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When Erin and Derek dressed up in alternating superhero capes, 80’s spandex, and Gatsby feather boa and tophat for their engagement photos with Brinton Studios, we knew their Vail wedding was going to be a fun and stylish celebration.  In fact, the spokes of a thousand bicycle wheels from the USA Pro Challenge Bike Race, rolling through town on an August afternoon couldn’t compete with the exuberance in this winning wedding day.

Smooth wood swoops gracefully over guests at Vail Chapel, tucked intimately among aspen and spruce trees that peek through tall elegant altar windows as Erin and Derek exchange their vows.

The beauty of windows and wooden beams continues to showcase natural mountain beauty at Donovan Pavilion where guests sip on cocktails by a gurgling creek, Footers Catering prepares a fresh dinner onsite, and the fine script of a ski run table name is tucked into its slotted branch among mercury glass, ivory candles, and romantic clusters of hydrangea, roses, stock, and dusty miller arranged by Statice Floral. Gold chargers, gold chivari chairs, and gilded signs lend a sense of glamour to the romantic elegance. The sweet and stylish soiree is a perfect reflection of Erin & Derek’s thoughtfulness, creativity, and attention to the gorgeous details that make a fun and memorable experience for their guests.

Be sure to check out the sweet video from Pen Weddings at the bottom of this post!

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Check out this touching video from Pen Weddings!

The Creative Team

Event Planning:  JA Special Events  | Ceremony Venue:  Vail Chapel  | Reception Venue:  Donovan Pavilion  | Photography:  Brinton Studios  | Videography:  Pen Weddings  | Flowers:  Statice Floral  | Catering:  Footers Catering  | Cake & Desserts:  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe  | DJ:  Elite DJ  | Transportation:  Presidential Transportation  | Chair Rentals:  Alpine Party Rentals  | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens

Anna and Corey are a fun and adventurous couple whose itinerary includes Broncos tailgate parties, growing their own salsa ingredients, and llama racing in poodle skirts.  They also love exploring mountainous back roads together so when it came time to get married, the pair invited friends and family to a weekend of fly fishing, kayaking, fall hiking, and celebratory drinking at a local mountain brewery as a prelude to their Silverthorne Pavilion wedding.  As another thoughtful gesture to their guests, Anna and Corey had their officiant announce the Broncos home game half-time score (confirmed by the groomsmen watching second quarter action on an iPhone) before the ceremony began.

Anna, a design professional with seasoned catering experience, styled her day using natural elements with a modern twist.  Stunning green bouquets of roses, hydrangea, dianthus, and berries from Garden of Eden featured a fascinating pop of color and texture against the sophisticated charcoal palette.  Forest twigs emerged from river rock around floating candles, outlining the sweet ceremony framed by an aspen arch and backlit in emerald like the evening sun filtering through a canopy of evergreens.  Between games of corn-hole during cocktail hour, guests dropped river rock well-wishes into a decorative wicker vase and deposited cards in a vintage-styled letter box.

Fern green chargers wrapped in charcoal napkins displayed sumptuous menus featuring a colorful fall salad topped in berries and pecans precluding a hearty dual entrée of Grilled Chicken in Creamed Leek Sauce and Bistro Steak Medallions with Gorgonzola Crumbles, served in style by Front Range Catering.  Crème Brulee, Chocolate Molten Cakes, and Fruit Tartelettes adorned a woodsy candlelit dessert table accented with wicker balls and river rock.  The lovely details of this fun day were captured in timeless style by the talented Allee Photography.

Thank you, Anna & Corey, for choosing us to coordinate your day.  What an honor and what an entirely enjoyable weekend!  We wish you many Broncos wins, flourishing crops of tomatoes and peppers, and llama racing successes in the adventure of marriage ahead!

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The Creative Team

Day-of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Silverthorne Pavilion | Photography:  Allee Photography | Catering & Desserts:  Front Range Catering | Bar:  All Seasons Catering | Flowers:  Garden of Eden | DJ:  A Music Plus | Rentals & Wedding Arch:  Colorado Party Rentals | Bridal Gown:  Moonlight Bridal from The Green Bride

The cozy elegance of Tiffany and Nic’s winter mountain wedding warmed with the rich tones of burgundy dahlias and fur wraps in shades of brown, accented in delicate feather hairpieces & boutonnieres (crafted by the bride and her maids), and announced by a small “ringbearer band” with instruments down the aisle is just the kind of inspiration to be enjoyed with a mug of steaming hot chocolate topped in frothy whipped cream.  The exquisite photos from O’Malley Photographers at Devil’s Thumb Ranch were recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and we can see why with details like a traditional Italian cake adorned in fresh berries, the golden gazelle peeking out from weathered antlers and family heirlooms, the delicate streamers hung from raw wood barn beams, a stunning rose headpiece from Statice Floral, invitations, jewelry, and a custom crest featured on ceremony programs and echoed in the table signs (all designed by the bride who is a professional artistic designer), and fabulous Sergio Rossi shoes.  In a spirit of comradery and family tradition, guests regaled each other with “Cheeseburger in Paradise” before dinner.

