Notes from the wedding planner, Sarah of Every So Chic Events:
Elizabeth and Scott's love story began years ago in Texas. These high school sweethearts found themselves in Colorado following Elizabeth's medical school path to Denver. They fell in love with The Rocky Mountains and knew this was the place for their most special of days. Both the bride and groomed lived around the world growing up, so guests traveled from across the globe to make it to The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera for their wedding day. Elizabeth and Scott loved the amazing views from the Alpenglow Lawn at the resort, so together with Sarah Faulkner of Ever So Chic Events, they began planning for a clear top tent wedding underneath the stars almost a year and a half before the big day. In typical Colorado fashion, a surprise snow storm came the night of the rehearsal, but beautiful clear skies and mild temperatures prevailed for the big day! With so much time to plan and design, the details got so much attention! Guests were greeted at check in to the resort with a welcome bag filled with goodies. One of those items was s'mores item with an attached invitation to join the couple by the fire pit for a kickoff celebration. The branding crested for their wedding invitations was carried throughout the entire event all the way down to the welcome itinerary, custom door hangers, day of materials, and dessert flavor signs. Elizabeth and Scott were always laughing throughout the planning process and the same was true on wedding day, when they saw each other for the first time both bride and groom erupted in giggles, their warmth and affection for each other so evident. The string quartet played The University of Texas Fight Song as the newlyweds recessed down the aisle to honor their graduation from UT Austin. Looking for a balance of the beautiful Colorado outdoors and a glamorous affair, they paired sequin table linens with wooden farm tables. Large wine barrels were used to frame the ceremony, support a 10' long copper top bar, and to flank the dance floor during the reception. Stationery designer Brittany Durfee of Details Delivered created round menus that perfectly fit into each charger describing the plated dinner selections. Chandeliers hung in the clear top tent to set the tone for a magical night! The groom's identical twin brother gave a toast that left not a dry eye in the house and once the newlyweds took to the dance floor for their first dance, the guests began a celebration that went on for hours. At the end of the night, guests were able to enjoy a late night pretzel as they headed to the after party. Each pretzel was tied with a note stating "we couldn't have tied the knot without you!" and, of course, Elizabeth and Scott's signature wedding branding. The couple is now back in Texas as Elizabeth completes her medical school residency, which as they say, makes the fact that their wedding was in beautiful Colorado even that much more special!