An Italian Romance at The Strater Hotel

Summer & Brent  |  March 3, 2018

 

From the bride… I am Italian and embrace the romance and regality Italy represents. My dad recently passed away and was 100% Italian; I wanted to give the nod to him. We chose the Strater Hotel for our day. We love the ambiance, the saloon, the quaint rooms, the haunted feeling at night.

 

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THE DRESS

I found a beautiful pre-owned couture Italian ivory lace beaded Steven Khalil dress, originally priced at $12k. I wanted a veil but didn’t want it covering the sheer illusion of the back of the dress nor the train. Plus I am 5’1 so it added tons of height next to my 6’4 groom.

 

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THE CEREMONY

We held the ceremony on the Henry Strater Stage. My handsome little boy Colten walked me down the aisle to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and Andres Bocelli. A live violinist chimed in when the song turned to Italian lyrics.

 

Wedding ceremony on the Henry Strater Stage at The Strater Hotel, Durango CO Wedding ceremony on the Henry Strater Stage at The Strater Hotel, Durango CO

 

THE RECEPTION

Our reception included a tenderloin carving station, pasta, cannolis, and lots of dancing and champagne.

 

First danceat the Henry Strater Stage at The Strater Hotel, Durango CO

 

 

ADVICE

Have fun and enjoy every minute of it.

 

 

Dance party at the Henry Strater Stage at The Strater Hotel, Durango CO

 

 

THE WEDDING TEAM

Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Henry Strater Theater, Strater Hotel

Photographer: Eppich Photography | Floral Designer: Adela Floral | Cake: Heritage Cakes  | DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound | Hair & Makeup: Lisa Gandarra

 

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