I’ve absolutely fallen for the stunning views in today’s Colorado mountain wedding from Green Blossom Photography. I can’t think of a prettier location to get married than a barn nestled in the lush green mountains. Of course I’m also loving the bride’s stunning lace gown and the cute tulle bridesmaids’ skirts!
When planning our wedding, the style was much more important to us than the colors or theme. We didn’t hold ourselves to a color scheme, nor a theme like ‘classic’ or ‘natural’. We chose things that evoked emotion in us, and as a result ended up with a garden-party/vintage/bohemian feel that, although very eclectic (and maybe a little inconsistent) really reflected our relationship. The only requirement we held in regards to color was to incorporate many different soft hues, to maintain the ‘sweet’ feel we were looking for.
We had to have some Italian Wedding Cookies, prepared with love from Dominic’s Aunt. It was a tradition we could not do without! She also gave Sarah a beautiful white and gold rosary, which she wore during the ceremony. The handkerchief I carried around my flowers was hand-made by Dominic’s great grandmother.
The mountains were an obvious choice for us. We wanted something that felt like a retreat to our guests, and that emphasized the ethereal parts of life and love. Therefore, we had to get away from the city buzz. Although hesitant at first, after seeing the barn, it was an easy choice for Dominic. We wanted to feel undistracted, surrounded by spiritual beauty, and far away from the busy parts of life. It was important to us that our guests, not only enjoy a pretty place, but feel at peace to reflect upon their own love and relationships. We will remember, more than anything, the stunning mountains and quiet sounds of nature in the background of our ceremony.
My favorite part of the day was the vows. It’s so cheesy, but all the little details and distractions really faded away, and we could focus on the real reason we were there! I definitely recommend writing your own, it’s amazing!
We handmade the cones which held the tossing flowers, as well as all of our save the dates, invitations and thank you notes (talk about saving money!) Most importantly, the stunning doorway which served as an entry to our ceremony was hand-made by Dominic’s father. We used these in both the engagement photos and the ceremony. It was sort of an extended metaphor for stepping into our new lives.
Photography | Green Blossom Photography | Venue | Deer Creek Valley Ranch | Planner | Good Ol’-Fashioned Party | Florist | Bella Calla | Cake & Desserts | Tee and Cakes | Catering | Tony Rosacci’s Fine Catering | Rentals | Event Rents | Gown | custom D’Lola Couture from The Wedding Seamstress | Jewelry | Glitz & Love | Bridesmaid Skirts | Windsor | Hair | Jacob Anthony’s Hair Studio | Makeup | Pretty Bride Shop | Videography | Dannon Nicks | Entertainment | Encore Events and Entertainment | Transportation | Moonlight Carriage Company
I have fallen so hard for this gorgeous plantation wedding shoot from Ava Moore Photography. It is pretty much the southern wedding of my dreams. The giant pink peonies and lush floral arrangements have me obsessed. And the biscuit place settings? So genius and too adorable (not to mention yummy!) for words!
Photography | Ava Moore Photography | Venue | McLeod Plantation | Planner | Teleios Events | Florals | WildFlowers Inc. | Cake | Cakes by Kasarda | Paper Goods | Dodeline Design | Rentals | EventHaus Rentals | Linens | Connie Duglin Linen Charleston | Details | B Wed Designs | Caterer | Duvall Catering | Dress | Gown Boutique of Charleston | Bridesmaid Dresses | Nouvelle Amsale | Makeup | Bonnie Jean Beauty | Hair | Brittany Joyner | Groomswear | JoS. A. Bank
Sharing this sweet and southern Virginia farm wedding from Natural Bliss Photography. I love their handmade jams that doubled as escort cards and favors!
Our wedding was held on a goat farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Luray, Virginia. We wanted something relaxed but also something very beautiful. We found Khimaira online and because of the price, we decided to check it out. It was the only place we looked at because we fell in love with it immediately. Linda (the owner and extraordinaire) helped us with everything. Her and her staff knew exactly what to do and made it so easy for us.
My mother gave me a bracelet that was my father’s grandmothers. It was my “something old, borrowed and blue.” I had never seen it until a few days before the wedding and I fell in love with it. I also wore a necklace Bobby had given me when we first started dating, over 10 years ago. That was also my “something old.”
After being in and attending other weddings, we knew what to do and what not to do. The most important thing to us on our wedding day is that we wanted everyone to have an awesome time. That meant good food, good music and good drinks.
We wanted our colors and style to be classy, elegant and whimsical. Pink and grey are very popular wedding colors but there is a reason for that, they are gorgeous together. After figuring out the color scheme, the rest fell into place.
We have a couple of DIY details on our wedding day. First off, we created the invitations and programs through Zazzle.com. We put together the program fans with the handles and tied each piece of twine on them. We also created signs for our chair which read, “Jersey Strong” and “Delaware Made.” The last but best DIY project we did together were the “Thank You” gifts. They were jars of homemade strawberry jam that we made with strawberries that we picked down in Georgia, where we currently live. These small details really made it special to us and our guests.
Our favorite part of the day was seeing all of our friends and family who came to celebrate our new adventure. They came far and wide to join us and we couldn’t have be more grateful. There was also an amazing firefly show in the fields at night which was mind blowing :)
Photography | Natural Bliss Photography | Venue | Khimaira Farm | Florals | Vivian’s Flower Shop | Cake & Desserts | Main Street Bakery and Bijou’s Sweet Treats | Catering | Valley Pig Pickin’ | Video | Whiddon Productions | Dress | BHLDN | Hair | Megan Wilson & Brandon Wells | Makeup | Teresa Hull | Groomswear | J.Crew | Entertainment | Bellevue Rhythmaires | Transportation | Richard’s Bus Line, Inc.