As a wedding designer sometimes the design process is slow as ideas come to mind, and other times it's like I can't get the ideas on paper fast enough. For Mackenzie and Mark's wedding at Crooked Willow Farms it was the later! 

We called this wedding "Country Roads" since it had a little bit of everything you'd see as you ride your bike down a country lane. Although I don't know many country roads where you'd see camels????

Mackenzie and Mark picked Crooked Willow Farms for their wedding, and it was the perfect spot for an outdoor Colorado wedding ceremony and barn reception feel.  Like a lot of brides when they hire a wedding planner, Mackenzie had a few things in mind for the feel of their day, but not a clear picture. Mackenzie knew she wanted burlap brown and red for her colors, and that she wanted some bird touches, as well as wheat details since her family owns a wheat farm. 

 

 

We were lucky to have a fairly nice day for their spring wedding.  I love the little wedding program display we designed with the bicycle and basket holding the programs.  The ceremony was set at the wedding gazebo that we decorated in burlap, and hung red roses in vintage bottles.  For their unity ceremony, the couple watered a tree that they will take back and plant on their property.  

 

Guests enjoyed the barn loft for the cocktail hour.  The couple and friends weren't big drinkers so instead they offered and Italian flavored water station.  Burlap flowers decorated the white picket fence where the guests found their escort card.  They had an adorable guestbook with little hearts for guests to sign.

The couple loved the casual feel of BBQ's, and we included an upscale version for their wedding dinner.  As you may have guessed, we designed a variety of table styles each with different centerpieces.  I can't decide which style was my favorite?  The long tables looked great with their custom monogrammed burlap sacks as runners eclectic mix of flower and tall curly willow with crystal drops....but the bird cage tables turned out super sweet too.  As did the the floral boxes where we carved the couples initials in them.  Hard to choose!   The bride and her mom made several things for that homespun touch, including: the sweetheart table burlap linen, jam favors, the burlap banners, family photo display on old shutters, the burlap table numbers, and mints for the dessert table.  So many details to share!

 

 

 

 

 

When you own a farm I guess you have a lot of cool things just lying around you can use to make great vintage feeling wedding decor; like: window frames, chicken wire, barrels, and the old door that we used to display the wedding cakes.

 

 Thanks to these vendors who took the walk down this Country Road with us!

Flower House

The Bundt Shoppe

Three Tomatoes Catering

A Music Plus

Arellano Photography

Crooked Willow Farms

Tempus Strings