Quintessential Mountain Colorado Wedding With Beer Details
Colorado’s rolling landscapes and surrounding mountains set the breathtaking scene for Chris and Erik’s rustic wedding. The couple chose the Colorado Mountain Ranch as their venue to showcase the area’s beauty to their out-of-state family.
Following the outdoor wedding ceremony, everyone made their way into the lodge. Indoor picnic benches covered in white linens provided the seating. Chris designed many of the wedding details himself, from invitations to décor. Beer growlers decorated the space, doubling as flower vases and wedding favors. A growler etched with Chris and Erik’s names was filled with lavender and displayed next to the couple’s wedding cake – a white, two-tier cake set on a tree trunk, accented with pinecones, berries and greenery and topped with wooden lollipops burned with the grooms’ initials.
A rustic wooden sign depicting a small mountain range served as the couple’s guest book for attendees to write heartfelt wishes to the newlyweds. Speeches from loved ones did not leave a dry eye in the house at the reception. Chris and Erik simultaneously shared a dance with their mothers which kicked off the dance party that didn’t stop.
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