Lauren + Nate wanted their wedding day to not only be full of meaning, but tons of fun! Since their guests were coming from all over the country to celebrate with them, they made sure the weekend was like a mini-vacation – stress-free + relaxing! They chose Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a rustic ranch in the valley of Tabernash, Colorado, where they could say their vows in a gorgeous field surrounded by moutains – and wait until you see their stunning ceremony structure covered in paper flowers! Lauren is a graphic designer and designed their invites, signs and decoration to be “mountain rustic with a touch of whimsy.” Nate’s personality showed itself with a pre-ceremony lawn games competition, good music, and plenty of pie. Thanks so much to Taylor Lord Photography for the photos and congrats to Lauren + Nate!
The bouquets contained tiny nests, balsa wood roses, and traditional flowers as well as burlap and lace ribbons woven throughout.
Such a gorgeous ceremony location!
I would say hearing Nate say his vows to me...what a rush! Another favorite was jumping into our getaway car, and Nate handing me a travel book that FINALLY revealed where we were going on our honeymoon – Belize! The suspense was killing me.
Love this idea! At the reception, mini-cakes took the place of traditional centerpieces – along with a note that said the guests could eat the cake first! :)
Wear comfortable shoes, or sneak in some flip-flops for the reception when your legs go numb and seize up from all that dancing. I couldn't feel my toes for three days.
photography: Taylor Lord Photography // event planner + floral design: Kara Delay // venue + catering: Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO // dress designer: Jim Hjelm // cake: Gateaux Bakery // dj: Tip Top Music Entertainment // equipment rentals: A Vintage Affair Rentals // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Christina Trostel from The Parlour in Denver, CO // groom suit: J Crew // cinematography: Zachary Shields // invitations + paper goods: Lauren Skinner (bride)
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