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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.

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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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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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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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Christine + Rob | River Bend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Ahhh, Christine + Rob. From the very start, this was a day filled with smiles, laughter, love and one of the nicest couples EVER (seriously, Rob made a point to remember the name of every single vendor/staff person on site…..and there were A LOT. We were impressed). Christine and Rob are clearly and madly in love with each other. They are also incredibly cool creatives with an eye for detail and a love of good drinks, good music and good food. What’s not to adore about them?

The amazingly talented Cassie Rosch is to thank for all of the below images— and, boy, was it hard to choose our favorites when every photo was SO GOOD. Christine + Rob’s day was perfect. They played in the river together. They snuggled up in a tiny home for some of the cutest photos. There were piggy back rides. There was plenty of laughter. There was a banner that read “I want to be with you everywhere” made by one of C+R’s close friends. There were happy tears. There were personalized camp cups for each guest. There was dancing under the stars. There were late night freshly fried caramel-filled churros (we admittedly ate more than one).

Chuey FU and Basic Kneads provided the meal— a perfectly fun mix of wood-fired pizzas and Latin/Asian fusion dishes. Did we mention the churros? Ah, yes. We did. Well they were worth mentioning again. When we think back to Christine + Rob’s day, we can’t help but smile. As we say goodbye to the summer weddings and hello to the Fall, we know we’ll be blessed with more fantastic couples, memorable days, and reminders that we truly do have the best jobs ever.

Venue: River Bend

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Cassie Rosch

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

Catering: Basic Kneads + Chuey FU

Bartending: Garnish Bartending

Tables: Harvest Table Company

Dress: Rish Bridal

Dress Shop: A&Bé Bridal

Makeup: Beth Walker Makeup

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Gabriella + Lou | Lyons Farmette | Colorado Wedding Planner

Gabriella + Lou --where do we even start?!  These two are the epitome of vibrant + FUN. From our first initial meeting over coffee, we knew we wanted to work with them to help design their big day. When it came to designing their Lyons Farmette wedding day, they didn't shy away from color one bit (which makes our hearts happy)! We loved helping them to create a beautifully unique and colorful day that was all their own-- from custom signage and invitations to stunningly bright floral arrangements adorning their guest tables and arch-- this day was the perfect fiesta! There was even a surprise flash mob planned by the bride's sister and an appearance of the groom's motorcycle for some of the cutest couple portraits ever (did someone say custom jean jacket!?). Thank you a million times over, Gabriella + Lou, for letting us be a part of your magical day! We'd do it all over again if we could.    

Planning: root + gather events 

Photography: Callie Hobbs Photography 

Venue: Lyons Farmette 

Catering: Butcher & The Blonde

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers 

Stationary + Signage: Stefanie Hofmeister 

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Kristina + Hunter | Riverbend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Kristina + Hunter are just about as sweet as it gets. These two were such a joy to work with from start to finish. Can we do it all over again, guys?

Their laid back approach allowed for all the fun details at a setting for their out of state guests to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. It was held at the always stunning River Bend in Lyons, Colorado and included an (insanely delicious) farm-to-table family style dinner catered by Sugar Pine Catering. The evening was filled with bluegrass music, great food and drinks, laughter, and so much love surrounding Kristina + Hunter. Big cheers to you two and congratulations on your first month of marriage! 

Planning: root + gather events

Catering: Sugar Pine Catering

Photography: Autumn Kern Photography

Venue: River Bend, Lyons, CO

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers


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