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A Simple Fall Wedding at DMR

Shela & Doug | October 4th | Durango Mountain Resort

From the bride: We just kept our day simple and relaxed. There were some wedding traditions we followed, but not many.  Our wedding day was a BEAUTIFUL sunny day. The aspen leaves were changing, lots of beautiful colors, we couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop.

A Simple Fall Wedding at DMR

A Simple Fall Wedding at DMR A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

I spent more on my dress than planned, but it was exactly what I wanted and I loved it. Food and alcohol were probably the most expensive items, but it was great having a venue where it was all taken care of. We didn’t have to worry about set up, clean up or anything in between.

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My amazing cousin, Nicole, made cookies that we put in bags with a cute sticker for favors.  They were delicious.

A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

We went with 5 different cakes instead of one big tiered cake.

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ADVICE: Have fun and do what you want to do for your wedding, after all, it is your day.

A Simple Fall Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

Shela’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

VENUE, CATERER, LODGING: Durango Mountain Resort {more info}. We chose DMR for the beautiful view up at Dantes. Also, we wanted somewhere that had lodging because we had so many people coming from out of town. The ceremony site with the beautiful mountains in the background cannot be compared. Dante’s was perfect for us.  No traveling between the ceremony and reception since it is right there.  They set up and clean up, which was awesome.  The food was delicious and the staff was courteous and friendly. Sara Bath, the wedding coordinator, was so easy to work with and very helpful.

CAKES: Skillfully Decadent Desserts {more info}.  Jocelyn did an amazing job.  The cakes were beautiful and delicious.  She was so easy to work with and I am so happy that we had her make our cakes. 

Photographer: Kelly Miranda //  Wedding Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero  //  Boots: Tony Lama boots from Kelly’s Cowboy Company // Groom’s attire: Sheplers and ties from The Tiebar

Honeymoon Location: Telluride, a beautiful fall destination.

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Handmade & Full of Love at Ridgewood

Michelle & Michael  |  October 4th  |  Ridgewood Event Center

From the bride: My wedding day was simple, rustic, beautiful, and full of love. I wanted to make everyone feel the simplicity of the location, not over do it with decorations, and really be able to appreciate the beauty of it. I also felt this was a way to really highlight our feelings for each other, and make our guests, known and unknown, feel a connection to us and to each other. Although I was nervous, it was the easiest day of my life. Everything was perfect. Every detail was handmade, which really made my us appreciate our wedding more.

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RECOMMENDED VENDORS

All of our vendors were so helpful and cheery. It definitely made our wedding go smoothly.

Venue & Lodging: RIDGEWOOD EVENT CENTER . I would definitely recommend Blue Lake, the event center and the bed & breakfast. The staff was very helpful and it’s absolutely beautiful.

Photographer: SHUTTERFREEK. Our pictures turned out PERFECT and the photographers made us feel comfortable and like a part of their family.

Photo Booth: DURANGO PHOTOFUN.  Having a photo booth at the wedding was so much fun! The guests loved it and were in it non-stop all night.

DJ: Mr. Soul Entertainment was awesome in coordinating the flow of our wedding. He helped to move things along and worked well with us and our music requests.

Caterer & Cake: The Yellow Carrot

Liquor: Star Liquors provided our alcohol, worked with us constantly on drink ideas, and even gave us a contact for a bartender that did AWESOME.

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A Perfect Day at LePlatt’s Pond

Mackenzie & Ethan | June 14th | LePlatt’s Pond

From the bride: My wedding day was basically all and more than I could have ever wanted. The day ended up being perfect despite the prior week and morning of rain, which in the end made the day all the more beautiful. From the mimosas in the bridal suite, to the sparkler send off at the end, I could not have asked for a better day.

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 During the ceremony, we really wanted the focus to be on God and how our relationship could only last as long as we kept him in the center of the marriage. 

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Mackenzie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

VENUE: LePlatt’s Pond {more info}. With Krii’s help, the night went off without a hitch and all I had to worry about was me and my new husband.  I could not ask for a better venue or a better staff to help make my perfect day come to life.

Photographer: Jayne Marie Photography  //  Flowers: The Wildflower Pagosa  //  Caterer: Smoke Ring BBQ

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