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Jenny + Julio | A Moody, Fall-Inspired Wedding at the Breckenridge Nordic Center | Colorado Wedding Planner

Jenny + Julio’s Breckenridge wedding day was filled with all of the good things weddings should be filled with. Great food, great people, a great dance party, and a great couple. Of course, being surrounded by the beautiful Fall mountain scenery of Breckenridge certainly doesn’t hurt the equation either. When we started planning Jenny + Julio’s wedding with them, we could see their vision of a cozy and elegant fall wedding coming to life at Breckenridge Nordic Center.

Colorado brought it’s moody, fall weather out and the amazing Karra Leigh took full advantage of the fall colors and mountains shrouded in clouds. J+J’s first look took place up Boreas Pass and didn’t disappoint. Their first look shots may be some of our favorite from the day (but let’s be honest, it’s hard to pick when they are all just so good).

Annie of Waters Flowers designed a jaw-dropping arch and florals for the ceremony bursting with fall colors and textures which complemented the surrounds perfectly— but her work didn’t stop there. With the combination of the beautiful handmade place cards and hand-tied burgundy napkins by Hunt & Gather and the mix-and-match floral arrangements at each table, guests were welcomed into a cozy and inviting reception area. The wood burning fireplace in the lodge was beautifully covered with greenery which gave the feeling it had been there forever. Any remaining chill from the outdoor ceremony was quickly forgotten with a glass of champagne in hand and a roaring fire.

J"+J’s wedding was our first time working with Love Pop Experience but certainly not our last. Any couples in search of a creative and innovative catering company, look no further than Love Pop. The owner, Jeff, has an incredibly contagious passion for food and the experiences that food creates. HIs attention to detail and true love of what he does shines through in the presentation, the quality, and the fun his team clearly has together. Their interactive family style menu provided guests with a chance to chat, laugh, and collaborate together over dinner and drinks (we’re still dreaming about their slow roasted fall-off-the-bone chicken, actually). We also loved the beautifully done butcher-paper menu display that showcased the dinner to come.

The fun didn’t stop at dinner— Jenny = Julio opted for a dessert of made-to-order freshly fried mini donuts by The Dapper Doughnut which paired nicely with the coffee station offering lattes, americanos and french press coffee for guests. Jenny + Julio then kicked off the dance floor with a lovely choreographed dance routine that had everyone smiling.

We’ll continue to look back on J+J’s day with fond memories of them and the vendor team that made it a reality. We’re sharing a sampling of our favorite photos below and the teaser video by Basecamp Visual. We hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we did. Cheers, J+J! We know you’re destined for a lifetime of happiness together!

Venue: Breckenridge Nordic Center

Planning + Design: root + gather events

Photography: Karra Leigh Photo

Videography: Basecamp Visual

Floral Design: Waters Flowers

Rentals + Place Cards: Hunt & Gather Rentals

Catering + Coffee Bar: Love Pop Experience

DJ: Colorado Wedding Productions

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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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Andrea + Max | Lionscrest Manor // The Studio Boulder | Colorado Wedding Planner

We. Love. Fall. Weddings. You may have heard us say this once or twice (or a million time) before. Max + Andrea’s Boulder, Colorado wedding day was one that you secretly wish every couple would host. They started the morning off with a beautiful ceremony overlooking the mountains at Lionscrest Manor surrounded by Fall colors. It was then followed by brunch— complete with a build-your-own omelette station, a bloody mary and mimosa bar, and a leisurely, relaxed morning spent with their family and friends. They built in a couple hours for an afternoon nap (always needed after a properly done brunch) and continued the festivities into the evening with dancing and cocktails at The Studio Boulder. Shout out to Red Aspen Photography for sharing these great photos of the day with us!

Guests were greeted by a table filled with cozy fleece blankets and shawls to keep everyone warm on the chilly Colorado Fall morning. The rustic wooden arch was decorated with festive Fall florals by the lovely Rachel, owner of A florae. Though the morning started off a bit windy, Colorado decided to play nice and calmed the winds as the ceremony started. The couple decided to pay a bit of homage to Max’s Chinese heritage and creatively planned a unity ceremony around tea (a uni-tea ceremony, get it? Sorry….we’ll stop with the puns here).

We loved how many personal details Max + Andrea brought into their wedding day. Our favorite touch had to be the 1,200+ hand-folded paper cranes which created the most stunning backdrop behind the couple’s table during brunch. Andrea spent countless hours making and assembling these beautiful strings of cranes— we started doing the math on it and determined she would have folded 3-4 cranes per day over the last year— phew! That’s commitment. Andrea + Max also chose to build their table numbers out of white Legos and placed thank you notes on each table that were written in both English and Chinese. After a relaxed meal provided by A Spice of Life and quality time with their guests, everyone had a couple hours to enjoy whether hiking, napping, or exploring downtown Boulder.

From there, the party continued at The Studio Boulder. The venue boldly rocks the industrial look but has whimsical and fun touches like neon signage and an indoor Airstream lounge for guests to enjoy. The couple chose to serve desserts and late night snacks alongside cocktails. They finished up the evening dancing the night away. Cheers, Max + Andrea! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your day. We can’t wait to see you again on your next trip out to Colorado. Xo.

