Whimsical Colorado Ranch Wedding: Lauren + Nate

bride and groom

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!

nude heel

wedding dress

bouquets in vases


The bouquets contained tiny nests, balsa wood roses, and traditional flowers as well as burlap and lace ribbons woven throughout.

birds nest in bouquet

drink stand

paper flower ceremony covering doors

paper flower ceremony


Such a gorgeous ceremony location!

paper flower ceremony

band

paper flower on doors decor

paper flower arch decor

paper flower arch decor

flower girl

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

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.

wedding party

lace wrapped bouquet

jcrew dusty shale bridesmaid dresses

bride

bride

light and romantic bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

tag place cards

tag place cards

tag place cards

hanging lights

peach napkins

mini cake table numbers


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! :)

mini cake table numbers

& sweet heart table sign

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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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