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Sara and Ramsey knew they wanted to get married in Estes Park as they met, fell in love, and made their home in Colorado. Plus, they already had a tradition of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park followed by pie from the Colorado Cherry Company. So that’s what they did, got married overlooking the mountains at Twin Owls and celebrated with a lovely lodge reception and pie from CO Cherry Co.. Add in bold and beautiful peony-centric florals by Hana Style and the gorgeous photography of Alix Loosle and we’ve got a stunning wedding in the Rockies for your enjoyment!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We knew we wanted to get married in Estes Park as we met, fell in love, and made our home in Colorado, plus we had a tradition of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park followed by pie from the Colorado Cherry Company. For me, the most special part of our wedding was the involvement of our loved ones. From the pecan pies baked by my mother-in-law to the wreath made by my mom, and from the brother who acted as our officiant to the brother who performed our first dance song, the day felt like a reflection of us and the people we love.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was definitely the ceremony. Surrounded by our closest family and friends, looking out to the Rocky Mountains, and reciting our own personal vows of love and commitment to one another – it was the most beautiful and incredibly humbling experience. I will also always treasure the memory of dancing with my father, as well as the moment Ramsey and I stepped away for a few minutes to enjoy the sunset alone together. And, of course, the highlight of the night was dancing at the reception, complete with a spontaneous limbo made from groomsmen’s ties, army crawls, break dancing, and glow stick sunglasses. The day flew by, but it was everything and beyond what we had hoped for, and we are so grateful for the unbelievable amount of love and support we felt that day.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Ramsey and I met during our first year of law school at the University of Denver. We were next-door neighbors and classmates, so we easily found excuses to hang out – building a snowman, grabbing coffee, late-night studying, making dinner, or no reason at all. And while we immediately bonded over our similarities (being from neighboring hometowns, with geophysicist fathers, and having brothers named Zachary), ultimately our differences strengthened us most, as we challenged one another and grew together over the next four years.

Photography: Alix Loosle // Flowers: Hana Style // Venue: Twin Owls // Bride’s Ring: Shane Co. // Groom’s ring: Kay // DJ: Music Man // Pies: CO Cherry Co. // Bride’s Dress: D’Anelli Bridal // Hair: Tatiana Lickteig // Makeup: Canvas Beauty Bar // Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A. Banks

 

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We’re all about the purple palette and dinnerplate dahlias in this inspiration shoot from Monica Relyea Events. Set on the grounds of Delamater Lawn, a Beekman Arms Property, a historic bed and breakfast open since the late 1700’s and designed by one of America’s finest carpenters, the location was the inspiration for this shoot. Floral Fantacy by SaraPaper Trail Rhinebeck and North Country Vintage Rentals all contributed to the vintage charm white Alicia King Photography captured it all.

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Photography: Alicia King Photography // Style & Coordination: Monica Relyea Events // Florals: Floral Fantacy by Sara // Invitations: Paper Trail Rhinebeck // Venue: Delamater Lawn, a Beekman Arms Property // Sailcloth Tent & Chairs: Clifton Park Rentals // Hair & Make Up: La Tulla Bella // Dresses: Chamonix Bride // Vintage Rentals and Furniture: North Country Vintage Rentals // Jeweler: Zimmer Brothers Boutique Rhinebeck // Vintage Lincoln Continental: Owen Clark // Cake: Deisings Kingston

 

Marianne and Raymond were married at Castello di Spaltenna, a picturesque hotel situated in Gaiole in Chianti, where “time seems to have stopped.” Guests travelled great distances to celebrate with the couple and Marianna and Raymond focused on touches that would make the wedding special for everyone like bespoke welcome bags, plentiful Italian fare, spectacular florals by La Rosa Canina and a stunning day  in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We love the relaxed charm and elegance of the details and it’s all captured beautifully by Stefano Santucci Studio.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Having all of the most special people in our lives there celebrating alongside us. I hope that all of the little touches made it unique and of course the incredible setting. There aren’t many places in the world that offer such a stunning backdrop.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My dress was Rosa Clara. I realized early on that Spanish designers suited me, so focused on stores that stocked the very best that Spain had to offer. The dress that I first tried on and the version of it that I wore on the day differed greatly. With the help of a fantastic dressmaker we made quite a few changes that made it feel very unique.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

As all of our guests were traveling a great distance to join us we wanted to make them feel special when they arrived in Italy. We had bespoke tote bags made which were filled with mine and my husband’s favorite Italian treats, from taralli and baci to little bottles of prosecco. We also threw in a few practical items like mosquito bands and a guide to the area, which we wrote based on our own experiences.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

It’s so hard to pick one specific moment. If I had to choose it would probably be the moment just before I stepped down the aisle. Standing at the top of the terrace with my Dad on my arm, looking down at my gorgeous husband-to-be and all of our incredible friends and family. I realized at that moment how incredibly blessed I am.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Ray and I met at university. We were friends for many years before we realized we had a connection that was stronger than just friendship.

