When we first meet with our clients, we ask if they have any ideas that they want to incorporate in their wedding. Usually they tell us it is a color, a certain kind of music or style of food service. When I asked Kate and Matt this question, they both said BEER! I thought to myself, now there is some real inspiration, I am surprised I haven’t heard that before. We set to work taking a beer theme to a whole new level. We named each table after Kate and Matt’s favorite microbrews—it was a hard job but Matt had to spend the 9 months of planning trying every beer he could to make sure the perfect beers were featured at the wedding. The guests found their seating assignments on a custom made beer wall and each table had an aspen wrapped beer bucket that featured the beer that their table was named after. Guests could help themselves when they sat down and fill their custom beer glasses.
Aside from beer, Kate and Matt really wanted to highlight the natural beauty of Spruce Mountain and we couldn’t agree more. We kept the color palette very neutral and brought in natural items to accent the beautiful venue. The ceremony took place on the mountain side, the rain stopped and the clouds parted right as Kate walked down the aisle to beautiful music from Michael Lancaster. We lined the aisle with dried lavender for a touch of natural color. We used mason jars filled with fluffy white flowers, succulents and seed pods to adorn the chairs lining the aisle. Succulents and lavender floated above the bride and groom in glass orbs. The guests were surprised to see that Michael Lancaster had changed into his bagpiper attire and proceeded to lead all of the guests from the ceremony site to cocktail hour.
Guests enjoyed wonderful appetizers on the Ames patio while Blue Canyon Boys played amazing blue grass music. As guests made their way into the reception, they found their names on a custom made beer wall. A warm amber glow was created with up-lights around the room and bistro lights strung across the ceiling; soft white draping brought an elegant comfort to the room. Long banquet tables added a comfortable feel to the room with burlap runners, aspen tree wrapped beer buckets, and wood boxes filled with white flowers, sage, succulents, and rosemary. Each napkin was rolled and wrapped with a small piece of aspen birch with a stem of rosemary was placed on top. We created something a little special for the head table; not only did we have florals on the table but we created a hanging centerpiece with 100 green garden roses and orbs that held candles, succulents and lavender. Hanging centerpieces are my new favorite way to frame the head table!
Catering by Design kept the comfort coming with an amazing mac and cheese bar, taco bar, donut and ice cream station and late night snacks of s’mores. Guests enjoyed an evening of dancing beneath the beautiful Colorado sky.
Special thank you to Spruce Mountain Ranch for allowing Kate and Matt’s dog Barlow be on the property. He was involved in the ceremony with his handsome rosemary collar and he stayed up all night on the dance floor with guests!
We wish Kate and Matt a lifetime of happiness, laughter and beer! Thank you for letting us be apart of your special day.
Vendor Professional Team:
Venue :: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Catering :: Catering by Design
Photography :: Jason & Gina
Floral :: Statice Floral
Lighting and Decor :: Pink Monkey Solutions
Rentals :: Event Rents
Ceremony Guitar and Bagpipes :: Michael Lancaster
Cocktail Hour Music :: Blue Canyon Boys
Reception DJ :: A Music Plus
Makeup :: Makeup by Janine
Hair :: Hilary Hackney
Planning and Design :: Save the Date Events