Their Story: "Even though Austin was born and raised in Kansas and I’ve lived in Nebraska all my life, our paths crossed several years ago. I really didn’t want a big wedding and we both love the mountains, so a small mountain wedding seemed perfect! I have 3 kids and we’re excited to include them in the ceremony!".
Wedding Details: A great way to incorporate kids into the wedding day is to not only have them has junior bridesmaids & groomsmen, but to also do a sand ceremony in which each member of the newly formed family pours a little sand into a decorative jar. After their getting-ready, they decided to do a private first look where they read their wedding vows to each other, which is a great way to incorporate meaningful sentimental moments just for the two of you (learn more about first look ideas). The ceremony was held at a gorgeous overlook that accommodates up to 35 guests - a perfect small wedding outdoor venue in Colorado! After the ceremony and group photos, we spent a little more time with only the couple doing a mini photoshoot not only at the ceremony site, but also the nearby lakeshores for a variety of backdrops. They then met-up with their guests at a small golf course property where they were the only ones (yes, kind of like your own private small venue).
More Tips and Ideas: Natalie and Austin booked our 3-hour intimate wedding package which includes photographer, officiant, florals, cake, planning and onsite coordination. Their only additions were a few more spray bouquets and boutonniere for their kids and our benches/seating for the guests. Natalie wanted a voluptuous and flowing bouquet with burgundy, deep fuchsia and accents of coral/peach with whites and greenery - it was gorgeous for a summer wedding adding a “pop” to the natural backdrop of mountains, lake and trees. For the cake, yes - you can order different flavors for the top and bottom tiers:
Photographer: Jeanine Thurston Photography| Florist: Stefanie Hofmeister | Baker: La Patisserie Francaise
Officiant: Chris Mohr | Hair & Makeup: DIY (sister-in-law) | Seating: Custom Weddings of Colorado | Lodging: VRBO | Dinner: Breckenridge Golf Course