Erica & Morgan | September 3, 2017
From the bride: I wanted a big elegant mountain wedding, he wanted a backyard wedding. So we came up with a big campout wedding.
April’s Garden beautifully dressed the arbor in flowers and lined the walkway with Eucalyptus.
We held the ceremony in a meadow off of Old Lime Creek Road. We had all our guests standing, since it was going to be a short ceremony. It rained for 30 minutes as everyone was arriving, but then 10 minutes before I was to go down the aisle, the sun came out and it made for a picturesque ceremony with the shining mountains as the backdrop.
We held the reception at Chris Park campground. This was the perfect spot for our campout wedding. It has a beautiful pavilion with picnic tables for 152 people. A private location that everyone could access and a big fire pit and outside game areas.
We served blueberry cake doughnuts.
I loved having most of our guests staying at the campsite so they could really relax and enjoy themselves all night.
Looking back, I would have hired a wedding planner sooner! We could not have done it without our wedding coordinator.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Planning Resource: The Durango Weddings Magazine helped me pick my vendors, like April’s Garden and helped me see the latest trends in the Durango area for weddings. I sent the Magazine to my family and friends helping me with the wedding to see ideas I was wanting for my wedding. I also got a lot of inspiration for things at the Durango Wedding Expo and I found my photographer, Jenne Anne who helped me set up my whole wedding.
Flowers: April’s Garden. They exceeded my expectation! Colleen was a huge help.
Photographer: Jenne Anne Photography | Rehearsal chairs & tables: Durango Party Rental | Event Planner: The Day Of | Caterer: Serious Texas BBQ | Liquor: Star Liquors Durango | Rings: Old Gold Jewelry | Doughnuts: Doughworks | Guest Lodging: camping and Purgatory Resort | Wedding Gown Designer: Maggio Sottero | Bridesmaid Dresses: 100 way dress from Lulus | Hair & Makeup: Taren Schmida | Men’s Wear: Ralph Lauren | Bowties & Suspenders: The Tie Bar
Honeymoon Location: Bali, Indonesia