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Regal and Romantic Emerald Green Wedding

April 12, 2022
Regal and Romantic Emerald Green Wedding

Colorado Wedding

The Couple

Lexi + Michael

The Wedding

I grew up in Evergreen, CO and Michael and I visit Colorado every year to ski or hike – we love being outdoors. Once we were engaged, it was an easy decision to have our wedding in Colorado which is so near to our hearts. I really wanted a timeless, classic feel in a historic location that would be easy and accessible to our guests since a lot of them would be flying in from the South. Our vision was to create a royal garden party with some organic twists and have personalized details to reflect who we are as a couple. The color palette was carefully chosen: emerald green, ivory, navy, black . We used emerald green in memory of my mother who wore a non-traditional emerald green dress on her wedding day that matched her green eyes. As a nod to Michael’s love for bird hunting, the groomsmen wore emerald green Brackish feather bow ties to match the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groom wore a white and black feather bow tie. During the ceremony, my aunt played the harp and I walked down the aisle to “Can’t help falling in Love” a nod to the groom’s birthplace, Tupelo, MS and where Elvis originally sung this song. Twenty feet of florals lined the aisle with white anemones, ranunculus, garden roses, dahlias and pops of magnolias. We worked with Lindsey of Bello & Blue Events to plan and design our wedding and together we curated all of the special details.  The magnolia flower was a focal floral throughout the wedding details because we met and reside in the Magnolia State, Mississippi. The magnolia flower was used throughout the invitation suite, centerpieces, bridesmaid bridal bouquets. For the place cards, guests’ names were calligraphed onto magnolia leaves bringing this detail to each place setting. Even the cake had edible magnolia flowers accented with with ruffled layers. Guests chose from two flavors: almond or spice with raspberry compote and buttercream. We worked with Cristy from Lucky Onion for our invitation suite and all of the day of details. She designed our monogram which was highlighted within our invitation and then carried through to our wedding day in a variety of locations. For my “something blue” I had a custom monogrammed bridal bouquet wrap with our crest embroidered in navy blue. I’m an artist myself and wanted to include my appreciation for art and have each guest leave our wedding with a hand painted piece of colorado to take home. For the escort card display, “Find your Seat in Colorful Colorado” we used a local artist from Mississippi to hand paint mini canvases of our favorite locations around Colorado sitting on mini gold easels with each name hand calligraphed on them. The canvases on gold easels were displayed on acrylic shelves with a black backdrop and florals growing up from the floor. For an interactive element, we brought in a fashion illustrator to draw guests live, and branded each portrait with our crest. The night ended on a sweet note with a touch of Southern hospitality as guests were gifted mini pies (pecan, strawberry rhubarb and apple) to take home. The tags read “Thanks for celebrating, sweetie pie!”
– Lexi, the bride

Photographer: B Schwartz Photography Planning + Floral Design: Bello + Blue Events Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion Linens: BBJ Linen Catering: Footers Catering Cake: A Cake Come True Stationery: Lucky Onion Lighting + Decor: Lighting + Design by Scott String Quartet: Spinphony Strings Entertainment: TH Entertainment
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