When it was time for Liz and Levi to start planning their wedding, they knew early on that they had only a few priorities: “I always wanted to get married barefoot in the mountains of Colorado” said Levi, who was born and raised near Denver in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Liz claims, “To be honest, I’ve never been one of those girls to spend years daydreaming about my perfect wedding. I wanted a gorgeous dress, all my family and friends around, and not to lose my head with the stress of planning it all.” In the end, they came up with some clever ways to compromise traditional formalities and a casual flair with all of the details in their beautiful spring wedding in the mountains.
Taking place on the balcony of Mt. Vernon Country Club overlooking the mountains around gorgeous Golden, Colorado, the overall look of the wedding was led by a burgundy theme while incorporating plenty of springtime colors. The mother of the bride is a dressmaker and made the bridesmaids’ gowns in burgundy to match the men, who all went barefoot beneath their tuxes for the occasion. The groom’s grandmother does ikebana (the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging) so she used local alpine greenery and wildflowers to put together the floral table centerpieces herself with pine boughs, bright indigo and blue aster flowers, pine cones, and a pop of bright yellow alpine sunflowers. We love how all of their friends and family pitched in to create personal touches for their big day, including the amazing brooch bouquet the bride made using brooches collected from members of her family past and present as well as close friends who loaned her some family heirlooms of their own. “I wanted to feel like I was carrying a part of my family with me all day – those who had passed on, those I had never met, and those who were there to share in our celebration,” says Liz. It sparkles and looks dazzling with her vintage-inspired gown covered head-to-toe in beading and embroidery.
“All in all, our wedding day felt like ‘home’ to us. My close friend was our photographer, my brother played DJ for the day, and everyone chipped in their talents to decorate and create a wonderful day for us!” Check out their beautiful photos from photographer Chris Fitzgerald to inspire ideas for an outdoor springtime celebration.
The groom’s grandmother does ikebana (the ancient Japanese art of floral arranging) so she used local alpine greenery and wildflowers to put together the floral table centerpieces herself with pine boughs, bright indigo and blue aster flowers, pine cones, and a pop of bright yellow alpine sunflowers.
Photographer : Chris Fitzgerald
Venue & Catering Mt. Vernon Country Club in Golden, Colorado
Wedding dress from Low’s Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses by mother of the bride, Ellen M Lewis
Floral centerpieces : Sogetsu Colorado Ikebana
Bridal brooch boquet – DIY by bride
Sushi Cake : Cakes by Karen
Bridal Cake : King Soopers