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Two Texans Plan Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango

Kelli & Jacob | June 13, 2019

 

From the bride…

 

WHY DURANGO

We visit Colorado often and as a result, we both love Colorado and that is where Jacob proposed! It’s beautiful, the weather was amazing, and the people are so nice.

 

Texans Get Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango, Colorado

THE STYLE

I wanted glamorous but still wanted to maintain a relaxing mountain vibe. I’m from Texas so I incorporated a few country aspects to our mountain/ woodsy theme. I also wanted to keep the day simple and elegant.

 

Peony & ring shot | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

THE PLANNING

I used Durango Weddings Magazine and it was very helpful for finding local vendors and getting great ideas.

 

Wedding flowers by Addela Floral, Durango, Colorado

THE FLOWERS

I was in love with my flowers! Natalie at Adela Floral perfectly captured my vision. I wanted bright burgundy with pinks and corals and greenery and it turned out even more beautiful than I imagined.

 

Wedding flowers by Addela Floral, Durango, Colorado

FIRST LOOK

Our first look was definitely one of my favorite moments. We decided we wanted to do a first look because we wanted to see each other for the first time in private so we wouldn’t have to hide our emotions (Jacob thought he was going to cry). It turned out, I was the one already tearing up when I was walking towards him on that beautiful bridge. When he turned around, he teared up as well and we immediately hugged. I was so happy we chose to do the first look because it was such a special moment to see each other and be able to relax a little before the actual ceremony.

 

First Look | Texans Get Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango, Colorado

Wedding flowers by Addela Floral, Durango, Colorado Walking down the aisle with dad & brother | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

THE CEREMONY

My stepdad and my brother walked me down the aisle. My dad passed away 5 years ago and I’m very close with both my stepdad and my brother so I wanted to include them both! In a way, my dad was represented by my brother.

 

Walking down the aisle with dad & brother | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

Walking down the aisle was one of my favorite memories.

 

Mountain wedding ceremony | Durango Weddings Magazine
Mountain wedding ceremony | Durango Weddings Magazine

Mountain wedding ceremony | Durango Weddings Magazine

Texans Get Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango, Colorado

Bride & groom dancing in the mountains

 

 

 SEATING CHART

We made a table seating chart out of an old window Jacob got from an old house he was remodeling.

 

 

Old window pane seating chart | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

TABLE DECOR

Jacob hand-cut birch logs to make the name card holders and cut aspen slices for the candles to be placed on.

 

 

Reception table with birch name card holders, candles & greenery | Durango Weddings Magazine

THE CAKE

Our cake was designed to look like an Aspen tree.

 

Aspen-inspired Wedding Cake | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

Bouquet toss | Durango Weddings Magazine

 

LOOKING BACK

I would make it last longer if I could, everything went by way too fast!

 

 

Texans Get Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango, Colorado

 

ADVICE

Don’t stress over too many details- you won’t even notice on your big day and I bet most guests won’t either! Be sure to take a step back and soak it all in and enjoy the day (and the planning process!)

 

 

Texans Get Their Dream Mountain Wedding in Durango, Colorado

 

 

THE WEDDING TEAM

Floral Designer: Adela Floral {website | profile}
DJ: Mr. Soul Entertainment {website | profile}
Hair & Makeup: Hair Fusion {website | profile}
Video: Kara Cavalca Videography {website | profile}
Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography
Cake: Skillfully Decadent Desserts
Venue: Glacier

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