From the Photographer
“When I met with Monique and Mike to discuss their wedding, I knew it was going to be beautiful, but I had no idea how much love would go into every single detail. They were married in the middle of September on Monique's brother's mountain property (completely transformed for the day). The ceremony was held in a beautiful field and the reception was held in a garage. Yes, a garage. But it was decorated with beautiful rustic details that made it absolutely perfect. The couple danced their first dance on the porch of the cabin with lights strung up all around. It was magical.
I think my favorite detail was the chandelier made from silverware from her grandmother's home that had burned down. The bride's father took the silverware that could be salvaged, spruced it up, and made it into the most beautiful light fixture. We brought Monique's horse out for her bridal portraits as well. It doesn't get much better than that!”
From the Bride
“When I look back and reflect on that day, I get really choked up. Thinking about everything my family did the past year to make our wedding happen is overwhelming! Lots of stress, sweat, tears, laughing, hours of planning and weeks of hard work went into that day--so much that no one but our family will ever know. We made all of the decorations ourselves. All the mason jars were decorated by myself, my mom and my sister. My dad made the silverware chandelier from my grandmother's silverware. We made all the signs by hand, and my brother made the wooden ‘Colorado' sign for our guests to sign as our ‘guestbook.' My mom planted all the flowers in the whiskey barrels and arranged all the baby's breath, and I made the groom and groomsmen boutonnieres. We cut the wood stump pieces for the tables, and custom ordered the M&M's and bagged them. We bought the doors from a little antique shop and my dad made the door frame. Finally, my mom found the little dresser we used for the dessert bar. She used chalk paint to give it that vintage rustic feel. It was always my dream to get married in that meadow, and all of that hard work made my dream came true!”
Cake Designer: Happy Cakes Bakeshop // Caterer: Biscuits and Berries // Dress Designer: Liancarlo // Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop // DJ: 5280 Entertainment // Floral Designer: The Perfect Petal //Hair Stylist: Lather A Salon // Invitation Designer: B Wedding Invitations // Linens and Coverings: Allwell Rents Co // Location: Private Residence // Officiant: Family Friend // Photo Booth Equipment: Shutterbooth // Photographer: Fearless Photography with Fermatography