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What a memorable Memorial Weekend it was for Gabe + Mitch at the lovely Crooked Willow Farms. The happy couple gathered with loved ones by their side and committed to forever together. Two Elk Studios captured stunning images from the special day and gorgeous florals by Statice Floral enhanced the setting beautifully. Congratulations on your marriage, Gabe + Mitch, we are so very thrilled for you!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Ceremony & Reception: Crooked Willow Farms | Photography: Two Elk Studios | Florals: Statice Floral | Videography: Rising Moon | Catering: Footers Catering | Music: Great Family Reunion | Lounge Furniture & Custom Rentals: Sisterhood Vintage Design | Linens: Event Rents

Luxe Mountain feature

It’s a beautiful day in the blogs with Amber and Jared’s vibrant sunflower-adorned wedding at Crooked Willow Farms with Statice Floral, Catering by Design, Brinton Studios, DJ RIPM, and Lupher Arts.

Check out the feature:  Rustic Comfort in Colorado

And more on our blog post:  Sunflowers, Burlap, and Camels; a Fun Rustic Farm Wedding at Crooked Willow Farms


While weathered window frames, wine barrels, and white roses converge with burlap banners, cowgirl boots, and chandeliers in a symphony of rustic elegant details at Amanda and John’s Crooked Willow wedding, it’s really the yellow billy balls, the colored cacophony of groomsmen’s socks, and the pie pops propped in moss, that evoke the true exuberant personality of the day.  Huge props to Bros Photo who creatively captured a range of emotion and detail, true to their homepage description:

“You are Unique.  Your Wedding will be Unique.  We’re here to make lasting moments that will never happen again.”



Love this series of photos!  Not only does it showcase the gorgeous hairdos by Janelle Gallegos, it reveals Amanda’s (aka Mrs. Always Right) great sense of humor.




Statice Floral used hydrangeas, roses, and dusty miller with a bright pop of yellow billy balls on these fun yet elegant bouquets.  Amanda’s bouquet wrapped in lace and secured with pearl pins compliments her stunning dress while the bridesmaid bouquets wrapped in burlap add just the right amount of rustic to their lace-edged, cowgirl boot accessorized tiffany blue dresses.


If you like John’s socks, you should really check out his ring…

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Bros Photo describes their style as portrait journalism “with a touch of artistic fashion and fun”.  We dig it!  Especially the generational wedding rings.   And the parent wedding pics in hand.  And the wedding party in the window of a kiss.  And the flower girl and ring bearer holding a frame.  And…well, you get the idea…


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Check out these mason jar glasses with little chalkboard stickers showing each person’s name and tagged with their table number.  Great multi-purposed environmentally savvy pieces!

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Burlap pinwheels, log stumps, and a plethora of pies make this rustic dessert table an attraction between dances in Lola’s Loft, neighboring barn to the reception space.  Mini pies under a Mr. & Mrs. banner are a cute stand-in for the cake cutting ceremony.

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Amanda & John, in the words of Bros Photo, you made “lasting moments that will never happen again” and we are still laughing at the memories.  With your fun-loving personalities, we’re pretty sure there will be many unrepeatable moments of hilarity interspersed with stylish romance in your marriage and that inspires us and keeps us smiling.  Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration and we wish you the very best!

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The Creative Vendor Team:

Day-Of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Crooked Willow Farms | Photography:  Bros Photo Wedding Photography | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Catering:  Buffalo Gals | Rentals:  Event Rents | Desserts:  The Little Pastry Chef | Music:  A Music Plus | Hair:  Janelle Gallegos | Officiate:  Paul Roper (father of the groom)

From our first encounter at Starbucks, Amber & Jared have remained one of the most down to earth, honest, genuine couples we’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  Their fun-loving personalities combined with a sarcastic wit made the planning process entirely entertaining.  When it came time to celebrate their wedding, Crooked Willow Farms in late summer with loads of bright yellow sunflowers, earthy elements of apples, burlap, and twine, and a couple of camels could not have been more perfect.  Our cowgirl hats off to the equally awesome Brinton Studios who captured the fun in a way that makes even wagon wheel lantern chandeliers look romantic.


Crooked Willow provides a spacious farmhouse for the ladies and a luxurious lounge for the men to get ready in.  Jared thoughtfully contributed to the getting ready process by gifting Amber with a beautiful necklace which she wore for the rest of the day.


The charm of leather cowgirl boots on a grassy aisle, the sweet scent of a flower garden in full bloom,  and the alluring melody of a violin all played to the senses of Amber & Jared’s guests as they enjoyed an inspiring vista of rolling foothills, anticipating the wedding ceremony.


Sunflowers really help distinguish the ceremony arch, making it a focal point while not distracting from the gorgeous scenery.  They suggest happiness and fun while manzanita branches add a touch of wild rustic.  Statice Floral carried the fullness of summer concept into groomsmen’s boutonnieres using Viking mums (they look like mini-sunflowers) and wheat.  Check out the flowered padlocked ring pillow, placed safely on a wine barrel during the ceremony.  Love!




In addition to bricked archways, gleaming wooden horse stalls, romantic garden fountains, a posh cigar lounge, and ornate chandeliers, Crooked Willow has two camels in the field.  Really, what’s not to like?


Linens and napkins in deep purple (Amber’s favorite color) play off the brilliant yellow of the sunflower centerpieces and Viking mum place setting accents, making both colors pop in playful combination.  Cut apples in the tall vases and stalks of wheat lend visual texture on the burlap overlays adorned with mason jar water mugs.



Often used for storing hay bales, barn lofts, as it turns out, work really well for dancing.  Lola’s Loft maintains a rustic look with exposed beams and lanterns hanging from wagon wheels for lighting.  A whole wall of flameless candles on rough wood ledges adds just the right touch of romance.  And those camels, if they looked through the loft’s open shutter doors, would have witnessed some down to earth fun times on the dance floor!


From Starbucks to Lola’s Loft with lots of laughter in between, Amber & Jared, it’s been a pleasure and we wish you the very best!

The Fun-Loving Vendor Team:

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Venue:  Crooked Willow Farms | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Catering & Dessert:  Catering By Design | Linens & Rentals:  Event Rents | DJ:  RIPM | Violinist:  Josh Estrada & Maestro Hughes

Check out Amber & Jared’s wedding featured on Luxe Mountain Weddings:  Rustic Comfort in Colorado