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Soft and Romantic Colorado Mountain Wedding

Elegant Weddings

When it comes to knocking weddings out of the park, look no further than the team of Laura Murray Photography, Calluna Events, and Flora and Folly. Nicole and Alex’s wedding in the mountains of Colorado is romantic, elegant, and still relaxed — the perfect recipe for an unforgettable day.

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

From the bride, Nicole: We knew we wanted to be married in the mountains of Colorado. We wanted a location that would show off the beauty of Colorado, yet be convenient for the majority of the guests who were traveling from all over the US. This made choosing Devils Thumb Ranch a very easy decision. We could hold a ceremony outside overlooking the mountain range, a reception in a beautiful barn, and all of our guests could stay on the ranch and spend the entire weekend with us.

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

mountain wedding invitations - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

first look - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

rose and eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

I wanted a romantic and soft color palette to soften up the rustic atmosphere. We also wanted there to be several different types of textures involved by using varying types of greenery. The color palette was white, coral, peach, pink, and varying shades of green. We also used touches of gold throughout.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

bride and bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Mostly round in shape but neither tight nor wild. Flowers included garden roses, dahlias, astilbe, scabiosa, mint & maidenhair fern. The bouquet had a white backdrop with several pops of bright pink/coral tones. It was wrapped with blush and lace ribbons. The lace ribbon was made from my grandmother’s wedding dress. My husband Alex loves ferns, which is why we chose to incorporate them in my bouquet. The other flowers are favorites of mine.

ceremony kiss - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

beige wedding dress sash - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

plant seating chart display - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

rustic tablescape - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

reception place setting - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

orange and peach centerpiece - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay true to yourself and your style. It is impossible to please everyone. Talk to your fiancé about what is really important to each of you and make sure that you stay focused on that throughout the planning process. I felt guilty because many of my family members from Ohio were not able to fly to Colorado for the wedding and I felt that this disappointed my parents. I thought they might have been happier if we chose a location closer to home. However, now having lived through that amazing day, I can’t imagine doing it any other way. It was exactly what we wanted. Colorado is so special to Alex and me. We chose the location for a reason. We threw a celebration that was truly us and I am proud of that. Our families had a blast and really just wanted to make sure we had the best day. I recommend doing engagement photos with your wedding photographer before your big day, despite how awkward you fear they may be. It’s a great way to get to know your photographer and to get the awkwardness out of the way. It’s like a warm-up for the big day. Do a first look! It is so much fun and allows you to enjoy more of your wedding day. It was such a good decision. We did our maid of honor and best man toasts at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. We didn’t want them to be stressed the day of the wedding about having to make a speech in front of a large crowd of people. They were so thankful to be able to do it in a small intimate setting and to have it out of the way for the big day. It can be emotional and stressful for some people. We know how much they love us and didn’t feel the need to hear them say it in front of 100 people. Hire a day of coordinator if it is in your budget. This advice was given to us from our friends that were married. I am glad we listened to them.

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

Mr and Mrs cake topper - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

soft and romantic Colorado mountain wedding - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/soft-and-romantic-colorado-mountain-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We had a violinist at our ceremony and a 7 piece band for our reception.
Bridal Party Processional: Ave Maria (my mother’s favorite)
Bridal Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “So Happy Together,” The Turtles
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison

Wedding Vendors

Photographer:

Laura Murray Photography

Event Design + Planner:

Calluna Events

Florist:

Flora And Folly

Venue, Catering, and Wedding Cake:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Wedding Dress:

Vera Wang "Lillian"

Wedding Shoes:

Loeffler Randall

Wedding Veil and Sashes:

Vera Wang

Makeup:

Alchemy Mineral Blends

Bridesmaid Bracelets:

Loren Hope "Sarra"

Groomsmen Suits:

Men's Wearhouse

Groomsmen Bow Ties:

Ted Baker London

Music:

Syndicate Band

Rentals:

T’DA Design, Colorado Tents and Events

Wedding Invitations:

Lexis Krieg-Lexisworks

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Watercolor Whiskey Brunch Wedding

Wedding Design

Pastels mixed with bright spring colors and watercolor elements? Love, love, love. That was the basis for today’s styled shoot from Alexis June Weddings, H&H Weddings, and L’Oasis Floral Design, featuring two sweet grooms-to-be at their engagement shower. Shower or not, this shoot has no shortage of great spring wedding ideas for couples everywhere!

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

From the event designer, H&H Weddings: Perfect spring & summer inspiration seems simple enough, right? Pastels paired with light, lush blooms and bubbly cocktails tend to set the tone for the thawing season. When we started to think about producing a spring inspired shoot at the Kings County Distillery with two grooms-to-be, we realized how many stereotypes we’d have to bend (or break all together).

