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Mandy & Jonathan | Della Terra Wedding

Mandy and Johnathan have that classic sort of love. The kind that envelops casual Sundays hanging out, watching movies or maybe going skiing if the season is right. These two are so relaxed and laid back being around them is like a breath of fresh air. They are the type of couple that when they ask you about your day, they actually mean it. So it was no surprise how much love and happiness was floating around in the air on their wedding day. We got to uphold the tradition of taking a group photo of their ENORMOUS pool of close friends. We even made Jonathan's mom join in as it was her that made sure the tradition was never looked over but had never been in one of the photos.

As cool as seeing just how many people care for this couple, one of our favorite parts of the day was witnessing Mandy and Jonathan's own caring during the first look. Mandy and Jonathan had their first look on the walkway approaching the tiny ponds below the ceremony site. It's secluded enough to have privacy down, but still open enough to have beautiful light. Mandy had to sneak passed some wild turkeys (that seem to always be at Della Terra) to tap Jonathan on the shoulder. As he turned around he couldn't contain his emotion. The genuine excitement on Jonathan's face as he saw Mandy for the first time definitely made the back of my camera fog up. I mean seriously his smile was a mile wide and he even did that back up to take it all in thing that you see in movies. It definitely made my the day memorable for us!

Thank you to our amazing vendor friends for making this day as magical as ever.

 Oh P.S. check out the new "Salon" at Della Terra. So much getting ready room, in such perfect Della Terra looking decor. Stone, warm neutrals, everything a elegant mountain chateau should be. 

Dress :Stella York
Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau 
Glam: Bella Capelli
Florals: Florals of Europe
Band: Rockslide
Cake(s): Whole Foods

Ali & Rachael | Elopement | Rocky Mountain National Park

Ali and Rachel's love story is like reading one of the most well scripted episodes of everyone's favorite sitcom. It starts off with meeting at an event that most of us know the name of and few of us have ever seen, the Kentucky Derby. In a weekend of fun and friends (and admittedly a few libations) somehow Ali and Rachel happened to meet each other among the crowds. Later to find that they have been living the idea of six degrees of separation until that fateful Derby weekend. I mean these future wives went to the same schools, lived streets away from each other and never met until fate decided to interfere.

The two began seeing each other regularly and that magical process of getting to know your other half through late night talks, casual car rides, and glasses of wine quickly ensued. One topic they kept coming back to was their love for the Mountains of Colorado. So it was only natural that when plans to hold a big, traditional wedding bash in Kentucky fell through, they decided to live out another dream of having an intimate wedding in some serious Sound of Music scenery.

Can we just say that gosh, they did their love right. Waking up to rainy dawn in Estes Park, Ali and Rachel began a slow morning of wedding prep. They did what we wish every couple would do, enjoyed their day and lived their moments. I mean Elk watching, breakfast, hiking, and attempted to stave off the rain with "Isn't ironic lyrics" is seriously such a perfect start to the rest of your lives together.

Ali and Rachel said their "I Do's" in front of a small group of from and family at the YMCA of the Rockies. Post nuptials, they jumped in the car with Janea and headed up to one of our favorite spots, Trailridge Road. While popping some champagne to celebrate their union they posed, laughed, cried and were greeted by one of the most perfect cotton candy Colorado sunset. We still think the sky coloration was Colorado's way of acknowledging not just their marriage but their beautiful souls. Congratulations again Ali and Rachel, we can't wait until you come back to visit us!

Special thanks to these amazing professionals!

Ceremony: YMCA of the Rockies

Florals: Paul Wood Florist

Cake Dots: Tittle Cake Dots

Dresses: J Crew Bridal & Davids Bridal

Custom Boots: My Ethical Wardrobe