Real Weddings

This celebration is particularly near and dear to my heart because the bride is my sweet cousin, Erin. Although our families have not lived in the same state for 23 years, we have remained especially close. We usually see each other at least once a year and always manage to pick up right where we left off. When Erin reached out to ask me to help plan her wedding, oh my heart–cue the waterworks. We spent the next year meticulously planning her day to be a perfect representation of her and BJ’s love story and the things they hold most dear–family, friends, and each other.

Erin and BJ met at her horse barn in the Colorado mountains, so Crooked Willow Farms (still a working farm, with horses!) was the perfect backdrop for their big day. (Literally–check out that ceremony site with the foothills in the background!) We selected a color palette of “elevated pastels” that provided a perfect, natural touch of color to the barn setting. I convinced the florist–Bristol Lane–and the photographer–Michelle Boyd–to make the trip with me to provide the gorgeous blooms and capture the day. Jessica Crowell designed the custom invitation suite and day-of paper goods, which included scenes from around the venue. (One of my favorite details!)

Better than the carefully curated details, though, was the contagious joy between Erin and BJ. They are very much in love and perfectly suited for each other. It was truly an honor to play such a special part in their day and to witness their “I do’s.” So many congratulations to the happy couple!

For even more pretty, click on over to Style Me Pretty!

Can’t help myself–throwing in a few pictures of my people. Love them dearly. (Also, this is the best I have ever looked at a wedding I’m working, thanks to the magic of professional hair and makeup. Enjoy.)