Country Rustic at Cascade Village by Shutterfreek

From the bride, Kimberlie:
Josh and I both love fall in Colorado so that was my number one inspiration. We also both came from small country towns in Kansas, so I knew I wanted to keep decorations simple and true to us. We used a lot of mason jars, twine, burlap, lace, and of course we incorporated our cowboy boots!

Country Rustic at Cascade Village by Shutterfreek

Josh and I carved our initials into an aspen tree when we first started dating and that has been our “special” tree.  We wanted to incorporate our initials and the aspen “rustic” feel into the entire wedding, which we did.  I am also a librarian, so my save-the-dates were library cards. 

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Country Rustic at Cascade Village by ShutterfreekI wanted our ceremony to be very intimate and it was!  I couldn’t have asked for a better day. 

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Instead of a unity candle, we literally tied a knot known as the fisherman’s knot.  The story behind the knot is once it’s tied, it will only become stronger in time and will wither away before it can be untied.  I really struggled with my part of the knot during the ceremony, which brought a lot of laughs. 

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We put lace and burlap on over 50 mason jars and my mom made L-O-V-E wine bottles.

Country Rustic Durango Wedding at Cascade Village by Shutterfreek

My advice: It’s so easy to get completely wrapped up in wedding planning and all the details.  As hard as it is, don’t stress and go with your gut instinct.  Once I saw the flowers or invitations I wanted, I didn’t sit and compare them to 50 others, I went with my first instinct.  It’s easy to go along with what others want, but remember it’s your day.   

Country Rustic Durango Wedding at Cascade Village by Shutterfreek

The Wedding Team:  Photography: Shutterfreek  |  Venue: Cascade Village

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