A Simple & Casual Wedding at The Powerhouse

Alexis & Sawyer  | September 16th

 

From the couple…

This was a destination wedding. We met at FLC in 2014 and decided to return to Durango.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

 

THE VENUE

We chose The Powerhouse for its beautiful surroundings, proximity to downtown, and outdoor space. The science museum was the cherry on top!

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

FIRST LOOK

It was a sweet, informal moment that allowed us to shake some of the nerves and formality off before the ceremony itself.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

THE CEREMONY

We held an outdoor ceremony at The Powerhouse.  Our ceremony was secular and included personal quotes and vows. We had our mothers speak during the ceremony – this is a highlight that we share. Another important highlight for us was sharing our vows – we took some time during a camping trip earlier in the year to work on our vows separately, and those became what we eventually shared. It was special to share our vows with that memory in the background too — we value travel and adventure, so this was a perfect touch.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

 

After the ceremony, our guests enjoyed a happy hour, a catered dinner from Zia Taqueria, and a fun night of dancing and laughing. Our main goal was to have a wedding in which everyone could enjoy themselves and we could spend time with them. We spent much of the time outdoors, as the weather in September was perfect for our day. We moved inside for cake and dancing after it got dark.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

THE RECEPTION

Having the dance party in the science museum at the Powerhouse was great. Pretty special to celebrate under the skeleton of a dinosaur! Some attendees also really enjoyed the exhibits and photo ops inside a dinosaur egg.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

 

“Knowing that our guests enjoyed the food, music, and environment truly meant so much to us. We each enjoyed seeing our friends bust a move on the dance floor!”

 

LOOKING BACK

We wish we had spent more time enjoying Durango. Having a bit more time to enjoy where we first met would’ve made the week even more special. We plan on visiting again soon.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

 

ADVICE

Set a budget! If you can DIY some items or decor; it makes the day even more special knowing that you contributed to it. Also, set a line item in the budget for miscellaneous items.

 

A simple and casual wedding at the Powerhouse, Durango, Colorado. Photo by Kara Cavalca

 

LOCAL VENDOR TEAM

Venue: The Powerhouse {More}

Photographer: Kara Cavalca Photo + Video. “Kara went above and beyond. Her passion for photography is so clear and she understood our vision right away.” {More}

Caterer: Zia Taqueria {More}

Day-of Coordinator – Durango Event Planners   /   Hair & Makeup: Blow Me  /  Cake: Black Bear Bakery  / DJ: DJ Codestar

 

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