Venues: Lionscrest Manor + The Studio Boulder

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Red Aspen Photography

Floral Design: A florae

Catering: A Spice of Life

DJ: 5280 Mobile DJ

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Kate + Dustin | River Bend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

We l-o-v-e-d the vibe that Kate + Dustin had goin’ on for their wedding day. From the very start, we knew Kate + Dustin’s wedding would be unique and inclusive of all the right elements to personalize it to who they are (may we add— we totally dig who they are). Kate + Dustin showed up first thing in the afternoon to start erecting their tipi so they could exchange vows underneath it later that evening. This tipi held a lot of sentimental value to these two as well— Kate was actually living in it when Kate + Dustin first met. Seriously, how cute is that?

Family and friends came from around the country to join in their celebration and not a detail was missed— from the stunning flower arrangements to the sweetest little camper setup to the eclectic variety of beautiful lounge furniture nestled into cozy riverside spots for guests to enjoy. One of our favorite elements from the day had to be their DIY flower crown bar. It was open to their guests to create their own personal flower crowns and boutonnieres. Throw in some acoustic music and good cocktails, a delicious farm-to-table meal provided by the fab GB Culinary and a silent disco party to end the night and, well, we can see it doesn’t get much better than that.

Beyond the details and the party, these two were one of the most sweet, soft-spoken, and beautiful couples we’ve had the pleasure to work with. They really brought their every day life into their wedding day in full force. Their love of the outdoors and homegrown elements showed through in every detail. Kate + Dustin, we adore you! Serious gratitude for allowing us to play a part in such an incredible day! Cheers to many more years of happiness ahead!

Venue: River Bend

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: June Cochran

Florals: Plume & Furrow (bouquets, ceremony arrangements + centerpieces) + Red Daisy Farm (DIY flower crown bar)

Caterer: GB Culinary

Band: Mark Diamond Band

Silent Disco: Sound Down Party

Espresso Cart: Espresso Affair

Wedding Cake: Tee & Cakes

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

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Cora + Kendall | Lyons Farmette, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner


Cora + Kendall’s Farmette wedding day was the perfect embodiment of Fall— and a wedding that had been in the works for over 2 years. From the dark purple and burgundy hues of Cora’s bouquet to the cherry pie they served for dessert, their wedding included so many of the details we love. As a previous floral designer and current landscape designer, it was no surprise that Cora had such an incredible vision when it came to their wedding flowers—- and who better to knock it out of the park than Lace & Lilies?! Seriously. Be ready to swoon.

Both Cora + Kendall got their wedding day look from the fabulous Ember Hairstream— a mobile beauty parlor (the most adorably adorned vintage airstream) that offers on-site hair and makeup to brides in addition to barber services for the guys. Such a fabulous experience! The beautiful triangle arch was built by the bride’s father (and of course, would be repurposed later for some landscaping design in their own family yard)! The triangle shape was also symbolic as it tied into Cora + Kendall’s ring tattoos- which they opted for instead of traditional bands. We also adored the texture and definition that the pampas grass lining the aisle created for their ceremony. It was the perfect accompaniment to the hand built arch made from reclaimed lumber.

More fun details included signature cocktails— an Old Fashioned + a Floradora (a gin cocktail made with muddle raspberries and lime juice). Instead of doing a father/daughter dance, Cora and her dad sang “Teach Your Children” together which was so. sweet.

Cheers, Cora + Kendall! We loved being a part of your day! Fabulous vendor team listed below.

Venue: Lyons Farmette

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Jill Houser Photography

Floral Design: Lace & Lilies

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Dress: The Bridal Collection

Hair + Makeup - Ember Hairstream

Catering: Three Tomatoes

DJ: Colorado Wedding Productions

Dessert: Colorado Cherry Company + family

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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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Brit + Zach | Lyons Farmette, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

It was the perfect day for Brit + Zach and these two were clearly head over heels for each other. From the “first moment” together to twirling around in the gardens at sunset, their photos showcase their love in the sweetest way. A big thanks to Brittany of Alchemy Creative for the wonderful images of their day. Brit is about as sweet as they come and their day was filled with all of the good kinds of emotion. A favorite moment for us had to be the first look she had with her father— I think it had all of us in tears!

Though the morning brought a little rain, in true Colorado fashion, the weather cleared just as guests started to arrive to the Farmette. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn and dinner under the stars.

Their day incorporated so many lovely details for that perfect farm wedding day— including Betty the Beverage Burro who delivers ice cold beer to guests in cocktail hour. All while wearing a flower crown— seriously. The best.

GB Culinary rocked a fabulous farm-to-table meal (if you’ve not heard of these guys, check them out). From the family style dinner to homemade cookies served with Little Man ice cream for dessert, they bring such love into all of the food they serve. Post-dinner, all the guests enjoyed an ice cream sandwich {with a side of whiskey, of course) as they danced the night away.

We might even go as far as to say, it was a perfect wedding. Brit + Zach, we adore you two! Thank you for being such wonderful clients and for allowing us to be a part of your day.

Venue: Lyons Farmette

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Alchemy Creative

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

Catering: GB Culinary

Bartending: Garnish Bartending

Rentals: House of Yonder // All Events

Dessert: Little Man Ice Cream + GB Culinary

Tables: Harvest Table Company

Band: The Fever

Hair + Makeup: Ember Hairstream

Videography: Andrew Nease Video

Betty the Beverage Burro

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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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