I really appreciate a well done wedding theme, and it’s even better when a couple really puts their lives and personalities into a theme, making it uniquely theirs. Stephanie and Cory did just that, incorporating a subtle travel theme without overwhelming their guests with details that weren’t really related to them. In addition to that, their unique bridal party attire really makes this wedding stand out: Two-tone dresses for the bridesmaids and earthy feeling bouquets, and bow-ties and dapper hats for the groomsmen. All of this gives the wedding a laid-back, personal feel, which is so refreshing.
From the Photographer:
Stephanie and Cory wanted to add in decor and flavors from each phase of their lives together; Colorado (where Stephanie is from), California (where they currently live) and finally Thailand (home of their favorite food). They have traveled around the world throughout their relationship and wanted to include a “travel theme” without incorporating the traditional decor and inclusions that you think of with travel themed weddings. Since Stephanie is an interior designer and Cory is a landscape architect, they were able to do this through DIY centerpieces, organic and eco-friendly decorations, plus handmade truffles from the bride.
When I first stepped foot into Colorado almost seven years ago, I knew I had to call it home. See, I grew up in Florida and beaches are nice and all, but seeing snow-topped peaks, and trees that turned amazing hues of red and orange and yellow and other colors I can’t even put words to, won my heart in a millisecond. I was hooked! I think that it is this natural beauty that makes this landlocked region an amazing location for not only weddings, but intimate honeymoon getaways! Doesn’t just sounds so romantic waking up to freshly fallen snow softly blanketing everything outside while sitting by a fire snuggled up to someone special. A really great way to experience that is through some of the Front Range’s amazingly cozy and romantic bed and breakfasts. But these aren’t your typical bed and breakfasts with lace, your grandmother’s antiques and those creepy dolls that seem to stare you at you no matter where you go in the room. These B&Bs offer a timeless, yet modern, feel with all the luxurious amenities, décor and more that you’d get at any other city hotel or resort. We’ve collected a few of our favorites tucked into the corners of the Front Range.
Arrowhead Manor is a luxury bed and breakfast in Morrison, Colorado, near Denver. It offers incredible mountain views private balconies, luxury linens and modern meets antique décor.
The Highland Haven Creekside Inn can be found in Evergreen, Colorado, and offers a modern touch to the typical bed and breakfast experience. You’ll find warm woods, private entries, and a sleek, modern aesthetic in the guest suites and common areas. Plus who could resist an inn that serves Romance welcome packages, including one with champagne and a “Cuddle Blanket”?
For the still urban loving couple looking for a unique place to stay, The Queen Anne Urban Bed and Breakfast offers sleek décor and an urban oasis in the heart of Downtown Denver married with historic architecture.
Queen Anne Urban Bed & Breakfast
I just spent a long weekend in Steamboat Springs visiting with my best friend and her family. A weekend in the mountains full of nature and beautiful scenery. And, it had me thinking about how Colorado really has some of the most beautiful backdrops. And, every time I catch a glimpse of a mountain wedding, my heart flutters. Because not only is this couple taking a big leap toward their next life chapter, but they get to do it in front of friends and family in the heart of all that nature has to offer.
Lauren Brimhall Photography
From the Bride:
We always knew we wanted to get married in the mountains. Having spent many summers in Gunnison county, we were drawn to Crested Butte and its laid back, rustic charm. We were traveling in Massachusetts, celebrating the start of our final year of medical school, when Tyler proposed. The wedding planning started shortly thereafter, and my mother Nancy acted as our wedding planner. We had one year, and Nancy turned our wedding dreams into realities. For our rehearsal dinner, we floated down the Gunnison River to one of our very favorite restaurants. Our wedding day was magical! Incredible weather, beautiful scenery, being surrounded by loved ones, and getting to marry your best friend. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day!
Reception Venue: The Club at Crested Butte | Photographer: Lauren Brimhall Photography | Wedding Gown: Nolte’s Bridal | Tuxedos: The Toggery | Stationery: Statements | Make-up: Metamorphosis Salon & Spa | Hair Stylist: Eleve Salon | Nails: CB Hand and Foot Care | DJ/Ceremony Guitarist: Ryan Herr | Florist: Misty Mountain Floral | Cake: Connie Guerrieri | Shuttle: Alpine Express Charter
Happy Friday the 13th!
In light of the apparent snow in the forecast in Denver for this weekend, a fun, snowy engagement session from Kara Pearson.
Kara Pearson Photography
From the photographer, Kara:
Carly and Ilan wanted a snow engagement shoot so bad. We set the date for the shoot a few weeks ahead of schedule. We hadn’t been getting any snow – it was dry as a bone – and they were kind of bummed. Then an hour before the shoot was scheduled it started snowing like crazy. What perfect timing!