We love a wedding with a good backstory and Heidi + Paul’s is pretty darn good. They both grew up in small towns in Ohio, but since Heidi was always looking for a good adventure, she decided the mountains were calling. One day she told Paul she wanted to move to Denver, and while he thought she was a little crazy since neither of them had ever even been to Colorado, he agreed and they started a fun, new adventure! Love it! Three years and an engagement later, these cuties began planning their dream colorado wedding to show their family + friends a few reasons why they have fallen in love with the state. Here’s more about the inspiration for their colorful, bohemian barn bash, straight from Heidi:
From the start of the planning process I knew I wasn’t going to be a traditional bride. It started with asking my brother to be my “Man of Honor”. From there we decided that we were going to plan a unique wedding and pick things that were important to us. We knew we wanted a colorful, rustic, laid back and unique wedding day. We also wanted to show everyone why we love Colorado so much, as most of our guests were from out of town. We chose a rustic barn in the mountains, local beer, a food truck, gelato cart and incorporated many small details to really make our day stand out and show who we are as a couple.
Thanks so much to Connie Dai Photography for the lovely photos and congrats to Heidi + Paul on a truly beautiful day!
Heidi + Paul allowed their entire bridal party to pick their own outfits + provided vintage ties for the groomsmen. We love how it all turned out + are especially into the pastel hues the bridesmaids went with. Get a similar look for your day by shopping this super sweet wedding below!
We’re all kinds of crazy about Heidi’s beautiful bohemian Anna Campbell wedding dress, which she scooped up at Felice Bridal. It doesn’t get much sweeter than the back detailing on that beauty, right?!
A big part in the planning process was making sure our American Bulldog, Mattie could be there to celebrate with us! She acted as our flower girl and walked down the aisle with my brother. She was able to mingle with guests, enjoy some dancing and even got dinner from the food truck!
The most memorable moment for both of us had to be the ceremony. We asked one of our closest friends, Kyle, to be our officiant. He wrote the entire ceremony and some might think this is crazy, but we had no idea what he was going to say! He wrote a ceremony completely unique to us as a couple and it could not have been better. Without us knowing he even asked both of our parents for marriage/love advice and incorporated it. We then exchanged vows that we had each written. It was better than we could have ever imagined.
Processional: Bridal party: Lover of the Light (instrumental) – Mumford & Sons; Bride: Marry Me – Train
Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: Overwhelmed – Tim McMorris
Tricia of Violet Floral Design used a mismatched collection of mint glass and clear bud vases, packed with beautiful peach + blush-toned blooms, to help give the barn a whimsical feel. So pretty!
And doesn’t that barn have total wow-factor? For other couples tying the knot in Colorado, The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park just might be the gorgeous space you’ve been searching for!
Make sure to relax and really focus on what you both want as a couple. People wont mind if you stray away from tradition as long as it's important to the two of you, after all the day is to celebrate the two of you and your love! Also, pick vendors that really get your vision. The planning process runs very smoothly when you work with amazingly talented vendors that match your personality and really understand what you want out of your wedding day.
photography: Connie Dai Photography // venue name: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, Evergreen, Colorado // event design: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals // planning: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals // florals: Violet Floral Design // wedding dress boutique: Felice Bridal // hairpiece: Violet Floral Design // hair stylist: Alex Cox Hair Design // makeup artist: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry // paper goods: Teal Typewriter // catering: Epicurean // cake: Whole Foods // music: A Music Plus // wedding dress designer: Anna Campbell // bridesmaid dresses: Modcloth, The Limited, Mint Julep Boutique, H&M // groom attire: clothes from Express, suspenders from Sun Mark Studio, tie from Mosaic Menswear // guitarist: Chris Webb // gelato cart: Flor Di Latte // ceremony benches: Chairs with Character