How The West Was Fun! Western Welcome Party Ideas

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Friday, May 17

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Welcome to the wild, wild, west! One of our favorite things about wedding celebrations is how they’ve turned into weekend long affairs. In recent years, Colorado has turned into a destination market – a place where couple want to share the beauty of the Rocky Mountains to their guests from all over the globe. Whether it’s to show off the mountain towns that house their favorite ski resorts, ranches that frame the vast views of the mountains or small saloons where they aprés ski in winter – there is no shortage of  breathtaking scenery and western charm.

Over the years, our couples have embraced the rustic charm of Colorado’s mountain towns, showing their guests how the west was FUN! From rustic venues, cowboy inspired decor, outdoor activities, local cuisine and more – we are roundin’ up our favorite wild west of welcome celebrations below!

Fashion Statement

Before the bow-ties come the boots and bolos. From denim to fringe to the infamous Kemo Sabe cowboy hats – our couples and their guests go all out with their attire!

Boots & Bolos!

Canadian Tuxedos!

Custom Cowboy Hats

Festive Fringe

Say It With Your Decor

From tumbleweeds and bright colors to funky patterned linens and buffalo checked – we love when our couples lean into the western style using their decor!

Eat Up!

The mountain west is home to some of the country’s best meats, fresh fish and locally sourced fruit and vegetables. Whether it’s BBQ or a Pig Roast or classic chips & salsa – showing guests some true Western “grub” is one of our favorite ways to kick off a wedding weekend!

Fun Activities!

Weddings have turned into weekend or sometimes even week long experiences where couples are sparing no expense in giving their guests a true experience. Before the bow-ties and ballgowns – guests get down a dirty with tons of fun activities like skeet shooting, horseback riding, mechanical bulls and line dancing!


Venue Choice

From sprawling ranches to historic saloon to venues that can only be accessed via gondola – the venue for the welcome party sets the tone for an unforgettable evening!

Glamping Anyone? 

Want to take your Western Welcome to the next level? Brianna & Alex got married at on their property in Wyoming. With no hotels nearby – their next best best was to set-up luxury glamping tents for all their guests!

Photo Credits: Michelle Beller Photography | Cat Galletti | Vanessa Tierney Photography | Jess Leigh Photo | Alp & Isle


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