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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!

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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)

Daily Pick

Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Colorado Local Guide

Weekly Wrap Ups

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This week we’re popping over to Colorado to spotlight our Blue Label vendors. What better way to introduce you than a stunning shoot with flowers from Bare Root Flora, images from Lola Elise, rentals from A Vintage Affair Rentals, and a cake from Kelley Kakes? As always, if you see any vendors here you just love but aren’t geographically near, fret not — they’ll love to travel to you!

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orange red bouquetsorange red flower arrangements

shabby chic dessert table

Rachael Grace Photography
Spruce Mountain Ranch
Sarah Hays Photography

purple orange flowersorange marbled cakes

pomegranate centerpiece ideas

Wedding Sophisticate
Bare Root Flora
Villa Parker

bouquets in chairswhite panel windows

brides at reception tables

In case you missed any of our features from this week…

Bohemian summer inspiration shoot
Pastel wedding at Crooked Willow Farms
Macy’s Scan For a Grand event
Countryside Kent wedding from Emma Case
DIY mobile backdrop tutorial
Cinco de Mayo wedding
Language of flowers inspiration shoot
Bohemian Utah wedding
ForHerandForHim bridesmaids dresses
New York bridal shower
Industrial chic Florida wedding
DIY Lightbulb Topiaries + Placecards

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Birch bark log candles
Glass cage card holder
Tessa Kim birdcage veil
Wooden “Croquet” reception sign
Embroidered burlap table runners
Ribbon streamer backdrop
Diamond eye cotton napkins
4 Geronimo balloon streamers

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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DIY Photo Canvas Art

DIY Projects

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We’re so excited to share this DIY tutorial from Blue Label member Rachael Grace Photography. These mini photo canvases are easy to execute, and could be produced in bulk at a DIY crafting party with your bridesmaids + friends as sweet wedding favors! Read on for Rachael’s tips on how to make these little beauties:

DIY photo canvas wall art

Do you know the feeling when your creative bug comes to visit? You just want to get your hands dirty and create something from scratch. But we all have those half finished creative projects laying around, that we didn’t quite have time to finish. Today I want to share an easy creative project that looks like it took ages, but really it’s just an hour. I’m in love with these little guys, so simple and beautiful.

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diy canvas photo tutorial

What you’ll need:
– A canvas (start with a 5×5 size. The small sizes are much easier and more forgiving to start out on)
– Gel Medium (I use Liquitex, but any brand will do)
– A brush
– Furniture Polish
– A Xerox copy of your photo (remember it will be mirrored once it’s on the canvas)

For this project I choose a 6×6 canvas and a 5×5 Holga film camera photo. I wanted a white border around the image, but definitely not necessary.

diy tutorial canvas photo

Step 1: Spread a layer of gel medium on the canvas. Be careful to spread it thin enough and as smooth as possible. If there are thick areas you’ll end up rubbing the photo off along with the paper. Not cool! Place the photo print side down. Don’t do what I did the first time and put the photo up… :) Smooth out the image and remove any air bubbles. You want the whole image securely sticking to the canvas. Let it dry overnight.

Step 2: Use a spray bottle or sponge to soak the canvas. Once the paper has soaked up the water you can rub gently on the paper. I’ve used paper towels and sponges, but on small canvases it works best to just use your finger. The important thing to remember is to rub gently. The ink will rub off too, so go slow.

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Step 3: Once you’ve removed the majority of the paper I like to use a rough sponge to rough up the edges. Can’t have it too clean! Then let the canvas dry out for bit.

diy tutorial canvas photo

Step 4: You’ll notice that once it’s dry the photo still looks cloudy with paper residue. The easiest way to rid the canvas of fog is furniture polish! The oily kind that’s just for real wood furniture works best. Pour a little on a cloth and rub it into the canvas. It clears it right up! It took me trying about 10 different products to figure that out!

And that’s all there is to it! A small canvas like this one only takes about an hour of time sans the waiting for it to dry. It’s the perfect way to add some vintage to your photos! And so many ways you can add your own flare to it so experiment on your own! The larger the canvas the less room there is for error, but the WOW factor is totally worth it!

