This gorgeous, seasonal wedding has amazing ties to the bride’s family history. The couple got married at the same cabin where her parents married and she’s wearing her grandmother’s 1950’s wedding dress. How sweet is that? Thanks to The Parsons for the photos!
I have always been obsessed with colors, so fall was the perfect time of year to get married. Our colors were: mustard yellow, teal, brown, and green. We used windows to symbolize home, family, community, friendship, openness, etc. We used antique windows (found for free or cheap on craigslist) as decorations.
Since the wedding was at one of the most beautiful places in the world, our family cabin in Colorado, we wanted to keep things looking as natural as possible. I grew up playing in the woods as a child. My parents got married at this cabin, and so did my cousin about a year and a half ago. There are so many lovely memories wrapped up in this place – it is a part of who I am, and now I get to add the beautiful memory of getting married! I wore my grandma’s dress and used her wedding cake topper, and we did a lot of thrift store shopping overall.
Just about everything was a DIY project! I hand-painted mason jars for reception glasses, aspen candles (my friend cut the aspen chunks, and my dad wood-burned the bottom of each one for families to take home), home-made billy button flowers, hairpieces, fabric garland, and much more.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? HAVE FUN, and be creative. enjoy the process. get people involved! don’t be afraid to look at thrift stores and craigslist – there are GREAT decorations and ideas to be found for free or cheap. start a notebook or journal as soon as possible to keep track of ideas and inspiration. Don’t get caught up on “perfect” – your wedding will be what it will be, and sometimes imperfections and unexpected changes make it better than you ever could have planned
Wedding Vendors (location: near Antonito, Colorado):
Ceremony and reception location(s): Family Cabin in southern CO / Wedding planner or event designer: none / Flowers: purchased at City Market in Alamosa, CO; aunt and cousin did most of the arrangements / Photographers: Jeremy and Ashley Parsons / Wedding Dress: grandmother’s vintage dress / Earrings: bride’s cousin / Hair & Makeup: bride’s sister / Hairpiece: bride / Shoes: Sole Reviver via eBay UK / Bridesmaid hairpieces: bride’s cousin / Bridesmaid necklaces: each self-made her necklace / Groom’s bowtie: Etsy seller xoelle / Groom’s vest: vintage store / Groom’s coat: J.Crew / Groomsmen’s shirts: Urban Outfitters / Ceremony musicians: Annie Parsons, Bride’s best friend Becca Parsons, Ben Mennard, Barry Pederson / Caterer: Bride’s family / Wedding Cake: Bride’s cousin / Wedding invitations: Bride