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

colorful bar cart - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

whiskey distillery wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

colorful bar cart - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

Of course, when you think traditionally about men in a whiskey distillery, it brings up images of rich mahogany, rocks glasses, plaid, tweed; typical elements of fall décor. So what were we to do? We settled on throwing all of those ideas out the window. Starting with watercolor as the basis for this shoot, we sought to incorporate the light pattern into as many facets of this shoot as possible. My unbearably talented friend, Gina Paola Design, created a watercolor pattern that we used for a backdrop, bottle bands, as an accent on the Octavia & Brown bar cart, and in the tablescape. These hues lightened up the distillery immensely.

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

spring brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

spring wedding centerpiece - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

From there, we chose bright blooms and spring-ready place settings, accented with gold. Though this could have felt overly feminine, we used a sturdy table and whiskey bottles to add masculine elements. I wanted to play with attire, as this was an engagement brunch of sorts, so formal wear was unnecessary. The floral blazer is a statement piece for sure. Vito donned it perfectly with a lavender button down and slim grey chinos. Jeff’s ensemble was meant to compliment Vito’s, so we used coral and leaf green for his outfit. Jewelry was kept to a minimum, as was hair and makeup, though Justine & Holly knocked the hair out of the park. Our scrumptious food was provided by the lovely ladies of Atelier Roquette. Yes, the food tasted just as beautiful as it looks! As a dessert element, I wanted to stray away from the macaron scene. When the idea of watercolor cookies came up, we couldn’t resist! April Preston Design won our hearts over with these stunning pieces of art! We almost didn’t want to eat them. Almost. The barrel room and seating vignette really brought light to how stunning the Kings County Distillery is. We were lucky to be able to showcase its versatility!

painted flower cookies - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

pastel purple and yellow bouquet - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

calligraphy bottle favors - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

watercolor whiskey brunch wedding - photo by Alexis June Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-whiskey-brunch-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Alexis June Weddings

Wedding Planning + Design:

H&H Weddings

Florist:

L’Oasis Floral Design

Watercolor Accents:

Gina Paola Design

Venue:

Kings County Distillery

Hair + Makeup:

Holly & Justine

Catering:

Atelier Roquette

Cookies:

April Preston Design:

Mixology:

St. John of Fort Defiance

Vintage Rentals:

Octavia & Brown

Calligraphy:

Ink Revival

Models:

Jeff, Vito

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Stylish Pacific Palisades Beach Wedding

Elegant Weddings

If you envision sophistication and chic style for your wedding day, look no further than this stunner from Honey Honey Photography and Everly Events. Bel-Air Bay Club served as the perfect backdrop for Lisa and Rex’s southern California event, which was inspired by the design of Lisa’s gown — simple, modern, and clean. I’d say they nailed it!

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

From the bride, Lisa: We wanted to keep the overall feel classic yet modern and elegant. Many of our guests came in from out of town and we wanted to make sure our wedding would be a memorable experience – we knew the view of the Pacific Ocean from the lawn at the Bel-Air Bay Club would make for the perfect southern California backdrop. We added some personal touches by incorporating and honoring both of our cultures – Korean and Taiwanese. We changed into our custom made (from Korea) hanboks, traditional Korean attire, while we greeted our guests during cocktail hour and provided oolong tea from Taiwan as our favors.

wedding invitations and custom drinks - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

chic boutonniere - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

white peach bouquet - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

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The inspiration really stemmed from my dress – simple, modern and clean. I found myself gravitating towards classic colors like navy, ivory and gold and ended up incorporating blush towards the end with the flowers (inspired by my shoes). There were lots of DIY projects – (1) spray painted frames, lanterns and cake toppers (two tigers representing the year we were both born); (2) hand written wedding program and dinner menu on mirrors; (3) tea favor jars with tulle and ribbon packaging; (4) handmade belt by my mom; and (5) hand painted wedding welcome sign. I highly recommend for brides to start as soon as possible (even though it may feel or seem like you’re jumping the gun) because there really are so many other things that need to be taken care of as the wedding date nears.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Communication really is key. Communicating well with your fiance, your family, your bridal party and your vendors regarding your research, ideas and expectations will significantly help in all aspects of the planning process. I found that the best vendors ended up being those that communicated well from the introductory email or phone call to the days leading up to the wedding. I also highly recommend hiring a day of coordinator as we did (just about 5 weeks out) and it was probably one of the best decisions we made. Also, remember to take a deep breath and keep the day in perspective.

gold table number - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

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stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

drink menu - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

elegant wedding reception - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

reception tables - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Air on G String
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Honoring Parents: A. Hasselmans’s Chanson de Mai?
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Reception Entrance: “Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Slideshow: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Honey Honey Photography

Event Planner:

Everly Events

Venue and Catering:

Bel Air Bay Club

Wedding Dress:

Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Shoes:

Jimmy Choo

Hair and Makeup:

Yuzu from Kelly Zhang

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Beautiful Day Wedding

Groom's Tuxedo:

Sarar

Groom's Shirt:

Ralph Lauren

Groom's Shoes:

Ferragamo

Wedding Cake:

Paris Baguette

Harpist:

Linda Rose Hembreiker

DJ:

High Resolution Productions

Photo Booth:

OnShine Photo booth

Wedding Invitations:

Wedding Paper Divas

Videography:

Juice Box Media

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