473With the Continental Divide as their backdrop, Katy and Brian said “I Do” at the always stunning Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Their day was truly picturesque as the talented David Lynn Photography depicts, and Statice Floral further enhanced the backdrop and reception with their gorgeous florals. JA Special Events took care of the detailed planning, and Rob Drabkin livened up the ceremony with music and Elite DJ kept all guests entertained well into the night. It was such a joy sharing in your memorable day, Katy and Brian!

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Event planning and coordination: JA Special Events | Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Photography: David Lynn Photography | Videography: Lupher Arts | Decor and Florals: Statice Floral | Ceremony Music: Rob Drabkin | DJ: Elite DJ

0838When Heather and Brian started planning their wedding from New York, they envisioned a mountain destination where guests would gather for the weekend, revel in beautiful surroundings, laugh and relax together, and celebrate in style. Heather’s thoughtful attention to detail paired with Brian’s natural hospitality brought that vision to life in Beaver Creek where guests were welcomed with gift bags full of the couples’ favorites—Cape Cod chips, bakery fresh cookies, personalized Minnesota drink koozies, colorful striped socks for the dance floor, and s’mores kits for evenings by the mountainside fire pit at Park Hyatt.

A wax seal stamped with Heather & Brian’s custom crest adorned ceremony programs held by friends and family on the slopeside deck of Allie’s Cabin where Heather’s father officiated the beautiful nuptials. Scarlett, the couple’s adorable dog, acted as flower girl with the help of a few treats and some gentle coaxing down the aisle.

Inside the cabin, tall arrangements of orchids, roses, and calla lilies from Pink Posey Design elevated the elegance of the room while table runners of greenery accented with flowers complimented the natural setting. The team at Allie’s cabin were top notch in service and food, an absolute pleasure to work with. Matt with Elite DJ not only brought the party to life, he invited (by special arrangement) Brian to dance with Heather’s grandmother, the first dance in her life and a touching experience to witness.  David Lynn Photography captured the day in their soulful style and the photos couldn’t be more poignant as they recount a weekend of special moments and thoughtful touches, a weekend we were truly honored to be part of.

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Allie’s Cabin | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Floral Design:  Pink Posey Design | DJ:  Elite DJ | Ceremony Music:  Songs from the Heart | Cake:  Elegant Bakery | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Lodging:  Park Hyatt | Rehearsal Dinner:  Metropolitan | Brunch:  CBar | Hair:  Hair Artistry by Hilary | Makeup:  Pink Lashes

Winter bride, David Lynn Photography

Some of the most striking winter wedding photos we’ve seen at Devil’s Thumb Ranch are these gorgeous images from David Lynn Photography.  Kelly and Matt were among the first couples to exchange vows and celebrate their wedding in the new High Lonesome Barn and they couldn’t have asked for a better day with the bluebird skies and a Broncos playoff game that sent Denver to the Superbowl.  Check out the fusion of mountain rustic with touches of elegance from Statice Floral.  We especially love the eclectic display of lanterns and greenery in the foreground of a breathtaking ceremony view of the snowcapped Continental Divide.  Congratulations to Kelly + Matt, a very stylish, very thoughtful couple!

Winter bouquet by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography  Wedding dress at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Winter Bouquet with pine cones by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography  Silver wedding shoes, David Lynn PhotographyGorgeous couture wedding dress, David Lynn Photography  Bridal bouquet with pine cones by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography Bride & Groom portrait, David Lynn Photography  Bride with white shawl, David Lynn Photography

Groomsmen in the snow, David Lynn Photography  Short blue bridesmaid dresses, David Lynn Photography Bridal Party in the mountains, David Lynn Photography

Bridesmaid boots, David Lynn Photography  Bridal Portrait with mountain alpenglo, David Lynn PhotographyFather-daughter hug, David Lynn Photography  Ready to wak the aisle, David Lynn PhotographyWalking the aisle, David Lynn Photography  Wedding ceremony in High Lonesome Barn at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

High Lonesome Barn ceremony at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

High Lonesome Barn at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography  Wedding rings on pinecone, David Lynn Photography

Ceremony lantern decor at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Candles & pine cone aisle decor, David Lynn Photography

Wedding reception at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Orbs & candles, David Lynn Photography  Rustic lighted vine balls from Statice Floral, David Lynn PhotographyReception with lighted vine balls at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography  Hydrangea & Baby's Breath in mercury glass vase from Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography Pine cones & mercury glass votives, David Lynn Photography

wedding favor, David Lynn Photography  Napkin with menu fold, David Lynn Photography

Hanging orbs at wedding reception, David Lynn Photography

Toast under the orbs, David Lynn Photography  Cheers!  David Lynn Photography

Dance in Broad Axe Barn, David Lynn Photography

First dance picture, David Lynn Photography  Dancing, David Lynn PhotographyCupcake dessert bar, David Lynn PhotographyHigh Lonesome Barn at night, David Lynn Photography

Beautiful evening at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Props to the Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Flowers & Décor:  Statice Floral | Linens: Party Time Rentals

Katie & Zim on Couture Colorado

We’re thrilled to see Katie and Zim’s wedding featured on Couture Colorado!  Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Check out Katie’s gorgeous dress, specially created by a costume designer friend.  So many other great details captured beautifully by David Lynn Photography and a fantastic vendor team:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | David Lynn Photography | Plum Sage Flowers |  Pure Energy Events | Kelley Kakes


See more on our blog post:

Graceful Romance, A Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch



Captivating.  Inspiring.  Vibrant.  From the stunning swirl of lace and sunlit sparkle in Katie’s dress (created for her by a costume designer friend), to the kaleidoscope of color on groomsmen’s Happy Socks, Katie and Zim’s winter mountain wedding graced Devil’s Thumb Ranch with breathtaking romance and lighthearted fun, captured in the signature “soulful” style of David Lynn Photography.  Postcards from Colorado (where Katie & Zim first met) in lieu of a guestbook and pine cones from an outdoor camp in California (where Zim is a counselor) both add an authentic rustic vibe, complimenting the aspen chuppah decorated by friends and the monogrammed tree slice carried by an adorable ring bearer.  Tivoli lights from Pure Energy, calla lilies and lanterns by Plum Sage Flowers, and a gorgeous cake alternating layers of mountain silhouette with lavendar ruffles and roses by Kelley Kakes lend a festive elegance to the evening.










Katie & Zim, you inspire us with your authentic captivating vibrant personalities.  You are beautiful people and it was an honor to have coordinated such meaningful wedding details.  Thank you!

The Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Floral:  Plum Sage Flowers | Lighting:  Pure Energy Events | DJ:  Pure Energy Events | Hair:  Irene & Heidi, 3rd Street Salon | Cake:  Kelley Kakes