Rustic Chic Wedding Inspiration

Colorado is absolutely the perfect setting for a rustic chic themed wedding. A rustic chic theme combines rugged elements like burlap with romantic soft details. Get inspired by the follow boards.

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Framed Rustic Chalkboard Sign – 4×6 Size Chalkboard – Chalkboard Photo… / Tree Branch Candle Holders I- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice,… / Heart Shaped Mason Jar Chandelier Light – Romantic Wedding Swag… / Wedding Corsage Made to Order-Wedding Flowers Mother of the Bride…Wedding clutch / Cottage decor love wedding sign rustic white – wooden wall sign / Woodland Wedding Place Cards, 20 Pine Cone holder Table Setting Rustic… / Custom Wedding guest book wood rustic wedding guest book album bridal… / Barn Weddings – Rustic Country Barn Wedding Ideas, Decorations,… / 10 Barn Wedding Decor Ideas / Rustic Santa Barbara Wedding / Rustic Barnwood 12×4 Planter Box $11 each / 3 for $10 each / Brides / Real Weddings – A Rustic Wedding in Galena, IL – DIY Escort Cards

Need more inspiration? Browse through our catalog of rustic chic real weddings.

Jan 23rd – 25th: La Sposa Trunk Show and more at Blue Bridal

Blue Bridal {LISTmember} is holding a La Sposa Trunk Show on January 23rd to the 25th. You do not want to miss this chance to view the 2015 collection and get 10% off any La Sposa dress. From romantic ruffles to lovely lace, you will fall in love with these gowns.

Also, from January 19th to the 26th, Blue Bridal is holding The Night Before trunk show featuring short dresses, perfect for your rehearsal dinner, {the night before} your wedding! These dresses also come in a wide variety of colors, so they are perfect for any other special events as well!

Call for an appointment: 303-446-2583

Blue Bridal is located on the 16th street in Downtown Denver:500 16th Street, Suite 222, Denver, Colorado 80202

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Cowboy marries his Cowgirl

A summer outdoor wedding in Colorado Springs…..

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Photographer:  Creatrix Photography | Event Venue: La Foret  | Floral Designer: Posh Petals | Makeup Artist: Brittany Wilson Makeup and Design | DJ: Sound Junction, LLC

Notes from the Bride, Rachel on how they met and how he proposed…..

From the bride:

I had never had a serious relationship in my whole life, I really didn’t date very many people and I definitely didn’t even kiss very many people. Last May, my friend Christy asked me to do this Living Social deal with her, one month of match.com for $15. I said I would sign up and filled out a profile, uploaded some pictures… and completely forgot about it. A week and a half to two weeks later, she calls me up. “Who ya been talking to, anything interesting in match world?” Oh. Crap. She gets kind of upset and asks why I would say I’d do something with her and then not do it. I felt really bad. She said “Please just talk to ONE person.” Sigh. OK, Christy… I check my match account. 57 new messages in my inbox?! That is… OVERWHELMING, to say the least. I immediately ignore all those messages. There in the top left side of my screen, there’s a little picture that says rampart32 underneath it. “Rampart32 has added you to his favorites.” Wait, this guy is the only one that added me to his favorites but didn’t write me? I’m intrigued. It was his first day on, and he didn’t know what he was doing yet. I learned that LATER. I skimmed his profile, and it was really thoughtful so I decided I would send him a note. “Hey, hope you had a great weekend.” That’s all I said… it satisfied my requirement from C to “talk to ONE person.” He wrote me back (this time it popped up in my gmail) the kindest note, introducing himself, opening the conversation. I HAD to write back. I wasn’t scared, I wasn’t worried… I just wanted to write back this thoughtful person. I told him I wasn’t into the online thing, so here’s my number… and then he started talking to me. I was about to go on a 2 week vacation, so we texted just a little each of those days, and he eventually asked me out at some point to go dancing at the Grizzly Rose the Friday after the Tuesday I got back (June 7, 2013). I said I would love to, so we had those plans. I flew in Tuesday about noon, and started freaking out. I texted him and told him I needed to meet him sooner or I was afraid I was going to freak out and stand him up. He said “I’m free Wednesday or Thursday, would those work?” I told him, IT HAS TO BE TONIGHT! So, we met at Dairy Queen in Greeley, CO on a rainy evening and I slipped on the tile as I walked in. I was immediately put at ease when he joked with me about it, and we sat in that booth for a couple of hours laughing and having a good time. That was June 4th, 2013. I knew that I would know that guy for a long time, but didn’t exactly know how. We took things VERY slow and didn’t even kiss until the 4th wonderful night out. We would drive halfway (we lived an hour apart) and watch the sun go down, drink cokes and dance in a big parking lot. I was in a bad car accident on July 25, 2013. I had to, for the first time, depend on a man. I needed him to help me, I had to let him in my apartment overnight and really trust him. He was the most polite and wonderful and loving person. He became my best friend. We could talk about anything. That quickly grew into love, and then before I knew it I was IN love for the first time in my whole life. October 31, 2013 we officially started saying that to each other. Things kept happening to both of us, and we were just the best friends being there for each other and helping, and just being the best friends we could be. March 8, 2014… we went and washed our cars and vacuumed them out, and he took me to a park so we could “walk the dog,” and there, on a pier, over a small lake… he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the single most thrilling moment of my entire life. I love this man, and I can’t wait for 25 days from now when we are walking down that aisle!