Ray popped the question 11 months before our big day at our favorite restaurant in all the world. It’s a small family run osteria set in the Umbrian hills. We basically planned our week long holiday around our meal there. I had not a clue in the world that under a big metal cloche was a diamond ring instead of my dessert! It really was the most perfect setting for such a memorable moment. I was in such shock I didn’t even finish my actual dessert!

Photographer: Stefano Santucci Studio // Flower Design: La Rosa Canina // Invitations & Wedding Stationery: An Italian Adventure // Venue: Castello di Spaltenna // Bridal Gown: Rosa Clara // Bridal Salon: Fairytale in Fulham // Suit: Ralph Lauren // Bride’s shoes: Sergio Rossi  // Music: Diamond Boys

photographer @photosantucci // flower design @ larosacaninafirenze

 

When nature-lovers, Yushan and Womo, were scouting for the perfect Bay Area location for their wedding venue, they witnessed deer crossing their path at Wedgewood Crystal Springs and decided that it was the right place for their big day. Their outdoor ceremony capitalized on the breathtaking views of the location and their reception was highlighted by nature-driven details like and adorable animal-centric naked cake. Pink accents in the bridal party and the florals by Rosedale Floral Design and a stunning landscape are all captured to perfection in these lovely images by Kristine Herman Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

I would say the friends and families who came to our wedding made our wedding special. My family live far away (Taiwan) and they flew 16 hours to be here for us. Three of my best high school friends flew from NY, and Womo’s big family are mostly from Minneapolis & Alabama and they also flew to San Francisco. It was really nice to have them around us on this special day! I’m very thankful. Of course I’m also pretty proud of myself that did all the design and planning myself; all those handmade projects made the wedding unique.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I started doing my gown shopping three months before the wedding date which is very late! At the time I was pretty stressed out because I’ve gone to many places but still couldn’t find my perfect dress. My sweet co-worker Emily saw that and asked if I wouldn’t mind trying on her wedding dress. The dress was just beautiful!! I fell in love with the dress as soon as I put it on! Emily was so sweet to give her dress to me, and she was really happy that her dress could have a second life! My sister has already asked me to pass the dress down to her. I believe a beautiful dress like this deserves to be worn more than once. Thank you so much Emily!!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We saw deer at our wedding venue the first time we were there! With that beautiful view, we immediately decided this is where we want to get married. So, from the beautiful antlers on the gazebo, to the centerpiece and wedding cake; all around things that we love— nature and animals.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Every moment of that day was memorable…it was magical.

Engagement Story from the photographer:

It was one of those at the right place, at the right time type of meetings. Fate as some people would call it. There was a get together for students, and Womo decided to go, even though he wasn’t technically a student, and that’s where he met Yushan. He knew he wanted to make their engagement special and came up with an idea that described the two of them perfectly. As described by Womo, Yushan might forget where she placed a thing or two and he decided to play with that. He had given her a promise ring before and asked her why she never wears it anymore. So Yushan went on a hunt for the ring and when she found it in the bathroom, Womo had switched it with an engagement ring! He then proposed right then and there and she said yes!

Photography: Kristine Herman Photography // Florals: Rosedale Floral Design // Invitations/Paper Goods: The Bride // Venue: Wedgewood Crystal Springs  // Dress: Marisa Bridals // Videography: Enke Films // Hair and Makeup: Tiff Chou Makeup // Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman // Bridesmaid Dresses: Atom Attire // Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss // Film Lab: Prophoto Irvine

 

One of the best parts of getting married is the honeymoon – right? But sometimes trying to plan your trip becomes really challenging. LUNA MOONS to the rescue! They have taken the complexity out of the equation and put amazing tech tools in your hands, so you’re freed up to spin your fantasy into a reality and enjoy the process.

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Sounds great, right? So I’m sure you are wondering how it works!

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With INDIVIDUAL LOGINS for the traveler and his or her co-pilot, Luna empowers couples to confidently design, plan and book an extraordinary honeymoon together. The real-time, collaborative toolset lets couples work simultaneously to brainstorm, suggest ideas, and organize the itinerary they envision.

Bring Plans to Life

Couples can choose either a LUNA TRIP or build their own. The pre-built trip include day-by-day itineraries in Italy, France and Hawaii and provide suggested hotels, schedules and side trips – freeing honeymooners to simply pick the dates, pack, and go.

Together is Better

Travel planning – especially for honeymoons – is a multi-person experience, so invite your fellow travelers to help design and make decisions. With individual logins for the traveler and his or her co-pilot, Luna’s collaborative toolset lets both work simultaneously—wherever they are—to brainstorm, suggest ideas, rejigger the calendar.

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