A Romantic Garden Style Wedding in Durango
Brittany & Aaron | July 14th
From the Bride: After 7 years together, Aaron proposed at Bridal Veil falls in Telluride. We had made a day trip up there with our dog and I almost didn’t hike up to the falls because it was so icy and cold. After much persuasion from Aaron, I did and about lost it when he got down on one knee to propose.
We wanted something timeless and romantic. I was subtly inspired by the Lord of the Rings and the parties held in the Shire. Our color palette was pastel pink, grey, taupe, and purple with a lot of green tones.
Our ceremony was held at St. Columba Catholic Church, the same church where Aaron was baptized. It is a very special place for the two of us. It was beautiful seeing all of our family and friends come together to celebrate our marriage. The highlights for me, were walking down the aisle with my dad and our vows, promising ourselves to one another.
Our reception was held at the Ridgewood Event Center. We made the reception fun and lighthearted to reflect our relationship. We had his and her cocktails (Moscow mules and whiskey sours), a photo booth, and a folk band. Getting to eat, drink, dance and be merry with all of our favorite people was pretty magical!
We focused mostly on our florals, lots and lots of flowers, and foliage, adding brass candelabras and plenty of candles to go along with our style.
The highlight of the day was the rain, go figure! It made everything even more beautiful and added to our “romantic Tolkien party” feel.
My biggest advice; don’t stress too much and just enjoy one of the best days of your life. Find a great venue, and vendors who will help the day go smoothly, and everything will fall into place.
THE WEDDING TEAM
Photographer & Photo Booth: Shutterfreek. The pictures are amazing!
Floral Designer: April’s Garden. They were incredibly helpful in setting up our decor at the ceremony and reception sites.
Venue: Ridgewood Event Center. The scenery is breathtaking.
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