their friends and family as they stepped into newly married life.

Congratulations, guys! We love you and couldn’t be more thrilled for you! Xo.

Awesome Vendor Team:

Venue: The St Vrain

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: EP Love

Floral Design: A Florae

HMU: Brooke Rock Beauty

Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio

Invitation Suite: Stefanie Hofmeister

Catering: Sugar Pine Catering

Rentals: All Events

DJ: 5280 Mobile DJ

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Meaghan + Jon | River Bend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Where do we even begin with Meaghan + Jon’s wedding day? Meaghan may have earned top spot as our most carefree and adventurous brides of all time. It was clear why Jon fell in love with such a fun-loving, free-spirited, and good-natured woman. Their wedding day was so many lovely things wrapped into one.

To start the day, these two had such a meaningful ceremony. We so loved the attention and focus on the importance of family, on their absolutely adorable son Henry (who LOVED giving everyone hugs), and on two becoming one. All of their guests were in awe of the magic that is River Bend. The cliffs that hug the property and the gently flowing river running alongside the cocktail hour is, well, pure magic. Guests grabbed cocktails and dipped their feet in the river to cool off on the warm summer evening.

Meaghan was stunning in her Hayley Paige dress—- but don’t let the wedding dress fool you! She was game to take off her shoes and play around in the river for some of our favorite bridal shots captured by the talented Ashley Tiedgen. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your couples enjoy the night to the fullest and be immersed in all of the moments of their special day.

They had a casual and delicious BBQ dinner by Lulu’s Catering. Their guest tables incorporated an inviting mix of candlelight, greenery and some beautiful patterned plates and gold flatware by Colorado Party Rentals. Instead of a garter toss they did a beer toss (opened beer - so fun).

Cheers to many, many more years of happiness, Meaghan, Jon + Henry! We were so honored to be a part of your wedding day and would do it all over again if we could!

Venue: River Bend 

Photography: Ashley Tiedgen Photography

Floral Design: Boulder Blooms

Live Music: Paul Vincent Frost  // Mason Town 

Rentals: Harvest Table Company + Colorado Party Rentals 

Catering + Bartending: LuLu's BBQ 

Dress Shop // Dress: A & Bé Denver // Hayley Paige

Hair/Makeup: Artistry (Hilary) + Verbal Hire (Kaylee)

Dessert - Nothing Bundt Cakes + Sweet Cow Ice Cream Truck

Transportation: Premier Charters

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Shelby + Andy | The Lyons Farmette, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

We have so. much. love. for Shelby + Andy. We initially chatted with Shelby last summer and understood the feel her and Andy were going for immediately. An outdoor farm wedding, food truck, beautiful personal touches, and a whole lot of fun surrounded by family. In fact, their day was so family-centric—I don’t think we’ve ever seen a more musically talented bunch than the Black family! Shelby had her sisters sing for her ceremony entrance and her other siblings played guitar and sang for their first dances. Andy’s father officiated and their fathers and uncles then prayed over them during the ceremony.

Shelby has such a great vision and incorporated so many personal details into their day. The groom’s father built the gorgeous octagon arch you see in the photos below. Her guest tables were adorned with slate plates, vintage blue and blush goblets, hexagon tiles notating guest seats, and knotted napkins. The bride also made gold geometric shapes that were hung around the tent and used as centerpieces down the middle of the guest tables. The bridesmaids wore THE CUTEST matching fringed orange robes as they shared laughs and champagne with Shelby. One of our favorite personal touches was the mini-tipi that Shelby got to surprise her flower girls. After it was discovered, I don’t think they left it the entire night!

Shelby + Andy’s day was pure magic! Thanks for letting us be a part of it, you two! Xo.

Venue: The Lyons Farmette

Photography: Sarah Joy Photo

Planning: root + gather events

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Dress: Rue de Seine Bridal

Catering: Mountain Crust

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Kristen + Dan | The Barn at Raccoon Creek | Colorado Wedding Planner

Kristen + Dan were married on a sunny, warm Colorado afternoon at The Barn at Raccoon Creek. When we first met these two (and Kristen's parents), it was an instant connection. We knew they were going for a unique day that was all their own, understood their vision and wanted to help them bring it to life. From the smallest details (incorporating Kristen's dad woodworking skills into the day) to these two choosing to walk down the aisle together hand in hand, we loved everything about their wedding-- it was so uniquely K+D. 

Cheers, guys! We wish you all the best in married life! 

Planning: root + gather events 

Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek

Photography: Ali + Garrett

Floral Design: Veldkamp's Flowers

DJ/Lighting/Drapery: Elite Entertainment

Dessert: Hotbox Donuts 

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