Photos by:

Lisa O'Dwyer

When we talk about picture-perfect weddings, this one tops the list — for example, the scenery during the ceremony was so picturesque we had to do a double take to make sure it was real! Thank you, Colorado. Lisa O’Dwyer, Pink Diamond Events, and Hana Style Designs all lived up to their incredible potential working on Joette and Justin’s wedding day, full of darling details and great ideas to inspire your own wedding day.

elegant Colorado winter wedding - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

From the bride, Joette: We both love the outdoors and wanted a beautiful, natural scene for the backdrop of our wedding. We wanted the day to represent who we are and to be an intimate celebration with the people closest to us. We wanted get out of town and I asked Justin – beach or mountains? He picked mountains. Oddly enough, my parents have friends who just finished building out a home in Estes Park, and they had extended an invitation to visit. My mom and I went for a weekend, and it was just beautiful. I sent Justin some pictures and then my mom and I spent the weekend looking at venues with her friend as our personal guide.

hot pink wedding shoes - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

bouquet - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

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blush pink bouquet - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

romantic grooms boutonniere - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

I think our wedding was classic and timeless in a rustic setting (for lack of more eloquent words!). I wanted soft tones to balance out the wood and the dark room at the reception. Overall it was exactly what I envisioned and the images perfectly capture that feeling. Our personalities are a mix of rugged and soft. I believe our flowers included some hydrangeas and soft pink roses, we had some greenery hanging from the chandeliers. We also incorporated branches in the table settings and our florist spray painted some succulents gold which was an awesome touch.

flower girls - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

floral wedding ceremony decor - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

flower girls during ceremony - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

escort cards - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? The double edged sword is that images and ideas are readily available through print and social media. It’s incredibly helpful and yet overwhelming. It also makes it easier to get swept up in all of the wrong things and forget why you are truly planning a wedding. When your wedding day comes there are always elements outside of your control – no matter how much planning you have done. Surround yourself with people you can trust and go into the day knowing that you may have a good story or two to tell. The goal is not a perfect day, but a joyful life together.

Colorado lodge reception - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

leather wedding details - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

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hydrangea centerpieces - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

elegant indoor tablescape - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

gold table number - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

chandelier with amaranthus - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

dessert table - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

elegant wedding cake - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

dessert cookies - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Reception Entrance: “Don’t Stop Believing,” Journey
First Dance: “When You Say Nothing At All,” Keith Whitley & Allison Krauss
Father/Bride and Justin/Girls Dance: “Daddy Dance with Me,” Krystal Keith
Last Dance: “Lost In This Moment With You,” Big & Rich

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lisa O'Dwyer

Event Design

Pink Diamond Events

Floral Design

Hana Style Designs

Ceremony Venue

Black Canyon Inn

Reception Venue and Catering

Twin Owls Steakhouse

Bridal Store

Circle Park Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Christian Dior

Hair and Makeup

Bella Capelli Hair Studio

Wedding Cake

Colorado Rose Cake Company

Wedding Music

Colorado Sound

Rentals

RC Special Events

Wedding Invitations

Write Selection

Videography

Rising Moon

1 comments
  • Lisa O’Dwyer

    What a beautiful layout Ruffled did of their story!!! Thank you for sharing!