A Rustic Elegant Ranch Wedding in Pagosa Springs

From the bride, Juliet:
We wanted to have an elegant wedding that was offset by the rustic elements of getting married on a ranch. We wanted to throw an unforgettable party for our guests – our main concern was their experience and to make it a very personal event to who we are as a couple.


 I arrived in a Cinderella-style horse-drawn carriage. 


The ceremony took place inside the barn’s round pen. We lined the aisles with flower petals and hung bunches of fragrant lavender tied to lambs ear with french ribbon on the chairs. The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to our good friend playing an acoustic guitar and singing “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. I walked down the aisle with my father to “Everyday” by the Dave Matthews Band. My brother-in-law officiated the ceremony. My sister sang “Ave Maria” and two of our friends read the poem “I Carry Your Heart” by E. E. Cummings.

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Our first dance was to Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe.”  Afterward, it was a full force dance party for the rest of the night.  The only break happened when we brought out the sparklers and everyone gathered outside in a circle dancing and twirling their sparklers to U2’s “City of Blinding Lights.”  Toward the end of the night, we served sliders and grilled cheese with shots of tomato soup.


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Photographer: Illuminarts. Creative, personal and great to work with.

Event Planner, Rentals, Carriage: Durango Party Rental. GREAT people to work with good ideas. Krii was our day-of coordinator, she was amazing!



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