Stacy & Mel | August 14th | Silverpick Lodge, Durango
From the bride, Stacey:
We rented out the entire Silverpick Lodge for the weekend and had all our friends and family stay there.
Our ceremony was in the back meadow at Silverpick Lodge with breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain. Music was symphony Led Zeppelin. Guests were taken back to the meadow on an old west stage coach.
I arrived to the ceremony in the Flight For Life Colorado helicopter! We didn’t tell anyone about it ahead of time, so it was a total surprise to all of a sudden have a helicopter landing in the meadow adjacent to the crowd.
Our husky Bart was the ring bearer and he carried the rings down the aisle on a collar around his neck made of flowers and ribbon.
We had a Celtic knot ceremony to tie the knot.
The helicopter represented my modern tastes and fast paced lifestyle while the stagecoach represented Mel’s laid back “old school” tastes. The helicopter is what I do and the stagecoach was so appropriate for the setting.
Dinner at the Sow’s Ear was exquisite with Ribeye steak and Rocky Mountain Trout. The food and desserts were superb! We had big band music during dinner followed by fun dancing after dinner. The dance floor was full and everyone had a blast dancing until after midnight.
Mel made our tiered cupcake display and all the table markers out of wood from our land.
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Photographer: IlluminArts Photography. Amy was incredible to work with! Very friendly, patient, and professional. The pictures are amazing!
Venue: Silverpick Lodge. Breathtaking! Charming, formal, with natural setting. Fabulous food! And service!
DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound. Very friendly, anything I wanted he did, including playing Led Zeppelin for our ceremony!
Florist: April’s Garden. They understood exactly what I wanted and delivered excellent results!
Hair & Makeup: Teagen & Mary Beth from Hair Fusion. They understood exactly what we all wanted and delivered awesome results! Fun and friendly!
Horse drawn Stagecoach: Tom McCarthy; The Hole in the Wall Stables. These guys are the BEST! So professional, patient, and friendly! They were able to keep 4 horses calm around a running helicopter!!!
Honeymoon Location: We rode our Harleys’ all over Utah and Wyoming and spent time at Yellowstone.