Nothing says summertime romance like the plethora of flowers used in every inch of this River Bend Lyons, Colorado wedding! Kate and Dustin used their love of the outdoors to guide the vibe and style of their lovely outdoor wedding, from the vibrant color palette to the camp-inspired teepees and trailers they integrated into the decor. The oh-so-talented team at root + gather events helped them create a cohesive look that was equal parts whimsical and romantic, and June Cochran Photography captured it all with exceptional attention to detail. We’re not exaggerating when we say you’ll want to make space on your Pinterest boards for every single detail of this Colorado wedding, especially the make-your-own flower crown station provided by Red Daisy Farm!
Kate and Dustin
River Bend, Lyons, Colorado
We knew that we wanted to get married outdoors, surrounded by family and friends. It was also important to us that we could feel like ourselves on our wedding day. Through the planning process, we tried to make choices that would reflect who we are as a couple.
The ceremony — especially the walk down the aisle — was the most memorable part of the day! We decided not to do a first look, so seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle was pretty surreal.
We didn’t choose formal wedding colors, but we wanted to keep things cohesive with the amazing natural setting already offered by our venue. Wood, leather, and copper with warm earth tones and silvery greens seemed to fit the venue’s exposed sandstone formation and surrounding landscape.
We met while traveling to a winter bouldering area near El Paso. We were camped next to each other for 2 or 3 months, Dustin in a trailer and me in a tipi. To make this story part of our wedding, we used the tipi poles to build a ceremony arch and we brought our travel trailer in to create a guest lounge area.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – June Cochran Photography
Event Planning – root + gather events
Venue – River Bend
Floral Design – Farmette Flowers
Catering – GB Culinary
Cake – Tee & Cakes
DJ – Sound Down Party
Live Music – Mark Diamond Music
Stationery – Sweet Dates Prints
Hair Styling – The Sidedoor Salon
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco
Groom’s Apparel – Burberry
Rentals – Colorado Party Rentals
Cross Back Chairs – Charming Chairs
Coffee Bar – Espresso Affair
Flowers for Flower Crown Bar – Red Daisy Farm
Congratulations to Kate and Dustin, and a huge thanks to root + gather events for sharing this beautiful River Bend wedding with Junebug! This wildflower wedding in Olympia, Washington honored the couple’s hometown roots!