This gorgeous styled shoot showcases a soft and romantic color palette with elegant gold accents set inside an equestrian barn in Savannah, Georgia. Add in a gorgeous bouquet and floral crown sprinkled with a few vintage accents on the farm and you can see why we love this barn elegance meets vintage style for the Durango couple.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Vitor Lindo Photo + Video // Makeup Artist: Beyond Beautiful by Heather // Dress Store: BleuBelle Bridal // Location: Red Gate Farms // Caterer: Thrive Catering // Bakery: Wicked Cakes of Savannah
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
La Plata County fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado
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Elizabeth & Calvin | August 8th | Moab, Utah
From the photographer, Chelsea Dawn Weddings: Family and guests drove and flew in from all parts of the country to hang out for several days at the Whispering Oaks Ranch to trap shoot, four-wheel, and have a good ol’ time celebrating together. The day of the wedding, nearly the entire city lost power, and Elizabeth and her bridesmaids had to high tail it to the other side of Moab to have access to both water and electricity for getting ready. The rest of the evening was filled with love, laughs, and booty-shaking.
We are straying away from Durango this week to share some bridal inspiration from Italy. This Marilyn Monroe styled shoot has us ready to pack our bags for Rome just to grab that short tulle dress and a pair of those ribbon strapped heels. This chic vintage style would look fabulous on a Durango bride… hint, hint.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: White Rabbit Photography // Dress & Shoes: Atelier Matilde // Hair & Makeup Artist: Manuela Melillo Make Up // Bouquet: Trilli e Gingilli // Model: Mary Donoaga // Location: Rome, Italy
Katie & Mike
We chose Durango because we wanted a beautiful Rocky Mountain wedding specifically to capture the golden aspens of September, we also wanted our guests to get to experience some of the best of Colorado! The Durango area also provided both us and our guests the activities that we love to do. Mike was able to mountain bike with the guys at DMR the morning of the wedding, and the day after we got to hike and do some rock climbing. Another big reason was our venue, Silverpick Lodge, which was the perfect place for us, we researched and visited a lot of other venues in the surrounding areas and this one gave us the best feeling that fit who we are as a couple. We really valued the freedom of doing what we wanted for our wedding on our own timeline and having a laid-back atmosphere and Silverpick Lodge delivered just this. Not to mention the space for lodging is awesome, we did a three-day wedding weekend, and almost all our guests were able to stay in the main lodge or the condos on site, it was the best being able to walk down a flight of stairs from the reception to our rooms or to the after party at the outdoor fire pit. Could not be happier with our choice!
I really loved the Durango Weddings Magazine, it made us feel great about our choices. I knew we had picked the right location when I saw all the amazing weddings in the magazine. I remember even mentioning to both my husband and our photographer, that it would be awesome to have our wedding featured in the magazine. It was also nice to have the Durango Weddings Magazine website, it provided more than one magazine could, but there is something to be said about being able to take a physical magazine into your favorite reading chair to look through and get ideas!
Our colors centered around antique blues for glassware and pinks/peaches/creams for the dresses and flowers.
Our ceremony was in a open field along the aspen tree line. My dad walked me down the aisle to a live version of “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. I was awe of the mountain backdrop with the aspen colors. We wrote our own vows. The ceremony only lasted about five minutes, but it fit us perfectly.
My favorite memory was walking/dancing back down the aisle with Mike after the ceremony to a bluegrass version of Led Zeppelins “Whole Lotta’ Love”.
Mike spent 9 months restoring the 1973 International Scout because I had this vision to have it in the wedding, he even let me pick the color to match the wedding. Pulling up with my dad and then leaving with the wedding party in the Scout was a memorable way to enter and exit.
Doing all the decor ourselves also really made the wedding more personal for us, after months of working long hours after work every night making all the details for the decor, it was great to see it all come together that day and in all the pictures (not that I would ever want to do it again!) DIY is time consuming but worth it!
Mike and I attempted to choreograph our dance into the reception, we were half successful, ‘A’ for effort right? But the crowd was so into it! And he didn’t drop me!
Mr Soul Entertainment started the dance party right after the Grand March. All our guests joined right in and we started dancing before dinner for about 3 songs (still daylight out). He played Sweet Caroline, which is a famous song they play at Wisconsin Badger football games and we all formed a circle sang the song and everyone joined in, this was all before dinner even started! The highlight of the night was the karaok. Mr Soul Entertainment passed around a half a dozen microphones while we were dancing and we did at least an hour of singing. The best part is the video that was taken and how terrible we were, but it was so fun and different to have at a wedding.
My advice: Do what you want, it’s your wedding!
Ceremony Site & Lodging: Silverpick Lodge. Chris was great to work with! There are multiple places on the property for a ceremony. We picked the meadow with the amazing mountain backdrop. The rooms at Silverpick Lodge are great, plus there are hot tubs, a fire pit, multiple kitchens, large living space.
Reception Site: Sow’s Ear Restaurant. The chef and restaurant owner George is amazing, besides creating the most amazing food, he really works with you so you get what you want, food was really important and George did not disappoint. I had so many people tell us that it was the best food that they ever had at a wedding. It was seriously so good, we can’t wait to go back and ask if they can make the same thing again for us.
DJ: Mr Soul Entertainment. Book Steve if you like someone who knows how to have a good time!
On a freezing cold day, Christine & Mitch met on the red chair at Castle Mountain, Canada. Three years later, they held their ceremony under the chairlift loading area where they met.
Christine & Mitch | May 23rd | Castle Mountain, Alberta, Canada
From the bride: We met on the red chair at Castle Mountain on a freezing cold day. We were the only two people left on the hill and did a few runs together. Mitch came back the next day and we skied together almost every weekend for the rest of the winter. We moved to Arizona to attend school, then onto Chicago. We legally married at the courthouse last year in Chicago, but because of demands on our time from school we were never able to have a wedding. We finally got the time off and decided to celebrate at the very place that with met, Castle Mountain.
I chose to have a very bright bouquet to stand out against the natural background.
We held our ceremony under the chairlift loading area where we met. We had a close friend officiate and chose the words that we wanted him to say ourselves. My favorite part was our daughter and dog running around us the entire time.
I made the cake toppers to look like our family out of clay.
After dinner, we had our first dance outside on the grass and then everyone changed into comfy cloths and we had a big bonfire and dancing.
From the bride, Carrie: My favorite things and my family were my inspiration for our wedding. I wanted romantic country chic with a navy blue, mint green, and light coral color palette. I brought in furniture and items that belonged to special people in my life like my mother, grandmother, and great grandmothers.
I made the centerpieces, all of the signs, a kid’s table and candy table and the jam party favors. We had my great grandmother’s dresser as a guest book and gift table and my great grandmother’s hutch as a favor table. The guest tables had burlap table cloths, white lanterns, and assorted decorative bottles with flowers in them.
My advice: Make sure that the wedding and all of the details are what you want. Have fun with DIY and don’t worry about the small stuff. Let your family be involved if they want to be, they might appreciate you thinking of them. If you hire a wedding planner, let the planner do the whole wedding. Don’t do part DIY and part wedding planner.
Photographer: Shutterfreek // Guest Lodging: Sky Ute Casino // Rentals: Pine Valley Rentals // Event Design: Celebrations // Flowers: Amy Florez, A Design // Hair & Makeup: Taren Schmida, Incognito Salon // Venue: Fox Fire Farms