Handmade Mountain Wedding

DIY Weddings

We’re all about iconic and beautiful destinations this week! This wedding blends quirky into a rustic chic fete so seamlessly, that it brings the lovebird theme to a whole new level. Arianne and Andrew are both self proclaimed bird-nerds, and incorporated illustrations of birds throughout their wedding day. Thank you Laura Murray Photography for sharing these images with us!

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird

Laura Murray Photography: Arianne and Andrew described their wedding as a major labor of love. Each detail was thoughtfully chosen and executed by all of their loved ones, making it a truly special day. The elegant flower arrangements were made by the groom’s sister and mother. They were the perfect element that tied in the color scheme of yellow and gray. The brides’s aunt loves to bake and took a cake decorating class in anticipation of her role as the wedding cake baker. She enlisted a couple other family members to take the class with her and they made all the desserts in advance. They brought all the cake baking supplies from Dallas, Texas to Steamboat, Colorado and arrived early to practice baking the cakes for the big day.

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird

The favors were handpicked Alaskan berry jam made by Arianne’s mom and her Alaskan bridesmaids. They also crafted all the boutonnieres, cake toppers, and the fabric napkins. The invitations and wedding paper were made by a friend.The DJ was one of their friends and groomsmen. The couple chose to use birds in their wedding day decor. Both Arianne and Andrew have a love for nature and wild things, and some of their first dates were spent “bird-nerding” in upstate New York. When Andrew proposed, it was under the guise of a bird watching trip in Denver’s foothills. To this couple, the birds are representative of their shared interests and love of nature. Even the bride’s hair and made up was done by a family member. Everyone contributed to make this wedding a complete success.

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird

Colorado Steamboat wedding bird


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Wedding Vendors and Venue (Steamboat, Colorado):

Venue: Catamount Ranch and Club / Photography: Laura Murray Photography / Dress: Eco Bridal Gown / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren / Invites and Stationery: Evan Chute / DJ: Jon Shares

14 comments
  1. Laura Murray

    Thanks SO much for the feature! Excited!! :)

  2. Charlotte

    Hey! What a beautiful wedding! Where did you find the bird in suits photos? They are amazing. Thanks! xo

  3. Arianne

    Hi Charlotte – The bird prints are from a Portland-based artist: Berkley Illustration on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com :)

  4. La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning

    I love the yellow and gray floral. I’m partial to that palette, seeing my logo is the same!
    Gorgeous images Laura!!
    Joyce Goeppinger
    Colorado

  5. Celia Oliveira

    Gente esse bolo está muito lindo, nunca imaginei tal criatividade, os pombinhos ficaram muito original, amei. Parabéns para quem teve a ideia.

  6. Rochelle

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this. I absolutely love it. The bride and groom kissing in a field is stunning. Awesome pics Laura!

  7. Colleen

    This is gorgeous! I love the bride’s dress!!!

  8. Jennifer Valentine of Sacred Cake

    I don’t even know where to start…I read these touching stories and see the amazing weddings of people deeply in love every day…
    It does something to me…
    it renews my faith in tradition and in love and in togetherness and in family.
    My eyes drink in the wonder…and that is how I begin my day.
    I am filing this wedding under my favorites in memory…because everyone took part to make an unforgettable day…
    and it is, unforgettable.

  9. bridal girl

    Wow! Such a great wedding! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Bella

    where are the brides yellow shoes from?

  11. Christie O. {Hindsight Bride}

    Laura Murray is one of my favorite Colorado photographers!

  12. charlotte

    Thanks so much Arianne! These prints are fantastic. xo

  13. Neil Redfern

    Beautiful photographs, and what a stunning location for the ceremony. It’s like something from a fairytale :)

  14. Isabel DreamWeddingItaly

    the actual title should be wonderful and handmade! Thanks for sharing, it was pleasure to see these beautiful photos!

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