Images by illuminarts & Jenne Anne Photography
A floral-filled mountain destination wedding with a simple style and a natural color palette of white and green to blend with and compliment the beautiful scenery at Purgatory Resort.
An outdoor wedding celebration at Ridgewood Event Center filled with lush florals from April’s Garden and personalized touches honoring the groom, a firefighter.
An elegant, personal, and meaningful wedding day filled with handmade country touches with lots of family in Bayfield, Colorado.
A timeless and romantic garden wedding subtly inspired by the Lord of the Rings and the parties held in the Shire. A church ceremony followed by a tent reception at Ridgewood Event Center in Durango, Colorado.
A ceremony under a willow tree with hay bale seating followed by an outdoor reception under the stars at River Bend Ranch in Durango, Colorado.
An outdoor ceremony in the fall surrounded by cottonwoods and mountains with a champagne, blush and grey color palette. The tent reception was held in a large field with a dance party under the stars.
A fall destination wedding at Purgatory Resort held in the meadow at the top of Lift One, where Paradise, 7th Heaven, and Upper Hades runs intersect with mountain daisies, fall colors and incredible views of the San Juan Mountains, Durango Colorado.
An adventure destination wedding on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train. Nell & Nick started dating in the mountains, fell in love in the mountains, and got married in the mountains of Durango, Colorado.
We hand-picked our favorite bridal bouquets from the 2017 wedding season. Turns out, they were all designed by Durango’s own Aprils Garden.
An intimate Durango ceremony by the river at Ridgewood Event Center followed by a casual reception filled with rustic luxe florals from April’s Garden and amazing food from Durangourmet.
A rustic chic, farm-to-table destination wedding in the Animas Valley with a backyard tent reception.
A rustic bohemian backyard wedding under the stars in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
A small & fun mountain destination wedding at Antlers on the Creek Bed and Breakfast in Durango, Colorado.
A ceremony in a mountain meadow surrounded by Rocky Mountains peaks followed by a casual and relaxed campout reception in Durango, Colorado.
This pretty shoot was set in one of the most beautiful spots in Durango (the “secret meadow” just past Turtle Lake). We absolutely LOVE the amazing floral bouquet designed by April’s Garden. The greenery runner and individual cakes adorning the rustic farm table creates a simple yet elegant tablescape perfect for any southwest Colorado celebration.
It was important to us that the wedding reflected our adventurous laid back spirits. We tried to implement our favorite things and places in Durango as well as: the outdoors, our pups, local beer, and good food.
A backyard wedding in La Plata canyon with lots of handmade details and personal touches.
A Durango Wedfest. A Bohemian Festival Themed Wedding in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Our inspiration was the beauty of fall in the mountains. It is definitely our favorite season with the warm sunny days and cool nights, and the changing of the aspen leaves to glowing gold. We wanted to bring that feeling into our wedding day while complementing the mountain lodge architecture of our venue, and keeping in mind Silverton’s Victorian/mining history.
Glossy magnolia and vintage garden roses highlight deep hues and texture against the beautiful white Durango landscape creating a soft romantic feel.
From the bride, Michelle: Travis & I were raised in the country and around hunting so we wanted an outdoor country wedding with camo flair. The most memorable moment for me was walking around the last row of chairs and starting down the aisle with my dad. Once I saw Travis, I stopped shaking and…
From the bride: I attended the Durango Wedding Expo and it was very helpful to have everything in one place and make a day of it. It was also nice to be able to test food, check out photographers and see all the vendors there. The deals and giveaways were great and I even won…