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A Country Wedding at LePlatt’s Pond

Michelle & Travis | June 14, 2014

From the bride: Travis & I were raised in the country and around hunting so we wanted an outdoor country wedding with camo flair.

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The most memorable moment for me was walking around the last row of chairs and starting down the aisle with my dad. Once I saw Travis, I stopped shaking and I could breathe.

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We got down the aisle and as my dad gave my hand to Travis I saw tears in Travis’ eyes! That is an image that will always stick with me since Travis is not very emotional and he told me time and time again that he would not cry.

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Our ceremony was short and sweet. The actual ceremony maybe lasted three minutes.

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 The reception was a down-home country party with our closest family and friends. Everything was perfect; the food, the band, the décor, and our cake. We would not have changed one thing about the reception.

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Travis and I danced to “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton. We have danced together a million times, but this one was by far the best dance we have ever danced together. It was like nobody was there except him and I, it was magical!

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 I danced with my dad to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, and it was definitely a tear jerker. I had to keep a conversation going with my dad so I didn’t start bawling! At the end of the song, that was no longer an option. He gave me a hug and the tears started flowing.

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My advice: Enjoy EVERY minute of it! It flies by! I never believed this when people would tell me that and it definitely is true. I was so bummed by how fast our wedding day went by!

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Michelle’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: LEPLATT’S POND. Perfect. Gorgeous views and we got to have the  outdoor wedding we wanted. Krii helped me make decisions throughout the planning process and would suggest different things to make it easier. She also did the day of coordination and that definitely helped things go a lot smoother.

Photographer: ILLUMINARTS PHOTOGRAPHY {more info}: They are thorough and very good at what they do.

Tent, Linens, Chairs, Tables, Dance Floor: : DURANGO PARTY RENTAL {more infoworked with us and helped us decide what we needed for our outdoor wedding.

Rehearsal Dinner Location: SKY UTE CASINO {more info}

Flowers: April’s Garden //  Band: The High Rollers //  Hair & Makeup: Hair Fusion

Honeymoon Location: St. Lucia

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A Fun Celebration at Fox Fire Farms

Aspen & Manny  |  June 7, 2014

From the bride: Our wedding was very elegant and upbeat with a light pink, silver, and white color palette. Manny and I created and designed everything ourselves.

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My favorite part and the highlight of our wedding was a baby deer that showed up to enjoy the day with all of our guests! I lost my dad in December 2013 unexpectedly, which of course was so heartbreaking that he physically couldn’t be at the wedding. I was talking with our family and the deer walked up to me. When I looked at the deer he had the bluest eyes, which reminded me of my father. I knelt down and stuck my hand out to the deer. I had my dog Alvin in my hand and the deer just stared at both of us wagging his tail. I have never seen a deer be so docile and loving.

A Wedding Celebration at Fox Fire FarmsDuring the toasts, this beautiful deer comes strolling into our tent walking inside checking everything out. Throughout the night the deer mingled with everyone and almost every guest got to pet the deer. A couple days after the wedding I found out that the deer was not a pet of Fox Fire Farms, in fact no one had seen the deer until our wedding day and it hadn’t left since.  A Wedding Celebration at Fox Fire Farms

My Advice: You have to do it all together. It will mean so much more in the end! I would definitely recommend a band and DJ at wedding. Gives the reception great flavor!

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Aspen’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: FOX FIRE FARMS {more info}. The views and energy are absolutely breathtaking and the staff is extremely helpful and take care of everything so you can enjoy your day!

Tent & Pink Table Runners: Durango Party Rental {more info}

DJ: Durango DJ & Audio {more info}. Ken Brott was wonderful to work with.

Photo Booth: Lamp House Photobooth {more info}. All our guest enjoyed the Photo Booth and it really added to the excitement of the reception!

Guest Lodging & Rehearsal Dinner: Sky Ute Casino {more info}. They were great!

Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography. She is the best and such a joy to work with.

Caterer: Hot Tomatoes. OMG yummy!!! Anything you want they can make it. Great advice on what works well taste and presentation wise. Ken and Robin are a joy to work with. All of our guests loved the food.

Band: Hello Doll Face. They were a huge highlight to our wedding.

Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal. Lots of options and you can customize what you want. Also if you have your wedding party in different states they can just go to their local store. Makes life easier!

Hair Stylist: Heather Chapman! There is no one else like her in the area. She has an eye for what looks good!

Men’s Wear: The guys bought suits at JC Penney for about the same cost of renting and now they own them for future use.

Florist: Igncaio Floral.

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