Sunflowers, Burlap, & Camels; a Fun Rustic Farm Wedding at Crooked Willow
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!
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