A Magical Mountain Wedding

From the bride, Stephanie: THE INSPIRATION We were fully inspired by the mountains! We love being deep in the woods and wanted to share that magical experience with our guests! Our colors were navy blue and tan, and our decor was a lot of wood pieces and candles, creating the romantic woodland fairytale we envisioned.…

A Scottish Party in the Mountains

Gretchen & Duncan  |  September 6th  |  Steamboat Springs, Colorado From the bride: We wanted a Colorado casual, welcoming and fun wedding day!  Our inspiration came from the groom’s Scottish roots and the wedding locations. The weather was somehow perfectly glorious, like that moment with the sun rays in the beginning of the Lion King…

Peacock Chic at Purg

Peacock Chic at Purg

From the bride, Alyssa: I have lived in Farmington most of my life, but I always knew I would get married in Durango. Our dachshund wore a wedding dress made from scraps of my reception dress. Our theme/color palette was peacock. Everything was color-coordinated, font-coordinated, and theme-coordinated. We made sure there was a personal touch on…

Train, engineer wedding in Durango

From the Magazine: Engineers Unite

 This pair of engineers from Chicago self described as nerdy hippies who love the outdoors and any engine with moving parts chose Durango for their destination wedding. Rather than plan a traditional wedding they decided to build their wedding from scratch with their own meanings and goals representing their partnership. They approached planning their wedding…

Mancos, Colorado wedding

From the Magazine: A Sci Fi Romance

From the couple, Ou & Lance: We chose Durango for our destination wedding because the area is very beautiful and mountainous, and it was important to us to hold the wedding outside and to incorporate the environment as a backdrop. We composed the ceremony script ourselves, with the wording inspired by Ancient Greek ritual, Vulcan…

Casual in Durango

From the bride, Erin: Our wedding was low key and casual. Everything was custom and personal to us. It was the perfect day filled with family, friends, good food, good music and great moments. We had a Celtic hand tying ritual and a Jewish blessing. My advice: 1. You are throwing one big party. Make…

Simple & Sassy at Ridgewood Event Center

From the bride, Ashley:  Our wedding was simple yet elegant, sassy yet classy, with a sky blue and ivory color palette. Cory and I had decided not to see each other before the wedding, so having to wait in the little back room at Blue Lake was really nerve racking.  I had no idea who…

A Tribute to Scottish Heritage

From the bride, Teresa: Family was our theme; he’s Scottish, I’m English, so we incorporated as much of each as we could.  Our color palette was hunter, navy, gold and red – the colors of the family plaid and crest.  We chose to marry at the historic mining lodge, amazing location than the Eureka Lodge…

Spring in the Rockies

Photography by Carol Cardwell Photography From the bride, Heather: We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting with the Mountains, the Lake, family, friends and a big rainbow. Vallecito Lake has always been a special place for the two of us (we spent our first camping trip there). It was also the perfect compromise. I…

Under the Pines With Personal Touches

Photography by IlluminArts Photography From the bride, Reagan: Our ceremony was held at my family’s cabin, just south of Vallecito lake.  My late grandfather and father built the log cabin in 1960 and it’s been a beloved family getaway ever since. We were married under the tall pine trees on the river, next to the…

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