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WEDDING BLOG

Late Summer Colorado Wedding Inspired by Old World Romance

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Kate and Gregory wanted three main things at their Colorado wedding: good food, beautiful flowers, and fun music. Having the wedding at Kate’s parents’ house was a simple and obvious choice; it gave them access to the property’s biodynamic flower and herb garden, heritage apple trees, a beautiful pond, and 30 acres of open space with a view of the mountains. The team at Calluna Events helped brings Kate and Gregory’s dream wedding to life, and the couple’s friends and families helped DIY the decorations for both the ceremony and the reception. Photographer Rebecca Caridad captured every romantic moment from this late summer Colorado wedding.

The Couple:

Kate and Gregory

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Denver, Colorado

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I wanted something simple, yet very romantic, lots of lace, and comfortable, since we were going to be outside all night. I loved my dress, it was a soft almond color underneath, with a gorgeous lace overlay. Olivia by Cicada, a designer out of Seattle. I kept my hair simple, braided but down, and some flowers in the back to tie the whole look together.

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My wedding party wore a mix of crushed berry, sienna and wine colored dresses of different lengths. They picked their own, though I did go on some shopping adventures with a few of them. It worked so well in the end. The boys wore somewhat matching colors: deep reds, tans, and whites. They all looked so handsome.

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It was easy doing it on my folk’s land. We wanted it to feel casual, and still look beautiful. Things like providing a mix of comfortable hay bales covered with Mexican falsa blankets and chairs for the ceremony. Having games for guests to play by the pond. We wanted to have fun, make it sort of a fancy backyard BBQ vibe.

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Our wedding vibe was created by inspiration from favorite movies, photos, a combination of Colorado casual with old world romanticism. Of course Pinterest helped, but it can also distract and confuse on certain decisions.

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Processional – Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
Recessional – Two of Us by The Beatles
First Dance – Love by John Lennon

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rebecca Caridad
Event Planning – Calluna Events
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Flora by Nora
Catering – Black Belly
Cake – Kim & Jake’s Cakes
Live Music – The Fever
Photo Booth – The ShutterBus
Makeup Artist – Alchemy Face Bar
Hair Styling – Ashley Smith Beauty
Wedding Dress – Cicada
Groom’s Apparel – Ralph Lauren, Suit Supply
Rings – Angie Star
Rentals – All Events Tent and Party Rentals, Yonder House, Long Ago Love, Pear Tree Rentals
Transportation – Presidential Limo
Favors – Dynamic Roots

 

Many thanks to Calluna Events for sharing Kate and Gregory’s Colorado wedding with Junebug. For more backyard wedding inspiration, take a look at Blair and Emmanuel’s delightfully colorful backyard wedding in Louisiana.

xoxoSamantha

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2 Comments

  1. I love these photos. Sooo many good wedding ideas, including the VW van photo booth and the cupcake cake.

  2. Hi! Where were their invitations from?! They are gorgeous!

    Thanks!
    Hannah

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