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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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A Gorgeous Ceremony With the Help of Friends

A DIY wedding on Durango Mountain with 100 out-of-town guests.

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Fall in Silverton

From the bride, Nicole: We were surrounded by the most spectacular fall colors and the weather could not have been more perfect, a 70 degree bright blue sky day.  Our 50 guests stood in a circle around us.  Violinists played as we walked around the Chuppah to Sunrise, Sunset. Our Rabbi had us write a…

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"Just Plain Fun" in Durango

From the bride, Kelsey:  Our wedding day was just plain fun. It rained on and off all day, but the sun came out just in time for our ceremony and reception. Dark clouds hung over Silver Mountain in the distance; it was beautiful. Everyone was dancing up a storm all night.  We kept the party…

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Simple Mountain Country

From the bride, Jessica: We love the mountains, horses and everything country, so we created a simple country wedding with a touch of vintage charm.   I love the feeling of warm rich colors, so I chose a Maggie Sottero “Brielle” dress in a vintage gold hue. When I saw bridesmaid dresses (Bill Levkoff) in warm…

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A Vallecito Wedding

From the bride, Heather: We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting with the Mountains, the Lake, family, friends and a big rainbow. Vallecito Lake has always been a special place for the two of us (we spent our first camping trip there). It was also the perfect compromise. I always wanted a church…

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Ceremony on the Pine River

From the bride, Mary: Our ceremony was held outdoors with the river serving as the backdrop. The site was adorned with three large twiggy grape vine arbors draped in roses and wild flowers. After walking me down the aisle, my father presided over the ceremony and it was an extremely touching memory for both of…

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A Wedding with Chocolate & Roses

Chocolate, red roses and rain on Durango mountain.

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A Cowboy Garden Wedding

From the bride, Janelle: Our wedding inspiration was my mother’s gorgeous garden – I had always dreamed of getting married in her garden.  We had a flowers spilling from hanging baskets, pots and moss baskets in a variety of colors.  My mom kept coming up with ideas of what to plant.  She was really excited…

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