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The Rocky Mountains in summertime have an earthy rugged presence graced by the delicate beauty of vibrant wildflowers and the pink shades of sunset reflected across snow-fed mountain lakes. A hike up rock-strewn paths through alpine forest leaves one equally grounded and inspired, the moments of discovering beauty hard-won and therefore more fully appreciated. This natural and complimentary juxtaposition defines the mountain rustic style of Courtney & Adam’s wedding, celebrated at historic Grand Lake Lodge with a breathtaking view of Colorado’s largest natural lake and right next to the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance where the couple has often hiked.  Our thanks to LisaAnne Photography for sharing lovely images of the day!

Weathered wooden pews down a rocky mountainside path commanded majestic views of Grand Lake bordered by towering mountains and the small town below. Officiant Matt Raynak of Rocky Mountain Wedding Services used golf balls, sand, and beer in a pickle jar to illustrate memorable marriage and life wisdom. Brilliant sunflowers burst from the more delicate blooms of white ranunculus, soft blue hydrangea, and vibrant purple stock in bridesmaid bouquets designed by Statice Floral. Courtney graced the altar in stylish satin and pearls, her sweet complexion framed in blond curls next to Adam’s dark handsome features, perfectly complimenting each other.

The mountain-inspired rustic details carried into Courtney & Adam’s hillside reception. Candles gave a flickering glow around weathered wooden boxes overflowing with hydrangea and sunflowers. Intricate lace adorned earthy burlap runners. A wooden lantern sat next to escort cards displayed in aspen logs. Tiny lights shone from tendrils of vine spheres as they hung from log beams, mirroring the distant lakeside village lights below. As the sunset warmed Grand Lake with its pinkish hues and music from Standing Room Only, Jay Kacik floated across the evening air, bistro bulbs from Lighting & Design by Scott lit the dance floor, declaring the union of “C & A”, celebrating a couple who is entirely down to earth and equally inspiring, just like the mountains they love.

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Event Design & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Grand Lake Lodge | Photography:  LisaAnne Photography | Flowers & Decor:  Statice Floral | Lighting:  Lighting & Design by Scott | DJ:  Standing Room Only, Jay Kaycik | Officiant:  Rocky Mountain Wedding Services, Matt Raynak | Cake & Cupcakes:  Church of Cupcakes


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