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A Helicopter Entrance & A Stagecoach Exit

From the bride, Stacey:  We rented out the entire Silverpick Lodge for the weekend and had all our friends and family stay there.   THE CEREMONY Our ceremony was in the back meadow at Silverpick Lodge with breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain. Music was symphony Led Zeppelin. Guests were taken back to the meadow on…

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Rustic Mountain Simplicity

Kim and Gregg are the definition of nature lovers. A couple who are both Colorado transplants, they knew it was important to share their love of the mountains and outdoors with their family and friends. Since almost all the guests traveled from outside of Durango, the couple chose the Silverpick Lodge  for guests to enjoy…

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Love & Family on Durango Mountain

From the bride, Melissa:  We knew we wanted a non-traditional outdoor wedding that was both relaxed and fun. I found bright retro bridesmaid dresses that inspired our colorful color palette.   Our ceremony was very intimate.  We planted a tree with dirt our parents brought from our hometowns.  We said vows to our daughter, which…

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A Texas Celebration in Durango

Every summer we would visit Colorado, I fell in love the scenery and thought it would be the most beautiful place to have a wedding. Everything in Durango is modern with a rustic twist and I thought this would be a wonderful theme for our wedding.

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A Woodsy Mountain Chic Wedding

Katie & Nick |  September 1st  | Pagosa Springs, Colorado You may recognize this couple….they grace the cover of the 2013 MAGAZINE! We just had to share many of the images we could not fit into the magazine spread, including all the comical signs the couple posted along the long, winding dirt road up to…

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A Rustic Picnic Wedding

From the bride, Veronique: We really wanted the whole event to be laid-back and playful, representing our relationship, and to showcase the beauty of the Colorado mountains that we had both grown up in. Our goal was to be environmentally-friendly.  We vintage picnic blankets and baskets, vintage glass bottles, built the bar and all of…

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Simple & Sassy at Ridgewood Event Center

From the bride, Ashley:  Our wedding was simple yet elegant, sassy yet classy, with a sky blue and ivory color palette.   Cory and I had decided not to see each other before the wedding, so having to wait in the little back room at Blue Lake was really nerve racking.  I had no idea…

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DIY in Durango

From the bride, Erin:  We wanted our wedding day to be simple and natural looking. I knew I wanted a tea length dress, but didn’t like any of the ‘bridal’ tea length dresses, so I tried on a bridesmaids dress and then had it made in white – HUGE cost savings over a traditional bridal…

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Down by the River

Our wedding was very “home-made.” It was a great effort of family and friends. It was not fancy or formal and things were very relaxed, just the way we wanted it.

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Mad Hatter Forest Tea Party

From the bride, Melinda:  I wanted our wedding to be fun without the formality and I loved the idea of a whimsical ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tea party. During our ceremony, the weather was cloudy with a strong possibility of heavy rain. As our officiant began reciting an Apache wedding verse, she said “and there will…

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