Colorado Mine Inspired

Jason and Hannah got married on a mountain top in Breckenridge, Colorado. Their wedding took place at abandoned mine which in turn inspired their a general theme: Colorado Mine. The Bride and Groom brewed their own mead for their wedding guests.

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Photographer: Levi Tijerina | Venue: Dry Gulch Town | Planner: Love This Day Events | Florist: Beet and Yarrow | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone

January 30-31: Jim Hjelm Trunk Show

Jim Hjelm is the newest designer at anna be and during this January weekend the Spring 2015 collection will be at anna be {LISTmember} in Denver.  Colorado brides can select from the diverse collection ranging from vintage-inspired fabrics to modern silhouettes all with gorgeous detail. The collection begins at $2,000. Schedule with a stylist today to find your Jim Hjelm wedding dress. Book your appointment online now or by calling 720-855-1111. 

anna be 1575 boulder street, denver, co 80211

Urban, Denver Inspired Wedding

Notes from Wedding Planner, Nicole of Hey! Party Collective {LISTmember}:

We were so excited to work with Carolyn and John right away – they knew they wanted a very urban, Denver-centric, and unique wedding, and that is right up our alley!

They are both HUGE Rockies and Broncos fans, so purple and orange were almost mandatory in their color palette. Carolyn loved all things pink and glitter. We incorporated these preferences into a beautiful and sophisticated navy, fig, coral, and blush color palette, with glittery gold accents.

We collaborated with the couple on so many fun ideas for their big day. From Aiko Pops after the ceremony, to a disco ball installation and sequin linens, a photo booth, giant marquee letters, and ice cream truck, and neon glow sticks for the dance party – this was a bash.

The colorful and lush florals from Lale Florals were a masterpiece, and Carolyn’s blush pink dress was a showstopper.

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Photographer: The Willinghams | Ceremony Venue: St. Elizabeth of Hungary | Venue: Turnhalle Room at the Tivoli Student Union | Planner: Hey! Party Collective {LISTmember} | Videographer: Lupher Arts | Florist: Lale Florals {LISTmember} | Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri | Dress Boutique: Emma & Grace Bridal | Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Fluff Bar | Popsicles: Aiko Pops | Marquee Letters: Saddle Shoe Signs | Catering: Relish | Sequin Linens: Ultrapom | Ice Cream Truck: Scrumptious  | DJ: Mr. Groove | Photo Booth: Bamboo Booth | Pedicab: Three Kings

English Garden Wedding Inspiration

It is popular these days to borrow wedding style inspiration from our friends overseas. I’m sure you’ve been invited to something along the lines of a Spanish-style wedding or a chic French affair. However, one of the trendiest themes of today is an “English Country Garden Theme”. This elegant style of wedding is all about English roses, pastel colors, embroidered materials and delicate cakes. If you are looking for inspiration for a beautiful summer wedding you’ll love these tips and advice on how to have an English country garden wedding.

