A Helicopter Entrance & A Stagecoach Exit

From the bride, Stacey:  We rented out the entire Black Diamond Lodge for the weekend and had all our friends and family stay there.


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Our ceremony was in the back meadow at the lodge with breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain. Guests were taken back to the meadow on an old west stagecoach.


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I arrived to the ceremony in the Flight For Life Colorado helicopter! We didn’t tell anyone about it ahead of time, so it was a total surprise to all of a sudden have a helicopter landing in the meadow adjacent to the crowd.


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Our husky Bart was the ring bearer and he carried the rings down the aisle on a collar around his neck made of flowers and ribbon.


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We had a Celtic knot ceremony to tie the knot.


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The helicopter represented my modern tastes and fast paced lifestyle while the stagecoach represented Mel’s laid back “old school” tastes. The helicopter is what I do and the stagecoach was so appropriate for the setting.


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Dinner at the lodge was exquisite with Ribeye steak and Rocky Mountain Trout. The food and desserts were superb! We had big band music during dinner followed by fun dancing after dinner. The dance floor was full and everyone had a blast dancing until after midnight.


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Mel made our tiered cupcake display and all the table markers out of wood from our land.


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Start early with your planning, it will sneak up on you. Stick to your budget.


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Photographer: Illuminarts. Amy was incredible to work with! Very friendly, patient, and professional. The pictures are amazing!

Venue: The Black Diamond Lodge. Breathtaking! Charming, formal, with natural setting. Fabulous food! And service!

Florist: April’s Garden  //  Hair & Makeup: Teagen & Mary Beth from Hair Fusion  //  Horse drawn Stagecoach: Tom McCarthy

Honeymoon Location: We rode our Harleys’ all over Utah and Wyoming and spent time at Yellowstone.


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