The couple chose Devil's Thumb Ranch, High Lonesome Barn for their wedding which hadn't even been built at the time I suggested it to them. We went up for several site visits and hard hat tours during construction. When we design a wedding we have a clear picture of what the whole day will look like, in this case we had to paint the picture of the venue too!

Megan and Ben wanted a fabulous winter, woodland wedding that was romantic, vintage, rustic, fun and intimate.  Well we made a few phone calls the day prior and called in a huge winter storm to make sure the winter part happened.  The Colorado weather can be tricky, but throw in a blizzard with a ton of snow, and actually getting the vendors and guests to the venue can be a challenge!  Luckily everyone made it safely and we had beautiful white snow to go with their all white and silver, woodland, winter wedding!

 

    

 

Apparently it's a trend for me to be the first one in NEW Colorado wedding venues this year.  This is the third time I get to christen a new venue.  High Lonesome had just opened and while they had a ceremony there prior to us, we were the first to test it out at full capacity with the catering onsite, ceremony, and all the new equipment.  With the exception of the floors not having the final stain and I had to mop them 4 times before the ceremony even started (being a planner is so glamorous, lol!), everything else ran very smoothly. What a gorgeous Colorado wedding venue!

 

   

We had a subtle progressive change from all white to adding in more of the silver for their wedding.  I love how the ceremony turned out, so romantic and ethereal with all the white! For the ceremony altar we used large white tufted boxes with branches, orchids, and tiny lights which served two purposes...1) to be beautiful and 2) to hide the band set up behind it while allowing guests to still see out the windows for the great view! Blooming branches created a path down  the aisle along with a ton of candles lining the aisle.Our little ring bearer carried a custom wood ring bearer box with the couples initials engraved on top.

  

 

 

We had little pom poms in a variety of ways throughout the wedding, probably the most fun was the little cones full of "snowballs" for the guests to toss when the couple kissed.

After the ceremony it was time for a few more group pictures, while the guests enjoyed cocktails upstairs at High Lonesome Barn. We draped off the balcony so that the guests couldn't see us transform the room below. I caught a few people sneaking a peek!

 

Just a few of the fun cocktail details....

Vintage skis for their guestbook, wood slabs, and cozy fun touches of pom poms on branches in vintage bottles.

 

 


 

 

More fun details at the bar....continuing our pom pom theme with custom swizzle sticks. 

The groom really wanted some camo to reflect his passion for hunting.  We wrapped all the boutonnieres with camo ribbon and we used camouflage linen to cover the groom's whiskey bar.

 

The hot cocoa station was one of my favorite design details.  Guests could create their own concoction from all the toppings and head to the groom's bar for a splash of whiskey!

 

 

 

Of course the cocoa wasn't complete without the pom pom swizzle stick!

 

Our escort card table was warm and cozy with flannel blankets, pine cones, and wood grain cardstock for the actual cards.  More pom poms on wood branches in bottles to tie it all together.

After we transformed the ceremony to the reception space, guests were invited in the room with the silver crinkle taffeta linens, cool toned uplighting and a variety of centerpieces to add interest.  Menu cards had wood grain similar to the escort cards, and fun tags for placecards.


Why have just one style centerpiece when you can have three? 

For one style we had clusters of candles, some wrapped in scroll paper like a lace, and others tied with ribbon, mercury glass, and pedestal votives.

For another, low lush monochromatic flowers in silver bowls with mercury glass candles.

 

The last look was the tall blooming branch centerpieces reused from the ceremony aisle.

 

The couple chose a small ceremonial cake to cut, and invited the guests back upstairs to the balcony where an amazing rustic dessert buffet awaited. Along with a photobooth!

  

 

 

Toasts and dancing followed!

 

 

Remember that sign from the bar (see above in cocktails) the one that said "Alcohol because no good story started with someone eating a salad"...yep, well here you go. Yes, he's drinking out of someone's shoe!

 

 

We're thrilled to announce that we won an ICON award for Megan and Ben's Winter Woodland Romance Wedding. Check out tomorrow for details of the award gala!

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors who braved the blizzard and made this wedding beautiful!

Devil's Thumb Ranch

David Lynn Photography

Flower House

Chair Covers and Linens

Shutterbooth

Pink Monkey Solutions

Starkey Productions

Weddings by Keith