Real Wedding – Jess and Darren Colorado Mountain wedding

Jess + Darren wed on the first day of October at the beautiful Della Terra in Estes Park. In an anticipated and emotional day, these two lovebird pledged their love under a gorgeous sanctuary of evergreen and aspen trees. College sweethearts that first met at Semester at Sea, Jess + Darren could not have been more of a joy to work with leading up to and on the day of their wedding. Hilarious and heartwarming speeches filled with countless anecdotes proved just how perfect they were for each other.

Flawless photos captured by the talented Jamie Fischer Photography

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Jess’s color scheme was thoughtful and effortless for the fall months. She highlighted deep purple through the decor and bridal party attire. Can we talk about that contrast with her flawless Lis Simon gown? We complimented the design with stunning Plum Sage florals – colorful bouquets with succulent accents and simplistic table arrangements. vendors-darren-jess-86 vendors-darren-jess-92 vendors-darren-jess-100 vendors-darren-jess-115 vendors-darren-jess-117 vendors-darren-jess-122 vendors-darren-jess-152 vendors-darren-jess-157 vendors-darren-jess-160 vendors-darren-jess-169 vendors-darren-jess-171 vendors-darren-jess-207 vendors-darren-jess-209

Our favorite part of the ceremony: the post ceremony send off! Picked right from the ceremony site, bright & blazing aspen leaves were the perfect way to introduce the new Mr. & Mrs!vendors-darren-jess-233 vendors-darren-jess-256 vendors-darren-jess-330 vendors-darren-jess-350 vendors-darren-jess-361 vendors-darren-jess-364

DJ Tasos did a fantastic job DJing the night. The crowd stayed on the dance floor all night, only after mingling and tasting all of the flavor stations from the yummy Catering By Design. We were so grateful to be included in such a rowdy celebration of love and wish so many year of happiness to this fantastic couple. Congratulations!! xx, Callunavendors-darren-jess-402 vendors-darren-jess-442

Jandee + BJ’s sweet Estes Park Summer Wedding

This sweet couple stole our hearts from the minute we started working with them! We worked with them long distance to plan their Colorado mountain wedding and met only a handful of times over the course of over a year of planning. We felt like we really got to know the two of them, so on their wedding day it was like watching two friends tie the knot.
Their ceremony took place with a panorama of the most stunning views of Lumpy Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park behind them on the Black Canyon Inn property. Jandee’s aunt married them in the most touching ceremony. The reception followed at the Twin Owls Steakhouse is an award winning restaurant in a charming log cabin built in the 1920’s. This original homestead is on the Black Canyon Inn property.
We loved Jandee’s choice of a summery color palate – she started with yellow, teal and gray and Fiori flowers adding in pops of orange and pink to provide a little interest and variety. Gray linens lighted up the dark woods of the room and created a lovely focal point for the teal antique glass vases. We brought in Chairished (now Yonder Floral + Design) to provide a lovely seating vignette for the cocktail hour as well as strung market lights and a few small decor pieces.
The dessert bar from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe featured a small cutting cake and other favorites. However it was the overflowing traditional (groom’s side) cookie bar that was the hit . Family members, as well as Shamane’s, provided literally hundreds of cookies. This was the first time we saw this Pennsylvania wedding tradition and we have to be honest – we like whoever came up with that idea!

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Ceremony: Black Canyon Inn | Reception + Catering: Twin Owls Steakhouse | Baker: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Floral: Fiori Flowers | Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Musicians + DJ: Pure Sounds Productions | Photography: Alison Vagnini | Limo: Boulder Denver Limousines | Decor + Lighting: Yonder Floral & Decor House | Hair + Makeup: Bella Capelli

Estes Park Ranch Wedding :: Sloan + Michael

We were delighted to share the story + photos of Sloan + Michael’s wedding day and now have the pleasure of giving our lovely readers a peek into the day with the gorgeous video. A big bravo and many thanks to Jesse of Pixels Poetic for all of his hard work that will forever serve as a medium to remember the special day.



Location: MacGregor Ranch | Caterer: Catering By Design | Florist: Lale Flowers |  Photography:Kate Holstein | Videographer: Pixels Poetic | Decor: By Design | Lighting: Pink Monkey | Linens + Rentals: Event Rents | Hair Styling: The Parlour | Makeup: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Alcohol:Hazel’s Beverage World | Transportation: Fun Tyme Trolley | Ceremony Musicians: Front Range Strings | Cocktail + Reception Music: Tunisia | Desserts: Tee and Cakes | Restrooms: S&B Portable Restrooms Planning: Calluna Events

Sloan + Michael:: Effortless Elegance at Estes Park

Stunning mountain views, authentic rustic touches, blended love between Mormon and Jewish families, hilarious wedding speeches and a surprise serenade of Brown Eyed Girl from the bride’s youngest brother …. If you ask us, this wedding was pretty dang near perfect. We loved working with such a talented team of vendors at MacGregor Ranch and hope we can go back soon! Congrats Sloan and Michael!!

Thank you Kate Holstein for sharing these gorgeous photographs:

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Location: MacGregor Ranch | Caterer: Catering By Design | Florist: Lale Flowers |  Photography: Kate Holstein | Videographer: Pixels Poetic | Decor: By Design | Lighting: Pink Monkey | Linens + Rentals: Event Rents | Hair Styling: The Parlour | Makeup: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Alcohol: Hazel’s Beverage World | Transportation: Fun Tyme Trolley | Ceremony Musicians: Front Range Strings | Cocktail + Reception Music: Tunisia | Desserts: Tee and Cakes | Restrooms: S&B Portable Restrooms Wedding Planning: Calluna Events

Sneak Peek: Lauren + Alex Wild Basin Wedding

Thanks so much to Dana Romanoff for sending this glorious peek into Lauren + Alex’s wedding day on Oct 11, 2013. Even with flooding and snow flurries, we all made it safely to Wild Basin in Allenspark and enjoyed a beautiful wedding day for this lovely couple.

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Thanks to:

Dana Romanoff Photography

Venue: Wild Basin Lodge

Flowers: Hatch Flowers

DJ: DJ Jahsonic

Decor: RC Special Events

Cake: Tee & Cakes

Make-Up: Bre of Alchemy Mineral Blends

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