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WEDDING BLOG

Earthy Crystal-Inspired Boulder Wedding at Sunrise Amphitheater

February 3, 2018 | juliette

If mountain views and muted colors are your thing, you’re going to love Sara and Brent’s earthy Boulder wedding at Sunrise Amphitheater! The couple exchanged vows in a dreamy mountain summit ceremony that included a tree-planting unity ceremony and a sweet bubble exit. For the reception, they made their way to the cozy Dushanbe Tea House where they provided DIY geodes and all-night appetizers for their guests. We adore the simple, earthy vibes Hourglass Productions infused into Sara and Brent’s big day, especially the wild bouquets created by Dashwood Floral, the single-stem centerpieces, and the geode-inspired signage, all of which tied into the crystal-inspired color palette. Brittany Photographs could not have captured every beautiful detail more perfectly, but the pre-ceremony portraits with the couple’s fur babies were some of our favorites!

The Couple:

Sara and Brent

The Wedding:

Sunrise Amphitheater and Dushanbe Tea House, Boulder, Colorado

The most important part of planning our wedding was making sure our dogs could be part of the big day! My husband and I lived together for years before we got married, and our dogs are our children. Our lives revolve around them! My lab was a bridesmaid and his German Shepherd was a groomsman.

Our wedding day had so many great memories but one that stands out was seeing my wedding flowers for the first time. Genevieve, my florist, brought in the bouquets while I was finishing getting ready and they made me cry they were so beautiful! I gave her a general direction for flowers and she created the most beautiful bouquet I have ever seen.

For my wedding day look, I wanted a lacy boho feel, and I feel like my BHLDN dress and topper gave me that perfect look! Having a topper was like getting to wear two dresses without actually having to change — I just took the topper off after the ceremony. My shoes were off-white Birkenstocks, which were exactly my style: comfortable and practical! The ceremony was outside and we took pictures on a rocky outcropping but I had no problem rock-hopping in my Birks!

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We did a tree planting during our ceremony. We brought soil from our hometowns in CA and IL andpoured the soil into a potted tree from CO. We nurture our wedding tree everyday and will one day plant it in the CO mountains we both love.

We gave out geodes for our wedding favors. We had a large crate of unbroken geodes and some hammers and had the guests break open their own geode. Crystals were part of our wedding decor so it went with our theme, but it was also a fun activity for guests! For our dog-loving guests, we also gave out homemade dog treats!

Instead of a sit down dinner, we did a long cocktail hour/heavy appetizers all night. I loved this because instead of time sitting down and eating I could snack all night and mingle with guests more.

First Dance – “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brittany Photographs
Event Planning – Hourglass Productions
Ceremony Venue – Sunrise Amphitheater
Reception Venue – Dushanbe Tea House
Floral Design – Dashwood Floral
Catering – Three Leaf Concepts
Officiant – Ceremonies with Lisa
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Megan Cary Artistry
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Catbird and BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes – Birkenstocks
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bella Bridesmaids
Rings – Joseph Schubach Jewelers and Qalo

 

Congratulations to Sara and Brent, and a special thanks to Junebug member Hourglass Productions for sharing this earthy Sunrise Amphitheater wedding with us! Love the crystal-inspired decor in this wedding? Check out Thieny and David’s colorful crystal-inspired greenhouse wedding at Shelldance Orchid Gardens!

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