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No matter how you feel about snow, we think you’ll agree that Alex and Parker’s Telluride nuptials will inspire winter wedding goals. Our own GLW Collective member Jenna Elliott with One Eleven Photography was there to capture every perfect moment of this GORGEOUS snowy wedding. From the outdoor deck where they said their vows, Gorrono Ranch provided an amazing view of white-capped mountains as a backdrop. The simple elegance of white florals and greenery designed by Garden Store is the perfect pairing with this rustic mountain location, and planner Wendy Jacobs Hampton helped to bring all the pretty details together.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The location. My family has been vacationing in Telluride since my mom was a child. It’s a family tradition. Every year my entire family (cousins/aunt/grandmother) would rent a home there and spend a week skiing and just enjoying Telluride’s adventures and beauty. Parker started joining us on these trips several years into our relationship and loves it now too. It’s a truly magical place. We felt so blessed that we could get married there, and share such a meaningful and special place with the most important people in our  lives. Multiple guests already booked return trips for March of next year because they loved it so much!

  

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

I’ve always loved Monique Lhuillier. I think all of her bridal designs are perfection. I tried on about six of her dresses in total, and narrowed it down to two. I had my mom with me the first time, and then had my dad, best friend, brother and aunt with me the second time to help me decide. I never thought I would pick such a princess dress, but the embroidered beaded lace bodice, coupled with the textured organza skirt just felt perfect against a snowy winter backdrop. I also thought, “when else am I ever going to get to be this glam!?”

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Parker and I love our French Bulldog, Frankie, like a human child. We flew her with us and made her our flower girl. She walked down the aisle with a beautiful floral wreath around her neck. Everyone stood for her and ooh’d and ahhh’d like she was the bride! Another surprise for guests was the transportation they had to take to get to our venue. Gorrono Ranch  is located in the middle of a ski run on the mountain. It required guests to get into snowcats (fully tracked trucks with a sleigh attached designed to move on snow) to take them up to the venue. It was quite a sight! We had large faux fur throw blankets on the sleigh, and the ride was about ten minutes total through ski runs and lush tree area. On the way back at the end of the night people rode the snowcats down to giant stars and the town lit up in the distance. It was pretty unique.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Everything about it was memorable! But there are two parts about the day that still stand out to me. The first one was that Parker and his groomsmen skied/snowboarded into the wedding in their tuxes. It was such a shock to all of our guests and the coolest experience. The second still makes me tear up when I think about it. It was the most incredible feeling in the world to have all of our friends and family in the same room with us celebrating our love. I don’t know if there will ever be another occasion in life that brings the people most important to us together again all in one room like our wedding. I’ll cherish the love we felt and received from everyone else on that day forever.

   

 

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We’re high school sweethearts! We started dating junior year of high school and have been together ever since. Our engagement story is awesome. I love cats, and Parker is highly allergic to them. My running joke was always, “I’m going to have to pick you or my love for cats.” One Saturday I came home and opened our front door and saw a litter box sitting in our hallway. I instantly freaked out and starting screaming out of excitement, “oh my god is there a cat in this house!?” Parker came around the corner with a kitten (Theo) in his arms. I burst into tears. He handed me Theo, got down and one knee, and told me that he loved me and wanted to make me happy in life, so if that meant having severe allergies everyday so that I could have a cat he would do it. It was the kindest gesture, and talk about true love. He had the engagement ring on Theo’s collar. Poor Parker is still currently getting allergy shots on a weekly basis. Hopefully in another six months he’ll have built up an immunity and won’t need to do that anymore!

