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Romantic Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch

Romantic Weddings

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Cassidy Brooke

If there’s a team that knows how to throw one elegant affair, it’s Cassidy Brooke, Pink Diamond Events, and Garden Path. Katie and Markus’ wedding in Colorado is full of a variety of details we love, from the window pane ceremony backdrop to the cupcake dessert table. Really, strawberry cheesecake cupcakes — how could we resist?!

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

From the bride, Katie: Markus and I met my freshmen year in college at Colorado State University after my sister and brother in law introduced us the first week of class. With mutual friends and a love for swing dancing we got to know each other better throughout that year. Then the following summer, Markus and I both went on a mission trip to South Africa and the rest is history. Two years later he proposed to me on the same campus where we met and so our life together began.

wedding invitations - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

pastel bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

groom boutonnieres - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

groomsmen in suspenders - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

The inspiration for our wedding was “rustic romance with a hint of vintage” and we wanted a venue that could capture it all. Spruce Mountain Ranch became the perfect setting. The cattle ranch provided rustic wood buildings nestled alongside lush greenery perfect for pictures and a romantic ceremony. My love for thrifting quickly became the “hint of vintage” as antique windows hanging from a willow tree became the backdrop for our ceremony and antique centerpieces made up of vases, trinkets, lace, pearls, books, and pictures frames created the vintage feel.

ceremony setup - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

window pane ceremony backdrop - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

Our biggest DIY project was definitely the centerpieces. Each of the twenty tables had different centerpieces of items that my mom and I found at various thrift stores in our hometown. Everything from cigar boxes, books, crates, and jewelry boxes held the vases with hydrangeas, ranunculus, garden roses, and baby’s breath. I love that no centerpiece was the same and my mom and I had a lot of fun rearranging all of the different elements! My sister (and matron of honor) was also a huge help in creating all of the table numbers and chalk signs with her hand lettering. We used picture frames and windows found at thrift stores, then backed them with chalkboard contact paper and used white chalkboard markers to do the lettering. Doing projects like these ourselves saved tons of money and added a personal touch.

reception photo display - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

framed table number - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding signs - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

window pane decor - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

rustic wedding decor - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

cupcake bar - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

strawberry cupcakes - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

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Rainy Day Colorado Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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Though Jeni and Greg were married a year ago in a civil ceremony, the couple knew they wanted to exchange vows with the presence of their nearest and dearest loved ones, with Rachael Grace Photography along to capture the day’s events. Though the pair planned an outside ceremony, rain forced their ceremony indoors to their reception site — but honestly, looking through these images we would never know that wasn’t the original plan!

rainy colorado wedding

Colorado fall wedding

From the bride, Jeni: We had always envisioned our wedding to be outside, surrounded by family and friends and for the details to have a vintage feel. It honestly became more than we could have ever dreamed of.


Colorado fall wedding

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Colorado fall wedding

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Colorado fall wedding

groom succulent boutonnieres

Colorado fall wedding

bridesmaids wearing blue

Colorado fall wedding

rainy colorado wedding

Colorado fall wedding

rainy colorado wedding

Our wedding became an enchanted, secret garden indoors. It rained and we had to move the ceremony into where we were having the reception, but it was so beautiful and intimate. The flowers looked and smelled amazing and really all I needed was Greg standing by my side. Greg, my mom and our family friend Linda and I spent months treasure hunting through thrift stores for all the plates we used at the reception. All the mason jars we used were found in my parents’ garage and on eBay.


Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

bridal party outdoors

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

bridal party in blue

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I think it helps to think about the big picture, what the day is actually about. Your love for each other, your love for your family and the celebration of those things. It’s hard not to get too detail-oriented, but having an amazing wedding planner helps! They will make your day run seamlessly and think of every little last thing. Our wedding planner is/was super awesome!


Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

childrens table toys

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

newlyweds with umbrellas


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From the photographer, Rachael: It started with a civil ceremony a year ago, but Jeni and Greg knew that wasn’t enough. They wanted the big wedding to celebrate with all their loved ones. And it had to be in the mountains of CO. The place they dream about and hope to move back to some day. Jeni planned all the Anthropologie-inspired details pregnant and then while caring for an infant. Planning the details was her favorite part. Jeni and Greg are the couple that soaks up every moment. They don’t take anything and especially family for granted. They love without bounds, lucky little Judd.

Wedding Location: Larkspur, CO / Wedding Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography / Wedding Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch / Event Planner: A Beautiful Memory / Wedding Flowers: Newberry Brothers / Wedding Dress: BHLDN, style 21327135 / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Bride’s Headband: Talkies / Bride’s Hair: Erin Ferris / Makeup: Carissa Hollander / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic and J. Crew / Photobooth: The Traveling Photo Booth / DJ: DJ Manos / Wedding Caterer and Desserts: Epicurean Catering / Wedding Invitations: The Dapper Paper Company / Transportation: Blue River Events (720-979-6015)

Pastel Wedding at Crooked Willow Farms

Vintage Weddings

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How can one not fall in love with this wedding from Laura Murray Photography? We were sold as soon as we saw the gorgeous wooden altar decorated with flowers and pastel-colored watercolor pinwheels. Keep an eye out for repeated pinwheel elements — mini versions even show up on the table number frames!

pinwheel ceremony altar

From the florists of Cori Cook Floral Design: Jenise and Max chose a color palate of soft pastels like robin’s egg blue, peaches, blush pinks, ivories, and butter yellows. Many of the details of the wedding were handmade with love by her talented sisters and mother. Her mother handmade the bridesmaid dresses and the flower girl dress, designed in robin’s egg blue. The groom and groomsmen wore grey tailored suits with a robins egg blue tie. Jenise’s gown was a stunning fit! It was an ivory, form-fitting lace gown with a v neck and jaw-dropping keyhole back. Handmade pinwheels designed by her crafty sister, Karleen Quakenbush, adorned walls, table numbers, the escort card display, and flower containers.


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lace wedding dresseswhite satin wedding shoes

blush pink boutonnieres

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pinwheel ceremony altar

white hair accessoriespastel wedding bouquets

Jenise is a talented floral designer at Cori Cook Floral Design, so flowers were a priority and main focus of décor. With the colors and style in place, Jenise let us run wild with her floral décor. Lush, garden-style blooms like coral peonies, café au lait dahlias, garden roses, poppies, hydrangea, and astible were combined with wooden boxes and milkglass pedestaled containers for her centerpieces. Her arch was adorned with curly willow, florals, and water-colored pinwheels.


bride and groom

teal dress bridesmaids

pinwheel wedding altarpastel grooms boutonnieres

pinwheel escort card display

pastel wedding ideaspastel flower arrangements

A value from the beginning of the wedding planning process was to create a cohesive design aesthetic starting with paperware and ending with flowers. Jenise and Max had custom save the dates and initiations designed by Paper + Ink, marrying their soft color palette with a touch of kraft paper and screen printed chevron. Details were present through the wedding including hand-stamped programs and escort cards tied in striped yellow bakers twine.


bride and groom

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The bride and her family’s love of dance was displayed throughout the evening with a variety of choreographed routines, the best of which was a surprise to everyone: a sassy father-daughter dance including a medley of significant songs that they share together.


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newlyweds first dance

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nighttime barn weddings


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Wedding Location: Larkspur, CO / Wedding Photographer: Laura Murray Photography / Wedding Venue: Crooked Willow Farms / Day-Of Coordination: Micah Read of Use the Clutch / Wedding Dress: EcoBridal Gowns / Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Flower Girl’s Dress: Bride’s mother / Wedding Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design / Wedding Caterer and Pies: Catering By Design / Wedding Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop / Coffee Bar: Two Rivers Coffee / DJ: Tony London with My DJ Maestro / Wedding Invitations: Paper+Ink by Morgan Traw / Photobooth: Partybooths