Melinda and Christy were married in the incredibly gorgeous Beaver Creek, on August 17th, 2013.
They opted for a *gorgeous* view with the mountain backdrop, and thus the flowers were rustic, but fit within their color scheme of yellow, white and grey. We kept their bouquets a bit more formal, adding white phaleonopsis orchids to the yellow ranunculus, billy balls, succulents, David Austin garden roses, and greens. Both bouquets held similar flowers, but were styled and designed to match their individual personalities.
Melinda and Christy had the additional color of a vibrant bright (almost lime) green, so we opted to to an alternating color scheme for their bridesmaids. Each one carried a bouquet of either vibrant green or gold yellow, and we placed them alternately, such that their color scheme would be represented.
Flowers included super green roses, kermit mums, yellow ranunculus, green hydrangea, yellow dahlias, green hypericum, billy balls, and bells of Ireland--in some combination
We did both corsages and bouts with yellow billy balls and filler and greens, with a little flourish from our very own Katy"
Melinda and Christy opted to do a "first look," in which they decided to see each other in a private moment before the ceremony begun. It was heartwarming and absolutely lovely:
After their first look, they (and their bridal party and ALL of their guests!) took ski lifts up to the deck at the Beaver Creek Resort. There is no other way up to this location other than lift. And it was magical :)
Both ladies walked down the aisle with both of their parents--Melinda walked first and Christy walked second:
The ceremony was nothing less than perfect--and that view!!
Inside the Park Hyatt Resort, at the Mountainside Bar and Grill and Private Dining Room and Patio, Christy and Melinda had a rustic Colorado mountain reception. On the long tables, we put a burlap table runner and a line of vintage glass budvases filled with green, yellow and white wildflowers
Melinda and Christy decided to buy vintage bud vases from a local guy who dug them out of the Platte Valley River--and they were the perfect touch for this event
See how river washed and amazing this next bottle is?
For their intimate reception, we had both long and round tables, and for the round tables we did short squatty cylinder vases filled with the same flowers used throughout the rest of the wedding
Outside, they had a cocktail reception with cabaret tables, a full bar (with a signature cocktail that was so cute!) and a few diner style booths so that everyone had space to hang out and mingle. On the cabaret tables, we reused the aisle arrangements as centerpieces
In the middle of the reception site was a giant fireplace, where we strategically placed more of their found bottles filled with wildflowers
Melinda and Christy opted to do a traditional head table, with both a few of the squat cylinder vasesd centerpieces, plus the brides' bouquets and their bridesmaids' bouquets as decoration
Such a lovely couple, we wish them all the best!!