Winter Wedding in the mountainsWinter weddings are possibly the most romantic, the warmth of love against the starkness of snow, it makes you want to cuddle in close. Spruce Mountain is one of my favorite venues so when they asked me to collaborate with Cloud 9 to help promote their Upper Ranch I was all in. The gorgeous two story ceilings and acres of open ranch nestled in the mountains of Larkspur make it one of Colorado’s premier wedding venues. Anne from Cloud 9 decided to play off the new pantone color of the year Marsala and incorporated Marsala Leather into the floral and stationary as well as pulling in the rich gold tones and earthiness of the farm table for rustic elegance like we’ve never seen it before. Sometimes I sit back at my work and just stare. Really? I am surrounded by beauty on a daily bases and I get to work with some of the most talented designers in our industry. Pillar Floral Marsala A Design resourcegold Wedding place setting with marsala leatherMarsala Table Scape with burgundy chavari chairs A design resourceRich Rustic Table Scape with Marsala and Gold A design resource box centerpiece

Gold flatware and marsala leather with calligraphy Box Marsala Wedding Centerpiece Rustic
Winter Wedding at Spruce Mountain RanchGold and Marsala Winter TablescapeRich mountain eleganceTables cape with gold and marsala accents pantone color of the yearWinter wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch White Stole Ponderosa RoomWinter romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch rich rustic eleganceThe Makery Vintage leather cakeBouquet marsala winter wedding and boutonnière from a design resourceMarsala Stationary set for wedding

Bouquet winter marsala orange red pink Winter wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch upper ranch
Mountain Winter Ranch Wedding


Wedding Planner & Designer: Cloud 9

Invitations & Paper: Cloud 9

Florals: A Design Resource

Rentals: Event Rents

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch – The Upper Ranch, Ponderosa Room

Wedding Dress & Accessories: The Bridal Collection, Madison James

Linens: Chair Covers & Linens

Cake: The Makery

Hair & Makeup: Styles By Jenece

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Caligrapher: Evette Goldstien, Pretty Writing

  • January 27, 2015 - 4:46 PM

    Judy Stevenson - Just lovely!

Boulder Engagement SessionPerfectly matched. When you think about how the world works and how things happen it’s really quite beautiful. I believe we have a destiny or some sort of path we are meant to go on. The odds that these two people would meet when they did and when they lived half a world apart is amazing. They are 100% absolutely perfect for one another. Tiago is from Brazil and Margaret grew up in Boulder. She spent several years in Brazil and met there, they were married in a small ceremony at Red Rocks late in 2013 so Tiago could stay in Colorado, but had their wedding with all their families planned in Aspen where Margaret also spent time. (coming to the blog soon).  I met them along with their pup at Chatauqua for an amazing session with sunflowers and lots of sunshine. Colorado at it’s best. Can’t wait to share their rainy Aspen wedding soon!
Chocolate lab engagement sessionChocolate Lab holding handsChautauqua park engagement session in Boulder
Chocolate Lab in ColoradoOutdoor Wedding Photographer in Boulder
Sunflower engagement sessionColorado Engagement session in late summer in boulderEngagement session at chautauqua in boulder with a dog
Beautiful Colorado Engagement Session in Boulder yellow dream

DevilPeople ask me all the time what I find so intriguing about weddings. It’s usually the same answer. Connection. It’s no secret I am all about connection on your wedding day and Ingrid and Don are a perfect example of this. This gorgeous, yet simple winter wedding was designed around one thing; their family. As soon as I met them one thing became increasingly clear; their family was more important than any detail of their day. Ingrid and Don were bringing together their 5 children and it was important to them that this is what their wedding was about. A joining of two families. It was so striking to me that their kids were involved in ever part of the day. Being from Canada and avid skiers they wanted  a backdrop that would allow them to bring their families together and indulge in some carefree skiing and recreation while they were here. They couldn’t have chosen a better venue for their day and what an amazing celebration it was surrounded by all their friends and family.
Devils Thumb Ranch Inside CeremonyDevills Thumb Ranch Inside winter ceremonyWinter Wedding at Devils Thumb
Inside winter ceremony spot coloradoFamily Photos Winter WeddingBride and groom DevilDevilDevilBride and groom portraits in winterSnowy winter wedding in coloradoRing shot for wedding in Coloradosimple kings table for weddingelegant winter wedding table settingcandles for winter wedding and chandelier candy buffet colorado weddingtoasts at Devil

emotional first dance1st dance DevilDaddy daughter dance DevilBride and Grooms 1st danceopen dancing for wedding at Devils Thumb Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Planner/Floral Design: Love This Day Events


  • January 8, 2015 - 1:46 AM

    Shannon Scholtes - comment

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