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Country Weddings: Maggie & Cooper | Priest Creek Ranch, CO

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{Featured in Vol. 22}

Photographer:   Kates Lens Photography

Dress Store:Blues Bridal Boutique//Reception Venue:Priest Creek Ranch//Caterer:Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company//
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FROM THE COUPLE:

CREATIVE ASPECT
The Rocky Mountains have been greatly affected by the Pine Beetle. We sourced our lumber from a beetle kill wood mill to turn this devastation into hand crafted pieces of furniture. Throughout our planning, we knew we wanted to incorporate the wood theme into our wedding decor as much as possible. From making all of the signs, tables and benches to using the wood shavings for a confetti toss as we walked down the aisle, we truly tried to incorporate the beetle kill lumber in multiple ways. Our wedding favors were pine tree seedlings as our hope was that guests would plant them to help replenish our Colorado forests.

ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE
Our greatest piece of advice would be to enjoy the process. There will be tense moments when planning any wedding, let alone a DIY wedding, but some of our greatest memories from our wedding were from our DIY projects. We spent numerous hours with friends and family in the garage completing all of our projects, and those are memories we will cherish forever. Allow people to help you. I can’t even imagine planning this wedding without the help of our friends and family.

WEDDING MEMENTO
While meeting with various wedding rental companies in the Spring, I discovered farm tables and instantly fell in love. After consulting with local rental companies, I was sad to learn that this country chic look was a bit out of our DIY budget. At that point, a light bulb went off and I quickly called my dad, Ron, to see how challenging it would be to build the tables and benches for our wedding. My dad, being the optimistic person that he is, quickly said “not hard at all!” Cooper was immediately on board and ready to put his carpentry and recently learned blacksmith skills to good use. As a memento from our wedding, we now have a beautiful farm table for our dining room that was created out of love from our friends and family.

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