Parker & Alex – Highlight Film from Amor In Motion on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jenna Elliott One Eleven Photography // Wedding Planner: Wendy Jacobs Hampton // Florals: Garden Store // Stationery: Bella Figura // Venue & Rentals: Gorrono Ranch // Videographer: Amore In Motion // Dress and Shoe Designer: Monique Lhuillier (Beverly Hills) // Bride’s Makeup: Steven Mora // Bride’s Hair: YX Salon // Escort Cards and Paper Goods: The Pampered Paper // Cake: The Butcher & The Baker // Officiant: Jayne Atkinson // Bridemaids’ Gowns: Reformation / Joanna August / Azazie // Bridesmaids’ Faux Fur Shawl: Milanoo // Veil & Shoes: Monique Lhuillier // Jewelry: L J Marks Jeweler // Groom’s Attire: Custom Tux Brandon Williams // Groom’s Shoes: Del Toro, Barneys // Groomsmen Tuxes: Menguin // Engagement Ring: Custom by Philip Press // Wedding Bands: Both Custom XIV Karats LTD // String Quartet Ceremony Music: Telluride String Trio // Reception Music: DJ Soul Atomic // Catering: Allred’s // Lighting: Lighting Design and Production Telluride // Transportation: Telluride Express

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Bright, cheery fall wedding inspiration takes center stage in this editorial shoot from photographer Kylie Mones and florist AvaFlora. The palette is a blend of dusty mauve, flecks of gold and apricot hues with a pop of blue in the taper candles. The cake, by Sugar Lane Cake Shop, was hand-painted to accent the dip die invitation set by I Can Do That Design, complete with gold foil edging and wax seals. The Maidstone venue offered the perfect backdrop—a private garden, furnished with classic Swedish furniture, croquet, boules and a ping pong table—all for the couple who wants a happy, fresh take on a fall soiree.

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Photographer: Kylie Mones // Florist: AvaFlora // Invitations: I Can Do That Design // Venue: The Maidstone // Calligraphy: Allison Vaz // Cake: Sugar Lane Cake Shop // Dress: Laure de Sagazan // Table and Chairs: Market Vintage Co // Table setting: Early Bird Vintage // Makeup: Cherise Loren Beauty // Hair: Lillies on Dune Salon // Silk Ribbon: Poetry of Silk // Models: MSA Models

 

Savannah and Nick chose the cozy, elegance of Mount Hope Farm for their wedding venue and it was the bride’s mother—a 20-year-wedding-industry-veteran—who handled the rest. The rich autumnal tones of the day are exquisite and highlighted by romantic blooms and decor by Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design. This one is perfectly inspiring for the season and we’re thrilled to share the stunning images by Erin McGinn.

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From the bride, Savannah: After dating for seven years Nick and I immediately knew we wanted our wedding day to reflect us as a couple, while allowing us to celebrate with those that are nearest and dearest to us. We’re from Rhode Island and Boston respectively, but currently live in Colorado, so planning from afar was not without its challenges. Thankfully my mom has worked in the wedding industry for over 20 years and put together an all star cast of vendors for us. Through the planning never once did we worry about the day being anything sort of spectacular.

From the moment we visited we knew Mount Hope Farm was the perfect setting for us. The property is intimate, cozy, and elegant at the same time, and we loved that our wedding party was able to stay on site, to maximize the time we all had together. We held the ceremony at the church I grew up in, a place which holds incredible significance to my family, and to Nick and I.

Nick and I are both huge “foodies,” but being pescatarian, we challenged ourselves to come up with a menu that would stay true to who we are, but also be delicious for our guests. Russell Morin Fine Catering absolutely delivered, from the incredible spread of passed hors d’oeuvres, to a family style meal of roasted salmon and butternut squash ravioli for dinner, complete with fresh mini donuts for the end of the night.

After dinner we had my grandparents open the dance floor, a great way to honor their 65+ years of marriage, and their tradition of always owning the dance floor!

What made the wedding special and unique?

Because my parents owned a catering business and my mom has worked in the industry for over 30 years, many of our vendors were family friends that they have worked with for decades. It made me so proud to see the reputation my parents had built in the industry, and how our wedding was a true labor of love for these vendors. So many of them went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was special not just for my husband and I, but our whole family.

