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Durango Wedding Expo: T-3 Months!

Be inspired at the 15th annual Durango Wedding Expo.  View the hottest wedding trends of 2016, sample mouth-watering food and cake, attend planning seminars, learn all about Durango’s amazing venue options, meet with local photographers, DJs, videographers and more.

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BE INSPIRED!

Saturday, January 16, 2016
La Plata County fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

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Wedding Style: Colorado Ranch Elegance

Rich gold glass accents, beautiful florals in blush pink and a gold embellished cake compliment the rustic feel of this Colorado ranch and is a wonderful example of how to bring elegance, romance and sophistication to a rustic venue.

Photography by Chris Loring Photography

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Casual & Fun at Ridgewood Event Center

There were lots of heel clicks, Lion King songs, funky socks and laughter at this Durango wedding. Claire and Marcus are avid backpackers so they chose to incorporate their beloved Nalgene bottles and backpacks in their photos with adorable signs that said “Just Married”.

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Marcus gave each of his friends a pair of funky socks to wear. As he gave each guy the pair of socks, he told a story about their friendship that coincided with what was on the socks.

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For their guestbook, a friend painted a tree on a canvas for their guests to sign and add a fingerprint. The couple plans to hang the art piece in their home.

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The couple had their own version of Cards Against Humanity made specifically for them, which they called Cards Against Newlyweds. Each card contained funny stories and facts about the couple, which their guests used to play the game.

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THE VENDOR TEAM

Venue: RIDGEWOOD EVENT CENTER  |  Caterer: DURANGOURMET  |  Photographer: Kelly Miranda Photography  |  Hair & Makeup: Lemon Head Hair Salon

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Durango Wedding Expo: T-3.5 Months!

There’s so much to see and do at the 15th annual Durango Wedding Expo!

View the hottest wedding trends of 2016, sample mouth-watering food and cake, attend planning seminars, learn all about Durango’s amazing venue options, meet with local photographers, DJs, videographers and more. It’s the one show you MUST attend!

 

 

BE INSPIRED!

Saturday, January 16, 2016
La Plata County fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

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A Ceremony in the Rain

From the bride, Stephanie: We wanted a wedding that was casual, fun, and not too stuffy. We wanted our style to mimic our personal lifestyle. It was important to have something small so total guest count was just 60. Justin grew up in Durango and we both love the mountains so a destination wedding in Durango was an easy choice for us.

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We held our ceremony in the meadow at Silverpick Lodge surrounded by aspen trees and a beautiful mountain backdrop.

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A few minutes into the ceremony it began to drizzle.  The rain got progressively worse and became a downpour. Everyone got drenched but no one moved…they accepted they would be soaked and just enjoyed the ceremony.

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I loved our kiss in the rain.

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The décor was simple black and white with a pop of color. Our pots for the centerpieces were hand painted by a family friend.

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My favorite detail was the Mr. and Mrs. sign for the sweetheart table. It was handmade from an aspen log that we found in Durango the first time we visited.

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Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue, Food & Lodging: Ceremony Site: Silverpick Lodge. They made the whole weekend so easy. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the décor was perfect. Plus, it was so convenient to have the ceremony, reception and lodging all in one place.

Photographer & Photo booth: Shutterfreek. The photo booth was a great addition. Everyone has so much fun!

Honeymoon Location: South Africa and Zimbabwe. Safari, wine country and beach/whale watching. Amazing!

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Country Fun at Ridgewood

From the bride, Kari: We wanted our wedding day to be laid back and fun for all.

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 We held our ceremony outside facing the beautiful La Plata Mountains.

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 The photo booth by Shutterfreek was a huge hit. We all loved it and the pictures afterward were so fun.

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 Looking back, I would have started the wedding a little earlier to give ourselves more time.  

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My advice: Don’t get too tied up in planning that you forget to enjoy it. Don’t expect everything to go perfect. Decide what parts are most important to you and focus on that and relax on the rest.

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 Kari’s RECOMMENDED VENDOR

Photographer, Video + Photo booth: SHUTTERFREEKThey did an amazing job on the pictures. The photo booth was so much fun and they were helpful the whole way through the wedding. Katie was like having a friend with me and I had just met her. She also helped me with a timeline of when we should do things like the first dance and bouquet toss. And they were all so nice to everyone. A complete joy to share our day with.Save

 

Durango Wedding Expo: T-4 Months!

Meet the Best in the Biz at the 15th annual Durango Wedding Expo!  We’ve gathered Durango’s most sought-after wedding professionals.  If you seek top-notch service, creativity and a stress free wedding day, this is the group you’ll want by your side!

Durango Wedding Expo

Saturday, January 16, 2016
La Plata County fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

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Cruising to Durango to Get Married

From the bride, Kelly: We asked our guests to bring their motorcycles out to Durango because we knew they had no idea of the beautiful scenery they would experience. The day prior to the wedding, we all rode the Million Dollar Highway to Telluride and, needless to say, they all loved the area and want to come back to Durango.

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Our decor was simple and romantic with lots of candles and a soft color palette of gold, champagne and Tiffany blue.

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I wore a Sottero and Midgley dress.

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I walked don the aisle to “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison.  My two-year-old son gave me away. The ceremony was very intimate with just close friends and family.  My favorite memory was the smile Jeff had on his face the entire time.

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The reception was very relaxed. No cake cutting, special dances or bouquet/garter toss – just great friends and great food and music.

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My advice: Enjoy the time, enjoy the day. Don’t stress about the details. What is important is that you are getting married!

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Kelly’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Illuminarts. Drew was so very patient and so very, very helpful.

Venue: River Bend Ranch Durango. Gorgeous setting and very accommodating!

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Durango Wedding Expo: T-5 Months!

Surround yourself in luxury, the 15th annual Durango Wedding Expo will be like no other!

Saturday, January 16, 2016
La Plata County fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

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VENDORS: Now accepting a limited number of exhibitors, call (970) 882-3049 or debbie@durangoweddingsmagazine.com for an application.

 

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