This heartwarming loveliness was an honor to take part in.  Thank you, Tiffany & Nic.  We wish you countless cozy + inspired winter moments together!

          

           

 

           

The Creative Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Venue, Catering, & Cake:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  O’Malley Photographers | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Videography:  Locker Partners | Music:  Marc Stone | Hair:  Macy Bouchard | Make-up:  Jenny Hager | Bridal Gown:  Romona Keveza | Bride’s Jacket:  designed by bride, sewn by Donna Beth Creations | Bride’s Shoes:  Sergio Rossi | Bride’s Necklace:  Larkspur & Hawk | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Dessy | Groom’s Tuxedo:  Ralph Lauren Black Label

Chase puts a beautiful smile on Hannah’s face and sweet tone of laughter in her voice.  When the two began planning their Colorado wedding, they wanted to share that level of happiness and effervescent fun with their guests.  So they set the festive tone with a ceremony aisle lined in vibrant bursts of gladiola, decked their wedding party out in playful shades of shoes, filled a table with colorful candy boxes, each handwritten with a guest’s name and table number, shipped in a giant whoopee pie for their cutting cake, and hired The Goonies, an 80’s cover band, to rock out the night in Boulder’s Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery.  Batman’s insignia made an appearance on the groom’s cake (complimenting Chase’s cuff links), adjacent to the popular Glacier Ice Cream Bar after a delicious dinner from Footer’s Catering.

Looking at these pretty pictures from April O’Hare Photography brings smiles to our faces.  Well done and congratulations, Hannah & Chase.  Thank you for letting us be part of your beautiful and fun-spirited weekend!

   

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The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  Sunrise Amphitheatre | Reception Venue:  Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery | Photography:  April O’Hare Photography | Catering:  Footers Catering | Dessert:  Wicked Whoopies & Glacier Ice Cream Bar | Band:  The Goonies | Bridal Gown:  Maggie Sottero from Dora Grace Bridal Salon | Groom’s Tux:  Men’s Wearhouse

Jessica and Phil are a fun-loving stylish couple who live in Denver and love the mountains.  A secluded mountain in the National Forest of Breckenridge became the site of their summer wedding, beautifully photographed by Brinton Studios.  Jess and Phil added their own touches of playful whimsy and chic style to Ten Mile Station, with its mountain lodge architecture, vintage mining town décor, and dramatic views of snow-touched peaks.

The airy arch of curly willow adorned in yellow orchids (fabulous work of Statice Floral) was flanked by bridesmaids in chic white and charcoal striped dresses decked in pearls and groomsmen in yellow ties with succulent boutonnieres accented in yellow billy balls.  Inside his pocket, Jessica’s father carried a sweet note from his daughter, thoughtfully embroidered on a handkerchief for him.  Jessica was stunning in her mermaid gown from Alvina Valenta, purchased at Denver’s couture salon, Anna Be.

Weathered wooden photo frame favors doubled as escort cards during cocktail hour, directing guests to their tables styled with yellow chevron runners, mercury glass candle stands, and whimsical centerpieces that reached toward a towering ceiling against breathtaking mountain views.  Strings of heart confetti cascaded from one of the photo displays while a wooden crate offered dancing shoes for the party.  A metallic “Mr & Mrs Ruiz” glinted atop the ribbon-frosted cake finished in a light yellow ombre fade.  The evening finished with flare as Jessica and Phil made their exit under an arch of sparklers amid the cheers of happy guests.

   

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The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Venue:  Ten Mile Station | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Bridal Gown:  Alvina Valenta from Anna Be | DJ:  Beggar’s Tunes

 Check out this fun celebration featured in Something Turqoise!  DIY Wedding | Jessica + Phil

And on Luxe Mountain Weddings!  A Perfect Colorado Wedding Day

And on The Knot Real Weddings!  A Rustic Canary Yellow Wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

And on CoutureColorado Wedding:  Yellow Rustic Chic Mountain Wedding

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The fall issue of Reign Magazine/Aisle Style hit stands yesterday and we are beyond thrilled to see Laura & Paul’s Sophisticated Country wedding featured in gorgeous glossy detail!

This Devil’s Thumb Ranch soiree was decorated in classy detail by a team from Homefest (owned by the bride’s parents) and captured beautifully by Laura Esmond Photography.

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Check out more photos and details on our blog feature:

Sophisticated Country, an Elegant Mountain Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

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Check out the full issue of Reign Magazine:  Fall 2014

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