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Invitations

The invitations are your first opportunity to share your theme with your guests and get them excited about what’s to come. For the perfect invitation look for designs that use pastel colours, feature roses and use calligraphy style fonts. Touches of lace, ribbons and even pressed petals will send your guests an elegant indication of what’s in store. Check out our Local Invitation Designers to help you create a custom wedding invitation.

Venue

It’s all about historic buildings and vast, lush green gardens, rather than rustic country chic. Look for period venues with graceful interiors and exteriors. If you can’t get the perfect English style venue, don’t worry. Pick a countryside venue and just up the ante of your wedding decorations. If you are considering having your wedding in England, then you will be spoilt for choice for locations! Do some research online into country manors that host weddings. While you are at it, seek out a reputable wedding planner, wedding photographer, and caterer who can help you organize your wedding from abroad.

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Flowers

Roses are quintessentially English and will look right at home with this theme. Additionally, hydrangea, nigella and sweet peas will all look perfect. However, if you can’t get your hands on these types of flowers, look for different blooms in clotted cream, pale pink, blue and yellow colors. For centerpieces, present your flowers with additional sprigs of lavender and greenery in large glass vases.

Table decor

As well as your central vases bursting with pastel flowers, delicate candles and candle holders will look beautiful on your tables. Look for decor in pink and antique gold. As for the table clothes delicate floral patterns and embroidered material will be a winner. Homemade touches like individual wooden hearts carved with your guests’ names work very well with this theme. In terms of crockery, think blue and white china plates and bowls with perfectly shined silver cutlery.

Favors

For a traditional touch, sugared almonds in a mesh bag tied with ribbon would be perfect. For something more modern try homemade jams, jars of traditional candies or floral tea cups holding scented candles.

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Cake

A traditional three tiered cake topped with fresh flowers and scattered petals is common at an English country garden themed wedding. However, for a contemporary touch, cupcakes decorated with flowers or a “naked cake” with fresh fruit and roses would also look stunning.

An English country garden theme is all about poise and elegance. By adding these touches to your big day, it is possible to achieve this theme in any setting.

March 1st: Estes Park Bridal Crawl

If you are considering having a mountain wedding, you should definitely attend The Estes Park Bridal Crawl.  With Venue Tours and a Vender Showcase, you will learn about all the possibilities of a wedding in Estes Park.

Date: March 1, 2015
Where: Estes Park Resort
Time: Vendor Show Case 9:00am-11:30am
Venue Tours/Crawl 11:30am-3:30pm
Grand Prize Drawing: 4:00pm at Wild Basin Lodge (must be present to win)
Cost: $10 per person and $5 per additional person for people who pre-register
$15 per person and $5 per additional person at the door. Register Here.

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Colorful Vintage

Notes from the wedding planner, Jessica of A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

Jenny and Ben’s wedding was so much fun to plan and design. She wanted a colorful vibrant atmosphere.The invitations definitely set the tone with the hand illustrated floral liner based off the floral designs for the wedding. When it came to flowers, Jenny wanted something happy and bright, which is was she got. The textured gorgeous flowers really made the day. For their guestbook, guests signed quilt squares which the brides mother is going to latter make a quilt for the couple to keep. One of the most fun details was having Little Man Ice cream cart come at the end of the night. Guests got their pick of cake or ice cream (or both!).

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Photographer: Jenna Noelle Photography | Planner: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Venue: Crooked Willow Farms | Florist: Bare Root Floral | Dress Designer: Wtoo
Dress Boutique: a&be Bridal {LISTmember} | Makeup Artist: Kelsey Zabawa Make up Artistry | Hair Stylist: Alex Cox Hair Design | Invitation Designer: Lana’s Shop {LISTmember} | Ice Cream: Little Man Ice Cream

 

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