A Rustic Ranch Wedding

Holly & Chase | August 1st

From the bride…

 

THE VENUE

Double R Ranch allowed us to have a Colorado outdoor wedding with tent coverage for the reception. They also provided space to prepare food and have some family stay on-site the night before and the night of the wedding.

 

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

 

THE VISION

We wanted a rustic wedding with a Colorado feel and handcrafted touches. A lot of family came in from out-of-state so we wanted them to see why we love southwest Colorado.

 

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

 

THE CEREMONY

We held the ceremony in a field surrounded by Aspen trees. We crafted an entryway with doors and a sign above that read “Let the adventure begin” and as we walked out through the doors after the ceremony it read “And they lived happily ever after”. It rained, snowed, and hailed that day, but during the ceremony, the sky cleared and it was beautiful. We wrote and recited our own vows. My oldest brother married us making it special and unique by adding personal touches and humor.

 

 

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

 

THE RECEPTION

We held the reception under a large tent in close proximity to the ceremony site making it convenient for our guests. We had a “sweetheart” table because I knew we were both going to be very social and didn’t want to be tied behind a long table. I also wanted the groomsmen and bridesmaids to be able to sit with their dates. My mother and I made our own centerpieces. We had a milk & cookies bar for dessert. Everyone partook at some point or another in the dancing, even our grandmothers!

 

 

DIY ranch wedding decor

DIY ranch wedding decor

Looking back, I wished we would have hired a day-of-event coordinator. This would have allowed our families to step back and enjoy themselves.

 

Double R Ranch Wedding, Mancos Colorado

THE WEDDING TEAM

Venue: Double R Ranch

Photographer: Aspen Jade Photography