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It Takes A Village— And Kathryn + Jake Have one | Private Property - Lander, Wyoming | Wyoming Wedding Planner

When we first chatted with Kathryn, she explained her ideal wedding day to us, held on a beautiful piece of private property in one of their favorite little towns (and the one they call home)— Lander, Wyoming. Kathryn + Jake had the vision to bring 200+ of their closest friends and family to this remote spot in Wyoming so they could share in the fun, funky small town vibe of Lander. (if you’ve never been….go visit. It’s awesome). They wanted to celebrate their first day of married life together over great food and drink and a seriously great dance party surrounded by the people they love most.

Given the beautiful and somewhat remote location (think lack of cell service, no power or water access, etc), this wedding was going to take a team of amazing vendors and friends pulled from all over the state and beyond. Luckily, Kathryn + Jake had ‘em! With the help of Wyoming Tent & Event Supply, Bistro Catering, Dandelion Farms, and an army of K+J’s more-than-willing crew, this stunning private ranch was transformed into the most perfect wedding venue.

We were amazed at the sheer awesomeness of Kathryn + Jake’s friend group. Throughout the wedding weekend, they would show up lending a hand with the array of tasks presented to them.— lining a 1/2 mile stretch of dirt road with luminarias, setting up 200 chairs in the middle of a field, or showing up in full force to surprise Kathryn + Jake with one of the best flash mobs we’ve ever seen.

Wyoming’s weather can be just as temperamental as Colorado’s weather; the Fall day started off sunny and warm. By the start of ceremony, Wyoming brought a little wind to the party but the weather held out while Kathryn + Jake exchanged their vows. As the rain started to fall, guests cozied into the tent and were greeted with margaritas and appetizers to warm them right back up. As cocktail hour continued, the sun reappeared and a huge rainbow filled the Wyoming sky. Kiddos ran around in the grass playing while the adults mingled and chatted over drinks and stories of recent adventures.

We loved the natural design elements that Kathryn + Jake incorporated into their day as well. The tent was filled with long rows of inviting wooden tables. The handmade place cards were individually tied bunches of herbs which led guests to their seats for dinner. The fabulous Theresa of Dandelion Farm created a beautiful and flowing design of greenery down the middle of each table. Candlelight filled the tent as the sun went down and guests enjoyed a delicious family style meal by Bistro Catering. Kathryn’s friend Meaghan, a trained pastry chef, created the most beautiful display of handmade cakes for dessert.

The dance party force was strong with this crew and we quickly understood why. Kathryn + Jake’s longtime friends had secretly planned a flash mob and taught all 200 guests the moves over the course of the last year. K+J were smiling from ear to ear by the end of it (along with us and everyone else in the room).

They say it takes a village and Kathryn + Jake have that village. We were constantly amazed by the dedication and commitment of their circle of friends and family. If the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of who you are, it proves that Kathryn + Jake are some pretty special people. And we couldn’t agree more with that. Cheers to you two! We adored working with you and watching you promise each other forever! You can bet we’ll be coming back to visit you in Lander. Until the next happy hour together, cheers guys! Xo.

Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride.

Venue: Private Property - Lander, Wyoming

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Lucky Malone

Floral Design: Dandelion Farm

Catering: Bistro Catering - Jackson

Rentals: Wyoming Tent & Event Supply // All Events

Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Paper: Eryn Pierce Design

Cakes: Wolf Child Bakery

Beautiful Bride: Kathryn Montana

Luxury Restrooms: Royal Restroom Utah

Flash Mob: Block 21 Fitness

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Kayla + Dustin | Bohemian meets glam at this autumn Barn wedding |The Barn at Raccoon Creek, Denver, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Kayla + Dustin’s wedding was one for the books. These babes were married on a chilly Fall day at The Barn at Raccoon Creek. The morning started with Kayla + her bridesmaids sipping champagne, dancing, reminiscing and laughing while being pampered by the lovely ladies of Beauty Mark.

Kayla was an absolute dream to work with and we couldn’t get enough of her sweet personality, confidence and bold style! Enter Dusty— laid back and easy-going. It’s clear why these two ended up together— they complement each other so well. When you meet their families, it’s even more clear why they are the genuinely amazing people they are. They all brought such a wonderful enthusiasm to K+D’s wedding day (and quite a few happy tears!).

Colorado’s chilly Fall day created the perfect setting for Kayla + Dustin’s ceremony which was adorned with a stunning European mount, a beautiful lush greenery garland by Hawk Flowers, and accented with draped chiffon blowing in the fall breeze. Shaggy boho rugs were the final piece of the design and gave the ceremony location that bohemian vibe we adore. Kayla wore a stunner of a dress from one of our favorite designers— Rue de Seine. She had the gown customized to fit her bold style and we loved the draped sleeves she added to make it her own! Dusty’s all black attire complete with bolo was perfection alongside Kayla’s eye-catching dress. Kayla’s close relationship with her brother made him the obvious choice to officiate their ceremony. He, of course, incorporated all the personal details he could into their ceremony— talking about their favorite concerts at Red Rocks and all those funny ‘growing up with sibling’ stories (can’t pass up an opportunity like that!).

After a chilly outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour began and guests were invited inside to the equally beautiful boho inspired reception area. More greenery, gold accents, chiffon draping and a king’s table backdrop lit with the words ‘It Was Always You’ completed the look inside. Their wedding cake also matched the bold designs— a 2-tiered geode inspired wedding cake by Azucar Bakery. Kayla, Dustin and all of their guests danced the night away and took all the photos in one of our favorite photo booth options— The Shutterbus.

Cheers, Kayla + Dustin! We are so grateful to know you and thank you for letting us play a part in your beautiful wedding day. Xo.

Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek

Photography: S. Lynne Photography

Planning: root + gather events

Flowers: Hawk Flowers

Decor: Yonder House + Elite Entertainment

DJ: Elite Entertainment

Hair: Chelsea Garcia

Make-up: Kacie Mcintosh

Dress: a&bé Bridal Shop Denver

Dress Designer: Rue De Seine Bridal

Seamstress: Anne Thomas Couture

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Photo Booth: ShutterBus

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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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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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