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

I was very nervous about wedding dress shopping, because I had high expectations, but still wanted to stay within my budget. But, I was so lucky to have found Blue Bridal in Denver on the one day my mom and sister where in town visiting, and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience and my dress. Before shopping I swore I wouldn’t wear a ballgown, but after trying a few on I realized how beautiful I felt in that style. Your wedding is the only day in your life you can get away with a dress like that, and I wanted to take advantage of that! The wonderfully patient women at Blue Bridal helped me find “the dress” that made me feel like the bride I always dreamed I would be. Their suggestion of adding a bolero lace top for our church ceremony made me feel like I had two gorgeous dresses in one, and they were even able to make a custom bow that I added to the back of the dress for the reception. Wearing my mom’s veil that her sister had made on my parents’ wedding day completed the look and reminded me of all the years of loving marriages that came before us. Finding out how beautifully my skirt spun on the dance floor didn’t hurt either!

Photography: Erin McGinn // Florist: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design // Invitations/Paper Design: M Rock Creative // Venue: Mount Hope Farm // Dress Designer: La Sposa // Dress Boutique: Blue Bridal Boutique, Denver // Hair and Makeup: Wavelengths Salon and Spa // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Earrings: J Crew // Lighting: Exquisite Events // Décor: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design // Transportation: Viking Tours of Newport // Catering and Cake: Russell Morin Catering and Events // Rentals: Peak Event Services // Music: DJ Bells

 

‘Tis the season…for creative holiday color combos. We’re always game for a new palette that celebrates all the joy of the season while still feeling fresh. Cue this snowy inspiration shoot designed and produced by the team at Seventh Stem. The shoot is set in the winter wonderland of Mt. Hood National Forest and combines details in pale blush and deep emerald greens with touches of rose gold and furry textures. We’re loving the romantic, feminine bouquet and the knockout wreath all by Seventh Stem.  Lucky for us, Angela Shae Photography was on hand in the snow drifts to capture all the beautiful details.

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I truly believe that the feel and style of this shoot is something any couple can incorporate into their winter wedding. This winter inspiration shoot really puts a new and different spin on a winter wedding. The color palette alone is really refreshing and not something you’d see at a typical winter-wonderland wedding. Emerald green paired with peach, cream, nude and a crowd favorite–rose gold, set the ambiance of elegance, poise and whimsy.

  

 

Photography: Angela Shae Photography // Event Design, Styling and Florals: Seventh Stem // Paper Goods, Stationery Suite and Calligraphy: Hey Halle // Location: Mt. Hood National Forest // Wedding Dress: Paloma by Elizabeth Dye // Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Hair and Makeup: Styled By Chrystal // Silk Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic // Cakes: Irina Murashko // Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX // Model: Johnna Malafouris

 

With a rustic barn and sweeping waterfront views of Thousand Acre Farm as a backdrop, and many personal touches including watercolors of their cherished pups, Jamie and Matt were able to realize their dreams of an intimate wedding surrounded by their close friends and family. Blush floral garlands galore adorned the space, and A Styled Fete nailed the couple’s vision and love of whimsy in all the fun and gorgeous details. Stacy Hart was there to capture every element of this lovely wedding.

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 Jamie and Matt were wed at the beautiful waterside Thousand Acre Farm surrounded by their closest friends and family. Every detail of the day was carefully curated by A Styled Fete (a premier event & wedding design company based in Chadds Ford, PA) to truly capture the easy-going, fun-loving nature of the couple.

 

  

From the moment guests arrived they were greeted by personal touches that referenced the couple’s love of all things whimsical. The seating chart was adorned with stunning blooms and featured water-color portraits of their beloved pups accompanied by the directions “Please Fetch Your Seat”.

  

The waterside ceremony space was decorated with a beautiful array of floral garlands that set the scene for touching, hand-written vows. The mint and blush color palette flowed perfectly through the ceremony space into the bride’s bouquet and other details. Her invitation suite was simple and was accented with floral envelopes. Succulents were placed in floral designs and around the venue to bring in beautiful blue-green tones as well. The entire space was transformed by their choice of decor and made the location perfect for their big day!

  

Photographer:  Stacy Hart Photography // Event Designer & Florals: A Styled Fete // Invitations: Design by Pipkin Paper Company // Event Venue: Thousand Acre Farm // Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Dress Store: Jennifer’s Bridal // Hair Stylist: Trilogy Salon and Day Spa