Erin and Mark’s enchanted forest wedding was like something out of a fairy tale thanks to the natural beauty of Evergreen Lake House. The Colorado venue provided a waterfront ceremony spot, an epic backdrop of mountains, and plenty of rustic charm. Photographers Mallory + Justin beautifully captured the couple’s sweet moments and all of the DIY details that went into making Erin and Mark’s big day completely their own.
Erin and Mark
Evergreen Lake House, Evergreen, Colorado
Evergreen Lake House was the quintessential Colorado lodge, on a beautiful lake. Also, this was the first city I visited while seeing Colorado for the first time and I remember the lake house just knocking the wind out of me. Our theme was “Enchanted Forest,” and, as you can see from our photos, the venue kind of decorated itself.
I just wanted to be comfortable because I knew it was going to be a really long day, but of course I also wanted to feel beautiful. My dress was this flowy, feminine gown, with lace and beaded details, I just loved it.
The best moment for me was hearing the first notes of our ceremony music as I rounded the corner to see Mark at the end of the aisle.
The groomsmen all looked like Prince Charming; we kept it really simple for them, a tweed vest that they could own, and a pair of dark khaki Levi’s so they would be comfortable and could wear the look again to another wedding without looking like a previous groomsmen. The bridesmaids were just given a color and free reign on whatever they wanted; gold, bronze, silver, any sort of shimmery metallic would work with the theme. I gave the girls a gold and amber acorn necklace, and they all wanted to wear it for the ceremony!
We DIYed everything! My father-in-law sliced some wood from his backyard for the centerpieces, I glued individual candlesticks to them, and covered the rest with moss. My mother-in-law did a lot of the decorations, including everything on the mantel, the groomsmens’ boutonnieres, mother corsages, bouquet holders with little twinkle lights inside, and so much more!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mallory + Justin Photographers
Event Planning – Mindy Ceron-Dixon
Venue – Evergreen Lake House
Catering – In Good Taste
Bartender – Hey Bartender
DJ – Nyle Productions
Makeup Artist – PLC Mobile Beauty
Hair Styling – Tall Grass Spa
Congrats to Erin and Mark on their Evergreen Lake House wedding! For more from photographers Mallory + Justin, check out Andi and Ben’s woodland glam Cuyahoga Valley National Park wedding.