Spring Forest Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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This styled shoot sent to us by Rachael Grace Photography is heavy on the woodsy, generous with the purple, and is an endless source of inspiration for the whimsical forest bride within us. With cake design by Frills Cake Shop with florals by Bare Root Flora, one couldn’t miss a thing!


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woodsy wedding cake
woodsy wedding cake

From the photographer, Rachael: Inspired by a couple that wanted to keep things simple with just the two of them we designed an inspiration shoot for spring. Birdcages hung from the trees and filled with soft spring flowers brought a touch of elegance to an otherwise rustic setting. A robins egg blue vintage car added the perfect ending to the shoot. A couple off on the journey together. Just the two of them.


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woodsy wedding cake
vintage birdcages cakes

vintage suitcases by car

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succulent place settings


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Wedding Vendors (Boulder, CO):

Wedding Venue: Pastures of Plenty / Wedding Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography / Wedding Flowers: Bare Root Flora / Personal Stylist: Common Couture / Hair Accessory: Maria of Marisol Aparicio / Wedding Cake: Frills Cake Shop / Wedding Invitations: Little Green Chair Studio

Colorado Mountainside Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Poring through these pictures was like stepping into every little girl’s dream — bridesmaids in shades of pink, breathtaking mountain scenery, and horses roaming freely. Add in a stunning couple shot by Rachael Grace Photography and you have Joseph and Stacey’s Colorado wedding. Keep an eye out for some incredible bouquets and a lace wedding cake!


colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

From the bride, Stacey: Our theme was definitely mountain wedding. We had a outdoor/indoor cozy lodge wedding. It was vintage, romantic, casual, and intimate. There were tons of DIY projects involved. My self and the groom spent countless hours in antique stores picking out the books for the centerpieces, the vintage suit cases, and some of the old jars. We made all of the glass candles for the centerpieces that we wrapped some in lace and some in book pages. Each book page was something that was meaningful to us. Some had definitions of love, love poems and maps of places we have lived or traveled to, and some had our invitations wrapped around them. The brooches on the bouquets were all from my grandmother and great-grandmother.


colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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The groom stained all of the mason jars that sat on the windowsills blue and tied twine around them. We borrowed the green glass vases from another bride who had used them for her weddings centerpieces. (She cut 150 green glass wine bottles into vases.) We made the mini chalk boards that had menu items on them. We went to our favorite local candy shop to get all of the candy for the dessert table. I made all of the favors from pretty boxes and ribbons that I ordered online and the paper straws were ordered in the same place. One of the bridesmaids, who is a graphic designer, designed and made all of our invitations and response cards. We also bought all of the pillows and blankets that covered the seating during the cocktail hour for a cozy feel.


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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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The unity candle was the same candle that my sister used for her wedding 10 years ago and it is pink in honor of our mother who passed away from breast cancer. We also made welcome baskets for all of our guests, most of them were from out of town. They included all local Colorado themed items and little gift bags for any of the children that were at the wedding including little games and candies to keep them busy! We also spent a Saturday going out to a farm and picking up pumpkins, mums, and cider and other tasty treats that were used for ceremony decor and welcome baskets.


colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photographycolorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Something that I am sure every bride has heard numerous times but keep in mind what you and your soon to be spouse want. If you try to please everyone you will not be able to please yourself. It is your day and should be done your way. Ask for help if you need it. I had amazing support from all of my friends and family who went above and beyond and they really made everything that much more special for us. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! They will be happy to help and you will be less overwhelmed.

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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “All I Want Is You,” U2 cover by Vitamin String Quartets
Bride’s Processional: “Canon in D Major,” Pachelbel
Recessional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Cake Cutting Song: “You and Me,” Dave Matthews Band

Wedding Vendors (Tabernash, Colorado):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography / Event Planner and Large Wedding Sign: Jazmine Polite of A Touch of Bliss / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet “St. Barts” / Wedding Veil: Sara Gabriel “Rae” / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jasmine Belsoie / Wedding Flowers: Pretty Petal / Wedding Caterer: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Wedding Cake: Teacup / Cake Pops: Starbucks / Linens: Linen Hero / Makeup Artist: Blush Artistry and Company / Wedding Invitations: Elizabeth Mitkish / Wood Signs: Made by groom