A Homegrown Wedding in Mancos
From the bride, Emily: Our meeting was love at first sight 6 years ago, in the very spot we got married! We wanted to do things ourselves and keep the wedding in tune with who we are. Simple became our catch-phrase when deciding things. We grew all the flowers ourselves, all 160 napkins were from my late grandmother, and our favors were homemade (“made with love!”) calendula salve. Every dinner plate was different (a collection of old family plates, thrift store, and borrowed plates).
We wrote our own vows on yellow lined paper up in the mountains, and as we read them to each other our dog came up to the altar and laid down beside us!
We planted a plant with our parents to symbolize our families coming together.
It rain during the reception, which was beautiful, especially since we were safe in the tent.
Our favors were customized bottles of really good olive oil from friends in Italy who couldn’t make the wedding.
Emily’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Illuminarts. Drew is an incredible photographer, and a seasoned warrior with wedding photography. We appreciated his experience and calm commanding presence within the buzz of our wedding day. He was patient and professional with our changing schedule and ideas. And he took beautiful photos on our wedding day. All our guests have continued to rave about how awesome Drew was, and what pictures he took! I highly recommend IlluminArts.
Caterer: Durangourmet. AMAZING. We all loved working with Jimmy. He took our whole experience above and beyond what we expected. From our first meeting, to sampling the meal and appetizers, to negotiations for local food, to the final weekend meal presentation, Durangourmet was fabulous to work with. I would highly recommend Durangourmet to all, for any occasion.
Tent & Rental: Durango Party Rental. They have an extensive supply of everything celebration! We appreciated the choices and options available to customize our wedding.
*See more of this wedding in the 2015 issue!