We decided early on in the planning process to use nature as our inspiration, both having a great love for the outdoors/natural world. Everything was fairly relaxed. We did not incorporate any religious traditions, and we had a relative perform our ceremony. We let the scenery be the decor.
Our reception was in a hotel courtyard. We used simple white tablecloths, napkins, & chairs, as well as small flower arrangements and greenery on the reception tables. Candles and existing string lights added to the atmosphere as the sun went down.
We used a mixture of garden roses and in-season wildflowers for all our floral arrangements, including bridal bouquets, boutonnieres & corsages, and table decor. Our florist was Dahlia Floral Design of Montrose, CO. We went with a slightly more undone, “wild” and natural style for our flowers to reflect the natural theme of the wedding and our personal style.
For music, we hired a live band that kept people on the dance floor all evening. For food, we hired alocal caterer – Lotus Root Kitchen. We both love Asian cuisines, so we had Honga Im, the chef/owner, create a pan-Asian menu with a great mix of dishes. The best thing about the wedding was of course everyone having fun together. But some of our favorite components were the food and our flowers. We felt our choices really fit us well.
We chose comfort over style, but our style still went with the vibe of the wedding day. The groom wore a light blue linen sport coat over a white linen shirt with dark blue pants, suspenders, and a floral bow tie. The bride wore a simple off-white evening dress with blush-toned heeled sandals, a small pearl necklace, and a small flower crown.
We met in college while on a camping trip. Our proposal happened in the mountains on a hike during a ski trip with friends and family. He placed the ring inside a colorful geode and pretended to pick up the rock from the ground. Everyone else was in on it.
Celebrating with loved ones from all over who came together for us. That feeling outshone any of the details.
Don’t be too concerned with details. We were easygoing about the details and didn’t get that bothered if something went slightly awry. Years down the road, you’ll only remember the important bits of the day anyway.