If you look back through real wedding interviews from mountain brides, weather comes up as a top concern. I mean what if it rains on your wedding day, right. I say, celebrate! The lighting on misty and rainy wedding days is always breathtaking. Always! In addition to the glorious portraits, I know you’ll adore Melissa and Austin’s pretty palette of pastel colors, not to mention the stunning floral work from a family friend. This simple and beautiful mountain weddin at the The Evergreen Lakehouse was artfully captured by Elizabeth Ann Photography.
Melissa + Austin
June 20, 2016
Wedding day weather: Overcast and some rain
Number of guests: 200
Your budget: $10,000
Biggest splurge: Catering
Biggest savings: Bridesmaids dresses
Why did you choose the Mountains for your wedding?
I ‘m from Denver and have always thought the mountains were so beautiful. My husband (Austin) has lived several places in the country but also loves the Rocky Mountains! It was an easy decision to get married there! We both love the mountains so much. We love hiking, climbing, rafting, camping, backpacking and anything outdoors! We even got engaged in top of Mt. Bierdstat!
Wedding day theme:
Theme… Outdoors! Rustic yet elegant. Colors, sage green, navy blue and peach.
Where did you find your inspiration?
I got my inspiration from the colors I loved in the mountains and a lot of help from Pinterest!
How did you choose to personalize your wedding?
Again… Outdoors. We both love being outside so much we felt like the lake house, colors and everything captured us. We also love tacos… So of course we had tacos! And instead of cake we had a cinnamon tower! Yum!
What was your favorite part of the reception?
My favorite part of the reception was sitting in side the big room looking around and seeing so many people who we love and who love us there to support us and having a great time! I’ll never forget it!
What are three things you’re super glad you did?
- Hired Elizabeth Ann as our photographer
- Opted for an outside wedding
- Kept a relaxed atmosphere
Anything you wished you hadn’t worried about?
- The guest list
- Having enough time to visit with all of our guests
- Being stressed out
What was the biggest challenge in planning your mountain wedding and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge was not being in the same state while I planned it. I was in Tampa finishing school, my husband was in Chattanooga starting grad school and my mom was in Denver. So the few months before the wedding were a whirlwind of getting everything finalized! My mom was a huge life saver and help in all of this!
How did you find and choose your vendors?
I found my dress at The Bridal Collection in Centennial Co and they gave me ideas for different vendors and I used all of them and loved all of them! Some were even family friends!
What is your best piece of advice to other mountain brides who are planning their weddings?
Relax! You’ll blink and the day will be over. Stop to take it all in and truly enjoy the whole process! Planning was so much fun and I kinda wish I could plan another one for some one else because I had so much fun! It’s your day! Make it how you’ve always wanted dreamed of!
Evergreen Colorado Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photographer: Elizabeth Ann Photography |Venue: The Evergreen Lakehouse | Floral Designer: Family friend | Wedding planner: Family friend | Catering: Taco Mojo | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos A Banks | Bakery: Kneaders | Second Shooter: Kreatid photography and design | Dress Store: The Bridal Collection | Stationery: Vista print