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Styled Shoot: Rose Quartz Chic

Rose quartz is considered the “love” stone for the ages. It vibrates of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing. Its energy is powerful and resonates with heart chakra. It gives a soothing vibration that bestows a peaceful and calming sense. When held in a hand it will enhance the use of positive affirmations.

SilverSparrow0101 The bride’s bouquet is a lush and luxurious mix of greens, roses, sweet peas, dahlias, and stock. It was designed to be a natural airy feel.
Styled Shoot: Rose Quartz ChicThe bride’s gown has an illusion lace back, sequin and seeded pearl lace straps to a sweetheart bust line. The body of the gown is scattered sequin and seeded pearl lace appliques on shimmery tulle flowing to a kick front skirt with a chapel train.
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The reception area is set with a mix of table sizes from rounds to white-washed farm tables. The round tables have a rose gold crush overlay with a silver candelabra with lush floral arrangements.

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The chair tie is a golden radiance shimmery tie.

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The farm tables have a rose gold crush runner that has deeper pink tones with the rose gold feel. On top of the runner, white washed metal candle lanterns with lush greenery and roses scattered with natural rose quartz stones.

Styled Shoot: Rose Quartz Chic

The place setting is a Saturn gold rim charger with savannah cream china and savoy gold flatware. The napkin is a rose quartz pink silk satin with a piece of natural rose quartz.

Styled Shoot: Rose Quartz ChicThe cake is painted in a shimmery rose.
Styled Shoot: Rose Quartz ChicThe signature drink is a cotton candy martini.
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Photographer:  Silver Sparrow Photography  //  Event Planner: Wendie Bass  //  Design and Decor: Highlights Colorado and Candlelight Ambiance  //  Invitation Designer: Ella Vine & Co  //  Floral Designer: The Fresh Flower Market  //  Linens and Coverings: Allwell Rents Co  //  Bakery: Cupcake Libations  //  Dress Store: Brilliant Bridal  //  Beauty: Chloe Paige Beauty  // Makeup Artist: Magnifica Bella  //  Jewelry: Master Jewelers   //  Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: J. Hilburn Custom Menswear  //  Venue: Church Ranch Event Center

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Magazine Sneak Peek: Pretty in Pink

As we count down the days until the release of the 2016 issue, we’ll be sharing snippets of the 25 weddings featured in this stunning new issue.  Pre-order a copy HERE or grab a free copy at the Durango Wedding Expo next Saturday!

First up is the wedding from IlluminArts Photography that graces the cover. This pretty pink celebration at Ridgewood Event Center is filled with handmade details we can’t wait to share. Here are a few teaser images we couldn’t fit in the magazine spread.

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Order the 2016 issue HERE!

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A Vintage Wedding in Pagosa

Carrie & Cade   |   June 13, 2015   |   Pagosa Springs, Colorado

From the bride: I love lace and pearls and wanted a classic vintage feel, something timeless for our wedding day with a blush, champagne, gold and neutral color palette.

 My brother built our wedding arbor. One of our best friends, who was a part of us meeting, married us. 

Dinner was inside the grand living room, which was completely transformed into a vintage romantic dream and accommodated 67 people for our sit down dinner. Each table had roses and peonies, gold accents, candles and lace.

We wanted an eclectic collection of vintage china on the tables, so we started shopping at second hand stores a year before our wedding date. We used my grandmother’s vintage cloth napkins at each table setting.  For our favors, I  made all natural vanilla soy candles.

We were very involved in the planning of our food and dessert table. We are vegetarian and love sweets. Everything had to vegetarian, egg free and we also wanted gluten free options for a few of our friends. We wanted everyone to be able to eat whatever they saw no matter their diet restrictions.

There was a moment, Cade and I sat back in our chairs and just took everyone/thing in. Our guests were eating, laughing and enjoying themselves. The décor was beautiful and everything we hoped for. We were married and surrounded by the people we love and care about most.

Looking back, I hated when it was all over. The whole day and weekend went by way too fast. I loved all the food. I loved seeing our family and friends all together in one place. I hated the feeling of not having enough time to sit and talk with everyone there for more than a few moments. But, so happy we planned a weekend full of events leading up to the big day, which gave us more time with everyone. 

My advice: Pre-marital counseling was something we both wanted to do and it was great. We learned more about each other and also confirmed things we already knew. We learned new skills and techniques that will help arm us for a long successful marriage. I would recommend it for ANYONE who is engaged. My other advice is no one tells you just how long, hard and emotional planning a wedding can be. Everyone says enjoy it! No matter if you are paying for it yourself or you have help, you deal with so many people, so many opinions and so many personalities, it’s tough. You love everyone but at the end of the day, you have to make the top priority about you and your fiancé. After all is said and done, it’s your day together and it should be exactly the way you two see it, not everyone else.

Event Planner: Many Winn, Celebrations // Photographer: Rachael Kruse // Caterer: Degelman’s Classic Catering  // Cake: The Yellow Carrot  // DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound // Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Aukerman // Venue: Keyah Grande

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