A bride who decks out not only herself in a jacket, but her bridesmaids too? Color us smitten. Austin and Stephanie’s Colorado is one of the more intimate affairs we’ve seen, but it easily proves that having a small wedding doesn’t mean you should skimp on any details you truly love. Thank you to Cassidy Brooke for sharing your gorgeous images with us!
From the bride, Stephanie: When Austin and I would dream about our wedding two words always came to mind: intimate and romantic, and that’s just what we got. With just 25 of our closest friends and families to witness our special day we pulled off a dreamy woodsy wedding with pops of gold glitter… because who doesn’t love gold glitter?
We wanted to let the gorgeous scenery around us speak for itself but add touches of us here and there. With the small budget we were on almost all of our wedding was DIY. From the handmade invites, flowers, and garlands to the 60 year old quilts, Greek cookies and lavender lemonade we had so many personal touches and help from our families we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice for brides would be to slow down and to truly enjoy your special moment! Everyone told us that wedding days go by so fast and they do! So when you and your man get a chance stop and breathe it all in. We took lots of videos and pictures throughout our day so we could look at them that night together. Have a blast because all of the hard work you put into your day really truly pays off and turns out perfect!
Watch the sweet video by JDJ Creation:
Processional and Recessional: “Your Hand in Mine,” Explosions in the Sky
First Dance: “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars, sung by friend Raynard Chaney
Wedding Location: Colorado Springs, CO / Photographer: Cassidy Brooke / Ceremony Venue: Fox Run Regional Park / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Flowers: Whole Foods, arranged by groom’s mother / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature Collection via David’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Bakers / Headband: Anthropologie / Bride’s Necklace: Ruche / Hair: Brandi Anderson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Express / Bridesmaids’ Jackets: Forever 21 / Groom and Groomsmen’s Pants: Banana Republic / Wedding Caterer: My Big Fat Greek Restaurant / Desserts: Whole Foods / Videographer: JDJ Creation