Notes from the bride, Kenzie,
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day?
A: Since we had so many special memories from vacationing and getting engaged in Telluride, we knew we wanted to get married here. Gorrono ranch was the easy choice the moment we saw the venue without all the skiers on the porch. Because the place is so pretty naturally, we wanted to stick with a very neutral theme. We used white flowers with shades of blush and green, beige bridesmaid dresses, and minimal color. The beauty was in the surroundings that not much was needed to add to our venue. The groom's childhood friend is a pastor at the church he grew up at, so we had a very personal Christian ceremony that was tailored just for our love for each other.
Q: Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: We wanted to keep the décor minimal because the backdrop was so beautiful. Everything we did we tried to keep natural- the cake was on a tree stump, we used candlelight inside, and lots of greenery.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: I wanted to keep the simplicity in the florals. I love orchids, so I had a beautiful white orchid waterfall bouquet. Besides my statement bouquet, we kept our floral to a minimum due to our beautiful surroundings.
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A: We met about five years before we wed in the town we live of Fort Worth, Texas. Kenzie was on a blind date with someone else when they ran into each other and met. Ever since they have been inseparable. Kenzie's family is from Colorado and Devin's family vacations twice a year in Telluride. One summer, while the two families were vacationing, everyone took four-wheelers up to the top of Imogene Pass, a 13,000 ft mountain. It was snowing in the middle of July, and on the top of the mountain Devin proposed. It was only natural to get married in Telluride after all the memories over the years.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Enjoy it! There are so many small details, it is easier to plan small additions one thing at a time over the course of the engagement instead of trying to get everything done at once. It makes all the small pieces more thoughtful and personal. Looking back- nobody cares about all the tiny things you stress about, they care about seeing two people genuinely happy on their wedding day making vows.