Rocky Mountain Wedding | Nicole & Corey

I am beyond excited to show you Nicole and Corey’s Rocky Mountain wedding in Grand Lake, Colorado! How I became to be a part of this day was pretty unique. Over the past couple years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Christy of Christina Burton Events and she has become a close friend. One day Christy called me and told me all about her sister, Nicole’s, gorgeous Rocky Mountain wedding they were planning and how they needed a little help.

She asked if I would be willing to do the day of coordination and floral design during the wedding weekend so she could take off her planner hat and put on her maid of honor hat. I couldn’t say yes fast enough and before I knew it I was in a plane headed to Colorado.

This wedding weekend was definitely a special one complete with mountain views, Colorado BBQ and moose drama…yes, I repeat moose drama (more to come on this). Scroll below to see all the beautiful images captures by the Catherine Lea Photography team.

Mountain themed invitation suite

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready in a log cabin

Mountains of Rocky Mountain National Forest

Couple kissing before their Grand Lake, CO wedding

Couple smiling before their Colorado mountain wedding

Couple smiling before their Rocky Mountain wedding

A wedding party before a Colorado wedding

Bridesmaids smiling before a Rocky Mountain wedding

Bridesmaids smiling before a Grand Lake, CO wedding

Bridesmaids and their bouquets

What was extremely special about this wedding day was Nicole and Corey were married at Nicole’s aunt and uncle’s resort in Grand Lake, Colorado. The resort was stunning and allowed the Colorado beauty to shine through on the wedding day. Nicole and Corey had their ceremony in the same meadow her aunt and uncle were married in.

Rocky Mountain national park wedding

Rocky mountain wedding ceremony

Wedding arch for a Grand Lake, CO wedding

A blush wedding arch

A bride and her dad walking down the aisle

A bride walking down the aisle with her dad

A couple getting married outside

Bridesmaids watching a wedding ceremony

A rocky mountain wedding ceremony

A mountain wedding ceremony

A couple smiling after their wedding

A couple sharing their first kiss as husband and wife

A couple smiling after their mountain wedding

A couple smiling after their Colorado wedding

Now the reception was one of my favorite parts and Christy knocked the design out of the park! Christy designed a long dinner table going down a path in a wooded area at the resort. We added a lush garland down the middle of the table and strung bistro lights above. It was the perfect setting and even though we experienced a little rain – it didn’t keep the guests away from having an amazing time.

A long reception table

Long table setting

Reception table setting

A reception table garland

Reception set for a Colorado wedding

Now let’s revisit the moose drama! About 10 minutes before the ceremony started I received a call on the radio that there was a moose headed straight for the reception site. Just imagine for a moment, a bull moose running through those lights and getting them tangled in his antlers to only thrash around and ruin more decor.

Since I was all the way down at the meadow (ceremony location) and Nicole, Corey, Christy and the rest of the wedding party were by the reception site – Christy grabbed a few of the groomsmen and headed towards the reception site clapping and making loud noises to scare him away. Luckily their risky efforts worked and the moose headed far from the reception site.

Flower table decorations

Bar set for a wedding

Wedding cake and champagne

Colorado wedding reception

Couple sharing their first dance during their Colorado mountain wedding

Bride enjoying her wedding reception

Groom enjoying his wedding reception

Couple roasting smores at their wedding

Couple enjoying the sunset during their rocky mountain wedding

Couple enjoying the sunset during their mountain wedding

Couple enjoying the sunset during their Rocky Mountain wedding

Couple kissing during sunset during their rocky mountain wedding

Bride enjoying sunset during her rocky mountain wedding

Bride and groom kissing at their rocky mountain wedding

Bride during her Rocky Mountain wedding NICOLE’S WORDS ABOUT TEAM STELLALUNA:

“Wow! Brooke traveled all the way to Colorado for our wedding in the Rocky Mountains! She created the most beautiful and unique floral arrangements, boutiques, and boutonnières.

Brooke also was our day of wedding coordinator and made sure everything ran smoothly! She even went to the extent of running in the rain to quickly tarp all of our rentals and chasing off a moose from our reception site!

Brooke handled hiccups without hesitation in a controlled and calm manner. She was so kind and I truly felt how much she cared about making our wedding day the best day of our lives.”

 

Thank you so much Nicole & Corey for trusting me to execute your wedding day. I was so honored to be a part of the day and wish you a long life of happiness together!

If you loved this outdoorsy mountain side wedding then you will love this Long Lake Outdoor Center wedding!

Coordination & Florals: Stellaluna Events | Planner & Designer: Christina Burton Events | Venue: Winding River Resort | Photographer: Catherine Lea Photography | Cake: The Cake Maker | Catering: Sagebrush BBQ | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Stationery: Blu3 Designs | Hair: Bridal Hair by Amy | Makeup: Beauty by Alexandra | Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Linens: Linen Hero | Dress: Bridal & Formal | Bridesmaid Dresses: KF Formal & Birdy Grey | Suits: The Black Tux

 

Brooke DePauw

Brooke is the owner of Stellaluna Events and a top Michigan wedding planner. She is a lover of celebrations by the water, with extensive experience with Lake Michigan and other lakeside weddings. Brooke believes in tossing away the trends and creating fulfilling experiences for her clients and their guests.

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