From the bride, Bri: Since we are originally from Colorado I definitely wanted to include the beautiful Colorado elements in my vision. We wanted it to be simple and not overdone. We wanted guests to be able to really take in the beauty of Colorado so we had an outdoor ceremony and recepetion. The style of our wedding day would be described as romantic, vintage organic and whimsical. We brought in a lot of wood accents with greenery, florals and candles. Since our wedding was in September, I wanted to go with a slightly darker palette but keep some light accents in there as well. We went with a color palette of burgundy, blush, ivory. All the bridesmaids dresses were a rich crimson burgundy with blush accents in their bouquets and the groomsmen wore "new" blue suits with burgundy ties and a crimson boutonniere to tie in those darker accents. The tables had a light blush chiffon and seeded eucalyptus draped down the middle of the tables with brass candlesticks and votives sprinkled throughout. Florals were definitely one of the most important details when creating my vision for our wedding. I wanted to stick with the organic, romantic whimsical feel so I incorporated a wide assortment of flowers and greenery into my bouquet. My florists used a hand dyed ribbon to tie the bouquet, which added a very whimsical touch.  It had a mixture of blush, burgundy and ivory flowers. My bridesmaids had a Nosegay Bouquet. It was a simplified version of mine with lots of greenery, leaves and a few florals spread throughout. My gown was absolutely extraordinary and everything I've always dreamed of! I found it at Emma & Grace bridal boutique in Denver, CO. When I thought of the style and vision of my wedding I knew I needed a very simple, effortless and romantic aesthetic. My dress was flowy with an open back and lace on top. I only wore earrings since the bodice was so elegant. The cake we chose to do was a naked cake. We then added florals all over to give it that organic feel. My favorite DIY detail in our wedding was the arbor my Mom and Dad built for our ceremony backdrop. The arbor was made out of Aspen trees, which was really cool since that brought an organic element to the ceremony and then we draped ivory chiffon on the top and added florals in both corners to give it a soft, romantic look. My one piece of advice that I would give brides-to-be would be choose what you want to splurge on EARLY in the budgeting process. Since everything about weddings are expensive, it's easy to say "I'll splurge on this, but save on that" but trust me I tried that and I ended up going over on every category we had budgeted for. We had not established what we wanted to splurge on and what we wanted to save on. However, we decided early on that the details we made sure we did splurge on were Photography, Florals and an open bar because to us, those make a wedding. We were able to save money on our décor and cake since we made a lot of the decorations and had a family friend make our cake.

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